Ask A Genius 18 – The Future of LGBTQ+ Rights
Scott Douglas Jacobsen and Rick Rosner
November 5, 2016
Scott: What about the future of LGBTQ+ rights?
Rick: People will grow more accepting in most places, where people are going to hold back for cultural or religious or political reasons. T
he US Red States are a reliable way for conservative politicians to rile up a big chunk of their constituencies and getting them worked up about how the US is skipping off to hold hands with Satan if you let trans people pee in certain bathrooms and such.
On average, even in the US, tolerance is increasing. To the extent that I am attractive at all, I think that I have been attractive to gay guys rather than women. Gay guys have sent me more signals that I’ve been able to understand as receptive than I have perceived getting from women.
So, back in the 80s, there was a trans person who was super attractive. Very much my type except that she’d been born a man, I struggled with wanting to make out with her because I was afraid that the male flesh that I assumed was still between the legs or pretty much knew was between her legs because I knew her during other parts of her life when she was a he, and she went back and forth depending on what she was doing.
Now, thirty years later, I think if I were 26 again and everybody else or everything else was the same. I think I would make out with her and not worry about any junk. That probably doesn’t say much, but things do slowly change in me as well as society.
Scott Douglas Jacobsen
Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing
American Television Writer
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