Monday, June 29, 2009

Thought for the Day: Richard Isay on Creative Energy for All Suppressed by Homophobia

Our society does not desire to see gay men in stable, responsible, mutually gratifying relationships. Such relationships are still too threatening to the sense of masculinity of men in most segments of Western culture. When the time comes that such relationships are fostered between gay men, when homosexual men and women alike will no longer have to expend so much energy and time in hiding and disguising themselves and finding secret ways to express their love and sexuality, there will be release of creative energy that will benefit all society.

Richard A. Isay, Being Homosexual: Gay Men and Their Development (NY: Avon/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1989), p. 133.