Guideline about LGBT at my workplace #1785

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May 9, 2018 21:19 feeling(s) thought(s) fact
Recently, the committee for making a guideline about LGBT was set at my workplace. I am wondering why they are now making a guideline about LGBT.

In Edo era, I heard that a book titled "Koushoku-Ichidai-Otoko" by Saikaku Ihara became a best seller, and it looked Japanese people at the time were open to people now called LGBT.

Also, in Ancient Greece, it seemed to be common for male people to love boys. As you know, Philosopher Plato (428/427 - 424/423 BC) wrote it in his books such as "Symposium", "Phaedrus."

I haven't researched yet but I think people called "homophobia" or something like that increased around when people didn't identify the HIV causing AIDS. Now that we know how AIDS would infect, and how we can prevent it, we don't have to be afraid of it, right?

Personally, I am concerning that making such guideline might cause a possibility to foster contrarily discrimination and/or prejudice to LGBT.

What do you think about that?