In the Dark

Mortal Coils

Boy Erased
Produced and distributed by Focus Features 
Written and directed by Joel Edgerton
from a memoir by Garrard Conley 

The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Produced by Beachside Films 
Written and directed by Desiree Akhavan
from a novel by Emily Danforth 
Distributed by FilmRise 

Private Life
Produced and distributed by Netflix 
Written and directed by Tamara Jenkins 

Homosexuals make up two-to-four percent of the population, yet many assume their number is higher, much higher: 23 percent, according to a 2015 Gallup poll.

It’s easy to understand why.  Homosexual activists and their sympathizers have been tireless in trumpeting their cause.  What’s more, they do so very loudly while shutting down anyone who demurs from their agenda.  Their noise is such that people assume their numbers must be legion.  Dare suggest the gay lifestyle isn’t so happily numerous, and you’re instantly labeled a homophobe.

Not long ago, homophobia, as it’s called, encouraged jokes at the expense of homosexuals.  It was so common that few remarked on it.  Some of my gay friends were past masters at ridiculing their own inclinations and did so with far sharper, infinitely more inventive language...

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