Jeremy Corbyn under fire for saying people 'choose to be gay'
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« on: February 02, 2017, 08:53:30 pm »

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been criticised after he said people ‘choose’ to be gay and lesbian.
Speaking at the start of LGBT history month, Mr Corbyn gave a speech in solidarity with people, whatever their sexuality.

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However, the wording he used has raised questions.
‘We’re with you, we’re in solidarity with you,’ he said. ‘Your triumphs are our triumphs.
‘Our defence of you is a defence of all of humanity and the right of people to practise the life they want to practise, rather than be criminalised, brutalised and murdered, simply because they chose to be gay, they chose to be lesbian, they were LGBT in any form.’
His comments are made at the end of this video by Pink News, who shot it on Facebook Live last night.
 
Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn talking about how people 'chose to be gay'.
Erm, we didn't choose to be gay, we were born this way. https://t.co/9P9JTjyBwQ
— Michael 😄👌🏼 (@Taylor_Mikey_) February 2, 2017
Video of the speech on Twitter caused an immediate stir, with Conservative councillor Paul Church describing the comments as ‘retrogressive and offensive’, saying: ‘LGBT+ people do not ‘choose’ who they are.’
One commenter responded: ‘Well intentioned but complete FAIL’ while another said: ‘I think we need a new type of left-wing politics…led by Gen-Ys.’


Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2017/02/02/jeremy-corbyn-under-fire-for-saying-people-choose-to-be-gay-6423405/#ixzz4XYkYAcc8
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2017, 03:51:28 pm »

What a dick, but then again, what do I know, I'm not british
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2017, 08:14:48 pm »

I used to laugh at the pathetic state of the opposition in the UK.It's no laughing matter these days..it's simply doesn't actually exist.The thought of Corbyn pumping that Frank Bruno in drag thing(Dianne Abbot)by 'CHOICE' speaks volumes about his lack of knowledge on gay people.
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2017, 10:45:07 pm »

Logically speaking, he does make a valid point. I mean, even gay people can 'choose to be straight', right? Let's just have a positive mind, and comprehend his words as 'choosing the wrong words' while trying to say "Choose to be the way they truly are".

With that said, it also makes sense that Corbyn 'choose to be a man', right? After all, anyone has the freedom to change gender.
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2017, 06:11:43 am »

Mr Corbyn's choice of words was unfortunate, and he subsequently apologised for using the word 'choose.' It seems a bit petty, however, to pick out this one inopportune phrase in a whole frickin speech dedicated to expressing solidarity with the rights of LGBT people. In fact, it seems perverse. You'd almost think that people on Jeremy Corbyn's own side were trying to undermine him by any means possible, or something.

Moreover, I wonder if the LGBT movement is really this hyper-sensitive. Are we really so up our own collective arse that we throw a fit every time somebody uses the word 'choose' or 'choice' in conjunction with sexuality? Even when that person has laboured for decades alongside LGBT people? I can only imagine what these mental midgets would do if anyone dared to suggest that sexualities might be socially-constructed roles. Maybe some of us need to get over ourselves just a little bit.
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