Earlier this month, the Government released a 75-point LGBT action plan in response to a survey of 108,000 ‘members of the LGBT community’.
It cost the taxpayer £4.5 million, and on the same day, the Government Equalities Office began a consultation on making it easier for transgender people to alter their birth certificates.
The LGBT action plan includes a commitment to ‘improving diversity in educational institutions’.
Does this mean recruiting more homosexual teachers in primary schools, for example?
The headline-grabbing proposal within the report is to ban so-called ‘gay conversion therapies’.
Despite only 2% of those surveyed having undergone such therapy, the Prime Minister was prompted to trot out a tedious and vacuous liberal mantra: ‘Nobody should ever have to hide who they are’.
There is a consensus in politics and the media that sexual orientation is an immutable characteristic, and thus attempting to ‘treat’ same-sex attraction would be ineffective and unnecessary, and, of course, homophobic.
And although no-one here is advocating conversion therapy for homosexuals, the logical extension of this liberal consensus is that all sexual attraction is natural and cannot be changed; therefore, predatory men and women who are attracted to children should not be treated, because they shouldn’t have to ‘hide who they are’.
This is a dangerous and ridiculous idea, but it has had some notable adherents.
The leading homosexual and ‘human rights’ campaigner Peter Tatchell was a contributor to a book called Betrayal of Youth, which was edited and written by proponents of paedophilia, and Tatchell campaigned to lower the age of consent.
He has also been quoted in The Guardian newspaper as saying ‘not all sex with children is harmful’, and he espoused the ‘positive nature’ of child-adult sexual relationships.
Predictably, as a former militant Labour Party and current Green Party member, he is also an advocate of accepting more migrants who claim they are fleeing persecution because they are gay.
Bullying and abuse are very real problems in our society, but the small and vociferous gay activist community doesn’t have a monopoly on suffering.
These days though, the political establishment views everything through the prism of LGBT rights, which casts a dark rainbow shadow over all of us.
The British National Party offers real daylight in our troubled times.