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Discussion Topic

Lesbian. Gay, Bisexual & Transgender

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“The reality is that the world of people is not a safe place to be. The idea that all can exist together in some kind of harmony is an utterly preposterous suggestion, the safer it can be made therefore makes appeal to what is human nature at its heart and this, put in to practice wherever and however.”
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“I agree with what you said; the appeals to reifications – delusions that the human mind is very adept at, rather than become extinct which they ought, have become more of a burden now that people are closer together. Those who live in these appeals won’t agree, because they think their fantasies are reality, but the resulting psycho-pathology is indisputable.”

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“If people are prepared to accept that our presentation; that through the female comes the beautification of life, then and because of the way they are, will feel our presentation apostate to their own nature and as a consequence, will fight against it to their last breath. It will make no difference.”
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“To offer tolerance to those intolerant – those seeped in bigotry and hatred is alien to our British way of life, and so it will remain.”

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BenedictPhotograph : Copyright (@) 2017. Courtesy of Sixxtopia

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Notes for this Discussion – pdf

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External Reference Material :

Document One : LGBT

Document Two : On-line dating

Document Three : Me, My Spouse – Global Report

Document Four : Social Networking

Document Five : A History of Bi Sexuality

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ADDENDUM (I)

W. Somerset Maugham. Secret Intelligence Service

Although homosexual, Somerset Maugham entered into a relationship with Syrie Wellcome, the wife of Henry Wellcome, the American-born English pharmaceutical magnate. They had a daughter named Mary Elizabeth Maugham, (1915–1998). Henry Wellcome sued his wife for divorce, naming Maugham as co-respondent.

The marriage was unhappy, and the couple separated. Maugham thereafter lived with his partner Gerald Haxton, until Haxton’s death in 1944, after which he lived with Alan Searle, until his death in 1965.

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Somerset Maugham was eager to assist the war effort. As he was unable to return to his prior unit, Syrie arranged for him to be introduced to a high-ranking intelligence officer known as “R;” he was recruited by John Wallinger. In September 1915, Maugham began work in Switzerland, as one of the network of British agents who operated against the Berlin Committee, whose members included Virendranath Chattopadhyay, an Indian revolutionary trying to resist colonial Britain’s rule of India. Maugham lived in Switzerland as a writer.

In 1916, Maugham traveled to the Pacific to research his novel The Moon and Sixpence, based on the life of Paul Gauguin. This was the first of his journeys through the late-Imperial world of the 1920s and 1930s which inspired his novels. He became known as a writer who portrayed the last days of colonialism in India, Southeast Asia, China and the Pacific, although the books on which this reputation rests represent only a fraction of his output. On this and all subsequent journeys, he was accompanied by Haxton, whom he regarded as indispensable to his success as a writer. Maugham was painfully shy, and Haxton the extrovert gathered human material which the author converted to fiction.

In June 1917, Maugham was asked by Sir William Wiseman, an officer of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), to undertake a special mission in Russia. It was part of an attempt to keep the Provisional Government in power and Russia in the war by countering German pacifist propaganda. Two and a half months later, the Bolsheviks took control. Maugham subsequently said that if he had been able to get there six months earlier, he might have succeeded. Quiet and observant, Maugham had a good temperament for intelligence work; he believed he had inherited from his lawyer father a gift for cool judgement and the ability to be undeceived by facile appearances.

Maugham used his spying experiences as the basis for Ashenden: Or the British Agent, a collection of short stories about a gentlemanly, sophisticated, aloof spy. This character is considered to have influenced Ian Fleming’s later series of James Bond novels. In 1922, Maugham dedicated his book On A Chinese Screen to Syrie. This was a collection of 58 ultra-short story sketches, which he had written during his 1920 travels through China and Hong Kong, intending to expand the sketches later as a book.

For a public man of Maugham’s generation, being openly gay was impossible. Whether his own orientation disgusted him (as it did many at a time when homosexuality was widely considered a moral failing, as well as illegal) or whether he was trying to disguise his leanings, Maugham wrote disparagingly of the gay artist. In Don Fernando, a non-fiction book about his years living in Spain, Maugham pondered a (perhaps fanciful) suggestion that the painter El Greco was homosexual:

“It cannot be denied that the homosexual has a narrower outlook on the world than the normal man. In certain respects the natural responses of the species are denied to him. Some at least of the broad and typical human emotions he can never experience. However subtly he sees life he cannot see it whole … I cannot now help asking myself whether what I see in El Greco’s work of tortured fantasy and sinister strangeness is not due to such a sexual abnormality as this.”

But Maugham’s homosexuality or bisexuality is believed to have shaped his fiction in two ways. Since he tended to see attractive women as sexual rivals, he often gave his women characters sexual needs and appetites, in a way quite unusual for authors of his time. Liza of Lambeth, Cakes and Ale, The Painted Veil, Neil MacAdam and The Razor’s Edge all featured women determined to feed their strong sexual appetites, heedless of the result. As Maugham’s sexual appetites were then officially disapproved of, or criminal, in nearly all of the countries in which he traveled, the author was unusually tolerant of the vices of others. 

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GCHQ : Coming Out and Proud – A Major UK. LGBT Employer

HM. General Communications Headquarters. UK. The Centre for Her Majesty’s Government Signal Intelligence Activity.

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MI5 The Security Service. Top LGBT Employer

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ADDENDUM (II)

The author, Ian Fleming and his character; James Bond

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ADDENDUM (III)

Anthony Blunt (1907-1983) was recruited by Soviet Intelligence (NKVD) while at Cambridge and one of the notorious Cambridge Five. A homosexual, while an undergraduate he was a member of an intellectual secret society, the Cambridge Apostles (founded in 1820) a discussion group with members such as Lytton Strachey, GE Moore and Rupert Brooke). In 1940 he began working for British Intelligence (MI5) and in 1960 confessed to a spying career that had lasted for at least 15 years and granted immunity from prosecution. An art historian of highest repute, he was surveyor of the paintings of King George VI and later, of Queen Elizabeth II.
It is not to ponder how anyone of the past might view the current era, but a particular person in a specific vocation. In considering the ideological allegiance, in his case to communism, one can see this transported into the present, but not so much the activity of spying per se., which has become altogether dependent upon current era technology.There is something particular regarding the nature of the Old School’s ways that now isn’t apparent. There is the absolute requirement for the computer to command and control information and in this, presenting a vastly different human activity bound with it. If spies such as Anthony Blunt who were active during the post war era could view the present, how would they feel about what they see? (C-V)

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ADDENDUM (IV)

10 02 2017

WWII. Enigma Code Breaker – Alan Turing

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bletchley-park-in-hertfordshireBletchley Park

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Turing’s Law sees posthumous pardons for gay men convicted of abolished offenses

Parliament will grant posthumous pardons to tens of thousands of men convicted of now abolished anti-gay offenses who have passed away, in what has been dubbed ‘Turing’s Law.’

Since Alan Turing was granted a royal pardon in 2013, nearly 60 years after his death, campaigners have been calling for exoneration to be extended to the estimated 49,000 people convicted of homosexual acts before homosexuality was decriminalized in 1967.

PM. Theresa May has given her full backing to the Bill, which will see the changes implemented through an amendment to the Policing and Crime Bill.

Turing lost his job with the secret service and was forced to undergo chemical castration following a conviction for gross indecency in 1952. Two years later, the computing genius died from cyanide poisoning in an apparent suicide.

“It is hugely important that we pardon people convicted of historical sexual offenses who would be innocent of any crime today. Justice Minister Sam Gyimah

“Through pardons and the existing disregard process we will meet our manifesto commitment to put right these wrongs.”

The 14,000 still living individuals who were convicted of homosexual crimes can currently apply to the Home Office to have their names cleared through a “disregard” process.

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ADDENDUM V

“Islamic Jihadists, as the Christian right, are religious heretics. They have far more in common with each other than they do with co-believers. They each sanctify violence. They see evil as embodied in other races which they must exterminate. They believe any action brings them closer to paradise on earth, no matter how cruel or barbaric, it is justified. They have been vomited up from the wreckage of predatory global capitalism and empire and which has cast millions of the young adrift. They find in their fundamentalist beliefs sanctification of their rage and victim-hood. Becoming a Christian warrior, a Jihadist, a champion of an absolute and pure ideal, is an intoxicating conversion that lifts believers out of profound despair. These converts create a viral universe, divided between good and evil. They believe they are anointed to change history by destroying the power structure around them. They embrace hyper-masculine violence as a cleansing agent for the world’s contaminants, including those people who belong to other belief systems, races and cultures. They are, our new Fascists.”

Chris Hedges, discussion with Hamza Yusuf. 10/2016

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