"Une fois encore, la prÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â©vention et la pÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â©dagogie montrent leurs limites, leur insuffisance, leur inadÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â©quation. Alors il nous faut dire et redire, prÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â©venir et informer, rester vigilants et ne surtout pas rester indiffÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â©rents." This remark on the website of the Centre lesbien, gai, bi et trans de Paris et Ile de France (http://www.cglparis.org/) encapsulates the paradox which is contemporary LGBT France. On the one hand the State seeks to protect its citizen by means of a new law against homophobia (though not articulated as such but as loi 2004-1486 'portant crÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â©ation de la Haute autoritÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â© de lutte contre les discriminations et pour l'ÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â©galitÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â©'); on the other, attacks against French and other LGBT people continue. The article traces the developments around the new law within the context of press and political commentary from those within and outside the LGBT 'community', and that of homophobic activity. It refers among other events to the 2005 gay marriage in BÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â¨gles and the verbal as well as physical attacks mounted from a variety of positions more generally, seeking to engage with the issue of whether legislation in and of itself is enough to deal with a scourge of society which has been relatively overlooked until recently in France and elsewhere.
|Journal||Les Cahiers du MIMMOC 4|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2007|