Attitudes to Homosexuality

I am just watching an episode of Harrow, a well made Aussie production. (Series 1, episode 8)

There is a string theme going through the series but what I want to talk about is this.

A young rower was found dead by the river and it was thought that he had just slipped. But forensic analysis proved that he did not die there but elsewhere.

Where he actually died was outside a house. Two boys left after a party, one openly gay and another who had not come out, left together. They engaged in oral sex but then the father came home and caught them; the one who had not come out was his son.

He was so disgusted that he pushed the openly gay boy so much that he tripped and fell, hitting his head on a sharp object. He could have been saved but his disgusted father held his son back and let him die.

They then moved the body to the rowing club and staged the “accident”.

I can imagine that given my father’s archaic views, if Verity was badly hurt and he had found out that she was a sapphist, I can imagine that he would let her die so as to not have any shame on the family and especially on himself.

After all, he was happy to let me go to prison for a crime I never committed.

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