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That includes parking rules or the way playgrounds are used.
Public sex being part of the bylaws makes sense; but on the flip side, because we live in a homophobic society, the way that law is being enforced means that it will be targeting some people more than others.
People should be able to form their own opinions on the matter.
That being said, I would challenge people to consider the role homophobia and sexism plays in their opinions on cruising.
I don’t know of an example where there’s a designated public sex area.
Are the Vondelpark bylaws something you’d like to see in other countries, such as the US and Canada?
For example, in Toronto, flying a kite too close to a utility pole is against a bylaw, and so is having cars on recreational trails, but when you look at the way those bylaws are enforced, we can see there’s a disproportionate emphasis to anything involving sexuality, especially as it relates to gay people. In general, this issue is not something that comes up until there’s a significant enforcement action or a problem that arises around it.
If you think of heterosexuals having sex in parks, there’s a very different imagery that goes with that.In a co-written article for Spacing, a Canadian magazine about urban spaces, Roberton, who is especially interested in LGBTQ issues in urban planning, argued that public sex doesn’t represent a public safety issue and communities overreact to its presence.