65. What do Buddhists Think about Those who are LGBTQI?
Sal Campbell [+]
Birkbeck College, University of London
Sal Campbell is an academic writing specialist at Birkbeck College, University of London. As a nonbinary queer Buddhist, they are concerned with understanding sexuality and gender in the context of Buddhist ethics and practice.
Overall, Buddhism is not centrally concerned with control of non-normative sexuality or gender identity, and primarily focuses on the mitigation of sexual desire in general, in order to help practicing Buddhists avoid distraction.