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Nontheist lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people & friends.

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Comment by David Philip Norris on April 5, 2012 at 2:50pm

Well, considering that Asian culture typically favors male children, and that the current crop of males are entering adolescence...

Comment by David Philip Norris on April 5, 2012 at 2:21pm

I feel like this is either one of those "Find the error" puzzles, or it's something that was badly translated from some other language to English (e.g., Japanese).

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 5, 2012 at 2:01pm

Hey, hey, hey! I'm offended by this. Where is the box for Irish-Americans huh?  Idjuts.

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 5, 2012 at 7:08am

LOL!!! Thanks, Dallas. What a riot. I really needed a good laugh. Great.

Comment by Sandi on April 2, 2012 at 10:41am

Lol, I just found this and love it! - and not just because I support gay rights, as we get older we all need all the 'support' we can get.

Comment by Sandi on April 2, 2012 at 6:27am

Dumbest Things Ever Said About Gay People:

hold on to your hats guys.... there are some doozies here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/01/april-fools-day-2012-dumb_...

Comment by Tony Carroll on March 31, 2012 at 9:34pm

Yeah, I'm a sucker for a wedding, too. Here's wishing all my best for these two beautiful people and their future together. Mazel tov.

Comment by Tony Carroll on March 30, 2012 at 10:55pm

SB, went to Queerty, found subject. Well, enough said about that. But did you see the link to huff-po by the father whose 7 y.o. son told him he was gay? What unconditional love this man has for his son. I was moved by the love he has for him. Amazing.

Comment by annet on March 30, 2012 at 10:48pm

Interesting:


Meet the Transgender Indonesian Nanny Who Took Care of Young Barack Obama
Meet Evie, Obama's former nanny, who was born a man but identifies as a woman. She has had a difficult time because life in Indonesia for trangender people can be very complicated.............

Comment by Dominic Florio on March 27, 2012 at 1:35pm

I just was forced to take early retirement from the Florida school system.  I can tell you that not only are faggot and queer used as insults continuously, little is done about those insults.  Where as nigger would never be tolerated, anti-gay slurs are often ignored.  The word gay is often used to mean lame, and I have heard it used by teachers and campus police, thinking that it will make them cool with the kids.

I'm there to prepare students for work and the community.  I never allowed anyone to call me "Dog" and I would correct street language.  To assume that minority or low income kids cannot learn that school language is different from street language (you don't talk to Granny the same way you speak with your friends) is insulting.

Just as making the point, that no matter how you personally feel about gay people or black people, and so on, we conduct ourselves in a professional manner while in the school setting.  I insisted on this, even with elementary level, and while working with cognitively impaired youth.

While I believe that many young adults move towards a live and let live policy, there is an understanding that we do not use hurtful language in polite society in regards to race, but it is ok when talking about sexual orientation.

Even in schools with a non-discrimination policy, gay people often hide their sexuality and are reluctant to correct anti-gay language, fearing that they themselves will be found out or accused of being gay. 

This would undermine their authority, at least they believe that to be the case, as a teacher.  And in some cases it may be true, since the system itself is not consistent in protecting kids from anti-gay bullying.  An openly gay teacher may fall victim to parents with prejudices, as well as not receiving support from the school system, when his/her authority is challenged.

Students are free to both verbally and physically assault teachers, with often a slap on the wrist, or no consequences at all.  Students will openly threaten teachers, that they will report them for sexual abuse.

Then the system dares to tell us that we have to understand their culture.  This is what I understand.  If I do not do my job properly, and one of my former students walks into an office looking for a job and says, "Hey Dog" and then proceeds to refer to everything he finds negative, as gay, then i know he has little chance of getting that job, and I have failed both him and myself.

 

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