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L.A. Pride parade morphs into #ResistMarch

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Andrew Jun 13. 2 Replies

Thanks "Equality State"

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Andrew May 8. 10 Replies

We're targeted by the justice system

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 19. 2 Replies

Porn site puts North Carolina legislature to shame

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 29, 2016. 1 Reply

Research on Chest Binding

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Sep 28, 2016. 1 Reply

First nationwide survey of anti LGBT youth violence

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 27, 2016. 1 Reply

Supported Transgender Kids Do Fine

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 20, 2016. 2 Replies

Religious Colleges get federal pass on discrimination

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9, 2016. 3 Replies

Gay Suicide - Art Backfires

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Mar 30, 2016. 6 Replies

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 14, 2017 at 8:08pm

Thanks for the news about Gambia, Daniel. On the home front things reversed fast.

A few weeks ago: President Donald J. Trump is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community.”

Now under Jeff Sessions,

The DOJ announced last week they will no longer challenge the infamous “bathroom bills” blocking transgender students from using the facilities that align with their gender identity.

Slap upside the head for the LGBT community!

Comment by Daniel W on February 3, 2017 at 2:33pm

In England, new HIV infection rates have dripped by about 1/3 since 2015.  Was it a new government health initiative?  No.  It's not certain, but according to NewScientist "One explanation is that the drop is down to people taking medicines that slash their chances of catching HIV, known as pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP.

But these drugs aren’t available on the NHS and generally cost around £400 a month if prescribed privately. So growing numbers of gay men are buying generic versions from online pharmacies in India and elsewhere."   Or it could be other factors, such as better treatment of existing cases and new infections, reducing infectiousness.

Doctors don't like it when patients take matters into their own hands and self prescribe / import their meds, but they don't leave a lot of choices.  Overbearing heath departments don't seem that successful with contact tracing among the stigmatized community (done here, I don't know about UK), and the cost is too high when bought legally.  It's really unfortunate that the government and pharmaceutical companies place a proven preventive medication out of reach, but really great that those who need the medication defy the system and get them anyway.

Comment by Daniel W on February 3, 2017 at 2:01pm

An antigay icon in Africa has been defeated. Gambia's president President Yahya Jammeh was defeated in the recent election. Most of Africa is a hell hole for LGBT people, who demonize, ostracize, and murder us on a regular basis. This is mostly a Christian issue except in North Africa where the Muslims manage murderous bigotry. Gambia is Christian.

"On a continent where politicians regularly mine anti-gay sentiment for votes and support, Jammeh had long been in a class by himself, gay rights activists said. Over 22 years in power, he turned the tiny West African country into one of the region's most hostile environments for sexual minorities."

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"No African leader deployed anti-gay rhetoric with as much relish as Jammeh, who has denounced homosexuality as "anti-god, anti-human and anti-civilization" as well as "an evil and strange social cancer." In 2008, he said gay people had 24 hours to leave the country, vowing to "cut off the head" of any who remained, and in 2015 he warned gay men he would slit their throats."

Who knows what change will come to Gambia, with Jammeh out of the picture now. It doesn't look all that hopeful.  I hope it gets at least a little better.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 31, 2017 at 5:32pm

Great UK news, Daniel!

image source (text mine)

I'm also glad the Denier-in-Chief isn't going to persecute us as much as his ChristoFascist buddies want.

Comment by Daniel W on January 31, 2017 at 2:24pm

Holy moly! This takes me back to a seedy, smoke-filled gay dive on by the railroad tracks in Lafayette, Indiana about 1985.  It was not a good time or place, but this video makes it seem somehow nostalgic.

Reminds me a little of Hank Williams - style country, which I used to love.

Comment by Daniel W on January 31, 2017 at 2:23pm

UK pardons tens of thousands of persecuted gay men.  Posthumously.

Comment by Daniel W on January 31, 2017 at 2:07pm

I think I just got whiplash.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 31, 2017 at 8:29am

This must be pissing off a passel of religionists:

White House: Trump will enforce LGBTQ workplace protections
BY KYLE BALLUCK - 01/31/17

[The Hill]

The White House said early Tuesday that President Trump will continue to enforce an Obama-era executive order protecting the rights of the LGBTQ community in the workplace.

“President Donald J. Trump is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community,” said a statement from his press secretary’s office. “President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights, just as he was throughout the election.”

The administration said Trump is proud to have been the first GOP presidential nominee to mention the LGBTQ community in his acceptance speech, “pledging then to protect the community from violence and oppression.”

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 30, 2017 at 7:13pm

Thanks for posting that, Carl. Clearly the Christo-NAZIs are on the rise. Make American straight again.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 30, 2017 at 5:41pm

If this is true, it's very troubling to say the least.

Rumored Anti-LGBT Executive Order Coming from Trump This Week

 

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