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A TED talk on gay around the world.
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Specter Of Violence Could Overshadow Otherwise LGBT-Welcoming Olympics
Conservatives Complain DNC’s All-Gender Restroom Is ‘Confusing,’ ‘Bizarre,’ And ‘Very Disturbing’
Here’s Proof That Policing Trans People In Bathrooms Isn’t Actually About Women’s Privacy
North Carolina Governor Attacks NBA For Pulling 2017 All-Star Game
Gay RNC Delegate Sounds Off On Anti-LGBT Party Platform
Also, Daniel, thugs seem to have a sense of entitlement. That word stood out for me when I was teaching in a Displace Homemakers program. Many of the women were leaving abusive marriages and needed to learn how to be self-sufficient. They had a sense of owing the world their services and had to fight against the social stigma of "feeding at the trough". Furthermore, many women believe the lie that suffering is living a life in imitation of the crucified christ and were blessed when they were beaten. Most of these women felt shame for being needy and not able to take care of themselves. They took on the accusations of getting services from the government through entitlement programs. Some women worked hard, maintained lovely homes, followed wherever their husbands took them.
My job was to help them identify their "functional" skills, i.e. budgeting, planning, organizing, transporting, fixing things, etc. and then transfer those skills to a resume to apply for jobs. Another of my jobs was to identify the ways they contributed to a family, the community, and society as a whole. This attitude change was a tough nut to crack. They needed to recognize that they did not owe the world their lives nor did the world owe them a living. They had to think of themselves as contributors to society and become self-sufficient, that they were participants in life.
Too often, we would see a politician get up on his high horse and blame women for being dependent, when, in fact, many women suffered under the weight of being trained to be dependent. It is the ignorant politician or anyone who takes from others and insists others serve them that have an entitlement belief. How they would howl when I challenged politicians or abusive husbands about their feeding trough or their entitlement program. Let's get real, folks.
The hate-mongers, bullies, thugs and brutes of the world need some education.
Utah is trying to pull a "fast one."
Following the disingenuous statements by LDS Church officials last week – ostensibly supporting anti discrimination measures for members of the LGBT community in housing and employment – the focus has been effectively diverted and short-stopped. And is being held hostage by the Mormon Legislature’s focus on proposed legislation, ostensibly needed to “Protect Religious Freedoms,” called for by The LDS Church as well.
Draper Republican LaVar Christensen’s proposed legislation fails to even address LGBT issues directly. Rather, he feels any concerns are adequately covered by the hate crimes law – passed 9 years ago – that says all Utah citizens should be free from discrimination in housing and employment. But if that were only the case, wouldn’t you think he’d also recognize that everyone’s ‘religious freedoms’ have been adequately protected – under the United States Constitution – for the last 240 years?
The elephant in the room? LaVar Christensen was the original author of Utah’s failed Proposition III – since thrown under the bus by the Federal Courts – that specifically denied same sex marriage in Utah.
Sour grapes? Plan B is a transparent attempt to enact Jim Crow-type laws, that would allow ongoing discrimination, by Mormon Church members, against those of the LGBT community. This time, under the guise of Personal Religious Conviction.
Let me just point to a few of the problems, with this truck-load of pious deceit.
Click on the above link for the entire article.
Oregon to have the USA's first openly bisexual governor. This follows scandals related to current governor Democrat John Kitzhaber's heterosexual relationship, something about his fiance's influence peddling or some such almost-Republischer behavior. I don't know, I quit paying attention to Portland and Oregon politics when the place went hipster, grieving the formerly grungy pre-yuppy brewery district.
Sorry, I digress. Anyway, Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown is openly bisexual, has a good record, and is a promising likely new Governor for the state of Oregon.
The last high level openly LGBT person in Oregon was Portland Mayor Sam Brown, who had a sex scandal with underage Intern Beau Breedlove, although the underage part was supposedly just 2 fairly chaste sounding kisses on the lips, and there was no sex until after Breedlove's 18th birthday. Adam's career seems to have gone down the toilet, so we need for Brown to behave so we don't keep getting politicians who tarnish our reputation. I don't know what's happened to Breedlove, or if that's even his real name.
With same-sex marriage coming to Alabama, local news is on the lookout. Sort of. And you never know about squirrels.
Pat, I'm getting to the point where majority voters like those in Alabama and Kansas frighten me. Their willful ignorance is appalling/
Bertold, your second point is painfully true. Same thing with Chief Justice Moore of Alabama. He was thrown off the bench and the rubes put him back on there. Voters of the likes who are in Alabama and Kansas - think American Taliban.
@ Pat - Hey, you're being way too harsh and critical about poor Sam, for two reasons. First of all, you can't blame him, it was simply good promotion for his campaign, because he IS a double donged dildo.
(Love the alliteration. You could even say he's a dumber than dogshit dorkass double donged dildo.)
And secondly, wherein does the real problem lie? He not only got elected, he got RE-elected. As long as there are supporters for his ilk along with the Osteen/Craig contingency, can you blame an unprincipled opportunistic scumbag for turning over a not-so-honest buck by running the cons they do?
He elaborated on that very idea in his column today, linked below.
Thanks Bertold. I like the comment about the governor of a state selling butt plugs named Brownback.
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