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Boston. Always wanted to visit, now more than ever. Way to go Mayor Menino!
SB, I really don't know much more about them, but I will tell Cindy what you said about the preacher. Really trying to help her out with this with info. Thanks.
Steph, thanks, but this is no big thing. Just want to help her with resources for this incident, and future ones that I know will arise.
Tony I hope you are able to help them out. It's really nice what you are doing for them.
Hey SB, have to be somewhat circumspect, but a client of hers (teenager) had an incident where he came out to his parents due to a bullying incident, and his parents were very upset, confused, and bewildered. They were asking her about sites for them to visit, groups to check out, other parents to contact. Even in their confusion, she told me they wanted to support their son. Now, this is a smaller town we live in, and as far as I know, no groups here or anywhere except Dallas. She is trying to find resources for these people and others when it comes up again, and it will. She talks to me about things like this and others things, also. She knows my feelings on matters like this. She gets no support or help from other social workers here with stuff like this. What I'm trying to help her with is just general info, how to make contact on the internet to sites, groups, etc. Anything will help, and she can build a data base, hopefully, for the future. That is all really. Hope I'm making sense, my friend. Not looking for news sites per se, but sites for support of the family and individuals, if you know what I mean. Appreciate it. I've been trying to find stuff myself, and finding it hard slogging. But, will keep at it. Thanks again. Any help will be appreciated.
Hey there Tony!
Hey guys. One of the case managers at the hospital I work at needs some help. She needs resources. As in web sites she can direct people to for LGBTQI help. I am totally inadequete at what I know. I told her about the PFLAG site, and GLADD site, but I don't know much else beyond that. So, my friends, if you could please send some info, I will make sure she gets it to help her clients and families. Thanks in advance, Tony. Be well.
It's absolutely no surprise that neo-conservative groups from the US are behind anti-gay lobbying in Europe. The same thing has been going on in Uganda for years. The Box Turtle Bulletin blog (www.boxturtlebulletin.com) has meticulously documented the hateful actions and influence US christian evangelicals have had on African countries, especially in Uganda. A very lethal combination of African superstitious belief and evangelical christianity has resulted in a literal death sentence for the LGBT community. Blogger Jim Burroway from Box Turtle Bulletin should definitely be worthy of a nomination for some kind of journalistic award for his tireless documentation of the horrible situation in Africa.
Anti-gay lobby in Brussels linked to US neocons http://euobserver.com/890/116769 BRUSSELS - Lobbyists in the EU capital opposing gay rights are in close contact with US neo-conservative organisations, raising questions about where their money comes from. The lobbyists themselves deny any funding comes from overseas. One such lobby group is European Dignity Watch, founded in 2010, advocating "life, the family and fundamental freedoms." According to the EU transparency register, it has an annual budget of €80,816 - all in the form of anonymous donations. It rallies against abortion, euthanasia, but most ardently against gay rights. It accuses the European Parliament of pressuring member states into legalising same-sex marriage, and the European Commission of bias for hosting a pro-gay photo exhibition. Its website provides no contact details. It lists four board members, one of whom - Sophia Kuby - is accredited for access to the European Parliament. A fifth member, Italian constitutional judge Marta Cartabia, is only mentioned in the organisation's official records. Its president, Jorge Soley, is a well-known figure within the European Christian-conservative movement. He is the founder of the Fundacion Burke in Spain, a conservative think-tank, and one of four board members of the Center for European Renewal, based in The Hague. That organisation, according to the country’s official register, is a pan-European "support fund" whose activities include "the acquisition and provision of funds" and whose goal is "the promotion of Western civilisation." Also on the organisation's board - its treasurer - is Mark Henrie, senior vice-president of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), a US multi-million-dollar neo-conservative wealth fund. The ISI, for its part, has close links and until recently shared a board member with the Heritage Foundation, the country's largest and most influential neo-conservative think-tank, whose logo has a prominent place on the website of the Fundacion Burke. It has led MEPs and LGBT-activists to believe that American money is fuelling the anti-gay lobby in Brussels.
Gay rights is EU entry criterion, Brussels says http://euobserver.com/890/116963
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