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Does Obama's gay advocacy exclude trans

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 27. 5 Replies

Betty Bowers on PRIDE

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Daniel W Jun 5. 1 Reply

Gay christians.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Gerald Payne May 13. 2 Replies

Boycotting Indiana

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 12. 12 Replies

Per Right Wing Watch, The Nuts Are Really Coming after the Fruits

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Discrimination by nontheists?

Started by Jacob Dreiling. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Mar 27. 15 Replies

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Comment by Daniel W on April 9, 2012 at 9:14pm

Richard,

I don't know anyone who fits your bill, but Leonard Matlovich was one of my heros growing up.  He's dead now.

Comment by Richard ∑wald on April 9, 2012 at 8:31pm

This is important: From Justin Griffith's blog:

A trusted journalist asked me if I could put him in touch with any victims of discrimination from a specific era. Frankly, I’m not able to help!

"I’d love to connect with someone who received a “dishonorable” or “undesirable” discharge from the military for being gay. This was the standard procedure before the DADT policy was implemented — so ideally we’re looking for an openly gay WWII or Vietnam vet. Family members of the vet could also work.

Any ideas? Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated!"

I know this guy has something up his sleeve that may actually result in real world change. It’s worth a shot, anyway. Please, if anybody knows a victim of this social injustice – please contact Justin Griffth.

Link to blog

Comment by Daniel W on April 8, 2012 at 11:44am

Carl,

Interesting article.  Even though this is what we already thought, it's important to have actual data instead of just our instincts.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 8, 2012 at 9:55am

Study:  Some Homophobia is Self-phobia

It's often said that individuals who are homophobic or outwardly hostile toward gays are most likely conflicted and grappling with their own sexual orientation.  I'm not sure if that assumption has been based on any past scientific studies, but now there is a recent study, about to be published, which apparently proves this notion.  Also interesting is the added element of growing up in a household with "authoritarian parents" as opposed to "supportive and accepting parents." 

http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/Lifestyle/healthfitness/2012/04/07/196048...

Comment by Daniel W on April 8, 2012 at 9:21am

Visions of "queer christ", crucified

 

Gay Jesus is Risen

To me, talking about Jesus being gay is like discussing whether a character on Star Trek or Battlestar Gallactica was gay. Neither of those being especially inclusive either. But each to their own.

Comment by Daniel W on April 7, 2012 at 2:13pm

Dallas, thanks for posting on Bülent Ersoy.  I left off my bucket list, to (re)learn at least enough conversational Turkish to get by, and travel throughout Anatolia.  The challenge is if I can't get myself going on Spanish, I sure can't with Turkish.  I was there for about 2/3 of my military enlistment, ah youth.  Even when there, I communicated more in German than Turkish, because of my own limitations.  Use it or lose it....  I lost it.  There is more history there than anyone can soak in, including ancient humanity, christian history, roman history, and the story of the centuries-spanning Ottoman empire.  As for LGBT life in Turkey - a mixed bag, to say the least.  They don't have death penalty for us there like Arab countries and Iran, but it's not all that super gay friendly, either.

Comment by Daniel W on April 7, 2012 at 9:46am

Jin Xing, China's dancer, choreographer, TV personality, a trans woman who has made her mark on China.

 

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Comment by David Philip Norris on April 5, 2012 at 3:58pm

http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne+News/Asia/Story/A1Story20120203...

Here's an article that actually speaks directly to that!

Comment by Daniel W on April 5, 2012 at 3:48pm

Regardless of where it comes from, it's cute.  So that would be a "Sinosexual".  I am aware of the gay lingo but will stay out of it.  I don't think China has the so called Judeo-Christian baggage about sexuality and marriage.  A lot of Chinese men have women on the side and their wives accept is as par for the course, and are practical about staying married.  It's sexist since I don't think it works the other way around.  Long tradition of the landlord class and royalty with polygamous marriages, although the cultural revolution supposedly ended that.  Gay mostly seems to be an issue of grandchildren needed, better to marry and have a boyfriend at same time.  Admittedly my exposure is limited. 

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...

 

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