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First nationwide survey of anti LGBT youth violence

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Saturday. 1 Reply

Supported Transgender Kids Do Fine

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

Religious Colleges get federal pass on discrimination

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

Gay Suicide - Art Backfires

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Caitlyn Jenner loves Ted Cruz

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Susan Stanko Mar 7. 15 Replies

Mean Sally says, "Go kill yourself!"

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Way of the Mister: Murder the Gays!!! (Brian Dalton)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 18, 2015. 16 Replies

Gender Identity and Sustainability

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Comment by Susan Stanko on July 17, 2013 at 1:03pm

Glad that it was useful.  I mainly posted it because some of those arguments are similar to what gays have to deal with.

Comment by Daniel W on July 17, 2013 at 10:47am

from the website 76crimes.com statement from US department of state deploring the murder of Camaroonian LGBT activist Eric Ohena Lembembe.

Per HuffPost he was tortured and murdered.

from thie HuffPost article, "...the most high-profile African gay rights activist to be killed since 2011, a year that saw the deaths of Uganda's David Kato and South African lesbian activist Noxolo Nogwaza."

I could not locate a public domain pic, so here is google image album of Lembembe.

From what I can see, he was courageous and passionate.  The world is better for his having been here, and less for his having been murdered.

Comment by Daniel W on July 17, 2013 at 10:37am

Susan,thank you for posting the link.  It prompted me to explore web topics and videos regarding interpersonal challenges that are faced by people who happen to be asexual.

Comment by Susan Stanko on July 16, 2013 at 9:36pm

Couldn't embed this but, that this would interest some people here.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncoHJo5128Q&feature=share&li...

Comment by Daniel W on July 16, 2013 at 9:32pm

Gay activist beaten to death in Camaroon.

Much of Africa is a hellhole for LGBT people.  Makes me feel so bad.

Comment by Daniel W on July 16, 2013 at 9:19pm

UK headed down the path to marriage equality.  It's going to be a long slog, possibly a year while they work some issues, like will humanists be allowed to perform marriages.  Church of England, which was started by the promiscuous and serial polygamist Henry VIII, is against marriage equality.  The queen will have to sign the bill.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 8, 2013 at 1:13pm

That's a beautiful video, Sentient. 

Comment by Daniel W on July 7, 2013 at 3:20pm

Nice video....  California entered the 21st century.  Next....   Texas?  Well, I can dream!

 

 

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 29, 2013 at 8:19am

Both couples who were plaintiffs in the Prop. 8 case, Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, got married last night!

So did other couples.

That HuffPost/AP article quotes a constitutional law professor, who said that

... the Supreme Court's 25-day waiting period to make its decisions final isn't binding on lower courts.

"Some people may think it was in poor form, But it's not illegal," Amar said. "The appeals court may have felt that this case has dragged on long enough."

Also:

Given that word did not come down from the appeals court until mid-afternoon, most counties were not prepared to stay open late to accommodate potential crowds. The clerks in a few counties announced that they would stay open a few hours late Friday before reopening Monday.

A jubilant San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced that same-sex couples would be able to marry all weekend in his city, which is hosting its annual gay pride celebration.

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 25, 2013 at 2:01pm

Yes, it's good that the public is starting to realize that the burden of proof lies on the homophobes. There would need to be a valid reason to restrict our marriages or discriminate against us, not just because "tradition!" or "Jesus!" or "man-on-man sex is icky!"

(I also liked that description of a politician avoiding the subject as "oh, look, a squirrel!")

Sentient, I think your guesses that the Supreme Court will invoke states' rights consistently (not just when it suits bible-thumpers), to throw out DOMA Section 3 and to uphold California's marriage ban -- letting states define marriage however they wish -- are quite plausible. I hope for better, maybe even the "seven-state scenario" of "marriage-like rights and responsibilities must be recognized as marriage for all". We'll see.

Whatever happens, it'll remain important to pass an Employment NonDiscrimination Act, which would arguably help a lot more people and continue shifting the window towards unremarkable acceptance.

 

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