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Gay Marriage Steals Rights From God

Started by Pat. Last reply by James M. Martin Jun 28. 21 Replies

Obama quietly advances transgender rights

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Sentient Biped Jun 23. 6 Replies

West End Girls - Suburbia

Started by Napoleon Bonaparte. Last reply by Napoleon Bonaparte May 16. 4 Replies

Finland's Gay Bondage Stamps

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 23. 19 Replies

Utah's Governor Grinch

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 20, 2013 at 2:00pm

Another sad day for humanity:

18-Year Old Stoned To Death In Somalia For Being Gay

lezgetreal.com

An allegedly gay man Mohamed Ali Baashi was buried in the ground up to his chest and stoned to death on 15 March in Barawe some fifty miles form the Somali capital of Mogadishu. According to reports, Al-Qaeda linked Al Shabaab ordered the attack after charging and finding Baashi guilty of sodomy. Members of Al Shabaab stood behind the judges who passed sentence while wearing face masks and showing off their rifles.

Comment by Sentient Biped on March 7, 2013 at 10:04pm

Should this woman should be given the same treatment she gave her son?  

I guess not.  But sometimes I wonder.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 6, 2013 at 9:07pm

Dallas, now that is one great feel-good commercial.  That really makes me smile.  So cute. 

Comment by A Former Member on March 6, 2013 at 9:02pm

Ads out of closet, into mainstream with gay themes

LGBT themes, faces in mainstream advertising multiply as more companies come out of the closet

NEW YORK (AP) -- A new TV commercial features a good-looking young woman on a beach vacation lounging next to a good-looking young man. He bemoans the glare on his iPad and she fills him in on the Kindle Paperwhite's sun-friendly screen.

He clicks to buy one himself and suggests they celebrate with a drink.

"My husband's bringing me a drink right now," chirps she.

"So is mine," smiles he as they turn and wave at their male loved ones sitting together at a tiki bar.

Welcome to the latest in gay imagery in mainstream advertising, where LGBT people have been waiting for a larger helping of fairness, or at least something other than punchlines and cliches. read more

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 5, 2013 at 12:41am
Grinning Cat, a heart warming, loving story of two men and a son. Thanks for sharing.
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 5, 2013 at 12:27am

Sentient, you make a very good point. I was in graduate school 1977-79 and our training included studies such as was shown on this commercial piece with hidden cameras. In this first video, Zimbardo narrates studies done by Milgram looking at obedience. 

Stanley Millgram: Obedience to Authority

The second video is a Zimbardo study, also on obedience. 

Philip Zimbardo The Stanford Prison Experiment

The third video is Zimbardo raising to a higher level

Philip Zimbardo: The psychology of evil

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 4, 2013 at 10:52pm

Sentient, that sums up all the bullshit with a straight face. Unfortunately I can see anti-equality groups using the first minute of that ad!

Comment by Sentient Biped on March 4, 2013 at 10:41pm

Comment by Sentient Biped on March 3, 2013 at 3:42pm

Joan, thank you for posting that video.  It was really quite moving.

It's important not to make assumptions or stereotype anyone.  Not just because it's morally wrong.  But because stereotypes close minds and prevent us from understanding and thinking, and because it's often factually wrong.  So to assume Texans are more prejudiced than, say, New Yorkers, leaves out all of the people who are more open. 

I didn't see what town the video was shot in - that might make a difference.

Also, I have mixed feeling about this sort of "gotcha" "candid-camera" journalism, faking situations to see how people react.  The same program has done similar episodes on racism.  I would feel set up and betrayed I I stepped up to help someone, and found out it was all fake.

Even so, this was moving, and enlightening.  Thanks again.

Comment by Loren Miller on March 3, 2013 at 3:32pm

Ummm, Joan?  Pardon my French, but HOLY FUCK!  That was pretty amazing, and particularly in Texas, where withholding service is legal?

 

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