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Marco Rubio Accuses Gay Marriage Advocates Of ‘Intolerance’ And ‘Hypocrisy’
Michael Sam Delivers Perfect Reaction To Tony Dungy’s ‘Distraction’ Claims
Large Study Confirms Taking Pills To Prevent HIV Doesn’t Lead To Riskier Sex
World’s Largest Oil Company Announces It Won’t Discriminate Against LGBT People
European Court Official: Defining One’s Own Sexuality Is A Right
I can't hide anything from you, can I SB?
I bet you are still sweet. Probably sensitive too. :-)
I had to put up with it too. I was a sweet and sensitive kid in many ways. I couldn't walk through a field without picking flowers for my mother. But somehow I never really internalized the bullying. I don't recall (though I could certainly be wrong) that bullies ever made me cry. Instead, I think I just developed avoidance behaviors, and became a loner. The benefit to that was that I learned to be independent in thought and action. Well, maybe not entirely independent. We are influenced by others, after all. But what I mean is that I was not driven by a strong desire to fit in and be accepted.
Dallas thanks for posting that. I watched the video, it was worthwhile. I feel so bad for the kids who are bullied. I wish there was a positive term for them - "victim" seems like an additional form of victimization. There was a recent salon.com article about a woman who came to terms with her schoolyard bully. Fortunately that woman matured out of her behavior. I've known others who, as middle aged adults, continue that behavior. It's also hard for the bullied, who decades later are still affected... "My mother spoke to countless parents about their children bullying me. She worked three jobs to keep us in the suburb where other children tormented me and teachers did virtually nothing to stop it." Over the past few years. I had to tolerate workplace bullies who reminded me of that schoolyard decades later - middle aged women who had a "mean girls clique", finding sneaky ways to harass, malicious gossip, sabotage, diversion or resources, character assassination, and other emotional bullying. I ultimately registered complaints and demanded transfer from the toxic work environment. Those bullies never grew up. Fortunately, one was demoted. I don't know about the others. Moving on, living well is the best revenge.
Bullycide in America
Washington State next for same sex marriage?
maybe. seattle times
This week, they'll roll out a campaign to make Washington the seventh state to legalize marriage for lesbian and gay couples.
I started thinking about this, and whether I would personally change my patner status from domestic partner (which is same rights and responsibilities as mariage) to married. I honestly don't know. I don't know why I feel that way, either.
File this under: "Did I just read that right?"
Raleigh church to vote on ending all marriages until state allows same-sex couples to wed
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Members of a Baptist church in Raleigh will vote on whether to stop holding marriages between heterosexual couples until the state allows same-sex couples to wed.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that the congregation of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church will vote Nov. 20. If the congregation approves the proposal, all couples could still participate in a spiritual ceremony inside the church.
Couples wanting a marriage license could either get it through the magistrate's office or through another pastor, but not on Pullen grounds.
Pullen has blessed gay marriages for the past 20 years, a stance that got it kicked out of the Southern Baptist Convention.
In July, the Rev. Nancy Petty, Pullen's pastor, asked the church to relieve her of the duty of signing marriage licenses.
School officials condemn hateful response to lesbian couple elected homecoming queen, king
It’s easy — and, I think, common — for those of us who are a bit older to bemoan the state of our youth today. We gripe about their lack of respect, their lack of ambition, the way they dress, the music they listen to — the list goes on.
But news this week out of San Diego indicates that perhaps we old folks could learn a few lessons from the young’uns.
On Friday, Oct. 28, during their homecoming pep rally, students at Patrick Henry High School elected lesbian Rebeca Arellano as their 2011 homecoming king. Then on Saturday night, Oct. 29, at the homecoming dance, they named Rebeca’s girlfriend, Haileigh Adams, as their homecoming queen. Read that again: The two girls were elected by their classmates. And if you read the articles about the event, it looks like their classmates are, for the most part, satisfied with their choice.
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