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Comment by Sentient Biped on December 6, 2010 at 11:12pm
Dale, cute video. Thanks for posting it!

Another topic, sort of.... How adults in authority treat gay teens -

Gay and lesbian teens in the United States are about 40% more likely than their straight peers to be punished by schools, police and the courts, according to a study published Monday, which finds that girls are especially at risk for unequal treatment. Washington Post.
Comment by Dale Downs on December 6, 2010 at 1:40am
Comment by Dominic Florio on December 4, 2010 at 7:47pm
FREE KITTENS

A little girl named Suzy was standing on the sidewalk in front of her home. Next to her was a basket containing a number of tiny creatures; in her hand was a sign announcing FREE KITTENS. Suddenly a line of big black cars pulled up beside her. Out of the lead car stepped a grinning woman.

"Hi there little girl, I'm Sarah Palin. What do you have in the basket?" she asked.

"Kittens," little Suzy said.

"How old are they?" asked Palin.

Suzy replied, "They're so young, their eyes aren't even open yet."

"And what kind of kittens are they?"

"Tea Party," answered Suzy with a smile.

Palin was delighted. As soon as she returned to her car, she called her PR chief and told him about the little girl and the kittens. Recognizing the perfect photo op, the two agreed that the former governor should return the next day; and in front of the assembled media, have the girl talk about her discerning kittens.

So the next day, Suzy was again standing on the sidewalk with her basket of "FREE KITTENS," when another motorcade pulled up, this time followed by vans from ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN. Cameras and audio equipment were quickly set up, then Palin got out of her limo and walked over to little Suzy.

"Hello, again,"she said, "I'd love it if you would tell all my friends out there what kind of kittens you're giving away."

"Yes ma'am," Suzy said. "They're Democrats."

Taken by surprise, Palin stammered, "But... but... yesterday, you told me they were TEA PARTY."

Little Suzy smiled and said, "I know. But today, they have their eyes open."
Comment by Sentient Biped on December 4, 2010 at 7:35pm
Illinois State House passes Civil Unions legislation. Next to the state senate. chicago.cbslocal.com this is still opposed by socially conservative religious groups. By socially conservative, I think we basically mean antigay.

"Opponents argue civil unions are just same-sex marriage by a different name. They say Illinois shouldn’t take any step in that direction.

Civil unions would provide legal recognition of gay couples and give them some of the same benefits automatically available to married couples – the right to visit a sick partner in the hospital and make decisions about their medical care, for instance....

... backers think the Senate quickly would follow suit and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn would sign it into law."


One state at a time, one small step at a time, a couple steps forward and a stap back. That's the process.
Comment by Sentient Biped on December 4, 2010 at 11:55am


from trans.ilga.org

By accident of birth, some of us are so fortunate. When I look back over my life and think about the pain of growing up, the grief of the worst of the AIDS era, then the slow progress of today, sometimes I feel very blue. The looking at this map, I think "I'm so lucky". There are so many places where life is much more harsh for us.
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on December 1, 2010 at 12:34pm
U.K. probes claims Islamic schools teaching anti-Semitism, extreme punishments
London — Reuters
Published Monday, Nov. 22, 2010 8:44AM EST

Britain's education department is to look at how it can check Islamic weekend schools after the BBC reported it had uncovered more than 40 of them teaching anti-Semitic views and extreme punishment for sodomy and theft.

The BBC said its "Panorama" program, which will air on Monday evening, had found a network of weekend Islamic schools in Britain were teaching children how to chop off the hands of thieves, that Zionists are trying to take over the world and that sodomy is punishable by death.

Currently the government does not regulate weekend, part-time teaching centres.

The Department for Education said it could not allow anti-Semitic material in English schools and that the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted), which inspects schools, was looking into how to monitor the part-time centres. ...

... MORE on line:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/europe/uk-probes-claims-i...

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Comment by Sentient Biped on November 30, 2010 at 2:17pm
NY Times Pentagon Sees Little Impact if Ban on Gays Is Repealed

It's reassuring to know that US soldiers, marines, and sailors are not so delicate that they'll faint or run screaming if they run into a gay person.
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on November 29, 2010 at 10:07pm
UK Muslim Group Condemns UN Vote Removing Sexual Orientation
by: Steve Williams

The United Nations Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee on November 16 voted to remove specific sexual orientation-inclusive language from the UN resolution condemning extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.

Now, The Association of British Muslims has expressed dismay at this decision and has called on U.N. member states to refuse to ratify this change and retain the sexual orientation-inclusive language.

http://www.care2.com/causes/human-rights/blog/association-of-britis...

tiny URL: http://tinyurl.com/2ubb9d7
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on November 28, 2010 at 11:17am
USA
SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER
SPLC exposes anti-gay hate groups and other news from SPLC

18 Anti-Gay Groups and Their Propaganda
A small coterie of groups now comprise the hard core of the anti-gay movement
By Evelyn Schlatter
Even as some well-known anti-gay groups like Focus on the Family moderate their views, a hard core of smaller groups, most of them religiously motivated, have continued to pump out demonizing propaganda aimed at homosexuals and other sexual minorities. These groups' influence reaches far beyond what their size would suggest, because the "facts" they disseminate about homosexuality are often amplified by certain politicians, other groups and even news organizations.
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-al...

Southern Poverty Law Center Takes Aim at Anti-Gay Bullying in Minnesota
11/09/2010
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) took aim at anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) bullying Tuesday with a free community screening of its new film, Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case that Made History, at the historic Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/news/southern-poverty-law-cen...

SPLC's Intelligence Report: Gays Targeted for Hate Crimes Far More Than Any Other Minority in America
11/22/2010
Homosexuals are far more likely to be victims of a violent hate crime than any other minority group in the United States, according to a new analysis of federal hate crime statistics in the latest issue of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report, released today.
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/news/splcs-intelligence-repor...

Anti-Gay
Intelligence Files » Ideology
Opposition to equal rights for homosexuals has been a central theme of Christian Right organizing and fundraising for the past three decades – a period that parallels the fundamentalist movement's rise to political power.
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/ideology/a...

10 Anti-Gay Myths Debunked
Intelligence Report » Winter 2010
Battling the 'homosexual agenda,' the hard-line religious right has made a series of incendiary claims. But they're just not true.
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-al...

America's most famous iconic homophobe.
Fred Phelps
Intelligence Files » Profiles
Fred Phelps is America's most notorious anti-gay activist. On his "God Hates Fags" website and in tracts sent from his church compound in Topeka, Kan., Phelps and his congregation pump out reams of anti-gay material.
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/profiles/f...
Comment by Sentient Biped on November 28, 2010 at 7:39am
Economy causes Florida lesbian landmark to welcome male guests
mcclatchydc.com
Pearl's Rainbow's lesbian owner, Heather Carruthers, said it was a business decision based on tough economic realities, the request of some lesbian guests who would like to bring male family members or friends -- and on some good news. Lesbians are being more accepted and feel more comfortable in the mainstream these days.
 

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