April 25, 2012

LGBT Bullying Must Stop

The 700 Club, represented by the Reverend Pat Robertson, has made several controversial statements about how gayness is not something God approves of. In fact, in one of his speeches, he stated:

“This country cannot continue to violate God’s principles and to make a mockery of His laws and think we’re gonna get away with it. And when the boil comes, it’s going to be horrible.”

This theme continues on in many of his talks, underlining his very Christian belief that gay people will be punished and that support from the USA for the LGBT community must be put to a stop. He offers “redemption” done the 700 Club way; a sort of cleansing that will wash the gay away from those living a homosexual lifestyle.

However, during one of 700 Club’s Question and Answer portion, a viewer named Douglas inquired about what Reverend Pat Robertson thinks of certain Christian schools bullying LGBT students. His answer might surprise you.

“Well I think that’s terrible. Christians shouldn’t do that… I mean.. lesbian, gay, transgender, blah blah blah, I mean.. Christians shouldn’t do that. They ought to act in love.”

That last sentence, about acting in love, is in fact one of the core principles of the LGBT movement. Being free to love, as long as you harm none, and not being punished because of that love, is what gay people are fighting for. It is a universal right and should not be violated.

The Reverend went on to say:

“You may disagree, you may think these practices are an abomination, you can think all sorts of things, but you need to love, and reach out to these kids in love.”

To which his co-host replied: “Absolutely. Bullying is wrong – period.”

It is a great thing that, at least for a moment, bullying was defined as something that nobody has to go through no matter who they are, or what they represent, by the very same people who think being gay is fundamentally unacceptable. Bullying has, for a very long time, been dismissed and regarded as a playground staple; something you can expect to happen to you at one point and just have to learn to grin and bear.

Recent happenings have underscored how and why bullying must stop, especially in the context of the LGBT community. This article called Day Of Silence Aims To End LGBT Bullying In Schools narrates how anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools must be recognized and prevented. According to research:

A 2009 survey by GLSEN found that nearly 9 out of 10 LGBT students report verbal, sexual or physical harassment at school and more than 30 percent have missed at least a day of school in the past month out of fear for their personal safety. Two of the top three reasons students said their peers were bullied because of actual or perceived sexual orientation, and the point of Day of Silence is to use the power of silence to make anti-LGBT bullying, harassment and name-calling unacceptable in America’s schools.

April 24, 2012

Famous Gay Writers

Many tend to think that members of the gay community are visible largely because of show business. Nothing can be farther from the truth. While the LGBT community is well represented in the entertainment industry, the literary world is filled to the rafters with gay authors, poets, and fiction writers who are either proud and out about their sexual preference, or at the very least have shown support for LGBT rights.

Oscar Wilde (The Importance of Being Earnest) is a flamboyant Irish writer and poet who is still referenced in modern times for his wit and humor. He was also openly gay even after getting married and becoming a father.

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde—George Eastman House (Flickr.com)

 

 

Truman Capote, who wrote In Cold Blood, was also widely known to be gay even as a young man. He was often seen to wear women’s clothing, and was perhaps best described in the conclusion of Capote, A Biography (1988):

Finally, when he goes to join the queer lady in the window, Joel accepts his destiny, which is to be homosexual, to always hear other voices and live in other rooms. Yet acceptance is not a surrender; it is a liberation. “I am me,” he whoops. “I am Joel, we are the same people.” So, in a sense, had Truman rejoiced when he made peace with his own identity.

Truman Capote

Truman Capote—D Services (Flickr.com)

Other famous gay writers and staunch LGBT supporters include Walt Whitman, Virginia Woolf, Gertrude Stein,  Sappho, and many more.

April 19, 2012

Let The Gays Be Gay

Gay pride 339 Marche des fiertés Toulouse 2011 jpg…

Gay pride 339 Marche des fiertés Toulouse 2011 jpg…—Guillaume Paumier (Flickr.com)

There is rampant intolerance of many kinds of lifestyles, and one of the most apparent would be bigoted attitude towards LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered) people. What is shocking is that it is not only a matter of derogatory remarks, discrimination, and other issues that reek of basic human rights violation…but also out-and-out cruelty to the point of wishing our LGBT brothers and sisters dead.

That’s right: some religious extremists such as those in Uganda wish to push for a law that will criminalize and even execute gay people, as this article called Uganda Pastors Accuse U S Of Spreading Gayism Imposing An Agenda reveals. Watching videoclips on this almost gave me a mild stoke! the kind you will be hurt from.

Re:  The Uganda Kill the Gays Bill. My first inkling of it was when a member posted about it on the FB anti-homophobia page The Watchbiatches, and as much as it shames me in hindsight for not giving it my full attention, I have to admit not really being all that shocked about it.

I have watched and ROFLMAO’d so much to the Eat the Poopoo video courtesy of the National Task Force Against Homosexuality in Uganda (shown in the clip below)

that I tended to treat everything in relation to it afterwards as one big fist-eating, anus-licking joke. The shock registering on Dr. Pastor Martin Ssempra’s face, as well as on his colleagues’, when they were being treated to a visual presentation of “what homosexuals do in the privacy of their bedroom”, was simply priceless.

All along, the good pastor held in his self-righteous hands the answer to his indignant outbursts that presumably reinforced the anti-gay backlash in Uganda to the point of criminalizing homosexuality: he and his followers cannot tolerate what they perceived to be disgusting acts done by members of the LGBT community.

In their own words:

In private.

In their own bedrooms.

As someone who practices certain fetishes of her own that do not harm anyone outside her bed chambers (in a manner of speaking), what I find most appalling about Uganda’s intolerance towards gay people is that it is willing to mete out brutal punishment for it. As the All Out website states in their About page (http://www.allout.org/en/about):

In 76 countries around the world being LGBT is a criminal offense. In 10, it is legal grounds for execution or life imprisonment. Even in countries where LGBT people have secured basic rights, many LGBT people are denied the opportunity to live full and equal lives and endure daily homophobia.

 Executing, punishing, ostracizing, or generally making life miserable for someone because of their preferences must never become a provision of some law, no matter how unattractive these preferences may be to some. The people behind the Uganda anti-gay law have clearly shown to the world just how hideous intolerance can get; yet to the 500,000 and others who petitioned to put a stop to the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, the fight for true equality has never been more beautiful and filled with hope.

 

April 11, 2012

Pride for gay lifestyle

gay pride Nantes 2008

gay pride Nantes 2008—Naonerd (Flickr.com)

One positive position we gays would take is promote and authenticate who we really are. The best way is to celebrate that in form of a gathering and social protest. Visibility is a key attribute in this form of authentication – generally speaking a fun and exciting presence  so a parade it is.

Looking for fun costumes and elaborate outfits help make the whole thing more enduring and as such pride will naturally flow from all of the pain and hard work of such and endeavor. Basically the act of putting on and participating in the parade helps bolster the pride itself.

Of course seeing your friends and other strangers join in on the activity only furthers the whole thing. This promotion of self-affirmation helps tremendously with tolerance and diversity. Apparently there is a gay pride month and during this time there are marches and parties.

Gay pride 143 Marche des fiertés Toulouse 2011 jpg…

Gay pride 143 Marche des fiertés Toulouse 2011 jpg…—Guillaume Paumier (Flickr.com)

 

Here in the USA this would be in June.

On my visit to the California last year I was speaking with los angeles web design company about my plans.   They had some very good suggestions on how I could improve my web presence and also try influence more people via the web.

Next time I’m doing  an internet based project and I need some help with applications or tablets I’ll be calling on them for sure.

Is it me or do you notice dancing guys on stage always have shaved chests and love to wear a hat – perhaps some of them should be hiring some dancing bears for all this. In recent news Florida is going to have a very large gay pride show soon.

SouthFloridaGayNews.com. You Haven’t Seen Nothing Yet Miami Beach Pride to be biggest yet. SouthFloridaGayNews.com. Tuesday 10 April 2012 13 28 Written by AP Last year Miami Beach Gay Pride drew 35000 people making it the city’s largest single-day event. This year organizers stretched the event out over a weekend to accommodate the 60000 people they expect to.…

You Haven’t Seen Nothing Yet Miami Beach Pride to be biggest yet SouthFloridaGayNews.com

April 5, 2012

Gay Marriage

The Blaze

Are you against same sex marriage or do you disagree with the thought of it being legalized from other country?

Many people culture and religion are against to same sex marriage. They say that its immoral to marry someone with the same gender. Being gay itself is immoral to some religion, how much more if you engaged in marriage right?

“Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is marriage between two persons of the same biological sex or gender identity. Supporters of legal recognition for same-sex marriage typically refer to such recognition as marriage equality.”
Wikipedia

In some countries like Canada, Norway, Brazilian State, Argentina and many more, recognized and are allowing same-sex marriage. There are also some parts in the US that performs this type of marriage as well but not all of it.

“One argument in support of same-sex marriage is that denying same-sex couples legal access to marriage and all of its attendant benefits represents discrimination based on sexual orientation”
Wikipedia

There are still many countries all over the world that does not allow this type of marriage due to their moral and religious beliefs, especially those catholic countries.

Watch this Video on Youtube:

The old lady on the video had a very wise perspective indeed… She was right, they don’t have to be alone all their life.

It’s really hard to win a debate over this issue specially if religion is involved. If you set aside the religion and think about human rights, well same-sex marriage will be and is legalized in some countries. But if you include religion in the issue then it will never be legalized in some Catholic Countries.

It’s like this, you cannot argue Science and Fiction over the Bible and Religion. Same goes with same-sex marriage.. Simple as that.

April 4, 2012

Homosexual and Bisexual Studies

What is your stand regarding homosexuality and bisexuality?


Almighty Dad

So what is the specific explaination why other people think or believe they are homosexual or bisexual?

“Unfortunately, there is not yet a conclusive study which tell us exactly what causes homosexuality. Many studies show correlations, but there is not an accepted scientific consensus on the cause of homosexuality.”
Answers.com

Could it be genetic? Does this have something to do with the baby’s development inside the mother’s womb?

“In studies with twins, researchers have found that far more of them are likely to share the same sexuality than with siblings that do not share the same DNA; however, the number falls short of 100%. These results show that there is a high correlation with a person’s genetic makeup and their sexuality. Neurologically speaking, gay men tend to have brains similar in structure and function to that of straight women, and lesbians tend to have brains similar to straight men.”

Answers.com

Well whatever explanation the scientists have right now or will be having in the future, it doesn’t really matter for me. The most important thing here is that they are still human beings, the only difference is that, their brain thinks differently than their physical sexuality.

Watch the Video on Youtube:

Can you imagine how empty the world is without these homosexual and bisexual human beings? These people who have been pushed around and discriminated at work or almost everywhere deserves a better treatment.

April 2, 2012

History and struggle of the gays

People have strong opinions on gay lifestyle… all over the world gay rights are now being discussed.

Attitudes to homosexuality in France

France, like most other central and western European countries, will offer a largely tolerant, frequently welcoming, sometimes curious and occasionally hostile attitude to its gay and lesbian visitors and residents. The places to steer clear of include certain outskirt districts of the big cities, where there are many low income families and immigrants who may come from a background of intolerance. It is fair to say, however, that any holidaymaker is probably best advised to keep away from these areas, whatever their sexuality, with the potential likelihood of mugging, attack or abuse not being limited to homosexuals!

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that quoted content speaks volumes over the plight of gay people in europe and america.