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Bogus, unscientific anal tests used to convict young men of homosexuality

| March 10th, 2017 | No Comments »

Sousse, Tunisia March 10, 2017 Homophobia is such a vile disease that it cuts through common sense and makes a mockery of judicial procedures. In this report, two men were convicted of the crime of homosexuality without social or physical evidence. The physical evidence was supposedly an anal exam which no intelligent western clinician approves as valid. Rectal exams for penetration are totally bogus and are used to support religious prejudice.  http://kapitalis.com/tunisie/2017/03/10/malgre-un-test-anal-negatif-achref-et-sabri-condamnes-a-8-mois-pour-homosexualite/

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Danger For LGBT People in Many Places: Here is One: Mauritania

| March 10th, 2017 | No Comments »

On my website GlobalGayz.com I do not have an informative descriptive story about LGBT life in Mauritania. There is virtually nothing about the country’s homosexual citizens on the entire Internet. And for good reason: the country, located in northwest Africa, is dominated by Sharia Muslim law, which as most of us know is vehemently gay-dangerous. Recently I made an attempt to probe into gay life there. I found a contact, a lawyer who was gay and seemed willing at first to talk (write). He invited me to ask questions and I responded with some usual queries such as when did you first realize you were gay? what was your family’s reaction, if they know? is there any LGBT organization in Mauritania? is your life at risk? I assured him I would mask his identity and any other identifiers. His response was startling although not surprising. I had presumed he was

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Gay cure psychologist has died

| March 10th, 2017 | No Comments »

The homophobic psychologist who invented ‘gay cure therapy’ has died. I would not like to go to my grave knowing I had deceived and misled so many people into thinking sexual orientation could be changed. He was not gay and knew nothing about the inner experience of being LGBT. Very sad and dangerous. http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/03/10/the-man-behind-gay-cure-therapy-has-died/

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‘When We Rise’–Landmark TV Series Portrays LGBT Struggle for Equality

| February 28th, 2017 | No Comments »

Scenes from the nineteen-seventies, shown in episode one of ‘When We Rise’ on ABC TV this week, portray early gay activists cowering in fear from police brutality and tear gas. The cruelty and ignorance with which gays were treated is hard to watch from today’s perspective. It has been a mere 47 years that the gay rights movement has been in motion, a very short time in social evolution, especially for a sexuality-themed issue. Today that paradigm is still shifting. This is not like women getting the vote quickly after years of advocacy. Because gay rights involve matters of gender and sexual behavior, opposition forces–social, religious, legal, medical–have come out in force against homosexuals being recognized as healthy and equal. Especially religious organizations who have been vehemently fierce against LGBT efforts to rise into the light of civilized society. Still today, shrill and self-righteous leaders and followers insist same-sex attraction

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Bruce Springsteen and Hillary’s Loss; John Meacham’s Analysis

| February 23rd, 2017 | No Comments »

I finally got around to reading Michael Luongo’s recent commentary about Bruce  Springsteen–about how he appears to have moved away from his roots and joined the wealthy elites in America; about how the used to sing of the common man and now lives in luxury and supported Hillary. He has created a ‘bubble’ in which elites (including myself) live and presume the rest of the country agrees with us. By the numbers, most of it does since Hillary won the popular vote but our weird system of  electoral college voting gave the victory to the ‘Other’. Now the talk is about how he won the ‘middle class white vote’. Last week, John Meacham (Pulitzer author) spoke here in the bubble of Newport Beach, CA. He also spoke about the elite bubbles of privilege and the struggles of the mid-country work force living near their former now-empty factories.  Of the 500

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The Elegant Universe

| February 23rd, 2017 | No Comments »

February 23, 2017 Last night we went to hear a talk by the world renown astrophysicist Brian Green from Columbia University. Author of ‘The Elegant Universe’ and other books. Brilliant, humorous, well spoken in plain English for the lay audience. The auditorium at Soka University in Mission Viejo was full, including a busload of local high school students. Green’s talk was about the research discoveries in studying the universe/multiverse around us for billions of miles. The formation of our solar system from Big Bang to today, including the natural wonder of black holes into which we will one day disappear. Then to be reborn in another Bang when the black hole get so small and compacted with energy it cannot hold together–one of millions of black holes in the multiverse in an endless forming and disappearing pulse of the infinite… In case you were wondering our currently known universe (one

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Lady Gaga Banned in China; Met with Dalai Lama

| June 28th, 2016 | No Comments »

China’a authorities have forbidden Lady Gaga’s performance because she met with the Dalai Lama. Chinese authorities are bigoted idiots who live in fear and loathing of change, fear of humanism, fear of open-mindedness. They are wrapped in blindness and xenophobia–no surprise since their close neighbor is North Korea. Their ignorance is pathetic. Such attitudes keep the world in paranoia and repression. They retard the progress of civilization. They foster hate and violence–and do not appear at all concerned about the effects of such reptilian thinking. The Dalai Lama seeks peaceful co-existence while the Chinese perpetuate medieval hostility toward ethnic tribes and modern progressive nations… http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2016/06/28/lady-gaga-banned-from-china-following-meeting-with-dalai-lama/

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Luswata Brant Runs Uganda’s First LGBTI Clinic

| June 28th, 2016 | No Comments »

Luswata Brant  Runs Uganda’s First LGBTI Clinic. Here is a courageous and compassionate man who is able to see through the superficialities of Ugandan society to reach out to the souls of other humans regardless of their sexual orientation or health status.  The Clinic and Resource Center Manager at Ice Breakers Uganda, is an organisation that advocates for health/human rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people in Uganda. He is a Mother Theresa in black drag! His clinic deserves all the support readers can offer. https://www.kuchutimes.com/2016/06/meet-brant-the-man-who-runs-ugandas-first-lgbti-clinic/

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There is no mercy in war. The evil men do is a curse on humanity.

| June 25th, 2016 | No Comments »

Taliban uses boy sex slaves to dupe & kill Afghan police. This is surely one of the most heinous crimes against children and against humanity. They kidnap pubescent boys and use them to seduce Afghani police looking for sex then the Taliban kill the policeman. If a boy resists he is raped, beaten and sometimes killed. https://www.rt.com/news/346912-taliban-boys-sex-police/ Also see this page: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/sep/12/dancing-boys-afghanistan

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Dongdan Park in Beijing is a Gay Men’s Risk Point

| June 23rd, 2016 | No Comments »

An informative news report for those of us interested in Chinese LGBT culture. Unfortunately, for some individuals seeking pleasure and privacy such stories expose them to risk, harassment and arrest since authorities also read newspapers and scan the Net. It always problematic for journalists who want to expand awareness and provide information to relevant readers but also may put some LGBTs in harm’s way. There are countless other furtive meeting places around the world that serve a social function especially in repressed societies, from Iran to Zimbabwe to Siberia. I have seen such places and am forced to edit my words to disguise and protect patrons and locations. But such places (for gays and straights) will always exist since there is now and always has been a human need for physical intimate contact. In rare instances such hidden havens are allowed to exist as ‘open secrets’ (Japan, Thailand) or as

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Beyond homophobia into the realm of stardom

| June 23rd, 2016 | No Comments »

Missouri just got its first ever out lesbian Miss Missouri. News like this just twists my mind around in dazzled amazement of modern LGBT life. From the horrors of Orlando to the pink-tinted Tony Awards to the first-ever Namibia Pride Festival to the Syrian gay refugees escaping war  to the brilliance of gay teen scientist Jack Andraka to the six openly gay American ambassadors …and more. Reading about these great achievers puts my mind far beyond homophobia into the realm of stardom.

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Step Back to Biblical Times

| June 22nd, 2016 | No Comments »

Well folks, here’s your chance to step back in time, step back in progress, step back in thinking, step back in science and step back into biblical times when the world was flat—and have tax payers pay for it!   http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/21/opinions/kentucky-ark-costello/index.html

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Does Humanity Deserve This Planet?

| June 21st, 2016 | No Comments »

How utterly tragic. As billions of dollars are spend on warfare and as combatants violently die in blood, other countries slowly die of starvation. Does humanity deserve this planet? http://www.irinnews.org/feature/2016/06/21/crisis-%E2%80%98lost-ocean%E2%80%99?utm_source=IRIN+-+the+inside+story+on+emergencies&utm_campaign=eaea40f679-RSS_EMAIL_ENGLISH_ALL&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d842d98289-eaea40f679-15725997  

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Homophobia is Poison

| June 21st, 2016 | No Comments »

Homophobia is an invisible emotionally-loaded issue for some straight people. It’s like religion that grabs a person’s core soul and cannot let go–even if it is poison.

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The Gun Industry Says Massacres are Good for Business.

| June 21st, 2016 | No Comments »

The bigger hoax is that even if every adult had a gun they would not be “protected”. It’s a hysterical myth that having a weapon makes one shielded from being shot. The vast majority of gun owners do not carry them to work, to church, to a nightclub, to school, in their car or truck. A person is not likely to be shot with a gun in their hand. There is no protection from lone-wolf shooters; even if a person owns five handguns and three semi-automatics. Being shot at home (where guns are kept) is extremely unlikely (except when children play with one.) Just as we strain to update social attitudes about homosexuality into a modern world, so too must change attitudes about gun ownership. Possession of weapons was a useful idea in the 18th century when there was war on US soil with England. There is no war now

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All EU Members Agree to Affirm Gay Rights For First Time

| June 20th, 2016 | No Comments »

A Momentous Occasion in Europe for LGBT Citizens   It’s a great moment, like a sunrise at sea–but will some individual states find loopholes to opt out? This is surely one of the most contentious issues of modern civilization but unlike war and pestilence it harms no one. It is an issue of peace and compassion and freedom–like religion without the bigotry. The EU has been an advocate for LGBT rights since its founding in November 1993 but some members declined to accept all the EU’s human rights standards and allowed anti-gay right-wing gangs and churches and politicians to continue their homophobic pogroms of prejudice and discrimination. Today’s assent by all member states is a hopeful sign of social shift so desperately needed–by all minorities. The tribes of Europe are much in cultural agony over differences among them, especially as war-zone populations emigrate away from death and destruction. Today’s vote

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Gun Control Measures Await Congress — a Fraud Against the American Public.

| June 20th, 2016 | No Comments »

“Four proposals — two sponsored by Republicans and two by Democrats — are expected to fail today in a replay of the voting in December, after the attack in San Bernardino, Calif. Several moderate Republicans are working on a compromise measure, but they and Democrats face an uphill fight because of the threat of opposition from the National Rifle Association.” (NYTimes today) “…threat of opposition from the National Rifle Association” !! Since when do we let a special interest group dictate the establishment of public safety laws?? Auto makers did not dictate the laws about seat belts? No passenger was allowed to dictate TSA airport safety rules. No food manufacturer was allowed to dictate health standards. Drug companies cannot dictate which medicines are safe. Yet the tobacco and gun lobbyists are allowed to dictate laws regarding public health. This is dangerous business. Our gutless congress must control the NRA, not

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Assassinations in Orlando

| June 19th, 2016 | No Comments »

The assassinations in Orlando were horribly targeted at Latinos, Gays (some with same-sex spouses), Secular Americans, Open-minded Citizens by an evil ISIS-made villain drowned in psychotic propaganda intent on destroying our integrity, freedom and joyous living. The bullets came from the darkest part of one man’s soul to mow us down and throw us into fear and hate (of Muslims)–except it will never happen because we are free, diverse and compassionate as secular Latinos and open-hearted Gays. (photo of Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20, one of the youngest victims) Many stories and theories and analyses will be publicized about the terrible act and the motives behind it. My take on the causes behind it are simple (not simple): internal homophobia. The killer wanted to be gay but was terrified by such impulses. By killing other gays he was trying to kill the gay in his soul.

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Kenya: Primitive and Abusive Judicial Procedure–Anal Exams of Men

| June 19th, 2016 | No Comments »

Last  week, a judge and prosecutor in Kenya decided in court that anal exams prove or disprove homosexual intercourse. As any educated person knows this is totally bogus witchcraft and voodoo justice. Such thinking by supposedly intelligent professionals is overwhelmingly absurd and hard to believe in this century. It reflects total ignorance of human behavior, human anatomy, human rights, science and medicine. It violates all modern rationality. It is frightening to consider the consequences of such ignorance on the lives of innocent people who are simply following their natural inclinations. Sex, love and intimacy are primary human needs that long existed before the state of Kenya, long before that country’s laws, before religious myths and proscriptions, long before arbitrary attitudes and rules about  sex, love and intimacy. Such backward thinking accounts for the lack of progress in human rights/gay rights efforts in Kenya in the 21st century. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-36548225

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Portraits of LGBT couples kissing

| June 19th, 2016 | No Comments »

Forty-three portraits of LGBT couples kissing are a soothing balm in these days of sorrow. Forty-nine of our brothers and sisters are gone but there are still millions of us still breathing and in love. See the images here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/keep-kissing-photos_us_57601a7ce4b0e4fe5143bce0

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Another Face of Homophobia–In Ourselves

| June 19th, 2016 | No Comments »

Most of the dead, injured and uninjured in the Orlando club were LGBT, many proudly so. However, the suffering of a number of survivors, we are now discovering, is compounded by more homophobia, this time within the LGBT community. Some in the Pulse crowd were not out to their families because of their own ‘internal homophobia’—afraid to tell their families out of fear of rejection; inhibited by shame and fear, they hid—and still hide—their true sexual orientation. As a result some are suffering in secret because a loved one, friend or partner, died or nearly so and they are afraid to come out about their grief. Suffering is bad enough; suffering in silence is worse. This internal homophobia—fear and inhibition—is a visceral disease of deep pain and anguish. How can you not tell your own family of your wrenching loss; how can you hide the death of your lover? How

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Istanbul Pride Banned by Authorities

| June 19th, 2016 | No Comments »

In these sad times of massacres and individual assassinations here is more violation of LGBT life: Istanbul Pride Banned by Authorities What are these people so afraid of?! LGBTs don’t carry guns or riot in the streets or attack innocent villages or invent frauds or take corrupt bribes or car-bomb civilians or … Our ‘agenda’ is peace and love and tolerance. Obviously such an agenda is threatening to crooks, criminals, terrorists, corrupt politicians, paranoid police, religious fundies, and people with guns, churches and mosques. We will persevere, along with the Dalai Lama, to press for a kinder more just world… http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2016/06/17/istanbul-pride-banned-due-to-security-concerns/

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Gays, Ship Cruises and Homophobia in the Caribbean

| May 7th, 2016 | 2 Comments »

Gays, Ship Cruises and Homophobia in the Caribbean Slipping into port and out of mind Four friends of mine, all hard-working professionals, recently completed a cruise on one of the many mega-ships that sail among the hundred islands in the Caribbean Sea, many of which are little countries with their own languages, laws and currency. Others are protectorates or territories of larger European countries and are subject to their laws. Daily, these big ships bring in thousands of customers to small ports of call to visit the beaches, souvenir stalls, restaurants, dive shops, taxi stands and even real estate offices where a certain few fall in love with a place and find their dream home and never leave. Most, of course, ferry back out to their floating hotels after a day’s activities tired and hungry. Needless to say, among the crowds are a portion of gay and lesbian tourists, singles

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Hong Kong Celebrates LGBT Pink Dot Festival

| September 22nd, 2015 | No Comments »

Despite Hong Kong officially being in communist China the LGBT community and supporters mounted another colorful Pink Dot festival on Sunday Sept 20. We were there to support our HK friends and the thousands of other ‘Pink Friends’ who lead the way–with Shanghai and Beijing–toward equal rights in China. This festival is a far cry from the closet in China of the ’90s. No longer is anyone arrested for being gay–although the closet for natives is still big. As well, there are thousands of LGBT expat workers who live comfortably in Hong Kong. I estimate thirty to 40 percent of the Pink Dot crowd on Sunday were non-natives. https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/09/20/over-15000-attend-gay-equality-rally-as-hong-kong-lags-years-behind-on-lgbtq-rights/

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Greg Louganis Finds the Love of His life, Johnny Chaillot

| August 30th, 2015 | No Comments »

Here is the dramatic story about Greg Louganis’ husband. I met them at the Gay Games last year where Louganis received a well-deserved long standing ovation when he appeared to give a speech at the opening ceremony. Here is the story of Johnny Chaillot-Louganis who survived hurricane Katrina and an emotional aftermath.  

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