A New Dawn It is a daunting and crushing moment to realize how long it has taken a modern culture to take responsibility for establishing equality among it citizens. After a tortured and long process of street demonstrations, a costly national referendum and a parliamentary debate this 21st century democracy wiggled and struggled to legalize
East Timor celebrates Gay Pride in its tiny territory after a prolonged war of independence with enormous Indonesia. Yet the little country is courageous with much integrity to host a Rainbow Parade while Indonesia turns against its LGBT citizens with discrimination and homophobia. A fine example of the ‘child’ teaching the ‘parent’ how to live
There is in today’s world an enormous cultural-sexual divide, a severe split in the reactions of human societies toward homosexually oriented people. Religion and politics evoke equally vocal and passionate responses from adherents and opponents. God and State and Homosexuality make people see bliss or red. They make people want to love or kill us!
I wonder how many good or heroic deeds must LGBT citizens perform to bring about a shift in homophobic minds to see us as equally valid, fully functioning and ‘normal’ in this country–and indeed around the world. We gay people are everywhere in every country as preachers, musicians, policemen, doctors, teachers, mothers and dads, librarians
Good will from the State Department regarding Gay Pride month: “We recognize that LGBTI persons continue to face the threat of violence and discrimination. Violence and discrimination targeting any vulnerable group undermines our collective security as well as American values. When all persons are protected on the basis of equality and with dignity, global stability
A beautiful and poignant coming out story: Gay teen athlete used weightlifting to keep from killing himself Preston Cope hated who he was growing up in rural Ohio, but is coming to acceptance as he looks to a brighter future. “I was mourning the death of the person I would never be, while simultaneously hating
Notorious American homophobic pastor gets away with bigotry and hate crimes because he committed them in Uganda. US Court dismisses case for technical reasons while condemning the crimes: “Scott Lively has aided and abetted efforts to demonize, intimidate, and injure LGBTI people in Uganda…” A privileged American and alleged minister spends his time trying to
If you are blind how do you know you are LGBT? Another argument against the absurd myth that homosexuality is learned. Sexual attraction/orientation is a visual experience that emerges from deep within the mind; it is evoked early in development by visual stimuli, by visible attraction toward certain people and away from certain other people.
Amid the carnage of terrorism, WorldPride rises again, this year in Madrid. No evil force will ever defeat the vitality and light of LGBT lives everywhere–not in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Nigeria, Jamaica, Guinea … “we will not merely endure we will prevail” because we represent the future of dignity and truth on this earth! http://www.worldpridemadrid2017.com/en/
Gay soldiers who survived the bloodletting returned home convinced their governments owed them something – full citizenship. Especially in Germany, where gay rights already had a tenuous footing, they formed new organizations to advocate in public for their rights… http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/05/12/the-hidden-origins-of-the-modern-gay-rights-movement-in-world-war-i/
Now here is a woman with her priorities clearly set: “Melania Trump saw results almost instantly when using [her face cream] and the production process was enhanced to allow for an almost immediate release. This unfortunately coincided with her husband’s successful bid for President of the United States, which would usually force her move to
The unknown causes fear that manifests itself in many ways. Fear as phobia is an artistic device often used in the 20th century. The German film director, Fasbinder called two of his films Fear of Fear and Fear Eats the Soul. Both amazing films as are almost all of his works. But the violent response to
In 2017 the PRO-LGBT leader Kristi Pinderi (photo attached) announced the rights group will file a lawsuit requesting equal recognition of gay relationships. This is a far cry from the repression of the communist regime that ended in 1985 under which LGBTs were imprisoned and tortured. What makes the difference? ‘Blood. sweat and tears’, literally,
Buenos Aires has dedicated its newest Subway station to an Argentinian gay icon. On Monday (20 March) the new station, now called Santa Fe – Carlos Jaúregui, opened on the city metro system’s H-Line. It’s considered to be the world’s first station to be named in the honor of an LGBTI icon and activist. As
The primitive brutality and evil of Chechen authorities is brutal and deadly with no mercy or justice. LGBTs are also in danger from their families when police out them to their families. What is the source of such deadly homophobia? No doubt the Russian leadership is partly to blame as it continues it anti-gay rhetoric
Handsome, talented Russian violinist posts a touching video about his painful and difficult coming out: A gay Russian violinist comes out on social media Artem Kolesov, first violinist of the Chicago-based Yas Quartet, has been outraged by reports of gay oppression in Chechnya. So he decided to publish a video testament on being young, Russian
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
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.
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/
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
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
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
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