Hillary Clinton's epic and history making speech to the United Nations brought me to tears.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011
I am very upset about SB514 and its rushed passage through the house yesterday, and its presentation to the Senate today…and I think as a constituent, I have the right to inform you exactly what I think of this proposed amendment and show you the faces of some of the people you are discriminating against.
This is my 18 year old son Jordan. Jordan is a highly intelligent, wonderful, loving member of society. He also happens to be an openly gay man.
Jordan came out when he was 14 years old, and it has not been easy for him. Anyone that thinks being gay is a choice should have to face the hate and discrimination that Jordan has faced on a daily basis; I assure you they would quickly change their minds. Jordan has been spit on, called derogatory names, assaulted, and discriminated against constantly. This is the same type of discrimination, bigotry and hate that you are encouraging with this marriage Amendment.
This is my 16 year old daughter Mariah. Mariah is a smart, independent, funny, free spirited young woman, she also happens to be openly bi-sexual.
Mariah has also faced discrimination on a daily basis…from peers and teachers. Mariah has been punished at school based solely on her sexuality, by teachers who share many of the same views as the legislature that is supporting this horrible, discriminating amendment. Mariah has also been assaulted, called derogatory names, and discriminated against.
Both of my children agree, that being gay isn’t a choice, because if they had a choice in the matter…neither one would choose to live with such hate everyday of their lives.
Look at my incredible children; they are just like your children and grandchildren. Mariah and Jordan have the same hopes and dreams as every other child in this state, the same dreams that your children and grandchildren have. Jordan and Mariah dream of success, peace, harmony, they dream of love, home, children and family and they dream of someone to share their hopefully, long and fulfilling life with. This marriage amendment will shatter those dreams and make the dreams of my children and people like them unobtainable.
• How am I supposed to tell my children that in the state that they call home, they are regarded as second class citizens?
• How am I supposed to break my children's hearts because the state they live in cannot accept them because they were born LGBT?
• How am I, as a parent, supposed to reassure my children that they are beautiful, wonderful, deserving, members of society, when our own lawmakers are saying loud and clear that they don't believe they are?
• How am I supposed to protect those I love from discrimination like this? How can I keep them safe when our own legislature is the one letting everyone know that they do not deserve the same protections as everyone else?
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Moses, a gay Ugandan man seeking asylum in the United States, hides his face as he attends a news conference in Washington. (Jewel Samad)
Can you imagine the fear you would have to be in to publicaly wear a paper bag on your head? I can't, but the person in this photo sure in the hell does. This picture, taken here in America, is of a gay Ugandan man who is seeking asylum in the United States, so he can be protected from the persecution of gays that is occurring in Africa.
According to an article in the Washington Post,
"Persecution of gays is intensifying across Africa, fueled by fundamentalist preachers, intolerant governments and homophobic politicians. Gay people have been denied access to health care, detained, tortured and even killed, human rights activists and witnesses say.
The growing tide of homophobia comes at a time when gays in Africa are expressing themselves more openly, prompting greater media attention and debates about homosexuality. The rapid growth of Islam and evangelical forms of Christianity, both espousing conservative views on family values and marriage, have persuaded many Africans that homosexuality should not be tolerated in their societies.
"It has never been harder for gays and lesbians on the continent," said Monica Mbaru, Africa coordinator for the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, based in Cape Town. "Homophobia is on the rise."
Fearing for their lives, many activists are in hiding or have fled their countries."
With purposed legislation of a "kill and imprison the gays and their supporters bill" in Uganda and the "outing" of gays in newspapers calling for them to be hanged, attacked, and/or persecuted I would be running for my life and begging for a safe place to live too.
With the removal of sexual orientation from the U.N.'s resolution on extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary executions, (supposed to be voted on again Tuesday) the fear that homosexual's in Africa and other countries are feeling is understandable and very real...there is a price on their head's, and they are in immediate danger.
To completely understand the horrific nature of this very real threat, I recommend that you watch Missionaries of Hate. This is what hatred causes, the persecution, discrimination and annihilation of a certain class of people, in this case homosexual's, because of a perceived belief... a very wrong perception based on the propaganda and lies of Religious leaders and politician's.
These people are using the emotional fear tactic's that hit closest to the hearts of many, children...they claim that homosexual's prey on children and initiate them into the homosexual "lifestyle", a belief that has been disproved by competent research time and time again. In fact, statistic's show that most pedophiles identify as "straight".
There is also the blatant use of misconceptions about homosexual sex, such as homosexual's eat "poo poo" and fist each other, driven home and embedded into minds by the showing of graphic video's and pictures to onlookers and their congregation, including children!
Nor is it said where they obtained these video's and pictures, but I am sure they picked the most graphic ones, the most sexually extreme ones, they could find...for all I know they could be watching, "Two Girls, One Cup", which by normal standards among, straights, gays, lesbians, bi, and transgender person's alike was found completely disgusting!
Now I know many homosexual's both gay men and lesbian's and I can honestly say, I have never met one who liked to eat shit.
In fact most gay men I know recommend the use of enema's to cleanse the anus before sex. (If it is going to put out there, then put it all out there truthfully!!) As for the fisting, well what happens in private is none of my business, and to each their own. I know that there are people who practice fisting, but I don't believe this is a normal part of sex, for straights or gays, but more of a preference by certain individual's that have the right to do what they want, so long as it is between consenting adults.
Furthermore, it must be said, that some straight people also engage in these very same sexual experiences, anal sex and fisting, but I do not see a call to have them executed or imprisoned.
These people, ministers, and government official's are calling for the deaths and imprisonment of a specific class of people, based on "God's law", of course while they are using the "texts of terror" to convince people that homosexuality is an abomination to God, they are wearing, what appears to be blended fabrics, with their hair cut and the corners of their beard's rounded...which is also viewed as abominations and against "Gods Law. Am I the only one who sees the absolute hypocrisy involved here?
I think what drives the cruelty of these people home is in Missionaries of Hate, when Mariana Van Zeller, asks Otto Odonga, a member of the Ugandan Parliament, what he would do if one of his four daughters was a lesbian, and he basically states that if one of his daughters was a lesbian he would order and call for her death himself "to show everyone that this behavior is bad".
"Let her die, because she is doing the wrong thing...I am so disappointed that she is my daughter."
That these people could harbor so much hate in their hearts for homosexual's that they would kill their own children, that the hate they hold in their heart trumps the greatest gift on this planet, the love of a parent for their child, shows exactly how twisted and demented these people really are.
I hope the true extent of this hate, opens the eyes of this world, and that people stand up against these tyrants who would kill and imprison people because of who they love.
Rachel Maddow Interviews David Bahati, Author Of Ugandan 'Kill The Gays' Bill (VIDEO)
Thursday, December 16, 2010
For me the Holidays are for celebrating the love of family, and giving to those who are less fortunate then ourselves. Sadly, this time of the year many in our LGBT community do not have family to share the holidays with, due to their families inability to accept them and love them unconditionally, because they are homosexual, something they had absolutely no choice about.
So I am urging all of you to open your homes and hearts to our LGBT&Q community members who have no where to go this Christmas, no one to share this wonderful season with, who are spending this season alone at home or on the street, feeling like no one gives a damn about them.
According to the Los Angeles Times,
Every year, hundreds of gay youths end up alone on the streets of Los Angeles County, where they make up a disproportionate share of the at least 4,200 people under 25 who are homeless on any given day.
A recent study found that 40% of the homeless youths in Hollywood, a gathering spot for these young people, identify themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual or unsure of their sexual orientation. Five percent say they are transgender.
These startling statistic's are just from Los Angeles County and Hollywood.
In June, The Center for American Progress estimated "that gay and transgender youth account for 20-40 percent of homeless youth in the US, while only about 5-10 percent of the general youth population is LGBT."
And it isn't just the homeless LGBT youth and adults that are struggling and have no where to go this holiday season, many LGBT, have been disowned by their family and are finding themselves alone during Christmas.
So I am asking my readers, to reach out during this season of love and giving. If you know someone in this situation I am asking you to reach out to them and open your heart and home, buy them a gift, invite them for dinner, let them know that you care and that you are delighted they are a part of your life.
If you don't know anyone who is in this situation, you can contact local LGBT organizations and ask where you can drop off care packages and presents for homeless LGBT youth or adults, you can invite them out for dinner,donate blankets and warm clothes, give gift cards to McDonalds, Burger King and numerous other restaurants, so they can get something to eat...anything...just please reach out to our LGBT community that could be alone and without family this time of year!
You can visit http://glbtnearme.org/ to find an LGBT organization near you.
Also, the spirit of giving to this community isn't only needed once a year, there is a continuing need for donations all year round, so don't just block yourself into giving only once a year, give all year long if you can, be there for our LGBT community, become the family they are lacking.
Remember, the greatest gift that you can give yourself, is the love you give to others.
(Remember to be safe about who you invite into your home)