Archive for April, 2016
By her own admission, she doesn’t represent all of the LGBT, which a grand marshal should. I believe they should have asked her her views before stripping her of the post, but even in her response she uses transphobic language, she accuses transpeople of being a risk to children. It wasn’t that long ago that gay people we’re said to be a risk to children, and we all know that is a load of rubbish.
The nameless members of the Milwaukee Pride Parade Board of Directors stripped legendary rights activist Miriam Ben-Shalom of her honored spot as Grand Marshall of the June 12, 2016 “Heroes of Pride” event after men monitoring her Facebook page noticed women had made posts there that were critical of the idea of heterosexual “male lesbians”.
Miriam Ben-Shalom will be a familiar name to Lesbian and Gay Rights activists and historians. She was the first openly homosexual individual to be reinstated into military service after serving as plaintiff in multiple lawsuits and refusing a cash settlement.
After serving in the Israeli Army as an Armored Personnel Carrier driver, she enlisted as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army from 1974-1976, when she was dismissed on the basis of homosexuality, and served again from 1987- 1990 following her reinstatement after a decade of trials. She was then discharged, yet again, on…
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Anyone with half a brain (so that rules out Republican politicians) could see that this is what would happen under these so called bathroom laws. One commentator on the Pink News article said that if you’re a girl and you dress like a man then you should expect this. Bull Shit! She’s a teenager for fucks sake! You should think yourself lucky that her response was audible and not just a grunt.
I also think the voice of the person presumably holding the camera sounds like someone O know. Is that you Cathy Brennan?
What we see of this video is the girl being asked to leave as she didn’t have id, but we don’t see what lead upto the police arriving to question her. Did someone call the toilet police, was someone causing trouble, we’re the police already there. Hopefully more facts about this will come out in time.
Sandy Hook was a tragedy, but the person responsible was the gunman, not the manufacturer. They we’re probably irresponsible in the way they advertised the gun, but people in America are killed with guns every single day, and every so often you get another Sandy Hook. The gunmen are always the ones who are responsible. Why Americans feel the need to own and carry guns on a daily basis is beyond me. I know it’s in your constitution, but that document was wrote a long time ago, when it took a good few minutes to reload ie guns didn’t fire multiple rounds per second.
We (in the UK) must get different reports of the politics in America as I’m assuming you will of the UK. Whereas some Americans see Margaret Thatcher as a great leader (I’m not denying she was), she utterly divisive in the UK, and you either loved or hated her.
I haven’t seen enough of Bernie to say whether I think he’d be any good or not, but I have seen what Hilary has done (or what’s been reported in the UK), and she seems like the least worst option. I don’t know how anyone can take Trump seriously though. I mean he’s saying the populist things, but he’s promising more than he can deliver. Maybe when the democratic nomination is made, Bernie and Hilary can run on a president / vice president ticket rather than splitting the vote. I just hope the USA make the right choice, as what happens there affects the rest of the world.
I wanted to believe.
I went for Bernie Sanders early. I put my money where my mouth was.
After all, I have never voted for a Clinton, and I have been uncomfortable with Hillary Clinton since the early days of the Bill Clinton era. I couldn’t imagine then how supporting welfare reform and the 1994 crime bill helped poor people, and it’s great to see the discussions now about the negative and lasting effects of those two initiatives that she stood by her man to support.
Then there was her “evolving” position on the rights of gay and lesbian people, especially marriage equality. I mean, who could forget this?
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“Gender identity refers to a person’s sense of fitting into social categories”: Wisdom for the Youth of Today from GIRES (Gender Identity Research and Education Society)
I stopped reading with 10% left. You are talking a load of shit Gallus. They setup this organisation to help others after seeing first hand what their own child went through, how do I know this? They said so at a conference I went to.
Jesus fuck! This is not about you, it’s not about eradicating lesbians, gay men or bisexuals or gender non-conforming people for fucks sake and you know it. There will still be butch lesbians, gender non-conforming men and women and trans people. What we all need is the information to make informed choices, you know, like the information women need when they’re considering an abortion. Not scare tactics or undue pressure to go in one direction or another to suit someone else’s idea of what is right and wrong, but to suit the individual.
You really spout some shit that’s badly researched and just plain badly worded and attempts to make fun and it just shows you’re ignorance.
Get a life Gallus, and stop trying to fuck up other peoples lives.
Bernard and Terry Reed- Fitting into normative social sex categories saves lives!
The following gems are excerpted from GIRES’ submission to the proposed new NHS Service Specification (“treatment guidelines” to you and me) for the UK Gender Identity Development Service for Children and Adolescents (GIDS). The ‘fitting-youth-into-social-sex-categories-development-service’ in question operates out of the Tavistock and Portman facility and is run by Dr. Polly Carmichael.
The clinic, which attempts to treat children who are disturbed by sex-based social roles with pharmaceuticals, has quietly posted two items on their website for public feedback without notifying the press or public. The deadline for replies is April 20.
The first item is a ‘Policy Proposal’ which quite sensibly rejects lowering the age for cross-sex hormones below the age of sixteen in the UK. This is a response to transgender industry and activist lobbying to allow permanent irreversible changes to be performed on…
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Ellen talked about the controversial law that was recently passed, and what we could really use more of in the world.