Sunday, October 30, 2016

It's Sunday... Time To Worship

Russia Loses Seat On UN Human Rights Council

Russia has been stripped of its seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council by a narrow vote.
The country has come under extreme scrutiny in recent years for high levels of corruption and human rights abuses.
In 2013, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a ban on ‘gay propaganda’ into law, widely used as an excuse by authorities to clamp down on the LGBT community. The regressive law has forced the cancellation of Pride parades and led to restrictions of freedom of speech.
Today, UN countries collectively delivered an apparent rebuke to Russia, which had been running for re-election to its seat on the Human Rights Council.
Russia ran against Hungary and Croatia for the two seats available for the Eastern Europe bloc.
Hungary gained 144 votes, ahead of Croatia on 114 votes, with Russia pipped to the post on just 112 votes.
The Human Rights Council is responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.
Outgoing UN chief Ban Ki-moon recently praised the body for pushing on LGBT issues, though critics have called for human rights standards to more rigidly include LGBT rights.
Mr Ban said: “At the United Nations Human Rights Council, more than one hundred countries have accepted recommendations aimed at protecting LGBT people from discrimination.
“In some cases, the starting point has been to decriminalize gay relationships. Over the past year, three more countries have abandoned criminal sanctions following UN recommendations: Mozambique, The Seychelles and Nauru. I commend their leadership.
“Many have new laws to stop discrimination, punish hate crimes and restrict hate speech. We see new measures to end bullying and provide sensitivity training.
“Almost 40 countries now legally recognize same-sex couples. Some are looking at making it easier for transgender people to have their gender legally recognized.
“These major advances happened thanks to brave individuals who stood up for what is right.”
Other countries with poor human rights records were successfully elected. Saudi Arabia topped the ballot in the Asian region, securing a seat alongside  China, Japan and Iraq.                                                                                                                          

The Danger of False Equivalency

Thursday, October 27, 2016

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Racism is Alive and Well in the Gay Community and By The Way...

I agree with almost everything in this video with the exception of the supposition that trans people led the Stonewall riots,
There were indeed a couple of trans people there, but they didn't start the riot, nor were they instrumental in the movement.
This absolute bullshit of elevating certain trans individuals as the true warriors of the Stonewall riots is exactly that...BULLSHIT!
Look at any picture taken during the riots and what do you see?

German Minister Trying To Break The Chains Of Gay Oppression

A German minister has defied coalition rules and turned same-sex marriage into a key issue for the 2017 general election.
Heiko Maas, Germany’s Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection, has voiced his support for same-sex marriage in an open letter.
It was published in honor of the fifth anniversary of the Bundesstiftung Magnus Hirschfeld, a foundation dedicated to researching the lives of LGBT people and educating society to end discrimination against the community.
‘We need to defend Magnus Hirschfeld’s legacy with all our might,’ he wrote.
‘Especially now, as right-wing populists once again wake resentments, make homophobia socially acceptable and want to revive the 1950s’ outdated models of family and society.’
Maas recently introduced a draft law which would pardon gay men prosecuted under anti-gay laws. It faced opposition, with critics saying the law wouldn’t go far enough in terms of rehabilitation.
Today, the minister representing the Social Democrats, said the LGBT community could count on his support and pointed out Germany’s strength ‘is based on freedom and diversity’.
‘Germany is a strong country, because everyone here can live after their own model of life,’ he said.
‘To promote this diversity, and to protect it against discrimination, that’s what the Bundesstiftung Magnus Hirschfeld very successfully works for,’ Maas said.
‘In the future, it can continue to trust in my support, for example when it comes to supporting marriage for everyone.’
Currently, same-sex couples can enter civil partnerships but are limited when it comes to adopting children.
Full marriage equality would also automatically grant them full adoption rights.
For his statement, Maas, who represents the Social Democrats in the German Bundestag, is likely to face opposition from the conservative Christian Democrats, who are part of the coalition government.
Today, they rejected the notion, saying same-sex couples in civil partnerships are already able to adopt – but it is limited to their step children.
But not all Christian Democrats oppose marriage equality.
‘With regards to equality, I consider opening marriage to same-sex couples to be urgently needed,’ said Stefan Kaufmann, who represents the Christian Democrats in the Bundestag’s education committee.
‘When two registered partners legally have nearly all the rights and responsibilities spouses have, and so take long-term responsibility for each other, they should not be denied marriage.’

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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A Double Dose Of Samantha Bee

Double Proposal By Same Sex Couple On Emmerdale

Aaron Dingle and Robert Sugden – known to fans as Robron – have become engaged after surviving a scary car crash on Emmerdale.
It turns out Robert (Ryan Hawley) was uninjured in the crash but Aaron (Danny Miller) landed in the hospital with his injuries and nearly dies.
It was last week that Robert told Aaron that he is not gay but bisexual and assured his love that that did not mean he was going to cheat on him.

When Aaron wakes up in the hospital, Robert is right there and again seeks to reassure a skeptical Aaron that after all their break-ups and the twists and turns, he knows who he wants.
‘You think I’ll want other people? I promise you I won’t,’ he tells Aaron. ‘You’re enough. I’m sure. And I love you. So what are we waiting for?’
Aaron, still not convinced, says: ‘I’m not exactly easy to love. How do we not mess this up?’
But he takes a leap of faith and proposes to Robert who jokes that he needs time to think about it before saying ‘Of course I will’ and sealing it with a kiss.

Sunday, October 23, 2016