Archive for ‘ignorance’

October 17, 2012

The Ripple Effect

The great young people at the Silver Lining Foundatiopn in T&T have created a new anti-bullying campaign with a special emphasis on LGBT kids. Proud of them as always. Why not make your own to support them.

 

February 29, 2012

Belize Rights Groups Launch Legal Challenge Against Section 53

A January report about UNIBAM’s challenge to Section 53 of the Belize criminal code:

Every person who has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any person or animal shall be liable to imprisonment for ten years.

The challenge states that the statute violates several sections of the Belize Constitution. Read the details of the suit here.

On to the video though. The speakers are excellent but the host, poor thing, needs to get to GLAAD pronto. “Homosexual agenda?” All she is missing is “This anchor was brought to you by (insert misinformation spewing homophobic church group here)”   superimposed at the bottom of the screen.

February 19, 2012

This Last Week and Month have Been Interesting.

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What a ride it has been these last few weeks.  I work for a very small TV company so when I returned from Canada  another manager decided she had to go on vacation which resulted in me working for 39 days non-stop.   That sucks so much I can’t describe  and add writing for Fodor’s when I got home at night and you see what a hell my life has been. On the wonderfully happy side, I also sent my first article to Gaylaxy Magazine ( India) and  my first article on ACTUP.org both of which made me incredibly proud.

On Thursday my 39 days of working producing the news,interviews and my  call-in show came to an end  so yesterday the ‘gay agenda’ dictated that I had to clean. Thankfully my wonderful Ex  came and helped enormously – with the blessing of his current.

This evening I was wandering on the internet and discovered an article by an amazing young gay person called Troy Roness and I noticed that Randy R Potts also posted him on Facebook.  To make a long story short the article is the grittiest article I have ever read – the title alone says it all : “It’s time: Yes,  I’m gay, and I’m unapologetic”

Staring at myself in a mirror, I internalized my shame, guilt, and insecurities. I believed my appearance defined my existence. The perfect grades, the perfect body, and appearing flawless would somehow make me complete. I’ve learned, though, that we aren’t mean to be “perfect”; we’re meant to be whole.

Read the Huffington Post article here.

January 27, 2012

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day to mourn those who died at the hands of those who let hatred and ignorance prevent them  from seeing our shared humanity.

December 31, 2011

What a year it was. Google’s 2011 Zeitgeist

What an incredible bit of video editing and also a reminder of how much  my knowledge has expanded because of my wonderful friends on G+ these past few months. This is not my New Year’s message but this video is a great opportunity to pause and reflect on what a remarkable year of  triumph, tragedy and  a celebration of the human spirit 2011 was.

December 14, 2011

How homophobic is Belize? Very apparently.

Following the Obama Administration’s unexpected declaration, as voiced by Hillary Clinton at the UN,  that it is standing up for the rights  of LGBT people worldwide some of the more homophobic nations are showing why that position is more necessary than ever.

Some of the more ignorant voices in Belize, which was specifically mentioned in Clinton’s speech, seems to now have their knickers in a twist over the development.  The headline in Amandala (online) was “US president declares ‘war’ on poor countries”. I kid you not. As is well known, countries like Saudi Arabia are really suffering – which is why they must be allowed to persecute a and  kill LGBT people. The paper also indicated that 80% of Belizeans are in favor of keeping it criminalized – thus illustrating if it’s decency and common sense you want – avoid Belize. Read the rubbish here.

Then yesterday , because being small-minded is really important in Belize, they interviewed their PM Dean Barrow on the subject. Based on his response  their PM is about as enlightened to human rights as a lamppost :

In an interview with Amandala today, Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow frowned upon a recent indication from United States (US) President Barack Obama last Tuesday, via a presidential memorandum, that the US has declared “combat” against countries that it may deem guilty of violence or discrimination against “lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender” persons, dubbed LGBT for short—a war which could have implications for foreign aid allocations to poor nations.
Barrow told Amandalathat he has not yet seen the memo himself, but he doesn’t care what it says, as the Government of Belize will not move from its stance.

The Belize Government has decided to defend the law which pronounces unnatural sex illegal and which permits a 10-year prison term for persons found guilty of sodomy. In reality, though, Belizean law enforcement authorities do not prosecute homosexuals, except in cases of rape and the molestation of minors.

As regards to the Government of Belize’s decision “to defend the law on the nation’s statute books,” said Prime Minister Barrow, if the US is saying that it will cut foreign aid to Belize, “they will have to cut off their aid,” Barrow told us.  Read the rest of the ludicrous  exchange here.  ( I suggest you don’t)

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Yes, they simply can’t use the word ‘gay’ in Belize – they must still be waiting for the 1970s to arrive.  So sad that LGBT people – the operative word being PEOPLE – have to live surrounded by such  ignorance and hate.  WTF is  ‘unnatural intercourse’ ?
The links may have died but look! A new one that is even more stupid. http://amandala.com.bz/news/massive-protest-public-morality-toledo-cayo-today/
Really? ‘Transvestite’ ? Again, Belize – what century are you all in again? Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual – and also Queer, Questioning, Intersex. Get a grip kids.
October 31, 2010

This is how some people think in Uganda.

If you want to get angry about extreme stupidity this is the interview to watch.  Worse than terrorism is it? Gaining ground? Spreading like wildfire? Really? Via www.towleroad.com

 

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