Posts tagged ‘equality’

September 11, 2013

Why Keith Olbermann Is Still Relevant.

I saw this earlier today when he posted it but work got in the way. Posting it now. I think he Keith is an incredible ally.

July 18, 2012

Watch “I Want to Know What It’s Like” on YouTube

June 11, 2012

Why Christ Would Shake His Head In Disgust If He Saw His Church,

As Trinidad and Tobago prepares to update the gender policy there has been a lot of stupidity and obfuscation emerging. While LGBT people ask for even basic protection from discrimination and equality under the law as seen in the brave protests of people from CAISO and The Silver Lining Foundation, we see the tactics of those opposed to all citizens having equal rights. One inexplicable tactic has been to bring up same-sex marriage ( or as I like to call it – marriage) and abortion as all being connected. Now I am sure to the more pea-brained this makes sense. Watching their poorly scribbled signs I see that the connection is that anything that doesn’t result in a baby popping out is anathema.

Apparently the fact that a few of those babies popping out turned out to be gay escapes the few religious zealots that have been protesting. Yes, those babies grew up in heterosexual homes surrounded by everything heterosexual and still ended up gay. Shocking.  I suppose in ignoring the no judging thing in favor of the more attractive Torah they seem to have lost the fact that the record of their own savior has nothing to say on the subject. The worst crime on the calendar to them didn’t merit a  mention from the mouth of  Jesus – despite  two thousand years of manipulation.

But just in case anyone thinks the irrelevant argument about marriage is the sticking point – despite nobody even asking for it – the Archbishop shows that his  vile message is even more general:

Archbishop Joseph Harris is calling on citizens to resist moves to accept homosexuality. He is the latest religious leader to speak out against what he described as society’s increasing acceptance of same-sex relationships. His comments come in the wake of the government’s new national gender policy, which promises to promote fairness and equality among citizens.

We are copycats in T&T. We look at the US and what they do and want to do it too. But one of the things nobody thinks about is structure and the importance of it,” Archbishop Harris said. “If we facilitate sinful structures, which are against God’s law, we are teaching our young people that it’s okay to lead a sinful life. We must turn back to God.”

Read more idiocy here.

Ignoring , for the moment, that the Archbishop’s church has been actively involved in covering up pedophile scandals for decades and overlooking apparent Mafia ties to the Vatican bank, one wonders what his church wants?  Kill all LGBT people? Force them to undergo pointless and dangerous  reparative therapy when even the WHO regards it as just another human variation?  Live in the shadows like scurrying insects because that is okay with your worldview?

Inquisitions and torture aside Archbishop, does your church have a death wish to forever remain on the wrong side of history? Galileo’s ghost is wondering. Look up ‘hypocrisy’ online when you get a chance.

June 7, 2012

I Do Campaign Launch – Sunrise – Australia

Join the campaign at: http://www.ido.org.au

March 1, 2012

I Want To Know What It’s Like

Ryan James Yezak , the creator the upcoming documentary Second Class Citizens , creates a deeply moving video poem that sums up the LGBT equality message very nicely and powerfully. Some might quibble about the need for more ethnic diversity but I don’t think that weakens the message at all.

February 15, 2012

Italian Wedding

This seems to be very much like the  Aussie one last year – let’s see if this will go viral too. Very sweet.

January 17, 2012

The Second European Conference on LGBT Families – Catalonia 2012

European Documentary Lesbian and Gay Families, produced by Flg. Available from March 2012. More information familieslg.org.

The Second European Conference on LGBT Families want to share the situation of legal rights and inequality suffered by children of LGBT families in different countries across Europe. We work together with other organizations and governments to make progress on the rights of citizenship.We are expecting between 700 and 800 people from different European countries to attend the Conference. It is our intention to spread the achievements of social rights regarding LGBT people in our country.

The meeting will combine conferences, workshops, shared life experiences and leisure time for all families. It is our main objective to make our families visible and to have an impact on the media in our country and abroad.

In the meeting, we will broadcast our second documentary “Homo baby boom” based on the daily lives of LGTB families in different European countries.

The website (in English) is here.

January 11, 2012

This Is Adorable .

No description necessary.

 

December 27, 2011

Edge of Glory

I thought I had posted this when it first came out but I can’t seem to find it now.In any case it is nice to post it again as the year comes to a close. It is a bit corny but I like corny – corny puts a smile on my face.

This video is for everybody. Who has ever loved. And has been loved in return. To those that think it never does or will get better. It does. It does get better, it becomes beautiful.

 

December 25, 2011

Over a year old but still so inspiring – Pink receiving the HRC Ally for Equality Award 2010

Watching this again made my Xmas – which was otherwise fairly sucky.