Posts tagged ‘hate’

October 28, 2010

Televangelist Oral Roberts’ gay grandson says “it gets better”

Amazingly moving stuff. He writes a letter to his gay uncle Ronald David Roberts, who committed suicide in 1982, about the parallels in their lives.  Via Towleroad.com

Some background on Randy Roberts Potts and his story from DallasVoice.com here.

And another article written about his life and his relationship with his grandfather by Potts himself.

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October 28, 2010

Don’t piss off Anderson Cooper…

I watched this last night and could see from the expression on Anderson’s face that he was pissed. One thing I have learned for certain is that when it comes to bullying it is best not to get on the wrong side of CNN’s Anderson Cooper or he will go after you like a Tomahawk missile.

Video link via @JoeMyGod

October 26, 2010

Bishop Tutu speaks out – again

I really don’t see how people fail to see that discrimination based on gender identity is just as wrong as discrimination based on race . Bishop Tutu , who has considerable experience in the latter,  understands. He speaks out in an open letter to Essence magazine. Thanks to CAISO and my friend Alvin for the link.

Today I pray for people in Africa and throughout the world who long for freedom because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. It grieves me to be retiring at this crucial moment in history, so I write to you in this open letter, to invite you to pick up the work that remains to be done. More than 70 countries still imprison or execute gay and transgender people, and bullying and murders are all too common. This must change.

Read more here.