Apr 12, 2011

A CIVIL WAR UPDATE: ¨150 Years Ago Today -- The Civil War started...and it really never quite ended¨ Counterlight Peculiars

Flag from Fort Sumter HERE
Thanks Doug for the reminder...every LGBTI person can hardly forget the daily battlefield we walk upon in the United States as we duck and cover to avoid the abuse, injustice, prejudice, discrimination and hate crimes generated against us by many fellow citizens. 

Everyday people like us show up, enter everyday life and attempt to survive the bigotry, the fear and the many examples of dangerous raw hatred directed toward us--alas, here comes a fresh volley of todays lgbti demeaning junk-talk/actions: 

¨Ive seen the face of evil, and it is the cunning Illinois Right Wing.¨

¨Hidden carefully by Sen David Koehler in SB 1123, a bill to assist the blind - like an arsenic pill hidden in a crême brulé - beneath text allowing for raises for County Clerks, the Conservatives waited until 5pm today, in the 11th hour of this bill before its Wednesday committee vote, to slide in amendments that seek to do everything possible to tear apart the lives of LGBT people in Illinois.¨   HERE

¨US student branded in homophobic attack¨

¨A student at the University of North Carolina had his wrist burned with a hot object in a homophobic attack. Freshman Quinn Matney may be permanently scarred after the incident, which took place last week on campus.¨ HERE  Update:  ¨Student lied about anti-gay campus attack¨ HERE

¨Disgusting Republican Homophobes¨

¨We have homophobes on our party. That’s disgusting to me. We’re all human beings. We’re all God’s children. Now if they’re going to get off on that stuff—Santorum has said some cruel things—cruel, cruel things—about homosexuals.¨ HERE

¨Mike Huckabee said terrible things¨

"One year ago, Mike Huckabee said terrible things about my community and me. He compared gay marriage to incest, polygamy and drug abuse. He said that gay couples should not be able to adopt: 'These are not puppies, raising children is not an experiment.' Who the hell is he to cast aspersions on others?" HERE

Quote of the Day:  ¨ Gay = Anti-Christian¨

“‘Gay’ is a left-wing socio-political construct designed to create grounds for fundamental rights [based on] whimsical capricious desires,” said Ryan Sorba, chairman of the Young Conservatives of California. “Gay identity does not exist.” HERE

Still No Justice for Lesbian Arson Victims, But Community Fights Back

¨You could argue that good news is hard to come by for Carol Ann and Laura Stutte. The couple, who has been together for more than 14 years, had their Tennessee house burned to the ground in September 2010 in a vicious anti-gay arson attack. The word "Queers" was spray-painted in black letters on the only thing left standing: an adjacent garage that lied next to a pile of ashes.¨ HERE

·  Thanks to Counterlight´s Peculiars, sidebar
·  Thanks to Doug
·  Thanks to The Bilerico Project, sidebar
·  Thanks to Phil Reese
·  Thanks to Alan Simpson, Republican Senator, retired
·  Thanks to Joe.My.God., sidebar
·  Thanks to Friends of Jake, sidebar
·  Thanks to Change.Org, sidebar

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