Linda Harvey: Fight for gay rights, not climate change
Linda Harvey, Mission: America, is incandescent that President Obama “continues to exalt the climate-change agenda above actual global crises,” meaning the “crises” of gay rights and reproductive freedom.
“Disease, emotional trauma, mutilation, family division, domestic violence and self-harm follow in the wake of LGBTQ identities and reproductive rights”. Harvey published her column in WorldNetDaily. She said: “There’s no way to disguise or adequately manage the wreckage left in the wake of these unnatural, life-rejecting behaviors.”
She is warning that “our culture’s current embrace of sexual licence is an environmental disaster”, the Religious Right activist declared that “the Gulf oil spill is pond scum in comparison.”
Linda Harvey is furious about US fighting for climate change and leaving gay rights behind, and called for rethinking of ‘sustainability’ word.
She said: “If you still have your children in a public school, you might want to have a talk with them about the true meaning of ‘sustainability’. Or you may want to call your kids who are off at college. Will any of those university courses on their ‘green’ campuses assign students a project to evaluate the carbon footprint of a ‘gay pride’ parade? Or and abortion clinic?”
June 27, 2016
Munich have good times to offer for gay travelers
Munich, Germany – is often overlooked by gay travelers because of Berlin’s infamous decadence. They love leather pants and closeted 19th-century Bavarian monarch Ludwig II. Munich has a throwback charm unique from artistic Berlin.
Dietmar Holzapfel, and his husband Josef Sattler, says hospitality in Munich has long extended to members of the LGBT community.
“Our former mayor Christian Ude was the patron of Pride 22 years ago, when other politicians didn’t dare do this. Munich was also the first city in Europe to host the IGLTA (International Gay and Lesbian Travel Alliance) convention.” He explained.
With an LGBT festivals almost every month, Munich is a party that never stops. Even Oktoberfest turns one massive tent over to gay brew enthusiasts.
You can find gay quarter, Glockenbachviertel, located not far from old city Altstadt, with lots of shops, bars and restaurants.
Holzapfel and Sattler’s joint are boasting sophisticated, modern rooms at reasonable prices and a fashionable bar/restaurant. Hotel Deutsche Eiche is overcrowded with LGBT travelers.
Sunbathing at the Isar River in warm weather is like a tradition in Munich, and also a good time for travelers. The Flaucher area is especially popular within gay community.
June 26, 2016
High school suspended gay student for wearing ‘provocative’ T-shirt
A gay student was suspended from high school after refusing to take off her “Nobody Knows I’m a Lesbian” T-shirt.
Brianna Popour said that she wore it to reach out to others who may be struggling to come out. But when she came to Chesnee High School, in South Carolina, she claims she was told to take off the shirt or to go home.
She refused to take off the shirt, and argued that there was nothing in the school’s dress code that she violated wearing it. But anyway, she was suspended.
Brianna stated to WSPA: “I’ve worn this shirt before and nobody’s ever said anything.”
According to WCBD 2 News: “[dress code states] clothing deemed distracting, revealing, overly suggestive or otherwise disruptive will not be permitted.”
Brianna’s mother, Barbara Popour, told WSPA: “[the school administrator] does not like people in his school wearing anything that says anything about lesbians, gays, or bisexuals.”
Director of the Children, Youth and Family Program, Ellen Kahn, at Human Rights Campaign Foundation, condemned the school’s act saying “it’s quite an extreme measure”.
She told Dailymail.com: “It’s not only hurtful to Brianna who was simply expressing who she is. But it creates a much more hostile and tense environment for other LGBT students, and other students who want to be more supportive.”
June 24, 2016
Sir Elton John and Vladimir Putin planning to fix a date to discuss LGBT rights
LGBT rights will be discussed by Sir Elton John and Vladimir Putin in an open dialogue.
Sir Elton John fell victim to a hoax earlier this year after he asked Putin, despite his large fallowing in Russia.
After he was subjected to a hoax call from a fake Putin, the real Putin got in touch to discuss LGBT rights – and offered to meet with the singer in future.
Sir Elton said: “I’ve talked to him on the telephone – we’re trying to arrange a date when I can go to Moscow and talk to him.”
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin had to go above and beyond to convince Sir Elton that the real Putin did want to talk, after the hoax call.
He said: “At first [Sir Elton John] hesitated.
“We decided to ask Russian Ambassador to London Alexander Yakovenko to get in touch with the musician and tell him about the phone call.
“In the beginning, Yakovenko had certain problems to explain to the musician that he was really the Russian ambassador and that the real president of Russia wanted to talk to him.”
Sir Elton added: “I feel very honoured that he wants to see me and he’s put the olive branch out and it’s essential that I do go over there and just put my foot in the water and see what we can do change the situation for LGBT people in Russia.
“Even though the Russians say it’s great it is very very, it’s not great at all. But you know, as I said, I want to try and knock the wall down a little bit, so I will be trying to go and see him.
“He was very pleasant on the phone, he apologised for the fake interview I did. He was very genial and I was very very impressed.”
June 13, 2016
Matt Bomer calls campaign against Houston’s HERO ordinance ‘horrifying’
Former Texan Matt Bomer thinks there’s something as horrifying as his series American Horror Story: Hotel: the campaign against the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO).
‘The messages being broadcast across Houston attacking lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in an attempt to repeal the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) go beyond misleading – they’re horrifying,’
‘These malicious ads, funded with a lot of money from anti-equality opponents, slander innocent people with slogans like “no men in women’s bathrooms” and imply transgender Houstonians want non-discrimination protections as a means to abuse children.
‘You and I know this is NOT true,’ Bomer adds. ‘But our opponents are running these deplorable messages in order to deceive voters heading into the November 3rd election. I grew up in the Houston suburbs, and it’s terrible to see what’s happening in my former backyard to try to repeal necessary non-discrimination protections.’
‘I know, Halloween is right around the corner…and an election in Houston is probably the last thing on your mind,’ Bomer writes. ‘But if we don’t fight for these non-discrimination protections — to prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, race, military status, religion, and 10 other traits — the fourth largest city in the country is going to be a much scarier place.’
June 8, 2016
Cyber-bullied Thai-German gay couple get married
A Thai-German gay couple that was cyber-bullied after those photos of them holding each others hands went viral have got married in Germany.
The former creative director of a Thai modeling agency Noparuj Kaendi , posted photos of his wedding to model Thorsten Mid on Instagram.
This time, the photos got hundreds of good and congratulatory messages from well-wishers and are trending in Southeast Asia.
The couple is together for two years now and the couple wore navy suits at their wedding in Aachen, Germany.
‘Foreigners are fond of pets,’ one wrote.
‘I now believe that potions work,’ said another, commenting on the perceived disparity their looks, while another told Mid to ‘wake up, boy.’
However, others came to their defense and Facebook fan pages gave full support for the couple.
‘I’m not a famous actor nor a public person who knows how to handle criticism… I’m just ME,’ Kaendi said at the time.
‘We’re just another average couple working hard to get to be together.’
June 6, 2016
Man called homophobic slur and then attacked for holding his penis while sleeping
A 56-year-old was victim of a homophobic attack for doing nothing except holding his penis while sleeping in Jamaica.
After it reported ,Randy Livingston, 54, Janil Barette, 25 and Wayne Richards, 19, all from Kingston, appeared in court ,they beat up and injured the 56-year-old man, called him a ‘batty man’.
In a community center on 5 September, around 6.30am the man was sleeping ,when Livingston saw him sleeping with his hands inside his shorts.
‘Wha kinda ting dat you a do?’ he said ,adding ‘Lef de area.’.
When the man said that he would call the police, other men got together with Livingston in his alleged attack.
The men said it was a ‘batty man’ thing to hold onto your genitals in your sleep, adding that he was a ‘dog’.
When the 56-year-old rapidly ran from the room, they caught him. One of the men with the Livingston forced him unconscious, using a stick to beat him on the head.
When the man regained consciousness in a police station, he immediately reported the incident.
Barette was charged with assault causing bodily harm, while Livingston and Richards were charged with unlawful wounding.
The men will return to court on 16 November, because they all pleaded not guilty.
The case will continue.
June 3, 2016
This is what happened when a gay guy was contacted by his school bully on Scruff years later
John Paul Brammer freelance writer, based in Washington DC, went home to rural Oklahoma to visit his hometown.
And when he was chatting to guys on Scruff, he got a message from a familiar face.
‘“Hi,” the message read. Curious, John Paul responded. “What’s up?” A few minutes passed. “I think you know me lol.”’
Blank profile said ‘went to school together’.
‘“We did?” John Paul replied, on edge. “Who are you?”
‘“You probably don’t like me… haha. I was a little mean to you.”’
‘I think it was the casual way he joined in on the harassment that made me hate him. The way after someone called me “faggot” he would parrot them, ally himself with them, use me to form solidarity with others,’ he said.
The profile asked: ‘Are you mad?’
‘Yes,’ John Paul responded, then asking him if he remembered anything he’d done.
‘No lol,’ he said. ‘But I was a real asshole back then.’
‘I thought about it, and when I calmed down, I reached a conclusion I didn’t expect,’
‘This person wasn’t the one-dimensional villain I’d made him out to be. All this time, he’d been closeted. Just like me. Yes, he had hurt me. Yes, he was wrong to hurt me. But I realized he was a victim too. In the town he and I had grown up in, being gay was seen as one of the worst things you could be. You might as well not even be human.
‘When he saw me getting pushed or getting my books smacked out of my hands or getting slurs thrown my way, he must have been relieved it wasn’t him.
‘And I can’t forgive that. But I can understand it.’
‘”Want to fool around?”, John Paul said.
‘No,’ John Paul responded. ‘Have a good life, man.’
June 2, 2016
You have to watch Will Young’s moving new music video about a naked trans man
For choice for the video, Will said: ‘I know that transgender people do not like being called brave. It is something that is innate. Not a choice, but a given. Being a gay man I feel the same. I wasn’t “brave” to come out it was simply what I had to do.
‘I am used to prejudice though. Through tough times embracing myself as someone “different” allowed me to embrace all differences in others, to embrace their vulnerability and their struggles as well as their inner strength and determination to be their true authentic selves. When I wrote the song, this is what I was referring to – the determination in modern life to be my authentic self.
‘In this video we see a man determined to be himself in the face of all adversity from inside and outside. It isn’t brave but, my god, it shows true grit and strength. What a wonderful thing. This video isn’t about selling records or my personal benefit. This video is about taking a moment in time to explore a section of society who stand up for themselves. To tell a story and offer a window through music into someone’s life.’
June 1, 2016
This gay man was told he would get booted from Disneyland for wearing short shorts
A gay man was told he would get booted from Disneyland in Anaheim unless he changed his short shorts.
Anthony Gilét, who lives in London, traveled to California for the annual ‘Gay Days’ event.
The event is when thousands of LGBTI patrons visit the park with their families and identify themselves by either wearing red or a football jersey.
‘I was certainly wearing more than Ariel,’ he said on his website.
‘Within a few minutes of being inside the park, a member of staff chased us down, before asking “do you have anything on under that top?”
‘So I told her yes, and showed her the shorts I had on underneath. To which she replied, “OK… Because it gives the impression that you have nothing on underneath. Do you have a change of outfit, because if not, security may remove you from the park.”
She said that: ‘It’s just that it’s a family park’.
Gilét, who paid $99 (€88) to go in, put on a longer shorts on his bag as he didn’t ‘want any drama’.
‘What exactly was the issue? Was it the fact that there was so much leg on show?’ he asked afterwards.
‘Because there were countless girls walking around in booty shorts. How is it any different from a girl in those? Or even a dress? Was she asking women if they had anything on under their short skirts too?’
May 30, 2016