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‘That’s so gay’ - here are some alternatives to that sentence

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‘That’s so gay’ - here are some alternatives to that sentence

(via creepyvegan)

Romney and Obama agree: the Boy Scouts should allow gay members.

Both could do more. Obama, for example, could resign as honorary president of the Boy Scouts. A former national board member of the Scouts, the Romney Campaign indicated he maintains the position he first made clear in 1994, but it would be cool if the man himself would make a statement to that effect.

Now the bad news… the Christians. Although is not only inaccurate and unfair, it can be harmful to those attacked by anti-LGBT, anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, anti-anyone-not-like-me individuals and groups.

But when people like Bryan Fischer are the loudest Christian’s the rest of the population need to stand up and take a stand or keep their mouth compliantly shut and be shamed for it. 

Fischer made GLAAD’s Commentator Accountability Project list well before now, for multiple reasons, including:

“The homosexual agenda represents the single greatest modern threat to freedom of religion and conscience.”

‘… they [gay people] are Nazis … . They’ll do the same thing to you that the Nazis did to their opponents in Nazi Germany.”

‘Islam is a totalitarian political ideology. It is as racist as the KKK. … Allowing a mosque to be built in town is fundamentally no different than granting a building permit to a KKK cultural center built in honor of some King Kleagle.’

- Fischer’s bullying prevention plan: ‘If We Want to See Fewer Students Commit Suicide, We Want Fewer Homosexual Students’

A fourth openly gay nominee—one who has been fairly heavily involved in both gay and non-gay legal and political issues and who spent “hundreds of hours” doing pro bono work that led to the elimination of a gay ban on FBI agents—has gone before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. The nominee’s gay-related history prompted the only Republican in attendance on his confirmation hearing to label the nominee an “activist.”

“I am honored to nominate Michael Walter Fitzgerald to the United States District Court,” Obama said in a statement. “His impressive career stands as a testament to his formidable intellect and integrity. I am confident he will serve the people of California with distinction on the District Court bench.”

Obama has nominated more female, African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American and openly gay candidates as federal judges than Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George H.W. Bush. That includes two female Supreme Court justices, one of whom is the high court’s only Hispanic justice.

The numbers are particularly striking for Asian-American nominees. Obama has nominated half of the Asian-American federal judges currently on the bench.

After being nominated July 2012 The Senate confirmed Michael W. Fitzgerald as a federal trial judge for the region stretching from San Luis Obispo to Orange counties in California

You can read more about Judge McShane in a bio published by Mike Bloom of the Multnomah Bar Association.


SO HAPPY ABOUT THIS! (and he went to school right here in Portland, Or.!)

If you're willing to give your life to defend my rights, you can have sex with a pie, and I will heat it up for you.” - Wil Anderson

(Source: protectcharles, via macaroni-overlord)

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo has spoken out in favor of a Maryland ballot initiative that would legalize gay marriage. Yahoo has published a letter that Maryland state delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr. wrote last week to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, urging him to “inhibit such expressions from your employee.” This is Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe’s response to Burns.

(Click through for the whole article - I’ve edited the letter down here!)

1. By using your position as an elected official (when referring to your constituents so as to implicitly threaten the Ravens organization) to state that the Ravens should “inhibit such expressions from your employees,” more specifically Brendon Ayanbadejo, not only are you clearly violating the First Amendment, you also come across as a narcissistic fromunda stain.

2. “Many of your fans are opposed to such a view and feel it has no place in a sport that is strictly for pride, entertainment, and excitement.” Holy fucking shitballs. Did you seriously just say that,

3. Why do you hate the fact that other people want a chance to live their lives and be happy, even though they may believe in something different than you, or act different than you?

I can assure you that gay people getting married will have zero effect on your life. They won’t magically turn you into a lustful cockmonster. They won’t even overthrow the government because all of a sudden they have the same legal rights as the other 90 percent of our population—rights like Social Security benefits, child care tax credits, Family and Medical Leave to take care of loved ones, and COBRA healthcare for spouses and children. You know what having these rights will make gays? Full-fledged American citizens just like everyone else, with the freedom to pursue happiness and all that entails.

I hope this letter, in some small way, causes you to reflect upon the magnitude of the colossal foot in mouth clusterfuck you so brazenly unleashed on a man whose only crime was speaking out for something he believed in. Best of luck in the next election; I’m fairly certain you might need it.

nomoretexasgovernorsforpresident:

Loved seeing this.

destroythegop:

la-belle-laide:

Mitt Romney Accidentally Confronts A Gay Veteran; Awesomeness Ensues

HOLY SMACKDOWN, BATMAN. This guy is awesome, totally gives it to Romney. WHOOP!

This is a must see for all who are interested in Liberty and Justice for ALL. This Brave Patriot gives Draft-Dodging Romney an EPIC TAKEDOWN. Warms my heart to know that Romney himself convinced the guy that he is alarmingly unfit to be President of ALL the people.

And to think… Mitt the Cowardly Liar’s handlers probably thought this was a sweet opportunity to make it seem like the rat bastard actually gives a damn about veterans.

Yow! Instant Karma’s gonna get you, Mitt!

I like it when I see people mad. Stay angry people!

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

Dr. Mark Craddock an Australian doctor and a member of the Exclusive Brethren Christian Fellowship sect has been banned from practicing medicine after he prescribed an 18-year-old man who was also part of the sect with a chemical castration drug after he came out as gay.

In a letter to the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission, the unnamed man, who is now 24, said that when he came out as gay, a church leader told him ”there’s medication you can go on.” He continued, ”He recommended that I speak to Dr Craddock on the matter with a view to my being placed on medication to help me with my ‘problem’,”

The teen went to visit the 75-year-old doctor who prescribed him a "gay cure": the anti-androgen therapy cyproterone acetate, brand name Cyprostat, along with five repeats, according to ninemsn. He said the doctor did not refer him to a psychologist or discuss the drug’s side effects.

Cyprostat is a form of hormone therapy used to treat prostate cancer. Hormone suppressants have been used to “chemically castrate” sex offenders, the Guardian notes.

The Medical Council of the Australian State of New South Wales determined, “Dr Craddock failed to adequately assess the patient and failed to provide appropriate medical management of the patients therapeutic needs,” in an excerpt by Gay Star News. The committee found that Craddock was guilty of “unsatisfactory processional conduct. He was severely reprimanded and practice restrictions were placed on his registration.”

There are more than 40,000 Exclusive Brethren around the world. They “believe strongly in the traditional family unit. Marriage is held in the greatest [honor], as one of God’s original thoughts of blessing for the human race.”

Other doctors have taken dangerous steps in an attempt to “cure” homosexuality. In 2010, Dr. Maria New of New York City’s Mount Sinai was reportedly experimenting with injecting fetuses with steroids to potentially make girls “more feminine” and reduce odds they turn out gay, the Oregonian reported at the time.

The American Psychiatric Association has condemned the “treatment” of homosexuality. So has GLAAD saying, “The potential risks of ‘reparative therapy’ are great, including depression, anxiety and self-destructive behavior, since therapist alignment with societal prejudices against homosexuality may reinforce self-hatred already experienced by the patient.”

Activists have championed against “gay cures” in the United Kingdom, which includes Conversion Therapy. Last year, Apple pulled Exodus International’s “Gay Cure” app from its collection.

Click through for 11 horrific “cures” for homosexuality.

atheist-overdose:

Dan savage strikes againfollow for the best atheist posts on tumblr
eaglebadges:

To Bob Mazzuca, Chief Scout Executive, and the BSA National Executive Board,
I am another Eagle Scout that is appalled by BSA’s recent discriminatory stance against homosexual people and their participation in Scouting. I feel the senior leadership of one of America’s most recognizable organizations has made a mistake in their formal declarations against homosexuality and the Scouting movement. My pride for my Eagle Scout award has diminished significantly following this most recent announcement by BSA. My Eagle Scout award used to be a part of my professional resume, as a point-of-pride and a great accomplishment. However, following BSA’s announcement of intolerance for homosexual people, I will be removing this listing from my list of accomplishments, lest a potential employer think that I somehow agree with BSA’s prejudiced “findings” about homosexuality. This tarnishing of Scouting’s highest award can only be corrected by reversing this anti-homosexual, bigoted stance.
I earned my Eagle at a time when the men and women involved with my active troop were not concerned with sexual orientation. Never once did sexuality come up as a topic of discussion. Perhaps those types of discussions happen today in the 21st century, however Scouting’s position in regards to excluding homosexual people is contrary to my beliefs of an all-inclusive organization, with equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation. “Don’t ask, don’t tell” is not a policy that will work with BSA, but will instead promote bigotry, misunderstanding, and prejudice among young people. I will now sadly conceal my award from my friends and future employers, since BSA now represents homophobia along with the other twelve points of the Scout Law. Go ahead and keep my medal in a dark storage place, for it no longer shines in the full rainbow of light as it once did.
>I look forward to the day when future Eagle Scout recipients can be proud of their organization and what it represents, after this misguided policy is changed.
Sincerely,
Mike Connolly

eaglebadges:

To Bob Mazzuca, Chief Scout Executive, and the BSA National Executive Board,

I am another Eagle Scout that is appalled by BSA’s recent discriminatory stance against homosexual people and their participation in Scouting. I feel the senior leadership of one of America’s most recognizable organizations has made a mistake in their formal declarations against homosexuality and the Scouting movement. My pride for my Eagle Scout award has diminished significantly following this most recent announcement by BSA. My Eagle Scout award used to be a part of my professional resume, as a point-of-pride and a great accomplishment. However, following BSA’s announcement of intolerance for homosexual people, I will be removing this listing from my list of accomplishments, lest a potential employer think that I somehow agree with BSA’s prejudiced “findings” about homosexuality. This tarnishing of Scouting’s highest award can only be corrected by reversing this anti-homosexual, bigoted stance.

I earned my Eagle at a time when the men and women involved with my active troop were not concerned with sexual orientation. Never once did sexuality come up as a topic of discussion. Perhaps those types of discussions happen today in the 21st century, however Scouting’s position in regards to excluding homosexual people is contrary to my beliefs of an all-inclusive organization, with equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation. “Don’t ask, don’t tell” is not a policy that will work with BSA, but will instead promote bigotry, misunderstanding, and prejudice among young people. I will now sadly conceal my award from my friends and future employers, since BSA now represents homophobia along with the other twelve points of the Scout Law. Go ahead and keep my medal in a dark storage place, for it no longer shines in the full rainbow of light as it once did.

>I look forward to the day when future Eagle Scout recipients can be proud of their organization and what it represents, after this misguided policy is changed.

Sincerely,

Mike Connolly

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

P-Club Bar and Grill in north Portland, Ore owner said Cassandra Lynn and her friends couldn’t come there anymore because they are transgender.

“Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond my control, I’m going to have to ask for you, Cass and your group, not to come back on Friday nights,” owner Chris Penner says in the voice mail, which Lynn and her friend Victoria Nolan played during an interview with Fox 12.

Penner is now under investigation by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries after Lynn filed a discrimination complaint against him last month.

Supporters of Proposition 8, California’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, are facing fines proposed by the enforcement staff of the state Fair Political Practices Commission against the campaign committee ProtectMarriage.com for failing to properly file public reports disclosing late contributions and contributions over $5,000, as well as failing to properly dispose of an anonymous $10,000 contribution. More than $1 million in contributions were not properly reported. The campaign committee faces 18 counts of violating state campaign finance laws.

shapeandcolour:

This weekend, activists in Uganda - a country where homosexuality is punishable by death - held their first Pride. 
This is the epitome of courage. I have no other words. 


LGBTQIA Ugandans Show their Pride Despite Risk

shapeandcolour:

This weekend, activists in Uganda - a country where homosexuality is punishable by death - held their first Pride. 

This is the epitome of courage. I have no other words. 

LGBTQIA Ugandans Show their Pride Despite Risk

(via mrshourglass)

livealifethatscompletelyfree:

prochoicetruth:

somuchplay:

godless-apostate:

rainbowdash-likesgirls:

sturmpony:

thunderifical:

cheesierthanthemoon:

Google to offer gay staff extra pay to allow for tax inequality with straight couples
Internet giant Google today began paying its gay staff more than heterosexual employees in the latest example of its lavish perks culture, reports The Daily Mail.
Lesbian and homosexual staff will get extra wages to make up for higher taxes they have to pay.
The search engine decided it was only fair to bump up the salaries of its gay staff, a spokesman said.
Under U.S. law, when a firm offers health insurance as a benefit for an employee’s partner, it is tax-free for married couples but taxable income for  gays.
Google will make up the difference in additional pay, on average $980 a year.


Google yet again confirmed for the best god damn people in the world holy shit.
How long until someone cries heterophobia?

Probably as soon as I post it.


This is awesome!

livealifethatscompletelyfree:

prochoicetruth:

somuchplay:

godless-apostate:

rainbowdash-likesgirls:

sturmpony:

thunderifical:

cheesierthanthemoon:

Google to offer gay staff extra pay to allow for tax inequality with straight couples

Internet giant Google today began paying its gay staff more than heterosexual employees in the latest example of its lavish perks culture, reports The Daily Mail.

Lesbian and homosexual staff will get extra wages to make up for higher taxes they have to pay.

The search engine decided it was only fair to bump up the salaries of its gay staff, a spokesman said.

Under U.S. law, when a firm offers health insurance as a benefit for an employee’s partner, it is tax-free for married couples but taxable income for  gays.

Google will make up the difference in additional pay, on average $980 a year.

Google yet again confirmed for the best god damn people in the world holy shit.

How long until someone cries heterophobia?

Probably as soon as I post it.

This is awesome!

reuters:

Playing chicken with the First Amendment: Chick-fil-A set off a firestorm when it took aim at gay marriage; boycotts were immediately called and the Muppets were caught in the middle. But did the chicken officially cross the free speech line when mayors talked about boycotting the fast food chain? More from Reuters TV


Fuck you. I don’t understand why people are bla bla bla-ing about the 1st Amendment and not CIVIL RIGHTS. Why isn’t the letter that the Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino wrote about his city honoring queer citizens being read? In my opinion its GREAT that Jim Henson Company severed its partnership over Cathy’s anti-gay stance, and that "Hangover" star Ed Helms and "Glee" actor Grant Gustin have expressed their distaste. I think its DISCUSTING that people like Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee have been outspoken in their support for Cathy and the franchise. Huckabee even encouraged people to patronize the fast food chain on Aug. 1, which he deemed “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.” If you’re going to attend the appreciation day join in on heterosexual awareness month.

Remember that Equality Matters revealed that the company’s charity, The WinShape Foundation, are actively working to deny equal rights to same-sex families by donating nearly $5 million between 2003 and 2010.

Seriously. FUCK YOU GUYS AND YOUR PRECIOUS AMENDMENT. We are talking about humans being told they are less than each other. You people horrify me.