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thehomoschedule:

liberalsarecool:

Perspective on disease. Republicans have the worst memories. They also thought certain people deserved to die. #AIDS

Reagan’s communications director, Pat Buchanan, also argued that AIDS “[was] nature’s revenge on gay men”.

Fair warning, I’m gonna reblog this every time I see it cross my dash.
I was there in the 80s. (Yeah, I’m that old.) It was a scary time. Instead of promoting education about the disease, some of our elected officials (Jesse Helms, Lyndon LaRouche, perpetuated ignorance and fear. Some called for the arrest and quarantine of gay folks. Our president was silent.

thehomoschedule:

liberalsarecool:

Perspective on disease. Republicans have the worst memories. They also thought certain people deserved to die. #AIDS

Reagan’s communications director, Pat Buchanan, also argued that AIDS “[was] nature’s revenge on gay men”.

Fair warning, I’m gonna reblog this every time I see it cross my dash.

I was there in the 80s. (Yeah, I’m that old.) It was a scary time. Instead of promoting education about the disease, some of our elected officials (Jesse Helms, Lyndon LaRouche, perpetuated ignorance and fear. Some called for the arrest and quarantine of gay folks. Our president was silent.

Gay couple kicked out of a cab for kissing, driver tells them they're going to hell

gaywrites:

Last weekend in Houston, Andres Orozco and Travis Player hailed a cab home from a bar. When they kissed in the backseat, the driver promptly kicked them out. And because Texas doesn’t protect LGBT people from discrimination in public accommodations, this is totally legal.

"The man just turns back to us and tells us that he doesn’t give gay people rides. And he proceeds to tell us we’re going to hell for being gay," the couple told reporters. “…We were expressing our love for each other and for someone else to jump in and clearly state it’s not right, that really did upset me.”

Yellow Cab seemed shocked by the couple’s allegations. According to Click2Houston, Yellow Cab claimed:

"For over forty years, Yellow Cab has proudly served all communities. We regret that the actions of one of our independent contract drivers took place, and are intently looking into the matter, which was undoubtedly an isolated incident. It is absolutely unacceptable that any passenger ever be denied service because of her or his sexual orientation. Yellow Cab has consistently been a vocal ally of the LGBT community in Houston and does not condone any discrimination whatsoever. No matter who you love, Yellow Cab will be there for you.

SIGH. I am so over this petty snarking. Drive your cab and get over yourself. 

Facebook user Michael Lenhart noted that, since the driver picked them up in front of a gay bar, he most likely knew they were gay before picking them up. Which is worse because that would mean he was trolling for gay prey to terrorize.

The driver was irresponsible also because he dropped them off at an unfamiliar locale, which is dangerous.

It is important to remember that this driver is a private contractor. He is not a Yellow Cab employee. In all my years of riding cabs home from gay clubs, I have never had an issue with any cab, let alone Yellow. As a matter of fact, most cab drivers who wait outside gay clubs want gay business because we’re usually good tippers. — But NO ONE has the right to intimidate you for any reason.

zonerunners:

hucci-peach:

21 year old transgender female Islan Nettles died after being savagely beaten to death by her attacker Paris Wilson. According to witnesses, Wilson was shouting homophobic and transphobic slurs before being pulled off the victim by police. Wilson only received misdemeanor assault charges that were dropped after only spending 10 hours in jail… Today he is walking free in New York City. He has not been charged with murder. Islan was an aspiring fashion designer who’s dreams were cut short by the same type of hate crimes that have taken the lives of countless other lgbt youth. Spread the word about this injustice and raise awareness about savage hate crimes like this towards lgbt youth. #Regram #Justice4Islan

sources: x x x 

It’s been six months, but I’m reblogging to keep Islan’s name in the public eye.

zonerunners:

hucci-peach:

21 year old transgender female Islan Nettles died after being savagely beaten to death by her attacker Paris Wilson. According to witnesses, Wilson was shouting homophobic and transphobic slurs before being pulled off the victim by police.
Wilson only received misdemeanor assault charges that were dropped after only spending 10 hours in jail… Today he is walking free in New York City. He has not been charged with murder.
Islan was an aspiring fashion designer who’s dreams were cut short by the same type of hate crimes that have taken the lives of countless other lgbt youth.
Spread the word about this injustice and raise awareness about savage hate crimes like this towards lgbt youth.
#Regram #Justice4Islan

sources: x x x 

It’s been six months, but I’m reblogging to keep Islan’s name in the public eye.

teapayne:

you never know!

This is straight up legit!

You guys just don’t know how many times my massive hunk of limestone has come in handy. What was really cool was when I was the only one in class that had one but because mine is so huge I was able to share it with everyone.
It’s great for parties too! Like when someone needs a place to sit you just whip yours out and BAMM!! Now everybody can have a seat.
Having a big one does have it’s drawbacks though.Eventually you start to wonder if people like you for you or because you have a huge hard one.

Furious Over LGBT Rights, Huckabee Calls Tax Law For Churches ‘Ridiculous False Sword’

On Fox News, Mike Huckabee slammed the 1954 federal tax law that regulates churches and religious groups from endorsing political candidates.

Mike Huckabee appeared in a Fox News “Fox & Friends" segment this morning and before host Steve Doocy could even finish the intro, the former Arkansas governor unleashed a fury of anger.

The segment, “The Fight for Faith,” covered the right wing’s latest “religious liberty” battle, this time in Houston, Texas. 

Even before Democratic Mayor Annise Parker passed the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance in May, the religious right was out in force, fighting equality for LGBT people. Expecting litigation, Parker signed the bill into law but opted to place a hold on its effective date until any potential lawsuit were resolved.

One lawsuit came from a group of pastors, and in response, the City of Houston’s attorneys, apparently some working pro-bono, subpoenaed documents from several other pastors related to communications they had over the Equal Rights Ordinance. The subpoena reportedly included the word “sermons,” and now the religious right is claiming there actually is a separation of church and state — finally — and claiming this is a gross violation of their First Amendment rights.

Of course, it is not. 

If you file a lawsuit, there are usually subpoenas, and the pastors should not have been surprised.

But on Fox News, which regularly runs segments titled ”The Fight for Faith,” any attempt to hold pastors to the rule of law is an outrage.

David Edwards at the Raw Story notes that Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy this morning called the City of Houston’s attempts to discover information related to a case in which it is being sued “intimidation.”

“But at its core, when you realize what they’re trying to do, I am astounded at the lack of outrage across this country. Because clearly it’s intimidation, and everybody should be outraged that the city mayor is trying to stifle religious liberty!”

In this morning’s interview, Huckabee claimed “there is nothing in the Constitution that prohibits a pastor from saying anything he wants to. There’s this ridiculous sort of false sword that hangs over a lot of churches, the Johnson Amendment, dating back to 1954, which I believe is unconstitutional on its face. It’s never been tested. No church in America — not one church has ever lost its tax exempt status.”

“And here’s the point, this has been used by the government as a means to silence free speech, which is protected by the first amendment. As well as religious freedom, which is protected by the First Amendment.”

Of course, there was the requisite Fox News trampling and dismissing of transgender people, with Doocy stating that the pastors merely want to stop “men from using ladies’ restrooms and stuff like that.”

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I love how Huckabee has the balls to claim a voting rights infringement.

BTW-  If you use your church pulpit to sway politics, you have moved from a faith based organization to a political action committee.
It’s one thing to practice your religion on a personal level, but to force your dogma on others is fanaticism.
Religious extremism is dangerous. We see what religious fanatics are doing in the Middle East. The religious right who call themselves Christian Conservatives are more subtle, but they are just as dangerous.

paxmachina:

Farrokh Bulsara aka Freddie Mercury, 1958

Who would have though that this poor kid, with the terrible overbite, will go on to be a rock & roll icon and sex symbol?
Proof that you should never let anyone keep you from your dreams.

paxmachina:

Farrokh Bulsara aka Freddie Mercury, 1958


Who would have though that this poor kid, with the terrible overbite, will go on to be a rock & roll icon and sex symbol?

Proof that you should never let anyone keep you from your dreams.

Here's How You Can Help Homeless LGBTQ Youth

I’m reblogging and tagging #SpiritDay because sometimes the worst bullying an LGBT youth experiences is at home.

(Source: projectqueer)