Posts tagged lgbtq
Posts tagged lgbtq
LGBTQ* Discrimination / Laws in the U.S.A.
Map from August 2011
(picture from Google+ blogger, Angel Leon)
This was a full page ad in the Canadian National Post.
With the Ontario Provincial Election fast approaching, many people feel that their opinion MUST be heard. That’s when private partisan ads, like these, begin to find there way in the faces of the general public.
This, my friends; is a total disgrace. This ad is not only hugely offensive to the entire LGBTTQQ Community in an outward attack, it also bases its’ arguments on the concept that people who identify as LGBTTQQ are not real people. WHAT IS THIS!!! This is Canada we’re talking about! Yet, here we are being faced with this hideous form of discrimination.
Also, while it does seem like an overkill to point out, I still feel this issue needs to be addressed. This ad, which is brought to us by the apparent “Institue for Canadian Values” as an attack on the Toronto District School Board, uses children as the face for this attack-ad. Not only is this strategy weak and low on their part, but it is also an opportunity to see the real character of these people. They claim that the School Board is corrupting their children, and here they are, using and corrupting their children themselves so that they can grow up to abuse the human rights of other people because they weren’t given the curriculum to understand that human rights are rights that ALL humans deserve.
To top it all off, they hide behind arguments such as religious rights/beliefs (which I would like to point out, all religions focus on the fair treatment of all individuals and their human rights) and the main argument that teaching children about all types of people is somehow harming and/or corrupting them.
My argument is this: ALL PEOPLE deserve equal human rights. This would not be an issue if the curriculum was focused on racism or ableism. Instead, because the focus is on homophobia and anti-heterocentrism, it somehow is an entirely different issue, which I argue is wrong and, in itself, abusive to human rights and the premotion of ignorance and hate.
Non-progressive ads like these are what set back any human rights activism and lead us to further abuse.
This needs to be stopped. Anyone who actually understand their religion understands that we need to accept and love everyone. I am hurt that this group thinks all religion people are bigots and that anyone who has “Canadian values” is a bigot.
Tumblr, do your stuff. That’s the executive director’s information.
Tel: 416.391.5000 EXT 344
Canada Christian College
50 Gervais Drive
Toronto, ON M3C 1Z3
This is really, really disgusting.
Too real. This must end.
You believe there should be a feminist/activist tab on the Tumblr Spotlight page, which makes it easier to follow people and promotes users.
Honestly, I’d be happy if Tumblr could start by getting an editor or two for the feminism tag. Let’s start small - you know, with not having to read anti-feminist bullshit on a tag about feminism…D-:
(misattributed to) Kate Bornstein (via vellocet-plus)
Putting and end to AIDS is not that simple.
Putting an end to discrimination should be.
A spokesperson for the American Family Association, Bryan Fischer, has called on each of the United States to make homosexuality illegal again.
The last anti-sodomy laws were overturned in 2003 in Lawrence v. Texas. The AFA called this ruling “tyranny.”
“By the time of the founding until the late 20th Century,” Fischer said Monday, “homosexual activity was a felony offense in the United States of America, there is no reason why it cannot be a criminal offense once again.”
Really? Really. Give it a rest. It’s not happening, it’s not moral, it’s not logical. Come on now.
More like the Ass Backwards Association.
I’m going to go out on a very long, narrow limb and say that there are enough sane people in America to make this a very unpopular opinion.
They Don’t Shoot Bullies of the Day: Jennifer McKendrick (AKA Jen McKen), a self-employed photographer from Pennsylvania, recently came across a Facebook page created by a number of teenage girls as a sort of “Burn Book” for the purposes of “say[ing] mean and hurtful things about their class mates.”
“It was beyond ‘your clothes are ugly’ or ‘you don’t have any brand clothes’ or ‘you are ugly, your hair is not right,” she told 6 News. “It was vicious. It was talking about sexuality.”
McKendrick recognized some of these girls as clients who had senior picture photoshoots scheduled with her. She promptly sent those girls (and their parents) an email letting them know that she will not be able to proceed with the sessions.
“[H]ow I could spend 2 hours with someone during our session trying to take beautiful photos of them knowing they could do such UGLY things,” she wrote on her blog. “Realistically, I know by canceling their shoots it’s not going to make them ‘nicer people’ but I refuse to let people like that represent my business.”
McKendrick says she’s received emails back from two of the girls’ parents, expressing shock at their daughters’ actions and apologizing for their behavior. “So far I haven’t received any backlash but I’m ready for it,” says McKen, who understands that this decision may affect her business.
But her new policy stands, cemented with a powerful motto: “If you are ugly on the inside, I’m sorry but I won’t take your photos to make you look pretty on the outside.”
Good for her! If only more people could take Jen’s lead and make a principled stand against bullying.
I don’t remember if we already wrote about this, but it is an awesome story about someone standing up for their principles.