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Berkeley lawmakers recognize Bisexual Pride Day
Associated Press ^ | Sep 18, 2012, 11:15 PM EDT | unattributed

Posted on 09/18/2012 8:52:07 PM PDT by Hunton Peck

Berkeley on Tuesday became what is thought to be the nation's first city to officially proclaim a day recognizing bisexuals, a sexual minority that often complains of being derided as sexually confused fence-sitters.

The City Council unanimously and without discussion declared Sept. 23 as Bisexual Pride and Bi Visibility Day. Since 1999, bisexual activists have claimed the date to celebrate their community, and bisexual pride events routinely are held in Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago and other cities...

Berkeley, however, is believed to be the first U.S. city where a government body has taken the extra step of to formally acknowledge the day...

Councilman Kriss Worthington introduced the resolution, telling his colleagues ahead of Tuesday night's meeting that it was important for the city to support an occasion "conceived as a response to the prejudice and marginalization of the bisexual persons by some in both the straight and greater LGBT communities."

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The Williams Institute, a think tank at the University of California, Los Angeles, devoted to the study of sexual orientation and the law, estimates that more than 4 million Americans identify as bisexual...

Some bisexuals nevertheless say they feel overlooked or misunderstood, frequently finding themselves portrayed in popular culture as the punch lines of jokes or pathological. And while bisexuals are part of the acronym that makes up the LGBT rainbow, some activists protest that gays are some of their harshest critics.

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Local News; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: berkeley; bisexuals; california; homosexualagenda
So not even the "LGBT communities" are tolerant enough to keep up.
1 posted on 09/18/2012 8:52:16 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

I am getting an error message when I click on either link you provided. Based on the headline, I want to vomit.
Do you have an additional one?


2 posted on 09/18/2012 8:56:06 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Hunton Peck

Fence-sitters could become the next little-understood and derided subcategory of the sexually oppressed worthy of their own day.


3 posted on 09/18/2012 8:58:34 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: SERKIT

What is a sexually confused fence?


4 posted on 09/18/2012 9:00:08 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: svcw

Try this:

http://www.adn.com/2012/09/18/2630256/berkeley-lawmakers-recognize-bisexual.html

(The link I posted with the excerpt is still working for me. Dunno what the problem is, but this is the second time that’s happened with a hosted.ap link.)


5 posted on 09/18/2012 9:01:35 PM PDT by Hunton Peck ("Blasphemy" is to Islam as "swiftboating" is to Democrats: The speaking of truth to liars.)
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To: Hunton Peck

After the bisexuals, there are the trisexuals.

as in ‘Try anything sexual!”


6 posted on 09/18/2012 9:06:04 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: Hunton Peck

BOYCOTT BERKELEY


7 posted on 09/18/2012 9:06:20 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: SERKIT

Bi-curious pride day?

“Say it loud: ‘Indecisive and proud!’”


8 posted on 09/18/2012 9:11:31 PM PDT by Hunton Peck ("Blasphemy" is to Islam as "swiftboating" is to Democrats: The speaking of truth to liars.)
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To: donmeaker
After the bisexuals, there are the trisexuals. as in ‘Try anything sexual!”

P1: So, I hear you'll try anything sexual.
P2: That's right! Why, do you got something new?
P1: Sure do.
*P1 hands P2 a pill*
P2: What's this?
P1: Cyanide.
P2: But that's not...
P1: Necrophilia!
*P1 grins*

Ok, so I'm a horrible person for thinking that's amusing...

9 posted on 09/18/2012 9:17:06 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Hunton Peck

How long until there is an “Asexual Pride Day”.


10 posted on 09/18/2012 9:17:19 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Hunton Peck

So....This is what’s going to happen? We’re really going to end up with a special day of honor for every single different way people use their sex organs?

Really?


11 posted on 09/18/2012 9:19:06 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: Hunton Peck
a sexual minority that often complains of being derided as sexually confused fence-sitters.

I guess Berkley has a lot of biphobes living there.

12 posted on 09/18/2012 9:19:14 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Hunton Peck
What? No Celibates Day?

Too much tension between voluntary celibates and involuntary celibates?

13 posted on 09/18/2012 9:19:20 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: dfwgator

So far, they don’t seem to be all that keen on abstinence, but ya never know...


14 posted on 09/18/2012 9:21:14 PM PDT by Hunton Peck ("Blasphemy" is to Islam as "swiftboating" is to Democrats: The speaking of truth to liars.)
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To: Hunton Peck

If someone claims to be an active bisexual, doesn’t that logically mean the person is not monogamous? And I thought that the whole gay marriage push was not in any way going to lead to group marriage or anything like that? You know, aren’t they stressing the monogamy of same sex marriage?


15 posted on 09/18/2012 9:23:32 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Hunton Peck
How about a special day for non-heterosexual degenerates?

Check out the two little kids along the fence seeing this sick bastard ride by in some LGBT parade.

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16 posted on 09/18/2012 9:27:41 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Unam Sanctam
If someone claims to be an active bisexual, doesn’t that logically mean the person is not monogamous?

Not if they're married to a half man, half woman transgendered.

17 posted on 09/18/2012 9:31:28 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Hunton Peck

So when’s the “Goat and Sheep Pride Day”?


18 posted on 09/18/2012 9:34:39 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: ETL

I can’t keep up with the modern world. Can I be reborn in a different century?


19 posted on 09/18/2012 9:35:18 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Hunton Peck

One reason they are perceived as confused is the term “bisexual” itself. Maybe if we called them “pansexual,” which might also be more accurate, people would get the point.


20 posted on 09/18/2012 9:38:10 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Psycho_Bunny

On the bright side, each new day sounds funny enough to slap us back into reality. Bi Pride certainly reminded me how vain is Gay Pride.


21 posted on 09/18/2012 9:41:38 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Hunton Peck

What all these things basically come down to is making people who got drunk and did something stupid feel good about themselves. That’s kinda the whole Democrat platform.


22 posted on 09/18/2012 9:44:04 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: ETL

A bit like visiting the zoo, isn’t it? I suppose a parent could explain it similar to a blue butt baboon? They can be quite shocking, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7adR4-V5pw


23 posted on 09/18/2012 9:46:06 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic

Why do they even bother with rating movies and such when this can happen on a public street?


24 posted on 09/18/2012 9:49:41 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: JennysCool

Indeed. Take that away from them and what would the Democrats have?


25 posted on 09/18/2012 9:56:13 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Irenic
A bit like visiting the zoo, isn’t it? I suppose a parent could explain it similar to a blue butt baboon?

But then the kid will go to school and hear from someone like Obama's former "Safe School Car", Kevin Jennings, that it's perfectly normal to have sex with blue butt baboons.

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Obama's (former) "Safe School Czar" Kevin
"use a condom" Jennings
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From the Washington Times...

EDITORIAL: At the president's pleasure
'Safe school czar' encouraged child sex with an older man
September 28, 2009

A teacher was told by a 15-year-old high school sophomore that he was having homosexual sex with an "older man." At the very least, statutory rape occurred. Fox News reported that the teacher violated a state law requiring that he report the abuse. That former teacher, Kevin Jennings, is President Obama's "safe school czar". It's getting hard to keep track of all of this president's problematic appointments. Clearly, the process for vetting White House employees has broken down.

In this one case in which Mr. Jennings had a real chance to protect a young boy from a sexual predator, he not only failed to do what the law required but actually encouraged the relationship.

According to Mr. Jennings' own description in a new audiotape discovered by Fox News, the 15-year-old boy met the "older man" in a "bus station bathroom" and was taken to the older man's home that night. When some details about the case became public, Mr. Jennings threatened to sue another teacher who called his failure to report the statutory rape "unethical." Mr. Jennings' defenders asserted that there was no evidence that he was aware the student had sex with the older man.

However, the new audiotape contradicts this claim. In 2000, Mr. Jennings gave a talk to the Iowa chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, an advocacy group that promotes homosexuality in schools. On the tape, Mr. Jennings recollected that he told the student to make sure "to use a condom" when he was with the older man. That he actively encouraged the relationship is reinforced by Mr. Jennings' own description in his 1994 book, "One Teacher in 10." In that account, the teacher boasts how he allayed the student's concerns about the relationship to such a degree that the 15-year-old "left my office with a smile on his face that I would see every time I saw him on the campus for the next two years, until he graduated."

Mr. Jennings' denials about these events reveal a lack of remorse. He has not admitted that he made mistakes in this case, and he now refuses to answer any questions about the scandal. Don't forget, this is a presidential appointee we're talking about. Mr. Obama should make clear what his standards are for public servants serving at the pleasure of the president. Encouraging and covering up man-boy sexual activity are serious offenses. The White House should force Mr. Jennings to come clean.

http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/sep/28/at-the-presidents-pleasure/
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26 posted on 09/18/2012 9:59:53 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: JennysCool
What all these things basically come down to is making people who got drunk and did something stupid feel good about themselves.

In many cases, for most of their adult lives they did the 'something stupid', drunk or sober.

27 posted on 09/18/2012 10:00:07 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Hunton Peck

I thought they were born that way? So they are now born both ways? I’m confused.

Sodomites are a screwy bunch.


28 posted on 09/18/2012 10:05:57 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (EAT MOR CHIKIN)
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To: ETL

Oh dear heavens...


29 posted on 09/18/2012 10:10:50 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic

Sorry... :)


30 posted on 09/18/2012 10:17:03 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Hunton Peck

So not even the “LGBT communities” are tolerant enough to keep up
Even though the B in that acronym is supposed to stand for “bisexual” . . . ain’t that hilarious? Very vicious people, they really are.
31 posted on 09/18/2012 10:31:15 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Hunton Peck

If he also screws dogs, does that make him a trisexual?


32 posted on 09/18/2012 10:36:57 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: ETL
Last time I checked, it was fat-bottomed girls who make the rockin' world go 'round. This guy must not have gotten the memo.
33 posted on 09/18/2012 10:45:55 PM PDT by Category Four (Joy, Fun, the Joke Proper, and Flippancy ... Flippancy is the best of all.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Should make for a big turnout of Groinal-Americans...
And the Normal-Phobic...


34 posted on 09/18/2012 11:18:00 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: SERKIT

Pole sitters is more like it.


35 posted on 09/18/2012 11:46:26 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Hunton Peck

Sexually confused or just confused?


36 posted on 09/19/2012 3:07:21 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Hunton Peck

Oh the oppression! Maybe they should move to Iran, where the “tolerant” live—rather than the hyperconservative People’s Republic of Berkeley.

Insanity.


37 posted on 09/19/2012 10:01:13 AM PDT by CountryClassSF
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