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Brief history of the modern childlove movement
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Posted on 03/03/2007 9:23:28 AM PST by Calpernia

Platform and positions

NAMBLA describes itself as a "support group for intergenerational relationships," and uses the slogan "sexual freedom for all." According to the group's web site, its aim is to "support the rights of youth as well as adults to choose the partners with whom they wish to share and enjoy their bodies." Google Search of NAMBLA's IP

One of the group's arguments is that age of consent laws can unnecessarily criminalize sexual relationships between adults and minors (particularly boys). In 1980 a NAMBLA general meeting passed a resolution, proposed by Tom Reeves, which said: "(1) The North American Man/Boy Love Association calls for the abolition of age-of-consent and all other laws which prevent men and boys from freely enjoying their bodies. (2) We call for the release of all men and boys imprisoned by such laws." This policy was still in NAMBLA's "official position papers" in 1996.

NAMBLA advocates a comprehensive youth rights platform of which sexual freedom is only a portion. In addition to supporting the repeal of age of consent laws, NAMBLA has also opposed corporal punishment, rape, and kidnapping, and has declared that sexual exploitation is grounds for expulsion from the group.

Although some sources allege that NAMBLA has used the slogan "sex by eight is too late" or "sex by eight or else it's too late", this motto is properly attributed to the René Guyon Society.


NAMBLA emerged from the tumultuous political atmosphere of the 1970s, particularly from the leftist wing of the Gay Liberation movement which followed the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City. Although discussion of gay adult-minor sex did take place, gay rights groups immediately following the Stonewall Riot were more concerned with issues of police harassment, nondiscrimination in employment, health care and other areas.

Not until a "sex ring" of underage boys brought intense media scrutiny in Boston in the closing weeks of 1977, and police closed down the Toronto-area gay newspaper The Body Politic for publishing an article titled Men Loving Boys Loving Men did the subject of adult-minor sex garner enough attention to prompt the formation of a group like NAMBLA.

The founding of NAMBLA (1977-1978)

In December 1977, police raided a house in the Boston suburb of Revere. Twenty-four men were arrested and indicted on over 100 felony counts, including child pornography and statutory rape of boys aged eight to fifteen. Suffolk County District Attorney Garrett Byrne alleged that the men used drugs and video games to lure the boys into a house, where they photographed them as they engaged in sexual activity. Byrne accused the men of being members of a "sex ring", and said that the arrest was only "the tip of the iceberg." The arrests sparked intense media coverage, and local newspapers published the photographs and personal information of the accused men.

Staff members of the gay newspaper Fag Rag believed the raid was politically motivated. They and others in Boston's gay community saw Byrne's round-up as an anti-gay witchhunt. On December 9, they organized the Boston-Boise Committee, a name intended as a reference to a similar situation that unfolded in Boise, Idaho in the 1950s. The group sponsored rallies, provided funds for the defendants, and tried to educate the public about the case by passing out fliers. It would also later spawn NAMBLA.

District Attorney Garrett Byrne was defeated in his re-election bid. The new DA said that no man should fear prison for having sex with a teenager unless coercion was involved. All charges were dropped. The few who had already pled or been found guilty received only probation.

On December 2, 1978, Tom Reeves of the Boston-Boise Committee convened a meeting called "Man/Boy Love and the Age of Consent." Approximately 150 people attended. At the meeting's conclusion, about thirty men and youths decided to form an organization which they called the North American Man/Boy Love Association, or NAMBLA for short.


Some gay rights groups immediately following "Stonewall Inn", perceived age-of-consent laws as governmental tools to suppress homosexual behavior rather than as the safeguards against the sexual abuse of small children that they claimed to be. In many states that didn't explicitly criminalize homosexual behavior (the sodomy laws), age-of-consent laws were significantly lower for heterosexual couples than for homosexual couples. For example, in the state of Massachusetts, "Lawrence v. Texas", the age of consent for heterosexual couples was as low as 13 (with parental approval) but was 18 for homosexual men.

Consequently, a number of gay rights groups opposed age-of-consent laws at the time of NAMBLA's founding. A "Gay Rights Platform" formed and adopted by about 200 gay activists at a convention in Chicago held by the National Coalition of Gay Organizations (NCGO), called for the "repeal of all laws governing the age of sexual consent" at the state level. (The NCGO, which was formed at the Chicago convention, primarily consisted of New York's Gay Activists Alliance (GAA), which was composed of many small gay activist groups organized mostly on college campuses throughout the U.S.). The GAA opposed age of consent laws and had hosted a forum on the topic in 1976. The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Rights Coalition also supported eliminating the existing age-of-consent laws.

The relative acceptance or indifference to opposition of the age-of-consent began to change at the same time as accusations that gays were child pornographers and child molesters became common. Judianne Densen-Gerber, founder of the New York drug rehabilitation center Odyssey House, argued that gays were responsible for child pornography. In 1977 former beauty queen Anita Bryant staked a similar position, starting the "Save Our Children" campaign. "The recruitment of our children," she argued, "is absolutely necessary for the survival and growth of homosexuality."

Bryant's campaign focusing on the alleged "recruitment" of boys by gay men succeeded in overturning a law that had protected civil rights for gays in Dade County, Florida. As a result, the age-of-consent issue became a hotly debated topic within the gay community, and disputes over the age of consent issue within and between gay rights groups -- many of which directly or indirectly involved NAMBLA -- began to occur on an increasingly frequent basis.

Disagreement was evident following the conference that organized the first gay march on Washington in 1979. In addition to forming several working committees, the conference was responsible for drafting the basic organizing principles of the march (“the five demands” [see p. 23]). Originally, the Gay Youth Caucus had won approval for its proposal demanding “Full Rights for Gay Youth, including revision of the age of consent laws.” However at the first meeting of the National Coordinating Committee, a contingent of lesbians threatened not to participate in the march unless a substitute was adopted. The substitute, authored by an adult lesbian and approved in a mail poll by a majority of delegates, stated: “Protect Lesbian and Gay Youth from any laws which are used to discriminate against, oppress, and/or harass them in their homes, schools, job and social environments.”

In 1980 a group called the “Lesbian Caucus – Lesbian Gay Pride March Committee” distributed a hand-out urging women to split from the annual New York City Gay Pride March because the organizing committee had supposedly been dominated by NAMBLA and its supporters. The next year, after some lesbians threatened to picket, the Cornell University gay group Gay PAC (Gay People at Cornell) rescinded its invitation to NAMBLA founder David Thorstad to be the keynote speaker at the annual May Gay Festival. And in the following years, gay rights groups attempted to block NAMBLA’s participation in gay pride parades, prompting Harry Hay to wear a sign proclaiming “NAMBLA walks with me” as he participated in a 1986 gay pride march in Los Angeles.

Thus by the mid-1980s, NAMBLA was virtually alone in its positions and found itself politically isolated. Gay rights organizations, burdened by accusations of child recruitment and child abuse, had abandoned the radicalism of their early years and had "retreat[ed] from the idea of a more inclusive politics," opting instead to appeal more to the mainstream. Support for "groups perceived as being on the fringe of the gay community," such as NAMBLA, vanished in the process. Today almost all gay rights groups disavow any ties to NAMBLA, voice disapproval of its objectives, and attempt to prevent NAMBLA from having a role in gay and lesbian rights events.

The ILGA controversy

The case of ILGA illustrates this opposition. In 1993, the International Lesbian and Gay Association, of which NAMBLA had been a member for a decade, achieved United Nations consultative status. NAMBLA's association with ILGA drew heavy criticism, and many gay organizations called for the ILGA to dissolve ties with NAMBLA. Republican Senator Jesse Helms proposed a bill to withhold $119 million in U.N. contributions until U. S. President Bill Clinton could certify that "no UN agency grants any official status, accreditation, or recognition to any organization which promotes, condones, or seeks the legalization of pedophilia, that is, the sexual abuse of children". The bill was unanimously approved by Congress and signed into law by Clinton in April 1994.

ILGA had passed a resolution in 1985 which stated that "young people have the right to sexual and social self-determination and that age of consent laws often operate to oppress and not to protect." In spite of this apparent agreement with NAMBLA on the age of consent issue just nine years before, ILGA, by a vote of 214-30 expelled NAMBLA and two other groups MARTIJN and Project Truth in early 1994 because they were judged to be "groups whose predominant aim is to support or promote pedophilia." Although ILGA removed NAMBLA, the U.N. reversed its decision to grant ILGA special consultative status. Repeated attempts by ILGA to reacquire special status with the U.N. have not been successful, but the group does exercise consultative status with the European Commission.

Gregory King of the Human Rights Campaign later said that "NAMBLA is not a gay organization ... They are not part of our community and we thoroughly reject their efforts to insinuate that pedophilia is an issue related to gay and lesbian civil rights." NAMBLA responded by claiming that "man/boy love is by definition homosexual," that "man/boy lovers are part of the gay movement and central to gay history and culture," and that "homosexuals denying that it is 'not gay' to be attracted to adolescent boys are just as ludicrous as heterosexuals saying it's 'not heterosexual' to be attracted to adolescent girls."


In 1994 the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) adopted a "Position Statement Regarding NAMBLA" saying GLAAD "deplores the North American Man Boy Love Association's (NAMBLA) goals, which include advocacy for sex between adult men and boys and the removal of legal protections for children. These goals constitute a form of child abuse and are repugnant to GLAAD." Also in 1994 the Board of Directors of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) adopted a resolution on NAMBLA that said: "NGLTF condemns all abuse of minors, both sexual and any other kind, perpetrated by adults. Accordingly, NGLTF condemns the organizational goals of NAMBLA and any other such organization."

Documents relating to the court case Curley v. NAMBLA and others provide further information on NAMBLA's structure and activities. In March 2003 Judge George O'Toole of the Massachusetts federal court found that in the 1990s (the period being considered by the court), NAMBLA was controlled by a national Steering Committee, "a group which purposefully directed NAMBLA's outreach activities generally."

The court documents also shed light on some of NAMBLA's activities, including that:

:"NAMBLA was established as an unincorporated association in 1978 to encourage public acceptance of consensual sexual relationships between men and boys. Its principal place of business is New York, and its primary mechanisms of public outreach include its Bulletin, a quarterly publication sent to dues-paying members... Gayme Magazine, a NAMBLA publication mailed periodically to dues-paying members and sold at some bookstores; a NAMBLA website... TOPICS, a series of booklets providing more focused consideration of issues related to "man-boy love"; a prison newsletter; Ariel's Pages, a NAMBLA project through which literature concerning "man-boy love" was sold; and membership conferences.

:"The Steering Committee, through several of its members, also formed "Zymurgy, Inc.," a Delaware corporation, which was operated as a profit-making arm of NAMBLA. Although the defendants describe the Bulletin, Gayme Magazine, Ariel's Pages, and Zymurgy, Inc. as separate and distinct from NAMBLA, it appears from the materials submitted, including minutes of Steering Committee meetings, that the Steering Committee controlled all of these entities, providing monies to initiate and support various projects and freely transferring funds among them."

:"In addition to managing NAMBLA's financial matters, the Steering Committee also directed the association's policy, political, legal, and public relations efforts. Steering Committee members held frequent meetings and retreats during which they discussed NAMBLA's public image, formulated the association's outreach efforts, and nominated spokespersons. Members of the Steering Committee in close coordination with each other, created and maintained NAMBLA's website, and wrote, marketed, sold, and otherwise disseminated a variety of publications. Working in Massachusetts, William Andriette served as the editor of the Bulletin and Gayme Magazine. He did not act alone but rather under the supervision of the Steering Committee in producing these publications and in holding himself out as a NAMBLA spokesman.

:"In addition to the financial support and supervision provided by the full Steering Committee, the content of the Bulletin was guided by the "Bulletin Collective," an editorial board comprised of NAMBLA members from across the country who contributed and edited articles, screened photos and pictures, and participated in coordinating the production and distribution of the publication."

Judge O'Toole found that Dennis Bejin Joe Power, David Thorstad, David Miller (also known as David Menasco), Peter Melzer (also known as Peter Herman), Arnold Schoen (also known as Floyd Conaway), Dennis Mintun, Chris Farrell, Tim Bloomquist, Tecumseh Brown, Gary Hann, Peter Reed, Robert Schwartz, Walter Bieder and Leyland Stevenson were or had been members of the NAMBLA Steering Committee or had held other leading positions in the organization.

(The full text of these documents can be seen here.)


More recently, media reports have suggested that for practical purposes the group no longer exists and that it consists only of a web site maintained by a few enthusiasts. NAMBLA maintains a web site at that shows addresses in New York and San Francisco and a phone contact in New York, and offers publications for sale, including the NAMBLA Bulletin.

NAMBLA is identified as a lobby group in Jon Stewart's America: The Book A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction (2004), and is also alluded to on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, often tagged on to an existing lobby group's acronym for the parody.

Criticism and response

Gay groups, Christian groups, anti-sexual abuse organizations, law enforcement agencies and other critics see NAMBLA as a front for the criminal sexual exploitation of children. They say NAMBLA functions as a meeting place for male pedophiles and pederasts and their sympathizers. A number of alleged NAMBLA members have been charged with and convicted of sexual offenses against children.

Onell R. Soto, a San Diego Union-Tribune writer, wrote in February 2005: "Law enforcement officials and mental health professionals say that while NAMBLA's membership numbers are small, the group has a dangerous ripple effect through the Internet by sanctioning the behavior of those who would abuse children."

Suspicion pertaining to the group's activities led both the U.S. Senate and U.S. Postal Service to conduct investigations of the group, both of which concluded without allegations of legal impropriety.

NAMBLA responds to the criticism that it is a "front for criminal and sexual exploitation of children" and that it advocates sex between men and boys by stating unequivocally that "NAMBLA does not engage in any activities that violate the law, nor do we advocate that anyone else should do so". Since sex between adults and minors is illegal, it is presumably included in NAMBLA's avoidance of advocating activities that violate the law.

NAMBLA rejects the widely held view that sex between adults and minors is always harmful, arguing that "the outcomes of personal experiences between adults and younger people primarily depend upon whether their relationships were consensual,". In support of this position NAMBLA cites research such as A Meta-Analytic Examination of Assumed Properties of Child Sexual Abuse Using College Samples, which was published in the Psychological Bulletin in 1998. NAMBLA devoted a web page to a brief overview of the study under the heading "The Good News About Man/Boy Love," and claimed the study showed, "On average, nearly 70% of males in the studies reported that as children or adolescents their sexual experiences with adults had been positive or neutral." Some researchers dispute the findings of the meta-analysis

Gay rights groups opposed to NAMBLA contend that their reason for disavowing NAMBLA has always been their sharing of the general public's disdain for pedophilia and child sexual abuse (as expressed in issues statements). These gay rights groups reject NAMBLA's claims of an analogy between the campaign for gay and lesbian equality and the abolition of age-of-consent laws, and view NAMBLA's rhetoric about "the sexual rights of youth" as a cover for its members' "real agenda".

Radicals like Pat Califia argue that politics played an important role in the gay community's rejection of NAMBLA. Califia says that although the gay rights mainstream never committed itself to NAMBLA or its platform, neither did it actively ostracise NAMBLA until opponents of gay rights used the group to link gay rights with child abuse and "recruitment." As evidence, subscribers to this theory point to statements made by prominent gay activists which contain political assessments of NAMBLA's impact on gay rights. One such statement was made by gay rights lobbyist Steve Endean. Endean, who opposed NAMBLA, said: "What NAMBLA is doing is tearing apart the movement. If you attach it [the man/boy love issue] to gay rights, gay rights will never happen." Gay author and activist Edmund White made a similar statement in his book States of Desire: "That's the politics of self-indulgence. Our movement cannot survive the man-boy issue. It's not a question of who's right, it's a matter of political naivete."

Some conservative Christians in the United States have used NAMBLA to attack gays in general. With the outbreak of the Roman Catholic Church sex abuse scandal in 2002, this practice intensified. Critics of such organizations have pointed to statistics from national professional associations, such as the American Psychological Association and the Child Welfare League of America, which indicate that there is no correlation between homosexuality and child abuse.

Criminal allegations

Although NAMBLA itself has never been prosecuted, there have been a number of prosecutions of alleged NAMBLA members for sexual offences involving children or adolescents. The most recent of these cases involved a number of men arrested by the FBI in Los Angeles and San Diego in February 2005. Seven men were charged with planning to travel to Mexico to have sex with boys, the FBI said. An eighth man was charged with distributing child pornography.

According to a media report, the FBI believes that at least one of the arrested men is a member of NAMBLA's national leadership, a second organized the group's national convention last year and a third said he had been a member since the 1980s.


Sources cited
Brief of amicus curae of Bill Wood and Joseph Ureneck for Massachusetts Senate Bill 2175

Gamson, Joshua. 1997. Messages of Exclusion: Gender, Movements, and Symbolic Boundaries. Gender and Society 11(2):178-199.
The Curleys v NAMBLA and others

Johnson, Matthew D. 2004. NAMBLA. An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Culture.
Thorstad, David. "Man/Boy Love and the American Gay Movement," Journal of Homosexuality 20 (1990): 251-274.


- Art Cohen, "The Boston-Boise Affair, 1977-78", Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide, Vol. 10, No. 2. March-April, 2003.

- Benoit Denizet-Lewis, "Boy Crazy: NAMBLA: The Story of a Lost Cause," Boston Magazine
May 2001.
- John Mitzel, The Boston Sex Scandal, Boston, Glad Day Books, 1981

External links

- Home page of NAMBLA
- Gay Community Responds to Revere

- NAMBLA-related Documents on the Queer Resources Directory -
Boston Magazine: Boy Crazy] A history of NAMBLA, May 2001 - The Curleys v NAMBLA and others
- CNN: Parents of murdered child sue child-sex advocates January 8, 2001 -
BLOG: Dispatches from the Culture Wars: The ACLU and the NAMBLA Case] December 22, 2003
- ACLU of Massachusetts :LEGAL DOCKET 2003- 2004: Summary of their defense of NAMBLA

- The Fed goes to a NAMBLA meeting: Category:Pedophile organizations Category:LGBT organizations Category:United States organizations

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According to the Times, Giuliani has attended every “gay pride” parade in New York during his eight years as mayor. In 1992, during his first run for mayor, Giuliani took part in a homosexual “pride” parade that included a contingent of pedophile activists marching behind a banner for NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love


the organizing committee of Stonewall 25 is dominated by those intent on imposing political censorship. To march in the parade, groups must take the equivalent of a loyalty oath. They must pledge their support for age-of-consent laws. Any group that favors the abolition of these laws has been denied permission to march. The obvious intent of this ruling is to keep the North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) out of the parade, presumably from a desire to avoid bad publicity. But it galls me that people are being excluded not for what they do but for what they think.

Which of these members voted to allow NAMBLA to march under their own banner? And what does NAMBLA being part of Stonewall MEAN?
S.V.A. Honorary Members (STONEWALL Veterans' Association)
(all 14 are supportive, considered and voted upon)

Liz J. Abzug, Rebuild Our Town Downtown, Co-Chair
N.Y.C. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
N.Y.C. Councilmember James E. (Jed) Davis, In Memorium
Congressmember Geraldine A. Ferraro
Borough President C. Virginia Fields
America's Mayor Rudy W. Giuliani
B. Thomas Golisano, Paychex, President
N.Y.C. Public Advocate Betsy F. Gotbaum
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Councilmember Margarita L. Lopez
Martha Reeves, Motown Singer & Detroit Councilwoman
N.Y.S. Attorney General Eliot L. Spitzer
Steven L. Wesler, R.D.P. Group, President
N.Y.S. Assemblymember Keith L.Wright

1 posted on 03/03/2007 9:23:31 AM PST by Calpernia
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They can cry Pedophilia isn't a homosexual problem all they want to, but as far as I'm concerned, a older MALE seeking a younger MALE is as homosexual as it gets.

2 posted on 03/03/2007 9:39:37 AM PST by DakotaRed
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They are deviants, and need to be treated with a .45 Simple and inexpensive treatment!

3 posted on 03/03/2007 9:43:39 AM PST by shoebooty
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They are deviants, and need to be treated with a .45 Simple and inexpensive treatment!

.22 Short. More discrete, and all they are worth.

4 posted on 03/03/2007 9:57:33 AM PST by Gorzaloon (Global Warming: A New Kind Of Scientology for the Rest Of Us.)
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self-ping for later.

5 posted on 03/03/2007 9:57:40 AM PST by Prov3456
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To: Calpernia

I am officially grossed out.

6 posted on 03/03/2007 9:57:54 AM PST by frithguild (The Freepers moved as a group, like a school of sharks sweeping toward an unaware and unarmed victim)
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7 posted on 03/03/2007 10:28:00 AM PST by Calpernia (
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Phil Donahue on his old daytime show, used to give NAMBLA a lot of air time.

8 posted on 03/03/2007 10:42:05 AM PST by ansel12 (America, love it ,or at least give up your home citizenship before accepting ours too.)
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New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani's 1999 Gay Pride
Celebration at Gracie Mansion
Stoenwall Vets ^ | 1999 | staff

9 posted on 03/03/2007 11:14:51 AM PST by Calpernia (
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10 posted on 03/03/2007 11:28:45 AM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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The homosexual agenda has thoroughly infiltrated our government K-12 schools. Why any parents ( especially, fathers) would enroll their child in a government school is a mystery to me.

While the primary role of the mother is nurturing, shouldn't the very first priority of a father be to protect his children?

I am utterly befuddled. Why are government schools still open. Where are the fathers of America? Are the fathers of children still in government schools slowly boiled frogs?
11 posted on 03/03/2007 11:40:47 AM PST by wintertime
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and the
New York, 1994

Harry made the following statement to a press conference on June 24, 1994, in the former Stonewall Inn on Sheridan Square in New York, site of the riots that launched the modern gay movement in June 1969. The press conference was called to announce the Spirit of Stonewall (SOS) contingent in the Stonewall 25 march two days later. It was moderated by SOS co-organizer and indefatigable activist Bill Dobbs. Other participants were Christine Martin, sex educator and documentary filmmaker; Glenda Orgasm (aka Glenn Belverio), drag queen activist and filmmaker; Scott O�Hara, editor and publisher of Steam magazine; Val Langmuir of Feminists Against Censorship (London); Julia Smedley, member of Stonewall Now; and Charley Shively of Fag Rag and professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts.

This statement was transcribed from a videotape of the press conference. A much shorter version�which omits any mention of NAMBLA or SOS, as well as the entire last half of the statement and the first paragraph�appeared in Radically Gay: Gay Liberation in the Words of Its Founder Harry Hay, ed. Will Roscoe (Boston: Beacon Press, 1996), p. 303. These omissions seem odd in view of the fact that Harry read from a written text. The truncated version also used capital letters for words such as �Brothers and Sisters� and �Queers,� a convention that is not followed here since this complete version is not based on a written text.

Sir Julian Huxley, the great English biologist, said, at the beginning of this century, no negative trait�and, as you know, a negative trait is one that does not reproduce itself�no negative trait ever appears, and reappears, millennia after millennia after millennia, unless it in some way serves the survival of that species. We gays and lesbians may embody, or have discovered, some things that you folks desperately need to know about.

I�m here today as a survivor, as well as the founder of the first ongoing gay organization in the United States, the Mattachine Society, first formed in 1950 in Los Angeles, and now, naturally, a member of SOS, the Spirit of Stonewall, because things we discovered about ourselves and principles we developed in 1950 to �53 are now being trashed by queers who don�t know their own history, all over the place.

We decided from the beginning that, first, because we were still discovering our parameters, we wouldn�t censure each other. If people like NAMBLA self-identify themselves to me as gays and lesbians, I accept them as brothers and sisters with love.

Second, when we decided to rejoin the social or political mainstream again, we would integrate as the group we saw ourselves to be, complete with our own set of values, or we would not integrate at all.

And third, we would no longer permit any heteros�nationally or internationally, individually or collectively�to tell us who we are, what persons our groups should or should not consist of. We assert our right to self-determination, we assert our right to collective self-definition. We queers will decide for ourselves who our members should be.

Members of SOS, notably NAMBLA, have been accused of child molestation. Insofar as child molestation is concerned, the most common form is the sexual coercion by which gay and lesbian children are bedeviled into hetero identities and behaviors. And this is practiced daily by the whole national and international hetero community�parents, family, teachers, preachers, doctors, lawyers, and Indian chiefs, not to overlook U.S. senators and pooh-bah media.

This outrageous coercion of gay kids into hetero identities and behaviors against their wills is not only sexually abusive, it is spiritually devastating rape, because the child unbeknowingly is being led into developing self-loathing at the same time. For this gigantic criminal trespass against not only today�s children but against all of us also�all of us�since childhood, from the queers my age of 82 down through all the generations of queers assembled here in New York, to the gay kids still being bedeviled by sexual coercion against their wills, we the international gay and lesbian people here this week should unite to sue the whole guilty heterosexual community lock, stock, and barrel to within an inch of their lives, and for every nickel they�ve got, as a beginning of compensation. And while we�re at it, we should request our first-class citizenship as well. This could be the class-action suit of the century.

Copyright © NAMBLA, 2003. All rights reserved.

12 posted on 03/03/2007 11:58:00 AM PST by Calpernia (
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Is it me? Or does this SAY NAMBLA or SOS [Spirit of Stonewall], as in they are synonyms?

So, what does the member's list of Stonewall mean?
13 posted on 03/03/2007 12:06:40 PM PST by Calpernia (
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I'm with Posts 3, 4 & 6 - totally grossed out and loading my guns.

14 posted on 03/03/2007 12:08:01 PM PST by Ping-Pong
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15 posted on 03/03/2007 12:09:03 PM PST by Calpernia (
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Disgusting that these people even still exist after 30 years.

16 posted on 03/03/2007 12:10:10 PM PST by darkangel82 (Socialism is NOT an American value.)
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To: Ping-Pong
I am more horrified and scared then I am grossed out. These are politicians with power that belong to this group.
17 posted on 03/03/2007 12:10:45 PM PST by Calpernia (
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post 12

18 posted on 03/03/2007 12:12:01 PM PST by Calpernia (
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gross. Rudy is not mypick./

19 posted on 03/03/2007 12:25:53 PM PST by thehumanlynx (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. -Edmund Burke)
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To: Calpernia
Superb post.

One more, though I am unable to tell if it is still available as I can only see the abstract myself anymore. Those who have a NYT sub (or Lexis Nexis) can access the full article:

Has the Mayor Made a Difference


Comments by eight New Yorkers on where and how Rudolph Giuliani has made a difference in three years he has been mayor.

Mary Cummings, Queens resident: "...I EXPLAINED why I didn't vote for Mayor Giuliani in the last election. I look at the gay pride parade coming up the avenue and I see the gay activists and they are followed by a group from Nambla, the pedophiles. And in back of the pedophiles come, smiling brightly and waving their hands, the two aspirants to be my Mayor, Mr. Dinkins and Mr. Giuliani. I couldn't under those circumstances vote for anyone that would march in a parade with pedophiles."

Buchanan was on Scarborough before the 2006 election discussing this same issue about both Giuliani and Hillary (BUCHANAN: -- If they march with NAMBLA, they're going to have answer it!). Pelosi did so as well in San Fran. But it's only acceptable as a criticism when we mention those who actually acknowledge the "D" behind their names? Wrong.

20 posted on 03/03/2007 12:40:40 PM PST by cgk
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To: cgk

>>>>I couldn't under those circumstances vote for anyone that would march in a parade with pedophiles."

Now, let's look at post 12 again and ponder this member list at post 1.

21 posted on 03/03/2007 12:43:22 PM PST by Calpernia (
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To: Calpernia

Does this quack?
22 posted on 03/03/2007 12:44:55 PM PST by Calpernia (
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To: Calpernia

Pop Quiz: Will Geer ("Grandpa Walton") and Nancy Pelosi.
What's the connection?

A: Harry Hay.
Will Geer was Harry Hay's, ahem, "companion" in the 1930s, and
Pelosi marched a couple spots behind Hay in the 2001 "Pride Parade".

23 posted on 03/03/2007 12:50:51 PM PST by VOA
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To: wintertime
[.. Why are government schools still open. ..]

Because republicans/conservatives have become like Giuliani, McLaim and Romney..
Liberals.. and socialists..

24 posted on 03/03/2007 12:58:39 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole....)
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To: Calpernia
Is it me? Or does this SAY NAMBLA or SOS [Spirit of Stonewall], as in they are synonyms?

Basically, SOS was founded by Stonewall members to protest the Stonewall 25's attempt to exclude NAMBLA, because they insisted NAMBLA had been a part of the fight for gay liberation. So yes, NAMBLA is SOS is Stonewall. So those who are 'honorary members' support, even if it is only in name, their mission statement/declaration.

Harry Hay, Communism and Homosexuality

Harry Hay, Communism and Homosexuality
By Peter J. LaBarbera

In noting the passing of Harry Hay—the man who first organized homosexuals as a political minority—no mainstream media outlets reported that Hay was an advocate of pedophile rights and the notorious group NAMBLA.

NAMBLA is the North American Man/Boy Love Association, a group that advocates for the legalization of sex between men and boys, and an end to all “age of consent” laws.

Hay, who died on October 24, at age 90, formed the first American homosexual activist group, the Mattachine Society, in 1950. He conceived of the idea of organizing homosexuals at a time when most were afraid to even be discovered as such. Hay was also a committed Communist who married to hide his homosexuality so that he could join the Party.

He went on to found The Radical Faeries, a shamanistic spirituality movement for homosexual men. “Gay pride” parades frequently include local contingents of “Faeries:”—semi-naked men prancing and dancing in variations of Native American rituals.

Hay strongly opposed the notion that “gays” should assimilate into larger “straight” culture. Thus, in the eighties and nineties, when homosexual activists began banning NAMBLA from “gay pride” parades to clean up their public image, he and other “gay” liberationists were outraged.

In 1994, Hay, then in his eighties, was among the signers of a “Spirit of Stonewall” proclamation that argued that efforts to ban NAMBLA from the New York “pride” parade violated the spirit of the original Stonewall “rebellion,” which is revered by homosexual activists as the spark of the modern “gay rights” movement. (In 1969, homosexuals and others then regarded as deviants rioted in response to a police crackdown of the Stonewall Inn in New York City.)

The Spirit of Stonewall (SOS) declaration read in part:

“Stonewall was the spontaneous action of marginal people oppressed by the mainstream—of teenaged drag queens, pederasts, transsexuals, hustlers, and others despised by respectable straights and ‘discreet’ homosexuals.

SOS is an ad hoc committee of lesbian, gay and other individuals and groups formed to bring Stonewall 25

[celebrating the 25th anniversary of the riots] back to the principles of gay liberation. We focus on one of the most glaring departures from those principles: the attempt to exclude [NAMBLA].

NAMBLA’s record as a responsible gay organization is well known. NAMBLA was spawned by the gay community and has been in every major gay and lesbian march. …NAMBLA’s call for the abolition of age of consent is not the issue. NAMBLA is a bona fide participant in the gay and lesbian movement. NAMBLA deserves strong support in its rights of free speech and association and its members’ protection from discrimination and bashing.”

In 1986, Hay’s pro-NAMBLA activism had a role in what became known in homosexual circles as the “Harry Hay incident.” As part of a protest against the Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade, Hay taunted organizers for excluding the North American Man/Boy Love Association by wearing a sandwich board that read, “NAMBLA Walks with Me.” This event is chronicled by Hay’s biographer, homosexual writer Stuart Timmons, in The Trouble with Harry Hay: Founder of the Modern Gay Movement. The book includes a photo of Hay in the NAMBLA sandwich board.

More recently, Hay wrote an essay for the pederasty magazine GAYME, according to a “queer” magazine Web site. GAYME is a magazine for men who are sexually “into boys,” according to one Web reviewer. It is produced by former NAMBLA Bulletin editor Bill Andriette.

Timmons’ sympathetic biography of Hay reveals that he had his first homosexual sexual encounter at age nine, with another boy. At age 14, in a grove of trees, he “discovered his first [homosexual] lovemaking” with a 25-year-old sailor named Matt. Hay refused to describe the experience as “molestation,” according to Timmons, “to make the point of how sharply gay life differs from homosexual norms.” The account continues:

“As a child,” [Hay] explained, “I molested an adult until I found out what I needed to know.” …Far from being an experience of “molestation,” Harry always described it as “the most beautiful gift that a fourteen-year-old ever got from his first love!”

A Nexis database search of Harry Hay obits in over 30 print news outlets—including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Associated Press and Time Magazine—turned up no mention of his pro-NAMBLA advocacy.

—Culture and Family Report, October 30, 2002

25 posted on 03/03/2007 1:15:20 PM PST by cgk
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To: pandoraou812


26 posted on 03/03/2007 1:31:35 PM PST by Calpernia (
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To: cgk
My Email to the Republican National Committee

With emphasis on posts: 54, 57, and 71

Especially post 57 in conjunction with post 25 by cgk

27 posted on 03/03/2007 1:34:27 PM PST by Calpernia (
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; annalex; ...

28 posted on 03/03/2007 2:07:37 PM PST by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, insects)
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To: Calpernia; areafiftyone; nopardons

An outstanding post Calpernia. I have pinged two of our most prominent RudyBots so you may be called a Rudy-hater (and of course a homophobe), your post labeled as a pack o' lies, and naturally they will call down upon you the usual swarm of fellow RudyBots who will likewise denounce you and scream murder most foul.

Again Calpernia, excellent work and kudos to you! :)

29 posted on 03/03/2007 2:21:54 PM PST by mkjessup (My mechanic said "I can't fix your brakes, so I made your horn louder" - Stephen Wright)
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To: mkjessup

30 posted on 03/03/2007 2:40:40 PM PST by Calpernia (
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To: Calpernia
Thanks for the ping.

I can't, for the life of me, figure out why one single FReeper would continue to endorse and support Rudy Julie-Annie after reading this.

It is an exhausting effort, but I think that we Duncan Hunter fans are making some of them see the light. Keep up the good work...great post!
31 posted on 03/03/2007 2:52:16 PM PST by panaxanax (Ronald Reagan would vote for Duncan Hunter!)
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To: panaxanax

They aren't 'freepers'. They are liberal activists planted within to influence opinions and information.

32 posted on 03/03/2007 2:54:00 PM PST by Calpernia (
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To: Calpernia; cgk

Glad to see that cgk had the answer to your question.

NAMBLA is despicable - never heard of SOS, but they'll be included in the description from now on. Bill O'Reilly is irritating, but he is one of the very few media 'folks' that has taken on NAMBLA.

33 posted on 03/03/2007 3:10:32 PM PST by windchime (I consider the left one of the fronts on the WOT.)
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To: windchime

SOS stands for 'Spirit of Stonewall' (reference post 12). As per that press release in post 12 NAMBLA is suppose to be the same as Stonewall.

What is disturbing is the member list at post 1 for the Stonewall Vets.

34 posted on 03/03/2007 3:14:45 PM PST by Calpernia (
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To: Calpernia

I should have said, until now, I had never heard of SOS.

Yes, everything is disturbing about these groups, including the list of 'honorary' members. There is no honor in what these groups advocate.

35 posted on 03/03/2007 3:39:27 PM PST by windchime (I consider the left one of the fronts on the WOT.)
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To: Calpernia
According to the group's web site, its aim is to "support the rights of youth as well as adults to choose the partners with whom they wish to share and enjoy their bodies."

Oh, OK, it's for the CHILDREN! /sarc

36 posted on 03/03/2007 3:50:53 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Calpernia

There's a childlove site at Live Journal. I emailed the FBI about it, and they told me to contact someone else.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - that's who they said to report it to :\

I was like WTH - that's not EVEN a government site!

37 posted on 03/03/2007 4:13:43 PM PST by I_Love_My_Husband (BAY AREA CONSERVATIVES - JOIN US
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To: I_Love_My_Husband

>>>I was like WTH - that's not EVEN a government site!

You are correct. That *is* why made this part of their area:

38 posted on 03/03/2007 4:27:31 PM PST by Calpernia (
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To: Calpernia

I was sickened by the word "childlove" in the title. They are members of the childlove movement in the same way that slaveowners were part of the automatic cotton-picking apparatus of foreign origin owners' association.

39 posted on 03/03/2007 5:06:51 PM PST by Mr. Silverback ("Logic" is as meaningless to a liberal as "desert" is to a fish.--Freeper IronJack)
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To: Mr. Silverback

I agree. I was using one of their own words [buzzwords].

I did that in hopes this gets pulled along with whatever they are searching for when they are on line using search engines.

40 posted on 03/03/2007 5:13:26 PM PST by Calpernia (
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To: Calpernia

Calpernia, is there anyone I can complain to about what the FBI told me?

I mean that's ridiculous, and thank you for the link can you send it to me via freepmail so I always have it?

41 posted on 03/03/2007 6:28:54 PM PST by I_Love_My_Husband (BAY AREA CONSERVATIVES - JOIN US
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To: Spiff; flashbunny; NapkinUser; narses

Did you see this from earlier today? and #12. My God.

42 posted on 03/03/2007 7:04:47 PM PST by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: Calpernia

Horrified & scared is where I am too. This bs has got to stop ! ~P~

43 posted on 03/03/2007 7:10:46 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: pandoraou812
We suspected this too on the 'That's a family' thread. Our intuition knew. Here I'm reading it and I still don't believe it. My intuition is saying, 'told you so'.

It is absolutely frightening.
44 posted on 03/03/2007 7:15:02 PM PST by Calpernia (
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To: Calpernia
Well we can't just sit still can we? I am scared that there are so many of these deviates around that theres more then I EVER realized. Now what can we do?
45 posted on 03/03/2007 7:21:18 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: pandoraou812

THAT was why I posted this.

I want to know what we can do!

I'm ready....just what?

46 posted on 03/03/2007 7:23:04 PM PST by Calpernia (
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To: Calpernia

Thank you for this excellent job of research.

I will also link it on the WT thread, as everyone should read it.

47 posted on 03/03/2007 7:27:18 PM PST by nw_arizona_granny ("When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber" - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Calpernia

I guess we have to get together and figure out some kind of a draft to send to whoever is in charge of education in this state and tell them that we don't want this cr@p in our schools or if it is going to be taught we want a class that treating our children that is ok to be straight. Or else we get a petition going. We need someone to hear us . I just am getting to the point I wonder what in hell is going on ...where are all the normal people?

48 posted on 03/03/2007 7:28:46 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: pandoraou812

The problem is, GLAAD has a strangle hold on NJEA

Grant funding.

As long as the NJEA Union owns the public schools, the get to dictate this crap into the classrooms.

49 posted on 03/03/2007 7:39:27 PM PST by Calpernia (
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To: Calpernia; Spiff; wagglebee; Jim Robinson; WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Cal, please note the code word "SPIRIT" mid-letter.

Spirit of SOS.

So those who insisted Rudy "saw the light" after 9-11 and wasn't so pro-homosexual, well... this certainly disputes that.

50 posted on 03/03/2007 7:43:07 PM PST by cgk
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