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Safety of gay people topic of Salt Lake discussion
ABC4.com (KTVX-TV) ^ | 13 July 2010 | Unattributed

Posted on 07/13/2010 10:55:39 AM PDT by GOP_Raider

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The safety of Utah's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is the topic of a Tuesday night town hall meeting at the Salt Lake City Library.

The Utah Pride Center says a panel will hold a discussion with police officers, prosecutors and community representatives.

Pride spokesman Michael Westley says the group will release the results of a survey of 500 people on safety questions.

Westley says nearly 70 percent of the respondents say they feel an increased sense of safety related to housing and employment discrimination issues.

Only 26 percent of respondents said they feel safe expressing themselves in non-LGBT bars or clubs.

(Excerpt) Read more at abc4.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; ldschurch; slc
I am in SL quite often and I'm often happen to be at one or two of the bars. This sentence stuck out to me:

Only 26 percent of respondents said they feel safe expressing themselves in non-LGBT bars or clubs.

Because they're gay or they're afraid of embarrassing themselves at a bar while intoxicated? Believe you me, I'm liable to laugh at anyone who makes a fool of themselves, straight or not.

1 posted on 07/13/2010 10:55:41 AM PDT by GOP_Raider
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To: GOP_Raider

Maybe they think won’t be able to stop themselves from pointing and screaming “BREEDER!” at the other 99.9% of the Utah population, or unleashing their own left-winged hatred.


2 posted on 07/13/2010 11:00:15 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy

more “look at us! we are such victims!” crap


3 posted on 07/13/2010 11:04:30 AM PDT by gthog61
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To: GOP_Raider

Couldn’t they just all move to the cesspool named San Francisco?


4 posted on 07/13/2010 11:06:38 AM PDT by texson66 (Congress does not draw to its halls those who love liberty. It draws those who love power .)
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To: Eaker

Relevant to your safety ping.


5 posted on 07/13/2010 11:08:12 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: GOP_Raider

Maybe if they’d not rub their jubblies in septic places,
they’d be “safer” from certain consequences that kill them.


6 posted on 07/13/2010 11:09:31 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: GOP_Raider

Good to see that SLC government officials and reps are tackling the tough and pressing issues of the day.


7 posted on 07/13/2010 11:11:29 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: GOP_Raider

“Only 26 percent of respondents said they feel safe expressing themselves in non-LGBT bars or clubs.”

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There is absolutely NO evidence of any kind to justify such fears. None. THe VAST MAJORITY of human beings are disgusted by homosexuality, but that rarely results in violence.

Not that perverted, public behaior does not deserve say, a knock on the noggin with a frying pan.


8 posted on 07/13/2010 11:11:48 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: GOP_Raider

Oh puhleeze. It’s not like homosexuals are being dragged off the street and hung from the nearest tree. I would venture a guess that violence against homosexuals is most often committed against them by another homo (by a wide margin). I don’t have statistics, but I know for sure that the media would be trumpeting any attacks against gays in the same way they trumpeted the Mathew Shepherd thing.


9 posted on 07/13/2010 11:13:11 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: GOP_Raider

What’s the rationale for this? Has there been an epidemic of violence against gays anywhere in this country recently? Just askin....


10 posted on 07/13/2010 11:13:32 AM PDT by lovecraft (Specialization is for insects.)
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I'm not a skydiver, I see no need to every jump out of a perfectly good airplane.

That said, why aren't people banning together to worry about the Safety of Sky Divers like they are the safety of the gays.

I mean, people choose to be skydivers, like people choose to be gay.

Skydiving is risky, gay sex is risky.

Skydivers are a minority, as is the gay population.

I think skydivers need "special rights" to...along with race car drivers, motorcyclists, coal miners...any dangerous lifestyle choice should enjoy the same attention and equal rights concerns as another.
11 posted on 07/13/2010 11:20:02 AM PDT by FrankR (When we don't stand up to tyranny, the tyrants WIN.)
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To: lovecraft

RINO Richie Tisei, candidate for LT. Governor told my mother that Transgendered men need to go someplace and they don’t feel safe in the Men’s Room. When my mother asked, what about her safety?................CRICKETS
Women are Second Class Citizens in the Ladies Room!


12 posted on 07/13/2010 11:21:19 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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They are promoting the BIG LIE that the greatest health risk to a homosexual is getting physically assaulted by a straight member of society, when in fact it is health risks due to sexually transmitted diseases, aberrant sexual behavior, multiple partners, drug use, and issues related to poor lifestyle choices. They might as well convene a meeting to discuss how to prevent cigarette smokers from getting beat up by offended non-smokers.
13 posted on 07/13/2010 11:21:44 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: MEGoody

Trumpeted or trumped up like Harvey Milk who was killed by an agent of Jim Jones?


14 posted on 07/13/2010 11:25:48 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SpaceBar

“They might as well convene a meeting to discuss how to prevent cigarette smokers from getting beat up by offended non-smokers.”

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Even safely ensconced down in my man cave, I’m always packing .45 ACP when I fire up a tasty Maduro.


15 posted on 07/13/2010 11:26:29 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: GOP_Raider

I used to be a cop in Salt Lake, and we tried to keep everybody safe. How times have changed.


16 posted on 07/13/2010 11:33:43 AM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: EyeGuy
THe VAST MAJORITY of human beings are disgusted by homosexuality, but that rarely results in violence.

In fact, the most notably widespread campaign of violence in recent memory was that directed against supporters of Proposition 8, aka the California Marriage Protection Act, in California, by its "tolerant", "persecuted" opponents.

You'll search quite a while for a headline suggesting the same kinds of organized, violent attacks on homosexuals and their property as "Gays call for Violence Against Christian Supporters of Proposition 8":

http://www.google.com/search?q=california+proposition+8+violence&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

17 posted on 07/13/2010 11:40:33 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: massgopguy
Trumpeted or trumped up like Harvey Milk who was killed by an agent of Jim Jones?

The activists and media will do either to promote their leftist agenda.

18 posted on 07/13/2010 11:48:19 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: GOP_Raider

I’d like to know exactly what they mean by “expressing themselves”.


19 posted on 07/13/2010 11:49:16 AM PDT by T Minus Four ("All religion ever made of me was a sinner with a rock tied to my feet" - FFH)
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To: T Minus Four

I bet you....DON’T! :-)


20 posted on 07/13/2010 11:55:05 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy
good point
21 posted on 07/13/2010 11:56:22 AM PDT by T Minus Four ("All religion ever made of me was a sinner with a rock tied to my feet" - FFH)
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To: GOP_Raider

Oh, darn, I keep forgetting - they just want to be left alone so they can live their lives like everyone else - more homosexual victim-mentality look-at-me agenda nonsense.

"Only 26 percent of respondents said they feel safe expressing themselves in non-LGBT bars or clubs." So save it for at home in private. I have no patience with these cretins.

22 posted on 07/13/2010 1:44:55 PM PDT by greatplains
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