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  • Male homecoming queen at St. Cloud State being threatened

    10/29/2004 6:13:38 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 39 replies · 1,165+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 10-29-04 | ap
    ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Officials at St. Cloud State University are expressing support and concern for the male student who was named homecoming queen last week. President Roy Saigo says Fue Khang has received threatening messages. In a letter to the university's faculty and staff, Saigo asks them to offset any prejudice and intimidation the homecoming royalty may have faced.
  • ‘There will be more’: Chilling 911 call after the Chelsea explosion

    09/18/2016 11:08:52 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 101 replies
    A 911 caller warned of further explosions right after the blast that rocked Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood and injured 29 people, The Post has learned. “I’m looking at the explosion down the block. There will be more,” the unidentified male said, claiming to be standing at 23rd Street and Seventh Avenue in the aftermath of the terrifying incident, according to law-enforcement sources Sunday. The bomb appears to have been a pressure-cooker device, sources said. Investigators have obtained surveillance video of a person placing another unexploded device — a pressure-cooker bomb — that was later removed from 27th Street, the sources added....
  • Outcry over Study that Challenges LGBTQ Narrative

    09/07/2016 7:40:06 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 35 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 7, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    The Left and LGBTQ community are in an uproar over a recent study published in The New Atlantis scientific journal, which confronts the oft-repeated narrative that homosexuality is innate. At Patheos, college psychology professor Warren Throckmorton took issue with several parts of the study. He believes that the study "was not a study, but a review and summary of empirical studies." He was not pleased that The New Atlantis journal is not peer-reviewed, and claims that the co-author, Lawrence Mayer, "is not well known in sexuality research circles" and alleges that the study omitted other studies and research. Throckmorton also...
  • Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist Challenges LGBTQ narrative

    09/06/2016 8:56:37 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 17 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 6, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    A literature review, which is often called a study by the media, conducted by Johns Hopkins professor Dr. Paul R. McHugh and epidemiologist Dr. Lawrence S. Mayer has led to an outcry by the Left and LGBTQ community due to their findings. McHugh is a University Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and had served as a psychiatrist-in-chief for the Johns Hopkins University Hospital and Mayer works at the Arizona State University. In the executive summary, the authors point out that: â—Ź "The understanding of sexual orientation as an innate, biologically fixed property of...
  • Gender Ideologues Trade Stereotypes

    09/02/2016 7:26:17 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 2, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    In their rush to provide a warm, inclusive and diverse environment for all, save--of course--Christians and conservatives, university officials might want to ask themselves whether they are becoming what Pope Francis called "gender ideologues" and engaging in their own stereotyping. Not far from our office in Bethesda, Maryland, in College Park, "The University of Maryland has been named to Campus Pride's 2016 'Best of the Best' Top 30 list of LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities" for promoting "diversity, inclusion and safety for LGBTQ students." Further away, in Richmond, Virginia's state capital, Virginia Commonwealth University is celebrating "forty years of LGBTQ activism."...
  • We’re Not Quite ‘Born This Way’

    09/01/2016 1:20:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Back in 2014, a bigoted African leader put J. Michael Bailey, a psychologist at Northwestern, in a strange position. Yoweri Museveni, the president of Uganda, had been issuing a series of anti-gay tirades, and — partially fueled by anti-gay religious figures from the U.S. — was considering toughening Uganda’s anti-gay laws. The rhetoric was getting out of control: “The commercialisation of homosexuality is unacceptable,” said Simon Lokodo, Uganda’s ethics minister. “If they were doing it in their own rooms we wouldn’t mind, but when they go for children, that’s not fair. They are beasts of the forest.” Eventually, Museveni said...
  • Rape Wins

    08/18/2016 5:01:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2016 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note: The following story is sad but true. However, the names have been changed to protect the guilty. In other words, they are just too emotionally volatile to handle reasoned criticism.Dear Jason: I am sure this email comes as a surprise as it has been a few years since we’ve spoken. Nonetheless, I felt an urgent need to contact you concerning your recent “engagement” to your boyfriend Chad. Initially, I had not planned to contact you to express my disagreement over your decision to get “married.” I thought it would be a waste of time. However, your “engagement” has...
  • Target cuts outlook, says market 'difficult'

    08/17/2016 9:01:43 AM PDT · by UB355 · 103 replies
    MIlwaukee ^ | 8/17/2016 | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
    Minneapolis — Target cut its profit and comparable-store sales outlook amid stiffer competition and its own stumbles in areas like grocery sales. The discounter’s second-quarter net income fell nearly 10%, though that was better than what most had expected. Sales at stores open at least a year fell 1.1%, reversing seven straight quarters of gains. Target shares were down more than 6% in mid-morning trading Wednesday. The quarter underscores challenges that Target and other retailers face from Amazon.com and shoppers who remain cautious about spending.
  • Homosexual In South Africa Rapes And Sodomizes 18 Month Old Baby Boy

    08/16/2016 3:20:22 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 56 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 08/16/2016 | Theodore Shoebat
    <p>A homosexual in Georgia raped and sodomized an 18 month old boy.</p> <p>An 18-month-old baby boy was allegedly sexually assaulted by a male suspect last month.</p> <p>The case was only recently reported to authorities after the little boy’s grandmother took him to hospital for an examination.</p>
  • Minneapolis Police Make Changes Aimed at Defusing Conflicts

    08/08/2016 6:25:14 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 8/8/16 | Ellen Galles/AP
    The Minneapolis Police Department has announced four policy changes aimed at defusing conflicts between officers and the public that can turn deadly. Chief Janee Harteau (lesbian) said Monday the "sanctity of life" is the cornerstone of her department's use-of-force policy. She says officers should use de-escalation tactics whenever reasonably possible, while slowing down situations to reduce the risk of injury to officers and the public. The changes also give officers a duty to intervene to prevent others from using force improperly and a duty to report misconduct.
  • Drag Queen in the Nave

    08/08/2016 9:50:49 AM PDT · by truthxchange · 6 replies
    www.truthXchange.com ^ | August 5, 2016 | Dr. Peter Jones
    Why would anyone except a professional organist take the magazine The American Organist? A friend gave me a recent issue of this highly specialized publication. The stunning picture on the front cover got my attention. The foreground features a glorious pipe organ with five key boards, endless foot pedals and a hundred stops. In the background is the grandiose nave and the vaulted ceiling of the historic Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago. To me, the church organ is a symbol of high Western Christian culture, made famous by the soaring oratorios of Johann Sebastian Bach and the stirring grandeur of...
  • Nickelodeon ‘makes history’ with its first ‘gay married’ couple in kids cartoon

    07/18/2016 8:51:27 PM PDT · by massmike · 25 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 07/18/2016 | Lianne Laurence
    Nickelodeon, the American cable and satellite TV network aimed at kids and teens, has introduced its first animated “gay married” couple. Debuting in The Loud House — a cartoon about Lincoln Loud, an 11-year-old boy with 10 sisters — the scene features a friend coming for a stayover with Lincoln. Lincoln and his chum, Clyde McBride, have been counting down the time to the sleepover, so perhaps that’s why Lincoln announces: “Time to make history!” — before he opens the door to reveal Clyde and his two dads. Owned by Viacom Media Network, Nickelodeon targets children ages 2 to 17....
  • Black Lives Matter Protesters Disrupt Toronto Police LGBTQ Mural Unveiling

    06/26/2016 10:22:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    KFOR ^ | JUNE 25, 2016 | NIKKI FERLAINO
    During a press conference Friday, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders unveiled a mural honoring the local LGBTQ community. The mural was to meant to celebrate the LGBTQ community and act as an apology for raids that took place in 1981 where 286 men were arrested in four Toronto bathhouses. During the press conference, Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters arrived, chanting and carrying signs that read “No pride in policing”. Toronto’s local BLM co-founder Rodney Diverlus, 26, said the cop’s gesture was nothing more than a publicity stunt “used to mask the reality of police relations among the queer and trans...
  • After Orlando, some businesses stress LGBT inclusivity moves

    06/23/2016 9:28:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 23, 2016 11:10 AM EDT | Joyce M. Rosenberg
    Some small business owners already working to make their companies more welcoming to LGBT employees say the massacre at a gay dance club in Orlando gives them an impetus to make more changes. “I’ve committed to myself and within our executive team to redouble our efforts to create a safer, kinder, more accepting workplace,” says Frank Maylett, CEO of RizePoint, a company that makes software to help restaurant owners, hotel operators and retailers manage multiple locations. RizePoint had already taken steps like providing health and other benefits to employees’ domestic partners and removing gender references in its handbook so that...
  • Loretta Lynch: ‘Most effective’ response to Islamic terrorism ‘is love’

    06/21/2016 2:35:14 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 157 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 21, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch told Florida’s LGBT community that the “most effective” weapon at America’s disposal against Islamic terrorism is “love.” Mrs. Lynch told reporters in Orlando on Tuesday that an ongoing investigation will determine the precise motive for 29-year-old Omar Mateen’s June 12 massacre at Pulse, a gay nightclub. Mateen, a former security guard, called 911 and pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group while killing 49 people and wounding 53 others.
  • Some Gay Voters Say It's 'Dangerous' to Come Out for Trump

    06/18/2016 7:28:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 18, 2016 | NBC OUT
    Following Sunday's mass shooting at an Orlando gay bar, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has voiced - and tweeted - his support for the LGBTQ community. And some in the community have expressed their support for Trump. "He's the most pro-gay nominee that the party has ever had for president," according to Gregory T. Angelo, president of the Log Cabin Republicans, an organization for LGBTQ people and straight allies who support the GOP.
  • Black Lives Matter’s LGBTQ Agenda

    05/27/2016 8:44:49 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 27, 2016 | Alex Nitzberg
    While the media cover Black Lives Matter's complaints of racism and police brutality, they largely underreport the movement's campaign to normalize all permutations of sexual proclivity. The "Guiding Principles" on blacklivesmatter.com clearly delineate the group’s pro-LGBTQ agenda. “Black Lives Matter is a radical social intervention,” their web site proclaims. Black Lives Matter is "Queer Affirming:" "When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking or, rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual unless s/he or they disclose otherwise." Another principle defines the group as "Transgender Affirming …...
  • The Big List of bathroom attacks

    05/25/2016 9:31:45 AM PDT · by Lera · 6 replies
    WND ^ | 5/23/16 | Bob Unruh
    Many instances of men endangering girls, women President Obama has used his bully pulpit in the past few weeks to tell North Carolina and the rest of the nation that men who say they are women must be allowed to share bathrooms and showers with women and girls. And he's ordered essentially the same thing for public schools, under the threat of losing federal funding. The latest moves in his sexual-alternative agenda, which many commentators are describing as an "obsession," follow his advocacy for "same-sex marriage" and for transgenders in the military and governmental positions. Just say no! The petition...
  • Obama, Academia Celebrate Latest Perversions

    05/12/2016 8:10:14 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 11, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    The Obama administration seems to be in a race with academia to see who can do the most pandering to the LGBTQ "community." While President Obama thinks women who dress as men are entitled to Civil Rights Act protections, the University of Maryland recently hosted a "Queer Beyond Repair" conference that included a keynote speech on the future of the sexual device known as the dildo. Kathryn Bond Stockton, Distinguished Professor of English and Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity at the University of Utah, was the featured speaker on the topic, "Impure Thoughts and All They Birth: What...
  • Politically Correct College Tour

    04/14/2016 7:04:02 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 14, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    You cannot walk through a tour of most colleges without getting lectured about the need for "diversity" and the prevalence of women's and even queer studies. My youngest son and I took a tour of Columbia University in New York City recently and were told that the contributions of the great Western thinkers to our civilization would be "updated" in various classes with reference to the involvement of feminists and homosexuals. There is even a "Queer House" or "Q House" on campus. A 28-page guide is available on "Resources and Programs at Columbia University related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender,...
  • Radical Leftists Unleash Anti-Trump Riots Starting On March 19th

    03/20/2016 5:31:09 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 48 replies
    Economic Collaps ^ | 19 August 2015 | Michael Snyder
    Many of the exact same groups that participated in Occupy Wall Street and helped organize protest rallies in Ferguson and Baltimore are now promising to bring us “the largest civil disobedience actions in a generation”. I recently wrote about the trouble that radical leftists have caused by attempting to disrupt Trump campaign events, but now there is a very organized effort to turn this into a national movement. On March 19th, thousands of angry protesters will descend on Trump Tower in New York City to denounce Donald Trump’s “fascist policies”, and on April 2nd dozens of leftist organizations will join...
  • CONTROVERSIAL LGBTQ ACCEPTANCE WEEK BEGINS AT SAN RAMON SCHOOL

    04/11/2016 10:06:38 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 17 replies
    ABC 7 NEWS ^ | 11 APRIL 2016 | AMY HOLLYFIELD
    SAN RAMON, Calif. (KGO) -- Students at an East Bay high school will begin LGBTQ acceptance week -- despite some parents who said they would pull their kids from class if it happened. There were about 20 concerned parents met with the San Ramon Valley School District superintendent and asked for LGBTQ appreciation week be cancelled. The event has been modified; the principal at Windemere Ranch Middle School in San Ramon won't be showing all the videos as originally planned to the kids.
  • Christians urged to embrace 'powerful' Black Lives Matter movement [The New Christianity]

    04/02/2016 7:04:39 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 56 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/2/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    A speaker at an evangelical Christian college urged students to accept the views of Black Lives Matter and consider themselves as having benefited from white privilege while looking to the Palestinians for inspiration in how to get along with one’s adversaries. The Rev. Christena Cleveland, a social psychologist who teaches at Duke University School of Divinity and authored the book "Disunity in Christ," brought a message of reconciliation and "love without exception" to Biola University in Los Angeles last week. At a conference titled "Love No Matter What: Politics, Sex, Race and the Way of the Cross," Cleveland touted the...
  • Santa Cruz County LGBTQ youth meet at Queer & Ally Student Summit

    03/20/2016 10:21:39 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 03/19/16 | Samantha Clark
    Saturday’s Queer & Ally Student Summit focused on ensuring healthy relationships across the gender and sexuality spectrums.
  • Mt. Pleasant woman admits fabricating attack story

    03/10/2016 11:33:45 AM PST · by massmike · 52 replies
    themorningsun.com ^ | 03/10/2016 | Lisa Yanick-Jonaitis
    While attending a Toby Keith concert at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort on Aug. 19, a man imposed on Mari Poindexter and her family’s personal space then spewed bigoted slurs at Poindexter,Poindexter told the Morning Sun in August. Later that night Poindexter said that same man attacked her in the parking lot of the Cabin Bar, punching her in the eye and spitting on her. Poindexter, who said she came out as a lesbian to friends and family three years ago, shared the story of her attack on social media. Police confirmed an investigation was ongoing, and later that...
  • Police: Man in Bra and Wig Found in Women's Bathroom

    01/27/2016 8:26:07 AM PST · by ppaul · 37 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 03/15/2013 | KOMO Staff
    EVERETT, Wash. - A man wearing a bra and wig was arrested Friday after he was spotted in a women's bathroom at Everett Community College, police said. Officers responded to the scene at about 1:30 p.m. after a college staff member said she saw the man go into the women's rest room and alerted security personnel. An investigation found that the suspect had gone into the rest room while two women were inside, according to a police report. The women were later interviewed and said they had no idea that the man was there. When police interviewed the man, he...
  • Philly Catholic School Facing Severe Legal Punishment After Firing Lesbian Teacher

    07/12/2015 3:16:06 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | July 11, 2015 | Paul Buois
    Catholic school on the outskirts of Philadelphia has come under heavy attack in recent days after firing an openly lesbian teacher in a same-sex civil marriage with her partner. Since 2007, Waldron Mercy Academy knew that teacher Margie Winters had been civilly married to her lesbian lover, but they kept her on as Director of Religious Education anyway for a total of eight years, under the advisement that she keep her relationship secret and not discuss it with students or parents. Though she kept the order, parents from the school eventually found out about Winters and complained to the school...
  • Jessica Michelle Ewing sentenced to 45 years for murder of fellow Virginia Tech student... (LGBTQ)

    06/03/2015 8:01:33 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 45 replies
    Roanoke.com ^ | June 01, 2015 | Cameron Austin
    CHRISTIANSBURG — After an eight-hour sentencing hearing Monday, Jessica Michelle Ewing, a former Virginia Tech student and Corps of Cadets member was sentenced to 45 years in prison for the 2014 killing of fellow student Samanata Shrestha. Judge Robert Turk sentenced to Ewing to 80 years for first-degree murder and five years for transporting and concealing a body. After Ewing serves 45 years, the rest will be suspended, Turk ruled. She will be on probation for 20 years after her release. Ewing was facing a minimum of 20 years and up to life in prison on the first-degree murder charge....
  • First graders exposed to book about transgender boy—without parental notification

    05/04/2015 7:08:09 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 49 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/1/15 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    KITTERY POINT, ME, May 1, 2015, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Parents at one Maine school are upset that children as young as six were exposed to a book promoting transgender issues, in the name of "acceptance."Parents were not only not consulted, they were never even notified of their children's exposure to transgenderism.Horace Mitchell Primary School read the book I Am Jazz to first-grade students. The book is about a boy who identifies as a girl from the age of two, "with a boy's body and a girl's brain." He eventually finds a doctor who tells his parents, "Jazz is transgender."Parents began to...
  • Religious Liberty Threats: 2 Recent Incidents Raise Serious Concern/Show the Road Ahead May be Rocky

    10/21/2014 7:16:59 AM PDT · by Salvation · 19 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-20-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Religious Liberty Threats: Two Recent Incidents Raise Serious Concern and Show the Road Ahead May be Rocky By: Msgr. Charles PopeTwo stories recently in the news illustrate that the path for religious liberty is going to get increasingly rocky in the days ahead. Up until now, the main dispute of the Church with the federal government has been over the “HHS Mandate” requiring us to provide contraception and abortion coverage. We have seen some legal victories on this front, but the battle is far from over and the cost in terms of money, time, and other resources has been enormous.The...
  • School under fire for transgender kindergarten lesson

    04/21/2015 5:16:10 AM PDT · by NewHampshireDuo · 30 replies
    EAGNews ^ | April 20, 2015 | Victor Skinner
    KITTERY, Maine – Officials at Mitchell Primary School are apologizing after a book about a transgender child was read to most of the school’s K-3 students. “We have a practice of if a topic is considered sensitive, parents should be informed,” superintendent Allyn Hutton told SeaCoastOnline.com. “In this situation, that didn’t happen. The whole culture at Mitchell School is about teaching tolerance and respect. The people presenting the lesson thought (the book) was one more piece of teaching that lesson. “In retrospect, we understand that toleration is tolerating people of all opinions,” Hutton said. Criticism flooded the district after Fox...
  • Obama: Ban Parents from Having Children Counseled Not to be ‘LGBTQ+’

    04/09/2015 6:57:12 AM PDT · by xzins · 318 replies
    CNS ^ | April 8, 2015
    President Barack Obama, through a statement posted Wednesday night on the White House website by adviser Valerie Jarrett, backed legislation that would ban parents from having their children counseled not to be what Jarrett called "LGBTQ+". “As part of our dedication to protecting America’s youth, this Administration supports efforts to ban the use of conversion therapy for minors,” Jarrett said in the White House statement. “Conversion therapy generally refers to any practices by mental health providers that seek to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity,” said the statement. “Often, this practice is used on minors, who lack the...
  • ..IN Gov. Mike Pence wins: Moral superiority, “religious freedom,” social media hypocrisy...

    04/03/2015 1:16:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Salon ^ | April 2, 2015 | Victoria Barrett
    This is how Indiana Gov. Mike Pence wins: Moral superiority, “religious freedom,” social media hypocrisy and the problem with #BoycottIndiana Let's stop patting ourselves on the back: Public pressure hurt Indiana's activists and enhanced governor's profile This morning, members of the Indiana General Assembly and a selection of Indianapolis business leaders appeared at a press conference to announce amendments to the RFRA that Gov. Mike Pence signed into law last week. The changes represent a limited victory for supporters of human rights. If you think the ill-conceived, celebrity-endorsed consumer boycott of Indiana had anything to do with the alteration of...
  • ‘Just me and Allah': Photographer seeks to capture diversity of Islam

    03/29/2015 5:48:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    PBS ^ | March 28, 2015 | BY ELISABETH PONSOT
    As a child, photographer and editor Samra Habib lived within what she describes as the strict “culture of surveillance” of mainstream Islam. But as she grew into her 20s, Habib began to question her sexuality — as well as her own understanding of what it meant to be Muslim. “There’s a wide range of diversity that exists within Islam,” she said. “The conversations I would have with other queer Muslims, I realized this was a voice that wasn’t being heard.” Inspired by her peers, many of whom attend Unity Mosque, a “human positive” mosque in Toronto, Canada, Habib decided to...
  • When Sex Means Survival for LGBTQ Teens

    02/28/2015 12:53:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Citylab via MSN ^ | 2/28/15 | Shauna Miller
    **SNIP** Homelessness is a primary driver for LGBTQ teens turning to survival sex, according to the report. It cites national statistics showing that as many as 50 percent of homeless or runaway youth trade sex for shelter or for money to provide shelter for themselves, and that 48 percent of transgender people involved in sex work overall also report experiencing homelessness. A 2007 study of LGBTQ teens in New York revealed that LGBTQ youth were seven times more likely to have traded sex for shelter than heterosexual teens, and that transgender teens were eight times more likely. Researchers also found...
  • Pope Francis Defends Human Nature Against Gender Radicals

    02/25/2015 7:12:03 AM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 25, 2015 | ANNE HENDERSHOTT
    Disappointing progressives yet again, Pope Francis has now condemned contemporary gender theory as denying “the order of creation.” In an interview published in a new book, Pope Francis: This Economy Kills, by Andrea Tornielli and Giacomo Galeazzi, (portions of which were also published last month in the Italian daily La Stampa), Pope Francis appears to reject the postmodern conceptualization of gender as a moveable point along a spectrum that is fluid and changeable. He does not accept the progressive claim that gender is socially constructed rather than God-given and instead appears to embrace gender in a traditional “binary” category of...
  • Raise the Flag High: Queer Farming in Rural America (USDA helping, of course)

    01/26/2015 4:20:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Modern Farmer ^ | January 22, 2015 | Lori Rotenberk
    In a black and white photo snapped in the early 1940s, a young, central Ohio farm girl beams from beneath a straw hat. Around her neck is a small scarf; she wears a pair of overalls. The photo arrived with a simple but joyfully blunt note from the subject, now a 77-year-old farmer in rural Ohio: “Here’s me, butch Gael!”Only age 9 when it was taken, she already had a faint understanding that she was a lesbian. Aware of her differences, Gael buried a lack of love for frills in acceptable rural tomboyishness. For more than a decade she hid...
  • Catholics extolling the theological “beauty” of Lesbian, Homosexual and Transgender Lifestyles

    10/23/2014 10:40:21 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/23/14 | Jerry Todd
    This is a generic version of an Op-Ed I sent to my local paper after a fellow Catholic was granted a Community Voices Op-Ed extolling the actual and theological “beauty” of the LGBTQ lifestyles that we should virtually worship them. She provided copious unrelated Scriptures to support her position. A link to her original Op-Ed piece is enclosed below. My local paper is so strongly pro LGBTQ that it regularly publishes strings of Op-Ed’s by gay men and women, yet relegates responses to an occasional Letter to the Editor. One Op-Ed from a “lifelong Catholic” as am I, hit the...
  • Heather Has Two Textbooks

    07/07/2014 12:38:27 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 22 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 4, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    While parents of public school children may feel besieged by alternative lifestyles, one public school teacher doesn’t think the literature available to them is diverse enough. “It takes a lot of work to find books that include same-gender parents, step-parents, foster or adoptive children, or other nontraditional families as background in an adventure tale, a friendship parable, or a holiday romp; nontraditional families are either the topic of the story or, more likely, not included at all,” Willow McCormick writes in the summer issue of Rethinking Schools magazine. “When two-parent, heterosexual families are presented as the norm in story after...
  • Sex Change Regret

    06/21/2014 1:50:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2014 | Michael Brown
    While some might find the story laughable, I personally find it tragic: Don Ennis, an experienced TV news producer was fired from his job, allegedly for performance-related issues, after reappearing as Dawn Stacey Ennis, marking his third gender change since last year. With little sympathy, one website reported, “A television producer who has changed his gender three times has now more time on his hands to know who she or he is.” Worse still, the New York Daily News, apparently forgetting that Ennis had lived almost all of his life as a male, announced, “Dawn Ennis was canned weeks after...
  • D.C. Principal Comes Out As Gay During School’s LGBTQ Pride Celebration

    06/04/2014 1:31:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    CBS Washington ^ | June 4, 2014
    A LGBTQ pride celebration at D.C.’s Woodrow Wilson High School led to a big surprise for students Wednesday, as Principal Pete Cahall came out as gay in front of the crowd. Cahall tells WNEW’s Matt DelSignore that he just turned 50 and was “tired of hiding.” “I would be a hypocrite if I tell kids to ‘be who you are’ and not be who I am,” he said. He admits that he was nervous at the thought of sharing his secret in front of hundreds of students. Before his announcement, his hands were shaking, he said. But students were very...
  • United Methodist body considers change to sexuality stance

    04/30/2014 7:11:57 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 39 replies
    United Methodist News ^ | 4/29/2014 | Heather Hahn
    The Connectional Table, one of The United Methodist Church’s governing bodies, has decided to draft legislation that could change church law “to fully include LGBTQ persons in the life and ministry of the church.” The draft would be brought back to the Connectional Table at a future meeting for consideration. The April 29 decision to draft the legislation came the same day the Connectional Table began a series of three public discussions on human sexuality. The dialogue “is an exercise of our responsibility to be a common table for the church and to confer with one another as representatives of...
  • How a Hamilton LGBTQ activist was inspired by Pope Francis

    03/16/2014 5:08:38 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 21 replies
    CBC News ^ | 3/13/14 | CBC News
    Thursday marks the first anniversary of the election of Pope Francis. Hamilton's Deirdre Pike is a lesbian who says the Pope's comments on poverty and homosexuality have inspired her and changed the way she sees the Church. Here's what she had to say to the CBC's Matt Galloway on Metro Morning. Last year Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) became the 266th Leader of the Roman Catholic Church. As the first Jesuit Pope, and one of the most unconventional Popes in history, Francis is shaking things up in the Vatican, and exciting activists like Pike. Pike is an organizer in Hamilton's...
  • Rachel Jeantel: Trayvon Thought Zimmerman was a Gay Rapist and Trayvon Wasn't "That Kind of Way"

    07/16/2013 12:43:52 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 92 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 7/16/2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: An entirely new perspective on this whole sordid incident was provided by Rachel Jeantel last night on CNN. Everybody's been under the impression that Zimmerman was a racist, and that's why he went after Trayvon. I went to great lengths yesterday, folks, to break this down and tell you what I think this was really all about. I'm not gonna repeat that but it is at RushLimbaugh.com. Essentially, it was about economics. You've got a bunch of people in this community that are barely hanging on. They've worked very hard to get where they are and there...
  • Spider-Man Actor Wants to Play Superhero as Bisexual (Andrew Garfield)

    07/10/2013 5:46:00 PM PDT · by drewh · 54 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 10 Jul 2013, 12:21 PM PDT
    In an interview with Entertainment Weekly released on Wednesday, The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield suggested that he’d like to play Peter Parker as a young man exploring his bisexuality. According to Garfield, he told producer Matt Tolmach that he’d like MJ – Mary Jane – to be a boy. “I was kind of joking, but kind of not joking about MJ,” he said. “And I was like, ‘What if MJ is a dude?’ Why can’t we discover that Peter is exploring his sexuality? It’s hardly even groundbreaking!…So why can’t he be gay? Why can’t he be into boys?” He...
  • Model gay adoptive ‘fathers’ sexually abused 6-year-old for years: offered him to pedophile ring

    07/03/2013 3:24:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 69 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 3, 2013 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    Australian media covered the adoption of Adam by the gay men, describing the two men as happy, loving fathers. On July 14, 2010, when Adam was 5 years old, ABC Far North Queensland broadcast a story titled "Two dads are better than one" which stated Photo: GINGER GORMAN/ABC FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND SYDNEY, July 3, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Police in Australia have described as "depraved" the case of a six-year-old boy who was sexually abused by his adoptive homosexual "fathers" and other men who were part of an international child-porn syndicate known as the Boy Lovers network.  Authorities in Australia and...
  • UTPA Chick-Fil-A greeted by protestors on first day of school (FReep a poll)[Edinburg, TX]

    08/27/2012 12:14:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    KGBT-TV ^ | August 27, 2012 | Staff
    A new Chick-Fil-A restaurant on the UTPA campus in Edinburg was greeted by protestors on the first day of classes. Students and staff all clamored to buy meals from the new restaurant early Monday afternoon. But a small group of protestors has stationed themselves outside restaurant. The UTPA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Alliance is circulating a petition to have the school close the Chick-Fil-A. Working from behind a security fence, the group collected signatures from supporters. Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy recently set off a firestorm of controversy and created a national debate about gay rights. Cathy confirmed more than...
  • Speaker Quinn: NYC Should Totally Ban Chick-Fil-A

    07/29/2012 9:34:33 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 51 replies
    http://gothamist.com ^ | 7-29-2012 | By Jen Chung
    Just as it was a total shock that Sarah Palin likes Chick-fil-A, Speaker Christine Quinn, NYC's first gay City Council Speaker, dropped this "bombshell": She thinks the anti-gay fast food chain should be banned from NYC until it changes its stance on gay-marriage. Actually, it is sort of surprising from Quinn, since she usually agrees with Mayor Bloomberg, who thinks a Chick-fil-A ban is a "bad idea." But given that Chick-fil-A's president has emphasized that the company is against gay marriage and that Quinn was married to her partner earlier this year, it's natural that Quinn would ask NYU to...
  • Thank Chick-fil-A

    07/28/2012 10:39:22 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 45 replies
    http://www.thankchickfila.com/ ^ | 7/29/2012 | www.thankchickfila.com
    Thank Chick-fil-A
  • Now "Strangely Polarizing" Rev. Billy Graham Has Emerged To Publicly Support Chick-Fil-A

    07/26/2012 4:55:27 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 69 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jul. 26, 2012, 5:08 PM | Kim Bhasin
    It all started when president and COO Dan Cathy made statements against gay marriage. and now, things have ramped up into a national debate. Rev. Billy Graham, the legendary evangelical minister, has now entered the fray, coming to the aid of Chick-fil-A. The 93-year-old is against gay marriage, and has been strangely polarizing lately. Earlier this year, he publicly endorsed a constitutional amendment to ban it in North Carolina.