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  • 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.
  • Fairfield Students Bussed to Hear Gay Advocate Bash the (Catholic) Church

    10/20/2011 3:36:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | October 19, 2011
    Fairfield University’s student newspaper The Mirror reports that Fairfield provided transportation for students to hear openly gay sex columnist Dan Savage bash the Catholic Church in his keynote address for the “Pro-Queer Life” conference on Saturday.The lecture contradicts assurances reportedly made by Fairfield President Fr. Jeffrey von Arx, S.J., to Bishop William Lori that the conference would “not be a vehicle for dissent.”The Jesuit university reportedly bussed students to Union Theological Seminary in New York as part of their “More Than a Monologue: Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church,” an effort by Fairfield and Fordham Universities along with two non-denominational...
  • Third Bathroom for the Gender Confused

    10/19/2010 5:30:23 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 12 replies
    WebToday ^ | 10-20-10 | WebToday
    Anywhere, USA (IMpossible News) - When it comes to public restrooms, is it possible to make everyone happy? America has been a resilient country that has faced so many civil rights and human dignity challenges over the years. By the most part every major social obstacle has been met with millions or billions of dollars of government programs to grease the squeaky wheels. Now we face an issue that can't be flushed away without resolve. We need restrooms for the newly classified Gender Confused. Why not make a federal ordinance that all new public buildings have a third door, or...
  • The Diversity Thing (Boiling the Pot) (This is....Penn State)

    02/11/2007 4:59:55 AM PST · by Nextrush · 26 replies · 1,406+ views
    2/11/07 | Self
    Last week I focused on how high school students are being radicalized against "hate" and in favor of "diversity." This radicalism ends up on college campuses like the one I attended nearly 30 years ago. Angry students, often led by the African Studies Department, would allege racism. People, who would have done well wearing brownshirts in Germany around 1930, would harangue about injustices, real or in most cases, very much imagined. I remember my "Religion and Politics" class being invaded by African Studies students in who were supposedly opposing the insult of Egyptians (an African people by the way) by...
  • Emily's List

    09/12/2006 3:09:22 PM PDT · by JSedreporter · 7 replies · 721+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 12, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    If you wonder where the homosexual orientation in your local high, middle, or even grade school comes from, you might find part of the answer in the latest issue of Radical Teacher, “a socialist, feminist and anti-racist journal on the theory and practice of teaching.” “In the spring of 2004, I solicited undergraduate students in the English education program I coordinate at The College of New Jersey to participate in an independent study on [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Queer] LGBTQ young adult literature,” Emily Meixner writes in RT. “For several years I had wanted to teach a course on...
  • Catholic Higher Education Alert - 1/31/06

    01/31/2006 8:11:29 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies · 803+ views
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 01.31.06 | Patrick J. Reilly
    DePaul Offers Minor in Homosexual StudiesBeginning this semester, DePaul University is offering a new minor, officially called “The LGBTQ [Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer] Studies Program at DePaul.” The program includes courses in English literature, comparative literature, American Studies, psychology and women and gender studies. Offerings vary from “Queer Studies” to the history of sexuality from the Puritans to the Victorian Era. It has not been indicated that all courses and materials will be entirely consistent with Catholic teaching. To protest: Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M., President, 55 E. Jackson Blvd., 22nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60604; (312) 362-8890; dholtsch@depaul.edu  CNS Urges...
  • Moral Chaos at the University of Notre Dame

    10/17/2005 3:08:02 PM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 100 replies · 2,625+ views
    TFP Student Action ^ | 10-17-05 | TFP Student Action
    "The sins which lead most souls to hell are sins of the flesh!" ~ Blessed Jacinta Marto During the week of October 10-14, students at the prominent Catholic University of Notre Dame faced another assault against traditional Catholic morality on campus: "National Coming Out Day." The weeklong event included shocking pro-homosexual activities under titles such as: * Speak Out! Sex and Gender at Notre Dame Rally * Come Out of Your Closet! * Library Exhibit: Famous LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trasgender] Individuals * The Process of Coming Out: A Panel Discussion * Gay? Fine by Me, T-shirt Day An email...
  • Multicultural Educators: Disciples of Social Justice

    12/28/2004 8:36:22 PM PST · by Ellesu · 30 replies · 808+ views
    Advocates of multicultural education from schools and colleges across the country gathered in Kansas City the week before the 2004 presidential election to rededicate themselves to transforming teaching and school systems into instruments of social justice as they define it. Many of the more than 200 presentations at the 14th annual conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) focused on teacher preparation as the best hope for making multicultural diversity the engine of educational progress. At one session, presenters from Central Missouri State University and local school districts expressed the view that teachers should be trained to rewrite...
  • "SHOP AT TARGET -- THEY SUPPORT LGBTQ FAMILIES" (Heads up Barf Alert)

    12/21/2004 9:55:35 AM PST · by St. Johann Tetzel · 397 replies · 6,655+ views
    Rainbow Law ^ | 12/21/04 | Rainbow Law
    SHOP AT TARGET -- THEY SUPPORT LGBTQ FAMILIES Rainbow Law is calling for the LGBTQ community to support and shop at Target stores this holiday season. After Target refused to allow the Salvation Army to place bell-ringers and kettles at their stores (because they discriminate against the LGBTQ community), the anti-gay equality crusaders began their usual lies and propaganda campaign. There is no reason to let this attack go unchallenged. We have the power to counter the far right's relentless assault on our civil rights and liberties. And one of the most effective methods for defeating unfair practices is by...
  • GAY ACTIVISTS TO THROW ECONOMIC PUNCH

    09/09/2004 2:40:01 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 8 replies · 331+ views
    e-mail | 9 September 2004 | Tolerance
    T O L E R A N C E. O R G - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center Sept. 9, 2004 *** GAY ACTIVISTS TO THROW ECONOMIC PUNCH *** Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer and questioning community, along with their straight allies, will protest anti-LGBTQ policies -- including President Bush's stance against gay marriage -- in a one-day boycott...
  • LGBT: L & G are going to the Chapel but Conveniently Forgot About B & T

    02/24/2004 11:51:33 AM PST · by KieranMichaelLalor · 28 replies · 295+ views
    Citizen-Journal.net ^ | 2/24/2004 | Kieran Michael Lalor
    Do you know what LGBT is? It stands for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender. It is also an acronym used to describe the community of people living alternative lifestyles. I get a lot of emails on my law school email account with the subject “LGBT.” These messages usually announce some sort of event surrounding LGBT legal issues. When I first started getting these emails I wondered when the gay rights movement became bisexual rights movement and transgender rights movement. The more I looked into this I saw that on almost every issue Gays and Lesbians were hitching their wagon to Bisexuals...