Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $28,228
33%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 33% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: samesexdesire

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Dear Abby: Son upset that dad's started dating men

    05/19/2009 12:58:22 PM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 139 replies · 4,186+ views
    Philly.com ^ | May 19, 2009 | Jeanne Phillips and some unfortunate guy
    DEAR ABBY: My father is 83. My mother has been dead for more than 30 years. Since then, Dad has been involved with many women. But, since he turned 70, he has become involved with men, which he says he finds very rewarding and much less complicated. Dad and I always had an open and honest relationship. We have a lot of homosexual family members and friends. At the same time, I'm shocked that the fact that he is gay has been so difficult for me to accept. Have you any suggestions on how I might better deal with this?...
  • Child-sex book canceled after WND report

    09/25/2005 12:33:41 PM PDT · by tuesday afternoon · 19 replies · 1,279+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 9/22/05 | WND
    'Expert' author claimed sex good for 'nurturing,' 'mentoring' young boys Two days after WND exclusively reported on a new book claiming sex with children "can benefit and even serve a "mentoring function," the publishing company has announced it is canceling the book in light of the public outcry the story prompted. "Same-Sex Desire and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in the Classical Tradition of the West" features "scholarly" treatises by a raft of mostly-Ph.D. academics, all praising earlier civilizations – particularly Greece and Rome – for the role homosexuality played in those ancient cultures. One chapter in particular, titled "Pederasty:...
  • New book promotes sex with children

    09/18/2005 10:38:36 PM PDT · by scripter · 67 replies · 3,059+ views
    A new book published by Haworth Press features multiple Ph.D. "experts" claiming that sex with children "can benefit" boys and even serve a "mentoring function." "Same-Sex Desire and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in the Classical Tradition of the West" features "scholarly" treatises by a raft of mostly-PhD academics, all praising earlier civilizations – particularly Greece and Rome – for the role homosexuality played in those ancient cultures. In the chapter titled "Pederasty: An Integration of Cross-Cultural, Cross-Species, and Empirical Data," Bruce Rind Ph.D. lauds the rampant child molestation that reportedly occurred in those societies, at one point citing evolution...
  • Monday Photo Caption Time

    05/02/2005 9:07:54 AM PDT · by meandog · 88 replies · 2,938+ views
    05-02-05 | N/A
    Okay, it's Monday...time to get the week started with some good captions. A good place to begin is the 40th Anniversity of the Equality Forum that took place in Philly yesterday. For those who don't know, Equality Forum celebrates the gay and lesbian lifestyle...
  • Same-Sex Marriage - A Threat To Whom?

    12/23/2004 7:40:45 AM PST · by Ernie.cal · 706 replies · 7,604+ views
    12-23-04 | Ernie1241
    I have read many messages which object to same-sex marriage but I am still waiting to learn what specific adverse consequences opponents of gay marriage anticipate to result from its legalization. In other words, suppose same-sex marriage becomes law during 2005. By 2010 or 2015 what specific indisputable adverse consequences to society do opponents predict to occur? With respect to those critics of same-sex marriage who refer to "God's law" and "procreation" --- do they believe that heterosexual couples who cannot have children, or who do not wish to have children, should also NOT be allowed to marry? The essence...
  • "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...
  • Alleged sexual predator’s release worries Montrose teens

    07/13/2004 10:32:40 AM PDT · by weegee · 11 replies · 864+ views
    news24houston.com ^ | 7/11/2004 3:42:03 PM | By: Mariana Stanley
    After making his first court appearance on Thursday, 50-year-old James Michael Broomas is out on a $10,000-bond. State District Judge Carol Davies also ordered Broomas to stay at least 200 yards away from the intersections of Montrose and Westheimer where many of his alleged victims congregate. The news of his release has made Montrose street kids extremely worried. “I am terrified, honestly, because I had piercings in my back, and he whipped me and he tore every piercing out of my back,” one Montrose teen named Terry says. Broomas was arrested Wednesday after police received a tip from Sen. Rodney...
  • Two cases from Va. Beach challenge state's sodomy law

    07/12/2004 6:34:13 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 30 replies · 1,174+ views
    Virginian Pilot ^ | 7/13/04 | JUSTIN BERGMAN/AP
    RICHMOND — A Virginia Beach man convicted of soliciting sex in a department store bathroom is challenging the state's sodomy law, which prosecutors have continued to enforce a year after the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Lawrence v. Texas. Lambda Legal, the gay rights group that handled the Lawrence case, filed a petition with the Virginia Court of Appeals Monday on behalf of Joel Singson, who was convicted of solicitation of sodomy last year. His challenge follows a similar petition to appeal that was filed by another Virginia Beach man in May, and a case involving two inmates that was...
  • Prom's ban on same-sex guests being challenged

    05/05/2004 11:32:30 PM PDT · by weegee · 39 replies · 362+ views
    Associated Press via Houston Chronicle | May 5, 2004, 8:35PM | no byline
    LAGO VISTA -- A civil liberties group is asking the principal of a Central Texas high school to reconsider a policy prohibiting students attending the prom from buying tickets for same-sex guests. "It's supposed to be a special night that you're supposed to share with people you like to be around," said Sherrell Ingram, 16. "If they're setting limits on who you can and can't bring just because of their sex, it's not going to be great anymore. It's not going to be special." Ingram, a junior who helped organize the prom, noticed a sign detailing the rule against same-sex...
  • Talkback chat on gay couple sickened listener, tribunal hears

    03/02/2004 6:08:02 PM PST · by Piefloater · 10 replies · 171+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | March 3, 2004 | Michael Pelly
    When Steve Price and John Laws discussed the first episode of the reality TV show The Block on air, one listener says he was so disgusted he became physically ill. Gary Burns, 47, heard Price on 2UE ask how parents would tell their children that two of the contestants, Gavin and Wazza, were gay. Laws said: "How would you explain it when children asked 'What do they do, Daddy?' " Mr Burns, who is seeking apologies and $40,000, complained to the Administrative Decisions Tribunal that the comments on June 2 last year encouraged listeners to think homosexuals were sick and...
  • Gay rights is the topic at 'Teach-In' sessions (Register for English class, get indoctrinated)

    02/13/2004 1:37:38 PM PST · by Right Wing Professor · 19 replies · 689+ views
    Lincoln Journal Star, Lincoln, NE ^ | 2/13/04 | Matthew Hansen
    Many University of Nebraska-Lincoln English students got a break from Shakespeare, Faulkner and Sandoz Thursday. Instead, they filed in and out of the day's special classroom, Andrews Hall's second-floor library, which was festooned with rainbow-colored streamers and a gay pride flag. Their instructors included the Nebraska American Civil Liberties Union, a campus gay-rights group and various UNLprofessors. The assignment was simple:Think about gay rights on UNL's campus. The GLBT Teach-In is designed to educate students and professors about hate crime legislation, same-sex marriage, gay adoption and discrimination by sexual orientation, said Joy Arbor, an English teaching assistant and Teach-In organizer....
  • Lesbian 'boy' guilty of schoolgirl assault

    02/09/2004 11:17:52 AM PST · by Ignatz · 58 replies · 912+ views
    This is London ^ | 2/9/2004 | uncredited
    A lesbian paedophile who posed as a teenage boy to begin a relationship with a 12-year-old girl she had met on school playing fields was today convicted of indecently assaulting the child. Kelly Trueman, 23, reinvented herself as 16-year-old Jake and concocted a string of lies about her former life to befriend a group of youngsters in Ripley, Derbyshire. Derby Crown Court heard that the young victim believed she had embarked on her first relationship when she met the supposed teenage boy last summer. Jurors were told the pair regularly kissed and that Trueman later touched the girl's breasts and...
  • Board orders disclaimer for kids' groups

    01/23/2004 3:24:14 PM PST · by RonF · 12 replies · 191+ views
    Portland Press-Herald ^ | 1/22/04 | JOSIE HUANG
    A months-long controversy surrounding the Boy Scouts of America and its practice of sending home fliers with Portland schoolchildren has resulted in a new policy for all outside youth-oriented groups. The School Committee voted unanimously Wednesday night to require all such organizations - such as Little League and 4-H - to print disclaimers on their forms indicating that their views "are not necessarily the views of the Portland Public Schools system." The new policy came as a disappointment to parents who wanted the school board to take a bolder stand against the Boy Scouts' refusal to admit openly gay individuals...
  • 'Officially' attractive cop guilty of entrapment

    01/23/2004 3:29:22 PM PST · by CoolGuyVic · 17 replies · 316+ views
    PlanetOut ^ | 1/22/04 | Christopher Curtis
    'Officially' attractive cop guilty of entrapment Christopher Curtis, Gay.com / PlanetOut.com Network Thursday, January 22, 2004 / 05:33 PM An appeals court in Florida ruled Wednesday that a detective working undercover was too good-looking for a gay man to be charged in a drug sting. According to the Sun-Sentinel, a Florida newspaper, Detective Mike Nahum went to a gay club in Fort Lauderdale in 2002 to investigate suspected drug activity. According to court records, he met Julio Blanco, a self-described "lonely gay man." Blanco testified that Nahum said he wanted to have a "good time" and to "party." While Blanco...
  • Deb Price: Don't Ask, Don't Tell weakens military

    01/05/2004 11:22:31 AM PST · by presidio9 · 28 replies · 162+ views
    The Detroit News ^ | Monday, January 5, 2004 | Deb Price
    <p>When President Bill Clinton moved to lift the discriminatory ban on gays in the military 11 years ago, veterans bombarded Capitol Hill with angry letters and phone calls. Clinton and the gay community got a quick, painful education about the clout of America’s 27 million veterans and the nearly 500 groups that represent them: When veterans talk, Congress snaps to attention.</p>