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post #101 of 210

Check out this guy:

 

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/o-pinion/article86203027.html

 

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Given the link to the Kistler article, it does appear that Diamond was trying to give a tease (albeit an inflammatory one) into what Kistler had written. But a pastor writing about his theological beliefs is one thing. A candidate for Senate, who ostensibly will be called upon to represent gay citizens as well as straight ones? That’s another thing entirely.

 

Diamond is entitled to his personal spiritual beliefs, of course, even as an elected official. But, as Donald Trump’s tanking poll numbers show, we expect our public leaders to speak for more than just themselves or the narrow slice of the electorate that agrees with all of their positions.

post #102 of 210

Laura Ingraham finally cracked this whole bathroom issue: we're all just going to wear adult diapers from now on:

 

https://mediamatters.org/video/2016/06/29/laura-ingraham-suggests-people-wear-diapers-rather-share-bathrooms-transgender-people/211276

 

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LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): Oh we have a new transgender update for you as well. Oh no new transgender news for all of you who are bathroom-goers and public -- you use public restrooms? I think a lot of people are going to be walking around with just Depends on from now on. They're just not going to use the bathroom. Adult diapers, diapers for everybody. No one's going to be going to the bathroom. You have little kids, there's going to be no bathrooms. We're just going to all wear Depends. Everyone will just be happy. Then you'll be in your own bathroom. Everyone's bathroom is just their own clothes, OK? So this is what we're going to go to.

 

No word on how Depends plans on capitalizing on this idea.  How excited adult diaper fetishists are remains to be seen.

post #103 of 210

Laura Ingraham just described the mind of a republican. Would rather shit their pants than deal with reality.

post #104 of 210

Finally, a plan from the right I can fully endorse.

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post #106 of 210

All your favorite conservative pundits are headlining an LGBT RNC event for Trump in Cleveland!  It's called Wake Up!  Yeah!

 

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/07/pamela-geller-milo-yiannopoulos-geert-wilders-ann-coulter-headline-historic-wake-lgbtrump-rnc-event/

 

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The party is headlined by Milo Yiannopoulos, the outspoken gay conservative, and Pam Geller, one of the leading voices opposing the spread of radical Islam. Other VIP guests include Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom, conservative author Ann Coulter, Tea Party leader Amy Kremer, long-time Trump loyalist and political consultant Roger Stone, among others.

 

“We have a message for America and the LGBT community,” said Chris Barron, former co-founder of GOProud, current head of LGBTrump, and an organizer of the event. “Radical Islam is the number one gay rights issue in the world, and Donald Trump is the only candidate taking this threat seriously.”

 

“LGBT Americans need to wake up — this election isn’t about bathrooms or who will bake our wedding cakes. This election is about life or death,” continued Barron. “It’s about confronting an ideology that seeks to exterminate LGBT people across the globe.”

 

So, are you going to wake up or not?!

post #107 of 210
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 Chris Barron

 

Any relation to John?

post #108 of 210
http://time.com/4405261/gay-republicans-convention-rachel-hoff-platform/?iframe=true&theme_preview=true

I feel terrible for this woman. This interview basically boils down to her saying: "Yes, my party believes that LGBT people are inhuman degenerates and that's upsetting, but no one has said it to my face, so I guess I'll stay a Republican."
post #109 of 210

The NBA is taking the All-Star Game out of Charlotte over the HB2 Law:

 

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/jul/21/nba-moves-all-star-game-charlotte-hb2-law?CMP=share_btn_tw

 

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“While we recognize that the NBA cannot choose the law in every city, state, and country in which we do business, we do not believe we can successfully host our All-Star festivities in Charlotte in the climate created by HB2,” the league said in a statement.

 

The league added that it hoped to announce a new location for next February’s events shortly. It hopes to reschedule the 2019 game for Charlotte if there is a resolution to the matter.

 

“We understand the NBA’s decision and the challenges around holding the NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte this season. There was an exhaustive effort from all parties to keep the event in Charlotte, and we are disappointed we were unable to do so,” Hornets chairman and Hall of Famer Michael Jordan said. “With that said, we are pleased that the NBA opened the door for Charlotte to host All-Star weekend again as soon as an opportunity was available in 2019.”

 

Charlotte's legislature, to be clear, is against the law.  Too bad the city's pockets are being hurt as well.

post #110 of 210

An Alabama judge who wouldn't marry gay couples has been suspended for sending sexual messages to a woman:

 

http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2016/08/alabama-judge-wouldnt-marry-gays-suspended-sexual-messages/

 

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Archer, who has been married more than four decades, never had any physical contact with the woman, Haynes said.

 

“It was all on Facebook,” said Haynes.

 

The judge, who is not a lawyer, reached a settlement with judicial investigators in which he agreed to a six-month suspension without pay, Haynes said. The suspension will begin Monday provided the Alabama Court of the Judiciary, which hears administrative cases against judges, approves the settlement during a hearing, Haynes said.

 

“He will go back on full status in February,” said Haynes.

 

Archer, a Republican who took office in January 2013, is among the Alabama probate judges who quit performing marriages last year rather than allow same-sex couples to wed in his office. His staff does issue wedding licenses for same-sex couples, however.

post #111 of 210

No marriages for them filthy, sinning gays, but cheating's on your hetero-wife's perfectly OK in the Lord's eyes?

 

...Yeah, got it, asshole.

post #112 of 210
A good Christian!
post #113 of 210

Man fills lubricant dispenser with hydrochloric acid in Sydney gay club

Police say the dispensers had been targeted before and were alarmed

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/lubricant-dispencer-hyrdrochloric-acid-sydney-gay-club-aarows-man-charged-a7214151.html

 

 

Thankfully no one was hurt, but that is insane.

 

On a lighter note, I don't think I've ever seen a lube dispenser in any of the clubs where I live and I'm kind of bummed out about that. It's a wonderful sort of practical application to lechery and just a great idea. 

post #114 of 210

Here's the North Carolina GOP's reaction to the NCAA getting out of dodge over the bathroom bill:

 

 

This isn't a parody. I repeat, this isn't a parody.

post #115 of 210

A family judge in Kentucky said gay marriages are illogical and "just entertainment."

 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/09/21/ky-family-judge-gay-marriage-like-jumbo-shrimp-illogical/90794982/

post #116 of 210

 

couldn't happen soon enough....

 

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Roy Moore, Alabama Chief Justice, Suspended Over Gay Marriage Order

 

The chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Roy S. Moore, was suspended on Friday for the remainder of his term in office for ordering the state’s probate judges to defy federal court orders on same-sex marriage.

 

The suspension was imposed by the state’s Court of the Judiciary, a nine-member body made up of selected judges, lawyers and others. While the court did not remove Chief Justice Moore from the bench entirely, as it did in 2003 after he defied orders to remove a giant monument of the Ten Commandments from the state judicial building, it effectively ended his career as a Supreme Court justice. His term ends in 2019, and Chief Justice Moore, 69, will be barred by law from running again at that time because of his age.

 

The court was unanimous in its judgment, the decision said, because of both “his disregard for binding federal law,” exhibited in a January order to the state’s 68 probate judges to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and “his history with this court.”

 

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post #117 of 210
I just saw a headline saying that "Wonder Woman is officially queer" (I don't know if that's even "true" or not or if it's a new thing or just a comics thing or something about the new movie...I just saw it) and I was taken aback because I always thought that "queer" was a slightly (if not completely) derogatory term. I guess it can depend on who's saying it or whom it is being said to or in what context, much like many other such phrases but....I was just wondering if that's offensive. I'm not gay or bisexual so I'm pretty out of the loop, so to speak...and I've never heard my nephew use the term...and he's the gay person that I have the most contact with (I'd ask him but his phone's shut off at the moment). So anyway, gay posters here...are y'all ok with that word?

I looked it up, and I guess it's becoming a more accepted word...but it also seems like something that could vary greatly depending on the individual...in any case, I'm not about to just start tossing it around. That's why I was kinda shocked to see it in a headline..
post #118 of 210
There go my chances!
post #119 of 210
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Originally Posted by Fraid uh noman View Post

I just saw a headline saying that "Wonder Woman is officially queer" (I don't know if that's even "true" or not or if it's a new thing or just a comics thing or something about the new movie...I just saw it) and I was taken aback because I always thought that "queer" was a slightly (if not completely) derogatory term. I guess it can depend on who's saying it or whom it is being said to or in what context, much like many other such phrases but....I was just wondering if that's offensive. I'm not gay or bisexual so I'm pretty out of the loop, so to speak...and I've never heard my nephew use the term...and he's the gay person that I have the most contact with (I'd ask him but his phone's shut off at the moment). So anyway, gay posters here...are y'all ok with that word?

I looked it up, and I guess it's becoming a more accepted word...but it also seems like something that could vary greatly depending on the individual...in any case, I'm not about to just start tossing it around. That's why I was kinda shocked to see it in a headline..

It's a fair question Fraid, especially since it seems like forever it was 100% slur, but for a while now it's been reclaimed and used to encompass the entire non-straight community. Probably because it's a far better descriptor for being non-straight than "non-straight", and also probably because it rolls off the tongue better than LBGT.
post #120 of 210
Seems strange that the gay community would choose THAT word to reclaim because when it's used in ANY other context it seems to carry with it the implication that something is "wrong" or "not normal."
post #121 of 210
It's not always purely pejorative. The Brits have a softer spin on it, where it just means "weird." Although that's falling by the wayside as the LGBTQ meaning gains prominence.

There's an old aphorism "There's nowt as queer as folk," which means "People are weird and life is a rich tapestry." It's also where the TV show(s) got their name.
post #122 of 210

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/11/asia/australia-gay-marriage-plebiscite-delayed/index.html

 

Too early in the morning for me to properly assess this, but it's a tricky one. 

post #123 of 210
post #124 of 210
The obvious rebuttal question is to ask how lesbians practice law differently from anyone else.
post #125 of 210

I mostly bring this sexting story up because the teen was a minor regarding federal message laws at the time (17 is the age of consent in Louisiana), but the interview is certainly worth a watch:

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mike-yenni-text-messages-not-gay_us_58386dfde4b09b6056007d68

 

Mike Yenni has been investigated before for sexting men and women.

post #126 of 210

A Florida man with a mental illness threatened a progressive church that tried to help him with a Pulse-style attack because it has helped the LGBT community:

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/12/04/florida-man-made-pulse-style-massacre-threats-against-church-that-welcomes-sick-homosexuals/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.80097966ee14

 

The man has mental issues, but I bring this up because who knows what would've happened if people hadn't seen his Facebook posts?

post #127 of 210

Married photographers go to court so they don't have to shoot same-sex wedding photos - http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/08/health/wedding-video-same-sex-couple-lawsuit-trnd/index.html?sr=twCNN120916wedding-video-same-sex-couple-lawsuit-trnd0635AMVODtopLink&linkId=32131763

As someone else noted, their picture looks like a same-sex wedding photo:

post #128 of 210

North Carolina's bathroom bill could be ended, but it's already come at a price:

 

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-north-carolina-lgbt-law-20161219-story.html

 

Republicans said they'll roll back the law only if Charlotte got rid of its ordinance.  Charlotte did so.  If Republicans will follow through with their promise remains to be seen (they've been melting down lately).

post #129 of 210
post #130 of 210
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Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post
 

North Carolina's bathroom bill could be ended, but it's already come at a price:

 

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-north-carolina-lgbt-law-20161219-story.html

 

Republicans said they'll roll back the law only if Charlotte got rid of its ordinance.  Charlotte did so.  If Republicans will follow through with their promise remains to be seen (they've been melting down lately).


​So, um, this isn't surprising, but the North Carolina legislature adjourned without repealing the bathroom bill.  Then, Republicans tried to blame Democrats days after Charlotte dropped the ordinance per the deal.  It's almost as if trusting North Carolina Republicans is foolish or something.

 

Seriously, what the fuck were Democrats thinking here?  They just won the governorship in part because of the bathroom bill and the LGBT community rallying around the party, but they went along with Republicans on this anyway.  And, in return, the same state party that just threw a temper tantrum because they lost the governorship went back on the deal.

 

Of course, people should be pissed off at the Republican Party, but Dems sort of threw the LGBT community under the bus here, thinking that the North Carolina GOP still believed in political norms, despite the glaring evidence that it doesn't.

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post #132 of 210

Missouri's LGBT community is bracing for a tougher legislature next year:

 

http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article122768379.html

post #133 of 210

ICE is currently holding a trans activist in a private prison with a bad reputation for violence against LGBT people:

 

http://chicagoist.com/2016/12/30/ice_is_detaining_a_leading_local_tr.php

post #134 of 210

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick of Texas is having a presser unveiling his own bathroom bill.  Here's the handout people were receiving beforehand:

 

https://twitter.com/PatrickSvitek/status/817080348198584321

 

post #135 of 210
There's no money in public schools either, but it's not like we're ignoring...oh wait.
post #136 of 210

Here's an article on Texas' bathroom bill:

 

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/lgbt/2017/01/05/ignoring-backlash-indiananorth-carolina-business-groups-warnings-texas-leaders-pursue-transgender-bathroom-bill

 

Dallas and Austin already have laws that protect transgender people, and they would be nullified.  

 

The Texas State Chamber of Commerce has projected that the state will lose approximately $8.5 billion in GDP and about 185,000 jobs if the bill passes.

post #137 of 210

John Kerry issued a formal apology for the State Department's past discrimination of the LGBT community:

 

https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2017/01/266711.htm

post #138 of 210

While John Kerry looks to make amends, Alabama has a different idea:

 

http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/09/alabama-considers-placing-attendants-in-bathroom-in-latest-trans-bathroom-bill/?utm_campaign=atdailycaller&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social

 

Yep, Alabama's very own bathroom bill will require businesses in the state that have gender neutral bathrooms to hire attendants to guard the stalls.

post #139 of 210
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Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post

While John Kerry looks to make amends, Alabama has a different idea:

http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/09/alabama-considers-placing-attendants-in-bathroom-in-latest-trans-bathroom-bill/?utm_campaign=atdailycaller&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social

Yep, Alabama's very own bathroom bill will require businesses in the state that have gender neutral bathrooms to hire attendants to guard the stalls.

Clearly no Battlestar Galactica fans in the Alabama legislature.

No joke, but one of the most subtle and awesome things about that show was the completely matter-of-fact treatment of gender and sexual equality.

Everyone showered together, because who gives a fuck when you're all adults. Women had sexual agency and got in the boxing ring with men because again who gives a fuck.

Never a preachy episode on any of it either - just the way it was.

Not a derail, just recently rewatched and seemed pertinent. Carry on.
post #140 of 210
I'd say 85% of future-set sci-fi treats basic human equality as a done deal. Even various dystopias tend to be based on economics rather than race or gender.

It's something to shoot for. It's why I choose speculative fiction.
post #141 of 210
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Originally Posted by Lightning Slim View Post

I'd say 85% of future-set sci-fi treats basic human equality as a done deal. Even various dystopias tend to be based on economics rather than race or gender.

It's something to shoot for. It's why I choose speculative fiction.

Pretty much the Forever War/Starship Troopers/Etc setup; it's hard to be a racist dick or homophobic douche when there are completely different species to hate and kill for being different.
I still abide that in most interstellar alien maps/charts, the Solar Sykes the equivalent of those monster drawings in old sea charts, with a "Here be a-holes" written next to it.
post #142 of 210
Forever War is an interesting title to bring up in this thread!
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post #144 of 210

Apparently, Storks is pretty allegorical, and I should totally see it.  Thanks for the recommendations!

 

https://twitter.com/AmznMovieRevws/status/823226169835327496

 

 

 

post #145 of 210
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Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post
 

John Kerry issued a formal apology for the State Department's past discrimination of the LGBT community:

 

https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2017/01/266711.htm

 

This apology has been taken down from the website:

 

https://twitter.com/liamstack/status/823688154347687936

post #146 of 210

A bill in Tennessee would deem children born through artificial insemination illegitimate:

 

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/tennessee-gop-bill-says-children-born-through-artificial-are-not-legitimate/

post #147 of 210

Cake is not a legitimate dessert. There are no cake plants and it is in fact wheat that has to be turned into flour to make said cake possible. 

post #148 of 210

Another positive from making gay marriage legal.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/same-sex-marriage-fewer-youth-suicide/

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