Posts tagged lgbt
Posts tagged lgbt
bisexual guys are assumed to be secretly gay
bisexual girls are assumed to be secretly straight
both are assumed to secretly like men
see what i’m getting at?
Don’t forget that gay men are gay because they lacked a “strong male figure”. And lesbians either haven’t found the right man or are gay because of a guy.
My dad is a retired USMC Captain that served during Vietnam. I don’t know how much more of a “strong male figure” I could’ve had growing up. Still very much gay.
There is this notion that people in Alabama are ‘no shoe wearing’, country music loving, equality hating, rednecks. This is a stereotype that movies and television love to perpetuate about the South. There is truth to some of these things, but we are not cut from the same cloth.
Some of us do believe in the notion that all men and women are created equal. I present to you Equality Alabama. A group that is engaging in advocacy throughout the state. It’s goal? LGBT equality.
Did you know that Alabama is One of 29 states that doesn’t protect sexual orientation from employment discrimination? Effectively, I could be fired for being gay. Luckily, my company is awesome and already has sexual orientation as part of their non-discrimination policy.
Many others aren’t that lucky. As an “at will” state, currently an employer can flat out tell you “I’m firing you because I don’t like homos” and you have no recourse. If ENDA gets passed, it’ll be tougher for employers to fire you because of your sexuality or gender identity. In those cases, if you can prove it, you would have legal recourse.
ENDA isn’t the only thing Equality Alabama is working on. Currently, the state refuses to recognize my marriage. My husband and I have been together for over 8 years & we married in Iowa this past July. Even though we married in Iowa, we cannot file jointly for state tax purposes. Theoretically, I could be forced to testify against my husband in state court (a right granted to hetero marriages).
There is plenty of work to get done throughout the country. At this time, we’re working on our neck of the woods. I hope that you’ll take a look and consider donating (time/$$/etc).
Let’s get to work!
Dean Young, an Orange Beach real estate developer, cited Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore as his political hero and said, after being pressed for an answer, that he believes President Obama was born in Kenya. In response to the question about homosexual couples, Young stood by his beliefs about homosexuality.
People in Mobile need to know about this runoff!
“Bradley Byrne, a lawyer and former state senator from Montrose, said, without weighing in on marriage, that homosexual couples can feel the same love for each other as straight couples and that his political hero is Winston Churchill.”
BTW, when will people realize that the only reason people vote for Roy Moore is because he has name recognition, not because people actually like him….
Had to copy this over for the gay men spectrum - it only seemed appropriate.
A new post!! (I know it has been awhile.)
A Wedding: Lovely but Bittersweet
I am incredibly lucky. I think I need to start off with that statement in mind.
A lot of good things to remind myself about, but with all good comes some bad.
The hardest thing has been remaining quiet. Grin and bear it. Turn the other cheek. Be the better, bigger person. All of those things have been said before and in most cases, I would agree.
But you know what I finally realized? Being quiet doesn’t get anything done. Being quiet didn’t get Prop8 & DOMA cases to the Supreme Court. Being quiet doesn’t make this world better for my nephews.
I’m making myself a promise. I don’t know what all it will entail, but I know that I can’t remain quiet any longer. I can’t just Keep Calm.
source for image: http://www.etsy.com/listing/98905968/8x10-print-raise-hell-and-change-the
Republican legislators in Arizona are attempting to pass legislation that forces transgender people to only use public restrooms, dressing rooms and showers associated with the gender listed on their birth certificate. According to the Associated Press, conservative lawmakers are proposing the legislation in response to a human rights bill passed by the city of Phoenix which prohibits gender identity discrimination in public accommodations. (via Arizona bill would jail transgender people for using the ‘wrong’ bathroom | The Raw Story)
ugh, is there any way to petition against this? >:(
signal boost!! SIGN THAT SHIT.
5,000 more signatures to get to their goal. We can do it.
BOOST. Until then, maybe we should place porta potties around their statehouses.
What the FUCK is WRONG with Arizona these days?!
Signal boosting and signing!
Arizona is doing everything it can to be the 1950s Alabama of 2013.