Pride: protest to parade to protest again

Dear Europe: laws against demographics are what we lest no forget, else genocide occurs again.

which, there are genocides continuously on this planet

where religion delays progress, and science/tech supports politics influenced by religion

and the usual things are targeted: science, art which ignores religion to be effective or meaningful

but heterosexual women restricted in education, careers and reproductive rights, and denial of legal protections in careers, education and housing and participation in the public square for sexuality of bisexual, gay men and lesbian or being born intersex or presenting transgender.

https://hongkongfp.com/2021/06/26/lgbt-film-pulled-from-film-festival-after-hong-kongs-film-censorship-authority-bans-screening/LGBT documentary pulled from film festival after Hong Kong’s Film Censorship Authority bans full screening | Hong Kong Free Press HKFPA documentary titled Taiwan Equals Love has been pulled from an LGBT film festival after the Hong Kong authorities refused to approve the film in its entirety, cinema Broadway Cinematheque announced. “The Film Censorship Authority did not authorise the screening of the full documentary. We jointly decided to cancel the screenings of the film, in […]hongkongfp.com

https://www.laprensalatina.com/eastern-europe-avoids-engaging-in-orban-criticism-over-anti-lgbt-law/Eastern Europe avoids engaging in Orbán criticism over anti-LGBT law – La Prensa Latina MediaVienna, Jun 26 (EFE).- While the controversial anti-LGBT law in Hungary has caused an outcry in Western Europe, the former communist countries in the east have either backed the legislation or preferred not to comment. In this region, many governments say they advocate for Christian and traditional values, while the west consider the Hungarian bill …www.laprensalatina.com

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/thousands-march-paris-first-lgbt-pride-since-lockdown-2021-06-26/Thousands march in Paris’ first LGBT pride since lockdown | ReutersAn LGBT Pride march drew thousands of people to the streets of Paris on Saturday, with many using the first event of its kind since the coronavirus pandemic to denounce the situation in Hungary.www.reuters.com

https://www.voanews.com/europe/eu-leaders-reject-putin-summit-defend-lgbt-rightsEU Leaders Reject Putin Summit; Defend LGBT Rights | Voice of America – EnglishOn the first day of its summit in Brussels, the 27-member European Union failed to agree to terms for proposed an EU-Russia summit, and sharply debated Hungary’s new LGBT legislation.
 
The Russia summit, proposed by France and Germany, was opposed by most eastern European nations, which felt such face-to-face discussions would appear to be rewarding Russian President Vladimir Putin for recent aggressive actions, such as cyberattacks or amassing troops on Ukraine’s border.
Talking to reporters ahead of day two of the summit in Brussels, German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed regret her fellowwww.voanews.com

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/25/asia/malaysia-stricter-sharia-law-lgbt-intl-hnk/index.htmlMalaysia seeks stricter sharia laws for ‘promoting LGBT lifestyle’ – CNNA Malaysian government task force on Friday proposed amendments to sharia law that would allow action to be taken against social media users for insulting Islam and “promoting the LGBT lifestyle.”www.cnn.com

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/560304-lgbt-advocates-press-biden-to-build-on-early-winsLGBT advocates press Biden to build on early wins | TheHillLGBT advocates say they breathed a sigh of relief after President Biden was elected in 2020, and, since then, the administration has moved quickly to reverse discriminatory Trump-era policies and expand protectionsthehill.com

Counting Queers

we used to be too few for the cost of extending rights

LGBT was something only white decadent people did at the margins of society

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/statistics-canada-lgbtq-pride-report-1.6066638Canada’s LGBTQ population now 1 million — but hate crimes are rising too: Statistics Canada | CBC NewsCanada is now home to about one million people who identify as members of the LGBTQ community, with people under the age of 25 accounting for a disproportionately large portion of the LGBTQ population.www.cbc.ca

Performative acceptance far from inclusion to matter of course and no big deal or any at all. Rights are going about one’s business not impeded by barriers

https://globalnews.ca/news/7941917/saskatchewan-lgbtq2-businesses-rainbow-capitalism-pride-month/Saskatchewan LGBTQ2 businesses warn customers of rainbow capitalism during Pride month | Globalnews.caRainbow capitalism happens when businesses and organizations capitalize off of Pride month but don’t necessarily support the LGBTQ2 community, according to OUTSaskatoon.globalnews.ca

from individuals marginalized in heteronormative world to small groups of friends, organizating to become organization over centuries, into a modern reality of some nations include rights for heterosexual women, for gays, bisexuals and lesbians, with trans human rights for houseing, employment and public square one thing and women’s rights and spaces now at odds.

https://theblackwallsttimes.com/2021/06/15/op-ed-gay-pride-is-about-connecting-with-community-being-visible/Op-ed: Gay Pride is about connecting with community, being visible“The idea of fellowship is such a strong concept in the gay community. We devote an entire month to Pride– people travel near and far to connect with each other and the opportunity to impact lives is subtly significant,” writes Caleb Raynor.theblackwallsttimes.com

and some areas of the world rolling backwards on rights for heterosexual women, such as in the USA and in europe for LGBT

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/hungary-s-parliament-passes-anti-lgbtq-law-ahead-2022-election-n1270868Hungary’s parliament passes anti-LGBTQ law ahead of 2022 electionHungary’s parliament passed legislation on Tuesday that bans the dissemination of content in schools deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change.www.nbcnews.com

see also

the USA census is subject to the patriot act and Canada subcontracted with an american company to tabulate our census.. so our data ended up under that too, eh.

https://dykewriter.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/america-and-canada-census-lgbtq-edition/America and Canada Census: LGBTQ edition | Nina’s Soap Bubble BoxNina Trygg  Jeffrey O’Neill • a minute ago No, I can’t explain the why of groups of people that I do not belong to, nor share their goal. I don’t believe it’s literally the …dykewriter.wordpress.com

I had gone going through some old files and blogged this letter from 1999 to CBC radio on the issue of The Canada Census including a sexual orientation question.

Re: Historians vs StatsCan – Broadcast Nov 8/99

https://dykewriter.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/canada-census-and-queers/Canada Census and Queers | Nina’s Soap Bubble BoxI’ve been going through some old files and I found this letter from 1999 to CBC radio on the issue of The Canada Census including a sexual orientation question. (which they still do not have …dykewriter.wordpress.com

June 14, 1951 The world’s first commercial computer, Univac I was unveiled, designed for use by the U.S. Census Bureau.

https://www.historyfactory.com/insights/this-month-in-business-history-the-first-commercial-computer/This Month in Business History: The First Commercial Computer | History FactoryThe first commercial computer in history was released in June 1951 to help the US government with the Census.www.historyfactory.com

Phobia vs Not Dating

Gay men and bisexual men who are caught with men

https://www.justiceinitiative.org/voices/genocide-all-name-crime-being-gayGenocide in All But Name, for the “Crime” of Being Gay – Open Society Justice InitiativeSeven countries still apply the death penalty against homosexuals. Another 75 criminalize same-sex relations. It’s time to do something about these state-sanctioned acts of hate and destruction.www.justiceinitiative.org

serial killers who pretend to be heterosexual men in public

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/gay-man-killed-another-critically-injured-grindr-meetup-n1029881Gay man killed, another critically injured in Grindr meetupThis latest incident, which occurred in Detroit, is one of several across the U.S. and abroad where gay men were targeted on the popular LGBTQ dating app.www.nbcnews.com

calling out the “Islamophobia”

https://www.rferl.org/a/iran-lgbt-murder/31247605.htmlGay Man In Iran Reportedly Killed By His Own FamilyA 20-year-old Iranian man has reportedly been killed — perhaps beheaded — by family members in the country’s southwest because of his sexual orientation.www.rferl.org

Lesbians being murdered for being lesbians

https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-48719453The Red Zone: A place where butch lesbians live in fear – BBC NewsThree deaths and dozens of violent attacks have put butch lesbians in Chile’s Fifth region on red alert.www.bbc.com

https://www.theholocaustexplained.org/life-in-nazi-occupied-europe/oppression/lesbians/Lesbians – The Holocaust Explained: Designed for schoolswww.theholocaustexplained.org

https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/lesbians-are-also-being-killed-in-chechnya-and-no-one-seems-to-care/Lesbians are also being killed in Chechnya and ‘no-one seems to care’A lesbian who escaped Chechnya has bravely spoken of how her family wanted to kill her and got her toexorcised to get rid of the ‘demon’ making her queerwww.gaystarnews.com

https://fortune.com/2018/06/26/gay-lesbian-illegal-crime-states/Being Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual Is a Crime in These Places | FortuneAs the U.S. celebrates the third anniversary of the legalization of gay marriage, we take a look at the places where no protections exist.fortune.com

the victim’s past does not matter nor excuse nor make okay

the rapist’s raping

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/05/lesbian-victim-sexual-assault-asked-court-heterosexual-one-stage/Lesbian victim of sexual assault asked in court if she was “heterosexual at one stage” / LGBTQ NationThe defense strategy is apparently to question whether the victim might have changed sexualities, consented to sex in her sleep, and lied about both…www.lgbtqnation.com

lesbian one

This Isn’t Right How Lesbians Get Assaulted We Are Not Safe Anymore

lesbian two

Judges need to stop expecting women to be virgins for men to be guilty of rape. there is no part of lesbian that is consent to sex with males

lesbian one

I Hear That I Agree 100%

lesbian two

i recall a case in the 1990s where the rapist got a longer sentence because the victim was lesbian, so the rape was deemed more horrifying than of a straight women. advanced for that decade…

lesbian one

I’m So Tired Of Laws Changing They Protect Rapists Here

lesbian two

this is the problem of all the position of power and decision being mostly hetero men who excuse each other

meanwhile:

there have not been “queen women” on anything

there have been bisexuals and lesbians

closeted, coded, and either suicides, murder victims or murders

the heterosexual male anxiety and castration fantasies

https://www.vox.com/2016/3/25/11302564/lesbian-deaths-television-tropeQueer women have been killed on television for decades. Now The 100’s fans are fighting back. – VoxThis fan outrage didn’t exactly appear out of nowhere.www.vox.com

from the UK following the USA Orlando massacre event.

so instead of dealing with heteosexual men and to a shared extent the heterosexual women… the lgbt becomes divided over who is more murdered, with a fight over dating

it is not the job of lesbians to make up for what heterosexual men do nor tell any that they have a pretty penis.

that fails to understand or respect or be an ally to lesbians.

who. do not have to validate at our own expense.

no means no,

to insult is rape culture.

and cotton ceiling is an admission of that.

the winner of victim card poker, are those who would genocide all non heterosexuals

Republican replaces Titanic

in the 1990s. President Bush The Elder began speaking only to the party base and no longer to the general public and not democratic voters.

“family values” was the phrase and to be president, you had to have wartime military experience, be heterosexually married with children.

“family values” meant not queer, not gay, not lesbian and not transgender. bisexuals were not often mentioned by the mainstream and not much more by gays and lesbians. MtF where heterosexual and FtM barely mentioned.

this was post 1970s androgeny and unisex

lesbians helped hetero women get equal pay for equal work, and reproductive rights, 1979 roe vs wade in the USA and in 1980 as a removal from the criminal code of canada to a health canada administrative matter, if a facility could be found in a religious run hospital boards.

a 1980s case of Chantel Daigle won the right for women in canada, along with the proclaimation of the Charter of Rights putting gender above all other rights.

through the 1980s and 1990s, as gays and lesbians of all ethnicities across the social classes or spectrum, not just the famous, fabulous celebrities or marginaled and creating communities in neighborhoods in larger cities.

when the mainstream learned they might know someone who is … you know.. that way….

imagine if Canada’s charter had included LGBTQ2 in the 1980s, instead of 2003 when marriage equality and 2004 divorce equality was the only laws uniting the British Common law and Napoleonic Code of all three coasts and the 49th, eh.

if the people on the titantic had poked holes in the hull and fire to the furniture okay. maybe. ..

the titantic was a series of engineering and manufacture flaws

while the republicans this was a choice they made to oppress others who were not interested in that same old 1800s through the 1990s and even after the 9/11 geopolitical shift. this is self inflicted.

this is exactly what Queer Nation, ACT Up and The Lesbian Avengers were telling the mainstream in the 1990s that their agenda was – undo all rights advances from roe vs wade to civil rights and when they lost marriage equality, they really stormed government buildings.
and erected a gallows

Greg


This is unhelpful. Remember, when you find yourself punching down, you are on the wrong side. It’s important to ask why half the adult population did vote for him. It’s not because they are stupid. They elected Obama in 2008 and 2012. So calling people stupid for voting for Trump is worse than unproductive. It obfuscates the problems within the Democratic Party that led many of these people not to vote Democratic. If you have an interest in NOT looking at these problems, then emphasizing how stupid Trump voters are, or how evil the Russians are, is a good smoke screen to hide behind.

Micheal

So… what… we’re supposed to give the 45aholics a place at the table? Consider them equals? They’re idiots who lambaste dems at every turn… and are too lazy and stupid to objectively research FACTS. They attacked OUR capitol. They whined against Obama 8 years, posting stacks of disgusting comments and memes of Obama AND FAMILY. The list is long of reasons to just power past those losers. They deserve nothing. Their repub legislators REFUSE to compromise. Biden is on a roll, fixing 45 skrooups just like Obama fixed dubya skrooups. Dems will keep getting hundreds of thousands more registered to vote, keep pushing democracy, pushing forward with a proper progressive agenda. The 45 cultists are indeed WILLINGLY dumb as rocks. They’re gleeful in their ignorance. Let ’em stay that way. Doesn’t bother me in the least.

nina

poor people voted for CEOS against their own interest because Trump offered feel good bigotry. the portion of the public who voted for him are stupid, they are religious and reject education. those who voted for Obama voted for hope and change and got very little. it is a different kind of stupid: naïve.

Trump and his supporters are not only stupid, they are domestic terrorist dangerous and need to be in prison

Gordon

Obama’s big mistake was trying to be bipartisan, and work across the aisle… and letting McConnell and other Repuglicans torpedo almost everything he tried to do.

Micheal

We’ve known for quite some time dems have been way too easy on repubs… the party of NO compromise. Dems indeed need to check repubs within this small 2 year window of opportunity, to insure We The People is the order-of-the-day. Democracy is at stake if they don’t.

Greg

OK. Let me say it again.

When you find yourself punching down, you’re on the wrong side.

Yes, you do have to cut them some slack, and you have to deliver the goods. But only if you want to (a) win, and (b) be compassionate.

Also, beware if inherent classism. Class is the one very important thing Americans never talk about. Ignoring class is why HRC lost and Trump won. Dems have to regain the working class soon. Tucker Carlson (“Fucker Churlson”) is already working really hard to swing them over to the right, and that basically spells fascism.

Once again:

When you find yourself punching down, you’re on the wrong side.

Micheal

It’s people like you who make the dem party weaker…. even if you’d never admit it. And BTW, dems are much more aware of the insane wage gap between the rich and the middle class/poor… and how the wheels of the economy will NEVER be greased properly UNTIL repubs stop desperately trying to nix that REALITY and we get that economic issue fixed. No, we do NOT have to cut those LYING jerks ANY slack. They’re still whining the LEGIT election was stolen. They’re trying desperately to enact draconian Jim Crow era election laws after they lost their azziz last election… constantly lying it’s to make elections more safe/legit…. A TOTAL LIE. They’ve ramped up massive division, racism, xenophobia, misogyny, Islamophobia emboldened by their lord-and-master 45 for four years. Moscow mitch has said hell no to ANY compromise. State legislatures are trying to make it legal to run over protesters. The list of their attempts to demolish DEMOCRACY is MASSIVE. Sorry you’re stuck in your little weakling approach. You’re wrong.

Nina


zero summers who post talking point blogs. lols. you are the ones who get things so wrong. your american hetero male right vs american hetero male left have no relevance to this Canadian lesbian. your beyond foolish on the face of your words, as well as in yours, eh. you know is bad for democrats? infighting and being as heteros first and others last as the republicans without requiring ethnicity to hate lgbtq and lgbtq to be ethnicity bigots to be white hetero enough – that phrase “politically correct” was a republican slur on democrats that you are faking inclusion, which was why sanders and biden were part of the problem after Obama. you have to keep advancing, not roll back.

the american right wing are domestic terrorists, since you chose to spew words and mince them. let me plain speak: the american right wing are domestic terrorists

the democrats have to stop playing process games and arrest the entire party and turn them over to the world court owing to the us surpreme court was broken by obstruction under Obama and the Trump further ignoring government policy not merely niceties.


at this point, I expect france to ask for the statue of liberty back. Lest We Forget reactionary is a poor phase for civility.

queer culture march 21

March 21, 1925

After easily passing through the Tennessee House and Senate, the Butler Act was signed into law by Governor Austin Peay, making it a crime for a teacher in a state-supported public school to teach any theory that contradicts the Bible’s account of man’s creation. Six weeks later in Dayton, Tennessee, John T. Scopes was arrested for teaching evolution at Rhea County High School.

March 21, 1965

In Alabama, more than 3,000 civil rights demonstrators led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. began a successful march from Selma to Montgomery, the third of three such attempts that month.

March 21, 1976
After a David Bowie concert at the Community War Memorial arena in Rochester, New York, Iggy Pop and David Bowie were involved in a drug bust at their hotel room where the police found 182 grams (a little over 6.4 ounces) of marijuana. The pair spent the rest of the night in the Monroe County Jail and were released at about 7 a.m. on $2,000 bond each; charges later were dropped.

1981
Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb combined for the week’s #10 song–“What Kind Of Fool”.

1985

Boy George said in “Women’s World” magazine that he would never marry, settle down, or become a father.

1989

Madonna released her fourth studio album, “Like A Prayer.”

1993

Anne Murray was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

2004

George Michael scored his fifth UK #1 album with “Patience”. After a slow start in the US, the LP would eventually climb to #12.

2011

A lost David Bowie album called “Toy”, which went unreleased since 2001, mysteriously appeared on several file-sharing websites. The collection of mostly re-recorded tracks from Bowie’s early years had been locked in a dispute with Virgin Records.

International Women’s Day 2021

March 8, 1907

A women’s suffrage bill was rejected by the British House of Commons.

March 8, 1910

The King of Spain gave authorization for women to attend universities.

march 8, 1917

Rioting and strikes during International Women’s Day protests in St. Petersburg signaled the beginning of Russia’s “February Revolution,” so named because of Russia’s use of the Julian calendar.

1963

25,000 people attended the funeral for Country singer Patsy Cline, killed three days earlier in a plane crash near Camden, Tennessee.

1974

Adrienne Potts, Pat Murphy, Sue Wells and Heather Byers were accused of instigating a “lesbian riot” in 1974 in Toronto pub the Brunswick House.

After getting some aggressive and unwelcome attention from male patrons of the bar, the ladies decided they’d had enough and took to the stage as part of the venue’s open mic night, singing a parody of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic “I Enjoy Being a Girl”:

“When I see a man who’s sexist/

and does something that I don’t like/

I just tell him that he can fuck off/

I enjoy being a dyke!

I’ve always been an uppity woman/

I refuse to run — I stand and strike/

‘Cause I’m gay and I’m proud and I’m angry/

And I enjoy being a dyke!”

https://yohomo.ca/blog/interntional-womens-day-brunswick-four

see also:

https://www.anothermag.com/art-photography/13118/jebs-eye-to-eye-portraits-of-lesbians-book-interview-2021JEB’s Radical Portraits of Lesbian Life and Love in the 1970s | AnOtherThe American photographer’s intimate images – featuring lesbians of all ages, races and backgrounds – are a vital document of LGBTQ+ historywww.anothermag.com

March 8, 1975

1975 Icelandic women’s strike – Wikipedia

celebrating International Women’s day 2012 with a 1975 remembrance

women, including the president Vigdis Finboggadottir did not go to work

it shut the entire country down.

#SufferingSuffragettes

https://icelandmag.is/article/1975-womens-strike-when-90-icelandic-women-went-strike-protest-gender-inequalityThe 1975 Women’s Strike: When 90% of Icelandic women went on strike to protest gender inequality | IcelandmagOn October 24 1974, Icelandic women observed what was called Kvennafrídagurinn, (The Women’s Day Off), known outside Iceland as the Icelandic Women’s Strike. It was estimated that at least 90% of Icelandic women participated by not going to work and by doing no housework. An estimated 25,000 women gathered for mass a demonstration in downtown Reykjavík. The total population oficelandmag.is

https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34602822The day Iceland’s women went on strike – BBC NewsIn 1975, the women of Iceland took a “day off” from their usual jobs – and relations between Icelandic men and women were never quite the same again.www.bbc.com

https://kvenrettindafelag.is/en/resources/womens-day-off/Women’s Day Off – Kvenréttindafélag ÍslandsWomen in Iceland have gone on a strike six times to protest gender inequality and the gender pay gap. On October 24th, 1975, 90% of women in Iceland left work, to demonstrate the importance of women‘s contribution to society. This day was popularly called “kvennafrí”, or Women’s Day Off. In 1985, 25.000 women left their […]kvenrettindafelag.is


Olivia Newton-John‘s “Have You Never Been Mellow” becomes her second Billboard number one record.

lesbians helped hetero women win work and abortion rights,

then… lesbians helped with the aids crisis…..

https://daily.jstor.org/how-now-started-standing-up-for-lesbians/How NOW Started Standing Up for Lesbians | JSTOR DailyIf it had been up to national leaders alone, it might have taken much longer.daily.jstor.org

1990

Cher won the worst dressed female, and worst video for ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’, in The Rolling Stone Magazine’s awards

1992

Annette Funicello revealed that she had multiple sclerosis. She died of the disease in 2013.

1997

The Spice Girls told us what we really, really want–“Wannabe” at #1 for the third week.

2008

China was set to impose stricter rules on foreign pop stars after Bjork caused controversy by shouting “Tibet, Tibet” at a Shanghai concert after a powerful performance of her song Declare Independence. Talk of Tibetan independence was considered taboo in China, which had ruled the territory since 1951. A spokesperson from the culture ministry said Bjork would be banned from performing in China if there was a repeat performance.

2017

Pussyhat – Wikipediaen.wikipedia.org › wiki › Pussyhat

pussyhat is a pink, crafted hat, created in large numbers by thousands of participants involved with the United States 2017 Women’s March. They are the result …

Protest Design: The Origin Story Of The Pussyhat – Bustlewww.bustle.com › protest-design-the-origin-story-of-th..

Mar. 7, 2020 — Wielding homemade placards, many thousands of the Women’s March protesters wore pink wooly hats – on the day of the protests, the packed …
Pussyhat – The Pussyhat’s Identity Crisis – SAPIENSwww.sapiens.org › biology › pussyhat-identity-crisi

Jan. 17, 2019 — January 2019 marks the second anniversary of the Women’s March—a protest that arose in response to then U.S. presidential candidate …

2018

Pink pussyhats: The reason feminists are ditching themwww.freep.com › story › news › 2018/01/10 › pink-pu…

Jan. 10, 2018 — The reason: The sentiment that the pink pussyhat excludes and is offensive to transgender women and gender nonbinary people who don’t have …
Stop Wearing Those Pussy Hats To Women’s Marches – Why …www.seventeen.com › life › stop-wearing-pussy-hats-w…

Misogyny could become hate crime as legal review is … – BBCwww.bbc.com › news › uk-politics-45423789

Sep. 6, 2018 — The move comes in response to MP Stella Creasy’s call for tougher sentences for upskirting crimes.

2019

Jan. 18, 2019 — Jan 18, 2019. You couldn’t attend a rally or protest in 2018 without stumbling upon a sea of pink knit caps colloquially known as pussy hats —and the Women’s March is no exception.


Opinion: Violent misogyny is a threat to half our population …www.theglobeandmail.com › opinion › article-violent-…

Nov. 30, 2019 — The Montreal massacre of 1989 was just one in a long line of mass killings motivated by hatred of women. What would happen, and how many …

2020


Murders of Transgender People in 2020 Surpasses Total for …transequality.org › blog › murders-of-transgender-peop…

Aug. 7, 2020 — … people in the United States has passed a grim milestone. In just … of violence is particularly pronounced for Black and Latina trans women.

2021


Honouring women of the world on International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day, which marks the achievements of women and raises awareness about social, economic, cultural and political inequalities …CBC.ca7 hours agobookmark_bordersharemore_vert

International Women’s Day: Thousands of women around the world march for equal rights

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Meghan, 39, admitted that she was naive at the start of her relationship with Harry and unprepared for the strictures of royal life.

The former television star, who is biracial, said that when she was pregnant with son Archie, there were “concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.”

Harry confirmed the conversation, saying: “I was a bit shocked.” He said he would not reveal who made the comment, though Winfrey said he told her it was not either of his grandparents, Queen Elizabeth or her husband, Prince Philip.

In the U.S., where Harry and Meghan now live, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki was asked whether President Joe Biden and his wife Jill had any reaction to the interview.

Psaki said Meghan’s decision to speak about her struggles with mental health “takes courage” and “that’s certainly something the president believes in.”

But she said she wouldn’t offer additional comment on the situation “given these are private citizens, sharing their own story and their own struggles.”

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/harry-meghan-oprah-interview-reaction-1.5940964Boris Johnson, royal watchers react following revealing Harry and Meghan interview | CBC NewsBritain and its royal family absorbed the tremors Monday from a sensational television interview with Prince Harry and Meghan, in which the couple said they encountered racist attitudes and a lack of support that drove the duchess to thoughts of suicide.www.cbc.ca

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/checkup/what-s-the-future-of-the-monarchy-in-canada-1.5938373/barbados-is-severing-ties-with-the-queen-should-canada-follow-suit-1.5940312Barbados is severing ties with the Queen. Should Canada follow suit? | CBC RadioJulie Payette’s resignation as governor general has renewed questions about Canada’s connection to the British monarchy. While Barbados has announced their plans to sever ties, experts warn it may be more difficult for Canada to do the same.www.cbc.ca

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/kelly-mcparland-for-sajjan-zero-tolerance-doesnt-mean-zeroKelly McParland: For Sajjan, zero tolerance doesn’t mean zero | National PostThe less he knew, the less he’d be involved, the less he’d have to do and the less he might be blamednationalpost.com

last century and a good explanation of why and how society is fucked up

https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/longform/oak-ridge-st-thomas-psychiatric-treatmentWhat happens when you turn a psychopath into a therapist? | CBC NewsDr. Elliott T. Barker was a newly minted psychiatrist in the mid-1960s when he came up with a novel treatment for curing psychopaths: Patients would treat patients. New information uncovered by The Fifth Estate reveals that others took that ill-conceived idea one step further, having convicted sex offenders serve as therapists to women with mental illness.Show Morenewsinteractives.cbc.ca

when the white queers got rights

we coupled up to enjoy them and forgot the rest of the world and parts of our own nations had lesser rights or none at all.

when you do not have a bigotted belief system eh

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/09/28/religiously-unaffiliated-people-more-likely-than-those-with-a-religion-to-lean-left-accept-homosexuality/Religiously unaffiliated people more likely to lean left, accept homosexuality | Pew Research CenterIn most of the 18 countries analyzed, religiously unaffiliated adults were more likely to say homosexuality should be accepted by society.www.pewresearch.org

the content is hate speech, and is the bigger issue over the volume

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-to-update-noise-bylaw-in-response-to-anti-gay-preachers-in-west-end-1.5920550Vancouver to update noise bylaw in response to anti-gay preachers in West End | CBC NewsVancouver city councillors will discuss an upgraded version of its municipal noise bylaws in response to a man preaching anti-gay messages with a microphone and amplifier in the West End last summer. www.cbc.ca

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/southern-baptists-divided-politics-race-lgbtq-policy-76015987Southern Baptists divided over politics, race, LGBTQ policy – ABC NewsDivisions over race, politics, gender and LGBTQ issues are roiling the Southern Baptist Convention ahead of a meeting of its executive committee next weekabcnews.go.com

https://www.bclocalnews.com/news/fernie-pride-to-look-at-inclusivity-across-elk-valley/Fernie Pride to look at inclusivity across Elk Valley – BC Local NewsThe local LGBTQ2 society received a grant from the federal government to undertake a community studywww.bclocalnews.com

https://globalnews.ca/news/7409904/canada-can-conversion-therapy-lgbtq2-rights-globally/Canada’s bill to ban conversion therapy could help LGBTQ2 rights globally: UN expert – National | Globalnews.caThe bill aims to ban so-called conversion therapy, which involves forcing a person into therapy against their will.globalnews.ca

for good reasons. religion is oppression and religion is mental illness.

the universe is not fixated on human genitals.

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/05/24/lesbian-gay-and-bisexual-americans-are-less-religious-than-straight-adults-by-traditional-measures/LGB Americans less religious than straight adults by some measures | Pew Research CenterGay, lesbian and bisexual adults are less likely than straight adults to affiliate with a religious group or to attend religious services weekly.www.pewresearch.org

funny how not a one of them says that the younger generation valids not hates others

and religion is all about hating those outside of it to being genocidal and oppressive

religion does not determine your social class or education or who you can have sex with, especially yourself.

this is why heterosexual men have enough rights and should not be deciding what rights others have

https://www.modernghana.com/news/1063474/legalize-prostitution-instead-of-lgbt-olumanba.htmlLegalize prostitution instead of LGBT—OlumanbaYoung Political Activist Emmanuel Abankwah Kesse otherwise known as Olumanba has urged the government to legalize prostitution instead of gay and lesbianism.www.modernghana.comShare (3)Emoji

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/middle-east/article/3122839/lgbt-people-face-tsunami-hate-turkey-once-haven-toleranceTurkey’s LGBT community face ‘tsunami of hate’ as tolerance erodesFrom incendiary government minister tweets to censorship of gay characters on TV, a growing animosity is suffocating Turkey’s LGBT community.www.scmp.com

https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/02/17/human-rights-body-calls-repeal-jamaicas-anti-lgbt-lawsHuman Rights Body Calls for Repeal of Jamaica’s Anti-LGBT Laws | Human Rights WatchThe Inter-American Commission on Human Rights today made public a decision calling on Jamaica to repeal laws prohibiting consensual same-sex conduct.www.hrw.org

meanwhile. globally

The DeepMind paper published earlier this month strikes a similar tone. “Given the historical oppression and contemporary challenges faced by queer communities, there is a substantial risk that artificial intelligence (AI) systems will be designed and deployed unfairly for queer individuals,” the paper reads.

The paper considers a number of ways AI can be used to target queer people or impact them negatively in areas like free speech, privacy, and online abuse. Another recent study found shortcomings for people who identify as nonbinary when it comes to AI for fitness tech like the Withings smart scale.

On social media platforms, automated content moderation systems can be used to censor content classified as queer, while automated online abuse detection systems are often not trained to protect transgender people from intentional instances of misgendering or “deadnaming.”

https://venturebeat.com/2021/02/18/deepmind-researchers-say-ai-poses-a-threat-to-people-who-identify-as-queer/
\Show MoreDeepMind researchers say AI poses a threat to people who identify as queer | VentureBeatResearchers say the impact of AI on people who identify as queer is underexplored, which poses a threat to their health and privacy.venturebeat.com

The Who and How of Harm

The Who CAUSES the harm from genocide and oppression to outsourced genocide aka suicide:

they seek forgiveness for oppression that they do not apologize or take responsibility for.

https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2020/18-december/news/uk/interfaith-declaration-seeks-forgiveness-for-harm-caused-to-lgbt-peopleInterfaith declaration seeks forgiveness for harm caused to LGBT peopleMORE than 370 religious leaders around the world have signed a new declaration which seeks forgivene…www.churchtimes.co.uk

calling out the bullies is not bullying.

it is holding religion accountable for the horrifying actions of oppression and genocide they are entirely responsible for.

https://www.law.com/dailybusinessreview/2020/12/15/church-being-bullied-as-anti-lgbt-hate-group-amazon-splc-are-defendants-in-lawsuit/Church Being Bullied as Anti-LGBT Hate Group? Amazon, SPLC Are Defendants in Lawsuit | Daily Business ReviewThe oral arguments were fraught with clashing corporate and religious ideas about morality and freedom of speech as both sides accused the other of being hateful.
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given the history of oppression and marginalization and rights being a question for decades. it is any wonder this is the result?

considering that religion is why LGBTQ2 are oppressed and genocided in most of the world…

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/16/senior-faith-leaders-call-for-global-decriminalisation-of-lgbt-peopleSenior faith leaders call for global decriminalisation of LGBT+ people | LGBT rights | The GuardianMore than 370 sign declaration demanding ban on conversion practices before UK conference <br>www.theguardian.com

they are starting to see the requirements for operating business in one nation vs other nations.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/12/16/gay-conversion-therapy-ban-called-almost-400-religious-leaders/Gay conversion therapy ban called for by almost 400 religious leaders in ‘landmark’ pledgeThe Declaration recognises the harm that certain religious teaching has caused the LGBT+ community and asks for their forgivenesswww.telegraph.co.uk

religion outsourcing of genocide to oppressed target demographic: LGBTQ2

https://www.penncapital-star.com/civil-rights-social-justice/studies-show-lgbtq-people-at-higher-risk-of-eating-disorders-self-harm/Studies show LGBTQ people at higher risk of eating disorders, self-harm | Pennsylvania Capital-StarResearch shows that eating disorders, thoughts of self-harm and suicide attempts are higher among LGBTQ+-identified individuals.www.penncapital-star.com

11 hours ago

Prolly explains why so many of my gay friends are in recovery?2

yes, the constant coping with being marginalized and life being harder than it had to be

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little wonder so many harden into fierce and fabulous or stone.

not surprises with the continued oppression and lack of role models

https://www.healio.com/news/psychiatry/20201208/gay-lesbian-bisexual-individuals-have-higher-rates-of-adverse-childhood-experiencesGay, lesbian, bisexual individuals have higher rates of adverse childhood experiencesGay, lesbian and bisexual individuals had more adverse childhood experiences than their heterosexual counterparts in the United States, according to study results published in Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Further, these individuals were at higher risk for comorbid substance use and mental health disorders.Show Morewww.healio.com

meanwhile, others assimilate…

this is the qmunity first divide. the one who are just like the heteros, and just happen to be LGBTQ2 and those who are queer openly different from heterosexual normatives.

those who can mainstream pass vs those who pass on mainstream

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/pete-buttigieg-s-faith-was-much-part-his-profile-being-ncna1251583Pete Buttigieg’s faith was as much a part of his profile as being LGBT. Is it a model for others?Biden announced he will nominate Pete Buttigieg to be his secretary of transportation, which is a big deal for LGBTQ+ representation in any administration.www.nbcnews.com

RELATED and meanwhile in Canada ,eh

https://dykewriter.wordpress.com/2019/07/30/religion-causes-genocide-and-suicide/Religion causes genocide and suicide | Nina’s Soap Bubble Boxfinally the headline I have been waiting to see LGBT people are ‘being made homeless due to religion’ – BBC NewsNearly half of young LGBT people left homeless after coming out are…dykewriter.wordpress.com

Conservatives being conservative

because they are the problem demographic.

https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/ndp-mp-decries-race-baiting-in-erin-otoole-facebook-video-on-residential-schoolsErin O’Toole retracts comments on residential schools that sparked uproar, but stops short of apology | National Post‘In my comments to Ryerson students, I said that the residential school system was intended to try and “provide education.” It was not,’ O’Toole said in a…nationalpost.com

Wedding vs Hater Cake

https://www.towleroad.com/2020/08/anti-lgbt-activist-orders-cake-with-hateful-message-from-lesbian-owned-bakery-then-cries-discrimination/

Anti-LGBT Activist Orders Cake With Hateful Message from Lesbian-Owned Bakery, Then Cries Discrimination – Towleroad Gay NewsAn anti-LGBT activist ordered a rainbow-colored cake with a hateful anti-gay message from a lesbian-owned bakery, then cried discrimination when his request wasn’t fulfilled. David Gordon, who works for the Michigan-based right-wing Catholic group Church Militant, ordered the cake last month from Good Cakes and Bakes in Detroit, which is owned by April Anderson and …www.towleroad.com

If you are truly incapable of distinguishing between an act of love and an act of hatred, then you need to sit down for a very long, very careful re-evaluation of your life.

If on the other hand you’re intentionally not distinguishing between an act of love and an act of hatred, then you need to sit down for a very long, very careful re-evaluation of your soul.

given that the religious relationship between the deity and the follower could be on the domestic abuse relationship checklist… they really are unable to distinguish.

Moderates and Apologetics are not True Beleivers

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In a way, I can admire the clarity of thinking of fundamentalist believers; they just believe whatever is told them, without question. It must be very restful to not struggle to understand, but just accept. I can understand the appeal … Continue reading →

religion is force of evil

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Religion is not a force of good or positiveness in the world. Religion doesn’t teach people to care for and look out for each other – as evidenced by the Mormon and Catholic Church’s continual efforts to prevent gays and … Continue reading →

Ordering Cake and Eating It Too

Posted on December 31, 2017by dykewriter

The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled against bakers who refused to make a cake for a lesbian couple’s wedding, upholding the fine against them. The case involved Sweet Cakes by Melissa owners Aaron and Melissa Klein, who told lesbian couple Rachel Cryer and Laurel … Continue reading →

Cake to the Pie Hole: Karmalicious

Posted on March 6, 2018by dykewriter

Bakers who refused to make wedding cake still trying to get out of paying damages Randomutation • 3 hours ago The claim that refusing to service a celebration of same sex marriage discriminates against gays is as illogical as saying that the … Continue reading →

Cake Politics: Ending the Rule of Law

Posted on June 5, 2018by dykewriter

That narrow Supreme Court decision may not stay narrow for long Nina Trygg • 2 minutes ago religion is now a get out of jail free card free to refuse service, deny rights, rape and murder and nothing remains narrow in law … Continue reading →

Services and Cake, who gets to order and eat it

Posted on August 27, 2019by dykewriter

Dear America: you were founded on the idea of freedom FROM religion. https://catholicherald.co.uk/news/2019/08/26/kentucky-supreme-court-hears-religious-freedom-case-over-lgbt-shirts/ Kentucky Supreme Court hears religious freedom case over LGBT shirts | Catholic HeraldThe Kentucky Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Friday in the case of a Christian … Continue reading →

Religion causes genocide and suicide

Posted on July 30, 2019by dykewriter

finally the headline I have been waiting to see https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-49150753 LGBT people are ‘being made homeless due to religion’ – BBC NewsNearly half of young LGBT people left homeless after coming out are from religious backgrounds.www.bbc.comShareEmoji 1 Alex Blue3 minutes … Continue reading →

Hatred has no moral grounds

Posted on August 14, 2018by dykewriter

Jeff Sessions spoke at a hate group summit & told them ‘You are not a hate group’ Susan D • 5 days ago If your organization’s “sincerely held religious belief” includes hating people, then yes, you are a hate group. … Continue reading →

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Bathroom Access and Dignity

Posted on February 3, 2019by dykewriter

This is the thing about rights they are not conditional on any other person’s value judgement.  everyone has a right to dignity to go about their lawful and private business and religion is a personal opinion, with followers now claiming … Continue reading →

Bathrooms: Private vs Public Access

Posted on February 3, 2018by dykewriter

Nina Trygg  VirgoVegan • 12 hours ago I once accidentally walked into a men’s bathroom and used the facilities and did not realize until I was at the sink, washing my hands looking in the mirror at the urinals on the wall behind … Continue reading →

Policing Public Bathrooms

Posted on March 5, 2017by dykewriter

Public Bathrooms are the place where children, women and vulnerable people are at at highest risk of being verbally or physically abused – and the vast majority of abusers are Heterosexual Men. Male violence against other males as primary competition … Continue reading →

Bathrooms and Elevators

Posted on January 1, 2017by dykewriter

Vulnerable and alone, often in off hours Bathrooms and Elevators are 2 of the most dangerous places also Parking Lots. It is frustrating for The Mainstream to villainize Transgendered people in bathrooms, because in reality – it is the transgender … Continue reading →

Fatty Fatty 2 by 4, Can’t Get Through the Bathroom Door

Posted on August 20, 2015by dykewriter

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The Universe vs all religions

@Quirk Sugarplum

http://www.ecns.cn/hd/2020-07-21/detail-ifzyhpqw4006931.shtmlAstrophysicists unveil biggest-ever 3D map of Universewww.ecns.cn

Quirk Sugarplum

And yet somehow the UPS driver still always delivers my packages to my neighbors’ houses. 🙄

yeah and at the point people have rolling ovens delivering pizza, maybe they should just have gotten one at the store and cooked it at home.

we have this and yet most people on the planet are sure their invisible friend or friends lets them control other people’s rights and genitals. religion is mental illness, devoid of evidence and facts, and is not even internally consistent. i think of the “bible” a collection of dead sea scrolls as the early internet – poetry, propaganda and porn.

it never made sense to me that a being capable of creating the universe, would fixate on one planet, on one species and about gentialia.

the bronze age scrolls had a very limited understanding of the universe and why the deities were invented, placeholders. put aside in the dustbin of history, owing to religious conflict often ending one or both sides. If not other disaster – disease, drought or geological or climate event.

Elevatorgate II

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This story about a man who set a woman on fire in an elevator just put an end to the Elevatorgate lack of perspective incident with Rebecca Watson and Richard Dawkins, so can we finally just agree that elevators are … Continue reading →

My Elevator Story

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I did a flippant post about Rebecca Watson’s Elevatorgate and have ended up having an intense and complex exchange of understanding with a commenter. So yesterday afternoon, I was in an elevator – a tiny cramped space with 2 men. … Continue reading →

Bathroom Access and Dignity

Posted on February 3, 2019by dykewriter

This is the thing about rights they are not conditional on any other person’s value judgement.  everyone has a right to dignity to go about their lawful and private business and religion is a personal opinion, with followers now claiming … Continue reading →

The bathroom dilemma

Posted on August 9, 2018by dykewriter

Originally posted on therawrecoveryspecialist:
More than the genderized battle; and everyone deserves dignity, the matter of paper vs blowers is an environmental concern. We need the trees to breath, while the blowers use electricity and do not actually remove bacteria…

Bathrooms: Private vs Public Access

Posted on February 3, 2018by dykewriter

Nina Trygg  VirgoVegan • 12 hours ago I once accidentally walked into a men’s bathroom and used the facilities and did not realize until I was at the sink, washing my hands looking in the mirror at the urinals on the wall behind … Continue reading →

Bathrooms: Private vs Public Access

Posted on February 3, 2018by dykewriter

Nina Trygg  VirgoVegan • 12 hours ago I once accidentally walked into a men’s bathroom and used the facilities and did not realize until I was at the sink, washing my hands looking in the mirror at the urinals on the wall behind … Continue reading →

Bathrooms and Elevators

Posted on January 1, 2017by dykewriter

Vulnerable and alone, often in off hours Bathrooms and Elevators are 2 of the most dangerous places also Parking Lots. It is frustrating for The Mainstream to villainize Transgendered people in bathrooms, because in reality – it is the transgender … Continue reading →

Fatty Fatty 2 by 4, Can’t Get Through the Bathroom Door

Posted on August 20, 2015by dykewriter

the taunting children’s playground refrain becomes a haunting voice the size of an average person in north america is larger now than 30 years ago, but clothing sizes are scaled to negative numbers and everywhere you go, the seats are … Continue reading →

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