PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES. Gaza Strip. Rafah. September 26, 2016. Palestinian boys watch through a fence as militants of the Popular Resistance Committees take part in a military parade.
The Popular Resistance Committees is a coalition of a number of armed Palestinian groups opposed to what they regard as the conciliatory approach of the Palestinian Authority and Fatah towards Israel. The PRC is especially active in the Gaza Strip, through its military wing, the Al-Nasser Salah al-Deen Brigades. The PRC has planned and executed a number of varied operations, but specialises in planting roadside bombs and vehicle explosive charges - directed against military and civilian convoys.
The PRC is believed to be the third strongest faction active in the Gaza Strip, after Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and has been designated a terrorist organisation by Israel and the United States.
Nearly every year, for the past thirty years, Frances Goldin has gone to New York City Pride holding a sign that reads, “I adore my lesbian daughters. Keep them safe.” (x)
“Since the beginning of the parade, I’ve been going and waving my sign,” Goldin said. “It sort of hit a nerve with people, particularly those whose parents rejected them. The response to the sign is always so great — it urges me to keep going.”
“Everybody would come running up to her and cry, kiss her, and say, ‘Would you call my mother?’ or ‘Would you be my mother?’” her daughter, Sally, explained.
“She’d take down names and addresses and write letters to these kids’ mothers!”
When asked about all the young LGBT parade-goers who have begged her to speak to their own mothers, Goldin replied, “I think I changed a few people’s minds and I’m glad about that. Everyone should support their gay and lesbian children, they’re missing a lot in life if they don’t.”
Metropolitan Police suddenly halted
London’s 2016 LGBT PRIDE parade to
let an officer propose to his boyfriend,
along with two other officers who got
engaged to each other. Haters posted
some nasty tweets, so the MET promptly
warned them of a visit from one of their
32,000 officers due to hate speech
being illegal in the UK. SourceSource 2