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Discrimination & Threads from the LGBT

Hi,

Unfortunately we wont be responding to hysterical comments from the lgbt community. According to or team-leader its a waste of time. We already made our point. We hope you can be mature enough to understand them.

We are the least homophobic blog on Tumblr for us to receive sutch negative comments on our post and prive message from here to China is outragious. And all that just because we posted a straight headcannon. SHAME.

The true colors of the lgbt is not rainbow but doo doo brown. Because the lgbt is shit to us now.

Regards,

Head - MOD Jason, MOD Videl & Head Editor Kit

Stonewall Riots

“When the first patrol wagon arrived, Inspector Pine recalled that the crowd—most of whom were homosexual—had grown to at least ten times the number of people who were arrested, and they all became very quiet. Confusion over radio communication delayed the arrival of a second wagon. The police began escorting Mafia members into the first wagon, to the cheers of the bystanders. Next, regular employees were loaded into the wagon. A bystander shouted, "Gay power!”, someone began singing “We Shall Overcome”, and the crowd reacted with amusement and general good humor mixed with “growing and intensive hostility”. An officer shoved a transvestite, who responded by hitting him on the head with her purse as the crowd began to boo. Author Edmund White, who had been passing by, recalled, “Everyone’s restless, angry, and high-spirited. No one has a slogan, no one even has an attitude, but something’s brewing." Pennies, then beer bottles, were thrown at the wagon as a rumor spread through the crowd that patrons still inside the bar were being beaten.

A scuffle broke out when a woman in handcuffs was escorted from the door of the bar to the waiting police wagon several times. She escaped repeatedly and fought with four of the police, swearing and shouting, for about ten minutes. Described as "a typical New York butch” and “a dyke–stone butch”, she had been hit on the head by an officer with a baton for, as one witness claimed, complaining that her handcuffs were too tight. Bystanders recalled that the woman, whose identity remains unknown (Stormé DeLarverie has been identified by some, including herself, as the woman, but accounts vary), sparked the crowd to fight when she looked at bystanders and shouted, “Why don’t you guys do something?” After an officer picked her up and heaved her into the back of the wagon, the crowd became a mob and went “berserk”: “It was at that moment that the scene became explosive.” 

Read about the Stonewall riots

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An Open Letter To Straight People On The Orlando Massacre
Tolerance is not enough.

Two years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage legal across the country, finalizing a trend that began eleven years earlier in Massachusetts. Two years ago next month, over 50 people were murdered at Pulse, a gay night club in Orlando, in what is now the biggest mass shooting to occur in the United States in our lifetime. And it happened during our LGBT Pride Month.

Some of you may think that the LGBTQ+ battle is over, that it ended with the triumphant legalization of same-sex marriage. Some of you may even believe that the LGBTQ+ community has been greedy and overreaching by “infringing” upon the “rights of the majority” — rights LGBTQ+ folks continue to be denied. And to an extent, I can understand why you think these things.

As a whole, us humans like to distance ourselves from the past when it is ugly. We like to convince ourselves that we’ve reached some sort of fairy-tale ending so that no one has to deal with feelings of guilt or accountability. This kind of thinking is not new — just look at nearly EVERY conversation surrounding rape culture and racism.


If you are a person who believes “tolerance” is enough, you are contributing to the problem.


We do this so we can wash our hands of the atrocities committed in our country on a daily basis. We do it so that when things like this horrific shooting happen, we can chalk it up to an extremist madman instead of acknowledging that many of us played a role in shaping the culture needed for this type of crime to occur.

This kind of approach is easy, and it’s comfortable, but it’s beyond dangerous. It does not fix the situation at all; it merely perpetuates the cycles of violence in place.

You can say that the LGBTQ+ battle is over, but I say that is far from true. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I cannot forget the struggles and injustices that have shaped and continue to shape our community. I cannot forget that our own president, Ronald Reagan, refused to acknowledge the AIDS crisis until almost one million people died from it. I cannot forget that Matthew Shepard, a college student, was beaten, tortured and ultimately killed because of his sexual orientation, or that Brandon Teena was raped and murdered for being a transgender man.

I cannot forget all of the LGBTQ+ youth who took their own lives because of bullying, harassment, and rejection. I cannot forget that over 20 transgender women — many of them transgender women of color — were murdered in 2015 alone. And I will not forget that 52 percent of LGBTQ+ population lives in states that do not prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, and that people continue to be denied basic rights like bathroom access.

The reality is that LGBTQ+ people are still discriminated against and victimized on a daily basis.  Same-sex marriage does not change that, and you cannot expect us to conveniently forget the past as some sort of payment for the rite of marriage. This mass shooting was not an isolated event, or remnants of antiquated homophobia, or just religious extremism. It stemmed from the very real homophobic culture that exists in our country — the culture many of us contribute to whether we’d like to admit it or not.

If you are a person who believes “tolerance” is enough, you are contributing to the problem. You don’t need to beat up an LGBTQ+ person to commit a hate crime or encourage another person to do so. If you misgender Caitlyn Jenner, say problematic and incorrect things about bathroom equality, cringe at the thought of gay affection, or use phrases like “no homo” or “that’s so gay” you are contributing to the culture that fostered this crime.

“Tolerance” isn’t a real thing; anything but acceptance is just gross indifference or suppressed hatred. Loving Neil Patrick Harris, but finding gay sex “gross” is not acceptance. Embracing white cisgender gay men while rejecting trans people is not acceptance, and every time you commit one of the above acts you are telling criminals like Omar Mateen that they are not alone in their thinking. You are sending out the message that LGBTQ+ folks are a nuisance and an intrusion only meant to be tolerated for social appearances. By doing these things you are not only dehumanizing an entire group of people; you are providing the social ammunition needed to commit these kinds of atrocities.

If you are an ally, you must be an active ally and actually combat homophobia and transphobia when you see it. This means calling someone out when they say something hurtful or ugly. It means caring more about what you feel is right than what other people think of you.  It means not tokenizing LGBTQ+ people, or dismissing their struggles, or spouting “liberal” thoughts just to score social brownie points. The LGBTQ+ community does not need to be patronized. What we need is for people to stand up for what is right.


If you are an ally, you must be an active ally and truly combat homophobia, biphobia and transphobia when you see it.


The LGBTQ+ community is one of the most resilient groups in the world. We are full of vibrant survivors who continue to be joyous and loving in spite of the ugly battles behind us and ahead. The shooting at Pulse was an attack on LGBTQ+ love, an attack meant to break us, but the truth is we can never be broken. We have suffered through and survived too much to be destroyed, but at the same time just because we can withstand the worst of storms does not mean we should be subjected to them.

We shouldn’t have to live in a world where our love is questioned and dismissed. We shouldn’t have to live knowing that many of our community members are on the streets or in the cemetery. And we shouldn’t have to live in a world where we have to mourn the deaths of fifty of our brothers and sisters. Because we deserve better from our government, from our society, and from you. Because we shouldn’t have to say “it gets better.” We should be able to say “it is better.”

I’d like to end with a quote from The Laramie Project, a documentary theater piece about the murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. The quote is by Zubaida Ula, a Muslim woman who was in college during the crime.  She speaks to how we need to own crimes when they occur and not distance ourselves from them. Eighteen years later and this quote is still painfully relevant:

And we have to mourn this and we have to be sad that we live in a town, a state, a country where shit like this happens. I mean, these are people trying to distance themselves from this crime. And we need to own this crime. I feel. Everyone needs to own it. We are like this. We ARE like this. WE are LIKE this.

@ people who compare the relationship between cecil and carlos to your pedophilic / otherwise gross ship:

you’re giving gay people a bad name and a bad reputation, bringing to life what homophobes have been screaming at us for years. straight people have given gay men the stereotype of being sexually attracted to children, and are sexual predators. let’s give you a brief history lesson:

in 1977, anita bryant campaigned successfully to repeal a dade county ordinance prohibiting anti-gay discrimination. her organization, titled “save our children,” warned that “a particularly deviant-minded (or gay, im this sense) teacher could sexually molest children”. this is one contributing factor of discrimination against gay teachers, which researchers generally revealed that upwards of 80–90% of male pedophiles are heterosexual and usually married with children of their own. in more recent times, antigay activists have routinely asserted that gay people are child molesters. psychologist paul cameron has also been a huge follower and spreader of the myth.

some straight men have a fear of being hit on by gay men, and this stereotype was developed because of that. if a gay guy were to hit on a straight man, this would often result in an expression of homophobia. this perception states that a greater proportion of gay men are more likely to be pedophiles, which is proven to be false from the information above. this is not denying the fact that gay men cannot be pedophiles, but is denying and debunking the myth often used by homophobes.

stop comparing two healthy and loving men in a relationship to a man and a child. stop comparing it to an incestuous relationship. it is harmful and will only promote this more. and if you can’t get the fact of someone being too old for another person, that’s on you.

open your eyes and smell the roses. you can’t cover your ears any longer. stop being so warped and get out of the fucking grave.

my sources: wikipedia, psychology.ucdavis.edu

Look familiar? 

Yeah, feels like the 60′s!

I am absolutely disgusted with Governor Mike Pence of Indiana and his “religious freedom” bill. Wake up America, this is just a way for people to justify their homophobia, bigotry, and discrimination. Luckily there are governors, no, people, like Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York. He has decided to ban all non-essential flights to Indiana out of protest. I will never understand how men holding guns is less offensive than men holding hands. 

Indiana, how do you expect to tell who is in fact gay? Will we walk into your bakeries, restaurants, and tell you what we like in bed before we order? Will we walk, talk, or act a certain way? (Be careful not to kick out the feminine straight man, and let the gay jock sit at the bar). Will we bleed rainbows instead of blood? 

When one of us comes out, we are aware that the experience is about more than just ourselves. Coming out is a big deal because it shows others that they could, and should, be proud and never apologize for who they are. We call our parades ‘Pride’ for a reason. The opposite of pride is what too many of us grew up feeling for far too many years - shame. This new law makes the people of the LGBTQ+ community feel less than, or inferior to others simply because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Keep using your religion as an excuse, I’m sure G-d will love to witness your lack of compassion and tolerance for your fellow man. If you are someone who is serious about your religion, that’s all well and good. However, sometimes you do not need a book or another human being telling you what is fundamentally righteous. Love is supreme, I cannot make it any simpler than that. We are all equal.

GREECE, Athens : Gay rights activists dressed up as Orthodox priests kiss next to the Metropolitan church in Athens on December 22, 2015.  
The Greek parliament was due to vote on December 22 on granting same-sex couples the right to a civil union, despite strong opposition from the influential Orthodox church. The Greek government is seeking to meet its obligations after it was condemned for anti-gay discrimination by the European Court of Human Rights in 2013. AFP / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI                        

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Hear that? That’s the sound of the liberal media ignoring this to maintain their narrative.

I fixed the meme. It was dripping with sexism, so I cleaned it up with some fact.

Both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are passionate supporters of LGBT rights. The difference between the two of them when it comes to this is that Bernie claims to have always been as progressive as he is now, whereas Hillary has never made that claim and has owned up to the fact that she–like America as a whole–has evolved on this issue.

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