National Coming Out Day

In putinul timp ce-mi ramane pentru frecat menta, uneori ma impiedic de campanii care imi dau speranta.

Extract de pe site-ul HRC:

In the past couple of weeks, I’ve been moved to tears as news spread about each of the nine youth who committed suicide in September after being bullied for being, or being perceived as being, gay. I’ve also been profoundly moved by how my family, friends and thousands of people I don’t know have responded to this tragic crisis. Dan Savage started the It Gets Better Project to showcase the stories of LGBT people and show struggling queer youth that it gets better. Ellen DeGeneres posted an emotional video explaining why she can’t be silent. A friend on Facebook who I’d never heard talk about LGBT issues wrote that “this is something that is important to me, bullying is something that tears me apart to hear [about]. This has to stop and cannot continue for any reason!”

This National Coming Out Day, it’s more important than ever to come out for equality – whether you identify as LGBT, a straight ally or otherwise. It’s not easy or even safe for some to take this step, but the rest of us have the power – and I believe the responsibility – to help create a world where everyone can live openly, honestly and without fear of discrimination or harassment.

 

 

Homophobia

Tocmai am dat peste un video scurt realizat acum cativa ani. Nu poate fi vazut aici, so click here to watch it on youtube.

Feb 2008

The struggle for gay rights in Europe has been going on for years but in Romania, it’s only just starting. Many Romanians believe homosexuality is a perverted disease and see gay rights as a corrupting Western ideal.
“Romania must not become Sodom!” chants a group of anti-gay protestors. After pressure from the EU, Romania changed its homosexuality policies. Last year saw its first official gay parade. People like Bogdan worry the march gives the wrong impression: “Romania is not really ready for this yet, not by a long stretch.” The Orthodox Church has allied itself with Extreme Right parties to oppose gay rights. “Love between same sex partners is one of the first sins”, states a priest. But many gay Romanians see it as their duty to fight for equal rights. “Who else will fight for us to be acknowledged?”

Ma intreb cate lucruri s-au schimbat de atunci.

O mie una povesti

In timp ce fugaream cursorul-ul din link in link zilele astea, am dat peste un site care aduna povesti ale femeilor bi/lesbi, dar si a celor care cunosc persoane de alta orientare sexuala. Mi se pare inspirata ideea de a implica intr-un astfel de proiect si punctul de vedere al celor straight pentru a vedea si ce se petrece “de partea cealalta a baricadei”.

Pe mine una nu m-a interesat niciodata cum au vazut prietenii mei povestea mea. Ceea ce am vrut sa inteleaga, este faptul ca nu sunt la fel ca celelalte femei si cred ca acest scop l-am atins de fiecare data cu brio. Nu am avut parte de reactii negative pana acum, dar niciodata nu e prea tarziu.

Adresa site-ului este suntlesbiana.ro. Nu a adunat inca o mie una povesti, dar poate va strange mai mult decat simple cuvinte asezate intr-o oarecare ordine.

On Hope

“Somewhere in Des Moines or San Antonio there is a young gay person who all the sudden realizes that he or she is gay; knows that if their parents find out they will be tossed out of the house, their classmates will taunt the child, and the Anita Bryant’s and John Briggs’ are doing their part on TV. And that child has several options: staying in the closet, and suicide. And then one day that child might open the paper that says “Homosexual elected in San Francisco” and there are two new options: the option is to go to California, or stay in San Antonio and fight. Two days after I was elected I got a phone call and the voice was quite young. It was from Altoona, Pennsylvania. And the person said “Thanks”. And you’ve got to elect gay people, so that thousand upon thousands like that child know that there is hope for a better world; there is hope for a better tomorrow. Without hope, not only gays, but those who are blacks, the Asians, the disabled, the seniors, the us’s: without hope the us’s give up. I know that you can’t live on hope alone, but without it, life is not worth living. And you, and you, and you, and you have got to give them hope.”
-Harvey Milk, 1978

update

Pentru ca am ramas singura care scrie aici si nu ma pot ocupa (momentan) de acest blog, declar, oficial, vacanta.

Pana ce revin, las un pont. Pretty Little Liars abordeaza si tematica lgbt prin cuplul Emily – Maya. Personal, nu am vazut niciun episod, deci nu ma pronunt.

Trailer:

~ Pathetic ~

Mars

“the night that changed the world”

un alt filmulet cu marturisirile unor participanti la stonewall poate fi urmarit aici.

“during that period, meeting a gay was a national sport”
miss Martin

un cantecel despre stonewall

stonewall

explicatie a cuvantului stonewall via stonewall veteran’s association.

The British derivation of the word and name “stonewall” for The Stonewall Inn or, later, The Stonewall Club is actually the combination of two words:  “stone” and “wall”.  It is literally a barrier or a fence made of “stones” to have the strong effect of a “wall”.  It was typically a loosely made — but immovable — wall of big stones without mortar.  A “wall of stone” was used chiefly to enclose a field or a cemetery.  At The Stonewall Club, the “stone walls” were used to enclose Gay, and other, people in a Gay club.  Moreover, you had to pay to enter these “walls of stone”!

As an aside to this section “Stonewall:  The Name”, as the S.V.A. founder Williamson Henderson has always said, and humorously includes in his speeches:  It’s lucky that The Stonewall Club was not named “The Pink Poodle”!  Imagine our having the “Pink Poodle Era”?  Or, perhaps, the annual “Pink Poodle Gay Pride Parade”!  How about the “post-Pink Poodle Era”?  And, the “Pink Poodle Republicans”!  Plus, we would have had to say the 1969 Cadillac “Pink Poodle Car”!  By the way, don’t over-laugh.  There is a restaurant in Greenwich Village from the Stonewall Era (and it is still there today) named “The Pink Teacup”!  Luckily, the Gay rights rebellion wasn’t started there!

Politically, the term “stonewall” has appropriately and interestingly developed to intend the engaging of parliamentary or other debate or discussions.  It is usually used as a delaying or avoiding tactic.  Someone who is “stonewalling” is being very uncooperative, obstructive and/or evasive.  The person who is doing the “stonewalling” can be called a “stonewaller”.

To the veterans of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion for Gay rights, the term “Stonewaller” — with a capital “S” — has another and now historic meaning.  Having been at The Stonewall Cluband/or participated in the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion, the members of the STONEWALLVeterans’ Association (“S.V.A.”) are all “Stonewallers”.

As of the March 2007 reopening of The Stonewall with new owners, The Stonewall’s name returns to its original:  The Stonewall Inn.

despre stonewall sau stonewall riots mai puteti gasi informatii si pe wikipedia.

ura se invata in familie

Cateva paragrafe dintr-un articol de pe site-ul oficial al WBC (Westboro Baptist Church), intitulat (sugestiv) God Hates Romania (subtitlu “Romania’s Filthy Manner of Life”) .

“(…) Romania adds fag enabling to their laundry list of blatant sins in the face of the Lord their God. You are known around the world for your fag pride parades, and your phony fag marriages (since 2006).
Homosexual sex is legal in Romania, and the age of consent is 15.  Fags are also allowed to serve in their military.  Currently, Doomed america’s Ambassador to Romania is an out-of-the-closet fag named Michael Guest.  There is no law allowing same-sex marriage yet; however, because Romania is a member of the EU, they are obligated to facilitate and recognize same-sex relationships registered in other EU member states.  So, they have turned the country over to the fags, and promote fag filthy with annual Gay Film Nights every October, along with a Bucharest GayFest pride parade. Your so-called spiritual leaders pretend to lift their limp wrist in “opposition,” but REFUSE to give the clear, unambiguous warning that your nation will be doomed with sodomy accepted/promoted/normalized. Romania has gone the way of ancient Sodom, and will meet her same end.  God hates Fags and Fag Enablers; ergo, God Hates Romania.”

Si acum o luam in ordine alfabetica, sa putem aseza frumos ideile pe rafturi.

God hates the world ar fi, pe scurt, mesajul transmis de cei ce fac parte din WBC [ceea ce ar fi putin (foarte mult) in contradictoriu cu biblia care sustine ca dumnezeu a creat lumea din iubire; in fine, nu ma apuc acum sa caut motive pentru care aceasta religie este un non-sens] cu prelungirea/atasarea god hates fags.

Mi-a atras atentia in mod special partea in care apar cei doi copii (fara sa o luam la socoteala pe cea din final cu fetita care canta you everyone face a feary day/ for your proud sinning/ it’s too late to change his mind). Intr-o secventa, moderatorul ii intreaba care este pancarda lor preferata, iar unul dintre ei raspunde ca cea cu “god hates fags”. Moderatorul revine cu o alta intrebare “do you know what fag means?” si copilul se blocheaza, iar celalalt ofera o explicatie de umplutura.

Bineinteles, familia nu vede nimic anormal in ura pe care acesti copii o manifesta fata de gay, doar sunt toti membrii ai WBC, ce naiba!

si in incheiere, The Christmas Placard For the Washington State House, care pe mine m-a amuzat teribil (in rest, mai mult am colectionat nervi).