Archive for June, 2011
- Brazil’s gay pride parade brings out hundreds of thousands
- Queer activists attacked at St. Petersburg Slavic pride parade
- Nigerian women’s football team ‘eradicates lesbianism’
- 10% of U.S. citizens have marriage equality as New York joins in
- Did NY win gay marriage by throwing trans rights under the bus?
- United States House passes three anti-gay amendments
- Tennessee enacts law banning civil rights for LGBT citizens
- Nevada signs two gender identity anti-discrimination bills into law
- Japanese police hunts man for asking schoolgirl way to McDonald’s
- Woman gets sexually assaulted by cop. Now she faces 15 years in prison
- Woman gets strip-searched & abused by police because she has biracial child
- Outcry in America as pregnant women who lose babies face murder charges
- U.S. state Tennessee bans posting images that "cause emotional distress"
- Peadohystery: two women ticketed for eating doughnuts in a playground
- Americans say pornography is less morally acceptable than death penalty
- Facebook fails again by censoring an (illustrated) gay kiss
- The Netherlands first country to make net neutrality a law
You can tell that Catholic priests aren’t parents. Their only form of expressing disapproval seems to be severe punishment. You can’t beat or shame children into good behaviour and it doesn’t work with adults either. Not only are the beliefs of Catholic leaders still stuck in the Middle Ages, but their leadership style seems to still be glued there too.
Every time the Catholic church doesn’t get their way, they automatically resort to the "We will punish you" line of thinking. Say the Earth is round? Excommunicated. Pass a non-discrimination law? Catholic charities will kill their adoption programs and force hundreds of children to suffer because of politicians working for a more fair society because they’d have to work with gay couples. Pass a marriage equality bill (with the help of some Republicans even)? Catholic leaders will ban you from their church and school events.
Religious leaders slammed the state’s new gay marriage law on Saturday, vowing to ban politicians who supported the measure from any Catholic church and parochial school events. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, of the diocese of Brooklyn, called on all Catholic schools to reject any honor bestowed upon them by Gov. Cuomo, who played a pivotal role in getting the bill passed. He further asked all pastors and principals to "not invite any state legislator to speak or be present at any parish or school celebration."
But fuck a bunch of kids entrusted to your care? That gets you a promotion. Cover up for the child molesters? You’re going all the way to Pope, baby.
Article by The Bilerico Project
A two-year-long study about queer rights in Europe was concluded by the European Union’s Commissioner for Human Rights. The study did not only analyse the different laws concerning the queer folks in all member states of the European Union but also includes surveys in which European citizens where askes about their opinions regarding queer topics. The map below, for example, show on a scale from 1 to 10 how comfortable people feel with having a gay neighbour:
The same three countries—Sweden, The Netherlands and Denmark– were also giving the highest approval rates when asked about their support for same sex marriage and adoption by same sex couples. It’s probably no coincidence that those three countries also happen to be among the world’s happiest countries (and the most democratic. And the ones with the most press freedom. And the least corruption).