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The Homosexuals

This is an 8 minute highlight video of Mike Wallace’s 1967 CBS Documentary ‘The Homosexuals’. The full documentary was approximately 45 minutes long and can be found here.

1967 CBS Documentary – 'The Homosexuals' by Mike Wallace (88 minute highlight version)

Submitted by Sean

  

Against the Defence of “Ex-Gay Therapy”

US Republicans on the far right sure do love their false equivalence, especially when it comes to “scientific experts.” No matter that every major medical association decries gay conversion therapy as ineffective and potentially harmful — just find one or two people to say otherwise and suddenly there’s “compelling testimony from both sides of the issue.”

False equivalence is the rhetoric quicksand of productive debate, and Anderson Cooper isn’t having it. During a recent interview with Texas Republican Rep. Bryan Hughes about the party having added support of conversion therapy to their official platform, Hughes played the “experts are divided” card. To which Anderson replied:

“It’s really just not accurate to say that doctors are evenly divided. I could give you a list: the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Counseling Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the American School Counselors’ Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, National Association of Social Workers. They represent half a million mental health professionals, [and] they all say this is not a mental disorder. It’s not something that needs to be cured.”

The problem with speaking logic to someone who is knowingly full of shit is you can bet they aren’t going to budge. And Rep. Hughes played the part well, dodging substance and sticking to his canned bullet points. No matter that Anderson also shows a clip from his interview with former conversion guru Alan Chambers who has denounced the practice as traumatic and a waste of time.

“Does it concern you, again, that your party is now backing a form of therapy which basically every major medical organization says doesn’t work, can be harmful, and which many of the people who have been through it say it doesn’t work and is bad for kids?” Cooper asked.

It does not bother him, apparently, since all Hughes can reply with is repeating that he’s heard from “experts” and “read reports” that say otherwise. And thus the conversation goes full circle…

Anderson debates Texas GOPer on reparative therapy

Via Queerty

  

If Gay Guys said the Shit Straight People say…

If Gay Guys Said the Shit Straight People Say…

  

Thailand’s School Rainbow

A new project created in support of queer youth is making the city of Bangkok a much more colourful place. Launched in commemoration of the 2014 International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17, the School Rainbow project "promotes the drawing of rainbows, symbolizing diversity, around school gates and other settings where youth meet," according to organizers.  As part of the project, Thai students chalked enormous rainbows in schoolyards around Bangkok "with the aim of bringing awareness to the problem of bullying," before the organizers talked about queer kids’ right to a safe education with the students.

School Rainbow: Stand up, Speak out, Stop bullying!

  

James, Bars & Melody

Last night’s final performances by James Smith and Bars & Melody

James Smith sings Otis Redding's Try a Little Tenderness | Britain's Got Talent 2014 Final

Bars & Melody perform Twista feat. Faith Evans's Hopeful | Britain's Got Talent 2014 Final

  

Next time someone says Trans Children don’t exist, just introduce them to amazing seven-year-old Ryland

Any child would likely be lucky to have Jeff and Hillary Whittington as parents. Ryland Whittington may be especially lucky. Ryland, the Whittingtons tell us through this amazing video they made, is a transgender boy. Now seven, his parents have documented his story with love and understanding and honesty. Jeff and Hillary tell how they brought Ryland into the world, learned their child needed hearing implants at the age of one, then discovered “Ryland had more to share with us.”

They spent a few years saying Ryland was just going through a phase, but soon realized it wasn’t. “When the family dies, I will cut my hair so I can be a boy” Ryland told them. “Why did God make me this way?,” he asked.

When the Whittingtons learned 41 percent of transgender people have attempted suicide, they decided to embrace Ryland as a boy rather than risk losing him. The Whittingtons made this beautiful and inspiring film for the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast. They posted it to YouTube on Tuesday. Three days later, it has gone viral, seen by more than 350,000 people already.

The Whittington Family: Ryland's Story

“We are overwhelmed with the kind, loving messages from many people,” the Whittingtons told The Huffington Post. “While this journey has been difficult at times, we have come to a place where our family is ready to come out and try to help other families facing similar situations. Our hope is that by sharing our story, we can begin to make the world a more loving place where people can be their authentic selves.”

PS: The video might not be available in Germany, if you want to see it anyway you could try a plugin like ProxTube for Firefox (let us know in the comments if you know an easier way, thanks!)

  

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Put kids in front a computer, an old computer, and see what happens. Watch the whole thing ;)

KIDS REACT TO OLD COMPUTERS

  

Bars & Melody @Ellen

Looks like these two are getting around…

Adorable Duo Bars and Melody

Submitted by Tom

  

The Way He Looks

Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho: Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend, Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, arrives at their classroom, new feelings blossom in Leonardo making him question his plans.

Trailer Oficial – Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho (The Way He Looks) English Subtitles

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Lick my Cake

CHEWY JUNIOR TVC – Don Nguyen, Chan Thanh San, Tra Ngoc Hang

Found by Beauty Hunter

This ad got the actors and producers into quite some trouble…

Each of the actors were fined $5 million VND and the production company was fined $50 million VND for producing this TV commercial by the Vietnamese government. The actors and director were also prohibited from working for 6 months in any paid jobs, filmed projects, music videos, TV commercials or concerts.