Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Filho assume a sua Heterossexualidade aos pais #MORRI

Via JMG: Tweet Of The Day - White House

Posted shortly after midnight.

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Via JMG: LGBT Groups Celebrate DADT End

National Center for Lesbian Rights
"Today is not just the end of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ it is the beginning of a new era in which government policies that discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity are rightly seen as shameful and outmoded. We salute President Obama for his leadership in bringing this inexcusable discrimination to an end. We also honor the thousands of men and women who were harmed by this policy, including many who made great personal sacrifices in order to speak out against it. While more work lies ahead in the movement for full equality, today we should celebrate how far we’ve come.”
National Gay & Lesbian Task Force
“While we observe this tremendous, hard-fought victory for lesbian, gay and bisexual service members, we recognize the journey is not over. Transgender service members are still being forced to serve in silence. This is unacceptable. All qualified, patriotic Americans willing to risk their lives for this country should be able to do so free from discrimination. In addition, the military still lacks explicit nondiscrimination protections, equal benefits and an inclusive equal opportunity policy for LGBT people. We will continue to work toward the day when full inclusion is a reality in the military.”
Lambda Legal
"This has been a long time coming. After 18 years and more than 13,000 people discharged based on their sexual orientation, the end of the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' law is here. Today, Lambda Legal celebrates with lesbian, bisexual and gay service members who for the first time in history will be able to serve their country openly," said Lambda Legal Executive Director, Kevin Cathcart. "We congratulate the many lesbian, bisexual and gay servicemembers who risked or sacrificed their careers to fight for justice, our colleagues at Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and Log Cabin Republicans and everyone who has valiantly helped bring the freedom to be out to those who fight for freedom for all," Cathcart said.
National Stonewall Democrats
The work of 17 years and untold sacrifice by many made this day possible. We thank Congress members from both sides of the aisle who passed repeal, helping President Obama keep his promise for open service. And, of course, many thanks are owed to President Obama for his leadership and commitment to the men and women who simply want to serve their country openly and freely. Today, we can hold our heads a bit higher knowing that our men and women in uniform have taken a giant step toward equality in service for all.

I'll add more to this post as the press releases arrive.

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Via JMG: AFA Boycotts AARP

Two AFA boycotts in the same day. Remember, we're the fascists trying to tell people what to think and how to live their lives.

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Viam JMG: NEW YORK: Buffalo Teen Kills Himself After Years Of Anti-Gay Bullying

Heartbroken Buffalo parents Tracy and Tim Rodemeyer say they found their 14 year-old son Jamey dead yesterday morning in a presumed suicide. Jamey had long complained of vicious homophobic bullying at the hands of his classmates.
Jamey Rodemeyer needed help. At 14, he was grappling with adolescent demons that could torment grown men. And when he was online, he wrote about it. "I always say how bullied I am, but no one listens," he wrote Sept. 9. "What do I have to do so people will listen to me?" Just over one week later, Jamey was found dead outside his home of an apparent suicide. In the months prior, he routinely blogged about school bullying and thoughts of suicide in between upbeat posts about his pop star idol Lady Gaga and the ordinary types of teen rants typical for kids his age. On Sept. 8, he wrote: "No one in my school cares about preventing suicide, while you're the ones calling me [gay slur] and tearing me down."
Much of Jamey's tormenting came via cyber-bullying. His parents, who say they discussed and supported Jamey's questioning of his sexuality, intend to carry on his campaign against bullies.

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Telling my dad that I am gay-LIVE

Quote of the Day:

“It is wrong that in the United States of America a teacher or a nurse or a construction worker who earns $50,000 should pay higher tax rates than somebody pulling in $50 million."

Anybody who says we can't change the tax code to correct that, anyone who has signed some pledge to protect every single tax loophole so long as they live, they should be called out.”

President Obama

OAB aprova proposta sobre diversidade sexual e destaca luta contra intolerância

Parabéns   OAB.
Com esta   aprovação OAB ( vide  abaixo)  mostra mais  uma  vez  seu  compromisso com os  princípios  da  igualdade  de  direito e  da  dignidade  humana  para  comunidade  LGBT . 
Uma grande  vitória    no  Brasil  contra  discriminação  e a violência  a  comunidade  LGBT.
É  fundamental as  parcerias  para  o enfrentarmos  deste  terrível  mal   que  é  a Homofobia.
Toni Reis
OAB aprova proposta sobre diversidade sexual e destaca luta contra intolerância

Brasília, 19/09/2011 - O Pleno do Conselho Federal da Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil aprovou hoje (19) em sessão plenária projeto de Proposta de Emenda à Constituição (PEC), que será encaminhado ao Congresso Nacional como contribuição da cidadania brasileira, visando o combate à discriminação e a intolerância por orientação sexual ou identidade de gênero. A aprovação foi saudada pelo presidente nacional da OAB, Ophir Cavalcante, que conduziu a sessão, como "a reafirmação de que incumbe ao advogado a luta pela paz social, pela defesa dos direitos humanos e dos princípios constitucionais de que todos são iguais perante a lei e, portanto, não podem ser discriminados". A PEC foi apresentada pela Comissão Especial da Diversidade Sexual do Conselho Federal da OAB e teve como relator o conselheiro federal Carlos Roberto de Siqueira Castro, do Rio de Janeiro.
Ophir Cavalcante destacou que, ao enviar esse projeto à apreciação do Poder Legislativo, a OAB expressa também seu apoio ao princípio constitucional e mundialmente reconhecido da tolerância. Dessa forma, segundo ele, o envio da proposta tem ainda o objetivo de manifestar ao Parlamento que a entidade exerce pressão legítima por uma demanda da sociedade, ao requerer aprovação de lei de proteção aos direitos de homossexuais, lésbicas, bissexuais, transexuais, travestis, transgêneros e intersexuais. Uma das principais mudanças é introduzida pela PEC ao artigo 3º, inciso IV da Constituição Federal, que trata dos objetivos fundamentais da República Federativa do Brasil. Hoje, tal inciso prevê: "promover o bem  de todos, sem preconceitos de origem, raça, sexo, cor, idade e quaisquer outras formas de preconceitos". A proposta da OAB inclui entre eles, "a orientação sexual ou identidade de gênero".

Quanto à legislação infraconstitucional que necessariamente deve se seguir à aprovação de uma PEC, nesse caso a OAB ficou de examinar em outubro próximo, um anteprojeto contendo as propostas de legislação que "consagram uma série de prerrogativas e direitos a homossexuais, lésbicas, bissexuais, transexuais, travestis, trangêneros e intersexuais e propõe também o reconhecimento das uniões homoafetivas". A Comissão Especial da Diversidade Sexual já apresentou proposta de um Estatuto regulando essas questões a partir da vigência da Emenda à Constituição. O Estatuto deve ser apreciado em sessão plenária da entidade dia 24 de outubro.

fonte http://www.oab.org.br/noticia.asp?id=22689

Via AmericaBlog Gay:

As for the barracks, Jeff, the company commander, said he expects some Marines to complain about having openly gay roommates.

As a commanding officer , it may be up to him to decide whether to approve a room change. He compared it to a white Marine having a problem with a Latino or black Marine. He wouldn't grant a room change. Instead, he'd tell the Marines to act “like grown-ups.”


Via AmericaBlog Gay:

The origins of "don't ask, don't tell" were based largely on ignorance and discriminatory fears. With its demise, we must take the fight to other laws crafted in that same vein. 

Nationally, the federal Defense of Marriage Act comes to mind. In the Senate, Democratic Sens. Udall and Michael Bennet are co-sponsors of a measure that would repeal it. Reps. Diana DeGette, D-Denver, and Jared Polis, D-Boulder, have signed on to a companion measure in the House. 

At the state level, that means passing legislation that creates legally recognized civil unions until such time as voters agree to the repeal of Amendment 43, the 2006 measure that outlawed gay marriage in the state. 

We are on the path to progress in America. But we will not reach the end point until we have removed all of those barriers that penalize our brothers and sisters, our sons and daughters, based solely on their sexual orientation.

Via AmericaBlog Gay:

When Navy Lt. Gary Ross and his partner were searching for a place to get married, they settled on a site in Vermont, in part because the state is in the Eastern time zone. 

That way, the two men could recite their vows at the first possible moment after the formal repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. The partners of 11 years plan to get married at the stroke of midnight, just as the ban ends.
“We feel that it’s important that as soon as we’re allowed to commit to each other that we do,” Ross said Monday. “It’s important not to hide anymore.”