Sunday, May 17, 2015

Via Jean Wyllys / FB:

Via JMG: CHILE: 50K March For Marriage Equality

An estimated crowd of more than 50,000 turned out yesterday in Santiago for a march in support of marriage equality in Chile. 
The march, organised by by the Movement of Integration and Sexual Liberation (MOVILH) and the Movement for Sexual Diversity (Mums), ended at the presidential palace of La Moneda, with speeches from various activists and political leaders. ​The demonstrators urged the government to implement the Gender Identity Bill, currently being debated in the Senate. They also recalled the murders of five people in 2014 because of their sexual orientation with a short ceremony during the march. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed a bill into law recognising civil unions between same-sex couples on 13 April, while another piece of legislation on gay marriage. The LGBT movement in Chile has made great advances in recent years, they now are protected by anti-discrimination laws covering employment, gay people also can serve openly in the Army, gay men are allowed to donate blood and lesbian couples can have access to in-vitro fertilisation treatments.
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Reposted from Joe Jervis

Via JMG and WGB: President Obama Issues Message On International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia

"Michelle and I join our fellow Americans and others around the world in commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. We take this opportunity to reaffirm that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights are human rights, to celebrate the dignity of every person, and to underscore that all people deserve to live free from fear, violence, and discrimination, regardless of who they are or whom they love.

"We work toward this goal every day. Here at home, we are working to end bias-motivated violence, combat discrimination in the workplace, and address the specific needs of transgender persons. Overseas, I am proud of the steps that the United States has taken to prioritize the protection and promotion of LGBT rights in our diplomacy and global outreach.

"There is much more to do, and this fight for equality will not be won in a day. But we will keep working, at home and abroad, and we will keep fighting, for however long it takes until we are all able to live free and equal in dignity and rights." - President Barack Obama (via Joe My God)

Via Healing Light / FB:

Via Sri Prem Baba: Flor do Dia- Flor del Día- Flower of the day 17/05/2015

“Não é tão simples ser honesto. Para isso é preciso superar a vergonha e o medo. Vergonha de ser você mesmo, de ser espontâneo, de mostrar suas misérias e também sua luz para o outro. Você tem medo de ser rejeitado, medo de não ser aceito e amado, e com isso está sempre escondendo alguma coisa. Você se torna um prisioneiro da mentira e até passa a acreditar nela. Muitas vezes você sente raiva do outro por estar preso, mas é você que está se colocando nesse lugar, justamente pela carência e pelo medo de ser rejeitado.”
Acesse o Satsang completo:

“No es tan simple ser honesto. Para eso es necesario superar la vergüenza y el miedo. Vergüenza de ser ti mismo, de ser espontáneo, de mostrar tus miserias y también tu luz al otro. Tienes miedo de ser rechazado, miedo a no ser aceptado y amado, y con eso siempre estás escondiendo algo. Te conviertes en un prisionero de la mentira e incluso llegas a creer en ella. Muchas veces sientes rabia del otro por estar preso, pero eres tú quien se está colocando en ese lugar, justamente por la carencia y por el miedo de ser rechazado.”

“Being honest is not that simple: it means overcoming our shame and fear. We are ashamed to be ourselves, to be spontaneous, and to reveal to others our miseries as well as our light. We are afraid of being rejected and of not being accepted and loved, so we are always hiding something from others. We become a prisoner of this deceit, and we even start to believe in it ourselves. We often feel angry at others because of our imprisonment, but we are the ones who put ourselves in this place, precisely due to our neediness and fear of rejection.”

Via Daily Dharma

The Way | May 17, 2015

When the way ahead is open and clear and one has the goodwill, light-heartedness, and courage to tread it, the past and the future melt into nothingness, life is lived from the center of one’s being, and the self becomes as meaningful as the blue sky, the green fields, the flowing rivers, the littered streets, the hustling crowds, the filth and the beauty.

- Diana St. Roth, "The Way"