………………..Quote from John Key at the Big gay Out.
Wow, just wow. First, it was marriage equality. Second, STI’s are such a strange thing to bring up whilst speaking to any group. Would he ask a Grey Power group tp lube as womens vaginas’ get dry as they age? Would you tell a Young Nats meeting to use condoms after they get women drunk and try to rape them after the meeting? Would he ever bring up sex with any group he was speaking to? I really do not believe so. Also, as I said at the time of ‘give them marriage and they’ll fuck up’ time, marriage equality was not an ‘issue’ for most gay people and is the least of our worries. As this recent research shows,
You’ve got the Movement Advancement Project saying there are “deep disparities” remaining for LGBT folk, “including an overwhelming lack of employment nondiscrimination protections, high rates of healthcare discrimination, poorer overall health, and poorer well-being.”
That powerful statement is backed up by a study from MAP, a think tank devoted to hardcore research into LGBT issues. The research, 2014 Momentum Report: A Snapshot of Progress and Setbacks for LGBT Equality, focuses on what’s transpired in 2014 in regards to LGBT well-being (or lack thereof). The released material also includes an interactive timeline of all the LGBT-centric events that came to us in 2014. Just click on the subjects to read more about them.
“At this time, LGBT people must navigate an unpredictable and nonsensical legal landscape. Same-sex couples can now marry in over a dozen states that otherwise lack almost any kind of other legal equality for LGBT people,” said Ineke Mushovic, executive director of MAP. “What this means is that a worker can get married over the weekend, then be fired on Monday because of his or her sexual orientation. Meanwhile, in over 30 states, a person can be denied service in a restaurant or denied housing because they are transgender.”
These are the same issues in NZ. He totally dropped the ball at the Big gay Out and drop kicked it into our faces.
Just incredible people. And focused on getting information out on HIV/AIDS. Wonderful.
The battle continues to assure basic human rights for LGBT people in Zimbabwe despite government harassment. The group Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) reopened its Harare office last month. The GALZ office had been closed after a police raid last August. Based on an interview with a Zimbabwean LGBT activist, the Washington Blade reported that GALZ, which has close to 2,000 members across the country, also continues to host HIV/AIDS workshops in Bulawayo. “When they raid our offices they think they are going to find pornographic materials,” the activist told the Blade. “When they come in there, they find it is a resource center. People are busy working.”
“I am told President Robert Mugabe’s party, ZANU-PF, is going to use the issue of homosexuality as one of their campaign tools,” the activist, who asked the Blade not to publish his name because he remains afraid of potential reprisals against him, said. He added his brother and most other Zimbabweans who oppose Mugabe will ultimately vote for him because of his strong opposition to homosexuality. “I strongly believe that they will use this issue to threaten the LGBT people in Zimbabwe. And they will do everything in their power to make sure that LGBT people are punished.”
Al Jazeera’s show The Stream looks at changing attitudes toward LGBT people in Nepal, India, Indonesia, Singapore, and across Asia. Asia seems to be used to describe half the world now.
This is why H have an issue with Russia and their anti gay policy. if you are famous and gay and from another country you can do whatever the hell you like in Russia. but if you are gay and a Russian citizen you have ZERO rights. And if you fight for rights you will be beaten and arrested. And Weir the stupid fuck just enables Russian policy. Cannot stand the fucking idiot.
“I love Russia and there is nothing that will change that,” Weir said. “I’m a true patriot and spokesperson for their country. It’s appalling they can censor their public, but I try to do everything I can. I have been in talks with different LBGT organizations in Russia with how I can help.” When Weir and his husband were in Moscow last November for a competition, they posted pictures of themselves online sharing a kiss at various places in the city. Weir also acknowledged he’s treated differently because of the country’s appreciation of his skating. If he makes the Olympic team, Weir doesn’t want to make an issue of his sexuality, he said. For him, the Olympics should be about sport and competition. But he does have advice for gay athletes unfamiliar with the culture. “My advice would be: Watch what you do when you leave the Village, don’t be aggressive, don’t wear a big rainbow flag fur coat. If you don’t call attention to yourself, attention won’t come to you.” Then Weir added, in a way only he can, “I’m not going to be having sex in a Metro station. And if you are doing that, then maybe you deserve to be caught.”
I have really enjoyed the show based around Allanah and her family. Whilst their diet is crap and their health seems dodge, they are full of love and common sense.