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Re: Are you lesbian, gay, bi or trans? Hey, you are not alon

Postby FranW » 29 Dec 2013, 06:38

Dr. Mary Pham, a resident of Irvine, California, decided last April to show her support for the LGBT community by raising a rainbow flag. Not a big deal--just a small, but strong, message that she stands on the side of love and equality. But it was a big deal to her anti-gay neighbors who had no problem hanging American or seasonal flags but did not think the neighborhood had any place for an affirmation of LGBT acceptance.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/2 ... tail=email

She got lots of hate mail, and neighbours trying to get the homeowners association to make her take it down, and flyers about how 'god hates fags' stuck on her car, blahblahblah. Did Mary cave in? No.

Before, it was just a flag. Now, I’m going to fight back.


Heh. She decorated her house at Christmas with lights, like Americans do....

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Re: Are you lesbian, gay, bi or trans? Hey, you are not alon

Postby Baker » 29 Dec 2013, 06:52

OMG Awesome!
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Postby Proofrdr » 29 Dec 2013, 12:37

Now there's a woman who understands the effect of a "little" in-your-face peaceful demonstration. :-)
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Re: Are you lesbian, gay, bi or trans? Hey, you are not alon

Postby wildlx » 30 Dec 2013, 08:46

Well done :-)!
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Re: Are you lesbian, gay, bi or trans? Hey, you are not alon

Postby FranW » 21 Feb 2014, 17:01

The New Zealand Defence Force has been ranked number one in an international study assessing the integration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender service members in armed forces.

The LGBT Military Index was compiled by Netherlands thinktank the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/artic ... d=11207303
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Postby Nurse Jo » 22 Feb 2014, 05:13

Yes, I saw this article, the UK was second, which was pretty cool.
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Re: Are you lesbian, gay, bi or trans? Hey, you are not alon

Postby Proofrdr » 22 Feb 2014, 05:41

You folks have been at it longer than we have. Hopefully, we'll get there too. There are just too many totally black areas on that map.
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Postby Nurse Jo » 22 Feb 2014, 07:17

I remember the laws changing here. It was so funny, one minute being gay was illegal in the military, the next it was fine. Suddenly I was asked to all accompanied dinners, it was certainly an embracing attitude. Almost immediately everything changed. Personally, I think it is simply that whatever the law may be - the military embrace it enthusiastically. They like rules.
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Re: Are you lesbian, gay, bi or trans? Hey, you are not alon

Postby Baker » 22 Feb 2014, 07:28

Proofrdr wrote:There are just too many totally black areas on that map.

There are, I agree. What pleasantly surprised me was how pink South America is. For countries traditionally in the grip of the Catholic church, they are doing pretty well. :-)
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Postby Proofrdr » 22 Feb 2014, 12:34

That's not too surprising. I think the Catholic church has lost quite a bit of its grip the world over. Everywhere, there were too many pedophile priests and too many bishops who protected them. And there's been a general straying from the basics of the religion. The clergy seems to have forgotten about their vows of chastity and obedience and the canon law that calls for a simple life in terms of material things. People have a tendency to reject those who insist on doing what they tell others not to do.
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