LGBT News; asexual,sex change at home, Ted Kennedy and more

26 08 2009

Being gay, bi or even transgender is not hip and trendy anymore. All the new rage is being asexual. A 27 year old guy from San Francisco started an online community with 30.000 members of this movement. Apparently a couple researchers have given this a close look and think it might be a sexual identity like lesbian or bi. They have low sexual desires and little stress about it. I actually think I know a few people that are asexual, it’s kind of a weird thing to ask though.

Ronald Mery,61, a former soldier from the U.K. who is married and a father of 4 was told he had to wait 2 years for his gender reassignment surgery. He then went home, told his wife he had a headache and headed to the bathroom. He took painkillers and removed his penis with a home-made surgery kit, loosing tons of blood. Poor guy, that must have hurt both mentally and physically.

Details magazine had an article about an anarchist groups called Bash Back. It consists of people who neither identify as male or female. It’s anti -establishment,anti -marriage(for everyone) and anti-military. And it’s pro-porn and pro sex and uses confrontation as a response to violence. A while back, being angry over the church’s repression of gays they disrupted a service by pulling a fire alarm, dropping leaflets and yelling at parishioners. Gay’s fighting back(how Queer as Folk) is  good, we have to show people that they can’t just do and say anything with repercussions from gays. Reminds me of my mom once biked behind a group of teens that came by our house and yelled homo, queer while I wasn’t even there. She even managed to pull a guy from his bike who then(with my mom)fell on the street. This group though is way too much, fighting back is fine but not starting stuff.

Whether you liked his liberal politics or not( my bf did not like him at all) Ted Kennedy was a friend and hero for many LGBT folk and for people with HIV/AIDS. He died yesterday, age 79 , to brain cancer.




One response

30 08 2009

I know several asexuals. It has its advantages I guess, but hard for me to understand the mindset.

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