Gay news, gay acceptance Netherlands, scouts can discriminate, bullying law passes Senate, bigots at Twin Cities Pride

24 06 2010

The accepting of gay people in the Netherlands still leaves a lot to be desired. According to a SCP poll gays are not excepted well by religious people, lowed educated one and Turkish and Moroccans(surprise, surprise) More than half on gay teens has thought about suicide. I can relate, so did I. Still think overall it is pretty good with the acceptance here, but we are not there yet.

A federal court ruled in Philadelphia , that the Boy Scouts can still discriminate against gays even though that goes against the city’s anti-discrimination law. They cannot be kicked out of a city-owned building and do not even have to pay rent, all because of their First Amendment rights. I do not know the specific details about this case/the U.S law enough to know if the city could even get them out with the First Amendment rules in mind but it is ridiculous that gays are still not allowed at the Boy scouts.

After being 9 years in the making New York finally passed an anti-bullying law though the Senate that now only needs to go to Governor Paterson’s desk for a signature. It passed 58-3, except for 3 Republicans. It is only for public school and applies to events on school grounds and school events and will prohibit harassment and discrimination based on gender, sexuality, color, religion and more. Took forever but great is passed.

Am anti-gay Evangelist couple Johnson is allowed to distribute bibles and anti-gay leaflets at Twin Cities Pride. The organizers paid the city 36.000 for the day and want to decide themselves who can have a booth at the parade and want to ban the Johnson’s trough a court-ruling. The religious law firm ADF filed a complaint and say they should be able to be there and speak their hate. The Johnson’s were banned last year but showed up anyway and got arrested. Here is a clip from last year before the arrest. I dunno about this one, there is Freedom of Speech, but these people are just doing it to hate and cause trouble.

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Gay news, St. Eustatius wants no gay marriage just dutch millions, to be gay= death ok in Wyoming, Arabic gay magazine shocks Morocco

22 04 2010

St. Eustatius is since 2006 a “special county” of the Netherlands. The Caribbean Island does want to get the advantages of that with money(millions) etc, but does not want certain dutch laws to be applied there. So no euthanasia, abortion or gay marriage. Now they wanna go to the UN to make sure they do not have to follow the dutch rules. I say, let them take care of themselves.

Casper, Wyoming homeowner Chris Turnbull has an anti-gay Leviticus sign on his fence that reads, To Be Gay = Death. Hundreds of students have to walk past this sign every day ¬†and officials asked him to remove it but he does not have to because it’s freedom of speech. According to him he does not do it out of spite. Yeah right.

A gay magazine called Mithly, meaning gay or like me, was secretly printed in the capital of Morocco, Rabat earlier this month. It is coming out on the internet as well as paper so it can be read by as many people as possible. Conservative Islamic people in parliament are already asking for arrest of the producers. According to them they should be treated the same as terrorists. I think it is great and very brave people started this magazine.





Gay news, Fred Phelps awarded money from Court ,McCain on NSFW website, Michael Lucas wins court case ,English Patient gay

6 04 2010

Unbelievable but true. The family of a dead soldier have to pay the Westboro Baptist Church from Fred Phelps 16500 dollars in lawyer costs. The church protested the funeral of the death straight soldier because “America accepts gays and that is why he deserved to die” Multiple people have come forward to help out the family who wants to take the case to the Supreme Court. The Court decided this way because of freedom of speech. I have a hard time with this, in general I do believe in freedom of speech but in cases like this it is hard to believe in that. Where to draw a line with these things is hard though.

John McCain thought he was all cool by putting a picture on Twitter but he did not know where it would end up. On the nude-website. GuyswithIphones. Very NSFW and pretty funny. Not so much for people wanting to look at hot guys though that all of a sudden see his face.

The porn company of mogul Michael Lucas won a court-case brought up by the copyright holders of the Fellini movie “La Dolce Vita”. Lucas’ porn version of the movie was one of the most expensive in porn history. The judge said the alleged copyright holders could not show that they were indeed the copyright owners and that the Fellini movie could just as well be public domain. I thought 90 % of porn is a parody of a regular movie!

The highly successful oscar-winning movie ” The English Patient,” was based on a spy that was in actually gay. The Hungarian de Almasy was in love with a young nazi soldier called Hans. Letter that surfaced in Germany found this out he also not died of an overdose but of amoebic dysentery in 1951 after never having slept with a woman.