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February, 2009 |

Month: February 2009

Police Questioning Suspect in Murder of Straight Man for Being “Gay”

Police have found and are questioning the second suspect in the crime committed against José O. Sucuzhañay on December 7, 2008 in Brooklyn. Mr. José Sucuzhañay and his brother were walking arm and arm when Keith Phoenix and Hakim Scott [allegedly] attacked the two men while shouting antigay and anti-Hispanic slurs.

February 27, 2009 2

Heterosexuals for Gay Rights

There’s a group of people that often get over looked in the struggle for civil equality for LGBT people; our heterosexual allies. Care2 is hosting the group Heterosexuals for Gay Rights. Unfortunately, the group is small and not well known, but deserves a loud and spirited, “Thank you.”

February 26, 2009 3

Supreme Court Denies Hearing on School Anti-Harrassment Measures

In 2002, students at Boyd County High School requested to be allowed to form a Gay Straight Alliance (“GSA”). Unfortunately, due to religious bias and prejudice against homosexuals, they were met with adversity. Although the GSA was approved, within two months of its formation the school banned the GSA and purportedly banned all other student organizations for that term.

February 25, 2009 0

Stupid Things People Say About Gays: U.S. Should Remain Anti-Gay Because God Said So

On February 23, 2009, Scott Renfroe, a senator in Colorado stood before his peers and made the following remarks: “I oppose this bill because of what the will of the people was [and] because of what my personal beliefs are and I think that what our country was founded upon was those beliefs also. In the beginning God created our earth…”

February 25, 2009 2

Bill Maher: Your Silly Gods Cost Us Too Much

As an atheist, it is surprising to me that the first thought that came to my mind after hearing Bill Maher say, “Someday we all do have to confront the notion that our silly gods cost us too much” was: Bill Maher better be glad he’s wearing a rubber suit ‘cuz God going to strike him down with lightening.

February 24, 2009 0

Where Are Our Enemies? A Hate Crime in Georgia

A couple in Columbia County, GA awoke two find anti-gay graffiti littering their house and car. Currently, there are no suspects.

February 21, 2009 0

Author Merle Horwitz, Love is Love… but Business is Business

Those of us in the gay community who are in long-term relationships have many legal hurdles to overcome when it comes to taxes, mortgages, health care, estate planning and other property matters, but now with Merle Horwitz’ book, Love is Love But… Business is Business, we can jump through one of those hurdles with less hassle and more humph.

February 19, 2009 3

Promoting Hatred with the Word of God

Historically, the Bible has been used to define the white heterosexual man’s superiority. In spite of this, we still haven’t learned our lesson.

February 19, 2009 5

I Don’t Want You to Tolerate Me

I recently read an article from last month posted at the blog, The New Civil Rights Movement titled I Do Not Deserve Your Tolerance. The premise of the article was that, we [LGBT people] don’t deserve tolerance because, as so wonderfully put by the article, tolerance is something you give to people/things that don’t know any better than to do what they are doing – like a dog that jumps up on you because they are glad to see you. I made my way through the list of things that the writer “is” or “does” like sorting the recyclables at his apartment or holding the door for other people and saw something in it that made me think of something my mother told me used to exist, chivalry.

February 18, 2009 1

Stupid Things People Say About Gays: Gays Attempting to Obtain Privilege Nobody Else is Allowed

First, I’m going to talk about the comment, “It’s about homosexuals obtaining a privilege that nobody else is allowed to have.” As a long time resident of Texas, USA, Earth, I know with certainty that no one has ever been allowed to marry except the homosexual. In the United States, homosexuals already receive numerous privileges that are denied to everyone else, like marriage, adoption rights, 401K benefits from a spouse, Social security death benefits, etc…etc…etc… Those privileges are provided gladly by our government to homosexuals, but no one else… they are exclusive to us. (Note the sarcasm?).

February 17, 2009 1