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;3; The part where they talk about how accepted they were as a couple by the military in WWII is, like, mind-blowing.
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Reposting from [livejournal.com profile] blue_sky_lark, who was reposting from Feministing.com! Gogo copy-pasta chain

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). The day takes place on May 17 to commemorate the World Health Organization's removal of homosexuality from its list of mental disorders on this date in 1990.

The day began when the National Day Against Homophobia was created by Canada's Fondation Émergence in 2003. The next year French academic and activist Louis-Georges Tin created the International Day Against Homophobia. The focus was expanded in 2009 to include transphobia.

While Pride events focus primarily on celebrating LGBT lives, IDAHO exists to shine a light on and take action against hatred and oppression based on sexuality and gender identity.

From the IDAHO website:

In 2008, sexual relations between persons of the same sex were punishable by death in 7 countries and considered to be some form of crime in more than 80 others. In most countries in the world, people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transexual, intersex, queer, ... community are being denied their fundamental human rights as defined, inter alia, by the Universal Declaration of Human Right, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

The Day has been launched with the idea of creating a worldwide community of activists and committed people, sharing the ideal of a world without homophobia nor transphobia in which everyone can freely live their sexual orientation and the gender identity they wish to live in.
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HRC, please tell my why you e-mail me today with "URGENT: Prison or death for LGBT Ugandans" which is something everyone is already wholly aware of, have already been fighting over and yet there was been not a mention from you over, oh, I don't know, Prop 8 hitting the Supreme Court today? That's only a slightly important (dare I say URGENT?) story.

OH YEAH. BECAUSE YOU'RE OBSESSED WITH THE TOTALLY INEFFECTIVE STATE-BY-STATE STRATEGY.

Walker: "Why shouldn't the courts stand back and let this play out in the political process?"
Olson: (After long pause): "Because that is why we have courts. That is why we have the Constitution."
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http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/01/09/The_Conservative_Case_For_Marriage/

ZOMG, LOGIC.

Also, after 9 tonight I am FREE for three days. :3
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OH MY GOD, I HAVE NEVER LAUGHED THIS HARD. Someone has created an ~informative pamphlet~ for "Ex-Straight Ministries" entitled "Love the Heterosexual Hate Their Sin" I probably should have realized sooner how ripe for satire ex-gay propaganda really is.

EASILY MY FAVORITE PART-- "Heterosexuals spread disease through unprotected sex, not to mention cold and flu bugs through handshakes and other familiarities."

That or the biblical references. FFFFFFFFFFFFFF I'm pretty much waiting for the first person to take this seriously to come along. My money is on it being a NOM member.

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