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#homophobia

Tim Bray
1 day ago

I, a straight person, have a question. I'm talking about homophobia in a draft blog piece, and what’s a good choice of word for the people that homophobes dislike and abuse? Has it got to the point where “queer” is respectful and appropriate? Is “LGBTQ” better? “Gender-diverse”? (I think I’m correct to think that “homophobe” has grown to include anti-trans and gender-related bigotries generally?) Who has written a really good essay on the subject? Thanks in advance.

#lgbtq #gender #homophobia

“This manifestation of loud, rampant #misogyny and #abuse, spilling over into #intolerant #homophobia and #transphobia, will continue to roll on in our #schools until we, as a #society, can get a handle on #extinguishing the #fires that #socialmedia #fuels, and #characters like #AndrewTate start.”

Queer Lit Cats
3 days ago

Pink News: ‘Soulless monster’ awaits sentencing 37 years after homophobia-fuelled Sydney murder https://www.thepinknews.com/2023/09/29/soulless-monster-stanley-early-murder-sydney/ #LGBT #LGBTQ #Trans #Lesbian #2SLGBTQ #Homophobia #Australia #Crime #World #News

Mike Reader
3 days ago

Interesting.

'Challenge accepted, Elon': Mehdi lays out the hate on Elon Musk’s Twitter in gory detail

(Spoiler: Musk's own tweets tell us he's a sick, hate-filled bag of pus.)

https://youtu.be/3OOhMAdDwsc?si=QTXBrXkgzFbN8_Zh via @youtube

#racism #racist #antisemitism #antisemite #misogyny #homophobia #Islamophobia #sexism #bigotry #violence #DomesticTerrorism #StochasticTerrorism #ElonMuskIsATroll #TwitterX #RightWingNutJob #RWNJs #Apartheid #ApartheidClyde #Tesla

Queer Lit Cats
3 days ago

Pink News: MLB investigates as baseball star Hector Neris denies using homophobic slur https://www.thepinknews.com/2023/09/29/mlb-hector-neris-homophobic-slur/ #LGBT #LGBTQ #Trans #Lesbian #2SLGBTQ #Homophobia #baseball #Sport #News #US

Texas Observer Lives!
3 days ago

“I was given spaces to explore the real me, not the me that I had to be in order to stay alive. #Drag is so healing.”

In this issue's #culture feature, Digital Editor Kit @oconnell spent months getting to know the proud, defiant queens of #Austin, still determined to keep performing despite growing political pressure: https://www.texasobserver.org/austin-drag-queens-defy-ban/

(#Photography by Cindy Elizabeth)
#DragQueens #LGBTQIA+ #Queer #trans #transgender #Texas #politics #TXlege #homophobia #transphobia #dance

Black drag queen Hermajestie the Hung poses by a booth at the Swan Dive, wearing a purple shell bra, and a purple skirt with many silver strands of beads attached and dangling from it, along with matching silver pearls and bracelets. Her makeup is flamboyant.
Erasing 76 crimes
3 days ago

After 500+ human rights abuses so far this year, Ugandan LGBTQ activists renew their plea for US, UK and EU to stop looking the other way.

https://76crimes.com/2023/09/28/reeling-from-over-500-anti-lgbt-abuses-ugandan-activists-plead-for-help-from-west/

#LGBT #LGBTQ #LGBTrights #humanrights #LGBTQrights #Africa #Uganda #homophobia

Queer Lit Cats
4 days ago

Pink News: Anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric is a warning sign of a country’s democratic decline, new study finds https://www.thepinknews.com/2023/09/28/anti-lgbtq-democratic-decline/ #LGBT #LGBTQ #Trans #Lesbian #2SLGBTQ #Homophobia #Politics #World #News #LGBT

Erasing 76 crimes
4 days ago
Erasing 76 crimes
4 days ago

frica's Imported religions reject homosexuality as an import that's un-African. And they hate the label "LGBT" even more.

https://76crimes.com/2023/09/25/homosexuality-has-always-been-african-but-the-term-lgbt-is-new-and-divisive

#LGBT #LGBTQ #LGBTrights #humanrights #LGBTQrights #Africa #Uganda #Cameroon #homophobia

Transplanted Tarheel
4 days ago

So I read #Flamer last week, one of the books recently banned in Cobb, and read it in one sitting. It's sweet and funny and carries a powerful message for #GayTeens trying to find themselves and their way in the world. And it's beautifully illustrated.

It's #AntiBullying and active #SuicidePrevention.

I'm not really buying why they claim they wanted it removed from the shelves: my conclusion was that they were motivated by #homophobia.

#BannedBooks
#BookBans

#SuellaBraverman #comments #condemned by #UN #refugee #agency.

The UNHCR, in a statement issued shortly after Braverman's speech, said there is no need for reform “or more restrictive interpretation, but for stronger and more consistent application of the convention and its underlying principle of responsibility-sharing”.

#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #UK #Tories #TERFS #Immigration #PoliticalAsylum #Hate #Bigotry #Discrimination #Genocide #Homophobia #Transphobia https://www.thenational.scot/news/23815997.suella-braverman-comments-condemned-un-refugee-agency/

"Books with LGBTQ characters that were taken off the shelves include The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Being Jazz by Jazz Jennings, Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult, Scythe by Neal Schusterman, and Attack on Titan by Ryo Suzukaze.

Popular Information asked the Charlotte County school district to respond to this discovery. The school district did not do so.

#Florida #BookBans #education #LGBTQ #homophobia #Republicans
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Yesterday, Popular Information reported on a directive by school superintendent Mark Vianello to remove all books with LGBTQ characters from libraries in Charlotte County, Florida, schools.

After this report was published, a spokesperson for the school system contacted Popular Information and stated that these books were removed only from K-8 schools, not high schools.

But as Judd Legum reports,

#Florida #BookBans #education #LGBTQ #homophobia #Republicans
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https://popular.info/p/update-unraveling-whats-really-happening

HarriettMB.
5 days ago

Seems Suella is about as popular as a bucket of cold sick, even with some in her own party.. #tory #misogyny #racism #homophobia https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/suella-braverman-asylum-speech-gay-b2418678.html

From @ErinInTheMorn:

Pundits bleat about “polarization" as the problem while brown shirts are on the march.

Yet Another Elementary School Targeted With Bomb Threats After Libs Of TikTok Post https://www.erininthemorning.com/p/yet-another-elementary-school-targeted

#fascism #homophobia #transphobia

From @ErinInTheMorn:

Pure fascist Calvinball. "The law is whatever we want it to be.”

Texas Anti-Abortion Judge Suggests Drag Is “Sexualized,” Allows Ban https://www.erininthemorning.com/p/texas-anti-abortion-judge-suggests

#fascism #homophobia #transphobia

5 days ago

Yvette Cooper says #Braverman has "so totally lost grip of the asylum crisis at home, that she is choosing to target and lash out at LGBT+ people to distract from her failures instead".

Cooper says LGBT people make up 2% of UK asylum applications (BBC checked - 1.5% of asylum claims last year included sexual orientation as part of the basis of the claim)

But of course #homophobia makes up way more than 2% of the electoral appeal of #toriesOut
#dogWhistle

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-politics-66922119

MikeDunnAuthor
5 days ago

California Governor Newsom signs bill that will punish school districts that ban books based on their inclusion of the experiences of bipoc and lgtbq people.

https://calmatters.org/explainers/new-california-laws/#752908b9-3f74-4fa9-ac74-9f27fea4ec3b

#censorship #FreeSpeech #lgbtq #racism #homophobia #transphobia #schools #children #TransRightsAreHumanRights

Demonizing migrants is a central imperative of the political right globally. Suella Braverman is skilled at this. By pointing the finger at women and LGBTQ people who state that they are in danger and need to migrate to protect themselves and even save their lives, she elicits fear of hoardes of migrants overwhelming other countries, and implies that these migrants have slim reasons for migrating.

#Braverman #homophobia #misogyny #migrants

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/sep/26/appeal-to-lgbtq-tories-to-condemn-suella-braverman-over-gay-persecution-comments

As Judd Legum reports, the superintendent of the Charlotte County, Florida, public school system, Mark Vianello, has ordered schools in the district to remove all books with LGBTQ characters or themes from school and classroom libraries. This ban is not directed to books considered to have sexual material — it's a ban of any book that has a character who is LGBTQ.

#Florida #BookBans #LGBTQ #homophobia #transphobia #Republicans #education

https://popular.info/p/florida-school-district-orders-librarians

hesgen
6 days ago

"Anti-gay discrimination not qualification for asylum, says Suella Braverman"

The stomach-churning awfulness of Braverman is something that no one should have to behold. What a nasty specimen of humanity she is.

#SuellaBraverman #asylum #homophobia #gay

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-66919416

HarriettMB.
6 days ago

Braverman is a truly unfit person for public office. She has zero empathy, compassion or humanity. Here she is showing the world how distrustful she is, and showing the world how low the UK has sunk. #braverman #ToryCriminalsUnfitToGovern #homophobia #misogony
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-66919416

As someone shoved to the margins of the Catholic church — and content to be there — I say, when I look at men like Paul Gosar (and Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Leonard Leo, Greg Abbott, Ron DeSantis, and countless others):

The US Catholic church needs to own what it's doing to democracy via its right-wing members.

Someone catechized these folks. Who did so?

#Gosar #homophobia #Trump #Milley #Catholics

https://www.thedailybeast.com/rep-paul-gosars-homophobic-rant-on-mark-milley-is-derangedeven-for-him

6 days ago

@AnthonyFStevens @OliverNoble

Swing which way?

Is this more casual #homophobia?

#Centrism
#Starmer

Ned Yeung
1 week ago

Anti-Diversity and Anti-Inclusion is HATE. I will say it as many times as necessary.

For those who aren't paying attention, the reason it needs to be said is that strong political forces in Canada are trying to change the meaning of anti-diversity and anti-inclusion to "saving" and "protecting". NOBODY is ever saved or protected by teaching them to hate. PERIOD.

Nobody is ever made safer by putting marginalized people in danger.

#abpoli #cdnpoli #racism #homophobia #TransRightsAreHumanRights

Bold white text on a black background reads: Anti-Diversity and Anti-Inclusion is HATE. I will say it as many times as necessary.

This story of Catholic priests in Germany blessing same-sex couples in defiance of church officials reminds me of something another German priest told me some years back. He said,

"We bless fields, water, food, dogs, cats, rabbits, tractors, guns, ships.

But we are not allowed to bless two men or two women who love each other."

The Catholic church remains in its institutional form, sad to say, a bastion of patriarchal homophobia.

#Catholics #LGBTQ #homophobia

https://www.inquirer.com/news/nation-world/catholic-priests-germany-same-sex-ceremony-20230920.html

Sex Ed for Bi Guys :heart_bi:
1 week ago

Trudeau said #BIPHOBIA along with #homophobia and #transphobia in a tweet, and apparently the #gay and #lesbian birdsite is having a fit. Or at least the biphobes among them are. Yet I'm not seeing the rest crawl out of the woodwork to tell them that biphobia is real and wrecks lives.

Texas Observer Lives!
2 weeks ago

Hermajestie the Hung told us, “I was given spaces to explore the real me, not the me that I had to be in order to stay alive. #Drag is so healing.”

In Digital Editor Kit @oconnell's #Culture feature from our magazine, the performers of #Austin celebrate their art in defiance of persecution: https://www.texasobserver.org/austin-drag-queens-defy-ban/

(📸 #Photography by Cindy Elizabeth, with Kit O'Connell)
#culture #DragQueens #trans #transgender #transphobia #politics #USpol #gender #homophobia #LGBTQIA+ #dance

Ray Ray Topaz, an older Black drag queen who looks like Tina Turner, performs in a black outfit with pink and black jacket, standing with her arms spread wide behind her proudly, the microphone in one hand. The sign language interpreter stands to one side.
Hernajestie the Hung, a muscular, skinny Black drag queen in a sea green mermaid costume, makes an elegant gesture while holding an oversized prop fork. Her hair features bright red braids and shaved sides.
A Black woman with a very tall up-do and big hoop earrings, wearing a leopard print coat. She's holding a blue costume bra top in her hands as she stands in a backstage area.
An older Black drag queen, who looks like Tina Turner, adjusts her black wig with her hands, as she looks at herself in a lit backstage mirror decorated with a garland of pink fake flowers. Her lips are pursed and her eyebrows drawn in perfect arches.

“The Trump years unleashed the willingness of many who call themselves Christian to lie about all manner of things if it meant achieving their goals, one of which seems to be the eradication of queer people, especially if they’re people of color, poor, old, disabled and disenfranchised.”

#evangelicals #churches #WhiteChristianNationalism #LGBTQ #homophobia #Trump
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“The church has no problem telling lies if it works to advance their political ambitions, and we see now the extent of Christian nationalist desire for a theocracy rooted in white supremacist, patriarchal values which have nothing to do with the gospel and everything to do with power."

~ Susan Shaw

#evangelicals #churches #WhiteChristianNationalism #LGBTQ #homophobia
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https://baptistnews.com/article/at-awab-lecture-susan-shaw-lays-out-10-lies-christians-tell-about-queer-people/

T. T. Perry
3 weeks ago

#BookReview: Circumcision Scar: My Foreskin Restoration, Neonatal Circumcision Memories and How Christian Doctors Duped a Nation (2020) by Jay J. Jackson

Reviewed by Tim Hammond for Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health (2021)
https://www.proquest.com/docview/2596975784

Long-time gay rights activist Tim Hammond connects cultural fears of the intact penis with homophobia within this review of Jay Jackson's intensely personal book.

#Circumcision #LGBTQ #Homophobia #Autonomy #BodilyAutonomy

As a gay man myself, I'm hopeful that politically aware LGBTI readers will recognize the intersectionality of homophobia and prepucephobia (fear of foreskin) that underpin the historical and ongoing desire by certain societies to defy nature and attempt to eradicate both of these human characteristics, as well as the parallels between gay rights and children's rights when it comes to the oppressive forces of medicine and religion over our bodies, our sexuality, and our lives. In this respect, Jackson skillfully argues why true gender equality can never be achieved until society respects the genital autonomy of all children-regardless of sex or gender-and asks, "How do women reconcile asking people to support their right to dictate what happens to their own bodies, then turn around and deny their own sons the same liberty?" (p. 116). He continues with the powerful assertion that, "Once equality stops being a two-way street it stops being equality" (p. 108).

If #Alabama #officials can somehow identify them, these people need to be #banned for #life.

"#Racism and #homophobia are sadly the go-to #slurs from a certain group of #ugly #people who have #hate in their #hearts and can get #workedup over a #football #game whose #outcome they had zero involvement in."

‘Nobody is #safe in #Chechnya’: #Life of #torture #survivor accused of being #gay at risk, #activists say.

He fled Chechnya to Armenia after being jailed, beaten and electrocuted by #police accusing him of being #gay. Now, a #campaign is calling on the country to ensure he isn’t #extradited back to #Russia on spurious charges.

#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Armenia #Russia #Chechnya #Hate #Bigotry #Violence #Genocide #Discrimination #Homophobia #Transphobia

https://www.thepinknews.com/2023/09/10/chechnya-russia-torture-salman-mukaev-extradite-armenia/

Beau of the Fifth Column comments on the warrning Canada's Global Affairs department has just issued to LGBTQ+ Canadians about the possible hazards they may encounter if they travel to the US.

Beau's summation: "How embarrassing." He focuses his commentary on Florida: How embarrassing that some Americans are now choosing to represent the US as a dangerous place for members of minority communities.

#Florida #antisemitism #NeoNazi #homophobia #LGBTQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riwD6hg29Uo
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"Groups of neo-Nazis and white supremacists spread antisemitic, white supremacist and anti-LGBTQ messages outside Disney World and in the nearby Orlando, Florida, area Saturday in the latest examples of rising antisemitism in the U.S., officials said."

~ Julianne McShane

#Florida #antisemitism #NeoNazi #homophobia #LGBTQ #Disney
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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/neo-nazi-groups-spew-hate-disney-world-orlando-officials-say-rcna103186