Friday, May 31, 2013

The reason why rapists are not castrated

Obama Issues Pride 2013 Proclamation



                                                                           A Proclamation


For more than two centuries, our Nation has struggled to transform the ideals of liberty and equality from founding promise into lasting reality. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans and their allies have been hard at work on the next great chapter of that history -- from the patrons of The Stonewall Inn who sparked a movement to service members who can finally be honest about who they love to brave young people who come out and speak out every day. This year, we celebrate LGBT Pride Month at a moment of great hope and progress, recognizing that more needs to be done.

Support for LGBT equality is growing, led by a generation which understands that, in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." In the past year, for the first time, voters in multiple States affirmed marriage equality for same-sex couples. State and local governments have taken important steps to provide much-needed protections for transgender Americans.

My Administration is a proud partner in the journey toward LGBT equality. We extended hate crimes protections to include attacks based on sexual orientation or gender identity and repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." We lifted the HIV entry ban and ensured hospital visitation rights for LGBT patients. Together, we have investigated and addressed pervasive bullying faced by LGBT students, prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Federal housing, and extended benefits for same-sex domestic partners. Earlier this year, I signed a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in the implementation of any VAWA-funded program.

And because LGBT rights are human rights, my Administration is implementing the first-ever Federal strategy to advance equality for LGBT people around the world. We have witnessed real and lasting change, but our work is not complete. I continue to support a fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act, as well as the Respect for Marriage Act. My Administration continues to implement the Affordable Care Act, which beginning in 2014, prohibits insurers from denying coverage to consumers based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, as well as the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which addresses the disparate impact of the HIV epidemic among certain LGBT sub-communities.

We have a long way to go, but if we continue on this path together, I am confident that one day soon, from coast to coast, all of our young people will look to the future with the same sense of promise and possibility. I am confident because I have seen the talent, passion, and commitment of LGBT advocates and their allies, and I know that when voices are joined in common purpose, they cannot be stopped.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2013 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh. - Barack Obama.

Megyn Kelly takes on sexism



I see it but don't fucking believe it. Ms. Kelly grew a brain and took on these patriarchal intellectual cavemen. I'm impressed.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Monday, May 27, 2013

Shirtlifter


Shirtlifter is a dark series of graphic gay novels that I think most of us can relate to. Created by brilliant author and artist Steve Macisaac with contributions by Justin Hall, ILYA, & fuzzbelly, the stories are well-written, brutally honest, and unapologetic. 

Available in digital format in the Apple iTunes Store. So for those of us that are tablet users, this is a must have. I'm not sure about the google play store for Android users though. If the series is not, don't sweat it. It soon will be.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

An idea for all social network apps

suggestion idea to all social app developers : permanent blocking of an individual where no option of unblocking available nor even a list to see who's been blocked not even a list of names nor user id's. in order to speak to that person again would mean a user would have to delete their profile and subsequently create a new one.

Friday, May 17, 2013

The men of AIDS/LifeCycle Team

“This project began months ago, when we decided the best way to support our friends in this year’s AIDS/LifeCycle would be shooting portraits they could use as a promotional tool for their fundraising goals. We started out by shooting only 4 of our close friends, but soon after decided the series would have a greater impact if we included more of the New Bear Republic team. Through the shoots we’ve met a whole new group of friends, and their individual stories have helped crystallize why we got involved in the first place. The individual photos became the “Reason I Ride” campaign, and eventually, with the addition of each rider’s and roadie’s testimonial, the book you can order here” :http://goo.gl/WLbdB.


Friday, May 10, 2013

burdensome regulations versus job creators

Next time someone tells you government safety regulations are "burdensome" to job creators, remind them that this is what would happen if they were able to get away with no regulations : 1000 dead in Bangladesh.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May is masturbation month. Celebrate accordingly.




quote from Bill Maher

“Now I want you teabaggers out there to understand one thing. While you idolize the Founding Fathers and dress up like them and smell like them, I think it’s pretty clear that the Founding Fathers would’ve hated your guts. And what’s more, you would’ve hated them! They were everything you despise. They studied science, read Plato, hung out in Paris, and thought the Bible was mostly bullshit. And yet, here is a popular painting in wingnut America.” - Bill Maher