It never ceases to amaze me, at all the constant and never ending homophobic rhetoric, with blatant lies included, from the extreme religious right pointed toward the LBGT community. I’ve read, and I believe many of you have read, many a post (not just from here and me) shrieking at the end, that we need to get involved and do something about it. And as I was rolling around that thought, I ran across this today…
Herald Weekend Post
Okay, you may be thinking that newspapers have been publishing images of gay weddings for quite some time now. You can see it in the New York Times, the Denver post, and the Washington Inquire…but this newspaper is based out of Africa. As many of us know Uganda passed the Anti-Homosexuality bill not that long ago and there is a rising tide of anti-gay sentiment in Africa. But the Herald Weekend Post in Port Elizabeth, South Africa has recently featured a gay couple Case van der Touw, and Shaun Luyt, on the cover. The publication received a large amount of backlash and hate, below are just a few messages they received.
A lot of straight people have a blurred vision of what gay people are all about, and coming from a small midwest city, as I do, where it’s very apparent, even at the university, where the language of diversity is often spoke, so many people are just unaware. Moving along, I ran across an article, which can answer some of the questions, when a straight person wants to impress his gay friends of how much he knows of the LBGT community.
The Democratic Party is embarking on a national campaign of making it easier to vote and bolster access to this most fundamental American right. Click the link below and check out the video!
Finally, something I can agree with the governor on. Last night Jan Brewer vetoed SB 1062, of which she had been avoiding for the last several days. Now, I do question whether it was her moral conscience or more likely the tremendous outside pressure she was under, to do what she did, as was blogged by Nate two days ago. Regardless of the circumstances, on this particular issue, she did stand out, make a choice, and did excel.
For more on this topic, you can go to Politico
It’s not often I come across a word that I’ve never heard or seen before. I’m a little bit of a wordsmith and I have been all of my life. Studying the vocabulary words for the SAT in high school was one of the most fun things I’ve ever done in my life. I liked Scrabble a lot when I was growing up too. Anyway, I came across a word yesterday that I had to stop and take note of because I’d never seen it before. The word was serodiscordant. I looked up on Dictionary.com and this is what I found…