Take Action: Biola University Professor Equates Being LGBTQ to Being Racist, Students Demand Apology
GLAAD picked up on this and interviewed the friend of mine who started the petition! AWESOME! :D
In the 1960s and 1970s, queer liberation (what we now call “LGBT equality”) was seen by its advocates as an all-inclusive movement intrinsically bound to other social justice movements: there could be no justice for queer people without justice for people of color, women, workers, those in other nations, etc. Accordingly, queer activists worked hard to build coalitions with all those determined to fight for justice.
Nowadays, the LGBT movement does more branding than coalition building.
Steven W. Thrasher, who has been nationally recognized for his LGBT journalism, called out national LGBT nonprofits and advocates, colloquially referred to by some as the glitter industrial complex, in a Gawker article, contending that the LGBT activists and nonprofits “have been bought, paid-for and sold to the highest bidder.”
It’s true: corporate America runs the LGBT movement, or at least the part of the LGBT movement that gets press time and donors. Their sponsorship keeps the LGBT movement from addressing the issues that matter most for the LGBT community and beyond.
Thrasher highlights that many of the biggest donors to the Human Rights Campaign, the multi-million dollar nonprofit that receives the bulk of donations for LGBT issues, are drone manufacturers. These donors profit off of the United States’ use of drones to kill civilians, including children, with little oversight or accountability. Drone manufacturers are far from the only ethically dark gray to black donors to LGBT advocacy organizations: a brief perusal of any major LGBT organization’s list of donors reveals that corporate black hats like Bank of America, BP, Coke, and Nike all provide major cash to LGBT nonprofits.
… Progress for queer people means nothing if it comes at the expense of others also marginalized and fighting for justice. Gay advocacy paid for by companies that poison the land, treat their workers unfairly, and assist in the killing of children from other nations is worthless in the long run. If we truly want a world where LGBT people are equal, we have to recognize that such equality is contingent upon justice for all people.
Not when health care is provided to every same-sex couple, but where health care is accessible to all; not when violent homophobia is eliminated, but when violence based on hatred of any group is eliminated. It might sound Utopian, and it might not be achieved through high profile fund raising dinners. But the alternative, inequality and corporate exploitation draped in a pride flag, is neither progressive nor equal.
‘Heather Has 2 Cigarettes’, ‘Daddy’s Roommate Has Lung Cancer’, and this lady has no business making antigay videos.
Treat Question Trick Answer: The Largest LGBT (ACTUALLY, JUST LG--it's HRC) Donors Are Drone Manufacturers
In the 1960s and 1970s, queer liberation (what we now call “LGBT equality”) was seen by its advocates as an all-inclusive movement intrinsically bound to other social justice movements: there could be no justice for…
It’s that time of year again when Linda Harvey of Mission America attacks and vilifiesthe Day of Silence, this time arguing in her radio bulletin that the anti-bullying event actually bullies Christian and promotes “an abomination,” beseeching parents and grandparents to “keep kids home that day if the Day of Silence is going to be a big deal in that school.”
Read Harvey’s horse shit.
John Paulk, the former chairman of Exodus International, has apologized for saying religion will cure homosexuality
TW: child abuse, murder, anti-gay bigotry
Game ranger course ‘general’ is on trial for murder, child abuse, neglect and allegedly forced teen to eat his own faeces…
LISTEN: New round of robo calls features Meeks targeting IL House Black Caucus on gay marriage - Sun-Times Politics
Sun-Times file Fearing the same sex marriage bill could be called for a vote in the Illinois House soon, African-American Clergy Coalition (AACC) today launched another round of Robo Calls featuring a 40-second message from…
The Boy Scouts propose admitting gay scouts but banning gay adults because of some explained decision to stick with so-called traditional values.
National Organization for Marriage: It's "Absurd" To Let The States Decide On Marriage Equality For Themselves (audio)
From the April 9 edition of Lutheran Public Radio’s Issues, Etc.
We want your happiness. And you’re entitled to friendship.
US radio host: Beware of plan to ‘homosexualize the Scouts’ through ‘boy-on-boy homosexual promotion’
A US radio host has spoken out against the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) recent announcement that it may lift its ban on gay members, but retain its ban on gay scout leaders, to say it would be “dangerous”, and would “homosexualize” the organisation.
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Project Queer: I do not feel like engaging with this person anymore. Even after I ended up sending them sources for Steinem’s transphobia and transmisogyny, they just ignored them and continued to call me ignorant.
If you are comfortable, feel free to send them more sources or comment here on tumblr with sources or input. I am not engaging them anymore.
P.S. Their ‘website’ link does not work.