June 1, 2013
Ukraine's gays fear coming out of the closet

Key Quotes:

On Saturday, journalists arrived to witness ranks of riot police and special forces surrounding a group of around 50 LGBT activists, keeping a vocal mob of Orthodox Christian protesters at bay, as they gathered in the shadow of the monument to famous Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. The Orthodox protesters waved banners with expressions such as “Kiev is not Sodom” and “Gays bring AIDS to Ukraine”.

The parade was intermittently interrupted when some religious protesters disguised as press lunged at activists, attempting to rip banners and placards. According to the police, 13 arrests were made. After one hour, activists were evacuated from the area, changing their clothes and switching modes of transport multiple times to avoid any revenge attacks.

……

Over a bowl of borscht in a central Kiev restaurant, Yuriy Noievyj, a Svoboda deputy for the Kiev region, argued that the party was trying to fight against extremism it sees as imposed by the European Union in trying to get Ukraine to recognise same-sex marriages.

"I ask only one question – where is the democracy in this campaign against Ukraine’s traditional values? Now it seems that if you are a Christian, you are an extremist. Does this mean that democracy is now liberalism?"

Noievyj echoed concerns which were voiced by the anti-LGBT groups present at the gay pride march. The occasion, he said, was forced on Ukrainian society by international interests.

"All of these participants were from abroad, they were very few and guarded by thousands of police because of pressure from lobby groups from the West. And most of the police hate faggots."

March 10, 2013
tranqualizer:

[photo: stenciled into concreate is text that reads, “compañer@, i know that you are hurting but you are still alive. you will survive and together we will dismantle the systems that broke our hearts.” next to the text is a fist coming out of a broken heart that has on it, “racism, poverty, rape, war, homophobia, sexism, borders, STDs”]
andyouhavetogivethemhope:

THIS

tranqualizer:

[photo: stenciled into concreate is text that reads, “compañer@, i know that you are hurting but you are still alive. you will survive and together we will dismantle the systems that broke our hearts.” next to the text is a fist coming out of a broken heart that has on it, “racism, poverty, rape, war, homophobia, sexism, borders, STDs”]

andyouhavetogivethemhope:

THIS

(Source: apaxicana, via fuckyeahmarxismleninism)

February 14, 2013
call-me-j:


03/07: Stonewall
What if they hadn’t fought back that night?
It scares me wondering what society would be like today, in regards to the LGBT community, had that night not have happened…
They’re heroes.
This just goes to show that no change will be made unless someone takes a stand, puts their foot down and says,
“I’ve had enough.”

call-me-j:

03/07: Stonewall

What if they hadn’t fought back that night?

It scares me wondering what society would be like today, in regards to the LGBT community, had that night not have happened…

They’re heroes.

This just goes to show that no change will be made unless someone takes a stand, puts their foot down and says,

“I’ve had enough.”

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

February 13, 2013
tranifesto:


mural of some of the Oakland folks killed by police @rca
(work in progress)

tranifesto:

mural of some of the Oakland folks killed by police @rca

(work in progress)

(via amodernmanifesto)

February 10, 2013
fuckyeahanarchistbanners:

nycsapphistry:

Peter Staley, hanging an Act Up banner at the Food and Drug Administration headquarters in Rockville, Md., in 1988.

Silence = Death

fuckyeahanarchistbanners:

nycsapphistry:

Peter Staley, hanging an Act Up banner at the Food and Drug Administration headquarters in Rockville, Md., in 1988.

Silence = Death

(via anarcho-queer)

January 31, 2013
mathanielfitch:

that awkward moment when your reputation is so bad that the KKK has to release a statement saying they want nothing to do with you.

mathanielfitch:

that awkward moment when your reputation is so bad that the KKK has to release a statement saying they want nothing to do with you.

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

October 26, 2012
Members of Extremist Church In North Carolina Imprisoned And Assualted Gay Man To 'Cure' Him

anarcho-queer:

Four members of a church in North Carolina have been charged with false imprisonment over allegations that they held a young gay man against his will.

According to WLOS News 13, 21-year-old Michael Lowry is pursuing charges against Word of Faith Fellowship Church in Spindale, North Carolina.

Since his birth, Lowry and his parents have been members of the church.

Faith in America, a group which campaigns against religious extremism, is calling on the FBI to investigate the case.

They believe it is a clear example of an “extreme” hate crime under federal hate crime laws.

Lowry claims he was confined against his will in a building on church property and subjected to repeated assaults in an attempt to “cure” him of his sexuality.

He also was subjected to “supervised” bathroom visits because church leaders feared he might be masturbating.

In a statement, Faith in America Executive Director Brent Childers said:

In my six years of working to educate people about the harm caused to gay and lesbian people by religion-based bigotry, this is the most disturbing story I have encountered. This young man has had to flee his family and his community with little more than a few personal belongings. He feels he has been exiled, shunned, humiliated and denied the pursuit of happiness that most young people would be enjoying at his age”.

Mr Childers added: “No church should be allowed to subject its members to physical, emotional, and psychological abuse because of a church’s views on sexual orientation.

A former pastor of the church is denying the allegations.

August 30, 2012
Russia Bans Moscow Gay Pride Celebrations For 100 Years

sinidentidades:

International lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates are crying foul after a top court ruled to uphold a ban on Pride marches in Moscow for the next 100 years.

As the BBC reports, the ruling came after Russia’s best-known LGBT rights activist, Nikolai Alexeyev, had sought to overturn the city council’s ban on Pride festivities. According to the ruling, the earliest that a Pride march, rally or celebration can take place in May 2112, Pink News notes.

Still, Alexeyev vowed to continue the fight. “We will appeal against the actions taken by the Russian authorities, which have banned gay pride parades in Moscow for the next 100 years, in the European Court of Human Rights in the nearest future,” he was quoted by Interfax as saying. “Thus, we will get the invalidation of the bans not only on past, but also future gay pride parades in the Russian capital.”

(via amodernmanifesto)

August 1, 2012
Chick-fil-A appreciation day brings huge crowds to fast-food chain

Disgusted by this fucking country.  Wait till the presidential elections.  You’ll see.  Be a raging, blatant bigot, and a good 40 some percent (if not more) of the nation will rally around you.

I know a lot of amazing people in the US.  But this nation is home to some of the most ignorant, vile people I have ever had the misfortune of walking past on the street. 

April 16, 2012
Yeah.  I am sure they are investigating real hard….
occupyallstreets:

Boston Police Investigating Officer’s For Choking A Gay Protester
Boston Police is investigating its officers’ response to rowdy duel protests at the Boston Common on Sunday, Tax Day, after a photo surfaced showing “a city officer with his hand around a protester’s neck.” As Daily Kos’ Scott Wooledge reports, the Tea Party-organized event was co-sponsored by the vehemently anti-gay MassResistance and featured Scott Lively, “professional worldwide hunter of homosexuals and top proponent of ‘gay cure’” and a proponent of Uganda’s infamous ‘kill gays’ legislation.
As counter-protesters — including Occupy Boston Queer and Trans Direct Action Working Group — expressed their opposition to Lively’s participation, one of the speakers said from the podium, broadcast across the loud speakers at the Commons, “We will not be silenced by faggots.” Read a first-hand account from the protester roughed up in the picture at Back2Stonewall.
Source

Yeah.  I am sure they are investigating real hard….

occupyallstreets:

Boston Police Investigating Officer’s For Choking A Gay Protester

Boston Police is investigating its officers’ response to rowdy duel protests at the Boston Common on Sunday, Tax Day, after a photo surfaced showing “a city officer with his hand around a protester’s neck.” As Daily Kos’ Scott Wooledge reports, the Tea Party-organized event was co-sponsored by the vehemently anti-gay MassResistance and featured Scott Lively, “professional worldwide hunter of homosexuals and top proponent of ‘gay cure’” and a proponent of Uganda’s infamous ‘kill gays’ legislation.

As counter-protesters — including Occupy Boston Queer and Trans Direct Action Working Group — expressed their opposition to Lively’s participation, one of the speakers said from the podium, broadcast across the loud speakers at the Commons, “We will not be silenced by faggots.” Read a first-hand account from the protester roughed up in the picture at Back2Stonewall.

Source

(via anarcho-queer)

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