This is a queer affirming blog. Its purpose is to promote a positive image of people who identify as LGBT, promote LGBT activism, present methods to combat bullying and harassment, and provide resources and supporting information for the same.
Every gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex, genderqueer, pansexual, pomosexual, asexual, queer, questioning and allied human being on Planet Earth are welcome to join forces in the OccupyEquality group. Please INVITE people to join the group as everyone has the right to be asked to join. We will write the LGBTQ Declaration of Unconditional Constitutional Equality here to make sure that all of the rights being denied to us are defined by us. Occupy Wall Street General Assembly included LGBT rights but the human rights being denied to us were not spelled out. Let’s spell them out and then join forces with the entire Occupy Revolution.
Taking total responsibility for our own equality OccupyEquality takes back the LGBTQ equality revolution from the overpaid fractured Gay.Inc industry. OccupyEquality joins forces with the Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Together revolution because the corporate dictatorship needs to be stopped by us all.
LGBTQ citizens are up against a more dangerous corporate industrial complex - the heterosupremacist tyrannical theocRAT KILL GAYS corporate cults. They are given free gay bashing violence inciting blood money begging bully pulpits on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The result of their gay bashing propaganda are dead children, women and men on every continent. They bribe politicians to vote against the constitutional rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender citizens. They include National Organization for Marriage (Inequality) & all their affiliated cults, Family Research Council, American Family Association, Alliance Defense Fund and many more listed under People For American Way “Right Wing Watch” http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/right-wing-organizations
LGBT (also GLBT) and variations are initialisms used to refer collectively to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer-identified people. Variations that are sometimes used include—but are not limited to—adding “Q” for queer or questioning, “I” for intersex, or “S” (or “A”) for straight allies. While LGBT is often used as a short way to refer to the various LGBT demographic groups, LGBT individuals themselves usually identify by other labels (such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer), or by no label at all.
Around the world, government policies regarding LGBT people range from the death penalty for sexual acts to civil marriages or partnerships for same-sex couples. Living conditions around the world also range from near-unanimous acceptance of public displays of affection to total discrimination in all areas such as housing or employment.
“Finally, the discriminatory policy of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone. Gays and lesbians now can serve their country openly in the armed forces. My prediction: there will be a tiny number of well-publicized problems here and there, but for the most part, nothing will happen, and in a few years we will be wondering what the fuss was all about, and the bigots and zealots will have to find a new group to demonize.
Next on the agenda, the equally discriminatory gay marriage bans. It will take a few years, but that huge obstacle to the full enfranchisement of gays and lesbians will fall, as well, with the same result. The earth will not open and swallow us all. A giant meteor will not obliterate the planet in retribution. The institution of marriage will not crumble (any more than it already has, but that’s another story, having nothing whatever to do with homosexuality). The nation will continue to lurch along as it has; the world will not end.
But for now, let us welcome the end of a bad policy and celebrate our otherwise dysfunctional political system for getting at least one thing right this year.”
“I don’t mind if you’re straight. Just don’t flaunt it in public.”
“When are you going to tell your parents that you’re straight?”
“So, when exactly did you decide to be straight?”
ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE is an initiative of the Minus18 Queer Youth Events Team with support from International Day Against Homophobia and the Victorian Police Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officers.
Minus18 is the LARGEST melbourne hangout for gay teens who want to have a sweet time and meet others just like them. We run dance parties, social events, workshops and tons more. The guys and girls who run Minus18 are young too, so we’re totally cool.