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Limbaugh: Liberals pushing LGBT rights to ‘normalize pedophilia’ | The Raw Story

Limbaugh: Liberals pushing LGBT rights to ‘normalize pedophilia’ | The Raw Story | LGBTQ | Scoop.it
RT @GormleyVinny: http://t.co/yAFfyJDt Limbaugh: Liberals push LBGT rights to "normalize" pedophilia Really Rush?
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Limbaugh increases his job security by speaking to the fears of conservatives who (a) strongly dislike liberals, (b) think homosexuality will lead to the destruction of humankind, and (c) categorize homosexuality with all other sexual variations outside of "traditional" marriage between one woman and one man.

 

It's easy to allow anger increase towards this man and those who agree with him.  But, what would be the purpose of stewing with anger?

 

Instead, I want to practice my beliefs and offer forgiveness to those who think negatively about liberals and the LGBTQ community.  Personally, I forgive Mr. Limbaugh for equating my being a lesbian to the possibility of my becoming a pedophile.  As someone who was molested by two heterosexual men, I forgive those in the straight community for allowing conservative spokespersons to not tell the whole story.  I forgive "the pillars of a moral society" for implying debauchery and its consequences are the direct result of the LGBTQ community's actions and the liberals permissiveness.

 

In all sincerity, I hope both sides of the political spectrum will set aside personal agendas, and find ways to work together.  Imagine if the blame game turned into the "let's all work together" mission for the betterment of society.

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“Same-Sex” Marriage Legislation: What’s at Stake? | Crisis Magazine

“Same-Sex” Marriage Legislation: What’s at Stake? | Crisis Magazine | LGBTQ | Scoop.it
At the beginning of the New Year, 2013, a law is being proposed in the General Assembly to change the legal definition of marriage in Illinois to accommodate those of the same sex who wish to “marry” one another.  In (“Same-Sex”...
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I don't understand the purpose of getting married if the Federal Government does not recognize same-sex marriages. However, if the tactic to win Fed Gov recognition involves a game of Chess or Risk by getting as many states pro-marriage equality as possible, then I can see the purpose of individual states legalizing same-sex marriage.

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Inside Nigeria's secret gay club

Inside Nigeria's secret gay club | LGBTQ | Scoop.it
The BBC's Tomi Oladipo visits a secret club for gay Nigerians, who are living in fear as lawmakers consider a bill which would ban such gatherings, along with same-sex weddings.
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It's hard for my generation and those following to imagine legalized death sentence for simply being gay.  Yes, there have been tragic murders and suicides in the U.S. in our life time, but those were isolated and not sanctioned by our government.  Yes homophobia and hatred towards our community exists, making it impossible to live openly in certain areas of our country.  However, there are more safe places than none.

 

Prior to Stonewall and the complete elimination of sodomy laws, our community not only feared hate crimes, but also arrest and prosecution from permitted under state laws.

 

My generation and those following owe a debt of thankfulness to the ones who fought for our freedom.  How can we "pay it forward" to the LGBT community in places like Nigeria that has sanctioned the death penalty?

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Craigslist sperm donor forced to pay child support to lesbian couple despite giving up parental rights to daughter before birth

Craigslist sperm donor forced to pay child support to lesbian couple despite giving up parental rights to daughter before birth | LGBTQ | Scoop.it
Kansas couple Angela Bauer, 40, and partner Jennifer Schreiner, 34, (pictured right) placed an ad on Craigslist three years ago for a donor which was answered by William Marotta. (Incredible.
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The title of this article almost implies that the lesbian couple is somehow involved with seeking child support.  It's not them, but the welfare department due to a regulation that requires a doctor to be involved in the insemination process.


This is a scary thought: the lawyer involved in this case "argued in court documents that if a donor is free of parental responsibility only when a doctor performs an insemination, 'then any woman in Kansas could have sperm donations shipped to her house, inseminate herself without a licensed physician and seek out the donor for financial support because her actions made him a father, not a sperm donor."



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Homophobia in 2012: The Year As Told Through Tweets

2012 was a revolutionary year for LGBT people. While there was a ton of victories, we also saw a ton of homophobia in politics, entertainment, the media, politics, and of course, from the average Twitter user.
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I hope those who fueled homophobia during this (soon to be) last year will have their hearts and minds opened to becoming reconciled with those they've alienated.

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Obama Urges Illinois State Lawmakers To Approve Gay Marriage

Obama Urges Illinois State Lawmakers To Approve Gay Marriage | LGBTQ | Scoop.it
Ahead of a vote that could come early next month, President Barack Obama is pushing for lawmakers in his home state of Illinois to legalize gay marriage.
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... I appreciate Pres. Obama's support of same-sex marriage and equal rights. What's your opinion on this?

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The Top 18 LGBTQ OMG Facts

The Top 18 LGBTQ OMG Facts | LGBTQ | Scoop.it
Click here to read more... (RT @OMGFacts: The Top 18 LGBTQ OMG Facts --> http://t.co/OJB2CXec)
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... the world would be lost without us!

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Why Is the Pentagon Blocking LGBT and Progressive Websites?

Why Is the Pentagon Blocking LGBT and Progressive Websites? | LGBTQ | Scoop.it
Service members can read all the Rush Limbaugh they want…but not Daily Kos. What gives? (RT @MotherJones: Why is the Pentagon blocking @dailykos & @OutServeSLDN, but not anti-gay rights groups?
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My life does not deserve a NSFW adult content rating,  Issues affecting my community should not be censored simply because of certain keywords used to identify the LGBTQ community. 

 

LGBTQ DOES NOT = NSFW.  Our community is not based on sex, even though we are a segment of society differentiated according to our orientation.  We are no different than the heterosexual community in terms of basic needs, desires, and concerns.  Yes, there are extremes.  Both communities have their extremes.  Regardless of straight or same-sex, x-rated material should not be allowed in the workplace.

 

Blocking and segregating websites based on conservative vs. liberal, pro-traditional family vs. marriage equality, are common practices everywhere, not just the Pentagon.  Check out the social media site StumbleUpon.  Anyting related to the LGBTQ community, no matter the content, is automatically labeled as NSFW adult content.

 

If we want big changes, then we need to take small steps by dealing with how LGBTQ appears on the internet.

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CA Boy Scouts Defy Ban, Approve Eagle Badge For Gay Scout

CA Boy Scouts Defy Ban, Approve Eagle Badge For Gay Scout | LGBTQ | Scoop.it
The Boy Scouts in Mount Diablo, California should get a merit badge in integrity: Ignoring the Boy Scouts of America's national ban on gay members and leaders, the group approved gay scout Ryan Andresen's Eagle badge application.
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Bravo!! It's difficult for a well-established institution that has deeply-rooted traditions and rules, to consider making significant changes affecting the institution.  So for this troup to defy the ban on gay scouts and leaders may either backfire on them (in terms of receiving consequences from headquarters), or it may lead to opening the door to an institutional change.

 

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Do's and Don'ts for gay Bishops in the Church of England - The Independent

Do's and Don'ts for gay Bishops in the Church of England - The Independent | LGBTQ | Scoop.it
The Independent
Do's and Don'ts for gay Bishops in the Church of England
The Independent
The Church of England has now agreed that gay clergy in civil partnerships can become Bishops so long as they are celibate.
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Does not make sense.  Why not hold the same restrictions for heterosexual couples then.  If married, abstain from sex.

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Gay Girls Health Guide

Gay Girls Health Guide | LGBTQ | Scoop.it
There’s loads of sexual health info out there for gay men, straight men and straight women, but sometimes it seems that gay and bi women are left out the loop (arrrh!). But not to worry help is at...
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Ladies, our health (mind, body, and soul) is vital to almost everyhing we are and do.  This article offers excellent advice for taking care of our bodies.  After reading it, please offer any advice you'd like to pass along to the our community.

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Same-sex marriages ring in Maryland's new year - World - CBC News

Same-sex marriages ring in Maryland's new year - World - CBC News | LGBTQ | Scoop.it
Same-sex couples in Maryland were greeted with cheers and noisemakers held over from New Year's Eve parties, as gay marriage became legal in the first southern state on New Year's Day. (Happy 2013!
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Congratulations to all the same-sex newlyweds in Maryland! Great way to ring in the New Year!

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Author of Discredited Study Now Says Porn Makes Gays Support Marriage Equality

Author of Discredited Study Now Says Porn Makes Gays Support Marriage Equality | LGBTQ | Scoop.it
Gay Fresno (Author of Discredited Study Now Says Porn Makes Gays Support Marriage Equality http://t.co/2x9l9QhU #gay #lgbt)
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.... say what?!?!

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The Seven States (Or More) That Could See Marriage Equality In 2013

The Seven States (Or More) That Could See Marriage Equality In 2013 | LGBTQ | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court is hearing cases about California's Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act this spring. Here are the states LGBT advocates want to move to the "marriage equality&q...
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.. go team LGBT!!

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