March 31, 2016

Tunisia Jailing Gay Men and Looking up Their Asses




 

 




Tunisia has prosecuted seven men for consensual same-sex intercourse and forcing some to undergo anal examinations, a leading human rights organisation has claimed.

Homosexual relationships and acts are a criminal offence in the country, under article 230 of the penal code which criminalises “sodomy” with up to three years in prison. Over the course of the last six months, at least seven men have been convicted of consensual same-sex acts. Many of the men claim that they have also been beaten, humiliated and forced to undergo anal examinations by authorities.

Forced anal examinations are prohibited under the Convention against Torture, the International Convenant on Civil and Political Rights and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights. They are widely regarded within the medical industry as being flawed and not being a reliable means of ascertaining whether intercourse has occurred.

Human Rights Watch claims that the apartment of six students was raided by police in December after the men were accused of committing homosexual acts. A judicial police report allegedly recorded that authorities had received a tip off that “a number of homosexuals are using a house in Kairouan to do sodomy.”

The men were arrested and say they were beaten and subjected to homophobic remarks, before being taken to a public hospital where they were forced to undergo anal examinations by doctors. 
One student said: “I was the first to enter the room where the doctor was. I asked the doctor, ‘What is the test?’ He said, ‘A test like a woman’- meaning a virginity test. 

“I said: ‘No, I will not do that test.’ The policeman screamed at me, ‘Respect the doctor!’ I said, ‘I am respecting the doctor, but I refuse the test.

I felt like I was an animal, because I felt like I didn’t have any respect. I felt like they were violating me. 
Alleged victim of forced anal examination
“Then the policeman took me outside to a small garden. He hit me. He slapped me on the face and punched me on the shoulder and said ‘You will do the test’. The doctor was not watching, but he knew I was being beaten. The policeman pushed me back into the room and said to the doctor, ‘He will do the test’.”

He described his distress at the examination performed on him, alleging: “The doctor told me to go on an examination table and said, ‘Stay like you’re praying’ [in the typical Muslim prayer position]. I took my pants off and had to get on the table.

“He entered one finger inside my anus, with cream on it. He put his finger in and was looking. While putting his finger in, he said, ‘Are you ok now’, I said, ‘No I’m not okay’, it was painful.

“Then he put in a tube. It was to see if there was sperm. He pushed the tube far inside. It was about the length of a finger. It felt painful. I felt like I was an animal, because I felt like I didn’t have any respect. I felt like they were violating me. I feel that up to now. It’s very hard for me.”

Another student described how the abuses continued while in custody, alleging: “They started beating us, lined us up against the wall and shaved our heads… A policeman kicked us one by one, saying, ‘These are your asses that you gave up.’ One of us, when he was being shaved was bleeding from the nose due to stress. They just continued shaving him.

“The prison guards would call us out and take us to an open area and ask us to walk or dance like women, and if we didn’t do it, we would be slapped. I was forced to do it. They slapped me to make me do it. A prison guard took a baton and broke it on my hand because I wouldn’t dance. They would do that three or four times a week.

“When the guards were bored they would take us out with handcuffs and beat us. They even poked batons into our anuses, with our clothes on.”

The prison guards would call us out and take us to an open area and ask us to walk or dance like women, and if we didn’t do it, we would be slapped.
The results of these forced anal examinations were later presented in court as forensic evidence that “sodomy” had occurred. A numbr of the students were sentenced to three years in prison and then banished from the local city for a further three years. 

The sentences were later reduced to one or two months each. One student told the charity: “Physical pain goes away, but the psychological and emotional pain does not go away.”

Human Rights Watch has called on the Tunisian parliament to cease using anal examinations as forensic evidence and to urgently decriminalise homosexuality. Amnesty International has also criticized the penal code, previously saying of the students’ arrests: “Ultimately, only through repealing Article 230 of the Penal Code and decriminalizing consensual same-sex relations once and for all will the Tunisian authorities have any hope of providing adequate protection against violence and safeguarding against discrimination.”

US Killings by Police by Race/Interactive


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 Prosecutors announced Wednesday that the two white police officers involved in the shooting of an unarmed black man, Jamar Clark, will not face charges. Although members of the community have said that Clark was handcuffed when shot, the police have disputed this claim and attorney Mike Freeman has decided that the shooting was justified. Freeman had the final decision in filing charges against the officers, as a grand jury was not involved.
Included in the following visualization to show a breakdown of the number of people killed by police in the United States by race. Use curser over graph



March 30, 2016

Democratic Gov. Reversing Gov.Jindal Anti Gay Bigotry Exec.Orders




John Bel Edwards (Photo via Facebook).
                                    John Bel Edwards (Photo via Facebook).
  Spokeswoman for the office of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) has told reporters that the governor intends to rescind an executive order targeting the LGBT community that was signed into effect last year by former Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), as first reported by the Hollywood publication Deadline. The executive order, which is currently still in place, allows businesses and state agencies that receive taxpayer money to cite “sincerely held religious beliefs” as justification for refusing to provide goods and services to LGBT people and same-sex couples.
Jindal, who was in the midst of running for the GOP presidential nomination at the time and desperately wanted to court social conservatives, issued the order after a state House committee failed to pass a bill that would give people who object to homosexuality massive leeway in how they choose to discriminate against LGBT people. Jindal’s order does not expire until 60 days after the end of this year’s legislative session.  Shauna Sanford, a spokeswoman for Edwards, said the executive order is still in the drafting stage.
“As far as Jindal’s religious liberty order, the governor intends to rescind it in the near future,” Sanford said in a statement.
Reversing Jindal’s order would mark Edwards’ second prominent move towards promoting LGBT equality. Upon taking office earlier this year, Edwards issued an executive order prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in state employment and by companies that contract with the state. 
Deadline reports that Edwards is particularly interested in courting the film industry. Louisiana already offers generous tax incentives for production companies to film in the state. Like Louisiana, the state of Georgia has also reaped financial benefits that come from offering the tax breaks to the film industry. For the past two weeks, Georgia has been under the spotlight as Gov. Nathan Deal has weighed whether to sign or veto an anti-LGBT “religious freedom” bill that would have mirrored Jindal’s executive order. Under pressure from the film industry — including some companies that threatened to stop filming should the anti-LGBT bill become law — and the local business community, Deal eventually decided to veto the measure.
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Trump Wants to Punch Protester in face, His Manager Arrested for Same


                                   The man in a suit on the highlighted circle is trumps’                                           Campaign Manager  in altercation with younger guy

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump's campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, was arrested Tuesday and charged with simple battery in Jupiter, Florida for grabbing the arm of a reporter at a Trump campaign event on March 8th. Trump was quick to announce that "Mr. Lewandowski is absolutely innocent of this charge."
Below is a timeline chronicling violence surrounding Trump's campaign.

March 29, 2016

A straight 22 Kyle Parker, Rapes and Kills a Toddler 1.5Yr old



 (CBS) — Relatives of a toddler who was raped and killed in central Indiana said they weren’t prepared for the details of the gruesome crime that were revealed in court on Monday.
Kyle Parker, 22, has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, rape, strangulation, child molesting, and more in the death of 15-month-old Shaylyn Ammerman.
Owen County prosecutors have said Parker abducted and killed Shaylyn from a home in Spencer – about 60 miles southwest of Indianapolis – on March 22. Her body was found two days later about 10 miles away in Gosport, and Parker was arrested the same day.
Dr. Donna Stewart, the pathologist who examined Shaylyn’s body, said it was “the worst case of sexual trauma” she had seen in her career.
(Provided by Indiana State Police)
Shaylyn Ammerman (Provided by Indiana State Police)
Prosecutors said Parker confessed in jail to his stepfather over the weekend, and Parker’s father told police, according to CBS 4 in Indianapolis. Parker allegedly said he took Shaylyn out of her crib at the Ammerman home, where he and his family had been drinking, then pulled over and raped her on the way to Gosport, smothered her, and dumped her body in a wooded area, using bleach in an attempt to cover up evidence.
Shaylyn’s grandmother, Tamera Morgan, said she can’t fathom any of it.
“There’s just so many emotions that you can’t even put a finger on what emotion you’re feeling. One minute it’s you’re disgusted, then you’re angry,” she said.
Shaylyn’s father, Justin Ammerman, said he doesn’t know how he’ll ever heal after hearing what happened to his daughter.
“It’s beyond words,” he said. “I don’t know how to do that.”
Prosecutors have not yet decided whether to seek the death penalty for Parker.

What John Travolta Gay Needs are When He Travels He Gets


Every year or so I post gay news about Travolta. He remains on my radar screen because of his disregard for our community. Belonging to a religion that was and still hating of gays the likes of Travolta, Tom Cruise and others makes it seems the only gay people accepted there are movie stars. These people that everyone know are gay could be so much of help to gays having a rough time coming out instead they perpetuate the myth that coming out is not even an option. As long as you deny it or just not even that, then no one sees you.
                                                                           

According the the actor’s rider, details of which have been revealed to Page SixThe People V. OJ Simpson star allegedly has a few very specific demands when he stays at a hotel. 
The source reveals that amongst his requirements;
Every hotel room he checks into comes complete with a male masseur.
And that the windows must be blacked out with  “aluminum foil and dark curtains”.
And he brings his own sheets.
And the room also has to be vacant for 24 hours so that he is not forced to inhale the scents of previous guests.
Ha!
Just days ago, The National Enquirer interviewed a male massage therapist named Edwardwho claims to have had a ‘gay tryst’ with the Grease legend. He dished that he gave Travolta a ‘happy ending’ and even had sex with another A-list star in 2011. Sadly, Eddie didn’t cough up the other name though. 

If it looks like a duck…

Rumors of Travolta’s sexuality have been circulating from way back, and full on claims have been out in the open after a number of lawsuits were filed against the Pulp Fiction actor.
In 2012, two men sued Travolta for sexual battery lawsuits in court—both men were represented by high profile attorney Gloria Allred.
The first man, known simply as Jon Doe 1, claimed that Travolta groped him at the Beverly Hills Hotel in January 2012, the same month that the second alleged victim claimed the actor groped him at a hotel in Atlanta.
Official court documents state alleged victim number 2 claims;
“Travolta suddenly turned on his stomach with his legs wide open with a full erection. He then tried to force Doe Plaintiff No. 2′s hand on Travolta’s scrotum.
Then, Travolta started to grab, rub and caress Doe Plaintiff no. 2′s upper thighs and buttocks.
Travolta still had an erection and wanted his abdominals done, but Travolta’s erection was in the way and he refused to have his penis covered by a sheet of a pillow case cover…Travolta started masturbating with about 15 minutes left in the session, and Doe Plaintiff No. 2, said he had to go.” 
John Doe 1 and John Doe 2 eventually dropped their suits and Allred said:
“We believe that the lawsuit should be filed in another court and, therefore, the lawsuit was dismissed without prejudice. We will be conferring with our client regarding what will happen next in this case.”

All at sea…

Three years prior to those claims, John was apparently getting freaky at on a cruise.
In 2009, Royal Caribbean International employee Fabian Zanzi accused Travolta of sexually harassing him.
In an Employee Discipline Form, which was obtained by TMZ, it claims;
“According to his own statement, Fabian proceeded to a guest stateroom to deliver a room service order as instructed by his supervisor. While in the stateroom the guest invited Fabian to take a seat to talk for a few minutes. Fabian accepted the offer and sat for a few minutes. When he stood up to leave the stateroom the guest asked him to give him a neck massage.
Fabian clearly stated that he did so shortly and then told the guest he needed to leave.”
From there, the encounter escalated. “According to Fabian, the guest then told him he was a beautiful person and invited him to return to visit him later that night. Fabian explained that he couldn’t do so due to the strict company policy and despite the fact that the guest insisted, he left the room.” 
Travolta’s lawyer Marty Singer said at the time; ‘The incident report now confirms Mr. Zanzi fabricated his story about my client. He never stated that my client did anything wrong. Obviously, if he had engaged in any inappropriate conduct he would have reported it to his supervisors.”
Zanzi has since dropped the lawsuit.

That’s not all…

Plus of course there were the allegations from Travolta’s former pilot Douglas Gotterba that he and his boss had enjoyed a six year sexual relationship. A lawsuit around a confidentiality agreement between the pair was due to come to a head in a courtroom face off in July 2014, but was suddenly dropped just one week before the court date.

So far Travolta hasn’t commented on his purported rider requirements…
john travolt gay sex
FYI—we think the aluminum foil may be to prevent the sun’s rays affecting the wax and the weave?

Dominican Gay Teacher Political Run Grateful to have Gay Ambassador



                                                                          Gay Pride marchers in Santo Domingo held signs earlier this year reading (R) 'Welcome Mr Ambassador James "Wally" Brewster' just days after Cardinal Rodriguez called Mr Brewster the Spanish equivalent of 'faggot' during a press conference

 Welcome: Gay Pride marchers in Santo Domingo held signs earlier this year reading (R) 'Welcome Mr Ambassador James "Wally" Brewster' just days after Cardinal Rodriguez called Mr Brewster the Spanish equivalent of 'faggot' during a press conference

Deivis Ventura is still just a candidate for the Dominican Republic's Chamber of Deputies, but he feels like he's already scored a victory.
The 42-year-old former private school teacher, the first openly gay person to run for his country's Congress, is delighted his campaign has not encountered overt hostility as it likely would have in the past.
"It's an important moment for our country," Ventura said one recent afternoon during a break from campaigning with a transgender friend. "The fact that we have openly LGBT candidates in an important political party speaks of change."
Another openly gay man, Yimbert Telemin, is running in the May election for city council in La Romana, an area of famed beach resorts on the southeastern coast.
That they can run openly as homosexuals is the sign of a cultural shift that activists say has been helped by the presence of U.S. Ambassador James "Wally" Brewster, the first openly gay top diplomat the United States has posted to a Latin American country. Brewster's appointment angered some religious leaders and their followers in the Dominican Republic, but it was an important move for people who've long felt marginalized in the conservative Caribbean country.
"Wally has become an iconic figure in the LGBT movement because the movement does have strong local figures," said prominent activist Alexander Mundary.
Dr. Victor Terrero, director of the National Council on HIV and AIDS, noted that Brewster and his husband have been guests of President Danilo Medina and the ambassador has hosted many of the country's notable figures.
"The presence of the ambassador has contributed to the breaking of much of the stigma," Terrero said. "It has shown in a way that (homosexuality) is not a sin, nor is it something to get crazy about."
Representatives of U.S.-based Human Rights First said every person they met with before issuing a December report on the status of LGBT people in the Dominican Republic mentioned Brewster in their conversations.
"Everyone seemed to think, even if they had mixed feelings about it, that overall it was a net positive," said Shawn Gaylord, a lawyer for the group who works on LGBT issues. "The presence of Ambassador Brewster has really spurred a larger conversation."
The Dominican Republic does not have laws criminalizing homosexuality as numerous English-speaking Caribbean countries do. But the U.S. State Department said in its annual human rights report that non-governmental organizations who work with LGBT people in the country have reported widespread discrimination in health care, education, the justice system and employment. Ventura says he was dismissed from his teaching job when he came out as gay in 2008 and others tell similar stories.
The Human Rights First report said transgender people are vulnerable to violence in the country, with several dozen suspected hate-crime murders since 2006.
A bill that included an article prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation failed in the Congress amid opposition to a provision for sex education in primary school. Terrero is coordinating an effort to get a bill that would bar any form of discrimination, including based on sexual orientation, before lawmakers in the coming weeks.
"The Dominican LGBT population has woken up," said Telemin, a 36-year-old attorney and activist. "People aren't afraid now."
Earlier this month, about 20 businesses came together to form the first LGBT chamber of commerce, with support from USAID.
"Ten years ago we would never even talk about it," Francisco Castillo, the president of the new chamber, said of homosexuality. "It was shameful to even mention it, we preferred to avoid the subject."
Brewster was guest of honor at the chamber's March 2 inauguration ceremony, prompting a wave of angry denunciations. Fidel Lorenzo, a pastor and leader of an evangelical Christian organization, accused Brewster of trying to promote homosexuality and led efforts that collected more than 31,000 signatures for a petition calling on President Barack Obama to remove the ambassador. Catholic officials also denounced the American diplomat, temporarily putting up a sign at one school that said he could not enter.
The ambassador, who had been a prominent fundraiser for Obama, encountered similar condemnations starting weeks before his arrival in November 2013 with his husband, Bob Satawake. But the Medina government accepted his credentials and business has apparently carried on as normal between two countries that have long had warm relations.
The U.S. Embassy did not respond to a request by The Associated Press for an interview with the ambassador. Brewster dismissed his critics in a radio interview. "I think it's a small group," he said. "People who are just haters and want to marginalize others."
Ventura said he has encountered only signs of support so far. He is running in the party of the main opposition presidential candidate, Luis Abinader, and his chances of victory are uncertain in his busy, industrial district. But he is optimistic about both his prospects and those of the Dominican Republic. "The country keeps getting better in terms of human rights and I, as a gay man, can exercise my right to be a candidate," he said. “People are supporting me, and they are supporting my candidacy."
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic 

March 28, 2016

Mi6 Spy Exposed by Wife as Gay over Scandal





River Thames and the Mi6 building at Vauxhall Cross
River Thames and the Mi6 building at Vauxhall Cross   
By , Investigations Editor


A spy has been exposed by his wife over a gay sex scandal, The Telegraph can disclose. 
The case was raised in a military divorce heard in court recently, involving an intelligence officer in an Army unit that targets al-Qaeda and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). 


The scandal emerged after the officer’s wife discovered he was having one-off sexual liaisons with men he met near his Army base and close to the headquarters of MI6 in south London. 
The woman is divorcing him but reported his activities to military commanders as she feared he had broken his security clearance and would be vulnerable to blackmail by hostile intelligence services. 
The agent has taken part in intelligence-gathering operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and has received a military decoration from the Queen. 
He is a leading expert in identifying “high-value targets” – key players in terrorist organisations who might be targeted for surveillance and could become double agents. 
It is understood that the officer, whom The Telegraph has chosen not to name, had access to classified material as part of his job. In the course of some of his roles, he has interrogated intelligence targets. British spy agencies take great care to protect the identities of their staff. However, in a preliminary hearing at a family court last year, a barrister for the officer told the court he was “a spook” and an agent handler, according to an official transcript of the case. 
When approached by The Telegraph, the man’s wife said she had reported his alleged gay liaisons to his military bosses because she feared he had “put himself at risk of blackmail”. She said her husband had admitted one-off liaisons with several men. “When I found out what he had been doing my world fell apart,” she said. 
This newspaper has seen military correspondence in which the woman raises concerns about Developed Vetting (DV), a security procedure designed to alert intelligence agencies to issues with the private lives of their staff which could make them vulnerable to blackmail. 
The wife said: “DV is not fit for purpose any more. It’s an honesty box system that doesn’t work. I found out what my husband was doing very easily. Imagine what trained people could do with this information.” 
A couple of years into their marriage, her suspicions were aroused when she discovered pornography on her husband’s mobile phone and evidence that he had been using gay dating websites.


When she challenged him during a phone call while he was stationed abroad, he admitted that he had engaged in casual sex with men he had met near where he was working. 
She said she was concerned that no one from the Armed Forces had asked her to provide the details: “I find it very odd that they haven’t asked me for any information.” The woman feels she has been treated unfairly. 
The spy is understood to have worked in the Army for many years and is thought to have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. 
It is understood that he is viewed as a “higher trained intelligence officer” who has experience of working with both “willing and unwilling subjects”. 
An Army spokesman said it did not comment on individuals, but added that it takes “the welfare of its personnel extremely seriously and has provided appropriate support to the soldier and his family”. 
MI6 sources stressed that the individual did not work for the intelligence services

March 27, 2016

Partying to Death Sexing to the Death because We Are GAY


                                                                       




A night at Trade. Photo courtesy of Trade






On this March 24,  I posted the story of a 36 year old Lawyer to the Stars in London and his boyfriend of just turning 18 and now dead due to the drugs his boyfriend supplied for him.
A very important , conservative man headed for politics acted like there were no rules and no boundaries once he came off the public eye.  Click to see that story Top Barrister 35 kills Young Boy Friend 18  Who OD

I don’t want to judge too harshly nor minimize what gay guys do to each other to hurt us in the name of sex and fun but this a community that has been so demonized and repressed that now that we have more freedoms than before and still very far from the mark sometimes lack the restraint that the new generation of gays will certainly have.

 We see gays dying in ways that are vicious and unnecessary.  It’s so screwed up that many of these guys can still go on hazings, drugs and sex parties.  The more conservative the city or town that offer more strict laws for drugs and public homosexual related conduct, the more of it goes on behind eyes of the community at large and without any sense of what the safe boundaries are. Those are side effects of an intolerant, homophobic society. The pressure buid up has to give somewhere. I know this out of my true experience in finding and dealing with my own sexuality.

I think one has to be gay or very close to gays to understand how it feels to be ostracized even before we know we are gays our selves. [I’ll try to explain it using me for the first time]

I remember being called a f***t by my father and my oldest sister when they got pissed at me which was often. At six I could not understand what was wrong with being a f**** . I went on without care but knew something was wrong with that word. I knew I could not be that because as troublesome as I was as a kid,  stub born and hard to handle,  I knew I was a good kid. I loved my mother with a love unsurpassed by anything or anyone.  I fear god,  I even loved my father and my oldest sister and eventually I became close with my oldest sister.

I loved my friends and my teachers and all of my family even loved my older brothers that abused me physically when drunk or thinking I needed to be slapped around thinking it was time or that Ive done something wrong,  (which brought me close to serious injury once I got older, around 9-10) because now I would use my mouth to repealed every slapped which brought a new one instead. May be I hoped to be injured bad enough for a trip to the hospital and see if it was true that a child could not be abused by someone, even a brother.  I was afraid of pain and afraid of blood but once tasted it did not matter anymore.
My mom never called me that and she would say to not pay attention but to try to be better.

When I came out to myself around 19 I decided I wanted to do sexually everything that could be done (as long as I did not hurt anyone or got hurt myself). I was so repressed about gay sex and such a novice. No one to ask except by trial and error with my sex partners which usually I never saw after the first time. Some said I did just the right thing and others thought I was selfish in sex except I only knew how to do one thing and never knew how well I was doing it for my partner, just concentrated on the inside feeling of a new exciting and forbidden experience. How heavenly, particularly when the guilt could not make me retreat it. I looked to every encounter as a new school. I wanted high marks.

I figured that by the time I got old I would want to remember all those experiences and pick out and choose which ones where the ones for me. How many trips to the Dept of Health venereal disease clinic I made!  I would pick different neighborhoods so I would not be recognize as a frequent flyer. Condoms many times where of no use because sex many times was with not much warning. The testosterone of guys in their late teen early twenty is a volcano that’s  ready to erupt, I think most of us know that.

As I started to experiment,  a look, a glance and a nod of approval would start the conversation or not even much conversation. I would often be asked if I was a cop because I was told, clean cut and conservatively dressed.  I told myself I would stop when I became comfortable in my own skin of who I was always told myself but truly I thought I might not finish my exploration into this forbidden field because of the dangers I encounter. I was afraid of the so called “bears’ and their leather customs and the uniforms made laugh but I would hope to find someone close to me in this zoo of lost humans, I thought. Once in the west v ullage behind the infamous trucks I decided after passing by so many times on foot on car on my dreams. I actually intended this time to walk to the back to where most guys were busy doing what ever they where doing. I had to see it. As I commenced my trek a white casual but “square” dressed man of about 45-50 stop in front of me. He had a hanker-ship and it looked like he had just finished eating fried chicken or may be just drinking milk which spilled down his lips . He said “your first time agh. Welcome to this awful life”   he continue walking out into the street and getting lost in the fog of the night.

Everything I tried confirmed that I was gay not bi (I used to called myself that and I was but I knew I belong with a guy not a girl) Had I been born during this millennial period,  I doubt all that would have happen. I would have searched to meet a guy and I would have stayed with him. I would not have looked in the wrong places.

Sometimes I think that we should be a screw up community and in many ways we are but not more than any other and we have so many excuses to be the worse yet with the exception of many in the community having problems of fidelity,  communication and fairness to each other, we are still better than most. With all the garbage society and religion has imposed on us we usually strive to be better, to find our rainbow or at least white cloud.

In this this beautiful  well to do couple you add drugs and it will be just like me, except I was not well off nor did I partake in drugs. The dangers I encountered were others in which you got the wrong person who wants to make spaghetti out of your brains. Fought many fights and got shot once. Never thought I would live to get old before I found what I was looking for and felt at ease with me. It was like I had to prove to myself how gay I was and more importantly that it was ok no matter if god himself said the opposite.
 Particularly being young and butch without realizing I was,  I slit into a night life of dancing and cruising.  I had to even accept so money once, wanted to know if this was me. I actually envied guys that seemed to have no job and lived with a few roommates.

I worked hard and went to work with a suit and tie. Had my own place,  always had my own apartment.  This alone will keep me from drugs because I wanted to grow in my company or another company. I had  boyfriends coming over and boyfriends that moved in but I always kept my sense of belonging in a sane work.  To say I wish wanting to belong to a straight world but felt inside of me I didn’t because I always had to make up stories about my where a bouts.

 My love for my mother and the security I decided to keep by having a professional life I had and I was not going to fuck it up. I could go to work without sleep and boozed up from the night before but I was there on time and ready to do a job I though. One co worker would tell he knew when I had gone out because he would smell a nice aroma of cologne around my locker.

Had I would have gone down in drugs I would have never come back. A seemingly well off boyfriend I had that was into coke. It was the first time I tasted it and it fucked me up.  Went to work the next day after having breakfast with him. He went to work in the West village and I headed to work midtown.  Not two hours into work I was being rushed in an ambulance to the hospital.  Once was enough I had to leave my boyfriend and keep my goals.  What if I could just turn straight by having enough gay sex to hate it,  it would be great! I thought  but that never happened. Instead I became who I was and that was cool.
                                                             

Adam for ever
 On the left is my mom and on my right my second mom and main Seminary Teacher
I’m at the center on my 3 yrs Graduation Ceremony,  I was 18. I spent 14-18 at the Seminary working to pay for my studies there.



March 26, 2016

The Countries with the Most/Least Income Inequality







You’ve heard statistics about how 10 percent of America owns 75 percent of the wealth and that the top 1 percent makes nearly 20 percent of all income. But is American prosperity really so unequal compared to the rest of the world?
In order to see how America stacks up against other nations, FindTheData turned to the Gini ratio. Developed by sociologist Corrado Gini in the early 20th century, the Gini ratio describes a country’s income distribution on a scale of zero to one. A Gini ratio of zero indicates that every person in the country makes exactly the same amount of money. A Gini ratio of one means that just one person makes all the money.
The United States' ratio? 0.41. Proportionally, this means the top 20 percent of earners make about 46 percent of the total national income.
While that might sound fairly unequal, America is actually near the middle of the pack compared to the rest of the world. Among the 88 countries we analyzed, the average Gini ratio was 0.38. For comparison, consider that Brazil’s Gini ratio is 0.53, where the top 20 percent make 57.2 percent of the wealth. South Africa’s Gini ratio is even higher, at 0.65   {USE Your Cursor Over Map}


The Adherence to Ancient Scripts is the Mother of Most LGBT Discrimination



                                                                                                             
This early Christian Coptic papyrus includes an early reference to Jesus' wife, whose existence is never explicitly stated or denied in the New Testament. Photo: Karen L. King.




 Australians are becoming increasingly impatient with Christian opposition to same sex marriage, in large part because the arguments typically mounted against it appear so weak and unconvincing.

For example, the argument that because marriage is an ancient institution it shouldn’t be tampered with is contradicted by the fact that it has been tampered with, modified and redefined throughout all of its long history.

The argument that marriage entails the possibility of having children is weak and historically inaccurate too. The oft repeated claim that children should be brought up by their biological parents, and are significantly disadvantaged if brought up by same sex couples, isn’t supported by a growing body of empirical evidence. The idea that there are only two basic or normative genders, male and female, is similarly contraAdherence to an Acient Text is the Mother of dicted by accumulating evidence from the relevant sciences.
 
It is little wonder that Australians, and young Australians in particular, are mystified and irritated by this Christian opposition. There is, among many, a growing suspicion that the arguments used by Christians are simply a smokescreen to hide the real and underlying prejudice, which is homophobia: the primal fear of variations from the sexual norm.

There is likely to be some truth in this accusation. Opposition to same sex marriage is so strong, and so obviously visceral in its overwhelming urgency that something must be going on below the surface, surely.

But there is another, perhaps even more influential prejudice at the heart of Christian opposition to same sex marriage.

This too-often-unacknowledged prejudice is the belief that what the Bible says or implies must take precedence over every other source of knowledge. If the Bible says or implies that something is wrong, it is wrong, regardless of what anyone might say, regardless of how sensible alternative ways of looking at things might seem.
 
There are many subtly different forms of this way of thinking, which reaches all the way back into the Bible itself, but the bottom-line prejudice is this: if the Bible clearly and plainly asserts that something is true or right, it is true or right.

I call this a prejudice because it involves pre-judging, making a judgement before the facts, and often irrespective of the facts.

History is replete with examples of this prejudice and its influence. Early readers of the Bible were convinced that the clear teaching of its early chapters gave them an accurate picture of the origins and spread of human civilisation.

They were understandably disturbed by the discoveries of Copernicus, quickly described as heretical and contrary to the plain teaching of the Bible, which it is. Bible-believing Christians continue to resist scientific consensus about the age of the earth and universe. They continue to hold out against evolutionary theory, and still argue that our first ancestors were Adam and Eve, despite accumulating evidence to the contrary.

 
And the reason they do this is because of this overriding prejudice that the Bible is to be the Christian’s first and final authority, which must always take precedence over extra-Biblical sources of knowledge or understanding.

It is this prejudice which helps to explain why some Christians are so opposed to same sex-marriage. The arguments employed by them, when boiled down to their motivational core, are simply valiant efforts to make sense of what they believe to be the clear teaching of the Bible, with verses such as the following quoted in support:

If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall be put to death; their blood is upon them ... Leviticus 20:13.

Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the degrading of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. For this reason God gave them up to degrading passions. Their women exchanged natural intercourse for unnatural, and in the same way also the men, giving up natural intercourse with women, were consumed with passion for one another. Men committed shameless acts with men and received in their own persons the due penalty for their error ... Romans 1:24-27.

It is because same sex marriage would necessarily involve sexual activity which the Bible plainly and clearly describes as abominable or abhorrent that Christians who adhere to this way of reading the Bible simply cannot say yes to same sex marriage. It is not that they are homophobic, necessarily. It is not that they are not genuinely caring and compassionate towards LGBTI Australians. Many are. However, their Bible-based, Bible-first prejudice simply won’t allow them to approve of this institutional modification.

But the problem with this prejudice, as with other prejudices, is that it can mislead and cause damage, which it certainly has in this case. Throughout the history of the church, and with ample justification from the text, Christians have taken the above verses to imply that to be gay is to be perverse; is to be corrupt and a corrupter of others.

They have insisted that homosexuality is a life-style choice, or a sickness, or a defect from which one can be healed. Most seriously, it is an affront to God which makes the gay person worthy of rejection and disdain.

Although Christians might now distance themselves from homophobic attitudes, these historic and Bible-based understandings of homosexuality have clearly contributed to homophobia, along with the terrible and inexcusable mistreatment of LGBTI people which continues to this day.

 
And it is for that reason that I, as a dissenting Christian, along with many Christians who think likewise, believe the time has come for this prejudice to be shed. We need to acknowledge that the Bible, for all of its beauty, wisdom and on-going relevance, is an ancient text, pregnant with ancient assumptions and beliefs, many of which we no longer reasonably hold.

We no longer believe in an earth-centric universe. We no longer reasonably believe in a young earth, or that the populations of the world can be traced back to two first-created humans known as Adam and Eve.

We, or most of us, have happily shed these earlier held beliefs, and therefore should also feel free to re-think the assumptions and beliefs which underlie Biblical discomfort with same sex activity.

Pushing back to understand these assumptions and beliefs will give us the wherewithal to appropriate the abiding relevance of these ancient texts, and will also put us in a place when we can fully and generously apologise for the damage and hurt we have caused to countless numbers of our LGBTI sons and daughters. May that time come quickly.

March 25, 2016

60 Years of Genocide Around The World



   1992 Liberated by US and NATO                                                                                                                          this shows that genocide not only kills people but effects them while they're alive. If people are in a seperated place and living their last few days they aren't even happy but horrible and full of hard work.







             

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