Showing posts with label Gay Community. Show all posts
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November 3, 2019

Keep Censoring LGBT Delta, It Will Come Back To You

Delta Air Lines has reportedly straight-washed an inflight-movie — “Rocketman,” the biopic musical about Elton John.

Reaction to the airline’s use of the sanitized movie populated social media timelines after it was spotted by Entertainment Weekly’s digital director Shana Naomi Krochma.

On @Delta today discovered that is stripped of almost every gay reference or scene that @eltonofficial fought to keep in the film’s mainstream release, including a simple chaste kiss. This ⬇️ is good context but it’s still frustrating. 

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On Tuesday, Krochma took to Twitter to express her disappointment with the airline, which has been a long-time LGBTQ supporter, and whose current slogan “Keep Climbing,” was adopted in 2010. πŸ›©πŸ›©πŸ›©πŸ›©πŸ›©πŸ›©πŸ›©πŸ›«πŸ›«πŸ›«πŸ›«πŸ›©✈✈✈✈✈✈“On @Delta today [I] discovered that #Rocketman is stripped of almost every gay reference or scene that [Elton John] fought to keep in the film’s mainstream release, including a simple chaste kiss,” she wrote.

She then goes on to point out that, while the same-sex love references were stripped, a scene of domestic abuse remained.
“What does it say that the edit left in a scene of John Reid assaulting Elton but removed any evidence of intimacy between them or for that matter Elton and any man? What is that saying is OK?”
Delta has also been blamed for offering passengers a version of “Booksmart” that omits a sex scene between two high school girls.
The movie’s director, Olivia Wilde, said Sunday that her “heart just broke” after she learned that a different cut of the film was being shown on the airline, which she did not name.
“There’s insane violence of bodies being smashed in half,” the 35-year-old director, actor and activist said, noting the double-standard used by the airline.
“And yet a love scene between two women is censored from the film. It’s such an integral part of this character’s journey. I don’t understand it. My heart just broke. I’m trying to get to the bottom of it; I want people to experience the entire film,” the mother-of-two said.
In a statement, Delta said its “content parameters do not in any way ask for the removal of homosexual content" from its in-flight movies.
“We value diversity and inclusion as core to our culture and our mission and will review our processes to ensure edited video content doesn’t conflict with these values," the statement said, noting that in-flight movies are edited by studios or third-party vendors.

I urge every airline, especially those who pride themselves on inclusivity, to stop working with this third party company, and trust the parental advisory warning to allow viewers to opt out if they choose.
In 2016, Delta came under fire for removing a lesbian kiss between the characters of Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett in the Oscar-nominated movie “Carol.”

May 23, 2019

Support For Gay Marriage Have Been Stable for The Past Decade (Gallup Poll)


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A majority of Americans (63%) continue to say same-sex marriage should be legal, on par with the 64% to 67% Gallup has recorded since 2017.                       
Line graph. A majority of Americans continue to support same-sex marriage, with 63% saying it should be legal.

These data are from Gallup's annual Values and Beliefs poll, conducted May 1-12. The latest figure marks the continuation of a trend that finds support for same-sex marriage remains more than twice as high as it was when Gallup first polled on the question in 1996. At that time, just over a quarter of Americans said it should be legal.
Gallup polls over the past decade have mostly shown small, incremental increases in support for gay marriage each year. Majorities of Americans have continuously supported same-sex couples' right to marry since late 2012, not long after President Barack Obama came out in support of it -- making him the first president to do so.
In the few years leading up to Obama's announcement, the issue was more contentious, with the percentages in favor and opposed within single digits of each other. Gay marriage was legalized in dozens of states in the 2000s and early 2010s before the Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015, which made same-sex marriage legal nationwide.

Gay Marriage Support Has Increased by Double Digits Among All Groups Since 1999

Gallup has seen 22- to 37-percentage-point increases in support for same-sex marriage across all major demographic groups since 1999.
Twenty years ago, a majority of just one group -- 18- to 29-year-olds (52%) -- supported legalizing gay marriage. By 2009, majorities of both young adults (59%) and Democrats (55%) supported legal same-sex marriage.
Today, majorities of most groups support gay marriage -- with the exception of adults aged 65 and older (47%) and Republicans (44%).
Women (66%) remain slightly more approving than men of legal gay marriage (61%). And regionally, the South remains the least supportive of same-sex marriages, though a small majority (57%) now supports it (it garnered majority support for the first time in this region in 2017). 63% Say Gay or Lesbian Relations Are Morally Acceptable
The same percentage of Americans consider gay relations to be morally acceptable (63%) as favor gay marriage. This is in line with the 60% to 67% viewing gay relations as morally acceptable in Gallup's trend since 2015. Similar to the demographics of approval on gay marriage, adults younger than 30 (84%) and Democrats (77%) are most likely to say gay and lesbian relations are morally acceptable, while adults aged 65 and older (51%) and Republicans (49%) are the least likely to say the same. 
Line graph. Most Americans, 63%, say gay and lesbian relations are morally acceptable, compared with 35% who disagree.

 Bottom Line
Americans have "evolved," to use Obama's term about his personal stance on the issue, in their views on marriage. Sixty years ago, in 1959, a mere 4% of Americans approved of marriages between blacks and whites -- and even after the Supreme Court's Loving v. Virginia case legalized interracial marriage in 1967, majorities of Americans didn't approve of such unions until decades later, in the late 1990s.
Support for same-sex marriage increased in a much shorter time frame, becoming law in all 50 states just 11 years after Massachusetts became the first to legalize it.
At least six in 10 Americans have supported gay marriage in almost every Gallup reading since the Supreme Court's 2015 decision -- and a similar proportion have said that gay or lesbian relations are morally acceptable. It's possible that, for at least the time being, support for same-sex marriage has reached a ceiling, but the strong support seen today among young adults is likely to propel the national figure higher in the future.
Learn more about how the Gallup Poll Social Series works.

October 26, 2018

LGBT Flyers With (Pulse Shoot) Assault Rifle and Trump Pics were Sent to Nashville Gay Bars


The acronym “LGBT” typically stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. However, flyers sent to Tennessee gay bars last week with the acronym emblazoned on them were not interpreted by the local community to be supportive of gender and sexual minorities.
Gay bars in Nashville received pamphlets with the acronym and images of the Statue of Liberty (L), a gun (G), a beer bottle (B) and President Donald Trump (T). The gun pictured in the flyer, an assault rifle, is similar to the one used in the shooting at Orlando gay nightclub Pulse, advocates pointed out. Melvin Brown, the owner of Stirrup Sports Bar, found the flyer Thursday in his bar’s mailbox. He called it “disturbing” and said whoever created it was sending a “very deliberate” threat.
“We live in a post-Pulse world in the LGBTQ community, especially in the bar scene,” Brown told NBC News. “To see somebody send a postcard that had a picture of the weapon used in one of the deadliest assaults in this nation’s history, and one that happened at an LGBTQ bar, and to send that image to LGBTQ bars, to me is not a coincidence.”

Image: antigay LGBT flyers being sent to gay bars in Nashville
The envelope of an anti-gay LGBT flyer sent to a gay bar in Nashville recently. Courtesy Melvin Brown

The flyer was sent to at least four gay bars in the area, according to WTVF NewsChannel 5. The return address on the mailing is that of an empty parking lot, and the sender signed the flyer “MAGA,” an acronym for President Trump’s popular catchphrase: “Make America great again.”
Chris Sanders, executive director of the Tennessee Equality Project, said the flyers were mailed for intimidation purposes and could be politically motivated. He explained that many gay bars — including Stirrup Sports Bar — host voter registration drives.
“This has a very aggressive tone about it,” Sanders said. “It doesn’t use many words, but it uses a lot of images I think are meant to threaten us. The community's message back is, ‘Yes this is frightening, but we’re going to turn out and vote regardless.’” Kris Mumford, a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, told NBC News the department is aware of the incident but said there is no investigation at this time. Mumford did, however, say the department has dispatched additional officers to patrol Church Street and other areas where gay bars are located.
Brown said he has no idea who could have sent the flyer to his bar, but he confidently said if their intent was to “scare,” “intimidate” or “threaten” the LGBTQ community, “it won’t work.”
“It will galvanize,” he said. “People will respond in ways that are positive and uplifting because that’s the way we choose to live our lives.”

September 23, 2017

CEO's Neighbor of Kathy Griffin Lost 25%of Bonus for His Anti Gay and Griffin Tirade

 Kathy Griffin, fighter for LGBT Marriage and Jeffrey Mezger, Real Estate Mogul

 You can be a Republican and you can be an anti LGBT Republican, as a matter of fact it usually makes news when someone with a regonisable name for being a republican says they believe in equality for Gays and Lesbians. Jeffrey Mezger is probably a Republican and anti gay. It is his right to be both. What is not his right according to the people that allow him to earn lots of money is to be a loud mouth against any particular group (LGBT)or well kown person(Griffin) with a following . Why? Self explanatory, it cost money with people who follow the famous person when they refuse to buy from you and your company. Jeffrey's tirade against Kathy Griffin and Gays was professionally unjustified no matter how much this guy loves Trump and has contributed to his campaing. If he was hurt he should have given the billionaire more money or stay at the Trump Tower more. He could not do that; You see it seems Jeffrey has a biggggπŸ˜† mouth with a big softie heart for the billioniare on a tweeting war with the other billinaire head of North Korea(with the bombπŸ’£) I call this story the bomb. The details are very interesting:    adamfoxie*

The bonus of Jeffrey Mezger, one of the most powerful people in real estate, will be slashed by 25% after he went on an anti-gay tirade against his neighbor, comedian Kathy Griffin.

Mezger, the CEO of homebuilder KB Home, used multiple homophobic and sexist slurs against Griffin and her partner. The tirade was caught on a security camera and a two-minute clip was published on Tuesday by HuffPost.

"Let's declare war, ass---- ... Let's bring it on, you b----," Mezger said during one of the tamer parts of the security camera audio recording.
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The verbal outburst occurred last weekend after Griffin and her partner called the police to report a noise disturbance on Mezger's property.

KB Home (KBH) revealed on Thursday that its board of directors decided to cut Mezger's 2017 bonus by 25%. It warned him that a similar incident will result in his firing.
"Mr. Mezger's recent behavior in his personal dealings with a neighbor is unacceptable and a negative reflection on KB Home," the directors wrote in a filing. 

But KB Home's board, which is responsible for holding its CEO accountable, stopped short of firing Mezger, its chief executive since 2006.
The board said Mezger "has always conducted himself in a professional manner" during his tenure at the company. It also said Mezger has the "full and complete confidence" of the board.

KB Home's board is led by Dorene Dominguez, who serves as its chair. It also includes Melissa Lora, president of Taco Bell, and BET founder Robert Johnson.
Some think the board didn't go far enough.

"Any CEO who goes on that kind of a tirade deserves to be fired," said Sandra Davis, chief executive of MDA Leadership Consulting. She called the 25% bonus cut a "small slap on the wrist."
Davis, who advises companies on management issues, said KB Home's board had an opportunity to show a commitment to inclusion and diversity.

KB Home did not respond to a request for further comment.
In a statement provided to HuffPost, KB Home said Mezger apologized for "losing his temper over a supposed noise complaint involving his three young grandchildren in his swimming pool around 8 p.m. on Saturday, while they were being supervised by their mother and grandmother."
"He apologizes for the language he used," the statement said, "as it does not reflect who he is or what he believes."

Griffin was fired by CNN in May after posting a photo of a bloody head resembling that of President Trump. During the tirade, Mezger alluded to Griffin's firing from CNN, which occurred after she posted the bloody photos resembling Trump. Griffin has apologized for the incident, which Trump said the comedian "should be ashamed of herself" for.

Mezger called Griffin a "bald" anti-gay slur who Trump "kind of put the heat on."

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