Showing posts with label Homophobia-Politics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Homophobia-Politics. Show all posts

April 27, 2019

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Does Not Want Brazil To Be A Gay Tourism Paradise- He is Rich Does Not Need The Money

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been criticised for insisting the country shouldn't become a "gay tourism paradise".

"If you want to come here and have sex with a woman, go for your life," said Mr Bolsonaro, according to Crusoé magazine.

"Brazil can't be a country of the gay world, of gay tourism. We have families," he added.
Mr Bolsonaro has already drawn ire for being a self-described "homophobic".
He reportedly made his latest comments at a breakfast meeting with reporters in the country's capital Brasília.

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An immediate backlash has been prompted from Brazil's LGBT community.
"This is not a head of state - this is a national disgrace," said David Miranda, a councillor in Rio de Janeiro, in an interview with The Guardian newspaper.

"He is staining the image of our country in every imaginable way," Mr Miranda added.
The Brazilian president, a former army captain, is a deeply divisive figure whose racist, homophobic and misogynistic remarks have angered many.

In previous interviews he has said he would rather have a dead son than a homosexual son. 

Earlier this month, New York's American Museum of Natural History cancelled an event to honour Mr Bolsonaro on its premises. 

May 7, 2017

Trump’s Homophobic Sec of Army Mark Green Withdraws

As Rachel noted on the show the other day, Green has quite a colorful record of strange beliefs, including arguing that being transgender is a “disease,” promoting creationism, criticizing public health-care programs for interfering with Christian evangelism, and raising some very strange concerns about Victoria’s Secret catalogs.
As rumors swirled this week that Green was simply too radical to be confirmed, he insisted that the chatter was baseless and that his meetings with senators were going smoothly.
That turned out to be untrue. Green is now out and Trump will need to look for yet another person to serve as Army Secretary.

More background (NYT and Boston Globe):

Vincent Viola, a billionaire Wall Street trader and President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Army, abruptly withdrew his name for the post Friday night after concluding it would be too difficult to untangle himself from his business ties, two government officials said.

Viola is an owner of the Florida Panthers hockey club and a majority shareholder in Virtu Financial and Eastern Air Lines, among other business interests. This week The New York Times reported Viola had been negotiating to swap his stake in Eastern Air Lines for a stake in Swift Air, an airline with government contracts.   

If his nomination had continued, he would have faced certain scrutiny for potentially becoming a government official who benefits from federal contracts. The Army secretary post requires Senate confirmation.

The Trump administration did not announce his withdrawal, which was first reported Friday by The Military Times, but a senior administration official and a Pentagon official separately confirmed his decision, which the White House accepted Friday. Both officials spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Viola is a 1977 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and he last served in the Army Reserves at the rank of major. He remained connected to the military through donations to West Point, including to the academy’s Combating Terrorism Center.

A former Pentagon official and close friend said Viola was devastated over having to withdraw from what he described as a lifelong dream job. But the former official said Viola felt he was unable to sell his interest in some of his holdings because doing so could have destroyed those companies. His decision followed weeks of negotiations between his lawyers and the government as they sought to find a solution.

Ultimately, they could not.

Viola has a net worth of almost $1.8 billion and is a co-founder of Virtu.  
In an episode unrelated to the finances of Viola, it was recently revealed that he was involved in an altercation in August: He was accused of punching a concessions worker at a racehorse auction in Saratoga Springs, New York. No charges were brought against him.


October 24, 2016

“Let’s make America great Again Like Before the Homosexuals"

A Trump supporter part of a focus group on Face the Nation is asked what they would expect from a Trump Administrations versus a Clinton Administration. The answer she gave is not shocking coming from a Trump supporter what is surprising is that it was aired on national TV by a major network.

Im limiting my comments because the live video is so self explanatory and it speaks volumes that someone in this nation will feel like is 1982 again and such a wish can just be granted by the President of the United States and furthermore that is ok to say so on 2016.

There will always be subversives, bigots and homophobes no matter how good things are but usually they are shamed to be on their own circles and do their own hating to themselves. On this election cycle the unredeemable among us feel they have a place at the table and all they need is a Trump to make their dreams which at one point it was just a misguided notion but now is a dream that our system of government can make true. Are they right? Of coarse they are right. Notions of liberty and freedom to live undiscriminated by our government because of the type of people we love is something that will always have to be defended. We know this because there were times in history in which taking up a same sex partner and enter a union was not seen as abnormal.  Those times were reversed with a vengeance.

The voice from this woman admonishes us not to be contempt but to always be vigilant we are not regressing instead of moving forward. Money issues and the blaming of others for our self creating messes is always lead to people putting those things ahead of social issues. It’s always been so.

Adam Gonzalez

October 12, 2016

Some of Trump’s Supporter Go After Anderson Cooper

Donald Trump may not have voiced a coherent position on a handful of LGBTQ issues (or, really, anything at all) but it's unsurprising that Trump supporters aren't exactly pro-gay. Following Anderson Cooper's attempts at debate moderating on Sunday night, Trumpublicans and Trumpettes took to Twitter to voice their displeasure with the openly gay moderator. And they weren't exactly polite.
While Trump's denigration of Cooper stayed away from actual homophobic slurs, the presidential hopeful did accuse Cooper of bias. "I don't think Anderson Cooper should be a moderator because Anderson Cooper works for CNN, and over the last couple of days, I've seen how Anderson Cooper behaves,” said Trump to the Washington Post. “He'll be very biased, very biased. I don't think he should be a moderator. I'll participate, but I don't think he should be a moderator. CNN is the Clinton News Network, and Anderson Cooper, I don't think he can be fair." During the debate itself, Trump accused the moderators of coordinating a "three on one" attack against him and repeatedly alleged that he was not being given enough time, despite speaking for longer than his opponent Hillary Clinton throughout.
Trump's supporters, on the other hand, were somehow even less cordial. Taking to twitter to hurl gay slurs at the noted journalist, the right-wingers have clearly not abandoned intimidation and homophobia as tactics, as exemplified by a collection of tweets compiled by The Daily Dot
 Adamfoxie blog sees no redeeming value in publishing all the homophobic, anti gay obscenities that Trump’s supporters are tweeting and sending out. I have no idea about Facebook (every time I have seen it I have complaint and is been taken out, you should do it too. Help clean this out) but on newspapers and internet publications the name calling is been disappointing and one wonders how much we have advance as a society. Trump’s manner of speaking and throwing out all kind of stuff, truth has been no part of it.  This have given what some of his supporters believe is open license to the homophobic bigot anti gay they always were. It seems the decease was dormant but very much alive right under the surface. 

February 17, 2016

Gay Panic In Indonesia Threatens U.N.Youth Cultural Help


The “LGBT panic” in Indonesia continues. After pushing to get rid of “gay emoticons”, religious leaders and Indonesian politicians are now going after a much more serious target - an initiative by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) aimed at protecting LGBT rights.
On Sunday, Tengku Zulkarnain, the secretary general of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), Indonesia’s top clerical body, declared that the UNDP’s “Being LGBTI in Asia” initiative would destroy Indonesian culture.

"We are not a primitive nation or a nation that does not have a culture. The values of the noble nation of Indonesia will be destroyed [by this program], our religious and cultural values,” Zulkarnain told Republika.

He justified his statement by repeating the same things most Indonesian leaders use to justify their hatred of LGBT individuals: that all religions reject LGBT individuals (not true) and that Indonesian culture reject all elements of LGBT (from a historical perspective, also not true).
“(If the UNDP funding is true) it means that they are deliberately seeking to destroy Indonesia in terms of religion and culture,” Zulkarnain said.

Chairman of House Commission VIII Saleh Partaonan Daulay echoed Zulkarnain’s comments, saying that the UNDP funds should not be directed towards Indonesia because all religions and cultures in Indonesia reject LGBT.
“The UNDP cannot equate Indonesia with other countries. Indonesia is special. Our religion and culture are very different. It should not to be confused with other countries," the PAN politician told reporters on Saturday as quoted by Detik.
Saleh then urged the government to carefully oversee the UNDP initiative since it could cause “social unrest”.

It’s easy to see why this would become a hot button issue in the Indonesian media since it smacks of “foreign cultural imperialism”. But the UNDP’s program was actually started back in 2014, and somehow it was not an issue (and it certainly didn’t cause any social unrest) until the recent moral panic over gay rights made it one.

Religious and political leaders are also acting as if the UNDP’s funds are going towards some sort of “gay recruitment” program that has the goal of turning all of Indonesia’s kids gay. 
As outlined on the official UNDP website, “The Being LGBTI in Asia” initiative is aimed at “advancing the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, and reducing inequality and marginalization on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity”.
Specific goals of the initiative are to help LGBT individuals know their rights and have access to justice to report human rights violations. 

So the UNDP’s program is simply aimed at protecting members of the LGBT community, who are among the most persecuted and marginalized in all of Indonesian society (and increasingly so) and who constantly face the threat of violence and discrimination.
As Coordinating Minister for Legal, Political and Security Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan said, LGBT individuals are still Indonesian citizens with equal rights under the law that must be protected. If MUI and the Indonesian politicians condemning the UNDP's initiative want to say that LGBT individuals should have no rights and should not be given the protection afforded to them by the Indonesian constitution as Indonesian citizens, then just say that. But don’t pretend this is some kind of cultural imperialism.

March 5, 2015

GOP Pres.Candidate Ben Carson: “a lot of people who go to prison straight, when they come out r gay“

Gay rights supporters Wednesday blasted potential Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson’s assertion that prison proves that homosexuality is a matter of choice.
Carson, during an interview Wednesday on CNN’s ‘New Day,’ said ‘absolutely’ that being gay is a choice and noted that ‘a lot of people who go into prison straight, and when they come out, they’re gay.’
‘So did something happen while they were in there?’ asked Carson, a retired neurosurgeon. ‘Ask yourself that question.’
Gregory Angelo, executive director of the Log Cabin Republicans, said that Carson, based on his choice theory, ‘is a felony conviction away from being gay.’ 
‘Here we are in 2015, and the  American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association have come to the conclusion that sexuality is not a choice,’ Angelo said. ‘Someone with the word ‘doctor’ in front of their name should know better.’
Angelo added that Carson’s comments on homosexuality could drown out the populist, self-help message that Carson is trying to convey as he mulls a White House run. He formed a presidential exploratory committee on Monday.
Carson’s camp didn’t respond to emails seeking comment Wednesday.
The Human Rights Campaign responded to Carson’s comments in an email statement with the headline ‘When did Ben Carson Choose to be Straight?’
‘The only thing that’s really been proven here is that when Ben Carson says what he really thinks, he reveals himself as utterly unfit for office,’ said Fred Sainz, the Human Rights Campaign’s vice president of communications. ‘Ben Carson is putting his own personal ambition ahead of medical science by suggesting that a person can change their sexual orientation. As a doctor, Carson surely knows that countless mental health and medical organizations have condemned the idea that you can change a person’s sexual orientation.’ 

Read more here:
After 500 comments about his prison-sex theory of orientation, I figured you’d be interested in an update. Having taken a ferocious beating in the media for the better part of a day, Carson finally says no mas:


“I also believe that our Constitution protects everybody, regardless of their beliefs, and that includes people who are gay,” Mr. Carson continued. “I have no problem with them doing whatever they want to do. I’m just not willing to change the definition of marriage for anybody, because once you do that, you have to change it for everyone else who comes along. Why would we want to do that? We have something that’s worked for thousands of years to create a nurturing environment for raising children. And I think that’s where we ought to leave it.”
He added: “I simply have decided I’m not going to really talk about that issue anymore, because every time I gain momentum, the liberal press says, ‘let’s talk about gay rights.’ I’m just not going to fall for that anymore.”
Okay, but that’s like Jeb Bush deciding he’s not going to talk about amnesty anymore. It’s one of his pet issues. He’s beloved by his supporters because of his opinion on that particular topic. Ben Carson muting his social conservatism on the most hot-button social issue of the day makes him Mike Huckabee minus the boldness (and executive experience), a major flaw for a guy running as an “outsider.” If you like Carson, chances are you like him precisely because he’s not a politician and therefore more likely to speak candidly about his opinions when asked. He’s the one you turn to for Common Sense that cuts through political niceties. What’s the point of passing on Ted Cruz or Huckabee and rolling the dice on Carson if his attitude towards plainspoken debate with the media on gay marriage going forward is “yeah, pass”?
Say this for him, though: He’s going to end up making a lot of consultants very, very rich. Not Bush-level rich, but still.  

October 21, 2013

Tea Party Calls For Class Action Suit Against Homosexuality Being Worse Than Smoking

Tea Party Group Founder Calls For Class Action Suit Against Homosexuality (Audio)
Former Baptist pastor and Tea Party Unity founder Rick Scarborough, thinks homosexuality is worse than smoking, and is calling for a class action lawsuit against homosexuality, similar to the class action lawsuit the attorneys generals of 46 states brought against the top four tobacco manufacturers in the 1990s.
The revelation was made when Scarborough spoke with conservative activist Peter LaBarbera on Thursday about potential anti-gay strategies, including a class action lawsuit against homosexuality.
According to the Huffington Post:
“The whole issue of a class action lawsuit, you and I have talked about this a little bit,” Scarborough told LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality, in a conversation at a Tea Party Unity gathering Thursday. People For the American Way’s Right Wing Watch, a progressive advocacy group that monitors and reports on conservative political organizations, posted a partial transcript and audio recording of the discussion.
Scarborough said he believes homosexuality and tobacco companies should be equally vulnerable to class action lawsuits.
“Obviously, statistically now even the Centers for Disease Control verifies that homosexuality much more likely leads to AIDS than smoking leads to cancer. And yet the entire nation has rejected smoking, billions of dollars are put into a trust fund to help cancer victims and the tobacco industry was held accountable for that,” Scarborough said.
The CDC reported in 2008 that “more deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined.”
But LaBarbera agreed with Scarborough, Raw Story reported, and added, “We need to work on our conservative, alternate media and say, ‘look, don’t do the pro-gay thing, why don’t you rather step out and support these ex-gays?’ We should encourage Fox News to tell these stories … these wonderful stories of happy men and women who have left the homosexual lifestyle.”
Earlier this year, Scarborough expressed anti-gay sentiments, declaring the word “gay” an “abuse of the language” during a guest sermon in New Jersey.
“They’re not gay … that’s a twist into the words,” Scarborough argued. “It won’t be long until we’ll be calling pedophiles ‘happy people.’”

July 30, 2013

NBC Sports Responds to The Russian Olympics and The New Gay Bashing Laws

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The Human Rights campaign has called on Lazarus and the 
network to refuse to air the opening ceremony of the games 
Photograph: Phil Mccarten/Reuters
The head of NBC Sports has responded to calls for the TV network to put a spotlight on Russia's draconian new anti-gay laws in its coverage of the upcoming Winter Olympics, saying there would be reporting of the issue but only if it should emerge as a problem during the games.
Mark Lazarus, chairman of the NBC Sports division, told an audience at the Television Critics Association in Beverly Hills that the issue of Russia's clampdown on gay men and lesbians had already been dealt with by the International Olympic Committee. "The IOC has addressed it with the Russian government and has assured athletes, fans and media that there won't be any issues," he said, adding that should the new laws impacted any part of the Winter Olympics "we will make sure we are acknowledging it and recognising it".
The comments from Lazarus are unlikely to tamp down calls from the LGBT community for NBC to highlight Russia's aggressively anti-gay laws in its coverage of the Winter Olympics that is begin in Sochi on 6 February and run for 18 days. There have been widespread calls for protests and a boycott of the games.
Last week the Washington-based LGBT advocacy group Human Rights Campaign wrote to the NBC parent company urging the network to use its broadcasting reach to expose "this inhumane and unjust law to the millions of American viewers who will tune in to watch the games". Specifically, HRC called on the network to refuse to air the opening ceremony of the games.
The new law, signed by President Vladimir Putin last month, imposes fines on those who spread propaganda "directed at forming nontraditional sexual setups" or that gives the "distorted understanding" that homosexuals are "socially equivalent" to heterosexuals. The "homosexual propaganda" penalised under the legislation includes wearing a rainbow flag or tweeting positive messages about gays or lesbians.
The law also provides for the arrest of foreigners engaging in such activities for up to 15 days followed by deportation. The IOC said last week that it had been given assurances from the Russian government that the sanctions for foreign nationals would not be applied to those participating in the games.

July 29, 2013

Baton Rouge Police Busting Gays In The Park for Conversing About Something Legal

The EBR Sheriff's Office is taking some heat after national criticism from the gay community sparked over an article in a Baton Rouge local newspaper, The Advocate.
The article documents 12 arrests made by the EBRSO Deputies at Baton Rouge Park and Recreational Facilities. One arrest, in particular, at Manchac Park has a man charged with an anti-sodomy law that was ruled unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court years ago.
According to court records obtained by the advocate, the arrests were made after undercover communication was initiated at various parks in the parish.  Since the article was posted, the EBRSO has received a backlash of negative reactions from civil rights groups including the Capital City Alliance, a civil advocacy group.
Matthew Patterson, who is a board member of the CCA, says that while his group is still learning about the Sheriff's Office stakeouts, his initial reaction was disappointment.
"At the end of the day people were getting arrested for what amounted to having a conversation about doing something that is not against the law." Patterson commented, "And I just really couldn't fathom that is something you could get arrested for."
Officials from the EBRSO would not talk to 9News on camera, but the Office did send a statement to the CCA this afternoon.
The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office issued the following statement:
"We want to reiterate our intent in these cases. It was NEVER to target a certain segment of our population. It was only in response to parents, park officials and members of the public concerned that our parks were not safe. When we receive reports of public masturbation, sex and other lewd activity in a park where children are playing, we MUST take these concerns seriously. Our intent was honorable, our approach, however, is something we must evaluate and change. The Sheriff's Office is not concerned with what consenting adults do in private residences. We are concerned with what is going on in public, especially a public place frequented by children. In light of new information, we feel that we need to work with our deputies to provide them with better resources and training to deal with these issues in more appropriate ways. It is very important to us that the public understands our intent and agenda was safety and never prejudiced toward any group."
The Capital City Alliance board responded to the EBRSO statement with a statement of their own:
"We thank the Sheriff for his willingness to work on the problem. He has agreed to meet with CCA and to release a statement that the "crimes against nature" law will not be enforced. It is CCA and Equality Louisiana's intention to discuss the appointment of an LGBT liaison to the Sheriff's Office and the Sheriff's intentions to work with the legislature to remove this unconstitutional law from the books."
Bruce Parker of Capital City Alliance and Equality Louisiana stated, "We know that the damage that has been done to the lives of the people that have been unfairly targeted using this unconstitutional law can't be undone, but we are optimistic that the Sheriff has clearly stated that they will no longer be enforcing this law until the courts or the legislature removes it."
Parker also adds, "Equality Louisiana will do everything we can to support the work of our coalition member, Capital City Alliance, as they collaborate with the Sheriff to remove the possibility of this happening in the future."

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February 2, 2013

Sen.Stacey Campfield- Knoxville -Dangerous} Looking for Gay Kids to Shame and if lucky Kill

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The man at the picture with a full head of red hair. He might have a full head of hair but that is about the most he has up there. I guess he doesn’t read the news or doesn’t understand them. How can he not understand why there so many kids that have committed suicide? Just because of what he is proposing is one answers. Go ahead shame a guy you find with a guy instead of a girl and what good do you do to have those kids in shame? Already hiding because they can't show public expressions of affections like straight kids are open to.
My suggestion is that someone out to teach himthe consequences of what his doing. I will be trying to communicate with this man and if anything I can always shoot an email or fax or call.
But I wish the peoplle of Knoxvile don’t become accomplice to what he waants to do to your kids. The rest of us also have a responsibility to teach this man that his stupidity or search for power is going to have bad results.
His proposal in knoxville shows that the kids are very far from his mind., The gays is what he is looking for. To hurt, to bring guilt and all all those christian values.
Adam Gonzalez, Publisher
 A Republican lawmaker hee has proposed legislation that would require schools to inform a student's parents if the child is engaging in "homosexual" activity.Under the measure sponsored by state Sen. Stacey Campfield of Knoxville, a school counselor, nurse or principal can inform parents if their children's "circumstances present immediate and urgent safety issues involving human sexuality."Campfield told reporters on that he considers the "act of homosexuality" to be dangerous to a child's health and safety.

The measure is part of a proposal, known as the "Don't Say Gay" bill, that Campfield passed in the Senate in 2011, but the companion bill failed in the House last year.
The proposal would ban the teaching of gay issues to elementary and middle school students.
Campfield says the current legislation has a House sponsor and he's optimistic about its passage.
Last year, in a radio interview discussing his anti-gay campaign, Campfield said HIV and AIDS originated from a man having sex with a monkey and that “it is virtually ... impossible to contract AIDS through heterosexual sex.”
That remark prompted him to be ejected from a popular brunch bistro in Knoxville.

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