Showing posts with label Kids. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kids. Show all posts

May 6, 2014

Kids of Gay Parents Tape a Video for You

Kids Of Gay Parents Speak Out In Heartwarming Video

In preparation for their movie ‘FREE’, Team Angelica spent an afternoon at the South Bank Centre filming “kids of gay , straight, bi and undefinable parents.”
And the most important lesson these kids taught us, is that Parents are Parents, Family is Family, and Love is Love!
Watch below:

May 2, 2014

Kids React to Gay marriage

This video is not new but still makes the point loud and clear. Kids as long as they have not been exposed to biased from parents, teachers, etc., can give you the most honest opinion about anything they see. Their opinion will be pure and unadulterated. There is a book in which many have been killed over it in which it says that “unless you could be like a child you could never enter the kingdom of god.”(St.James version 1962, the Bible)

November 4, 2013

Bi-Kid Gets Kicked Out of Home Gets $16K in Donations

When Nick’s parents discovered their teenage son was bisexual, they threw him out of the house, taking his car while he was at work, along with all of the money in his bank account, and threw his remaining belongings out of their home and onto the front lawn warning him to pick it up before it gets stolen.
Steve Bevers, whose mother-in-law works with Nick, not only took the Georgia teenager into their home, but also started a GoFundMe page for him on Oct. 22. In just 11 days, that fund has raised over $16,000 for the penniless 18-year-old Kennesaw State University freshman.
The description on the GoFundMe page states that the money in Nick’s bank accounts totaled a “significant sum,” and explained that Nick’s parents “used the fact that his bank accounts were “custodial accounts” to take all his funds, taking the considerable amount he had saved up over the past 3 years working as a bag boy at Publix.
Bevers explained in a statement on the GoFundMe page, “[Nick] has felt that the people most responsible for loving and protecting him through anything have turned their backs and don’t care where he’s sleeping, or how he’s going to feed himself.” He added, “We’re working to show Nick that he is loved, even by strangers. That the horrible acts of some people will not be enough to stop him, and that with the help of people everywhere, he can get through this.”
He has no home, no car, thus no way to get back and forth to his school, and no money. We have taken him in, and are committed to keeping him on track. But he will need to find a place to live soon (He is welcome on our couch as long as he needs, but everyone deserves a bed to call their own) and a car to help him get around. Had his parents not emptied his accounts, he could have paid a deposit, got into an apartment, and found a new car, but he was left with nothing.
Nick’s GoFundMe page had been flooded with messages of support for the disowned teen. In a video message to his supporters, Nick said, “You guys pretty much saved my life.” He added: “This whole thing started when my stepmom caught wind of me being bisexual,” he said. “I don’t know where she got her information from, but I know it wasn’t from me. She didn’t like that and neither did my dad. I got told some very vulgar and disgusting things… That’s why I didn’t tell them, because I wasn’t ready. And I didn’t tell them for the exact reaction I was scared about, and that’s exactly what happened.”
Watch Nick’s thank you video below:

The messages of support were just as incredible as the overwhelming generosity for the disowned teen.
Warren wrote on the GoFundMe page: “I don’t have enough money for rent, but I am going to figure out a way to donate some money. IT GETS BETTER! I was an “ally” in high school and in turn got almost as much crap as the homosexual kids. Please keep your head up. We all love you!
Timothy writes: “Nick, I was disowned by my father and was told by him that I should commit suicide when it was discovered I was gay. The reason I’m telling you this is to KEEP YOUR CHIN UP and to share my strength and hope that IT GETS BETTER! They do not deserve to be in your life. Your father and STEPMOTHER don’t know the meaning of the word love.
Jennifer writs: “My thoughts are with you. Don’t let the actions of you parents stop you from becoming an amazing person. You have the world (well, most of) supporting you and your dreams.

The Huffington Post reports that Nick will use the money to register for spring semester and hopes to put the remainder of it towards a new vehicle.

September 23, 2013

Gay People Don’t Shoot Kids?

"The mother of a man accused of being involved in the Wilkes-Barre apartment complex shooting that left two little girls critically wounded told reporters it wasn't possible that her son committed the crime because he's gay, and "gay people don't shoot kids."

"Certain men don't shoot kids," the unidentified mother continued.

Jevaun D. Brown, 24, and Taleek T. Sistrunk, 21, also of Wilkes-Barre, were arrested along with Trevor Whitaker, 26, of Brooklyn, on August 24th while fleeing the scene of the shooting at the Sherman Hills apartment complex."* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down.

A gunman with a military-grade assault rifle opened fire on a pickup basketball game in the Back of the Yards neighborhood late Thursday, injuring 13 people and dragging the city back into the international spotlight for its violent crime problem.
At least 16 bullets were fired into Cornell Square Park around 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, wounding a 3-year-old boy and a dozen other people. All are expected to survive, many with wounds to their arms and legs.
Shell casings found around the blood-soaked basketball courts were 7.62 mm rounds, which are traditionally used in AK-47 assault rifles and rarely found in gang attacks on Chicago’s South Side. Though gun violence has long plagued the city’s impoverished neighborhoods, offenders almost never use military-style weapons.
“It's a miracle there has been no fatality,” Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said at a news conference this morning. “Illegal guns, illegal guns, illegal guns drive violence....A military-grade weapon on the streets of Chicago is simply unacceptable.”
The park is in a heavily gang-infested area, but it is not in a so-called impact zone flooded by officers to deter crime, McCarthy said. The nearest zones are three blocks to the north and three blocks to the south, leaving the Cornell Square as a no man’s land protected only by occasional patrols and an 11 p.m. curfew.
About 45 minutes before the park’s closing time, at least one gunman walked to the basketball court in the 1800 block of West 51st Street and opened fire, police said. The 13 people hit included both the pick-up game’s players and spectators such as 3-year-old Deonta Howard.
Deonta, who was standing near the court, was shot near the ear and the bullet exited through his cheek, according to police and relatives. His family said the boy is expected to recover but will need plastic surgery.
After visiting Deonta at Mount Sinai Hospital Friday, his grandmother Semehca Nunn called for an end to the violence that has terrorized her historically working-class neighborhood in recent years.
“They need to stop, they need to stop,” Nunn said, before collapsing in tears.
Police believe the shooting stemmed from an ongoing dispute between the Black P. Stones and Gangster Disciples. It was not known if any of the victims were the intended targets, authorities said.
“There were members of gangs on the scene and there were gang members among the victims,” McCarthy said.
Authorities do not have anyone in custody and are currently reviewing police cameras mounted nearby. There could be as many as three offenders, officials said.
The first paramedics on scene found more than a dozen people lying across the rust-colored court. One person lay near a bicycle that was on its side. A pair of white gym shoes were left near an out-of-bounds line.
Ambulances continued to arrive a half hour after the shootings as wounded people – including a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl – were carried out on stretchers. About 60 police officers converged on the park and crime lab investigators combed the scene. Witnesses say Deonta was the first to be carried away.
The images again captured the world’s attention as international media organizations ran stories about the shooting and foreign reporters attended a Friday morning press conference at police headquarters.
McCarthy repeatedly refused to address the incident’s toll on the city’s reputation or his department’s effort to curb gun violence. “Every time somebody is shot in this city, it’s a setback,” McCarthy said. “But this is not just a Chicago problem.”
The incident appeared problematic enough for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to cancel a meeting with Obama administration cabinet secretaries today on city issues and return to Chicago, his spokeswoman Sarah Hamilton said.
Emanuel flew to D.C. Thursday to raise money for his campaign fund. His East Coast swing also was supposed to include a political fundraiser for Democratic New Jersey U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker.
Upon his return, Emanuel spent 40 minutes at Mount Sinai Hospital, where he spoke with Deonta’s mother. The boy, who remains in critical condition, was sedated and being prepared for surgery during the visit.
The mayor did not speak with reporters, but released a statement asking the community to cooperate with the investigation.
“Senseless and brazen acts of violence have no place in Chicago and betray all that we stand for,” Emanuel said in a statement. “The perpetrators of this crime will be brought to justice and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. I encourage everyone in the community to step forward with any information and everyone in Chicago to continue their individual efforts to build stronger communities where violence has no place.”
Two family photos of Deonta' Howard, age 3, shot in an attack that wounded 13 people in a Back of the Yards park Thursday night. (Family photos)
The shootings came just days after the FBI released crime data showing that Chicago had more murders than New York in 2012. McCarthy argued Friday that the statistics were old news and did not represent the progress made in the city, where the murder rate has dropped by 20 percent over the past year.
Ald. Willie Cochran, a retired police sergeant whose redrawn ward will include Cornell Square in 2015, acknowledged the shootings landed a damaging blow against the city’s crime-fighting efforts.
“It’s a setback because we’ve been focusing so much attention on suppressing crime,” he said. “If you look at where we were last year and where we are this year, it shows that. But the perception of crime is greater than the crime itself. While law enforcement has been implementing programs, putting more officers on the street on overtime initiatives, it only takes one incident like this to change the whole perception of the reality.”
For neighborhood residents, the reality Thursday night included a burst of rapid fire and sight of a bleeding 3-year-old boy. Deonta’s older brother, Jamarrie Toney, was at his aunt’s home across the street from Cornell Square when he heard the shots. He ran to the park’s gate and saw his younger brother lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the face.
Jamarrie, 9, had not seen Deonta – who goes by the nickname Tay Man – since paramedics rushed the little boy to the hospital. “I just miss him,” he said.
Another victim, a 37-year-old man who was shot in the leg, said he had been hanging around the park with friends when the gunfire began.
“I turned around, I heard screaming,’’ he said. “I saw Tay Man."
He paused.
“I just saw his face. Just tore off. . .they almost shot his whole face off,” he said.
The man, who asked that his name not be used, smoked a cigarette as he leaned on a cane after being released from the hospital. Medical tape held down a piece of cotton gauze on his left arm, and he was missing the shoe from the leg where he had also been shot.
He denied feeling anger toward the shooter. “I’m just grateful, grateful to be alive,” the man said.
Mayra Rodriguez, 23, who lives in the area with her 2-year-old daughter, heard rapid gunfire and then saw people on the ground. “Good thing most of them got hit in the legs,’’ she said.
“That kid was playing, he didn’t even know nothing, it was out of nowhere,’’ she said of the 3-year-old.
Relatives said the boy's uncle, Jerome Wood, was fatally shot in the Woodlawn neighborhood over the Labor Day weekend. The Rev. Corey Brooks, who presided over Wood's funeral, urged the shooter or shooters to surrender or face justice on the streets.
“There are people who know exactly who the shooter is,” he said. “And I'm sure he will not be safe shooting 13 people.”
As dawn broke today, broken glass could be seen strewn across the basketball court, along with discarded medical supplies, syringes without needles, plastic packaging, orange gloves and a bloody T-shirt.
Before Thursday night's shooting, eight children under the age of 8 had been shot in Chicago over seven weeks.
Police listed the victims as:
• A 3-year-old boy, shot in the ear, in critical condition at Mount Sinai
• A 17-year-old girl, shot in the foot, condition stabilized at Holy Cross Hospital
• A 15-year-old boy shot in the arm, stabilized at Holy Cross
• A man, 27, shot in the leg and wrist, serious condition at Mount Sinai
• A man, 24, shot twice in the stomach, serious condition at Mount Sinai
• A man, 21, shot in the leg, serious condition at Mount Sinai
• A man, 41, shot in the buttocks, serious condition at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital
• A woman, 33, shot in the shoulder, condition stabilized at Northwestern Memorial Hospital
• A man, 31, shot in the buttocks, condition stabilized at Northwestern
• A woman, 23, shot in the foot, condition stabilized at St. Anthony Hospital
• A man, 37, shot in the leg, in good condition at Stroger
• A man, 25, shot in the knee, in good condition at Northwestern
• And a man, 33, who drove himself to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park with a gunshot wound to the leg and who was treated and released.

By Peter Nickeas and Jeremy Gorner | Tribune reporters 

August 14, 2013

Gay Kids in Moscow With Little Recourses on Communicating

Russia gay activist
The controversial anti-gay law passed by the Russian government causes gay teenagers to live in constant fear, a gay support activist said.
The teens apparently have only one online support group, Deti-404, set up by Lena Limova, 25, after she wrote an article on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teens and was contacted in desperation by a 16-year-old lesbian, The Observer (of London) reported in Moscow Saturday.
Limova then received a letter from Nadya, 15. "Nadya was hounded at school, her mother didn't support her. She decided to die, accidentally read my article and didn't do it," Limova said.
The name Deti-404 derives from the error page that comes on the computer screen when a website doesn't exist, and some of the teens' letters appear on the page with the authors' photos blurred against recognition.
The anti-gay law, signed in June by President Vladimir Putin in June, prohibits propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations and imposes fines on those holding gay pride rallies.
Limova's small support group is one of only a few for young gay people in Russia and appears to be a target of the anti-gay law, The Observer reported.
"Many of (the LGBTs) close in on themselves, they don't tell anyone. They are scared of parents and classmates. If they open up, parents sometimes beat them, insult them, throw them out, take away their phones, ban them from going on the Internet and even lock them up in a psychiatric clinic," Limova said.
British theater personality Stephen Fry wrote an open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron in which he called for the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi next year to be wrested away from Russia.
Cameron, however, said the prejudice would be better challenged by attending the games than boycotting them. The Kremlin assured the IOC last week that the law wouldn't affect competing athletes, The Observer reported.
"Sportsmen can go to the opening ceremony with a rainbow flag in support of Russian LGBT. It would be very valuable," Limova said.

July 21, 2013

Born This Way a Lie in TransKids Mutilation is Not

Transgender girl
One of the most glaring parts of “born this way” transactivism that rings false is the idea that there have always, always been trans people who have experienced gender dysphoria in similar ways to people today.
This is pretty clearly not the case.
Listen to the trans narratives coming out of people today, and listen IN PARTICULAR to the trans narratives coming out about children.  Children who tried to cut off their own genitals, children who absolutely insist upon being treated as the opposite sex, children who scream and cry when clothing for the opposite sex is put on them (ignoring, of course, that at many points in human history, clothing for infants and young children was not gendered, that boys wore dresses, that boys wore much more pink than girls, et cetera)–now, think about this for a minute.
In all the medical and psychiatric literature of the 18th through 20th centuries, where were these children?  Here are just a few examples of“trans children” who are said to have attempted self-mutilation of their genitals.  Imagine, if you will, what Freud would have done with this–the field day that any psychologist of the early 20th century would have had if they’d encountered children with such significant dysphoria that they were hacking away at their body parts!  There are plenty of records of various psychological and physical maladies–some real and some not-so-real–in 18th and 19th century records.  Where are the children who insisted that they were the opposite sex and simply would not be moved?  Doctors at those times were NOT afraid of reporting and documenting supposedly “deviant” behavior.  It absolutely beggars belief that if transgenderism is inborn and manifests as children taking drastic and even mutilating steps toward their chosen gender, not one psychiatrist or psychologist or physician would have said, “wow, this is interesting, I’d better get a syndrome named after me!”
Because, see, that’s what actually happened with other types of issues that start to manifest in childhood.  We have records of children with autism.  We have records of children with cancer.  We have records of children with major psychological and neurological problems.  There was no conspiracy of silence surrounding transgender issues. 
Now, had trans children started to “come out of the closet,” as it were, it’s true that they’d have
probably been subjected to all kinds of horrific medical and psychiatric interventions designed to “correct” their dysphoria.  Some people will say that this means trans children stayed closeted, for their own good.  But how would trans children know?  No one would say to them, “by the way, if you think you’re the opposite sex, you can expect electroshock treatment to start in a couple of weeks.”
We have documentation of hundreds of medical and psychological conditions going back literally thousands of years.  To cite just a couple of examples, multiple sclerosis had been thoroughly described by the mid-19th century.  So had bipolar disorder (which was described by several different psychiatrists before the 20th century rolled around).  Ditto schizophrenia.  Autism was well-described by the mid-20th century (and had only missed out on earlier description because it was considered a form of schizophrenia). Case studies abound involving people with all kinds of incredibly unusual physical or mental workings–and yet, there was no penis-cutting epidemic, not even when children had less adult supervision and more access to cutting implements a lot more grown-up than safety scissors.
Trans activists today claim that without surgical intervention, dysphoria can be and often is fatal, because it will compel them to acts of self-harm.  Trans activists also claim about half of trans people have attempted suicide because of their desire to transition.  Where was this epidemic of pediatric death-wishes before doctors started telling parents that the only solution to their children’s dysphoria was expensive surgery and hormones?
Oh right–I know where it was.  It didn’t exist.  Listen, grownups: transition if you want, it’s very little skin off my ass.  But having your children medically sterilized, delaying the onset of their puberty, feeding them enough bullshit about gender that they have a desire to chop off their organs before they even know what those organs are for?  It’s Munchausen’s by proxy, and it’s child abuse.
“Born that way” makes it possible for doctors to alter little children’s genitals before they are old enough to consent, and to pump them full of drugs that have not been studied for use in pediatric patients or over the long term.  To keep their newfound gender, the children in question will have to pay, and pay, and pay, for the rest of their lives, just to stay on the hormone treatments.  “Born this way” transactivism isn’t just a problem because it enshrines gender as an innate human quality.  It’s also a problem because it makes ordinarily perfectly sane liberal people totally fine with allowing medical procedures on children that they would never, ever allow otherwise.
The trans child phenomenon is a product of our gender-obsessed, individual performance-obsessed culture, along with parents who think it’s sure fun to parade around their child in front of news cameras so they can talk about how special their kid is and how oppressed.  Munchausen’s by proxy, and the parents just SOAK UP the accolades.  Well, history foils you again, parents of “trans kids.”  Every shrink and doctor in the last 200 years–hell, 2000 years–would have given his or her eyeteeth to have had such a juicy disorder that it was causing little boys to chop off their penises.  They’d have come up with all kinds of specious reasoning for it based on their conception of the body and mind at the time, and we’d all be saying, “wow, if only they’d known those kids were trans and could be cured with surgery and hormones!”
But that’s not what’s happening, is it?  It’s all new territory, and any idea of talk therapy is immediately derided as transphobic and an erasure of trans identities.  It’s surgery and hormones–or at least the possibility of surgery and hormones, delaying puberty to make these things easier–or nothing at all.  This, in spite of the fact that surgery and hormones are shown to have little or no effect on the suicide rates of trans people or their levels of depression and anxiety.
Don’t end up on the wrong side of history, fifty years from now when a whole lot of these trans kids tell us what was actually going on in their homes, or when they lash out angrily at the people who altered their bodies permanently and prevented them from reproducing, all based on parental reactions to the child’s normal reactions to enforcement of gender roles.

July 4, 2013

California Passes Bill 'Transgender Young Kids to Use Any Bathroom'

Jonas Maines,  Nicole Maines

Jonas Maines, left, and his transgender sister, Nicole Maines, stand outside the Penobscot Judicial Center, Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Bangor, Maine. The siblings were born as identical twins boys. The state supreme court heard arguments on Wednesday over a school district’s handling of Nicole Maine's restroom needs. The lawsuit accuses the school district of breaking a state law in 2007 when it stopped letting the Maines use the girls bathroom and required to her use a staff bathroom after a student's grandfather complained.

California lawmakers approved a bill Wednesday that would require public K-12 schools to let transgender students choose which restrooms they use and which school teams they join based on their gender identity instead of their chromosomes.
Some school districts around the country have implemented similar policies, but the bill's author says AB1266 would mark the first time a state has mandated such treatment by statute.

Existing state law already prohibits California schools from discriminating against students based on their gender identity, but the legislation that passed the state Senate on Wednesday spells that out in more detail, said Carlos Alcala, a spokesman for the bill's author, Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco.
At least one other state education department, in Massachusetts, has a policy granting the same protections.
The bill would give students the right "to participate in sex-segregated programs, activities and facilities" based on their self-perception, regardless of their birth gender.
It sparked an impassioned debate on the Senate floor about when transgender students' right to expression might conflict with other students' discomfort and right to privacy.
Supporters said the bill is needed to protect students from bullying and other abuse. They also said it represents the next front in their effort to provide equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, just days after same-sex marriages resumed in California.
Opponents said the state is going too far if it permits opposite-sex students to use restrooms and locker rooms.
"It is not all about discrimination. Elementary and secondary students of California — our most impressionable, our most vulnerable — now may be subjected to some very difficult situations," said Republican Sen. Jim Nielsen.
The Senate passed the bill on a vote of 21-9. It previously passed the Assembly and now goes to the governor.

June 16, 2013

Elmo Child Sex Guy Honored At Gala and Gets Award {Why!}

Kevin Clash, the Elmo puppeteer who resigned amid allegations that he sexually abused underage boys, won three Daytime Emmy Awards for his work on "Sesame Street."
Clash won as outstanding performer in a children's series at the creative arts ceremony held Friday night. He shared trophies for outstanding pre-school children's series and directing in a children's series, giving Clash 26 Daytime Emmys for his work on the venerable PBS show.
He played Elmo for 28 years before quitting last November. Clash's lawyer has said that related lawsuits filed against the entertainer are without merit.
The main Daytime Emmys ceremony is Sunday in Beverly Hills.

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