Archive for the tag Homophobia

Utah Teen Commits Suicide

Last week, the world lost yet another gay teenager. Jack Reese, from Utah, who chose to take his own life after facing homophobic bullying at school. I send out my …

Gay Force

7:00 a.m. I wake up, and just as I have done every morning since puberty, I choose to be gay today.

Fundamentalists

The man says to me “You know, I have been watching you for some time now. I have been observing you. And you see, god talks to me, he sends me messages".

Dharun Ravi : Punished for Being An Immigrant

Congratulations gay people. We’ve arrived. If someone bullies or intimidates us and we take our lives as a result of their douche-bagery, we can rest assured that they will be convicted of bias-intimdiation and possibly, sentenced harshly. And in the case of Dharun Ravi, also face deportation to a country that he probably does not remember. I hope everyone is happy that justice has been served.

Discrimination Is For The Straights*

This wonderful article written by the fabulous Nayantara Kilachand very well encompasses the basic problem faced by the LGBT community, that of acceptance. Based on study she recently came across which provides shocking figures, she delves deeper into the LGBT scene by investigating with her friendly queers.

Promoting Homophobia

In other homophobic and not so shocking news, Governor Georgiy Poltavchanko signed a homophobic law banning the so-called “propaganda of sodomy, lesbianism, bisexualism and transgenderism, and pedophilia to minors.” The law will go into effect in 10 days.

To Be Normal

“I want to know what it’s like to be normal” are the opening words of this gripping video. Made by MoveOn.org, an organization that aims to be the political voice of everyday Americans

Fisking Firdaus

In a “wildly” convoluted essay, Firdous contends that maybe allowing homosexuals their rights will lead to the destruction of the world as we know it. Never being the one for open letters, I’ll just use this as feedstock for sarcasm.

Think For Yourself. Or Please Shut The Fuck Up.

It’s simple, really. The world wasn’t created for the benefit of just one person. We co-exist. Just as you won’t find two tigers with matching stripes, you won’t find two people with the same preferences. You’d think after so many years of existence, people would’ve learnt to tolerate each other’s differences. But looks like that’s too much to expect from a species that considers itself the most intelligent of all.

Radicalized Organization!

That’s right! The girls scouts are a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood and have a lesbian agenda! Or so Indiana Lawmaker Mr. Bob Morris claims. We told you that we …

Interview : Author, Vivek Shraya

I feel like everyday the book surprises me. Last year it was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award and was picked up by several post-secondary institutions as a text book. Consequently, the first run sold out in just a little over a year and I am currently getting ready for the release of the second edition which features a new story and illustration.

No Woman No Cry

A few weeks ago, while The Girl was away on yet another business trip, I was watching some mindless TV & I suddenly felt myself get really sad. It was a weird feeling, because I wasn't really sad & it felt like I was watching my mind being taken over (fans of Harry Potter might say there were Dementors in the room) by some unstoppable force.

How To Spot a Homophobe This Pride?

Just like regular decent people, homophobes come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes they're hard to spot, because they're masquerading as tolerant. But fear not, dear readers...because my homophobe-spotter is just as sharp as my 'gaydar'. You will soon be able to spot these types from a mile away and avoid the frustration of enduring an ignorant conversation.
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