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Re: “Awkward moment in front of AFFA theater ad begs for lesson on what "gay" means

My gut reaction to these incidents is anger. Anger for a lot of things I won't go into detail about here. Especially where children are involved as I was once a gay child myself and that is where the most and longest lasting support and/or damage is done to the individual psyche and mentality. Having said that, things are much better and I expect change now, whereas thirty or even just five years ago it was only reasonable to expect a very difficult life of constant secrecy, dishonesty, and some phantom boundary between us and our straight friends and loved ones, which was pretty much presumed to be everyone, evidenced by how shocked and apalled some fundamentalists are to learn that homosexuals actually truly exist and aren't just some example of heterosexuals gone astray in their favorite patristic writings on sexual immorality or society at large. Of course you should tell your children what gay means. How dare you not tell your children what gay means? What if your child is going to be gay the day puberty comes knocking and you're damaging them irreparably by expressing just how much you hate or simply don't care about gay people? But I guess what I like best is hearing gay teenagers talk about the ways that they hate being gay today. Everything is gay. Every time you turn around someone or something is gay. Sure, many of their parents and friends and teachers and everyone are all still closeted homophobes and misogynists. And a lot of the "gay" and "bi" kids are faking it just to get attention. Being a teenager has never been easy, even as a heterosexual. But it's just that much harder to marginalize and dismiss us in a world that's becoming saturated with our desire for absolute respect, equality and dignity.

Posted by shizznit25 on December 16, 2007 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Who You Calling a Witch?

It’s important for Pagans in Charleston to receive any good attention. Some of us comprise an important and struggling faith group that can help balance out many forms of fundamentalism and narrow-minded politics in a community. But it might be remiss to assume a few identifying as Pagans in the public spotlight represent Charleston area Pagans as a whole, or Pagans in general. Other Pagan resources, local and regional include: All Souls Parish, A Pagan inspired Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summerville: http://www.freewebs.com/uuofsummerville/index.htm Witchvox, perhaps the largest and most centralized source for contemporary Pagan thought and practice, based in Florida: www.witchvox.com And the Radical Faeries, an LGBT Pagan tradition with active circles in Atlanta and Tennesee: www.radfae.org

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Posted by shizznit25 on December 15, 2007 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Family Man

Organizations like these and PFLAG need to get involved nationally in public education, at least at the high school level, if not middle school. That's where the most damage and most gains are made in the individual lgbt psyche, depending on what support or abuse is environmentally present at the time.

Posted by shizznit25 on November 13, 2007 at 6:25 PM

Re: “Breaking Point

For starters how about some actual statistics... (a mathematical concept you can look up in wikipedia.com) about recidivism in reparative therapy. You might have to dig back into the 1940's and 1950's when it was still being done under the guise of legitimate psychotherapy. But unlike politicians and most religious authorities, numbers don't lie. Or wait... maybe if the entire world holds hands and prays for a miracle all at the same time, the least gay homosexual in the world who wants to be turned straight the most out of all of the gay people everywhere including countries where you can still be executed for sodomy, will win the golden ticket and become a real heterosexual.

Posted by shizznit25 on November 12, 2007 at 12:39 AM

Re: “Breaking Point

For starters how about some actual statistics... (a mathematical concept you can look up in wikipedia.com) about recidivism in reparative therapy. You might have to dig back into the 1940's and 1950's when it was still being done under the guise of legitimate psychotherapy. But unlike politicians and most religious authorities, numbers don't lie. Or wait... maybe if the entire world holds hands and prays for a miracle all at the same time, the least gay homosexual in the world who wants to be turned straight the most out of all of the gay people in countries where you can still be executed for sodomy, will win the golden ticket become a real heterosexual.

Posted by shizznit25 on November 12, 2007 at 12:38 AM

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