Boy Scouts president cuts through the noise: 'Let in gay boys'
A huge statement just hours before delegates are scheduled to vote:
Boy Scouts president: Let in gay boys [USA TODAY]
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Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK1):
Equal #BoyScout opponents don't want to hear how anti-gay their allies are
The "On My Honor" coalition is proudly touting the backing of the American Family Association, once of the most legitimately hostile anti-LGBT groups working today. So since it is the day before the big vote, I thought I'd give them some pragmatic advice:
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Seconds later, another Facebooker mirrored my comment and posted it with his own Eagle Scout identification:
His comment has been deleted.
Fair enough. But there's no honor in forcible echo chambers.
Maggie doesn't want us treated cruelly, just as less 'normative' than heterosexuals
"I personally still cherish the hope that we can as a society eliminate cruel homophobia without jettisoning heteronormativity — which is the need for social norms and institutions to be oriented strongly around the problem and the blessing that sex between men and women makes babies."
Heteronormativity is a fallacy that never was. Cruel homophobia is a manifestation that stems from the insistence that heteronormativity both is and should be.
When looking back on her decades of work, Maggie can use the labels "heteronormativity," "homophobia," "traditional values," or "pomegranate sundae," for all I care. But I refuse to let her deny her hand in pushing society in a way that both denies and demonizes LGBT people. She simply has. Sadly.
GLAAD: Opponents of Equality in #BoysScouts Project Adult Baggage Onto Supportive Future
Freedom to Work files suit against oil company I drive miles out of way to avoid
The subject, Exxon, is a reliably low-ranking company on the gay rights spectrum, scoring a negative twenty-five (!) on the Human Rights Campaign's latest Corporate Equality Index. The lawsuit, however is a first of its kind.
Basically, Freedom To Work has filed suit with Illinois' Department of Human Rights, claiming that the oil giant discriminates against gay applicants. The LGBT rights org. submitted two fictional applications and claim that the less-qualified-but-more-hetero applicant was offered an interview while the more-qualified-but-more-'mo applicant was shut out. Report at link:
Associated Press report: Complaint Accuses Exxon Mobil of Anti-Gay Bias [AP via NY Times]
Gee, I wonder if Disney is okay with French coalition using Darth Vader for its anti-gay poster
Found on the Twitter account of NOM's Comm. Director, Thomas Peters:
Translation: "Who Is My Father?"
First of all—what the hell does this even mean? Just because Darth Vader uttered an iconic line with the word "father" in it doesn't mean that it has resonance. Not to mention, I'm not so sure I'd want to link a known villain to my discriminatory cause.
But beyond that—do these French activists (and NOM allies) really think that the brand-protective and pro-gay Disney, the current owners and gatekeepers of all things Star Wars, is going to let them use this for their anti-equality cause? Ridiculous!
Oh, and these French activists already lost on marriage. So there's that, too.
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