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Sun May 17, 2015, 02:35 AM

Barack Obama issues statement on the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

Michelle and I join our fellow Americans and others around the world in commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia tomorrow, May 17. We take this opportunity to reaffirm that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights are human rights, to celebrate the dignity of every person, and to underscore that all people deserve to live free from fear, violence, and discrimination, regardless of who they are of whom they love.

We work toward this goal every day. Here at home, we are working to end bias-motivated violence, combat discrimination in the workplace, and address the specific needs of transgender persons. Overseas, I am proud of the steps that the United States has taken to prioritize the protection and promotion of LGBT rights in our diplomacy and global outreach.

There is much more to do, and this fight for equality will not be won in a day. but we will keep working, at home and abroad, and we will keep fighting, for however long it takes until we are all able to live free and equal in dignity and rights.

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What a lovely gift to me from our President on my birthday!

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Reply Barack Obama issues statement on the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (Original post)
Behind the Aegis May 2015 OP
Cha May 2015 #1
Behind the Aegis May 2015 #2
Cha May 2015 #6
Cassidy1 May 2015 #3
Gothmog May 2015 #4
Behind the Aegis May 2015 #10
MineralMan May 2015 #5
Number23 May 2015 #7
Behind the Aegis May 2015 #11
Number23 May 2015 #13
Behind the Aegis May 2015 #14
Number23 May 2015 #15
Behind the Aegis May 2015 #16
ismnotwasm May 2015 #8
Behind the Aegis May 2015 #12
Initech May 2015 #9

Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2015, 02:49 AM

1. Isn't it though! Happy Birthday, BtA~

& Thanks Obama~

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Sun May 17, 2015, 03:02 AM

2. Thanks! And from Barbara Lee...

US Congress resolution recognizes IDAHOT


More than 60 congressional members, led by Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduced a Congressional resolution in support of the goals and ideals of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia.

“Unfortunately, homophobia, transphobia and discrimination against the LGBT community can still be found in communities across our nation and around the world. Whether it is in the form of hatred, exclusion, bigotry or violence, it is unacceptable,” said Congresswoman Lee. “I hope this resolution is another step in the direction of full equality and acceptance for all.”

The resolution outlines the specific effects of anti-LGBT violence, homelessness and health disparities, especially related to mental health, substance abuse and HIV/AIDS.

Anti-LGBT violence is the third most frequent bias crime in the United States, amongst those reporting these crimes. Transgender women, people of color and young people often face the most severe violence as a result of these crimes.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #2)

Sun May 17, 2015, 06:51 PM

6. Mahalo for these important words from Barbara Lee, BtA!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2015, 04:12 AM

3. I was just I was just talking about this elsewhere.

 

There are still hardcore zealots against this. Some of them are employers, educators, etc. Recognition days are great, but you still need laws with teeth. Society has come a long way in employment, but much needs to be done. There is too much bullying and too much discrimination. It all starts with language. I would like to see words like faggot, queer, etc. be treated like the N word. This is actually the last frontier, so it will take much more for this to stick. We need stricter penalties in school, the workplace and elsewhere when hurtful language is used. If it is malicious with intent to defame or denigrate, then pass laws where appropriate.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2015, 11:38 AM

4. Happy birthday

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #4)

Mon May 18, 2015, 02:06 AM

10. Thanks!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2015, 11:41 AM

5. Thank you, Mr. President.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2015, 08:45 PM

7. But of course he's focused on those "wedge issues!!11" and "distractions!one"



And Happy Birthday!

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Response to Number23 (Reply #7)

Mon May 18, 2015, 02:07 AM

11. Thanks!

"But of course he's focused on those "wedge issues!!11" and "distractions!one""

Of course we are still "hearing" all about that even today!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #11)

Mon May 18, 2015, 02:10 AM

13. Mmmmm.... wedges....



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Response to Number23 (Reply #13)

Mon May 18, 2015, 02:12 AM

14. LMAO!

I love both wedges and "The Simpsons"! I just saw you "enjoyed" some "wedges" earlier in the same place I did.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #14)

Mon May 18, 2015, 02:14 AM

15. "I love both wedges and "The Simpsons"! Oh you and I would get along like a house on freaking fire!

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Response to Number23 (Reply #15)

Mon May 18, 2015, 02:17 AM

16. I am gonna have to find my recipe for wedges.

It has a Cajun twist.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2015, 10:48 PM

8. K&R

And Happy Birthday!

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #8)

Mon May 18, 2015, 02:08 AM

12. Thanks!

Saw "Avengers" and that is about it! LOL! Low keyed is the way to go.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2015, 11:00 PM

9. Equality matters.

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