Tag Archives: GLBT

They are Gone: Brandon Bitner, 14

(Continued from Original Post) Another bullied teenager committed suicide early Friday morning, 5 November 2010. Brandon Bitner, a 14 year old boy from Mount Pleasant Mills, PA, walked several miles from his home around 2 a.m. to a busy intersection, … Continue reading

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Surviving Bullies: Peterr and the Flirtations Speak

This video (soundtrack, really–listen to the lyrics of the entire song) goes with a FABULOUS post by Peterr over at Firedoglake. His post is as moving as the song sung by the all-gay a cappella group The Flirtations. Recalling a … Continue reading

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Target: Between Hard Rock Gospel and a Bad Place

Is That A Rainbow I See Dripping All Over Your Target Audience? Today, Tom Emmer, a vociferous anti-Gay policitan and recipient of Target Corp. political monies, who is running in the Minnesota gubernatorial Republican primary, has announced he is re-oganizing … Continue reading

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The Compleat Gay Makeover

The youtube video mentions Alan Downing, a lead therapist for JONAH. The People Can Change website lists Downing as a “Senior Trainer” for Journey into Manhood, which is a controversial retreat designed to make gay men more masculine. Described as having a “camp-like” woodsy atmosphere without shaming, judgment or, naturally, same-sex sex, Journey into Manhood seems to be several things, most of them having to do with guys getting undressed and holding their manhood in such a way as to reaffirm their masculinity. While that may sound an awful lot like masturbation with an audience, to most of us, getting in touch with one’s manhood is a cornerstone of the woodland journey into…whatever. Clearly, it is apparently not for lesbians, despite what some of us might think we have—meaning, the Gayness thing, naturally. Downing, who acknowledges that he is still attracted to men, is one of the better-known people in the business of so-called ex-gays-via-reparative-therapy industry. Continue reading

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GUEST: Ann Herendeen on “The Third Perspective”

“One of the reasons I write what I do is to propose a new way of looking at the situation. To me, it’s about thinking so far outside the box that you can’t even see the box anymore.” Continue reading

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Attention GLBT: Be Charitable–and Be Vigilant

Although the concept of micro-lending is not new, there are several organizations that have made it their sole mission to lend small amounts of money to people all over the world who are trying to improve their lives. One such … Continue reading

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