Category Archives: Homophobia

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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NOM Sign: Lynch Gay Couples to Save Marriage

via NOM Sign: Lynch Gay Couples to Save Marriage. This is all over the internet, and it cannot be shown too many times. Thanks to both Bilerico Project for the photo and story of NOM’s bus tour, and to Jeremy … Continue reading

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On Homophobia: Rewrite for Nick

On April 15, 2010, The Daily Horse ran a piece about two lesbians and their family who were the victims of a homophobic hate crime. The photo accompanying the piece is reproduced again, below. Today, probably in honor of Gay … Continue reading

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Gay Family Victims of Hate Crime

The hate-filled messages were spray-painted across the cars. The vandals wrote “dykes go to hell, go home, gays don’t belong here” and “lesbians equal hell”. Continue reading

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End Run Around Constance: Fake Prom

Chris Kieffer, a reporter for the NMS Daily Journal broke the story Monday morning (4/5/10), later picked up by the Advocate and Huffington Post, that Constance McMillen was sent to a “fake” prom, attended by less than a dozen people, this past Friday evening, while the rest of her classmates partied at a private party celebration to which Constance and her girlfriend were not invited. Continue reading

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Editorial: What’s Killing “the Gay”?

Meanwhile, Keith is dead. One cannot help but wonder how offended the “general public” is now. Not very, I suggest. Whether by accident of his own hand or the purposeful banging of his head on a steel door by law enforcement, he’s dead. I’m heart-sickened at how the despair and demoralization of social disenfranchisement has led to the death of another Gay brother. I don’t care what the Coroner finds, we all know the truth. In the bigger picture of his life, starting way before the weekend incident, but perhaps including it, hatred and homophobia killed Keith Kimmel. And it’s killing the rest of us too. Continue reading

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STILL Getting Our Wins in Increments

how can the Judge do everything but call the school board creeps and bigots for violating Constance McMillen’s constitutional rights, and then NOT force them to give her the ONLY thing she requested??? Continue reading

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Brave Constance! What a Beautiful Person!

From the ACLU website: March 12, 2010 Constance McMillen The ACLU wants Itawamba County School District officials in Fulton, Mississippi to reverse their decision to forbid a lesbian student from attending prom with her girlfriend and from wearing a tuxedo … Continue reading

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Weapon of Choice

One writer gets to the very essence of the ‘top-down’ damage being done to the GLBT community on a daily basis by institutions (government, schools, political and religious ‘leaders’) and the legal oppression and persecution that permits such a culture … Continue reading

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Straight “Experts”: It’s ALL about YOU (except when it’s not)

I saw the Scott Lively video that he claims is a “nuclear bomb” on Gays on Rachel Maddow yesterday, and I think it deserves as wide an audience as each of us is able to give it. (Shout out to Paul … Continue reading

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