For example, from Ian Johnson:
America’s 10 Worst LGBT Work Insults
The world’s first report on measuring the value of LGBT workplace diversity in dollar terms is about to be released.
These are just 10 of the hundreds of comments made to this year’s LGBT2020 research by U.S. respondents, who chose to write — in their own words — what is happening right now in their workplaces.
“Room for improvement” is an understatement.
- “I can’t add your wife to your health insurance because your marriage isn’t ‘real'”
- “It’s just a decision, I don’t support the choice to be unnatural. Just be straight like the rest of us”
- “You are not angry enough to be a real lesbian: you’re not like the other girl who works here”
- “I would just like to round up the people suffering like you and shoot them all, or to torture you — just to make fun of you”
- “People like you can’t be a Christian, you’re a sinner but I love you despite your choices”
- “Now you and that other f*g can add your boyfriends to the work medical plans, that way when you get AIDS you will all be covered”
- “I don’t like those kind of people with ‘scary’ sexual preferences”
- “Please, I don’t want to hear the details of your lifestyle”
- “That patient is gay and HIV+, why isn’t he in some kind of isolation”
- “You will burn down the gates of hell for being gay”
Out Now will be presenting key findings from this new report in a “Global Series” workshop at the 16th Out & Equal Workplace Summit in San Francisco at Moscone West Convention Center on Thursday, Nov. 6.
Gee, maybe there one will see something that is trans specific – though I wouldn’t advise any breath-holding.
Professional gays (as opposed to gay professionals) getting away with pretending to be inclusive via using ‘LGBT’ without actually having any T substance.
But you know us ‘screaming trannies’, we just imagine such things.
I’m sure that the next applications I send in to Lambda Legal, NGLTF or the Point Foundation will really, really, really receive less discriminatory treatment than the ones I sent in a decade ago…
or last year.
From Queer Channel Media:
Hillary Clinton joined Maryland gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown at a campaign rally Thursday to pump up a crowd of college-aged voters — and she wasn’t shy about tying him to marriage equality in the state.
Notably, Brown himself didn’t make a reference to the passage of marriage equality in Maryland, although he spoke about championing progressive issues like raising the minimum wage and protecting a woman’s right to choose. No speaker at the event also mentioned the passage of civil rights legislation in Maryland protecting transgender people from discrimination.
And rumor has it that a certain ‘doctor’ remains robustly ‘retired’ except for robustly scribbling articles for gay media which undermine the viability of needed statutorily-defined trans civil rights legislation.
In a statement released Thursday, gay rights group the Human Rights Campaign praised [CEO of Apple (Elizabeth Birch’s pre-HRC employer) Tim] Cook’s “courageous” decision. The organization says Cook becomes the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company.
“Tim Cook’s announcement today will save countless lives,” says HRC President Chad Griffin. “He has always been a role model, but today millions across the globe will draw inspiration from a different aspect of his life.”
…if his coming out will save countless lives, doesn’t it follow that decades of HRC policy which had the de facto effect of forcing many trans people to stay miserably closeted and the direct effect of destroying the careers and/or aspirations of many other trans people who did come out destroyed countless lives?
Where are the reparations Chad?
C’mon Chad, don’t sit on the sidelines.
But, what do I know?
A different thread saw this question asked: “what was his speaking fee?”
$100K plus an amount equal to what HRC is spending to convince people that HRC gives a damn about ENDA when it really doesn’t AND whatever’s left of Chad Griffin’s soul.
But, what do I know?
From The Independent:
The theories of evolution and the Big Bang are real and God is not “a magician with a magic wand”, Pope Francis has declared.
Speaking at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Pope made comments which experts said put an end to the “pseudo theories” of creationism and intelligent design that some argue were encouraged by his predecessor, Benedict XVI.
Francis explained that both scientific theories were not incompatible with the existence of a creator – arguing instead that they “require it”.
“When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so,” Francis said.
He added: “He created human beings and let them develop according to the internal laws that he gave to each one so they would reach their fulfillment.
New Rule: When next any christianist attempts to bolster a superstition-based argument by asserting that there are over a billion christians, said christian must verbally (and if necessary in writing) acknowledge that the denomination of most of those billion-plus now espouses that creationism is BS.
I actually do feel safer than I did six years ago, because on Oct. 27, 2008 George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were in control of the executive branch.
Go home to your pig farm (sound stage.)