“We are feeling like homosexuality is a crime everywhere … there is not any protection here,” said one of the men.Their yearlong journey across more than 10 countries to seek asylum in the United States.
In case you missed in on Tuesday evening a bipartisan coalition on the Senate Judiciary committee killed any hope of LGBT inclusion in the now less “comprehensive” immigration bill. A sad day for more than 40,000 estimatedLGBT binational couples in the US, living abroad in exile or living in separate countries.
Of couples who can look you in the eye and say, yes, I’m lesbian, and proud of it
I live in a country under a military regime where pretty much all our basic human rights are suppressed or denied. Therefore I will never understand how American LGBTI “activists” have spent millions of dollars over almost two decades to repeal DADT.”
— Kris, Fellow Queer Fiji-Indian.
This is the only good thing about a miserable two weeks so excuse me for cherishing this ridiculous fan-girl moment from my celebrity crush.
Yes I did die and was born again. For those who don’t know Sheetal Sheth, please watch The World Unseen and I Can’t Think Straight.
Please see Three Veils if you can. It is premiering at the DC International LGBT Film Festival on Saturday. I’m going to miss it because I am supposed to be on this DOMA/Immigration panel in Philly at the same time. Yes, I do realize my priorities may be a little screwed up.
Doctor: "Are you sexually active?"
Doctor: "Are you on birth control?"
Doctor: "Are you using condoms?"
Doctor stares me down. I shrug.
Gay is NOT the new black
You can be in solidarity and make your point without co-opting movements and analogizing oppressions.
How dare you question my sexuality. Or anything about me at all. I know that you meant it in the best way. But dare you voice it? I know what you meant. Yes, I like guys. Yes, I like girls. Yes, I like MTF and FTMs. Yes, I want to be a girl one day, and a guy the next. I have it all figured out. I don’t need you questioning and judging me. Especially when you should be focusing on your own gender identity issues. I know that deep down, I will end up alone. I don’t think I’ll ever marry. When I said that you looked hot in your John Proctor costume, I didn’t mean as a man. Or the woman you are. I meant as FTM. I was attracted to that part of you. But you didn’t listen. Because I didn’t tell you that. You’re stuck in your own little mindset of what I am.
Why is it that in reality the gay people are the least accepting?
One little hypothesis would be just merely being gay does not mean a person doesn’t have a closet full of privileges.
“Why would someone choose to be gay?”, asks the well-intentioned activist. “After all, there are so many bigots out there who hate them.”
I cringe every time I hear that for several reasons.