Moscow Gay Pride Banned For 100 Years.

June 7, 2012

Moscow Gay Pride Banned For 100 Years.(RN).The Moscow City Court upheld on Thursday a district court’s decision to ban gay parades in Moscow for the next 100 years, Gayrussia.ru reported. The ban came after Moscow gay activists submitted requests on August 23, 2011, to the City Hall to hold gay rallies up until 2112. The LGBT-activists used a loophole in the law that only determines the deadline for submitting rally applications (no later than 30-45 days before the event), but does not state how far in advance events can be submitted. Moscow City Court dismissed the requests, with the district court issuing a 100-year ban on public homosexual rallies, according to Gayrussia.ru. After the city’s main court upheld the district court’s decision, Moscow gay rights activist Nikolai Alexeyev told Gayrussia.ru that he would appeal to the European Court on Human Rights in Strasbourg. Alexeyev, the leader of GayRussia, also said on Thursday in his Twitter that he had paid the first fine for propagating homosexual “propaganda.” The activist is the first to be fined 5,000 rubles ($170) under a new local anti-gay law in St. Petersburg after he was detained for picketing outside St. Petersburg’s legislature building in April in protest at what he described as the “homophobic” new law. The legislation, which makes it illegal to “disseminate homosexual propaganda” among minors, was signed by St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko in March, making it the fourth Russian city to adopt such a ban. Several politicians and church figures have called for the law, which sets fines of up to to 500,000 rubles ($17,000) for violations, to be passed at the federal level. Homosexuality was only decriminalized in Russia in 1993, and anti-gay sentiments remain strong in society, including Russia’s political establishment. In 2007, Former Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov described attempts to hold a Gay Parade in the capital as “satanic.” No Gay Parade has ever been officially permitted in Russia.Read the full story here.


Saudi Study; Sex Abuse Rampent as well as Homosexuality

February 27, 2012
The cause of gender persuasion according to the Muslim public health experts censored on youtube. This does not mean that gay identity isn’t natural or part of our nature… It might be normal for women to lean to a gay persuasion after a bad experience with the opposite sex. For many men a forced gay sexual experience might have the opposite pull and might fetish a traumatic experience. Peace is found through gender analysis: More Egyptian women and Saudi and Jordanian men accept a Jewish Israel than their gender counterparts, whereas among the Lebanese both sexes rank similarly.

More on the Gay Athletic Group’s First Amendment Right to Limit the Number of Straight Players on a Team

November 19, 2011

I guess what matters most is how they swing.I am very upset. Yes I am. Because I see a pattern of comparing unlike things. I see a comparison with a person’s skin color or belief in origin with something that factually through collective memory radically alters behavior. I’m not here to argue social science, but it is in the interest of fair government to recognize the behavior and mechanics of gender and sexual orientation. To not do so would be discriminatory. To compare the color of a person’s skin with the behavior and needs of gender or sexual orientation is biased… and that bias would be the judges in Washington State that I was alluding to. The way the legal finding is worded one could create a KKK club which would not be the same as the boyscouts or the gay softball team. I have no problem with who won… (I suppose) I have a problem with the blanket attempt to address difference uniformly when it is not in the interests of the people to do this. I guess what matters most is how they swing: Bisexual Men Sue Gay Softball League for Discrimination… and apparently lost.

As (Volokh) noted in June, a district court held that, under Boy Scouts v. Dale, a gay athletic group had a First Amendment right to limit the number of straight players on a team, since that was necessary for it to convey its expressive message. The court has now issued a new opinion (Apilado v. North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (W.D. Wash. Nov. 10, 2011)) reasserting its conclusion, but developing the analysis further:

In a May 31, 2011 order, the Court denied Plaintiffs’ motion for partial summary judgment as to whether Rule 7.05, which stated that teams participating in the Gay Softball World Series (“GSWS”) were limited to two players who were not predominantly interested in the same sex, violated the Washington Law Against Discrimination (“WLAD”). In response to the motion, NAGAAA argued that Rule 7.05 was protected by the First Amendment.
To determine whether or not the First Amendment did indeed protect Rule 7.05, the Court applied the three-pronged test found in Boy Scouts of Am. v. Dale, 530 U.S. 640 (2000). Under that test, NAGAAA’s decision to exclude someone from membership is protected by the Constitution if NAGAAA can show three things: (1) NAGAAA is an expressive association, (2) forced inclusion of unwanted members would affect NAGAAA’s ability to express its viewpoints, and (3) NAGAAA’s interest in expressive association outweighs the state interest in eradicating discrimination. See id. at 648–59. The Court held that NAGAAA had satisfied the first two prongs but determined that the parties had not provided enough information to resolve the third prong.
Later, in response to a motion for reconsideration from the Plaintiffs, the Court requested additional briefing from the parties on that third prong, so that NAGAAA’s First Amendment rights under the Dale test could be conclusively decided. The Court now considers that final question: does NAGAAA’s interest in expressive association outweigh the state interest in eradicating discrimination? …
In the previous Order, wherein the Court determined that NAGAAA was an expressive association, the Court did not find an explicit formulation of the message NAGAAA intended to express. Instead, the Court found that NAGAAA communicated a mission and a purpose through its literature that fell easily within the standards that the Supreme Court had set for an expressive association. Now, however, NAGAA has made its intended message explicit: …

NAGAAA has chosen to send a message through the annual Gay Softball World Series that athletes can play competitive team sports ‘as openly gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals,’ and to ‘demonstrate that there are such men and women.’ [Emphasis in original.]

The importance of this statement of NAGAAA’s expressive purpose is that it provides a basis for excluding not only straight players, but also “closeted” players who choose not to publicly identify as LGBT.
Plaintiffs argue that the insistence on openly LGBT members is a retroactive pretext for discrimination against players who chose not to identify as such. The Court disagrees. While the precise nature of sexual identity is a subject on which this Court declines to opine, it is safe to say that sexual orientation, unlike race or sex, is generally identifiable by private conduct or public expression. To determine a prospective member’s sexual orientation, NAGAAA could look at their private conduct or their public expression. Given that it was NAGAAA’s alleged examination of Plaintiffs’ private conduct that led to claims for invasion of privacy in this case, it is reasonable that an organization seeking to limit participation to gay athletes would require members to express whether or not they are gay athletes. Therefore, the Court accepts NAGAAA’s statement of its expressive purpose as presented.
To weigh NAGAAA’s interest in expressive association, the Court must examine evidence of the impact that admitting players who do not meet NAGAAA’s eligibility requirements would have on that expression. See Board of Dirs. of Rotary Int’l v. Rotary Club of Duarte, 481 U.S. 537, 548 (1987) (“In this case, however, the evidence fails to demonstrate that admitting women to Rotary Clubs will affect in any significant way the existing members’ ability to carry out their various purposes.”) As discussed above, the Court has already held that NAGAAA’s protected First Amendment rights would be burdened by forcing them to include an unlimited number of athletes who do not meet their membership rules.

The Commissioner of NAGAAA submitted a declaration explaining that the desire for exclusivity was born of the fact that many members of the LGBT community come from backgrounds where team sports have been environments of ridicule and humiliation. NAGAAA’s efforts to promote an athletic, competitive, sportsmanlike gay identity, with a unique set of values, in response to a particular need, are protected by the First Amendment. Forced inclusion of straight athletes would distract from and diminish those efforts.

There is additional evidence to support this conclusion. Chris Balton, the Assistant Commissioner of the Memphis league, testified that inclusion of straight players in that league resulted in the loss of a sense of community. Geoff da Silva, the Treasurer of NAGAAA in 2008 and the former commissioner of the NAGAAA member league for Toronto, testified that Rule 7.05 was implemented in response to problems that NAGAAA had in its formative years. At that time, participation was open to all and predominately straight teams were playing in and winning the GSWS. Da Silva testified that “this was because some local bars at the time were building teams purely to win, for self-promotion, and they did not care about the spirit of NAGAAA or the Gay Softball World Series.” Gary Carter, the Business Development Director for NAGAAA, testified that NAGAAA “allows members of the LGBT community to see that they can be out and open, and play sports.” Unlike Duarte, therefore, the evidence in this case demonstrates that admitting straight and closeted players would affect in a significant way the existing members’ ability to carry out their various purposes….
The next step for the Court is to examine the state interest in enforcing its public-accommodation laws. One disagreement between the parties is over the appropriate scope of relevant state interest: NAGAAA argues that the state has no particular interest in preventing discrimination against straight and closeted softball players, while Plaintiffs argue that the state is interested in eliminating all forms of discrimination, regardless of the particulars….
Roberts, Duarte, and Dale all support the thrust of NAGAAA’s argument: the state interests should be narrowly defined to a particular form of discrimination. Indeed, if state public-accommodation statutes truly prohibited discrimination against all groups and in any form, then freedom of association would be toothless. Plaintiffs have not shown, and the Court cannot find, any reason to believe that the state interest in eliminating NAGAAA’s exclusionary policies outweighs NAGAAA’s associational rights. Accordingly, the First Amendment protects NAGAAA’s membership policy from Washington’s public-accommodation laws…

So if the black people in my town make me feel intimidated then I would have a right to start a white only club? You would have to be very biased to deny that a white male did not ever experience the same variables that this gay group is describing. it sounds to me like they just opened a Pandora’s box. The details of this sound like a lot of bullshit. Washington State is acting like Washington state again. I can’t wait for this kind of argument to hit a Supreme court… and I guess that is my question. Will this be appealed?


Obama: Meeting Lady Gaga was ‘intimidating’

October 2, 2011
A known anti-bullying spokesperson and gay rights activist, Lady Gaga showed up to Obama’s $35,800-per couple fundraiser to lobby for anti-bullying policies and enforcement. Earlier this month, she tweeted her devastation over the suicide of a gay Buffalo teen who ended his life in the aftermath of relentless school bullying. According to a White House pool report, the New Yorker donned “sky-high heels (she towered over everyone, a good 2 feet taller than POTUS) … [and] a floor-length sleeveless lacy black dress.” “She was wearing 16-inch heels,” Obama said of Lady Gaga’s style choice for the presidential gathering. (MORE PAIN)
Obama seemed puzzled and uneasy by Lady Gaga’s outfit for last week’s fundraiser. “She was eight feet tall. It was a little intimidating.” The pool report added that the “Monster” singer sported a bouffant hair up-do “with a black veil down the back.” Even Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, famous for shamelessly conducting business in hoodies and other casual attire, dressed up and wore a tie to meet the president.

The new Pepsi logo sucks

September 25, 2011



Boy, 14, Supposedly Found Dead Over Gay Bullying

September 22, 2011

Here is the problem with the media and their slanted bias. Where is the evidence of bullying? Young people get bullied all the time, and I have no doubt that this kid experienced some level of teasing, but for some reason some people have thick enough skin to move on. With the amount of online exposure this story has gotten, one would expect there to of been some kind of exposure over who was bullying this kid. Why wasn’t there? Perhaps because this kid had other issues… or perhaps because it was because this kid was bullying back in other ways and just did not have the strength to stand up. The problem here is when it gets emotional and people stop looking for the truth and are just looking to push an agenda that is hostile… usually to straight men. Further… he says he didn’t have any male friends. Perhaps it wasn’t the men who were teasing him. Perhaps they were trying to avoid him because they didn’t want to go into his sexual sphere. Perhaps the teasing came from the women in his life? But the straight men will be the ones they will blame. There is no evidence yet of anything, but people jump to conclusions. If a boy were straight think about it from his position for a second… Boys and girls have a tendency to stick to their own gender because it is stressful to deal with sexual complications and go about daily routine. If a boy were gay then the other boys would avoid him, not because they hate him, but because it is a situation that makes life a lot harder for them. So this boy was probably surrounded by girls… who did not treat him as one of their own. How can we expect people to get along if we can’t say the way it really is? It is less likely that this boy was teased by the boys around him, but rather he was probably teased by girls his own age… and yet the police will probably be looking for men (can you blame the straight males for trying to avoid that?)

( Libra Bunda ) Jamey Rodemeyer became the latest in a string of suicides by young Americans who had been abused or ridiculed because of their sexuality, in several cases over the internet. In May, he recorded a video message for the “It Gets Better” campaign, through which young gay people, along with celebrities and national figures such as Barack Obama, try to encourage each other to remain hopeful through difficult experiences. “People would just keep sending me hate, telling me that gay people go to hell,” he said in the recording, which was posted to YouTube. Jamey, who had just began high school, received support from his parents, Tracy and Tim Rodemeyer, and went through counselling. Recently “he was saying how great school was going, how happy he was, his grades were great,” his father told local television reporters. But in retrospect, Mr Rodemeyer said, “he fooled everybody. He put on a brave face and I wish he wouldn’t have.” » | Jon Swaine, New York | Wednesday, September 21, 2011
( ABC )”The special victims unit is looking into the circumstances prior to his death,” Captain Michael Camilleri said. “We are not sure if there is anything criminal or not.”
No bullying laws exist in New York State, according to Camilleri, so police would have to determine whether aggravated harassment charges fit this case. Whether suspects would be tried in juvenile court would depend on whether the alleged bully was 16 or older, he said.
…you just knew they needed an excuse to limit the constitution in a Blue State and take our rights to free expression away
Police said they had spoken with Williamsville School Superintendent Scott G. Martzloff, who has pledged the district’s cooperation.
“We’ve heard that there were some specific students, an identifiable group of students, that had specifically targeted Jamey, or had been picking on him for a period of time,” Police Chief John C. Askey told the Buffalo News.
Jamey sent out many signals on social networking sites that he was struggling with his sexuality, even though he encouraged others on the It Gets Better project websiteYouTube to fight off the bullies.
He killed himself this weekend after posting an online farewell.
Lady Gaga weighed in on the situation via twitter: “Bullying must become illegal. It is a hate crime,” she tweeted.
“I am meeting with our President. I will not stop fighting. This must end. Our generation has the power to end it. Trend it #MakeALawForJamey,” the singer posted to twitter last night.
Students had been posting hate comments with gay references on his Formspring account, a website that allows anonymous posts.
“JAMIE IS STUPID, GAY, FAT ANND [sic] UGLY. HE MUST DIE!” one post said, according to local reports. Another read, “I wouldn’t care if you died. No one would. So just do it 🙂 It would make everyone WAY more happier!”
…ok… so who said it? Probably the other nerdy kid who was being bullied. start your panic now!
Friends reported the bullying to guidance counselors. But everyone, including his mother, thought he had grown stronger.
His death coincides with a national summit this week sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C., an effort to stem the toll of bullying school children.
Speaking at the second annual Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit were the parents of Justin Aaberg, a gay 15-year-old from Champlain, Minn., who hanged himself after being bullied. The parents, Tammy and Shawn Aaberg, said that one form of the bullying came from a student religious group whose members told Justin that he was going to hell because he was gay.
“Justin was a smiley, happy boy who loved to play his cello,” said his parents. “School systems need to do more to protect LGBT students from bullying, and not turn their back on them because of their sexual orientation.”
Rodemeyer’s suicide also sets off a somber beginning to LGBT History Month in October.
“Jamey’s suicide is a tragic reminder of the vulnerability of gay teens,” said Malcolm Lazin, founder and executive director of the Equality Forum, which focuses on LGBT civil rights and education.
“They are bullied and marginalized,” he said. “While some may say that Jamey took his life, it is unrelenting homophobia that murdered him.”
Jamey’s mother, Tracy Rodemeyer, who did not return calls from ABCNews.com, told the Buffalo News that her son had been questioning his sexuality and had expressed thoughts of suicide, but had also been encouraged by good friends and was a “happy” and “strong” teen.
Friends described him as caring and friendly, and he had been seeking help from a social worker and therapist.
According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, 28 percent of students aged 12 to 18 reported that they were bullied in school during the 2008-2009 school year. Bullying also slows down as children get older from a high of 39 percent of all sixth graders to 20 percent of high school seniors.
The most overwhelming form of bullying is done through ridicule, insult and rumors, rather than physical aggression, according to the report.
The rate of victimization among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students has remained constant between 1999 and 2009, the latest date for which there are statistics, according to the National Climate Survey conducted by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).
Parents and educators say they face significant challenges in stemming LGBT bullying, particularly at schools where there are fewer resources and support groups such as gay-straight alliances.
“We have seen some positive signs in available resources and supportive educators and society is moving in a good direction,” GLSEN spokesman Daryl Presgraves said. “But it’s still very difficult to be an LGBT youth in school.”
In May, after coming out to friends, Jamey posted a YouTube video on the new online site, It Gets Better Project, which provides testimony from adults and celebrities to reassure troubled and potentially suicidal LGBT youth that life improves as they get older.
He wrote: “Love yourself and you’re set. … I promise you, it will get better.”
Jamey’s school counselors had advised him not to go on social media sites to talk about his sexuality, according to the Buffalo News.
Some parents urge others to monitor their children’s social networking accounts. And school principals such as Anthony Orsi of Benjamin Franklin Middle School in Ridgewood, N.J., have urged middle-school parents to outright ban the use of social networking to prevent cyberbullying.
Social media sites such as YouTube and Facebook have made it easier for bullies to target their victims, but at the same time they are sometimes the only venue for talking about their pain.
“It’s a very challenging time for parents and for youth,” Presgraves of GLSEN said. “You have a scenario where for a lot of youth, it’s the only support to go online and seek peers to give them support and to feel connected to a community. At the same time, they expose themselves to negative cyberbullying.”

It is almost like this story was pre-written before the suicide by activists with an agenda. So what happens now? They arrest by IP address and demonize some poor nerd who was trying to impress a bunch of Heathers and Jocks… it destroys his life. Then they destroy the arresting detective’s life… and in the end the real bullies move on and go to the Ivy League.  The former bullies in ten years will become your snarky social workers, activists, therapists and progressive journalists that push an agenda that is contrary to their own actions.  All the elitist pricks get to feel a moment of guilt… that makes their meaningless life have some kind of meaning. The gay kid is still dead… and the nerdy kid who left a stupid comment has his life destroyed.  The police officer who makes the arrest ends up self destructing… will it actually happen that way? I don’t know… but I’ve seen it play out that way before.  Point is that we should be encouraging people to prevent this blame game and demonization… and what we really do is continue the cycle. Meanwhile in NY our freedoms are slowly eroding because people don’t know how to deal with this kind of thing.  Everybody wants to catch the bad guy.


Gay Unicorn

September 6, 2011
@Mothpete says You can’t really blame Noah for not knowing the two unicorns were gay.