Thursday, October 02, 2014

'Celebrate the heroes of LGBT History Month' & other Thursday midday news briefs

Editor's note - It is on very rare occasion that I make such an appeal but I implore you all that before or after you read these news briefs, please read my morning post, Family Research Council distorts Navy survey, stoops to new low by attacking gay servicemembers. Of all of the ugly acts of homophobia undertaken by FRC, this ranks as one of the worst because the group is not only demonizing our gay and lesbian service members, but it is exploiting a real problem in the military - sexual assault - by sending out false information. When inaccurate information is sent out about a problem, the problem rarely gets solved. FRC is doing our military a serious injustice.

In other news:

It's that time again, LGBT History Month, when we celebrate and honor the lgbts who have made positive impacts in the world. I am very satisfied with this year's list, particularly with the inclusion of the late Sylvester James. Sylvester James was one of the greatest singers ever and he rarely gets his due. 

 NOM vows to keep destroying the Republican party through spiteful campaigns - Maybe standing up to NOM will finally make the Republican party remember that it has a spine . . . oh who am I kidding?  

Holding The Religious Right To Its Own Standard - Unintentionally hilarious piece. You know you can't do that sort of thing. They always find a way to weasel out of adhering to their own rules, particularly when it comes to Supreme Court justices recusing themselves. 

 Lesbian Couple Sues Sperm Bank For Providing Wrong Donor’s Sperm - A lesbian couple is suing a sperm bank for providing them with the sperm which produced a mixed race child. On its face, this sounds like a horrendous story. However, as you read the story, you get a better understanding of the issue's complexities. I still think the suit is horrendous but it says a lot, not only about sexual orientation, but the problems people create for mixed raced children.

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