Tuesday, December 01, 2015

'GOP candidates cozying up to anti-gay hate group' & other Tue. midday news briefs

This Hate Group Leader Has Hosted Most Of The Republican Presidential Candidates - This news brief is dedicated to the "why do you give them so much press. if you ignore them, they will go away" crowd. Here's a news item for folks - according to Media Matters, Tony Perkins of the anti-gay hate group the Family Research Council has hosted most of the Republican presidential candidates on his radio show or at FRC-sponsored events. Ignore the Family Research Council like you would a shark when you decide to go swimming and see what happens . . . 

Remembering Mike Sisco & Oprah on World AIDS Day - My post from this morning. I didn't get a chance to send it out to as many folks as I would like. As we recognize today as World AIDS Day, let's take an uncomfortable but necessary look at the past so we don't forget not only how views of HIV/AIDS have changed but also how some views may not have changed. The clips in the post is from the Oprah Winfrey Show in 1987. It centered around a controversy in Williamson, WVA when Mike Sisco, a man living with AIDS, took a dip in the community pool. The ignorance and fear will simply make you sad.

 'A Day With HIV' Campaign Recognizes World AIDS Day - Because of people like Mike Sisco, we are more educated. We have a long way to go, but let's never forget those who endured so all of us don't have to.

  Judge: Fired Trans Woman Doesn't Have to Reveal What's Between Her Legs - You damn right she doesn't! What kind of creepy, humiliating mess is that?

 Anti-Gay Jacksonville Pastor Drops Plan To Dress In Drag To Protest Human Rights Ordinance - At first glance, I thought this story was funny, but then I saw the flyer he was passing out. It's so disgusting that I REFUSE to put it on my blog, but if folks want to see the stereotypes and hate the transgender community has to fight, feel free to look, unless your tolerance for bull@^!$ is very low.  

Maddow: Cruz Must Answer For Appearance At 'Kill-The-Gays' Conference - Go get 'em, Rachel!

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