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Ugandan President’s Daughter Reveals She is Gay

hoganddice:

canadian-communist:

In a startling revelation, the daughter of Ugandan President Yoweri ­Museveni admitted today during a radio talk show in Mbarara, in Western Uganda that she is homosexual, and that she is revealing this fact as a protest to the anti-gay law her father signed only a few days ago.

Diana Kamuntu, Museveni’s daughter said that though she loves her father unconditionally, she does not agree with Uganda’s anti-gay stance, and will fight against it.

“I am gay, I am homosexual. I have known this since I was a little girl. Also, I have been Christian all of my life, so I will not tolerate any law of this supposedly democratic nation, that will place hate on any person just because of what his or her sexual orientation happens to be,” said Kamuntu.

“Now that I finally revealed my sexual orientation, I put myself in front of this new law and I will let our people decide what to do with me,” Kamuntu adds, as her voice breaks down while on air.

The radio host, James Kasirivu noticeably was in shock, and could not seemingly get words out of his mouth.

The live radio broadcast was abruptly shortened and was put off air after a few hours of repeated commercials.

In the latest setback for homosexuals across Africa, the Ugandan President signed a law Monday that imposes tough penalties for homosexual acts, a move that has been condemned from around the world and that may jeopardize Uganda’s relationship with the United States and other Western nations.

As of this writing, neither the radio station nor the office of Ugandan President Yoweri ­Museveni could be reached for comment.

Bravery is just no the fucking word for this woman.
I don’t have a word strong enough.
This woman is amazing.
Just amazing.

(via nothingeverlost)

Filed under uganda lgbt homophobia diana kamuntu

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thornsandwillows:

foramomentletsbestill:

I’m appalled that South Dakota (my home state) just introduced SB 67, which allows businesses to turn away people who are LGBT. While the United States is taking strides in the right direction, my state is taking steps backward. If you happen to live in South Dakota or know anyone who lives there, please help try to stop it from becoming a law by signing this petition. This needs to be stopped.
www.sddp.org/petition-no-to-sb-67/

Listen, there are so few note on this. PLEASE, reblog this and spread the word. This is so important to me.

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Filed under signal boost lgbt homophobia south dakota transphobia

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Are you an actor or actress auditioning for roles on network television? Has your ethnic background, gender or sexual identity affected your ability to land a job? If so, send your story and contact information to: nprcrowdsource@npr.org and we may contact you for an interview.
NPR wants to interview actors from underrepresented groups about their experiences! Signal boost and share! (It is possible they will do a big story on casting discrimination.)

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Filed under signal boost acting racism sexism homophobia transphobia npr

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thebicker:

loser—takes—all:

juvjuvychan:

junebugjive:

persiflet:

2spooky-agaywithwords:

As the marketing machine for the Ender’s Game movie ramps up (like you, I saw several commercials during some of my favorite shows this week), LGBT advocates such as the group Geeks Out are urging you to Skip Ender’s Game because it the invention of a bigoted anti-LGBT advocate and racist who has used the money he made off the story to spread hate and intolerance.
Reblog. Spread the word.

they’re even organizing awesome parties to go to instead! 

I’m not saying you guys shouldn’t see this movie but seriously please don’t see this movie.

If you wanna see the movie THAT BADLY (I’ll admit even without the writer being a horrible human being I have little to no interest in seeing it) just torrent or download it.  Seriously, don’t give this guy any more money to further spread his bigoted influence

what those guys said

When I heard Orson Scott Card (the author of Ender’s Game) was a homophobe, for some reason I thought he’d been dead for a few decades and I was like, “OK, that’s terrible, but it’s not like the movie money will actively go to anti-LGBT groups, since he’s dead.”
I WAS WRONG. He’s still alive, and he still serves on the board on the National Organization for Marriage. DO NOT PAY TO SEE THIS MOVIE.

Interesting.  Yay downloads!

thebicker:

loser—takes—all:

juvjuvychan:

junebugjive:

persiflet:

2spooky-agaywithwords:

As the marketing machine for the Ender’s Game movie ramps up (like you, I saw several commercials during some of my favorite shows this week), LGBT advocates such as the group Geeks Out are urging you to Skip Ender’s Game because it the invention of a bigoted anti-LGBT advocate and racist who has used the money he made off the story to spread hate and intolerance.

Reblog. Spread the word.

they’re even organizing awesome parties to go to instead! 

I’m not saying you guys shouldn’t see this movie but seriously please don’t see this movie.

If you wanna see the movie THAT BADLY (I’ll admit even without the writer being a horrible human being I have little to no interest in seeing it) just torrent or download it.  Seriously, don’t give this guy any more money to further spread his bigoted influence

what those guys said

When I heard Orson Scott Card (the author of Ender’s Game) was a homophobe, for some reason I thought he’d been dead for a few decades and I was like, “OK, that’s terrible, but it’s not like the movie money will actively go to anti-LGBT groups, since he’s dead.”

I WAS WRONG. He’s still alive, and he still serves on the board on the National Organization for Marriage. DO NOT PAY TO SEE THIS MOVIE.

Interesting. Yay downloads!

Filed under ender's game orson scott card homophobia lgbt signal boost boycott

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It’s a sad irony that we promote self-defense classes as a way of combating violence against women, yet many of the women of color, trans and cis alike, are currently imprisoned precisely because they fought back against violence in their homes and in the streets.
Too often trans and queer women of color survive violence in their homes and on the streets only to have the police, courts and prison-industrial complex come after them for having the audacity to survive in a world where, as Audre Lorde said in her poem “A Litany For Survival,” they “were never meant to survive.”
The Trans Women’s Anti-Violence Project: Self-Defense and the Criminalization of Survival (via grrrlstudies)

(via feminist-space)

Filed under sexism misogyny race racism transphobia homophobia lgbt trans trans* violence

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thelifeandtimesofagaymer:

tantriccuddling:

expatbehr:

grizzkom:

vastderp:

Of all the offensive shit Tumblr has done to NSFW and adult blogs, this shit right here offends me the most. It offends the righteous fuck out of me.
According to Tumblr, “gay”, “lesbian” and “bisexual” are Adult Material by default. Sorry, gay 12 year old who doesn’t even look at porn. Sorry, average citizen wanting to see how the community is doing. "Gay" now means “unacceptable." Again. No matter how you deport yourself, someone thinks you’re naughty just for being who you are. 
This is the reason characters on all-ages media aren’t allowed to be canonically gay even if they never do anything sexual onscreen, and why a fanart of one girl chastely kissing another girl on the lips was declared “too spicy” for Adventure Time. Too spicy? I’ve seen guys and girls playing tonsil hockey and it didn’t inspire that visceral a rejection. This is why marriage ‘defenders’ think the world is going to end when fags can legally wed. They see orientation as interchangeable with outrageous obscenity, and everywhere they turn, the media backs them up.
And now it’s here on Tumblr, that same old family-friendly poison, because god knows families are never gay or lesbian. Only perverts would use those terms to identify themselves.
Don’t rub your filthy mind all over the world and then call it dirty. Jesus wept.

Tumblr you were my only safe place, please!

Jesus! WTF?

THANKS, YAHOO,

Guys, this is because of Apple’s stupid fucking policies on apps. Tumblr had no choice but to do that on the gay tag because it most returns porn results. It’s *only* like that on iOS’s version of Tumblr and not on any of the others. If you want to blame anyone, blame Apple for having shitty App Store requirements.

Yeah, that was my thought too.  If you search the tag from your laptop, it works.  If you search it from mobile web on the iphone, it works.  It’s the app.  They’re kind of notorious for this shit.  It’s still awful and stupid, but it’s not Tumblr’s fault.

thelifeandtimesofagaymer:

tantriccuddling:

expatbehr:

grizzkom:

vastderp:

Of all the offensive shit Tumblr has done to NSFW and adult blogs, this shit right here offends me the most. It offends the righteous fuck out of me.

According to Tumblr, “gay”, “lesbian” and “bisexual” are Adult Material by default. Sorry, gay 12 year old who doesn’t even look at porn. Sorry, average citizen wanting to see how the community is doing. "Gay" now means “unacceptable." AgainNo matter how you deport yourself, someone thinks you’re naughty just for being who you are. 

This is the reason characters on all-ages media aren’t allowed to be canonically gay even if they never do anything sexual onscreen, and why a fanart of one girl chastely kissing another girl on the lips was declared “too spicy” for Adventure Time. Too spicy? I’ve seen guys and girls playing tonsil hockey and it didn’t inspire that visceral a rejection. This is why marriage ‘defenders’ think the world is going to end when fags can legally wed. They see orientation as interchangeable with outrageous obscenity, and everywhere they turn, the media backs them up.

And now it’s here on Tumblr, that same old family-friendly poison, because god knows families are never gay or lesbian. Only perverts would use those terms to identify themselves.

Don’t rub your filthy mind all over the world and then call it dirty. Jesus wept.

Tumblr you were my only safe place, please!

Jesus! WTF?

THANKS, YAHOO,

Guys, this is because of Apple’s stupid fucking policies on apps. Tumblr had no choice but to do that on the gay tag because it most returns porn results. It’s *only* like that on iOS’s version of Tumblr and not on any of the others. If you want to blame anyone, blame Apple for having shitty App Store requirements.

Yeah, that was my thought too.  If you search the tag from your laptop, it works.  If you search it from mobile web on the iphone, it works.  It’s the app.  They’re kind of notorious for this shit.  It’s still awful and stupid, but it’s not Tumblr’s fault.

(Source: vastderp-placeholder, via youveupsettits)

Filed under tumblr yahoo apple app store lgbt homophobia

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jenpalmer:

i-heart-hawkguy:

bigbadbroseidon:

thelifeandtimesofagaymer:

kingofbabylon:

rainbowcheckers:

kingofbabylon:

My name is Alex.  Yesterday, I was blacklisted from donating blood for life. Not because of my HIV status (which is negative), not because of my heath at all.  I was blacklisted because I’m gay.

You see, the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) set a policy in the 1980s banning men who have sex with men (MSM) from donating blood, to protect the blood supply from HIV.

Every drop of blood that gets collected in this country is tested for HIV, among other things.  I could have saved three lives yesterday, but because of this policy, I could not.  I received a letter of deferment, which I’m interpreting as my official designation as a second class citizen.

Let’s say that I could give blood.  If I donated six times a year, over the next thirty years, I would have the potential to save 540 lives. 

Go sign this petition to get this ban looked at by the Obama Administration.  We need like 96,000 more signatures by August 6, 2013 to even get them to look at it!

Please help me save lives and become an equal member of society. Please sign, share, and reblog!

It honestly bothers me that something as big as this only has 1,327 signatures. The goal is 100,000.

Posting again because this is important and still needs 98,000 signatures to guarantee the Obama administration will respond.

Yeah, this whole thing sucks and needs to change. I would love to donate blood, but can’t because of this ridiculous policy.

100% agreed. I’d give blood as often as possible if I could, but because of this, I don’t get to at all. And the funny thing is, when I complain to friends on campus about it, they’re usually completely shocked to learn that this is an actual policy in place.

I can’t sign the petition because I’m not a US citizen but I can signal boost

Only 11,885 signatures so far. It just takes a minute to register and sign.

(Source: queenofbabylon, via ozgirl6)

Filed under signal boost homophobia hiv hiv/aids aids health blood blood donors

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stfuconservatives:

locusimperium:

Says the filmmaker:

On Sunday, June 30th at around 11:45 PM, I was riding home on the Queens-bound F train following a day of LGBT Pride festivities. Two men were loudly making homophobic comments, such as “Today was a scary day for me. There were fags everywhere.” When a group of queer youth got on the train, the men proceeded to harass them, stating that the teens made them want to puke and that they would be killed if they were in Iran. The first assailant then threatened to rape them, at which point I took out my phone to document the incident.

Seeing that he was being recorded, the first assailant lunged at me, violently grabbing my arms while trying to steal away my phone. One of the youth took the phone from me temporarily to protect it and told the assailant he shouldn’t attack a woman. When the assailant threatened to punch me, I took the phone back and ran to the other side of the train to push the emergency button and alert the authorities. At this point the second assailant got up and came towards me, grabbing my body and hands to try and get the phone to destroy the evidence. I yelled and told him I was an attorney. An onlooker then got up and stood between the assailants and myself, and another person left to get the train conductor.

A group of people had gathered to stand up to the gay bashers. During this, the second assailant put his hand around the neck of a young queer woman. When the doors opened up at the Roosevelt Ave stop, both assailants fled. I followed them to the station exit while calling 911. One witness had overheard them saying they were on route to Jamaica; they’re likely commuters who regularly take this route.

I uploaded the video to YouTube to see if anyone can identify these men. I was left with bruises and scratches from both assailants which I also documented. If anyone sees them or knows them personally, please contact the authorities. This was a hate crime.

From the looks of it, the two men assaulting the person holding the camera have not been identified. Pass it on, folks.

Filed under violence homophobia lgbt assault rape rape culture video

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hey-assbutt-its-a-parade:

finndicate:

vjezze:

Amsterdam is turning rainbow for a visit of the Russian president Putin. The council of the city of Amsterdam has decided to hang out the gay pride flag on all council owned buildings and offices, in protest to Russia’s new anti-gay law.

there’s several of these as well;

pretty sure Amsterdam is now the sass capital of the world

hey-assbutt-its-a-parade:

finndicate:

vjezze:

Amsterdam is turning rainbow for a visit of the Russian president Putin. The council of the city of Amsterdam has decided to hang out the gay pride flag on all council owned buildings and offices, in protest to Russia’s new anti-gay law.

there’s several of these as well;image

pretty sure Amsterdam is now the sass capital of the world

(via ozgirl6)

Filed under lgbt gay rights amsterdam russia homophobia sass sassy funny rainbow flags

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meandmylittlevoices:

alloutorg:

URGENT: today in Russia, a terrible bill passed in the Russian parliament’s lower house that censors all things considered “gay”. It’s our local partners’ worst nightmare and we need your help. 
This vote comes off the back of two brutal anti-gay murders in Russia, and the trial of a major LGBT rights organisation today.
Tell world leaders to STOP the crackdown, add your name:www.allout.org/russia-attacks

REALLY IMPORTANT

meandmylittlevoices:

alloutorg:

URGENT: today in Russia, a terrible bill passed in the Russian parliament’s lower house that censors all things considered “gay”. It’s our local partners’ worst nightmare and we need your help. 

This vote comes off the back of two brutal anti-gay murders in Russia, and the trial of a major LGBT rights organisation today.

Tell world leaders to STOP the crackdown, add your name:
www.allout.org/russia-attacks

REALLY IMPORTANT

(via ozgirl6)

Filed under lgbt homophobia russia gay

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You may be as straight as an arrow, and you may have a friend that is as straight as an arrow. …Say you had a great job with the government where you had this wonderful health plan. I mean, what would prohibit you from saying that you’re gay, and y’all get married and still live as separate, but you get all the benefits? I just see so much abuse in this it’s unreal. I believe a husband and a wife should be a man and a woman, the benefits should be for a man and a woman. There is no way that this is about equality. To me, it’s all about a free ride.

Georgia GOP chairwoman: We can’t allow gay marriage because then people would get gay married for government benefits

So what… what exactly is stopping people from doing this with a friend of the opposite gender? Oh right NOTHING. (And as the article points out, the incidence of that happening is pretty low.) I mean, read her whole quote. “Government benefits… abuse of government money… HUSBAND AND WIFE SHOULD BE MAN AND WOMAN… uh, people just want a free ride.” She knows her argument is bullshit. Anyone arguing against same-sex marriage because they think the gays will get some kind of advantage over straight people, deep down, they know it’s bullshit. It’s homophobia masked as “well I just care about government spending!!!11” No. You’re a bigot. Stick to your bigoted arguments, plz.

(via stfuconservatives)

Filed under homophobia gay marriage same-sex marriage lgbt idiots