I do find it funny that lesbians are perceived as man-hating but gay men are not perceived as woman-hating, and in fact are often illogically shielded from accusations of misogyny simply by being gay
The law will broaden the criminalization of same-sex relationships by dividing homosexuality into two categories; aggravated homosexuality and the offense of homosexuality.
‘Aggravated homosexuality’ is defined as gay acts committed by parents or authority figures, HIV-positive people, pedophiles and repeat offenders. If convicted, they will face the death penalty.
The ‘offense of homosexuality’ includes same-sex sexual acts or being in a gay relationship, and will be prosecuted by life imprisonment.
Dispicable! The Ugandan “Kill the Gays” bill has reared its ugly head again after previous attempts to stop it worked; its return needs to be noticed.
What can we do about this? I feel my home country, the UK, could do something. Uganda used to be a commonwealth. Perhaps threatening cutting off foreign aid, but if foreign aid were to be cut off, the poor and minorities would be the first to suffer; and they’re not the ones passing these laws. I suppose just protest it whilst offering asylum to evacuating LGB/T* Ugandans.
I urge everyone who can to try and see what can be done about this. Are there petitions up? Can you contact MPs, senators, whatever your country’s equivalent would be? Can we donate to fund the care of evacuated LGB/T people?
*I don’t know whether transgender Ugandans would be affected by this, but many places consider gender non-conformity and homosexuality to be linked, so it’s not unlikely there’d be a knock-on effect?
[TRIGGER WARNING: transphobia/cissexism at 8:17 mins in]
Being Queer Does Not Make You Radical
Very timely and thought provoking video. More reasons why I identify as Tab….
This is every one of the things. Every single one. Would also love to discuss the last points with folks.
No video from me again this week sorry Dames! Will try to do a bumper batch of catch-up vids at the weekend if I can.
In the meantime here’s an interesting video on male and masculine privilege within queer communities that ties into last week’s topic.
I almost didn’t post the vid because of the last section but I thought the rest of the video made some really valid points, and an open discussion about the passing privileges masculine presenting women, cis or trans*, may possess could be worthwhile: http://youtu.be/ofS-fKHL5H4
- Becca x
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The Boy Scouts of America will not change its policy of excluding gay scouts and scout leaders, following a secret two-year review, the group says.
The current policy allows families to address sexuality in private and no further action will be taken, it added.
Eleven volunteers and leaders, with a range of “perspectives and opinions”, were chosen to undertake the study.
Critics, including some board members, say they support internal change and gay members should be allowed to join.
Jim Turley, chairman and chief executive of consulting firm Ernst and Young, and Randall Stephenson, head of the US telecoms company AT&T, were two of the organisation’s board members who said they would support a change in policy.
Announcing their conclusion, the Boy Scouts cited support from parents as a major reason for keeping the policy.
“The vast majority of the parents of youth we serve value their right to address issues of same-sex orientation within their family, with spiritual advisers and at the appropriate time and in the right setting,” Boy Scouts chief executive Bob Mazzuca said.
“We fully understand that no single policy will accommodate the many diverse views among our membership or society.”
The panel was unanimous in its decision and a Boy Scouts of America spokesman told the Associated Press it was “absolutely the best policy” for the group.
A lesbian mother from Ohio, Jennifer Tyrell, who was removed as a scout den leader and treasurer in April because of the policy, said in a statement: “A secret committee of 11 people can’t ignore the hundreds of thousands of people around the country - including thousands of Eagle Scouts, scout families, and former scouts - that want the ban on gay scouts and scout leaders removed.”
Ms Tyrell was due to deliver a petition to the group’s headquarters in Irving, Texas, asking to be reinstated.
In 2000, the Boy Scouts won a ruling from the US Supreme Court that allowed them to ban gay members whose conduct, they said, violated the group’s values.
Boy Scouts of America, founded in 1910, said that at the end of 2011 it had more than one million adult members.