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Elaine Huguenin, ADF, To Appeal Court’s Decision Against Photographer Who Refused To Shoot Gay Wedding – The Huffington Post

7 Jun

Being a gay individual, you probably won’t believe my viewpoint on this one. I, of course, am all about equality, especially for gays. However, this article bothers me greatly. I don’t understand how someone can dislike another human being because of a factor they have no control over. Racism, prejudice… It all infuriates me. However, I believe everyone has their rights. I believe this photographer should have the right to photograph whoever she likes and refuse just the same. It is her right to do so. It bothers me to see that she is so wrapped up in her religion that she would ostracize an entire group, but if that’s how she feels, then that’s how she feels. I don’t agree with her being taken to court because of her beliefs. Now if this woman had rejected the gay couple then abused them physically or verbally, then I would stand behind this 100% feet planted. How I see it, they are trying to take away this woman’s rights, just like they have done to us for so long now. And if this keeps up… How are we supposed to fight anymore? How are we supposed to hold our heads high? Knowing that we have turned into them. Knowing that we have done the same things that we are so pissed about them doing to us. Come on people, stop making us look bad. I would like for everyone to remember that the only way we can win is if we refuse to let them bring us down. No matter the rights that have been taken from me, no matter the abuse I have to endure, I will stay true to who I am. I won’t become who I fight so hard against. Stay beautiful.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2012/06/06/elaine-huguenin-photograp_n_1572676.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

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Lawsuit: Child Perceived Gay Beaten And Bullied Daily. School Solution: Enroll In Sports

6 Jun

Seriously, what kind of world do we live in when a bullied child gets even more unfair treatment by the ones who are supposed to help? Personally, I remember when I was a child and we were told to tell the teachers when we were being picked on and, when we did, the proper measurments were taken. It is the duty of any adult that partakes in a career dealing with children to ensure a SAFE and HAPPY environment. Instead of punishing the bullies for their wrong doings and destructive behavior the “adults”, more like big children themselves, tell the victim’s parents that they should consider moving to another school district, which they eventually did, and even to pick up a sport. So let me get this straight, and correct me if I’m wrong, but are the school officials here really telling a bullied child’s parents to have him pick up a sport to seem less gay? THAT is their solution? This is absolutely absurd! These adults are just big bullies themselves and, you know what they say, hate is taught. So maybe, just maybe, these officials should be punished. Punished for bullying a child and his family, punished for allowing such absurd behavior, and punished for being so hateful in a place that is supposed to be a safe haven for all. In a world like this, when even the grown ups bully victimized children, how are we helping at all? All that is being taught is that hateful behaviors are okay and that you have no one to turn to. The suicide rate in children has doubled in the past generation, it is the third leading cause of death in children between the ages of 5 – 14, and last year alone antidepressants were prescribed to over 15 million children and teenagers. This appauling fact should be enough for everyone to start doing their best to prevent bullying but, like previously stated, adults play a huge role in bullying. When a child can’t turn to those who are meant to help them what else are they supposed to do? They are children, they aren’t capable of feeling so much hatred and rejection, and it is a horrible thing that so many children feel the only way to end their pain is by taking their own life. If anyone reading this is bullied and feels like they are alone, don’t! We all get bullied. I get bullied nearly every day being a gay man. There is always someone that can help. Below I have added a telephone number to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Trust me, you should be here. Any one who says otherwise… They’re just not worth your time. After all, you are the best you that you could ever be. Embrace it! Stay beautiful.

 

If you are in a crisis and need help right away:

Call this toll-free number, available 24 hours a day, every day: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You will reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a service available to anyone. You may call for yourself or for someone you care about. All calls are confidential.

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/lawsuit-child-perceived-gay-beaten-and-bullied-daily-school-solution-enroll-in-sports/politics/2012/06/05/40656