Yabberz for AndroidDownload
#LGBTQ
LGBTQ

Tajikistan Authorities Draw Up List Of Gay And Lesbian Citizens

10
Posts
300
Points
10
Users

      "Authorities in Tajikistan have drawn up a register of 367 allegedly gay citizens, suggesting they would be required to undergo testing to avoid “the spread of sexually-transmitted diseases”.

      "Details of the move was unveiled in Zakonnost, a newspaper published by Tajikistan’s state prosecutor, which said the official list of “gay and lesbian” citizens was compiled following research into the LGBT community.

      "Rights activists in this authoritarian central Asian nation have in the past raised fears over discrimination faced by LGBT individuals in this conservative country that is mainly Muslim but has secular authorities.

      "The paper said that working groups set up last year had identified 319 gay men and 48 lesbians but no transgender people in the former Soviet republic of 8.5 million.

      "It said the list was drawn up following two state “operations” last year entitled “Morality” and “Purge”, without giving further details.

      "Zakonnost did not specify what kind of checks would be involved, but said the people had been “put on a register due to their vulnerability in society and for their safety and to prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases.”

      "Speaking on condition of anonymity, a police source told AFP that “strict medical records” were needed for members of the gay community because “such people have a high risk of contracting sexually-transmitted infections through infectious diseases.”"

      https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/17/taji...

      more less

      Playboy Makes History With Its First Transgender Playmate

      2
      Posts
      20
      Points
      4
      Users

          Oh my goooooosh!!! She is absolutely amazing, gorgeous and, pardon me, ladies, she is WOW!!!!!

          _______________________________________________________________________

          'A French model named Ines Rau has become the first openly transgender person to be named a Playboy Playmate in the 64-year history of the publication.

          'The 26-year-old will receive the title in in the November/December 2017 issue of Playboy where she takes part in a photo-spread and opens up in an interview about her transgender identity.

          '“I lived a long time without saying I was transgender,” the Rau tells Playboy. “I dated a lot and almost forgot. I was scared of never finding a boyfriend and being seen as weird. Then I was like, You know, you should just be who you are. It’s a salvation to speak the truth about yourself, whether it’s your gender, sexuality, whatever. The people who reject you aren’t worth it. It’s not about being loved by others; it’s about loving yourself.”'

          https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/playboy-makes-hist...

          more less

          Trial Begins For Man Who Allegedly Tortured, Killed 8-Year-Old Boy For Being Gay

          18
          Posts
          510
          Points
          9
          Users

              An 8-year-old boy was "thought to be gay" and for that he was horrendously tortured to death! An 8-year-old boy!!! And all because he was "thought to be gay"!!! I'm sorry. I am sick to my stomach! It reminds me of the horrific death that was inflicted on Matthew Shephard because he was gay. But an 8-year-old-boy! An 8-year-old boy does not deserve to die like this whether he was gay or not!

              ____________________________________________________________________

              "The murder trial of a man accused of brutally abusing and then killing an 8-year-old boy because the boy was thought to be gay has begun in Los Angeles, with a prosecutor detailing the “systematic torture” of the boy.

              "Gabriel Fernandez was repeatedly beaten, sustaining a fractured skull and broken ribs, and suffered burn marks, Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Hatami told a jury Monday. The child was starved, fed cat feces and his own vomit, sprayed with pepper stray and tied up and forced to sleep in a closet, the prosecutor said in his opening statement.

              "Isauro Aguirre, 37, the boyfriend of the boy’s mother, is charged with murder and facing the death penalty in the case. The mother, 32-year-old Pearl Fernandez, also is charged with capital murder will be tried separately.

              "Gabriel Fernandez was found gagged and bound in a cabinet in the couple’s home in Palmdale, California, when first responders discovered him on May 22, 2013. He was declared brain dead and taken off life support two days later."

              https://www.yahoo.com/news/trial-begins-8-old-boy-...

              more less

              Trump Reportedly Joked That Pence 'Wants To Hang' All Gays

              5
              Posts
              80
              Points
              5
              Users

                  'President Donald Trump joked that Vice President Mike Pence “wants to hang” all gay people, according to a profile of Pence published in The New Yorker on Monday.

                  'The article, entitled, “The Danger of President Pence,” details various viewpoints held by the socially conservative vice president that clash with Trump’s. Two sources told the magazine Trump has teased Pence about his stances toward religion, abortion and the LGBTQ community.

                  '“A longtime associate” of Trump and Pence was quoted in the article saying that the president likes to let his VP “know who’s boss” and that Trump asks people who stop by Pence’s office, “Did Mike make you pray?”

                  'After a legal adviser told Trump and Pence that many states would probably legalize abortion if the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Trump was said to have turned to Pence:

                  ‘You see?’ Trump asked Pence. ‘You’ve wasted all this time and energy on it, and it’s not going to end abortion anyway.’

                  'When that meeting shifted to discuss gay rights, according to the article, Trump pointed to Pence and joked, “Don’t ask that guy — he wants to hang them all!”

                  'Pence’s views on equal rights have long stirred concern in the LGBTQ community. As Indiana governor, he signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in 2015, which essentially gave businesses the right to refuse to serve gay people. He has supported so-called gay conversion therapy and has been called “one of the most anti-LGBT politicians out there.”'

                  https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-gays-pence-wants-...

                  more less

                  This Is The Anti-Gay Pamphlet Handed Out At The Values Voter Summit

                  10
                  Posts
                  230
                  Points
                  11
                  Users

                      _______________________________________________________________________

                      "BuzzFeed editor David Mack tweeted a photo of a pamphlet that was distributed on the first day of the three-day D.C. gathering, attended by conservatives since 2006 to “preserve the bedrock values of traditional marriage, religious liberty, sanctity of life and limited government that make our nation strong.”

                      "The pamphlet, written by MassResistance, a “pro-family activist organization that educates people to help them confront the attacks on the traditional family, children, religion, and society” that is listed as an exhibitor at the event, is titled “The Health Hazards of Homosexuality.” It’s promoting a book by the same title published by MassResistance in February that apparently includes topics like “why homosexuality is a public health issue” and “the ‘born gay’ myth.”

                      "House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana is set to speak at the summit, just months after a lesbian cop saved his life. Scalise was shot in the leg in June when a gunman opened fire on a Virginia baseball field where Republicans were practicing for an upcoming charity game.

                      "President Donald Trump became the first sitting president to address the anti-LGBT event, sponsored by the Family Research Council, a group known for its anti-gay views. In his speech Friday, Trump spoke about the shooting in Las Vegas, the recent hurricanes damaging the nation and ISIS. "

                      https://www.yahoo.com/news/anti-gay-pamphlet-hande...

                      more less
                      2
                      Posts
                      50
                      Points
                      3
                      Users

                          SHAWNEE, Kan. ―" The walls and shelves of Suzanne Wheeler’s home office in this tidy middle-class suburb of Kansas City are filled with awards and memorabilia from her 32 years in the Army. At the height of her career, she was in charge of plans, operations and training for the Kansas National Guard, responsible for 7,400 soldiers and airmen. She did combat tours in Kosovo, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan, and retired last year as a colonel.

                          Dressed in white sandals and a flowing bright shell, she walks over to a table and picks up an elegant wood-handled Army combat knife.

                          “The knife was given to me at retirement. It’s my favorite retirement gift,” Wheeler says.

                          Engraved on the handle is a quote from a 1910 speech by Teddy Roosevelt: “The credit belongs to the man who’s actually in the arena.” On the back side of the knife is the name — Howard E. Wheeler. “Oh, that’s my old name,” she says casually. “A lot of the retirement gifts came in my old name."


                          https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kansas-city-t...

                          more less

                          The Time Jeff Sessions Tried To Stop LGBTQ Students From Meeting At A Public University

                          5
                          Posts
                          100
                          Points
                          7
                          Users

                              "On Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice delivered a one-two punch to the rights of transgender Americans. First, Sessions rescinded an Obama-era policy concluding that the Civil Rights Act bars workplace discrimination against transgender employees. Second, DOJ lawyers filed a motion to dismiss the first lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s trans troops ban—a snide, misleading directive that depicts transgender service members as disordered deviants. This is not normal behavior for an agency tasked with defending Americans’ civil rights. It is, rather, an indication that a dogmatic faction of political appointees has seized control of the Justice Department’s civil rights apparatus and has redirected it to turn back the clock on LGBTQ equality."

                              http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/ju...

                              more less

                              Yabberz Search

                              Topics Found

                              Members

                              Posts

                              Load More Posts
                              Hi There,

                              Do you want to quickly add followers, meet new friends, or simply connect with existing contacts to discuss the news?

                              Do you have an email group that shares news items?

                              It's now super easy and rewarding to find and add friends on Yabberz.

                              This post has either already been PowerShared, not eligible for PowerShare or is not your post. Return Home
                              0

                                  Click to confirm you are 18 yrs of age or older and open

                                  Click to confirm you want to see post

                                  more less

                                  Posts
                                  Points
                                  Users
                                      more less
                                      Block User
                                      This user will be blocked and not see your posts when logged in. You will also not see this user's posts when logged in. In order to later unblock this user, visit the blocked user tab found on your about me profile page. Click confirm block to complete.
                                      loading...
                                      Last Heard: a minute ago
                                      Joined: Mar 4' 15
                                      Followers: 100
                                      Points: 100,000