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January 27, 2011

“Corrective Rape” used in countries like South Africa to rid lesbian women of their homosexuality

by Accidental Bear

Im stunned , no comment!

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Millicent Gaika, nearly raped to death.

Human Rights Groups around the world have drawn attention to the practice of so-called “Corrective Rape” used in countries like South Africa to rid lesbian women of their homosexuality. Up until recently, this issue went largely unreported. That has changed irrevocably in the aftermath of the horrific raping of Millicent Gaika.

Gaika, 30, was nearly raped to death by Andile Ngoza. He was released from jail on a bail of 60 Rand – about $10 USD. Gaika’s testimony in court, telling the judge her attacker said, “I know you are a lesbian. You are not a man, you think you are, but I am going to show you, you are a woman.” did nothing to prevent Ngoza’s release. Rapists are frequently released with minimal or no legal repercussions, and are set free to torment their victims once more. Rape based on sexual orientation is not considered a hate crime in South Africa.

The practice must stop immediately.

Change.org has created a petition to require the South African government to add Corrective Rape to it’s hate crime list, and to persecute offenders vigorously. To date, it’s the organization’s most successful petition yet. The South African government was effectively ground to a halt due to the sheer number of emails flooding the government servers (130,000+). The government was forced to recognize the outrage of citizens across the world.

The assistant of Justice Minster Jeff Radebe, to whom the petition was addressed, admitted, “you have made it virtually impossible for us to access other emails as doing so is like looking for a needle in a haystack.”

Please speak up and help us end this barbaric practice against women, against members of the LGBT community, and against our fellow human beings.

Will you sign the petition?

 

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January 27, 2011

“I’m not drunk … I’ve got cerebral palsy.” is Gay. Can you Guess?

by Accidental Bear

Phewwwwww, thanks for the clarification , I can now breath. Next………..

Facts of Life Star Is Gay

By Advocate.com Editors

GERI JEWELL x390 (grab) | ADVOCATE.COM

Thirty years after endearing herself to ’80s sitcom viewers, Facts of Life star Geri Jewell, who played Blair’s cousin Geri, has come out as a lesbian.

On The Facts of Life, Jewell played a young woman with cerebral palsy who often said, “I’m not drunk … I’ve got cerebral palsy.” Jewell comes out in a new memoir, I’m Walking as Straight as I Can: Transcending Disability in Hollywood and Beyond, in which she details tax problems, addiction, disease, and her life as a gay woman.

Read more here.

 

January 27, 2011

Pansy Division Tonight SF CA

by Accidental Bear

pansydivision.jpgMUSIC: Veteran queer rockers Pansy Division play their first show in SF since 2009, with special guests The Minks, an all-female Kinks cover band, and Bad Backs, a new band formed by a former member of Erase Errata. Sounds like a can’t-miss show!

9 p.m. // Eagle Tavern (398 12th St.) // $8, 21+


January 27, 2011

Hey Faggot, Whatcha lookin’ at? (video)

by Accidental Bear

Words matter and they don’t . Who’s to decide, context is everything. My better half always sets me straight when fall to the wrong side of inappropriateness that funny opposed to wrong. I am a big boy , learning new things everyday. Thank you and you’re welcome.

TNG TV: 50 Faggots: A Gay in the Life “Growing Up Queer”

The newest webisode of Randall Jensen’s “50 Faggots” video project explores a topic that is forefront on the national consciousness: Growing up queer.

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January 27, 2011

Gays are so Persnickety; IN: Merkins OUT: Beards

by Accidental Bear

What Gays Will Love, Hate in ’11

These list are for the run of the mill boring queers anyhow that don’t think for themselves. So really pay no attention. But I wanted to hi-light # 1 on the list . Beards out. Sad to lose many of these young scruffy things growing out their baby beards, but YAY  for the real beardie-troopers , non-followers who will stand tall, stand hairy and bearded til the end. As far as merkins ,maybe I’ll sell my pubes for the cause of this new 2011 hairy trend. Hey times are tough.

OUT: Beards
IN: Merkins

Honestly, what self-respecting alt kid doesnt’ have a beard? Maybe razor purchases were a victim of the flagging economy or Abraham Lincoln is ascending to Bowie-like levels of iconhood, but a naked face is as common in the clubs these days as Michele Bachmann at a NAMBLA rally. They just aren’t there. How long can this last? I dread the day when beards go out of vogue, since I look like a pockmarked 12 year-old without one (and my stubborn Jewish stubble takes 45 minutes to fully eradicate) but I suspect their days are numbered.

So what will rise in their place? My theory is merkins. Pubic wigs. Pubesare already a viable fashion accessory for those not blessed with happy trails and mass-marketed merkins would be a logical extension of that. My guess is that Universal Gear will have its own merkin display by April.  By May the hipsters will already shun the overly-manicured Diesel line for the more shaggy, individualistic American Apparel options.

What Gays Will Love, Hate in ’11

By Advocate.com Editors

TRENDS THE NEW GAY ZACK ROSEN X390 (COURTESY) | ADVOCATE.COM

Blogger and Advocatecontributor Zach Rosen has a few guesses as to what will be in and out for fickle gays and lesbians this year, and he includes everything from Betty White to ENDA to merkins.

Writing on thenewgay.net, Rosen predicts shifting gay allegiances concerning marriage equality (out), an LGBT employment discrimination bill (in), Lady Gaga (out), and pubic wigs (in). “My guess is that Universal Gear will have its own merkin display by April,” writes Rosen.

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January 27, 2011

Pic of Day

by Accidental Bear

 

January 27, 2011

Limbaugh is just an Ass, Nothing More, Nothing Less

by Accidental Bear
Rush Limbaugh booking photo from his arrest in...

Ass Face

What I want to say but wont is (smiley face) , why are ll the bullets wasted on good people. I in no way advocate gun violence, but come one people. What year is this? Somebody please pull the plug on this hot bag of dog shit and air names Limbaugh. Please and thank you!

Via http://thinkprogress.org/

California Lawmaker Receives Racist Death Threat Warning ‘Rush Limbaugh Will Kick Your Ch-nk Ass’

Last week, California State Sen. Leland Yee (D) called on right-wing hate radio host Rush Limbaugh to apologize for mocking Chinese President Hu Jintao and the Chinese language by speaking gibberish “ching chong chang” Chinese on his radio program. Yee, who is Chinese-American and chairs the state Senate Select Committee on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs, said Limbaugh owes the Chinese-American community an apology for his “pointless and ugly offense.” Naturally, Limbaugh did not apologize, and instead railed against Yee the following day on his radio, calling him out repeatedly by name.

Yee’s call for civility did not sit well with one Limbaugh fan, who responded by sending several racist death threats to Yee’s office this week. “Rush Limbaugh will kick your chink ass and expose you for the fool you are,” the faxes read, threatening him with “death” (warning, contains racial expletives):

As the San Francisco Chronicle notes, “The faxes include a drawing of a U.S. flag-adorned pickup truck towing a noose that is looped around what appears to be a caricature head of President Barack Obama.”

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January 27, 2011

Ugandan gay rights activist David Kato found murdered

by Accidental Bear

These stories make my blood boil. I say eye for an eye. I can’t imagine living in such fear. All things in perspective, TODAY I WILL NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT ANYTHING!

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Real and substantive’ investigation urged after advocacy officer for Sexual Minorities Uganda bludgeoned to death in Mukono

    • David Kato was murdered weeks after winning a court case against the Ugandan newspaper Rolling StoneDavid Kato was murdered weeks after winning a court case against the Ugandan newspaper Rolling Stone over its policy of identifying homosexuals in its pages. Photograph: Marc Hofer/AFP/Getty Images

One of Uganda‘s most prominent gay rights activists has been murdered in his home weeks after winning a court victory over a tabloid that called for homosexuals to be killed.

David Kato, the advocacy officer for Sexual Minorities Uganda, was bludgeoned to death in Mukono, Kampala, yesterday afternoon. Witnesses saw a man fleeing the scene in a car, and police are investigating.

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