LGBT


Thursday April 29th, 2010

150 Local restaurants. One day. All Day.

Here is the Participating Restaurants

Dine at a participating Dining Out For Life restaurant on Thursday, April 29 and 30% of your bill will be donated back to Lifelong AIDS Alliance and the fight against illness and hunger in our community. There has never been a better time to plan a big dinner party with your friends and family! Join Lifelong and thousands of supporters throughout the region for the biggest dining event of the year!

I recommend all of you to go dine out & Save a Life!

Credit to:

LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE

Australia’s most hottest & famous drag queens, Joyce Maygne – led over 100 dancers in their first gay Flash Mob at Bondi Beach. Organized by DJ Dan Murphy.

Caption & Source:
can you believe that another person, a stranger would beat a person to death, just because the person was gay?
it happens every year around the world. lets work together to fight hatred.

This quote from Current, “19 year old aspiring fashion artist Jorge Steven López Mercado was found on Friday night decapitated, dismembered and partially burned. According to authorities, the investigation has shown that it is indeed a hate crime.”

Personal Thought: I am sadden by this hate crime because a 19-year-old who was an aspiring fashion artist was murdered. Now, this puts a lot of things to perspective. What if this occurred in other parts of the world? To be honest, my stomach is churning by all these reports about Mercado. My heart & prayers go to his family, friends, and the community.

According to a CNN iReport by Christopher Pagan,

“On November 14 the body of a gay 19 year old was found a few miles away from the town in which he was residing in called Caguas. He was a very well known person in the gay community of Puerto Rico, and very loved. He was found on the site of an isolated road in the city of Cayey, he was partially burned, decapitated, and dismembered, both arms, both legs, and the torso. This has caused a huge reaction from the gay community here, but its a difficult situation. Never in the history of Puerto Rico has a murder been classified as a hate crime. Even though we have to follow federal mandates and laws, many of the laws in which are passed in the USA such as Obama’s new bill, do not always directly get practiced in Puerto Rico. The police agent that is handling this case said on a public televised statement that ‘people who lead this type of lifestyle need to be aware that this will happen’. As If the boy murdered Jorge Steven Lopez was asking to get killed…”

According to the Associated Content, “Puerto Rico has a conservative religious climate, being strongly influenced by Roman Catholicism and socially conservative protestantism. Puerto Rico is also a United States territory. As a result the brutal murder of George Steven Lopez Mercado is a hate crime under the hate crime legislation signed into law by President Barak Obama of the United States. To date no murder has yet been classified as a hate crime in Puerto Rico. Homosexuality in Puerto Rico is not illegal and George Steven Lopez Mercado deserves as much protection under the law as any other Puerto Rican citizen.”

 

For those who live in New York City, there will be a vigil honoring Mercado, specifically, and all others who have been murdered, beaten, and otherwise terrorized for their sexuality or semblance thereof. Please Click Here! [Will direct you to their Facebook Event Page].

 

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[photo credits to the neighbor 5 houses down from me!]

About Referendum 71:
Voting APPROVE on Ref. 71 is a vote to keep the domestic partnership law that provides legal protections for lesbian and gay couples and seniors who are in committed relationships. To be able to take unpaid leave to care for a critically ill loved one, without being fired. To be able to cover a partner in family health insurance. To make sure hard-earned pension and death benefits protect children when a parent dies. Approving Ref. 71 ensures that important protections are not taken away from committed couples, so that they are able to take care of each other, especially in times of crisis. Keep the domestic partnership law

Vote APPROVE on Ref. 71 by Nov 3.

I was reading the usual from a LGBT news site from France called, Tetu. One article stuck out the most and it sort of hit home… Wishing this incident could occur in the US… A Kissing Day again Homophobia.

Everywhere in France (Amiens, Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nice, Paris, Strasbourg, Toulouse …) this Saturday, September 26 at 16h, the “kiss-in” the giants of gays and lesbians against homophobia are organized. Check here the point of rendezvous in your city.






Come one, come with your guy, your chick, but come rolling shovels in public this Saturday, September 26th in the main cities of France!
“Why the only time you can see gays kissing in the street anywhere but in the Marais is the Gay Pride? ask the creators of the Facebook group Kiss-in against homophobia. Why there is as straight as to be bisoutes in public without bothering anyone? For those who think that this is not normal, go together for suicide attacks in kisses!”
Real Article from — > KISS KISS KISS