This article fascinates me. I worked my ass off in school much like many of my friends to the avail of having a degree but no job. Luckily I landed an amazing gig doing something like I wanted to do in school, but to get there was a nightmare. I peddled my resume around to 200+ jobs nationally, receiving a handful of less than desirable offers that made serving tables full time look like a glamourous lifestyle. I stuck to my guns and wouldn’t settle for less than what I knew I could handle and do well. It got me a great job that I love, but I’m the exception to this rule. Check out this article and see what it’s like to be a part of this lost generation where for the first time ever, the American youth are considering the legitimacy of going on to higher education when all it’s going to get you is a full time gig serving tables with thousands in debt and a used car that breaks down all the time. First world problems, I know, but it’s still terrifying going into college for kids now knowing they might not get a job after. yikesers.
Apparently not only does she hear God, but she also interprets his will and alludes to punns about people with weight issues. If life were high school this would be the bitch that told me that since I wasn’t baptized I was going to hell to which I kindly replied: as long as you’re not there, I’m good.
This is the kind of idiocy and biggotry we get to deal with every day friends. Put yourself in our shoes. Many of you might never know what it feels like to be a minority, but imagine that time your friends ignored you, your family was mad at you and the world felt against your every thought. its kind of like that but everyday for some of us. we adjust to your guidelines only because you’ve said we’ve had to listen. well, we’re not listening anymore and we’re caring about eachother and you as well. the use of the word faggot to such a degree not only shows this young man’s lack of creativity but also his blatant disregard for decorum. he should be stripped of his award until he comes up with 213 other clever degrading rhymes or words to insult another person. deutschbag.
Editors’ Note:Guest blogger Melanie Nathan is an equality and human rights activist. She is the publisher of Gay USA, the Movie and Blog.
The Ugandan parliament is set to pass the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, under the sponsorship of MP David Bahati. While inisting that the bill will not be heard until November 2011, sources in Uganda have informed Paul Canning of LGBT Asylum that the bill could pass as soon as within two weeks.
“Our stand shall be the same, whether or not the death penalty clause is taken out. We will not stand for the criminalization of a natural orientation. It is a human right to be true to one’s nature, the way one was born. There is no such thing as recruiting gays. It is simply not possible to force someone to be attracted to a member of the same-sex. The entire premise for the Bahati bill is flawed and Ugandans should not be duped by the self-serving rhetroic and myth.”
If this bill passes it will register that Ugandans are ascribing to the view that “homosexuality is not a human right,” as MP Hon. David Bahati told me.
The bill may be passed within a fortnight, surreptitiously; but that cannot silence the world. The petition on change.org sets out typical consequences that activists around the world plan to pursue, as follows:
Ugandans must know ahead what the consequences will be; let us tell them now:
American and International Corporations will not be able to function in a Country where employers cannot send gay and lesbian executives, employees, representatives;
The U.S. Government and other countries would be placing its gay and lesbian envoys, employees at risk - regardless of diplomatic immunity -
The LGBT communities around the world and allies will be calling for trade boycotts and divestment from Uganda;
Tourism to Uganda will be boycotted by the International community;
Ugandan Coffee importers will be targeted in the U.S.A.
Uganda’s interests in the U.S.A. and other countries will be targeted for protests;
The world LGBTI community and allies will continue to pressure President Zuma to remove Jon Qwelane from Uganda and to stop South African investment in Uganda;
The Gay communities of the world will demand the U.S.A. and U.K. and other Western countries offer asylum to LGBTI people in Uganda and safe passage to other countries.
Activists will target the Banks that provide services in Uganda with boycotts and account closures;
Uganda will be excluded from international sports;
U.S. will be pressured to stop aid to Uganda;
The world will not tolerate any country criminalizing homosexuality, arresting and sentencing homosexuals; gays, lesbians and transgender people, live as others do; living one’s natural orientation is not a crime.
Uganda must understand that notwithstanding the fact that it is a sovereign nation and that its parliament can pass any laws, if it plans to impinge on basic human rights such as the right to one’s natural orientation, it will, as a country, isolate itself and must be prepared to live accordingly.
The above will apply even if the death-sentence is removed from the bill.
Thank you to the world for caring about all people.
In Solidarity with our African family, and in memory of our brother David Kato.
The American Psychological Association (APA) policy-making panel voted 157-0 to approve a resolution to support marriage equality, citing an abundance of new studies that show that same-sex couples share the same goals as opposite-sex couples in building “stable, long-lasting and committed intimate relationships and are successful in doing so.”
The APA has historically supported full equality for the LGBT community, and Clinton Anderson, director of APA’s Office on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns, said the resolution will lend considerable weight to the national debate.
“Now as the country has really begun to have experience with gay marriage, our position is much clearer and more straightforward — that marriage equity is the policy that the country should be moving toward,” Anderson said.