For Marriage Equality
“Where there are homophobes…there are homos…”
How many more things are left to be bigoted about?
Those unhappy bigots aka ignorant knuckle-dragging troglodytic slobs. (Sorry, but its true.)
Someday sooner rather than later they’ll have to stop hating for hating’s sake & grow up.
Learning to love is the cure. Trust me…
My hypothesis of Human Sexuality (categories of orientation):
- Heterosexual Male
- Heterosexual Female
- Bisexual Male
- Bisexual Female
- Homosexual Male (Gay)
- Homosexual Female (Lesbian)
- Asexual Male
- Sexually Aversive Male
- Asexual Female
- Sexually Aversive Female
- Transgender Person
[Please feel free to add other gender identities in your comments.]
Metrosexual is a neologism, derived from metropolitan and heterosexual, coined in 1994 describing a man (especially one living in an urban, post-industrial, capitalist culture) who is especially meticulous about his grooming and appearance, typically spending a significant amount of time and money on shopping as part of this. The term contrasts heterosexuals who adopt fashions and lifestyles stereotypically associated with homosexuals.
For some time now, old-fashioned (re)productive, repressed, unmoisturized heterosexuality has been given the pink slip by consumer capitalism. The stoic, self-denying, modest straight male didn't shop enough (his role was to earn money for his wife to spend), and so he had to be replaced by a new kind of man, one less certain of his identity and much more interested in his image – that's to say, one who was much more interested in being looked at (because that's the only way you can be certain you actually exist). A man, in other words, who is an advertiser's walking wet dream." — Mark Simpson , Salon.com
Persecution of homosexuals in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
Upon the rise of Adolf Hitler, gay men and, to a lesser extent, lesbians, were two of the numerous groups targeted by the Nazi Party and were ultimately among Holocaust victims. Beginning in 1933, gay organizations were banned, scholarly books about homosexuality, and sexuality in general, were burned, and homosexuals within the Nazi Party itself were murdered. The Gestapo compiled lists of homosexuals, who were compelled to sexually conform to the "German norm."
Between 1933 and 1945, an estimated 100,000 men were arrested as homosexuals, of whom some 50,000 were officially sentenced. Most of these men served time in regular prisons, and an estimated 5,000 to 15,000 of those sentenced were incarcerated in Nazi concentration camps. It is unclear how many of the 5,000 to 15,000 eventually perished in the camps, but leading scholar Rüdiger Lautmann believes that the death rate of homosexuals in concentration camps may have been as high as 60%. Homosexuals in the camps were treated in an unusually cruel manner by their captors.
After the war, the treatment of homosexuals in concentration camps went unacknowledged by most countries, and some men were even re-arrested and imprisoned based on evidence found during the Nazi years. It was not until the 1980s that governments began to acknowledge this episode, and not until 2002 that the German government apologized to the gay community. This period still provokes controversy, however. In 2005, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the Holocaust which included the persecution of homosexuals.
Further comment: One of these days we'll maybe finally get this human thing down...
Sexuality in all its forms is All Natural…IOW--Organic.
BTW--When you Hate for Hate’s Sake, you ride with Hitler…Poor bugger…
10-4. Over & out. See you on the flip side…