Disgusting. Just disgusting. Another reason for me to march in Helsinki Pride July the 1st. It happens at our neighbour country.
But who gets to define what constitutes "human rights"?just as the moral relativity argument doesn't work. If X is a violation of human rights in A, why on earth would it not be a violation of human rights in B?
So you think human rights are culturally-dependent? Wow.
IMO FGM is an example in which human rights are seen as culturally dependent. Still today.Very few people these days argue for moral relativity but liberals used to rely on this argument a lot. For example, yes, I have absolutely heard liberals say we shouldn’t judge Iran for stoning adulterers to death because……… culture. Or FGM, another topic where we were instructed not to be “judgey” in the not so distant past.
Freedom from discrimination should not be a privilege, but a human right. And is seen as such in most of the developed western world, although it's a ideal that is far from fully realized in even the most tolerant societies.One thing people who are heterosexuals and of European descent have to think about actively is the level of privilege (non-discrimination) we have.
I agree but white privilege is a real thing and something to be aware of.Freedom from discrimination should not be a privilege, but a human right. And is seen as such in most of the developed western world, although it's a ideal that is far from fully realized in even the most tolerant societies.
For LGBT community, i am sure, it matters not if one is white or not white in regards to their rights and safety.I agree but white privilege is a real thing and something to be aware of.
Talking about how race, gender, and gender identity plays into supporting institutions of oppression is actually a very common topic among many LGBTQ activist organizations. For many, race does matter when talking about systemic issues they face. Talk to some trans people of color. That is not to say that risks to their health and safety or threats to their rights cannot come from all races and even from other members of their community nor does pointing out how white privilege, hetero privilege, and cis-privilege in the U.S. means that non-white, non-hetero, and non cis-individuals are not capable of threatening other members' of the LGBTQ rights and safety, but part of the fight is fighting it on a broad-based level as well as an individual level.For LGBT community, i am sure, it matters not if one is white or not white in regards to their rights and safety.
Don't start "evil white people" in the LGBT topic.... Quit being "bitter"..... learn what "whites" are doing well, and go and outshine them at their own..... and quit complaining. Not being "WASP" and not succeeding is a sorry excuse nowdays.
They may talk about these things, and other things, and animal rights, and environment, and politics in general. And yes, there are topic drifts.... which happen naturally and the conversations go off far from original subject..I'm not saying you have to agree, but many in the LGBTQ community and their activist organizations do talk about these things. For example, The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force hosts the Creating Change conference every year where many of these issues are discussed.
Btw, I think it's awesome you provided so many links so that we can all help.They may talk about these things, and other things, and animal rights, and environment, and politics in general. And yes, there are topic drifts.... which happen naturally and the conversations go off far from original subject..
But JanetB is trying to "push her evil white man" agenda intentionally, using LGBTQ issues. We're one step away from hearing that "Israel is at fault for all LGBTQ problems"..
I did not participate in organizing any of this. I am only passing on the info on how to help.Btw, I think it's awesome you provided so many links so that we can all help.
As allezfred alluded to, I believe the acronym was originated by lesbian activists working in feminist circles and got first dibs.I have a question: Why is it "LGBTQ" and not "GLBTQ"? ladies first?
i remember in SF in the 70's/80's "boys" arguing which is the true gay neighborhood, the Castro or the Polk St...... Castro won.. . Then a long debate in the Castro community should "non-gays" be allowed into "Midnight Sun" club... and which bath-house is more of a whore house and which is to meet someone nice.. Gays close to my age did not talk "politics", more like "is Boy George too much", "Is Bowie bi or PR monger" and "where to get a 1-g of snow for less than 120 bucks"...You can imagine all the different interests and in-fighting that has occurred since Stonewall or before.
donation linkThe crisis in Chechnya has taken over international headlines. Some of the most powerful people in the world are talking about it. But still, the situation here is getting worse.
My group – the Russian LGBT Network – has evacuated 25 men to safety and provided them with lifesaving resources. The donations we've received from thousands of All Out members directly fueled this work.
But another 30 men are still waiting to leave, and we're getting requests from about 5 new people a day, asking for help escaping.
There's a second wave of violence happening in Chechnya and people are terrified. Men suspected of being gay are being hunted down and arrested again.
His enforcement of Shari Laws has long been a problem and a concern to the Russians.... but so far they find him more useful than harmful. I suspect it may soon get even more out of hand..... Give a finger, lose a hand.
Maybe it did help, now is it gonna influence in any way Putin:Speaking of All Out, they are trying to pressure Merkel to pressure Putin with a new petition:
I am somewhat skeptical that this will have any effect but it doesn't take much to sign it so I did.