The British Army is investigating a series of homophobic and threatening remarks made by a soldier in response to a teenager who claims to have been subjected to a vicious homophobic attack.
Posting to a public Facebook profile under the name ‘Dean Venno’, Infantry Rifleman Dean Ventre, said he was “sick of gay lads posting pictures of them[selves]“, following violent homophobic attacks.
He was responding to an image of a student from Blackpool who suffered serious damage to his teeth and face in an assault which he said was motivated by homophobia.
Despite assertions by female Facebook friends of Ventre that they were bisexual or gay, he maintained his position.
In a series of other posts, the soldier, who has in the past been posted in Afghanistan, threatened those who questioned him with violence, and made jokes about the fact that the teeth.....
He went on
Threatening the boyfriend of a girl who questioned why he made the comments in response to the post, he said: “Comment on my status again and when I see your fella ile punch his head in.”
In previous posts, he made references to wanting to assault people, talking about knocking peoples’ teeth out and using them as weapons to further assault them.
Why are you so slow o have been waiting so long for my big mac I think you must be importing it from the USA
THE Northern Lights are a sign that #God approves of #gay marriage, according to pro-European Christians.
What else could it possibly be?
A Europhile Christian councillor from Oxfordshire has claimed that Britain is basking in God’s love and the aurora borealis is a ‘massive heavenly thumbs up’ to same sex unions.
Councillor Stephen Malley said: “I predicted this would happen if parliament passed the gay marriage bill and I am delighted to have been proved right.
“God is love and every once in a while he hammers home the point by filling the sky with a multitude of beautiful colours.
“I wish he would do it more often but, let’s be honest, people are shits.”
A spokesman for the Pro-European Christians said the organisation embraced Councillor Malley’s remarks and said it was a ‘100% accurate reflection of their beliefs’.
Councillor Malley caused controversy last year after demanding a massive increase in the aid budget and referring to Britain as ‘Morris-Dancey Land’.
He also described women who did not clean behind the fridge as ‘Jesus-like’ and gave Channel Four News reporter Michael Crick a five-minute cuddle.
A map revealing the worst places to be LGBT has been published.
The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), has released a map indicating the countries where being LGBT is most dangerous.
The map indicates countries where laws mean that if found guilty, LGBT people could face life imprisonment, 14 years in jail or even the death penalty.
According to the map, the death penalty is in place in seven countries, and a jail sentence of 14 years to life is imposed in several more, including countries like India, Jamaica and Morocco.
Earlier this week Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni signed a law making jail sentences harder on anyone found guilty of same-sex sexual activity.
Russia is not included on the map, where it is a criminal act to display any “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations”
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Morning world, so we might get snow today and its only a might and people are going crazy about it... not sure they would still be if they had the weather the #USA has had.. as for me I dont want it or do I need the white stuff to fall from the sky, and I am sure there are lots of homeless people who just might not want it as well... so here is an Idea if it does snow at some point and I am sure it will, go and get some blankets that are not being used (everyone has them) and go and give them out to the homeless do it even if it does not snow... sleeping on the streets is bad enough without the bloody cold... a warm drink would not go a miss as well... you never know one day you might find yourself, kids, dog, cat what ever sleeping ruff... so when you see see the weather and it says its going to snow give a little thought to the people living on the streets please
I have been outside 3 times to try and catch a look at the Aurora, and not a thing but others have so here is some beautiful photographs from tonight in the UK
My heart leapt when I heard a transgender actor would be portraying a transgender character this month in ABC Family's The Fosters. I tuned in with even more glee than usual to a show that had already won me over with its portrayal of a mixed-race, same-gender couple filling a home with love and chosen family.
Of course, I wish I already lived in a world where a 17-year-old trans actor landing a role on a hit show was not cause for celebration and the entertainment industry already aimed to fill trans roles with trans actors.
But my dream isn't yet reality, so it felt like a victory to watch Tom Phelan bring Cole to life.
Though a young actor, they (Phelan prefers gender-neutral pronouns) doesn't disappoint as a fierce and guarded Cole. They skillfully brood, bristle, explode and eventually reveal a tender heart, embodying a character who stands up for himself; a young man entitled to inhabit his rightful gender, body and space. Cole affirmed me as a transmasculine viewer, even as his narrative diverged from my own — which felt right since trans lives are each unique and complex.
I just seen this and thought it was great,
I overheard your phone conversation with Mike last night about your plans to come out to me. The only thing I need you to plan is to bring home OJ and bread after class. We are out, like you now. I’ve known you were gay since you were six. I’ve loved you since you were born.
P.S. Your mom and I think you and Mike make a cute couple.”
Time to get the warm boots out, not sure about Jeans think I will bet my thick tights and skirt on, it does look better and when you have legs as good as I do they need to be shown :)
Why the hell do people keep going on about a stupid game that looks like it was made on a an old zx spectrum, I dont get it at all, it was removed because it was shit.. now I see people selling ipads and android tablets with it installed for more.. well if you must play it here is a copy that you can download for android
Hopefully the little one will sleep tonight, not holding my breath though as he is extremely unsettled.
On a brighter note it is meant to snow tomorrow which will be fun with the kids if it does.
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Hate is a strong word for me, I do not usually hate anyone but today people have just got under my skin, why the hell does it matter what gender, what and where you put your parts.. for gods sake... if I could get my hands on the guy who got on my wick (NOT IN A GOOD WAY) I would slap him with my hand bag... I did not just wake up one day and think to myself I know I will pop on mums skirt... that would have been stupid as my mum did wear some dam nasty stuff.. and she was twice the size of me :) the point is I have been me since the day I dropped out my mums, well you get the point... just thinking about that is making me cringe... :)
Found this on Amazon the reviews are great for it so I have just got a copy.. looks like a good read....
I have just got this reply to one of my Google plus posts if you want to go and comment feel free just click button below I am a little lost for words right now
its been a long long 6 days with my little one being very sick and my other little one being a wonderful pain in the bum I have all but no time to update, as you can see I have been popping news up.. because it takes all but no brain power to do this.. now all does look like its getting back to normal, well fingers crossed it is, I now might have a little time to sort myself out, I look like crap.. and that with no sleep is getting to me... but the last two nights I have got at least 4-5 hours each night... if tonight goes the same I am sure I will be back to my wonderful self... so if you see a news story first thing in the morning you know everything went to crap in the night.... well good night must go and dream of rainbows and unicorns xxx
An anti-gay evangelist from the US has called for the reinstatement of homosexuality as a “mental illness” in the eyes of the American Psychological Association.
Writing on his website, Scott Lively said that “pressure and harassment by LGBT activists”, was the reason it was removed from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual back in 1973, but called for it to be put back in.
He wrote: “In 1973, after an intensive campaign of pressure and harassment by LGBT activists, the board of the American Psychological Association voted to remove homosexuality as a mental illness from their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), the ‘bible’ of mental health professionals. It was as if they opened Pandora’s Box and unleashed an invisible plague that attacks the reasoning centers in the brain.
“Now forty years later the evidence is overwhelming that the DSM should never have been modified. The only problem is that most of the people with the power to change it back are now homosexualists themselves, infected with the same disorder. God help us.”
Mr Lively is on trial for Crimes Against Humanity over his alleged support for the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill and recently gave backing for Russia’s anti-gay laws.
The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, is due to sign the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill imminently, as journalists and politicians begin gathering for the event at State House, his official residence.
Uganda’s Daily Monitor is reporting that the bill’s chief sponsor, MP David Bahati is present at State House.
President Museveni was due to sign the bill in front of reporters at 11am (8am GMT). However, he appears to have missed that self-imposed deadline.
“The president is signing the anti-homosexuality bill today [Monday] at 11:00 [0800 GMT],” government spokesman Ofwono Opondo told Reuters news agency.
“He wants to sign it with the full witness of the international media to demonstrate Uganda’s independence in the face of Western pressure and provocation.”
In December last year, Uganda’s Parliament passed legislation to toughen the punishment for same-sex sexual activity, including life imprisonment for ‘repeat offenders’.
President Yoweri Museveni said he would only sign the bill into law if he had proof that gay people are ‘made’ and ‘not born’ into their sexuality.
However, President Museveni signalled that he was ready to sign the draconian bill earlier this month.
US President Barack Obama warned him against doing so.
He said it would “complicate our valued relationship” and will mark a “step backward” for all Ugandans and reflect poorly on the country’s commitment to protect the human rights of its people.”
President Museveni’s renewed determination to sign the bill is an apparent U-turn from last week’s pledge to hold off, pending advice from the US on the ‘science’ of homosexuality.
Over the weekend in South Africa, former archbishop Desmond Tutu criticised President Museveni for supporting the bill, describing it as “evil”.
Well I say healthy eating but I am thinking the weather has to warm up soon. Which means less clothes, so time for a diet, lose a few pounds then obviously I will reward myself with a shopping spree.
Now I am wondering what to do with my hair colour as well, I have been considering let it go back to my natural colour but not sure. It would be easier just to dye it black again though.
Anyway answers on a postcard please as I can't decide.
In January this year, Elena Klimova was charged under Russia’s new anti-'gay propaganda' law for running Children 404, a website offering support to LGBTI teenagers.
Today, Elena's case was heard in court. The court ruled in her favour. Elena has been told that she can continue Children 404, her project that offers a lifeline to Russian teens.
15,000 thank yous!More than 15,000 Amnesty supporters in the UK emailed or sent a text to the Russian authorities via our website or SMS action network, calling on them to drop the charges against Elena. Thank you. We'll continue to monitor the situation, and let you know if we need your support again.
Elena's project25-year old Elena is a journalist. After writing a series of articles about LGBTI teenagers in Russia last March, she encountered a group of people rejected by their peers, families and teachers, with nowhere to go for support.
Children 404 offers LGBTI teenagers information and advice from health professionals, along with a closed forum for teens to share their experiences (many of them tales of bullying, rejection and suicidal thoughts) and connect with one another.
‘It is only on the internet that they can find somebody to speak to. The feeling that most of these children feel is constant fear.’
Elena, interviewed by the Guardian
Children 404 aims to create an online space for LGBTI teenagers to express their fears, seek health advice, and safely connect with others experiencing similar issues in a space where each individual’s sexual identity and gender orientation is accepted and respected.
Accused of 'promoting non-traditional sexual relations'Elena was charged with 'creating a page on the Internet-resource VKontakte [the second most popular social platform in Europe, after Facebook] ... promoting non-traditional sexual relations'.
At her appeal hearing today, Elena's lawyer argued that she only administrated the page - she didn't create it. Plus, police records documenting Elena's 'offence' were drafted with significant violations.
The court consulted a mental health professional, who concluded that Children 404 does not contain any 'propaganda on non-traditional relations' - instead, they stated that the project helps teenagers exploring their sexuality to deal with difficult emotional issues and other problems that they may encounter.
The court ruled in agreement of the defense, which means that
The anti-LGBTI 'propaganda' law‘It is necessary to protect the younger generation from the effects of homosexual propaganda’
Footnote to the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, passed June 2013
In June last year, Russia’s Parliament unanimously passed the Anti-Homosexual Propaganda Bill, outlawing all 'propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships among minors expressed in the dissemination of information'.
Individuals like Elena or organisations found to be communicating LGBTI-related content now face hefty fines and the closure of their projects. The ‘dissemination of information’ includes online forums like Project 404, in-person health services, public meetings or demonstrations proudly defending LGBTI rights.
The law has not only permitted but actively encouraged a crackdown on any LGBTI-related activity in civil society. Many of the posts on Project 404 are from teenagers scared of being targeted by anti-gay vigilante groups just for their sexuality.
'I am scared that they will find out about me and lynch me. Sometimes I want to cry out: "Accept me for who I am! Or at least be tolerant of me."'
16-year old Svetlana’s post on Children 404
Russia’s human rights crackdownThe Anti-Homosexual Propaganda Law is just one of many created by Putin’s government in recent years to cut back freedoms for ordinary Russians. The space for speaking freely and expressing personal identity continues to shrink.
True story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons.
Director: Russell Mulcahy
Writers: Katie Ford (teleplay), Leroy Aarons (book)
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny, Ryan Kelley
The Author Victoria Askey is looking to write a frank and honest book of peoples experiences along the transition road. she will not be using anyones name in the book just your honest experience. Having spent along time on google looking through various blogs etc she has found it very difficult finding answers to some questions. her beautiful other half is currently wading through the NHS transition protocol and some aspects have been frustrating, not having a whole lot of information before embarking on this life changing time has made something almost unbearable. I hope you dont mind answering a few questions. Please be as honest as possible with your answers, and thank you so much for taking part.
Not really had time to breathe since the little ones trip to hospital. He is doing much better now and seems to have bounced back with more energy and cheekiness than before, not entirely sure how that is possible.
Hoping to get him out for some fresh air tomorrow if the weather is mild, it will do him good.
Hopefully I will be able to post a little more when things settle down and a little quieter.
I hope you are all having a great weekend so far.
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Bernie Ecclestone says he ”completely agrees” with Vladimir Putin’s stance on gay rights.
In a CNN interview the British F1 magnate defended the Russian leader for supporting laws against gay ‘propaganda’.
The 83-year old said: “He [Putin] hasn’t said he doesn’t agree [with homosexuality] just that he doesn’t want these things publicised to an audience under the age of 18. I completely agree with those sentiments and if you took a world census you’d find 90% of the world agree with it as well.”
Ecclestone went on to say: “I’ve great admiration for him and his courage to say what he says…[It] may upset a few people but that’s how the world is. It’s how he sees [the world] and I think he’s completely right.”
Ahead of the start of the Sochi Winter Olympics, President Putin said gay people had nothing to fear from the laws as long as they leave children alone.
Ecclestone last met with President Putin in February 2013, when he flew to Sochi to assess construction progress ahead of Russia’s debut grand prix.
Being Transgender or Gay is not a choice, being Transphobic or Homophobic is, so don't be a Twonk