I hope everyone is having a lovely Mother's Day. Even though I think the day in itself has become very commercial, it still is special if you can see beyond all of that.
Today there will be people waking up to a child they never thought they would have. Today children will be waking up with a family who want them after years of being moved from home to home.
Fostering and adopting a child is probably one of the most selfless things a person can do and a worthy vocation.
I know a couple who foster children and I think they are amazing. I will find some links for these services and write a piece for fostering and adoption within the LGBT community when I have a little more time.
Have a beautiful day everyone :)
Prime Minister David Cameron has hailed the first gay weddings in England and Wales as sending a "powerful message" about equality in the UK.
The law changed at midnight, with a number of gay couples vying to claim the title of being among the first to be married as ceremonies took place across England and Wales.
Despite facing opposition from some in the Conservative Party about his backing for the change, Mr Cameron said the reform was necessary because "when people's love is divided by law, it is that law that needs to change".
Writing in Pink News, he said: "This weekend is an important moment for our country" because "we will at last have equal marriage in our country".
"The introduction of same-sex civil marriage says something about the sort of country we are," he added.
"It says we are a country that will continue to honour its proud traditions of respect, tolerance and equal worth. It also sends a powerful message to young people growing up who are uncertain about their sexuality.
"It clearly says 'you are equal' whether straight or gay. That is so important in trying to create an environment where people are no longer bullied because of their sexuality - and where they can realise their potential, whether as a great mathematician like Alan Turing, a star of stage and screen like Sir Ian McKellen or a wonderful journalist and presenter like Clare Balding."
Among the first couples set to take advantage of the legalisation were actor Andrew Wale, 49, and guesthouse owner Neil Allard, 48, who wed at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton just after midnight.
Following the ceremony in which the couple wore matching suits, Mr Wale told Sky News: "It’s a wonderful feeling, it was much more emotional than I thought it was going to be and I’m just kind of happy and buzzing."
Mr Allard added: "It’s exciting, it’s a new step forward and it’s all about love."
The remarks about Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Law made by Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana at a recent conference on human rights organized by the Vatican are a welcome intervention in a debate that has become dangerously overheated. Calling for the Law signed by President Yoweri Museveni in February to be repealed, the Cardinal said that "homosexuals are not criminals" and shouldn't be sentenced to life in prison.
On one level this is a repeat of the position the Catholic Church has always maintained: that it opposes discrimination against homosexuals. On another level it's a very welcome addition to a growing chorus of concern about extended criminalization of homosexuality. Cardinal Turkson's comments echo a statement made last December by the Archbishop of Mumbai, Cardinal Oswald Gracias, in response to the recriminalization of consensual same-sex sexual conduct between adults by the Indian Supreme Court. Cardinal Gracias, a member of the Council of Cardinals advising Pope Francis on Curial reform, was quoted as saying that "the Catholic Church has never been opposed to the decriminalization of homosexuality, because we have never considered gay people criminals."
This is a definite shift from the sort of rhetoric we've heard in the past. Only in February last year Cardinal Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and a potential candidate for the papacy, no doubt with countries like Uganda and Nigeria in mind, called for cultures which stigmatized homosexuality to be "respected" and took to task the Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, for his condemnation of anti-gay laws, asking "[w]hen you're talking about what's called 'an alternative lifestyle,' are those human rights?"
It's heartening to read the more recent remarks by those churchmen close to the Pope. They are an encouraging sign that my Church, or at least high-ranking members of it, is evolving from its previous ambiguousness, an evolution which may have a great deal to do with the beliefs of Pope Francis himself. But do they go far enough?
The threat to the lives and livelihoods of LGBT people, their families and friends across the world from what amounts to state-sponsored persecution has never been so grave. As one of a tiny number of out gay Ugandans still living here I know this. So far the response to it from established churches has been muted. In my own country, Uganda's Episcopal Conference fell silent once the law there was passed. They merely re-enforced their position that they "don't support homosexuality." As a Catholic I've always considered the Church one of the most powerful voices for good in the Global South. If ever there was a moment when it needed to speak out unequivocally and magisterially against the systemic persecution of LGBT people it's now. With draconian laws rolling out in Uganda, Nigeria and Russia, not to mention the Indian Supreme Court's retrograde step last year, and with levels of violence against gay men, lesbians and transsexuals, sanctioned by laws and prosecutions in predominantly Catholic countries like Cameroon, the extreme plight of LGBT people is a matter for everyone.
Take the example of President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia, whose recent threats to fight homosexuals "the same way we are fighting malaria-causing mosquitoes, if not more aggressively," make for chilling reading, effectively calling for the extermination of LGBT people. Unhappily for those of us who profess the Christian faith, much of this extreme homophobia is fed by Christian congregations and individuals, particularly from US evangelical churches who have launched missions to places like Uganda with the often specific purpose of targeting those countries' already beleaguered LGBT communities, a bitter irony which proves that it's homophobia that is the foreign import, not homosexuality, as is so often proposed by those behind the persecutions in Africa and elsewhere. The Catholic Church is in a prime position to counter this negative propaganda and to make clear to Christians - Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant - the determined message of its own Catechism, that LGBT people "must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity" and that "[e]very sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided."
The Catholic Church is not the authoritarian monolith it once was, but the Vatican still has enormous authority. Catholic people everywhere should be warned against the cruel vanity of homophobia; those who promote laws criminalizing same-sex sexual conduct and all the evils that flow thereby, and churchmen who support them should be censured; the compassion of the Church, which is its greatest and most beautiful asset, should not be watered-down with vague statements and wait-and-see policies. In the words of the Catholic US Secretary of State John Kerry, "[w]hat is happening in Uganda is atrocious and it presents all of us with an enormous challenge because LGBT rights are human rights and the signing of this anti-homosexuality law is flat out morally wrong."
I am sitting here reading news and stories, and all I can think is what a messed up world we live in, "8 Year old girl kicked out of school because she looks like a boy" what the hell is that.. A lot of the problems not all come from stupid religion I myself am Pagan I have been since the day I had a mind of my own, the only thing to come from religion is hate and war, yes they might help some but the balls most spout is ridiculous... lets start with the big guy on the Cross what I assume is he died for our sins? well what a load of old balls.. died for our sins he died for his not mine, I do think its all gone mad now, priests abusing children and getting away scot free with it, the liquid soap (The pope) saying it might be ok for gay people to marry... what the fook is that, who does he think he is, it has nothing to do with anyone who loves who. now move on to westboro baptist church, I have one word for them "TWONKS".
I am sure the world would be a better place if all this was stopped tomorrow, so why do people follow this I think its because they are scared sick of the unknown, they want to go to heaven, and not HELL, well we are living in hell right now.. they want to see loved ones who have passed away, its all fear everything runs on fear.. I believe when we die our energy lives on, on a different plane one where all our loved ones have passed too, this is the same for everyone good or bad, and then we are reborn to redo our time again until we get things right then we get to stay, it does not sound that much different than heaven... but it is... now I could be wrong and my passage to hell has been booked because I am Trans, or because I look at both male and female the same or just because I think the pope is a but wipe, what ever I am sure one day I will find out, but my money is with what I think..
The leader of a Birmingham mosque has caused further controversy as he has reiterated a claim that “it is not possible to be both gay and a Muslim.”
On 12 March, at the request of the mosque, a question was removed from a BBC3 debate show filmed in the Birmingham Central Mosque, of “when will it be right to be Muslim and gay”. The live programme featured Asifa Lahore, who calls himself Britain’s “first and only Muslim drag queen.”
The BBC denied that the show was censored.
The chairman of the mosque, Dr Mohammad Naseem since wrote an open letter comparing homosexuality to paedophilia, murder and gambling.
He wrote: “Human beings do have weaknesses and tendencies which are not socially acceptable and so they try to have a control over them and do not give in.
“A compulsive murderer, gambler, paedophile etc. could present the same logic and ask for accommodation by the society. Are we going to accept on the basis of freedom of action?”
On Monday, appearing on Channel 4 News, Dr Naseem defended his letter, claiming he meant the comparison to be a “similie”.
When asked by Cordelia Lynch, presenting, he said: “It was a simile – a simile highlights a common characteristic, it does not establish sameness.”
The chairman of a Birmingham mosque was this week denounced by LGBT Muslim support group Imaan for his comments about homosexuality.
I have returned from a weekend away with My Family.. Mum, Brother, and my sisters.. also my Partner and and sons.. it was not an easy time as I had to dress down not by choice but just to keep the peace.. only for my kids, my Mum is and will never be accepting of me, but she is my mum and I will never stop trying.
I did get some fresh air and walked loads and it was bloody cold.. I took the opportunity to give my face a little rest and not shave at all, this was not the best of ideas as this makes me a little grumpy, if I am not looking the way I want I get this way all the time.. but its not easy all the time when you have children running around all day and night, its hard to find time for yourself, but when I do its like a big weight lifted from me.
I have also gone on a diet I have put loads on over the last 6 months, chocolate has gone fizzy drinks now changed to water chips now for veg.. its all going ok but I am so bloody hungry, and living right by a McDonald's its making it harder...
Google is still blocking the word ‘bisexual’ from its search autocomplete feature.
According to The Advocate, despite promising to remove the word ‘bisexual’ from a list of banned words in 2012, Google still blocks it from autocomplete.
Autocomplete offers suggestions of searches based on keywords, offering suggestions of ‘gay marriage’ or ‘gay rights’ when typing in the word ‘gay’.
However, typing in ‘bisexual’ yields no suggestions, similar to most slurs and swear words, despite Google two years ago promising suggestions such as ‘bisexual rights’, ‘bisexual quotes’ and ’bisexual parenting’.
Faith Cheltenham, president of BiNet USA, told the Advocate that Google’s failure to remove the ban “prevents countless people from accessing information about bisexuality and further perpetuates bi erasure.”
A new petition set up asking Google to remove bisexual from its list of banned words has so far attracted nearly 1500 supporters.
Jim Larsen of the Bisexual Organizing Project said on the petition: ”One of the biggest issues facing bisexuals is isolation and lack of community. When the #1 search engine in the world makes it harder to find information and a community, it is terribly unfortunate.”
Last year, Apple quickly removed ‘bisexual’ from a list of words that developers were warned not to use in the App Store
So we went to Wales for the weekend. It was meant to be a quiet weekend but in the end saw nearly all my family.
Anyway it was all hectic and with the babies still being unwell, I am now more tired than I originally was.
I did get some new clothes though, which is always a good thing.
I also got a lovely picture of the sunset last night, will post that when I have a little more time.
It is my step sons thirteenth birthday today and my three year old picked him a pink butterfly cake.
Anyway I need a break to recover from this weekend. Early night in order.
I am away right now in wonderful windy North Wales, this was to be a break but I will need an other to get over this one, it all started with my one year old who for some reason thought it to be a good idea to climb in the cooker... don't worry it was not on.. but if my 3 year old had is way he would have chopped some carrots and chucked them in and put it on full, lucky we stopped anything from being cooked, we are in a very big caravan with 2 bed rooms shower room full kitchen.. but it so cold even with the fire on, I have camped in loads of fields but this is colder than that.
I think its lucky we are going home tomorrow as I need to get my kit off and get into something a little more me, I have decided to dress down a little just to keep the peace with some of my family, I only did this for my other half and children.. I dont want them put in the middle, my family know and I have never hid me fully but sometime its best not to put a mini skirt and a low cut top on when people are still being stupid.. but this I do think is the last time, I need now to live for me...
Right sleep is needed I have a very long drive tomorrow and I am sure my beautiful son will want me awake at 6am to play...
Fred Phelps, who was perhaps the United States' most provocative anti-gay activist, died this week, but there was no celebrating on the other side of the phone when the Los Angeles Times reached one of Kansas' top LGBT advocates on Thursday.
Thomas Witt, the executive director for Equality Kansas, was blunt: Don't celebrate Phelps' death, it's not appropriate. Donate some money to an LGBT advocacy group instead.
“We are asking that the LGBT community rise above all the anger we feel toward the Westboro Baptist Church and do what we’ve been asking the Phelps family do for 20 years, which is let us grieve in peace," Witt told The Times -- adding that the groups' executive committee was unanimous on this matter.
It's been a long two decades for gays and lesbians in Topeka, where Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church is based. Long before Phelps and his followers and kin held incendiary anti-gay signs at soldiers' funerals and sparked massive counter-protests, they had picked far more vulnerable targets, who had much less public support.
"They were protesting the funerals of gay and lesbian Kansans starting in 1990 or 1991," Witt recalled. “If they heard that somebody passed away from AIDS, if they knew that person was gay or lesbian, [they protested]. They protested outside their homes in the early days, gay and lesbian Topekans. They protested outside of businesses that hired or served gay people. They hassled hundreds of people in Topeka and eventually all around Kansas and around the nation.”
To what end? Witt dismissed Phelps' legacy. "Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church have had zero impact on LGBT equality," said Witt. "The gay-rights movement is moving forward … and will continue to move forward now that he’s gone."
Witt added of Phelps' death, that beyond a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that affirmed the right to protest at funerals, Phelps "leaves nothing more than an obscene footnote in history. His life will have been meaningless."
It's been a very very long day at first I went to wash my hair and one off the worst things you can think of happened... yep you got it i was out of shampoo, so the wonderful other half told me to use some other stuff and well my hair looked like it was hut with a chip pan, and to top that off I had no time to sort it as I had to drive 100 miles to take the family away for the weekend, so I am now sitting in a caravan with crap hair and no makeup on ... not happy.. but I did get a new bra so my books are smiling :) so people remember check you have shampoo before you wet your hair... and never ever trust any one who says use this it will be fine...
A retired US doctor who claims to be able to “cure” #gay people, has advised that men should not listen to #Adele because it might make them “turn” gay.
The Texan doctor makes the claim in Channel 4′s ‘Cure Me. I’m Gay’, which features Embarrassing Bodies doctor Christian Jessen.
In the programme, retired doctor John Smid, throws away Dr Jessen’s Adele CD, saying that the Skyfall singer is “very popular within the gay community. You have to listen to Christian music.”
He also advises Dr Jessen to avoid wearing tight underwear in case they “stir his sensuality”, and make him want to have sex.
The Embarrassing Bodies doctor, who is in a long-term same-sex relationship, will test a range of gay therapies before taking tests to measure his arousal.
‘Gay cure’ therapies, which are still in use around the world, vary in their forms.
They can include electroshock therapy, hypnosis, exorcism, as well as cognitive aversion therapy, which involves exposing participants to arousing material and then causing pain.
In the series, titled ‘Cure Me, I’m Gay’, he will also talk to people who claim to have been cured of homosexuality, and investigate different practices still in use today.
Discussing his sexuality, Christian recently told Ditch the Label: “I do remember growing up feeling very alone – it was difficult and I remember wishing that my sexuality wasn’t the way it was turning out.
“It was different for me as I have never been ‘obviously’ gay and so people are often surprised when they find out. I have been exposed to off-the-cuff homophobic comments from other doctors, especially when being trained in sexual health.”
Good morning. I have a feeling it maybe a long day. One child sick last night, both of them coughing and inhalers required. So there is much tiredness about.
I now have three out of four children on inhalers, so thinking it might be the damp and bad windows causing the problem.
Well onwards and upwards. Have a great day :)
Columnist #JulieBurchill: #Transgender women are just ‘big white blokes who have cut their #cocks off’
Columnist and writer Julie Burchill has caused offence to the #transgender community yet again by taking to the comments section of an article to claim that trans women shouldn’t call themselves women.
The self-described ‘radical feminist’ previously wrote for the Guardian,Observer, Mirror and Belfast Telegraph but now more frequently writes for the Spectator.
Burchill made the comments on a Vice Magazine column by prominent trans activist and journalist Paris Lees, in which she talked about catcalling, and questioned whether enjoying the attention of men in the street effectively made her a “bad feminist.”
The Sugar Rush writer said: “Paris, you like it because you ARE still a YOUNG GAY BOY. And that’s what YOUNG GAY BOYS LIKE! Bless!
“Paris, if you were a BORN WOMAN, bothered since the age of 12 by GROWN MEN, you wouldn’t find it fun. You’d find it boring, wearisome, wearing. When you’re a plain old trans, ten years from now, you’ll get a big old identity crisis on, if you rely on random lechery for self-esteem.
“I bet B*tch [Paris Lees] will come up with a ‘sexy reason’ for foot-binding next. [Female Genital Mutilation], even. Didn’t I hear that a ‘transwoman’ thought we Radical Feminists were fussing about too much about FGM? What price the genital mutilation of a 7 year old brown-skinned girl child when THE MOST IMPORANT THING IN THE WORLD is big white blokes having their cocks cut off on the NHS?
She also called another commenter who questioned whether the comments had come from the real Julie Burchill a “BELL END”.
Paris Lees wrote the piece for Vice Magazine
She went on: “No human who did not grow up as a girl can call themselves a woman. Any more than a white human can become a black human. Delude yourselves all you like, but in the way you lot harass born women, your bully boy side always shines through. And no amount of lipstick and plastic tits can cover that up.”
After deleting the comments, Burchill wrote an apology (also deleted), which said “I still think the piece is daft, but be young, be foolish, be happy and that. And the gender-mocking was out of order. I’m too old and ugly to act like such a brat! Best wishes and won’t happen again – JB.”
Last year, Burchill was involved with a similar controversy when she wrote an offensive article in defence of her friend and fellow writer Suzanne Moore – who had also caused offence in the trans community with some of her remarks in an article that was published first in the New Statesman and then in the Guardian.
In her piece headed “Transsexuals should cut it out”, Burchill described trans people as “shims”, “shemales” and “bed-wetters in bad wigs”.
Burchill and Lees recently got into an argument following a debate on the Spectator. In a piece on the site, Burchill talked about arguing with people in online comment sections, including an “angry trans-person”, who she ironically said used “Krazy Kapitals”.
This man is a nasty little Twonk who is not happy unless other people are hurting, his time will come just like Fred Phelps, I just hope he suffers as much as he has made others do in the past... The world will be a better place without this Homophobic bull shit in it..
Today has been a fun filled day of screaming babies full of cold, I am sure tonight will be much the same, so not much done today... I did get the chance to go out the park with the little ones for some fresh air but that ended in screaming as well.. so tomorrow I think its a day at home with lots of cartoons and snot... and I think that will just be me... on a good note I did find my New rock boots so a skirt and fishnets tomorrow for me ...
Well Mr Phelps is close to death I am sure the Big guy down there will be waiting with the fire stoked, does he deserve the hot room.. I say hell yes he does as does anyone who preaches hate in the way he and his gang of hate filled scum do... I just hope people let him go in the way they would want to go ... no silly pickets at his grave show the world we are better than this and turn up and all bow your heads in respect.. show the rest of the hell whores we do not hate.
Anti #gay #extremist Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church and the “Gods Hate Fags” fundamentalist movement, is near death in a local hospice, according to a Facebook post Saturday night by his son Nathan Phelps.
The younger Phelps, who left the church and his family’s compound in 1976 when he was 18-years-old,writes:
“I’ve learned that my father, Fred Phelps, Sr., pastor of the “God Hates Fags” Westboro Baptist Church, was ex-communicated from the “church” back in August of 2013. He is now on the edge of death at Midland Hospice house in Topeka, Kansas.
I’m not sure how I feel about this. Terribly ironic that his devotion to his god ends this way. Destroyed by the monster he made.
I feel sad for all the hurt he’s caused so many. I feel sad for those who will lose the grandfather and father they loved. And I’m bitterly angry that my family is blocking the family members who left from seeing him, and saying their good-byes.”
Anyone who does not find this funny I have a link to a lovely doctor who for a price gives out sense of humour pills... take two and come back tomorrow x
RALEIGH, N.C. — An 11-year-old boy is in the hospital after trying to commit suicide — the victim of bullying at school.
Michael Morones remains in WakeMed Tuesday with a tube down his throat and potentially life-long brain damage.
Michael tried to kill himself, apparently because he could no longer take the torrent of bullying he was facing at school.
Michael’s parents told WTVD that he was bullied because he likes the cartoon “My Little Pony.” The cartoon has a growing, and perhaps unlikely fan club — men and boys known as “Bronies.”
Michael’s mother Tiffany Morones-Suttle said that he’s a kid who is always full of energy and always dancing. She fears this is part of the reason he was teased so much.
Ten days ago, Michael decided to do something about it.
“He hung himself off the side of the bunk bed, off the railing,” said his mother.
His parents got him to the hospital, but the damage had already been done. Oxygen to his brain had been cut off.
They say they won’t know for awhile how much damage was done to Michael.
“I’ve heard a lot of people say you need to go after bullies and hold them responsible,” said Tiffany. “But you know, I don’t think that’s what Mike would want. I would rather teach people how to do right than turn around than punish, because punishment doesn’t always work.”
Fans of the “My Little Pony” show, like Michael, try to live the motto that friendship is magic.
Michael has gotten support from as far away as Ireland, and a lot of money, which is used for Michael’s care, but also to start a nonprofit to help with bullying.
But the bullying hasn’t stopped. Michael’s parents say just Sunday night on a generally supportive website, a few people left very hurtful comments.
Michael is scheduled to have a tracheotomy Tuesday.
Money can be donated at any State Employees Credit Union under the Michael Morones Recovery Fund. Checks can also be mailed to: The Michael Morones Recovery Fund, c/o Team Trivia Inc., 1380 Woodvine Way, Alpharetta GA 30005, or through PayPal at email@example.com.
A fund for Michael has also been set up through gofundme.com
Why does this still happen, if my little lad wanted to wear a dress then he will and I would make sure every little comment would be knocked in the head right away...
“God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Yves.”
Brazilian soccer player Alex Da Costa is just full of wisdom like this, and he isn’t ashamed to let his opinions be known. But he should be.
Alex doesn’t consider his hate speech — like saying it’s not ok for two men to live together — to be homophobic. Speaking to Swedish paper Expressen, the athlete described his terrible logic:
“God says one should love all people for what they are. We love everyone but do not like those who do not stand for what the Bible says. But this is not about homophobia.”
Still homophobia, Alex.
Since Alex is so clearly devoted to the Bible as an eternal and static set of rules and guidelines for all people, we have to wonder how he feels about ham sandwiches:
“And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.” Leviticus 11:7-8
Or playing soccer matches on Sundays:
“Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.” Exodus 31:14-15
Sorry Alex, you don’t get to cherry pick from the Bible to justify your homophobia as dogma. Try again. Or don’t.
Full story here: http://www.queerty.com/brazilian-soccer-player-wants-you-to-know-his-homophobia-doesnt-make-him-homophobic-20140313/$http://www.queerty.com/brazilian-soccer-player-wants-you-to-know-his-homophobia-doesnt-make-him-homophobic-20140313/#ixzz2vxSeuL4K
Police have launched an investigation after a man suffered #homophobic abuse before being hit with a baseball bat in Horley.
The incident occurred just before 9.50pm on Tuesday 11 March outside the Hot Air Balloon pub on Brighton Road.
Surrey Police say the victim, a man in his 20s, did not require treatment for the injuries he suffered to his lower back during the assault.
Investigating officer PC Dave Johns, said: “I would appeal to anyone who was in the area around the time of the assault to contact us with information as we urgently need to ascertain the full circumstances surrounding the incident.
“Incidents of this nature are deeply upsetting for victims and we will do all we can to find the offender.”
The suspect is described as a white man, aged between 20 and 25-years-old, of slim build, around 5ft 8ins in height and with short brown hair.
He was driving a blue car which he left the scene in the direction of Crawley.
Anyone with information should contact Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference 45140019000.
Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
I have just had a lovely warm bath "NOT HOT" stupid boiler!! and a mud mask that decided it wanted to be a mask made in the pits of hell as it started burning, but I am brave and left it on and now my skin feels great, with that and fresh shaven legs and other parts I am clean as a whistle..
now I have a big problem tomorrow do I wear a skirt or keep the jeans thing going a bit longer, to tell the truth I am getting a little fed up with jeans, and I just want to look normal as I can.. and the total lack of skirts is a big problem for me, so I just might go shopping for something new :)
Being Transgender or Gay is not a choice, being Transphobic or Homophobic is, so don't be a Twonk