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  Homophobia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Some gay activists respond that it is not believing homosexuality to be wrong which constitutes homophobia, but rather specific positions and actions such as opposing equal rights and protections for gay people.
Also, many supporters of gay and lesbian rights argue that there are no rational criticisms of homosexuality per se, and that consequently, there is no argument against homosexuality that is not rooted in homophobia.
The very thought of a parent that his child may become a gay or lesbian and thus will break the biological chain of generations makes the person to consider gays and lesbians as a source of a potential threat to his family line.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Homophobia   (1871 words)

 Talk:Violence against gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and the transgendered - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Which means that the previous title of "persecution of homosexuals" was not only inadequate, it makes judgement calls on bisexual and transgendered people.
Persecution of transgendered people does occur, but is not the same thing.
It's more widely accepted now than it was 10 years ago, but there are still plenty of transgendered people who do not feel much of a kinship with homosexuals, and do not consider themselves "queer", but simply otherwise normal people who happen to have a mismatch between their gender and physical sex.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Violence_against_gays,_lesbians,_bisexuals,_and_the_transgendered   (3155 words)

 Violence against gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and the transgendered - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Violence against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered (LGBT), sometimes called hate crimes can occur either at the hands of individuals or groups, or as part of governmental enforcement of laws targeting people who are seen to violate heteronormative rules.
Aaron Webster, a gay man in Vancouver, British Columbia, was beaten to death in Stanley Park in 2001.
They thought he was a gay man because he was well-dressed, with styled hair, and lanky; he was walking through Greenwich Village, a center of the city's gay community.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Persecution_of_gays,_lesbians,_bisexuals,_and_the_transgendered   (1006 words)

 UK Gay News - Moscow, Warsaw and European Human Rights for Gays
Like all citizens, lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgendered people have the right to demonstrate in order to draw attention to their problems and their political demands.
Oppression of lesbians and gays is incompatible with the values of a democratic Europe.
People who have lesbians or gays as family members, or work with colleagues who are openly homosexual, are not as easily influenced by suggestions, intended to stir up hatred, that homosexuals are child molesters, sick or perverted.
ukgaynews.org.uk /Archive/2006june/0901.htm   (1692 words)

 Human Rights Learning Centre: Study Guide on Sexual Orientation and Human Rights
Lesbians, gay and bisexual couples and individuals are not allowed to adopt a child, even in the case of the child of their same sex partner.
Various states repealed their criminal laws against lesbians, gays and bisexuals before being admitted as members or continued to be pressed for compliance with promises made at the time of becoming member of the Council.
Transgender identity - refers to a compelling sense that one's gender identity is not in conformity with the psychological characteristics of the sex one is born with.
www.hrea.org /learn/guides/lgbt.html   (3639 words)

 Out in Montana
One by one, she told them the truth — that she was a lesbian, that she was suing the state over its laws against homosexuality, and that she was going to be in the news a lot.
Gay and lesbian activists had been lobbying the Legislature since 1991 to remove the outdated statute, which carries a maximum 10 years in prison and a $50,000 fine, but conservative lawmakers rejected the notion out of hand.
Gays and lesbians in Montana cannot be legally married; they have no legal recourse if fired from a private-sector job for their sexual orientation; survivorship, child-rearing, and health-care issues remain daunting for many couples; and even getting a joint library card or checking account can be a hassle.
www.sodomylaws.org /usa/montana/mtnews11.htm   (2727 words)

 Women in Action (1:1999) | Views From Five Lesbians - Leti Boniol
In India, a number of lesbians and gays and their supporters are petitioning for the repeal of a section of the Penal Code which criminalises homosexual acts.
Lesbians, unlike their male gay counterparts, are not known to possess a particular niche in society.
Lesbian issues have yet to be incorporated in the agenda not only of the women's movement and the human rights movement, but of the entire NGO community.
www.isiswomen.org /wia/wia199/sex00007.html   (2979 words)

 Homophobia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The thought that one's child may be gay or lesbian and thus break the biological chain of generations makes the person consider gay children a threat to his family lineage.
Gays were one of the groups persecuted under the Nazi regime.
It is believed by some that as many as 600,000 gay men were murdered in the Holocaust.
www.free-download-soft.com /info/anti-gay-bias.html   (2734 words)

 civilrights.org -- Civil Rights 101
EARLIER STUDIES by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute, including an analysis of 21 different local surveys between 1980 and 1991, found widespread discrimination across the country against gay men and lesbians.
Gay men or lesbians who let their identity be known or who act on their sexuality would still be discharged from the Armed Forces.
The Court held that the referendum was motivated by irrational bias against gays and lesbians and served no legitimate government interest, thus violating basic federal constitutional guarantees of equal protection.
civilrights.org /research_center/civilrights101/sexualorientation.html   (796 words)

 Have Marvel/DC Vs. Want Magic/Cd's. - Magic Online Trading League Bulletin Board   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
However, it isn't true that gay and lesbian people would or do pass on their genes far less frequently.
Gay people pass on their genes all the time, in fact, gay and lesbian teenagers are twice as likely to impregnate someone or be impregnated (http://www.lesbianinformationservice.org/pregnancy.rtf).
Given the common fact of gay people "reproducing", and its common knowledge, fear of "not passing on one's genes" is often considered impossible as a cause.
www.magictraders.com /ubb/Forum6/HTML/016637.html   (2276 words)

 Canadian Jewish News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Both men were active in Israel's gay community, and made waves through their highly publicized wedding, thought to be the first of its kind in Israel (police had to provide security).
I wonder how their compatriots in the gay and lesbian movement, which has achieved so much in the face of adversity and won so many hard-fought battles, feel now that two of their own have turned tail.
In '93, with the active support of Yitzhak Rabin, no less, the ban on gays serving openly in the IDF was lifted (a recent court ruling has accepted the principle that gay partners of fallen IDF fighters should be recognized at official memorial services).
www.cjnews.com /pastissues/01/nov22-01/community/csillag.htm   (531 words)

 Romania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Despite recent amendments to the criminal code provisions relating to homosexual conduct, gays and lesbians continue to be arrested and convicted if their sexual relations become public knowledge.
Romanian law not only prohibits private sexual acts between consenting adults of the same sex, but may also be interpreted to punish speech and association that expresses a homosexual identity: in one case, Mariana Cetiner was arrested and now serves a three-year prison term for merely asking another woman to have sexual relations with her.
Gays and lesbians are denied the rights to expression, association, and assembly: any public manifestation of homosexuality is punishable under the new provisions.
www.jtsears.com /overess6.htm   (1024 words)

 Center for Immigration Studies
Thus, homosexuals seeking asylum because of alleged persecution or fear of persecution on account of their homosexuality were to be considered members of a particular social group under the laws governing asylum determinations.
According to the Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force, "The anecdotal evidence suggests that judges are willing to find that separation of a gay or lesbian couple constitutes extreme hardship and will grant gays or lesbians suspension of deportation, if they can prove that they would endure this hardship if deported" (emphasis in original).
The National Coalition for Gay and Lesbian Equality argued that the Aliens Control Act was discriminatory toward gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons, and thus unconstitutional.
www.cis.org /articles/1999/back599.html   (3639 words)

 Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - Washington, DC
Parents of lesbians and gays discuss their experiences, from the initial anger, denial, and guilt to closeness, acceptance, and beyond.
From a former lawyer, journalist, and author of Straight Parents, Gay Children – intimate, engrossing, and diverse profiles in courage and integrity from across America of the pioneering families who are inevitably moving same-sex parenting into the national mainstream.
This unprecedented collection of short memoirs by adult children of gay, lesbian, and transgender parents demonstrates that love cannot be policed or regulated, and that the bond between parents and children transcends categories.
www.pflagdc.org /education/full_list.php   (2730 words)

 Gay and lesbian Arabs
US-based organisation which aims "to promote positive images of gays and lesbians in Arab communities worldwide, in addition to combating negative portrayals of Arabs within the gay and lesbian community".
The law relating to gays and lesbians in: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen.
A British-based support group "for Muslim lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered people, as well as those questioning their sexuality or gender identity, and their family, friends and supporters".
www.al-bab.com /arab/background/gay.htm   (1299 words)

 Persecution of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and... - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Gay Histories and Cultures constitutes one (the other is Lesbian Histories and Cultures) of the bibliographically separatist two-volume Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures, the unacknowledged successor to the Encyclopedia of Homosexuality.
"Gays and Lesbians in American Politics" is chapter 6 (10 pages) of this work that consists, as other chapters do for other groups, of political facts, mainly notable "firsts," presented both chronologically and by governmental level with a statistical account of gay/lesbian presence among candidates (both successful and unsuccessful) for both elected and appointed offices.
Gay and lesbian is broadly understood to include one or all of the following: gay professed authors, authors of gay and lesbian themes, and authors whose works are expressive of gay sensibility.
faculty.washington.edu /alvin/gayref.htm   (14472 words)

 Faculty Articles and Sermons - Pacific School of Religion
On the other hand, the fact that these almost ten churches with hundreds of people in their combined congregations assumed all of the gays and lesbians were outsiders and therefore all their church members were straight suggested a level of ignorance and invisibility that was unsettling.
The truth of the matter is that many, maybe most, lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people have found healing for their spirits not in the church but on their own or within LGBT communities.
No, the source of hatred for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered persons is not biblical authority; it is, instead those twin pillars of violence: ignorance and fear — the ignorance of difference and the profound fear of sexuality.
www.psr.edu /page.cfm?l=62&id=1057   (3526 words)

 Transphobia - TheBestLinks.com - Assault, Homophobia, Homosexuality, Murder, ...
Like other forms of behaviour such as homophobia, the discriminatory or intolerant behaviour can be direct and can take on the form of harassment, assault, or murder, or can be indirect, including refusing to take steps to ensure that transgendered people are treated in the same way a non-transgendered person would.
Transwomen are sometimes denied entry to women's spaces, and their reasons and policies for doing so are often felt as being transphobic, most notably the example of the Michigan Women's Music Festival.
Transgender people depend largely on the medical profession to receive not only hormone replacement therapy and sex reassignment surgery, but also other vital care.
www.thebestlinks.com /Transphobia.html   (264 words)

 Asylum Research.org
We assist gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered people, individuals living with HIV and their representatives.
It addresses the needs of people who are unable to return to their countries of origin because of fear of persecution based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Working with US law granting asylum to such refugees, Asylum Research offers help in assessing the legitimacy and truthfulness of an individual’s claim for asylum, and, where it is appropriate, assists them to find an experienced attorney in different parts of the country.
www.asylumresearch.org /pages/about/about.html   (269 words)

 ATS, October 9, 1998, From the Dean   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Since 1987, this has been a day for gays, lesbians, bisexual, and transgendered individuals to celebrate their identity.
It is also an opportunity for others, regardless of sexual orientation, to show support for the lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered among our faculty, staff, and students, who are to be respected as individuals who make valuable contributions to the life of the school and to the greater community.
Now, lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered persons use the pink triangle as a sign of empowerment, while remembering that it originated as a target for persecution.
www.hsph.harvard.edu /ats/Oct9   (241 words)

 Persecution of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and the transgendered   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
It frees woman from the common diseases frequently suffered such as delayed and irregular menstruations, back-aches and stomach-aches along menstruation and even to tighten stomach muscles and uterus muscles.
Bertrand Delanoë;, gay politician (stabbed nonfatally in 2002)
Some of his literary critics spoke ill of the "excesses" present in his work, but these were, for the most part, merely attacks on Williams' sexuality.
www.aseannewsnetwork.de /articles/content/p/pe/persecution_of_gays__lesbians__bisexuals__and_the_transg.html   (612 words)

 Homophobia: A Weapon of Sexism
She begins with the topic of Homosexuality and the bible or what she refers to as "the bible theory." She points out that the bible is frequently used as a reference point and as validation for the persecution of Gays and Lesbians.
Lesbians step out of the traditional role established for wimmin and resist the "sexual and economic dependence upon men." She goes on to illustrate that homosexuals are perceived as a threat to the established essence of society specifically, family, male dominance and control, and "the very heart of sexism."
Sexual identity is discussed and the author asserts that the interest in identifying the cause of the development of sexual identity is, "to discover how lesbian and gay identity develops so they will know how to eliminate it" (4).
www.schryer.com /homophobia/article4.html   (1006 words)

 Cal Domingue Therapy
Lesbians, Gay men, Bisexuals and the Transgendered are actually distinct populations.
If you are a gay man, lesbian, transgendered, or bisexual, you may find it particularly important to work with a therapist who has experience with the issues you face.
A multi-purpose community-based and non profit outpatient counseling center, New Leaf is one of the nation's largest counseling centers for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.
www.caltherapy.org /mywork/lgbt.php   (522 words)

 The world's top list of transgender related topics websites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Transgender is a very complex topic, where definitions are often still shifting.
Books and articles written about transgender people or culture are often outdated by the time they are published, if they were not already, due to inappropriate and/or outdated questions or premises, outdated before they were written.
Not only psychology and medicine, but also social sciences deal with transgender people, and both start from very different points of view, and offer very different perspectives and use a different nomenclature.
www.websbiggest.com /wiki-article-tab.cfm/list_of_transgender_related_topics   (277 words)

 ENDA: Affirmative Action for Homosexuals
The Lesbian and Gay Advocacy Project to Reelect Bill Clinton and Al Gore said, "He is the first President to be personally and publicly committed to the principles of equality and acceptance for gays and lesbians.
She was not only a flaunting lesbian, but was living in Washington with another lesbian, former San Francisco Municipal Court Judge Mary Morgan, as they "parent" a seven year-old son, Benjamin.
Granted asylum to lesbians and gays facing persecution abroad while denying asylum requests from Chinese women fleeing forced abortions and sterilization.
www.jeremiahproject.com /TrashingAmerica/enda.html   (1545 words)

 jewishinstlouis.org - GLBT
“Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945,” an exhibit of 250 reproductions of historical photographs, lithographs and articles that documented the persecution of homosexuals during the Nazi regime, was featured at the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center in the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building.
Keshet is the pluralistic association of Jewish lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and allied (GLBTQA) students.
The Keshet group at Shaare Emeth was established to promote the inclusion of homosexual Jews and their partners in the Shaare Emeth community, and to provide support for the friends and family of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Jews.
jewishinstlouis.org /content_display.html?ArticleID=158258   (1645 words)

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