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  Sexuality and Discrimination
The most important effect of this unequal treatment is that when a lesbian or gay man dies, his or her partner if often denied access to death benefits.
Lesbian and gay youth are also known to have high rates of homelessness - generally related to lack of family acceptance.
Gay and lesbian activists have heralded the new laws as the most advanced in Australia.
www.spinneypress.com.au /162_book_desc.html   (896 words)

 Therapist Joe Kort - Gay and Lesbian Terms and Definitions:
Most lesbian, gay and bisexual people are comfortable with being their biological sex: they do not regard themselves as members of the other sex.
Some lesbian, gay and bisexual people know at an early age -- sometimes as soon as 7 or 8 years old -- that they are attracted to their own sex.
In surveys of lesbian, gay and bisexual people, 52% to 87% have been verbally harassed, 21% to 27% have been pelted with objects, 13% to 38% have been chased or followed, and 9% to 24% have been physically assaulted.
www.joekort.com /articles21.htm   (1883 words)

 Gay & Lesbian Activism, Activists, Websites, Links
The Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force (LGIRTF) is a coalition of immigrants, attorneys and other activists that addresses the widespread discriminatory impact of immigration laws on the lives of lesbians, gay men and people with HIV through education, outreach and advocacy and by providing legal services, information, referrals, and support.
The issues of same-sex marriage, gay families, parenting and adoption, gays in the military, sex education in the schools, civil liberties, gay-related ballot initiatives, gay bashing and anti-gay violence are commanding media attention with regularity.
Lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender (lgbt) people face a daunting array of social and legal issues, yet their concerns are largely ignored in the funding patterns of nearly all major foundations and corporate giving programs.
www.gaycityusa.com /Activist.htm   (2828 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.
And because almost all major religions are against lesbianism and homosexuality, many lesbians and gays feel that they are robbed of their choice to practice and express their religious or spiritual beliefs.
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)

 CCSF Catalog Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Studies
Lesbian and gay American artists of the late 19th and 20th centuries and their influences on modern art.
Existing lesbian and gay institutions and programs that focus on aging are described, current research in lesbian and gay aging is reviewed, and future trends discussed.
Analysis of issues and challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents and their children in early childhood settings and exploration of the role of early childhood educators and programs in creating inclusive environments.
www.ccsf.edu /Catalog/Ethnic/gayscors.html   (1634 words)

 Hate Crimes
But gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered people, along with new immigrants to the U.S. (most of whom arrive from totalitarian Eastern Bloc nations), were identified as the two groups least likely to report a hate crime.
Though the national rate of hate crime reporting by lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered individuals increased to 40% in 1996 from 36% in 1995, it remained far beneath the average of 48% reporting for all crime.
In Chicago, 8% of lesbian, gay men, bisexual, and transsexual victims who reported their incidents to police said the officers were "indifferent," and 4% said the police were verbally or physically abusive.
www.uic.edu /depts/quic/oglbc/safety/hate_crimes.html   (1329 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The violence of the haredi protestors (an all-too common means of protest among that sector of society), besides being a desecration of Judaism and a chillul Hashem, shares too much in common with Israel’s enemies.
Violence is not the means to demonstrate dissent in a democracy and those who use violence to express their opinions should be arrested.
Those who commit violence ought to be arrested and it is the job of the police and this country’s security services to defend Israel’s citizenry against fanning the flames of hatred and the use of violence to express an opinion.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3324569,00.html   (821 words)

 Guide d’apprentissage: Orientation sexuelle et droits de l'homme
Lesbians, gays and bisexuals do not claim any 'special' or 'additional rights' but the observance of the same rights as those of heterosexual persons.
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.
www.hrea.org /fr/education/guides/lgbt.html   (3619 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.
One of the gay men was beaten so badly that he had to undergo extensive facial reconstructive surgery.The attackers were all adults, except for a 15-year-old and were charged with hate crimes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Violence_against_gays,_lesbians,_bisexuals,_and_the_transgendered   (1142 words)

 Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and the Electorate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The support gay voters gave to Kerry in 2004 is similar to that offered by gay voters to Democratic candidates in presidential and Congressional races since the early 1990s, when exit polls first began asking respondents their sexual orientation.
But the difference in 2004 was that lesbians and gays were on the ballot themselves, as voters in 13 states overwhelmingly passed referenda limiting the right to marry to heterosexual couples.
The presence of gay marriage initiatives on the ballots in so many states coupled with a successful drive by the Republican Party to increase turnout among socially conservative voters led many commentators to blame Kerry's defeat on gay marriage, and more generally on gay rights.
www.apsanet.org /content_5215.cfm   (1809 words)

 Violence against gays plunges Gazette, The (Colorado Springs) - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Incidents of violence and harassment against gays decreased sharply from 2004 to last year, according to information compiled by the Colorado Anti-Violence Program.
The project documented 62 cases in 2005 of bias against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people, a decline of 60 percent from the year before.
Colorado lawmakers in 2005 added gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people to the list of groups protected by the state's hate-crime law.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4191/is_20060530/ai_n16460285   (540 words)

 Israpundit » Blog Archive » SF Bay Area Indymedia betrays trust of gays
Unfortunately, gay organizations like QUIT (Queers Undermining Israeli "Terrorism") and Boycott World Pride are so eager to attack Israel at any price that they are actually working for the brutalization and oppression of gays, lesbians, and bisexuals.
All gays, lesbians, and bisexuals, as well as straights who don’t think someone should be beaten to death or thrown in raw sewage for his or her sexual orientation, should know exactly what these two organizations are supporting.
It is illegal to be gay in the Palestinian Authority, Eli said, and the police actually employ special undercover agents that seek out gay men, whom the police then torture, kill, or force to work as prostitutes.
www.israpundit.com /2006/?p=530   (1727 words)

 GALA Worship Resources Page
Considering the hate-filled rhetoric and frequency of anti-gay physical violence that had been growing during recent years, the question raised was whether such violent words and acts could be counter-acted by inviting those indicating their support to show it by wearing some token.
Of those who are aware that they know gays and lesbians, 80% support their civil rights.
This project is a proactive effort to increase the number of those who know gays and lesbians and to give our supporters an opportunity to stand with us with the expectation that as more straights know gays, anti-gay rhetoric and physical violence will decrease.
pw1.netcom.com /~garybgud/GALA/worship.html   (1511 words)

 Matthew Shepard Summary
They attempted to use the "gay panic defense", arguing that they were driven to temporary insanity by Shepard's alleged sexual advances toward them.
Later, they gave a third different story in a 20/20 interview with Elizabeth Vargas and said that the murder was actually a result of heavy drug use, a robbery and a beating gone awry.
ABC was criticized by gay rights advocates for the piece but the network stood by their story.
www.bookrags.com /Matthew_Shepard   (2667 words)

 Family Violence Prevention - Resource and Referral Handbook
Family violence is an escalating pattern of abuse where one partner in an intimate relationship controls the other through force, intimidation, or the threat of violence.
Families affected by domestic violence typically experience a higher rate of alcohol and drug use than families who are not affected by battering.
Many victims of domestic violence are afraid to report violence or leave their abuser because they are "undocumented." However, the danger of deportation may be less than you expect and your safety is most important.
www.co.sanmateo.ca.us /hsa.dir/familyviolence/domesticviolencebook.htm   (11577 words)

 Sexual Orientation and Human Rights
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.
This treaty can be relevant in cases of discrimination against lesbian, bisexual or transgender women.
The Court also decided that the 'right to respect for privacy and family life' is not applicable in the case of a transgender relationship and confirmed UK's decision that only a biological male, not a female-to-male transgender, can be recognized as a father (X, Y and Z v UK, 1997).
www1.umn.edu /humanrts/edumat/studyguides/sexualorientation.html   (3602 words)

 LGBT Frequently Asked Questions at the UD
Many bisexuals may well be confused, living in a society where their sexuality is denied by homosexuals and heterosexuals alike, but that confusion is a function of oppression.
Bisexuals are shallow, narcissistic, untrustworthy, hedonistic, and immoral.
Combine our society's extreme heterosexism and homophobia with lesbian and gay hesitance to accept bisexuals into their community, and it might be more accurate to say that bisexuals get the worst of both worlds.
www.udel.edu /diversity/lgbt/faq.html   (4125 words)

 Homophobia and the Boy Scouts of America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Similarly, transgendered people, regardless of their sexual orientation, are likely to be excluded by the BSA's policy since people who defy or bend the rigid gender expectations set by society are likely to be perceived as nonstraight.
Although some bisexuals, lesbians and gays, just like some straight people, do not wish to have monogamous, committed relationships, many, perhaps most nonstraight people have or are seeking loving, committed, monogamous, consensual relationships (and many would like to see opportunities to make their committed unions legally recognized).
In addition to the fact that the arguments against inclusion are, as I have demonstrated, based upon untrue and hurtful homophobic assumptions and stereotypes, there is a strong case to be made that the BSA has a moral obligation to be inclusive of nonstraight and gender nonconforming people.
www.rtis.com /touchstone/feb02/17.HTM   (4143 words)

 Ungqingili - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...informants rendered the term ungqingili for both 'homosexual male' and 'lesbian'.
Linda Van Huyssteen: "A Practical Approach to the Standardization and Elaboration of Zulu as a Technical Language." Thesis for Doctorate of Literature and Philosophy in Linguistics: University of South Africa(2003).
See Also: Term for gay in different languages Violence against gays lesbians bisexuals and the transgendered
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ungqingili   (218 words)

 Amnesty Magazine
So are a range of discriminatory practices, from selective enforcement of the law, such as profiling gay men as public-sex offenders and transgender women as prostitutes, to selective non-enforcement during investigations of hate crimes and domestic violence.
After being attacked on the street, a young gay man told AI, he flagged down two officers on patrol; they responded with taunts, then handcuffed him, pushed him into their car and sprayed Mace in his face when he demanded to know why he was being arrested.
That transgender individuals, particularly women and young people, bear the disproportionate brunt of police brutality against LGBT people is among the AI report's key conclusions.
www.amnestyusa.org /magazine/brutality_in_blue.html   (1564 words)

 Amazon.com: Hate Crimes: Confronting Violence Against Lesbians and Gay Men: Books: John, Jr. Conyers,Gregory M. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
We have a responsibility to the gay citizens in our communities to understand the nature of these insidious crimes and use this understanding to develop model responses to the problem.
Beginning with an overview of antigay violence and victimization, the contributors consider such issues as: the social context of hate crimes; documenting victimization; the social psychology of bigotry and bashing; treatment and service interventions; violence against lesbian and gay male youths; conceptualizing antigay violence; and mental health consequences of antigay violence.
Since the birth of the modern gay liberation movement in the 1960s, a large body of data on anti-gay violence and other victimization has developed.
www.amazon.com /Hate-Crimes-Confronting-Violence-Lesbians/dp/0803945426   (1803 words)

 DignityUSA - Solidarity Sunday
Solidarity Sunday is dedicated to the memory of the many who lost their lives through violence because of who they were or who they were perceived to be.
I will speak out against any slander, debasement, lies or dehumanization of anyone, including gays, lesbians, bisexuals and the transgender, including when spoken by political or religious leaders.
Violence against any person is violence against all people.
www.dignityusa.org /solidarity/index.html   (546 words)

 Our Mission   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgendered, and allied students often face harassment, discrimination, hostility, and invisibility in residence halls on campus.
I will work for civil and human rights for all people, including gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered people.
I will seek to stop jokes, unkind language, slander, debasement, lies or dehumanization of anyone, including gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people.
www.msu.edu /~spectrum/nfourmission.htm   (242 words)

I cast a protest vote against Patricia Ireland, for calling Nader willfully ignorant about violence against women, when it was her, and her smug and arrogant smile, who appeared on all those evening cable talk shows to discredit the women who named her man Bill Clinton as a sex harasser and rapist.
It was a protest vote against Democratic strategist Naomi Wolf, paid up to $15,000 a month to advise Clinton/Gore on how to cover their tracks, how to re-manufacture themselves to manipulate women for their votes.
Yet, sadly, many gays and lesbians are attacking Nader and propping up, instead, their rich, privileged and v-e-r-y heterosexual male candidates.
www.nostatusquo.com /Nader/abortfemnader.html   (2662 words)

 Letters to the editor
Violence against gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered (GLBT) people is, of course, nothing new.
In these times of physical assault against GLBTs and Arabs, and murders of unarmed African Americans by the NYPD, we must fight back in local struggles.
As the Bush administration takes away affirmative action and women’s right to abortion and ensures that GLBT people do not enjoy full civil rights, more than ever, we have to fight for the liberation of all working-class people.
www.socialistworker.org /2003-2/458/458_04_OtherLetters.shtml   (766 words)

 Sexual Rights are Human Rights: A MADRE Position Paper | MADRE: An International Women's Human Rights Organization
MADRE understands that sexual rights—including the right to exercise and express sexuality freely and safely; be protected from sexual violence and discrimination; be in charge of decisions about one’s own body; have access to information and services necessary for sexual health; and experience sexual pleasure—are human rights.
The sexual rights of women, young people, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered people are especially vulnerable—and, as emphasized by the recent murder of Sierra Leone’s lesbian rights activist Fannyann Eddy, those working actively to secure sexual rights are particularly at risk.
Bush has declared his support for a constitutional amendment to legalize discrimination against gays and lesbians and has made clear his intent to appoint anti-abortion judges to the Supreme Court.
www.madre.org /articles/int/b10/sexualrights.html   (1056 words)

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