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Posted: 05 June 2011 at 5:15pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by night13


I sense we are entering 'forbidden territories', I will stop my self, as I do not wished to be banned for discussing sex-education for dummies 101 ! LOL


Also Summerji should put a warning in the title...under 18-not allowedLOL...or better if we can rate the topics like the moviesLOL

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Posted: 05 June 2011 at 7:31pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by blue-ice

Originally posted by night13


I sense we are entering 'forbidden territories', I will stop my self, as I do not wished to be banned for discussing sex-education for dummies 101 ! LOL


Also Summerji should put a warning in the title...under 18-not allowedLOL...or better if we can rate the topics like the moviesLOL


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The way kids are these days, a bunch of ten year olds could probably give us a lesson or two.

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Posted: 05 June 2011 at 7:36pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by blue-ice

Originally posted by night13


I sense we are entering 'forbidden territories', I will stop my self, as I do not wished to be banned for discussing sex-education for dummies 101 ! LOL


Also Summerji should put a warning in the title...under 18-not allowedLOL...or better if we can rate the topics like the moviesLOL
Yes noted. Our members are mature enough to know rules.
 
Seems that gays and lesbians are targetted by bullies these days.
 
Another intersting report:
 

12.9% in Seattle are gay or bisexual, second only to S.F., study says

Among the 50 largest U.S. cities, Seattle is second only to San Francisco in the percentage of residents identifying themselves as gay...

By Lornet Turnbull

Seattle Times staff reporter

Among the 50 largest U.S. cities, Seattle is second only to San Francisco in the percentage of residents identifying themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual, a new study reports.

A researcher used census and other government statistics to offer an estimate of a segment of the population in cities, metropolitan areas and congressional districts nationwide whose size has only been guessed in the past.

The study reports found that 12.9 percent of Seattle residents — roughly 57,900 people — identified themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual. In San Francisco, 15.4 percent of residents identified themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual.

 
 

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Posted: 06 June 2011 at 3:46am | IP Logged
Originally posted by blue-ice

Originally posted by night13


I sense we are entering 'forbidden territories', I will stop my self, as I do not wished to be banned for discussing sex-education for dummies 101 ! LOL


Also Summerji should put a warning in the title...under 18-not allowedLOL...or better if we can rate the topics like the moviesLOL
 
 Rated E for everyone or It was rated ErrRWink LOL


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Posted: 13 June 2011 at 10:05pm | IP Logged

Now this is interesting. Posing as a lesbian

 
 

Jun 14, 2011

Second lesbian blogger revealed as man

LONDON - THE hoax involving the true identity of a Syrian lesbian blogger has taken another turn, as another man has acknowledged he is behind a lesbian blog that republished vivid accounts of revolt in Damascus.

A 40-year-old American man living in Scotland apologized earlier Monday for posing as a Syrian lesbian blogger named Amina Arraf, whose reported detention fueled attention that eventually led to the man's confession that his blog posts had been an elaborate ruse.

Later Monday, The Washington Post reported that an editor of lesbian news website Lezgetreal.com - who encouraged Ms Arraf and republished her blog entries - was a man named Bill Graber who used the name Paula Brooks as an online persona.

Graber confirmed his identity to The Associated Press, saying 'LezGetReal was not meant to be deceitful or con anyone.' -- AP

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Posted: 30 June 2011 at 3:35am | IP Logged
I think this is just too much.
 
30 June 2011 Last updated at 00:37 GMT
South Africa's lesbians fear 'corrective rape'
By Pumza Fihlani BBC News, Cape Town
Noxolo Nkosana Noxolo Nkosana says she was attacked because she is lesbian

Lesbian South Africans are living in fear as rape and murder become a daily threat in the townships they call home.

Noxolo Nkosana, 23, is the latest victim of a series of violent attacks against lesbians.

She was stabbed a stone's throw from her home in Crossroads township, Cape Town, as she returned from work one evening with her girlfriend.

The two men - one of whom lives in her community - started yelling insults.

"They were walking behind us. They just started swearing at me screaming: 'Hey you lesbian, you tomboy, we'll show you,'" Ms Nkosana tells the BBC.

Before she knew it a sharp knife had entered her back - two fast jabs, then she was on the ground. Half conscious, she felt the knife sink into her skin twice more.

"I was sure that they were going to kill me," she says.

Dying in silence

Many lesbians have died in such attacks - 31 in the last 10 years, it is reported.

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It is a warped sense of entitlement and a need to protect their manhood"

End Quote Lesego Tlhwale Behind the Mask

In April, Noxolo Nogwaza was raped by eight men and murdered in KwaThema township near Johannesburg.

The 24-year-old's face and head were disfigured by stoning, and she was stabbed several times with broken glass.

The attack on her is thought to have begun as a case of what is known as "corrective rape", in which men rape lesbians in what they see as an attempt to "correct" their sexual orientation.

The practice appears to be on the increase in South Africa.

More than 10 lesbians per week are raped or gang-raped in Cape Town alone, according to Luleki Sizwe, a charity which helps women who have been raped in the Western Cape.

Many of the cases are not reported because the victims are afraid that the police will laugh at them, or that their attackers will come after them, says Ndumie Funda, founder of Luleki Sizwe.

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When someone is a lesbian, it's like saying to us men that we are not good enough"

End Quote Thulani Bhengu, 35

"Many of them just suffer in silence," she says.

"The cases people read about in the media are not even the tip of the iceberg. Lesbians are under attack in South Africa's townships every day."

Reports of police ridiculing rape victims abound in the gay community.

"Some policemen in the township mock you saying: 'How can you be raped by a man if you are not attracted to them?' They ask you to explain how the rape felt. It is humiliating," says Thando Sibiya, a lesbian from Soweto.

She says she knows two people who reported rapes but then dropped their cases because of their treatment by the police.

'Un-African'

Some trace the root of the problem to pockets of traditional African society that have not accepted homosexuality - especially among women.

"African societies are still very patriarchal. Women are taught that they should marry men, anything outside of that is viewed as wrong," says Lesego Tlhwale from African gay rights group Behind the Mask.

"It is seen as un-African for two women to marry. Some men are threatened by this and then want to 'fix' it," she adds.

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The Eudy Simelane case

Activists protest during the murder case of Eudy Simelane
  • The practice of "corrective rape" made world headlines in 2008 when Eudy Simelane, a former South African international women's footballer was gang-raped, beaten and stabbed 25 times in the face, chest and legs in KwaThema township.
  • One of four alleged attackers pleaded guilty to rape and murder and was sentenced to 32 years in jail. Another pleaded not guilty, but was convicted and given a life sentence. Two others were acquitted.

She notes that the women who have been killed in South Africa so far have been described as "butch lesbians" - a slang term used to describe lesbians with a masculine or manly appearance.

"They are threatened by these kinds of lesbians in particular. They say they are stealing their girlfriends. It is a warped sense of entitlement and a need to protect their manhood."

South Africa is the only African country to have legalised homosexual marriage, and one of only 10 in the world. The constitution specifically forbids discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation.

But on the ground, prejudice remains common.

On the streets of Johannesburg, it is easy to find men who support the idea of "corrective rape".

"When someone is a lesbian, it's like saying to us men that we are not good enough," Thulani Bhengu, 35, tells the BBC.

Very few cases of rape against lesbians have ever resulted in convictions.

No-one knows how many of the more than 50,000 cases of rape reported in South Africa each year are committed against gay women, because the victim's sexual orientation is not recorded.

Defiance

But after the murder of Ms Nogwaza - and a petition signed by 170,000 people around the world calling for an end to "corrective rape" - the justice department has begun to listen.

It is in the process of setting up a team to develop a strategy for tackling hate crimes against gay people, and is considering introducing heavier sentences for offences where the victim's sexual orientation is a factor in the crime.

Ms Nkosana is afraid that she might be attacked again, but says she will not be "forced back in the closet" - made to pretend that she is a heterosexual.

"They made me a victim in my own neighbourhood but I won't let them win," she says. "They can't stop me from being who I am."

But despite her defiant attitude, Ms Tlhwale says many South African lesbians are deeply worried.

"Everyone is scared," she says. "We have seen an increase in attacks against lesbians in recent months. Everyone we speak to is afraid that they might be next."

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Posted: 30 June 2011 at 9:48pm | IP Logged
The US Senate just released their video for the It Gets Better Project





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Posted: 01 July 2011 at 6:43am | IP Logged
Originally posted by return_to_hades

The US Senate just released their video for the It Gets Better Project


Indulging to a voter demographic, I don't see most of these people going out of their way to help. Do they really understand that they need to help find equality to help LGBT, not just make videos that require no commitment.



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