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  1. By Bil Browning · Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    "Also appearing will be House Minority Whip Steve Scalise who was recently wounded in a mass shooting in DC. Scalise’s life was saved by a lesbian police officer who shot and killed the attacker. Scalise has said the incident did not change his mind about gun control or LGBT rights."  -lgbtqnation.com
    Trump will become first president to speak at hate group gathering
  2. -- the thread ended in late October 2010 with the news that Clint McCance had resigned. I guess after that, McCance was pretty much forgotten about. But I wondered today, after combing through old threads, had his life recovered from his famous facebook rant? Or had the publicity made life difficult after the dust settled.

    I found a multi-page article on arktimes.com written about five months after the McCance fiasco. By the title of the article, it appears that the only thing anyone in Pleasant Plains learned was to watch what they say - not acceptance and tolerance. After reading the whole article, I can't help but believe that Pleasant Plains, Arkansas, will continue to belch out "Clint McCances" for some time to come.

    "We don't need the gay rights people to come in and support our homosexuals, because there is none. If there is, they're in the closet."

    You'd think that statement was spat out by someone who's lived there for 50-some-odd years, set in his/her beliefs, hardened with years of bigotry. In reality, it was a 2007 Midland graduate.

    "If you'll notice, you don't see nobody from Pleasant Plains going down to Little Rock telling them damn folks how to live," [Mike Vaughn] said. "I'm afraid that you will find that most everybody around here has my opinion: that ya'll need to go back to Little Rock and let this thing die a natural death."

    And die it must have... 'cause I could find nothing more recent about Clint McCance and the facebook incident than this article. And really, the article was more about Pleasant Plains and how it fared than it was about McCance. As far as McCance goes...it's as if he's disappeared.
  3. "A new analysis of implicit bias and explicit sexual orientation statements may help to explain the underpinnings of anti-gay bullying and hate crimes."

    Jeanna Bryner and LiveScience, April 10, 2012, scientificamerican.com
    "Homophobes should consider a little self-reflection, suggests a new study finding those individuals who are most hostile toward gays and hold strong anti-gay views may themselves have same-sex desires..."

    Homophobes Might Be Hidden Homosexuals



    Thanks to long-time member, Daneela, for bringing this article to the members
  4. Posted: 04/18/2012 10:54 am Updated: 04/18/2012 11:43 am
    "Tyrrell says she assumed the role of den leader -- a post she held for over a year -- after registering her son for the Boy Scouts last year. "Throughout the year, my cubs performed volunteer service at a local soup kitchen, collected canned goods for area churches to distribute in food baskets, participated in bell-ringing for the Salvation Army..."

    Jennifer Tyrrell, Boy Scout Den Mother, Forced To Resign Because She Is A Lesbian
  5. Lambda Legal, 06-13-2012
    "The dining room quickly devolved into a threatening scene when patrons began terrorizing Friedlander, screaming at her, and spewing homophobic and hate-filled epithets. A male diner yelled at her, called her a "he-she freak" and demanded that she leave the restaurant. Another man threw objects at Friedlander." -lambdalegal.org

    NYC Restaurant Pays $25K to Lambda Legal Client After Antigay Attack
  6. Lucas Grindley, September 27 2012 12:11 PM ET
    ""We never imagined the scale of casual homophobia that actually exists on social media,” said Kristopher Wells, associate director for the institute. "The use of homophobic language remains one of the few socially acceptable forms of discrimination in our society and make no mistake, leads to isolation, bullying, beatings, and tragically youth suicide."" -advocate.com

    Researcher Counts Millions of Uses of Gay Slurs on Twitter



    Make ya wonder how many other disparaging terms are used, and comments made...
  7. 26 October 2012 | By Dan Littauer
    Madona, a 39 year-old trans was stoned to death in the Brazilian city of Aracaju

    A 39 year old trans person was stoned to death in the city of Aracaju, Brazil.

    The 39 year-old was well known and liked, known locally as ‘Madona’, died from her wounds earlier this week, after she was attacked by an unknown group of people with cobblestones. -gaystarnews.com

    Brazil trans stoned to death
  8. Filed: Tuesday, December 11, 2012
    "WASHINGTON -- Two Washington D.C.-based radio announcers were suspended Tuesday following a brief, on-air apology for remarks made during a broadcast last week in which they referred to a transgender female basketball player as "he/she" and "it."

    "Ludwig was the subject of a lengthy article that appeared in USA Today last Wednesday, prompting an on-air discussion the following day between Pollin, Czaban, and Maryland basketball analyst Chris Knoche." --lgbtqnation.com

    ESPN radio hosts suspended following transphobic broadcast(w/Audio)
  9. Students at Humboldt State University have mapped out hate speech on Twitter, showing which regions use homophobic hate terms the most
    11 May 2013 | By Jean Paul Zapata
    " A group of students from Humboldt State University in California have published the results of their Geography of Hate project, which set out to identify ‘the geographic origins of online hate speech.’" --advocate.com

    Discover America’s most homophobic states through Twitter
    Article contains offensive terminology.
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    I'm sure we would all be safe in assuming that these same places would be transphobic also. -Mike
  10. Russian woman who lost her job, her family and her home is being described as the 'first victim of gay propaganda'

    21 October 2013 | By Joe Morgan
    " She had just been given a mortgage so she could buy her own apartment, had bought a car and was ready to go travelling." --gaystarnews.com

    Trans woman, 22, kills herself after being sacked by Putin’s laws

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    We hear so much about the rampant homophobia, and the homophobic laws in Russia. Ironic that what may be the first person to really feel the full brunt of Putin's bullcrap... is a [trans]woman. -M