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Re: LGBT rights discussion

Postby Sagara » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:08 pm

I think it's happening bit by bit. I've heard the term LGBTA being thrown around from time to time.
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Re: LGBT rights discussion

Postby Nooska » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:41 pm

Maybe I should suggest it to the party's LGBT network, they could even change it with a coordinated press release in the summertime here, and maybe get some traction on it in the media *shrug* (I have no idea how receptive they would be, but it could make asexuality an awwareness issue ove rthe summer at least).
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Re: LGBT rights discussion

Postby KysenMurrin » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:56 pm

Some use QUILTBAG. Not saying that's not ridiculous, but hey, they're making an effort to be all-inclusive.
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Re: LGBT rights discussion

Postby Nooska » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:33 pm

KysenMurrin wrote:Some use QUILTBAG. Not saying that's not ridiculous, but hey, they're making an effort to be all-inclusive.

okay, I'm gonna need a deacronymizar for that one (mostly for QUI)
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Re: LGBT rights discussion

Postby KysenMurrin » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:33 pm

I'm not entirely sure about U myself. Rest is: Queer, Intersex, Lesbian, Trans, Bi, Asex, Gay.

Edit: Ah, it's Undecided.
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Re: LGBT rights discussion

Postby Koatanga » Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:20 pm

It'll be so much easier when we stop worrying about others' sexual preference. Then we can all be non-acronymical "people".
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Re: LGBT rights discussion

Postby Fivelives » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:51 am

Last I heard it was LGBTQQUIIA, which doesn't exactly lend itself to an easy scrabble-ization of an acronym

(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, Questioning, Undecided, Interested, Intersexed, Asexual)

Laser focus, guys and gals and otherwise. One issue at a time.

I'm not surprised that gays have taken over as the face of "alternate" sexuality, because they're a significant portion of the population. And pretty much includes representative portions from every slice of the global population - asexuals, on the other hand, are a different matter entirely. Asexuality is still a new concept and it's easy to go your entire life without feeling any different than anybody else because it doesn't have the visibility that the pride march invitees ensure for the LGBT community.

Sex isn't something that's considered "polite" to talk about, so not enjoying it or not feeling sexual attraction as "hey, I'd like to put my (appendage) in/on (the other person's appendage)" so much as "hey, I genuinely like this person and want to spend more time with them" doesn't feel abnormal to most asexuals because they have no other frame of reference. Sure, the media is hypersexualized and we're constantly bombarded with sex, but it's just how the world is to an asexual.

I also don't see asexuality becoming an issue on par with homosexuality. Since everyone experiences sex differently, not experiencing it at all isn't something that really requires visibility or equal rights legislation. I mean hell, everyone's heard the old saw "once she says 'I do,' she doesn't" (or some variation on that basic theme).
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Re: LGBT rights discussion

Postby Koatanga » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:52 pm

Fivelives wrote:Last I heard it was LGBTQQUIIA, which doesn't exactly lend itself to an easy scrabble-ization of an acronym

(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, Questioning, Undecided, Interested, Intersexed, Asexual)

Well, if you drop the "Questioning" since it's a combination of "Undecided" and "Interested", or alternately drop the "Queer" as that's covered by "Gay" and "Lesbian", you end up with LGBTQUIIA. That becomes the acronym "A BIG QUILT" which is kinda poetic since it's a lot of different people combined to form one group, and amusing in that quilting is a traditional craft, and traditional folk tend to have the most issues with the "A Big Quilt" community.
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Re: LGBT rights discussion

Postby Klaudandus » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:56 pm

http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/ ... 546544.php
"Whether or not you feel compelled to follow a particular lifestyle or not, you have the ability to decide not to do that," Perry said. "I may have the genetic coding that I'm inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that, and I look at the homosexual issue the same way."
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Re: LGBT rights discussion

Postby Koatanga » Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:06 pm

Klaudandus wrote:http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/In-S-F-Rick-Perry-compares-homosexuality-to-5546544.php
"Whether or not you feel compelled to follow a particular lifestyle or not, you have the ability to decide not to do that," Perry said. "I may have the genetic coding that I'm inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that, and I look at the homosexual issue the same way."

Lovely. So you can be born gay, but if you're a good upstanding citizen you won't act on it. There's a brilliant solution.
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Re: LGBT rights discussion

Postby Sagara » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:52 pm

Klaudandus wrote:http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/In-S-F-Rick-Perry-compares-homosexuality-to-5546544.php
"Whether or not you feel compelled to follow a particular lifestyle or not, you have the ability to decide not to do that," Perry said. "I may have the genetic coding that I'm inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that, and I look at the homosexual issue the same way."


Obviously, because we all know homosexuality is a terrible, terrible offense that harms millions of innocents each day in car crashes, domestic violence... wait.
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Re: LGBT rights discussion

Postby Koatanga » Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:52 am

once again the US makes international news. Y'all should be so proud.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/international-politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503226&objectid=11273301

A Tea Party candidate running for office in Oklahoma has appeared to endorse the practice of stoning gay people to death.
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Re: LGBT rights discussion

Postby Klaudandus » Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:27 pm

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/06/19/j ... delicious/
“All these people who are prominent in the antigay right and in the ex-gay movement itself who get caught with dicks,” Savage said, “it’s because they’ve externalized this internal conflict.”

Savage cited a 1992 University of Georgia study that measured levels of arousal in men exposed to gay porn. The study found a strong correlation between homosexual arousal and men who identified themselves as anti-gay or homophobic.

“Homophobia correlates very strongly with gay desire and arousal,” he said.

“Isn’t it amazing that homophobes actually agreed to sign up for that?” Rogan said.

“I think we need to look at the research methodology, but I do believe they didn’t say, ‘We need homophobes for this study where we’re going to see if you’re actually fags or not,’” Savage quipped. “They didn’t recruit quite like that.”

Rogan said that there are only two reasons people oppose same-sex marriage. “You’re either really dumb,” he said, “or you’re secretly worried that dicks are delicious.”


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Re: LGBT rights discussion

Postby Io.Draco » Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:18 pm

So this happened: http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from ... e-27904621

Ah what idiocy. With respect to transgender rights I don't see why we need to move away from she/he for them. If transgender man who then feels like a woman then sure, call her she I see no problem.

But fuck this gender neutrality BS.
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Re: LGBT rights discussion

Postby fuzzygeek » Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:05 pm

> Another change will allow children to choose to use any toilet facilities they prefer

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