Sunday, May 31, 2015

GLBT children are still being thrown to the streets like trash

And as a PFLAG facilitator, I can attest to the fact that it is still happening. I simply cannot fathom any parent doing this, but they do.
About 40% of homeless youth are LGBT and nearly all homeless youth service providers in the U.S. now serve LGBT youth, according to a comprehensive report on LGBT youth homelessness released Thursday.
Nearly seven in 10 (68%) respondents indicated that family rejection was a major factor contributing to LGBT youth homelessness, making it the most cited factor. More than half (54%) of respondents indicated that abuse in their family was another important factor contributing to LGBT homelessness.
Statistically, LGBT youth make up no more than 10% of that population segment, yet total 40% of homeless youth.

And from my perspective, religion is a major factor in a majority of these cases, which explains why my involuntary gag reflex response kicks in each time I hear some anti-gay preacher talking about "Family Values".

Family Values my arse!


Most people do not know that in 29 states you can still be fired for being gay, and sadly Arizona is one of them

From the Huffington Post:
Most Americans incorrectly think that this problem has already been solved. A 2013 HuffPost/YouGov poll found that 69 percent of Americans think that firing people for being gay is illegal.
So any protections that get through in these behind-the-times states comes from the more progressive cities within them, though sadly my city, Scottsdale, is not one of them. So imagine my delight when I saw this in our paper this morning:

Thank you Joanie! At this point just informing people of this injustice is probably one of our best weapons. But putting a fire under the fanny of some of these city councils is probably not a bad idea either and Joanie just did both.


Thursday, May 28, 2015

So appropriate. So true.

I am posting without comment. No explanation needed.


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Oh the irony!

Too bad the irony will be lost on all the wrong people (well most of the wrong people, some are dead).


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Wow Delta Airlines! Just Wow!

Today my husband went to the Delta Airlines website to look at their flight schedule. The screenshot below is what he saw when he clicked on Click on picture to embiggen and get all the delicious details.

Thank you Delta Airlines! 

Ireland becomes first country to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote - as it happened

Congratulations Ireland!

Ireland has passed the same-sex marriage referendum by 1,201,607 votes to 734,300. That’s 62.1% yes to 37.9% no. The total turnout was 60.5%. Pretty impressive - huh?

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Gotta love this Barcelona bike rental place.

I know it has been a long time since I've posted, but I needed the break. Hope you all have been well during my absence.

My husband and I are in Barcelona right now and I just had to share this lovely bike rental shop owner's message. Seems he's not fooled by these faux Christians who just want to hate  while using the bible for cover.  Bottom line, you want to be an ignorant bigot: NO BIKE FOR YOU!

Click on the pic to embiggen.