Date: April 06, 2017
“Jonathan Rauch makes a passionate argument in favor of free speech, and tells an inspiring story of Frank Kameny using his free speech to overcome bigotry and discrimination.
Excerpted from the 20th anniversary of Kindly Inquisitors, co-sponsored by Reason & the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)
Watch the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFVRRP-J9mI“
They’re talking about MAP issues, also.
This is a good, unique dialogue.
Criticism of ideas is vital, when confronting the people and hostile atmosphere, consumed by false beliefs about MAPs.
It’s interesting that the motives and views of Franklin Kameny, began, and were stated, much as my own…
…I am also a member of a sexual minority, who is a veteran of a foreign war…I am amongst those who served in defense of the USA…and I became disabled, for it…
…I have been asking for decades, how it is…that I can be sent off to fight tyranny on a different continent, against a different government…just to come home and spend the rest of my life facing multiple levels, of relentless tyranny in my own country…at the hands of “my own” government…and “my own” people.
Date: December 05, 2016
“76 countries still criminalize consensual same-sex relationships and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people everywhere continue to suffer violent attacks and discriminatory treatment. In this simple, high-impact video from the UN human rights office, individuals from diverse backgrounds pose questions directly to the viewer designed to expose the nature of human rights violations suffered by LGBT people around the world. The video includes cameo appearances by UN Secretary-General and High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. The UN’s message: LGBT rights are human rights. Together we will build a world that is free and equal.”
You can say exactly all of these same things, in relation to the plight of being a pedophile, ephebophile, hebephile…and still more groups…with the exception of a cap at 76 countries…It’s far worse for our groups…as this spreads to even allegedly civilized countries.
…When is the day coming, that our groups are also included in a public defense of human rights?
Human rights mean nothing…unless they are realized by all humans.
What exists today, in true practice…are nothing more than privileged rights.
Date: May 04, 2016
“Michigan is in the midst of a controversy surrounding transgender people’s access to public bathrooms.
It’s a hot-button issue evidenced by the nearly 10,000 people who have filed public comments on the State Board of Education’s draft of voluntary guidelines for schools to meet the needs of their transgender students. By comparison, no other proposals have received more than 40 comments.
It’s an indicator that trans people and trans issues ignite strong emotions. Those emotions can lead to fear and even hate.
“Trans people fall outside of our normative definitions for gender and sex,” says Keegan. “We have a gender and sex system with really only two options: male, female … and so if you think about how humans are naturally very diverse. There are lots of people who have experiences that fall outside of that [male/female] organization … Trans people are really just people who, for some reason or another, disagree with their assignment in that system.”
It’s not so much the bathroom issue that is parallel with pedosexual issues…but there are a number of things mentioned here [IE: representation in media], which any pedosexual [MAP] could also cite.
Date: April 04, 2016
“Over time, I began to see the world through the eyes of my father as a gay man. The bigotry and the hatred. The unjust policies at the State and Federal levels. The terror that made him believe that life in the closet was at least a life. He’d be safe from bullying, arrests, and maybe even a lifetime in jail.
In the end, though, it wasn’t enough to make up for a life led inauthentically.”
…A beautiful memorial…and truth, which demands a lifetime worth of words…emotions…expressions…
It’s not enough…And for all that is lost, nothing will truly compensate.
Watching life pass…getting old…realizing what was never allowed to be…and that it all was no tiny, insignificant thing…It’s your core essence, that got stomped into oblivion.
…and for what?…to appease those who don’t even respect you, as a human being?…to dodge the bile and wrath, of people who don’t even care about your wellbeing?…to conform with those, possessing the most meager of vision?
…It’s not enough, to live a lie imposed upon you…This is what every social outcast knows.