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On this episode we will discuss being African Ameirican and Gay and Lesbian.
While the America we live in today is more tolerant and accepting than decades and centuries past, we still have a long and arduous road ahead. Despite false claims that we live in a "post-racial" society, African Americans still face prejudice and systemic racism regularly. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people still combat discrimination and are denied access to basic protections. When you exist at these intersectional identities, simply trying to provide for yourself and your family becomes a battlefield.
At the National Black Justice Coalition, we have been fighting for over a decade to help LGBT African Americans live fully empowered, authentic lives. We know that Black LGBT people can struggle to find acceptance not only in mainstream America, but also within their own LGBT and African American communities. Now we have the figures to back up what we witness firsthand daily.
The question was raised on a FB post that I found quite interesting. Person states that he understood the whole gay/Lesbian thing but didn't understand how you claim to love the same sex but is attracted to someone who looks and dress like the opposite sex. Does clothes really define a gender? And is the world really that closeted to sexuality as a whole??? Let's talk about it y'all....we would love to hear from you!
Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival opens its Seventh Edition on Thursday, September 18th and runs through Sunday, September 21st. Nicholas Snow brings you the complete line-up.
Producer/Host Nicholas Snow focuses on "Connecting the Circuitry of Humanity." The presenting sponsor for this episode is Intervention 911, part of Ken Seeley Communities (Nicholas Snow Productions LLC is honored to also produce the podcast, Intervention 911 with Ken Seeley, available at this link.
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Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBT) populations are subject to marginalization and devaluation in our society. To a large extent, the GLBT population is underserved by social service and policy responses and for homosexual persons victimized by a same-sex intimate partner. Public Safety professionals should know and understand GLBT relationships fall within the category of intimate partnerships/domestic violence. As much as GLBT relationships constitute nontraditional families they now often have legal status and legal protection although that may vary a lot from one state to another. Three states allow same-sex marriage and nine states allow either civil unions or domestic abuse partnerships. Forty states have statutes banning gay marriage and 27 states have constitutional prohibitions. It is because of this questionable legal status of GLBT partnerships that remedies for abuse are in constant states of flux and why it is im,portant that Public Safety personnel reserach their state and stay abreast of changes in their own state laws.
This program is a Public Service of the American Public Safety Training Institute found at www.tapsti.org.
The Supreme Court is wading into the fight over same-sex marriage at a time when public opinion is shifting rapidly in its’ permission of gay and lesbian couples to wed. To date, 40 states don't allow it. Supporters of Proposition 8 say the court should respect the verdict of California voters who approved the ban in 2008 and let the fast-changing politics of gay marriage evolve on their own. Join our discussion. Open forum.
Ok they are people and they are here to stay.
So lets talk about it and get some understanding about the unknown.
GAYS AND LESBIANS
What we want to discuss is the possibility of Gays and Lesbians being born the way they are.
This will be an exploratory forum. We ask that everyone be respectful of each other but speak freely.
Gay and Lesbians issues have been very controversial in polictics and the media lately. What do you think? Should they be allowed to adopt children? Should gay and lesbian couples be allowed to get married? Does being in this type of unconventional household have an effect on the child? Call in and join the discussion.
Although Raven Symone has come out being lesbian, she doesn't want the classification of being GAY - and what people are talking about most is, although she is a person of COLOR, she doesn't want to be called AFRICAN AMERICAN - The Cool Critics talk this - And get confrontational, we were going to talk EBOLA but I mentioned it a couple of times, but we didn't get around to it! It was a really, really good show.
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An HBO documentary aired October 6, 2014 titled HUNTED: The War Against Gays in Russia (directed by Ben Steele and narrated by Matt Bomer) documents socially sanctioned hate crimes. Jon Stewart raises the point in his interview with Ben Steele, how these crimes occur in every country where predators hunt vulnerable souls.
To feel unloved makes us vulnerable to seek love from people who are less than kind.
This short show (14 minutes) invites you to take steps to reduce or end feeling vulnerable. How? Listen to explore more.
Resources mentioned in this show:
HBO Documentary HUNTED: The War Against Gays in Russia (check out show resources)
Jon Stewart - The Daily Show interview wiith Ben Steele
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