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Sexuality

Published June 15, 2009 by Michael C Leeson

Opposing Views: OPINION: The Truth About Homosexual Parenting

Homer Simpson once said facts mean nothing they can be used to prove anything this is one of those attempts. It is a sad commentary on mankind that at the beginning of the 21st century we still find the ignorant advocating hate. This article speaks to that hate in reflecting how the ignorant seek to use misinformation through generalisations fuzz maths and testimony of experts.  It tries to develop some argument about a conspiracy to usurp the “natural” order of heterosexism. The tact used being to prove homosexuality is not biologically determined in using selective texts to support the author’s opinion. This argument loses traction when citing the APA, the quote simply says several factors and their interaction may or may not influence the development of an individual’s sexuality including heterosexuality.  This point slipped by the author that heterosexuality may or may not be determined by biological factors. The point highlights that sexuality has no biological hierarchy or more or less legitimacy than any other. I believe like most things in nature sexuality occurs along a spectrum and reductionism has no place other than to fuel the vitriol of the ignorant

‘Being homosexual is just having the preference to be with the same sex but to be gay is to be involved in it politically’ / Queerty

Published June 15, 2009 by Michael C Leeson

‘Being homosexual is just having the preference to be with the same sex but to be gay is to be involved in it politically’ / Queerty

I couldn’t have defined it any better,

Homosexuality is about the person’s sexual preferences being only 1 dimension of who they are
Gay is about the person’s holistic or whole identity with an inclination to be politically active

I am Gay

Lowenstein: It’s time to stop fighting with Pat Robertson

Published June 15, 2009 by Michael C Leeson

Lowenstein: It’s time to stop fighting with Pat Robertson

“there’s a difference between honest disagreement and attempting to debate with someone who is coming from a place of hate or disrespect or misinformation.”

There is a difference why get into a debate with someone whose position is ” …is coming from a place of hate or disrespect or misinformation.” This seems to be our greatest weakness we come out swinging when ever offended does the gay civil rights movement need to  under take anger management training.  Why do we seek to mount an eternal defence rather than seeking to counter ignorance with an offence driven through education. What do we have to prove to our enemies who deny our right very existence as some abnormality of their world. It takes discipline, do we have that or are we still under the belief that by using the enemies tactics we can gain some credibility.

or is the pain of rejection some of us have experienced and have never adjusted to as a reality of life

we can’t be friends with everybody

show respect get respect

Metro – THE BLACK COMMUNITY AND GAY RIGHTS

Published June 15, 2009 by Michael C Leeson

Metro – THE BLACK COMMUNITY AND GAY RIGHTS

Many people around the world share the long hard road towards social equality it is a reality of the lived experience in usurping our oppressor. In most cases thanks to the Black Feminist critique, we can identify him clearly in our minds. However, in this case like some oppressed people who strive for social acceptance or normality they tend to deny the oppression of others even within their own ranks. I do not claim to be an expert on the experience for people of colour coming from white privilege myself. However, change takes time and acceptance even longer the road is long and hard but we need to keep our goal eternally in mind.

I defer to Mrs King

Less vitriol and more pink reason

Published June 15, 2009 by Michael C Leeson

Stottlemyer: Pat Robertson spouts more nonsense

Whom do we want to share our message? This opinion does little to achieve the goal of raising awareness or grabbing the ear of any potential allies. However, it is another example of hypercritical manipulation of half-truths and emotive rhetoric hurriedly cobbled together as a public response to the ignorance of a perceived enemy. The opinion speaks only to the converted as our enemy does not see our views as valid and those holding neutral positions would simply dismiss it as a weak argument. In seeking support for the causes, we hold close our argument has to be strong and grounded in objectivity, yes easier said than done. In clarifying I do not support Robinson’s ignorance, however when we need to use parenting penguins to support our position it is simply sad.

Questions you need to ask.

What is the difference between being Gay and homosexual?

Why do we rayl at the enemy, when their minds are closed?

Whom do we want to really speak to?

What is our message or messages?

What is the most effective and affective way to deliver the message?

Being Gay has nothing to do with homosexuality!

Sometimes people who have been sexually abused may get the two mixed up because of their trauma