All posts for the day June 30th, 2009

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender Symbols

Published June 30, 2009 by Michael C Leeson

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender Symbols

Many things define us as individuals and in turn as a community or Nation, this link speaks at length on the symbols of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Movements.


GayRites Community Forums – Interpersonal Boundaries

Published June 30, 2009 by Michael C Leeson

GayRites Community Forums – Boundaries

Words of wisdom on the importance of  interpersonal boundaries within the context of a same-sex relationship.

Healthy interpersonal boundaries + healthy relationship  = healthy person

“Boundaries are the limits we set around ourselves to keep safe, centred, and accountable. They are usually drawn from our values and they define who we are and what we will and won’t accept in our lives to keep our integrity and well-being intact. The more aligned our behaviour is with our defined boundaries, the more balance and harmony we tend to experience in our lives. When we act outside the confines of our boundaries, our self-esteem can take a hit and we actually can create a whole host of other stressors that will disrupt us and leave us feeling badly and out-of-integrity. It is human nature to stumble outside our boundaries from time to time, but when it becomes a way of life, underlying issues may be at play that will require some attention and intervention to avoid ongoing conflicts in one’s life.”

by Brian Rzepczynski,
The Gay Love Coach

September 06 2007

Gay rights law spells end for adoption in archdiocese

Published June 30, 2009 by Michael C Leeson

Gay rights law spells end for adoption in archdiocese – Catholic Herald Online

The story is about the self imposed knock on affect for the Roman Catholic Church in light of recent Alphabet friendly law reform in the UK. This paragon of virtue has decide to close its adoption service over an identified values conflict.

“The charity has pulled out of adoption because it cannot reconcile Church teaching on marriage and the family with the demands of the Sexual Orientation Regulations, Labour’s new gay rights laws that compel all adoption agencies to assess same-sex couples as prospective parents.”

In Christ we serve except in situations where it does not conflict with the views of an institution that has wreaked abuse on the world since its early days in the name of their faith. I do not need to further document their litany of crimes against humanity because they are well known and recorded. It is time to show the hater’s and hypocrites the door with a proverbial “boot up the arse’


Anti-gay bias still rampant in the media: When will broadcasters grow up?

Published June 30, 2009 by Michael C Leeson

“In early May 09, National Public Radio, found itself in the cross hairs of the Community over  review of “Outrage,” a documentary chronicling the hypocrisy of prominent, purportedly closeted politicians with staunchly anti-gay voting records”

The controversial point being how the review was the questionably editing of the article before it was published. This journalists would type of censorship in not naming names occurred because of the article’s topic. It goes on to highlight the long history of media censorship experienced by our Community on social, cultural and identity issues. There is some comment on the lunacy of our detractor’s points of argument, which do not deserve further free air here.

While this article reflects the tide of frustration, our Community has and does experience because of wide spread social exclusion experienced by Alphabet Soup People. It also speaks to hope, it speaks to the gains we have achieved over time in particular recognition of Same Sex relationships in some jurisdiction in the US. However, the rant on the media, while sounding appropriately miffed it serves little purpose other than to give relief to the author and reinforce our own beliefs. In this commentary, the author fails to clarify one point the role of media is to reinforce the beliefs of the community it seeks to serve.

I am a queer and I know the Hater’s views about me and mine, and that they use the media to reinforce their own belief system, as I do.

I always like a god pink or rainbow rant about queer bashing haters! But what purpose does it serve, anger is good only if it motivates you to do something positive.

Anti-gay bias still rampant in the media: When will broadcasters grow up?
please not this article was printed in the New York Daily Times News

By Karl Frisch Monday, June 29th 2009, 4:00 AM

El Masri to hang up boots

Published June 30, 2009 by Michael C Leeson

El Masri to hang up boots – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Hazem El Masri

A long awaited announcement on his future, that it is time to move on at the end of this season.

is a Lebanese-Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Bulldogs club of the National Rugby League. In 2009 he took the record for the highest-ever point scorer in NRL history. Also an international and State of Origin representative player, his usual position is winger, but he has also played at fullback.


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Hazem El Masri: Thanks for the memories

One of the greats of our game, Hazem El Masri will hang up his boots at the end of this season, capping off an amazing career which has stretched since 1996 and has seen the great man become the NRL’s all time leading point scorer.

A great clubman, Hazem has eclipsed many records at the Bulldogs, including playing the most games and naturally scoring the most tries and goals for the club. Hazem’s great career has also made an impact on the representative scene with him successfully representing City Origin, the NSW Blues, Lebanon in the 2000 Rugby League World Cup, and the highest honour for any player, representing the Australian Kangaroos.

Now as his glorious career comes to a close, it is our time to thank Hazem for the memories. Fill out a tribute using the links below, and to make sure you get to the Bulldogs v Warriors in what could be his last home game for the Bulldogs! 
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