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Discrimination, Sheer stupidity

By | 2018-01-16T08:56:22-05:00 February 17th, 2011|Opinions|

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“Word is that Radical Homosexuals have infiltrated as event organizers to promote homosexual events that are designed to prey upon unsuspecting college students by enticing them to… help build parade floats in exchange for free alcohol. When the young men are sufficiently intoxicated, homosexuals dressed as pirates whisk them away to God knows where to take advantage of them sexually.”
– Eugene Delgaudio, Republican elected official in Virginia, in a letter to his constituents, claiming “Radical Homosexuals” are taking over the annual Gasparilla Pirate Fest in Tampa, Fla.,, Feb. 09.

“By shedding light on the discrimination that transgender Americans face, this study poses a challenge to us all. No one should be out of a job, living in poverty, or faced with sub-par health care simply because of their gender identity or expression. The scope of the problem is clear, and now we must come together to solve it.”
– Rea Carey, executive director of The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, about the comprehensive new report “Injustice at Every Turn,” Feb. 04.

“For many immigrants, particularly those new to the U.S., survival is their main concern. What is most important to them is getting a job, settling in a new home, trying to fit in. Nonetheless, marriage rights are important and some immigrants will benefit from the passage of a marriage equality law. Winning civil rights for any group is always good.”
– Noel Bordador, an Episcopal priest who serves a Chinatown congregation and helps lead Barangay NY, a Filipino LGBT organization, quoted in an article titled “Gay Marriage – A Priority For Immigrants??,”, Jan. 18.

“I don’t really like gay people that much…I understand that some guys are feminine, which is fine. But some guys, at some point, are normal, straight-acting, whatever and the next minute they’re jumping up and down. It just frustrates me. The whole conservative thing is just be yourself, be an individual and just don’t be someone you’re not.”
– Matt Hissey, 22-year-old college student, in a video interview at a GOProud event during the recent Conservative Political Action Conference,, Feb. 12.

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