Posts tagged ‘homophobia’

Gay Iranian student attacked at Seneca College

Via Xtra.ca

Mojtaba, 22, an Iranian refugee student ended is college day with a cut in his throat inflicted by a fellow student for being gay and an immigrant.

Below is his account of what happened on 25th November as told to Xtra.

He was waiting for a friend outside the editing suite at the school when another student began to behave unusually.
“He came to me and said, ‘What are you looking at,’” says Mojtaba. “He punched [a nearby] telephone [booth] and he left.”
He recounts, seeing the same man in the 2nd floor.  “He was whispering something to me,” he says. “He was not normal at that time.”
When he confronted the man, Mojtaba says, the man responded with racist and homophobic slurs. He says the man also called him ‘bitch’ and ‘faggot.’ “I don’t remember exactly what he said, but it was like…‘leave here and go back to your fucking country.”
Mojtaba followed the man and asked him to repeat himself.
“He pulled something out of his pocket,” says Mojtaba. But he didn’t get time to see what it was as the attacker had pulled Mojtaba’s hoodie over his face and started to hit him. His throat was cut and there were ink marks leading the police to conclude the object used was a pen.
 “I just wanted to protect myself… I just pulled his hair,” he says. He says the man told him, “You’re such a faggot, you’re such a bitch you don’t even know how to fight.”
His attacker is not unknown to him. They are both in the same program and have 2 classes together.
A 21 year old man was arrested by the Toronto Police in connection with the incident.
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American Family and Same-Sex-Marriage

Wondering why I have a blog post with a pic of the Famous 5 and what it has got to do with the LGBT community? Here is why…

I grew up with these books. Their first book, Five on a Treasure Island where the three kids Julian, Dick and Ann were introduced to their cousin George or Georgina, not only the three kids but even their father had never met George before. I was surprised when the father was confused by the name and said he was quite sure his brother Prof. Quintin had a daughter and not a son.

I could not believe how someone not meet their own brother’s child in 11 years, let alone not even being sure whether its a boy or a girl. I remember asking my Mom about this and she explained, that’s how it happens in the Western world. There, family means only parents and their kids, most of the times anyway. And even then, by the time the kids are 17 or 18 years old, they leave home and live on their own. I just could not believe it. I grew up with my brothers and sisters and all my cousins from my father’s and mother’s side. And I am not an exception. That’s our culture.

And this novel was written in 1942. It was a time when divorce was very very less and living together, civil unions, single moms and single dads, were still not so common even in the west.

While growing up, divorce was a very western thing for us. Never came across a divorced couple till I was in my mid 20s and that would be in the early 2000.

So the family they are trying to protect by not letting Gays and Lesbians marry, they have singlehandedly destroyed long time back in the name of progression and still doing it. Kids out of wed-lock, teen mom, divorce, live-together, civil unions are all anti conventional family. So what are they afraid of losing more?

What they want to say is, a single mom, a divorced parent, teenage mom are way better than having two loving Dads or two loving Moms. After all the divorces and remarriages, kids already have two dads and two moms, only just not together. Torn between two sets of parents, dividing time between them, THAT is not what a kids childhood should comprise of.

The exaggerated pro-family and anti-gay message in the above video by Right Wing Watch is a laugh to say the least. The book in question is ” A Queer Thing Happened In America” by Michael Brown.

Yes, I agree, every child should have two parents but they don’t have to be a Mom and a Dad. Two Moms and Two Dads are equally good if not better. As long as they are in a loving relationship and can provide love, stability, comfort and protection to the kids, that’s all that is needed.

THAT is a family.

The destruction that our straight counterparts have done over the years, now we are trying to restore it, rebuild it. And they have a problem with that because……???????

So Much Hatred……!!!!!

I had a very clear idea what I am going to talk about in my blogs, but to start my first one, I needed a push. I might add, a big push. And this came from the below news that left me speechless.

http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2010/10/arkansas-school-board-official-posts-anti-gay-tirade-on-facebook-page/

What Mr. McCance wrote on facebook, if we are to believe that he meant every word of it, to me its the mindset of a murderer. Someone who has no qualms about people being killed or committing suicide or says, would enjoy a mass human destruction, is that much close to being a killer himself.

Every killer justifies their doing, no matter how bizarre they might seem to others. Mr. Clint McCance has a very strong reason…his hatred towards homosexuals.

He went on to apologize on CNN later and said how sorry he was.  Did he apologize because of the stink it caused, or does he really mean it.

What I think? He doesn’t mean a single word of the apology. What he wrote on facebook is what he believes and thinks is right and should happen. Over night, his entire belief cannot change. He is the same person. He would still have the same hatred embedded inside him. Only difference? He would be more careful, where he vents his anger, hatred next time.

If you have seen his interview with Anderson Cooper, you must have noticed that he repeatedly said, he had chosen the wrong WORDS.  So his concern was the choice of words and not the message he conveyed through them. That means, if he had chosen less hateful words, less stronger words, he would not have offered an apology. His entire apology was for all the wrong reasons. He never figured it out that it was not the choice of words but the message that was the point of discussion.

There are hundreds and thousands of McCances out there, who are not stupid like him to publicly slander us. In silence, they are hoping and praying that we should all die.

But the good thing is…… we are here to stay. They can pray and wish and hope all they want. We were always there, we will always be there. If they can’t deal with it…too bad.

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