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exercisesinnarcissism:

Out Of Order (Preview) - A Documentary about those who are seeking to be or who already are ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) who are also lesbian, gay, bi, trans, or somehow queer. I love hearing the stories of queer folk in the church who have persisted despite hostile opposition. God’s grace truly abounds despite all odds. May we have the courage to expand it and be vessels of God’s love.

"Out of Order is the first film of its kind to positively portray queer people of faith actively changing the meaning of church through alternative Christian communities, worship practices, and theological interpretation."

2e partie de l’article que j’ai rédigé pour CaféBabel, le webzine européen.

Première partie de l’article que j’ai rédigé pour le webzine européen CaféBabel.

"Sans déconner, c’est quoi le problème avec le mariage homosexuel ?"

lgbtlaughs:

(Submitted by fucklabelsgoqueer)

lgbtlaughs:

(Submitted by fucklabelsgoqueer)

thesoapboxist:

If you want to read something depressing, check out ex-gay testimonies.

Many Christian ministries love to publish them as a smug response to the LGBT community’s assertion that they were born this way. See, they argue, you don’t have to be gay. You can stop being gay right now. You just have to…

Cette jeune Américaine partage dans son billet son étonnement face aux témoignages des “ex-gay” publiés par leur congrégation religieuse (de la même clique de ceux qui ont lancé une application pour “guérir” de l’homosexualité, finalement retirée par Apple). 

Ce qui est présenté comme des victoires par ces ministères religieux sont en réalité des tragédies personnelles de personnes qui font le choix de réprimer leurs sentiments et s’interdisent de vivre.

Asking who is the woman and who is the guy in a gay relationship is like going to a Chinese restaurant and asking which chopstick is the fork.
Reblogged from LGBT Laughs.

(Source : ethanminaj)

lgbtchristians:

TRIGGER WARNING!
dyellowpandah:

This is Millicent Gaika. She is a 30-year-old South African woman who was tied up, beaten, strangled, tortured and raped for five hours.
Why was she battered and rape? She is victim of a practice called corrective rape, a term that describes the process of men raping women who claim to be lesbians until they have been turned straight. Such a practice is particularly popular in South Africa, and of course, homosexuality cannot be ‘cured,’ and Millicent is not the first woman who was victimized. The most vicious form of torture a woman can experience in South Africa for being a lesbian is having her genitals mutliated by sharp objects. 24 out of 25 men who are accused of doing such crimes walk free. More than 500 corrective rapes are reported each year, and more than 30 South African lesbians have been murdered because of their sexuality over the past decade.
There is a petition that is aiming to expose these crimes in South Africa. The mission is to get police to be more responsive to the corrective rapes and charge reasonable fines to the men performing these rapes. Sign the petition here. It only takes a name and an address. That’s all. Please sign it.
And I’m not usually the person to say it, but please reblog this. Please get the message out there that this is happening out there in the world. Please.

lgbtchristians:

TRIGGER WARNING!

dyellowpandah:

This is Millicent Gaika. She is a 30-year-old South African woman who was tied up, beaten, strangled, tortured and raped for five hours.

Why was she battered and rape? She is victim of a practice called corrective rape, a term that describes the process of men raping women who claim to be lesbians until they have been turned straight. Such a practice is particularly popular in South Africa, and of course, homosexuality cannot be ‘cured,’ and Millicent is not the first woman who was victimized. The most vicious form of torture a woman can experience in South Africa for being a lesbian is having her genitals mutliated by sharp objects. 24 out of 25 men who are accused of doing such crimes walk free. More than 500 corrective rapes are reported each year, and more than 30 South African lesbians have been murdered because of their sexuality over the past decade.

There is a petition that is aiming to expose these crimes in South Africa. The mission is to get police to be more responsive to the corrective rapes and charge reasonable fines to the men performing these rapes. Sign the petition here. It only takes a name and an address. That’s all. Please sign it.

And I’m not usually the person to say it, but please reblog this. Please get the message out there that this is happening out there in the world. Please.

(Source : deadpandahh)

queerbrownxx:

by Pat Parker

You know, some people got a lot of nerve.
Sometimes I don’t believe the things I see and hear.

Have you met the woman who’s shocked by two women kissing
and in the same breath, tells you she is pregnant?
BUT gays, shouldn’t be so blatant.

Or this straight couple sits next to you in a movie and
you can’t hear the dialogue because of the sound effects.
BUT gays shouldn’t be so blatant.

And the woman in your office spends an entire lunch hour
talking about her new bikini drawers and how much
her husband likes them.
BUT gays shouldn’t be so blatant.

Or the “hip” chick in your class rattling like a mile a minute
while you’re trying to get stoned in the john, about the
camping trip she took with her musician boyfriend.
BUT gays shouldn’t be so blatant.

You go in a public bathroom and all over the walls there’s John loves
Mary, Janice digs Richard, Pepe loves Delores, etc., etc.
BUT gays shouldn’t be so blatant.

Or you go to an amusement park and there’s a tunnel of love
and pictures of straights painted on the front and grinning
couples are coming in and out.
BUT gays shouldn’t be so blatant.

Fact is, blatant heterosexuals are all over the place.
Supermarkets, movies, on your job, in church, in books, on television every day
day and night, every place-even- in gay bars and they want gay
men and woman to go and hide in the closet.

So to you straight folks I say, “Sure, I’ll go if you go too”
BUT I’m polite so, after you.

lgbtlaughs:

Gay Education (Submitted by ohfantasyfreeme)

lgbtlaughs:

I’m certainly not anti-labels (I recognise I’m privileged enough for labels to not really concern me personally, but do not want to ignore that labels are of vast importance and necessity to other folk), but I still think this is a neat picture/piece.

Certains aiment les étiquettes et ranger les gens dans des cases précises, d’autres pas.

lgbtlaughs:

I’m certainly not anti-labels (I recognise I’m privileged enough for labels to not really concern me personally, but do not want to ignore that labels are of vast importance and necessity to other folk), but I still think this is a neat picture/piece.

Certains aiment les étiquettes et ranger les gens dans des cases précises, d’autres pas.

(Source : beatbank)

Les homos de Damas : ce que je fais ne dit pas qui je suis

En Syrie, comme en Arabie Saoudite d’ailleurs, « il n’y a pas d’homosexuels ». Tels sont les mots de plus ou moins tout le monde et si l’on va dans ce sens, on y croirait presque : ce sont des hommes qui « baisent » des femmes dans un corps d’homme, la grille de lecture s’opérant autour de la l’axe actif/passif. L’homme qui accepte que l’on prenne du plaisir par lui devient femme. C’est en tout cas le genre d’explication qu’on m’a servi, en toute bonne foi.

Dans les années 70-80, Michel Foucault publiait son essai sur l’« Histoire de la sexualité ». Il y exposait l’évolution du statut de l’homosexualité au cours des XVIII et XIXe siècles, passant d’un comportement et de pratiques (ce que je fais) à une identité (ce que je suis).

De toute évidence en Syrie, et plus largement au Moyen-Orient, ce que je fais ne signifie pas forcément ce que je suis. C’est pourquoi parler d’homosexualité dans certains milieux sociaux n’a pas vraiment de sens puisqu’on y apposerait un concept dit occidental sur une société qui ne l’est pas. Je dis bien « dans certains milieux » car il apparaît que, en haut de l’échelle sociale, on trouve plus facilement des homosexuels assumés, qui le revendiquent en tant qu’identité.

[…] « Husayn a un passé de cinq années d’homosexualité. Il essaie d’arrêter. » C’est ainsi qu’Anthony, un Américain trentenaire vivant à Damas depuis un an et bilingue en arabe, me présente sa relation du moment. Il finit par éclater de rire mais la description colle probablement parfaitement aux combats intra-psychiques que vit Husayn, qui parle de lui-même comme d’un héroïnomane qui devrait se faire traiter.

[…] On pourrait penser que l’ampleur des relations sexuelles entre hommes en Syrie est un phénomène conjoncturel dû à la ségrégation sexuelle et à la frustration. Pourtant, plus je regardais, car il s’agit bien d’ouvrir les yeux, plus le phénomène semblait s’enraciner profondément. Impression renforcée si ce n’est confirmée à la lecture de poèmes d’Abu Nuwas, illustre poète [arabe du VIIIe siècle] célébrant souvent ouvertement l’homosexualité, voire l’amour de l’homme mûr pour le jeune garçon pubère.

(Source : rue89.com)