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Despite the high prospect of rain – tens of thousands celebrate gay pride in Birmingham UK

It was a great day, the rain largely held off and thousands of lgbt people and their friends had a great time. Here’s to all the other Pride festivals across the world, including those in Cities who have net yet been granted their basic human rights of just acceptance.

With love from LGBT Brum

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A rare Republican – one prepared to stand up for gay marriage

If only there were more like him.

Human Rights Campaign Endorses President Barack Obama for Reelection

May 29, 2011 1 comment

“President Obama has improved the lives of LGBT Americans more than any President in history,” said HRC President Joe Solmonese.

 

5/26/2011

Washington – The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, today announced its endorsement of President Barack Obama for reelection. The decision was made based on the President’s demonstrated commitment to LGBT equality and his record of accomplishment, from major legislative victories to critical administrative reforms.

“President Obama has improved the lives of LGBT Americans more than any President in history,” said HRC President Joe Solmonese. “In 2008 we were promised change and profound change is what we got.  More remains to be done and ensuring that President Obama is able to continue the forward momentum toward equality for another term is an absolute priority of the Human Rights Campaign.”

President Obama’s Administration’s record of accomplishment for the LGBT community includes:

  • Pressing for passage and signing legislation to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law that bans openly lesbian, gay and bisexual servicemembers.
  • Pressing for passage and signing an inclusive hate crimes law – the first federal statute to explicitly protect LGBT individuals.
  • Determining that the administration believes Section 3 of DOMA to be unconstitutional and refusing to defend the discriminatory law in court.
  • Requiring hospitals nationwide to adopt LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination policies regarding visitation.

In addition, the administration’s policies: added gender identity to the equal employment opportunity policy governing all federal jobs; permitted married same-sex couples to use their marriage licenses as evidence of a name change for passports and instituted more reasonable standards for changing a gender marker on passports; allowed the Census Bureau to release data on married same-sex couples; extended a number of benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees possible under existing authority; launched a National HIV/AIDS Strategy and efforts to target populations most at risk; required abstinence-only-until-marriage sex education programs be inclusive of and non-stigmatizing toward LGBT youth; and recognized LGBT families are protected under a host of laws from the Violence Against Women Act to family and medical leave regulations to housing programs.

More information on the President’s LGBT record is available at: www.hrc.org/ObamaEndorsement.

“The records of the other candidates seeking the presidency should be a wake-up call to fair-minded Americans,” said Solmonese. “As the fight for equality moves forward, President Obama is marching with us while the alternatives would stop us in our tracks.”

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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The DNC hits back – Republican “moderates” would have let Detroit go bankrupt.

May 24, 2011 3 comments

Tim Pawlenty releases his campaign video

It is becoming increasingly difficult to spot the difference between campaign videos for Republican Primary candidates.

Tim Pawlenty released his campaign video in a celebration of all that is black and white.

Sorry wrong video, that one may have been more honest about Republican plans for the US economy. I think this is the proper one but it is hard to tell the difference as all they seem to have added is music, balloons and an attack on those music and balloons.

So yet another Republican is promising a land of milk and honey, provided that enough ordinary people slash their benefits to give tax cuts to billionaires. Pawlenty is calling Republican voters stupid and he hopes to bilk them for money.

His campaign has about as much chance of happening as the “rapture” that was also promised to GOP fundies.

His qualification for GOP Presidential candidate, he isn’t the idiot that named their sons after an athletic event, Track Enfield, or the disability Trisomy G.

Homoconquotable – poor diddums edition.

May 21, 2011 8 comments

Kevin Dujan - Climbing out of his pram

Aww poor Kevin Dujan, his readers are confused about why poor diddums Kevin is spending his time trolling poor little me and not looking after his blog.

The defenders of the increasingly irrelevant blog that tied its mast to Sarah Palin and far right racism, which now wallows in the same level of relevance as Bible Spice herself want to know what has happened to poor old Kevin. He considers such talk heresy. Literally..

We’ve received a number of comments regarding Kevin’s lack of posts of late. Believe me, we miss Kevin too, and we look forward to his return.

Kevin considers complaints about moderation policy and procedure, and complaints about content, to be a form of Eeyoreism, so those kinds of comments are not published. Complaints and whining are simply not helpful for Kevin’s morale, nor for the morale of anyone who reads Hillbuzz and is dedicated to defeating the Leftists bent on destroying our great nation.

Hillbuzz is blessed with thousands of readers, and literally hundreds of sharp, educated, engaged commenters. While Kevin is certainly the star of Hillbuzz.org, he feels the community you have all built here is just as important. Kevin is a gifted writer, humorist and political analyst. But he can’t do it alone. No one person can defeat the Left. It will take the efforts of millions of us, working together toward a common goal. Anything that gets in the way of that will not be tolerated on Hillbuzz.org. And that includes whining, Eeyoreism, trolling, and defeatism. As Kevin would say, instead of complaining that he’s not here, put down your Pepsi, get up off the couch, and take a minute to do some writing of your own.

Write to your Congressman/woman. Write to your Senators. Write to your State Representative and State Senator. Write to your Mayor or town council. Write to companies who support Leftists. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper. Write a letter of encouragement to your favorite candidate. Write to friends and family and encourage them to get involved. Write your own Tea Party blog. Write a parody song. Write some anti-Obama haiku. Write a note to Kevin to let him know you appreciate his work.

And feel free to share your writings here, if you think they can be useful to others. If we see a particularly great comment, we may elevate it to the status of a guest post.

But please…don’t waste your irreplaceable, valuable time by moaning and whining. About anyone or anything. We won’t publish it because it doesn’t do you–or Kevin–or our cause any good.

Thank you for your support of Kevin and Hillbuzz.

–The staff at Buzzquarters

So get back to giving him money and never ever raise the USO issue, or ask why he spends his time trolling blogs like this one.

Knock Knock

May 21, 2011 2 comments

who’s there?

EVERYBODY

oops, pick another date

Oops.

Republicans who believed the rapture are the ones who also think Sarah Palin is electable and that the Tea Party looked out for their interests. Nuff said.