The Gay Rights Movement (video)

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    Jan 17, 2012 5:23 AM GMT
    awesome video, thought I'd share icon_smile.gif

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    Jan 17, 2012 8:35 AM GMT
    I do not see myself as a victom, no I am a survivor. I come out as a wee child in the 1960s, when people born in the 1940s and 50s did not have the balls to do so. I would not stand down no matter what abuse was to comer my way, no matter how detrimental it was to my life; and well being.

    I was out there in the early 1980s being proactive in the advancement for rights for us Aussie poofs.

    I was also in the front line during the Gay Plague Era, when so many ran and hid behind their momma, or wives and kids, or just went back to the closet; because the world was truing on us homosexual due to the fear of AIDS.

    No I am not a victom I am a survivor.
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    Jan 17, 2012 12:24 PM GMT
    TrueBlueAussie saidI do not see myself as a victom, no I am a survivor. I come out as a wee child in the 1960s, when people born in the 1950s and 50 did not have the balls to do so. I would not stand down no matter what abuse was to comer my way, no matter how detrimental it was to my life.

    I was out there in the early 1980s being proactive in the advancement for rights for us Aussie poofs.

    I was also in the front line during the Gay Plague Era, when so man ran and his behind their momma, or wives and kids, or just went back to the closet; because the world was truing on us homosexual due to the fear of AIDS.

    No I am not a victom I am a survivor.


    People have a lot to thank you and the other pioneers for. You stood up when nobody else did. TBA, I often disagree with your methods, and I dont like segregation within a small community, but there is no denying that the men who came out and stood up in the 60's, 70's and 80's are men of true courage.
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    Jan 17, 2012 12:27 PM GMT
    Saw this with insomnia last night. got caught "cutting onions"
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    Jan 17, 2012 1:08 PM GMT
    thanks for sharing.
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    Jan 17, 2012 1:15 PM GMT
    dreamer121 saidSaw this with insomnia last night. got caught "cutting onions"
    I just saw it..and I wasnt 'cutting onions" but thought I was! icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 17, 2012 1:58 PM GMT
    I have sent my partner an email to alert him to this cause. If he agrees with me, we will send them a check.

    I lived in San Francisco when Harvey Milk was shot and participated in the candle light march from the Castro to City Hall down Market Street. Seeing his face several times during that video brings back some very potent memories.
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    Jan 17, 2012 2:14 PM GMT
    Like TBA, I've been active in the community since the late 70s/early 80s and remember most of these video clips happening 'live'. There was a lot of sadness and a lot of disbelief that we were so marginalized. But I think the unstated hope was that if we worked hard enough, it would be better for future generations of gay people.

    And I think it is.

    Let's not forget that our community stands on the shoulders of giants. Many of whom are now long gone.
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    Jan 17, 2012 7:22 PM GMT
    Thank you for posting this!!! If you want to know why progress is slow, blame the Republicans. The GOP's battle to stuff gays back into the closets and spread homophobia isn't out of any sincere belief, but to win elections.

    Your answer is to defeat Republicans at the polls.

    Volunteer for gay friendly candidates (99% Democrats) and ballot issues. You will meet people who care as much about gay rights as you do...but more importantly, it will be a catharsis for your mind and soul. You will replace that sense of powerlessness...with one of pride.
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    Jan 17, 2012 11:02 PM GMT
    White4DarkerFL saidThank you for posting this!!! If you want to know why progress is slow, blame the Republicans. The GOP's battle to stuff gays back into the closets and spread homophobia isn't out of any sincere belief, but to win elections.

    Your answer is to defeat Republicans at the polls.

    Volunteer for gay friendly candidates (99% Democrats) and ballot issues. You will meet people who care as much about gay rights as you do...but more importantly, it will be a catharsis for your mind and soul. You will replace that sense of powerlessness...with one of pride.


    Great post.
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    Jan 17, 2012 11:36 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidWhat does "gay rights" mean to you? (I'm also asking this of anyone else who stops by to read this topic).


    Gay rights means to me the equal rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered to those of their heterosexual counterparts in all facets of society and law.
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    Jan 17, 2012 11:43 PM GMT
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    southbeach1500 saidWhat does "gay rights" mean to you? (I'm also asking this of anyone else who stops by to read this topic).


    Gay rights means to me the equal rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered to those of their heterosexual counterparts in all facets of society and law.


    Yes.
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    Jan 18, 2012 12:04 AM GMT
    TrueBlueAussie saidI do not see myself as a victom, no I am a survivor. I come out as a wee child in the 1960s, when people born in the 1940s and 50s did not have the balls to do so. I would not stand down no matter what abuse was to comer my way, no matter how detrimental it was to my life; and well being.

    I was out there in the early 1980s being proactive in the advancement for rights for us Aussie poofs.

    I was also in the front line during the Gay Plague Era, when so many ran and hid behind their momma, or wives and kids, or just went back to the closet; because the world was truing on us homosexual due to the fear of AIDS. When it is si easy today to walk in a gay parade, waving the rainbow flag.

    No I am not a victom I am a survivor.


    Correction to my typos

    Also not having access to a thing called National Gay Marriage, does not diminish my pride or love for myself, or my man, or his love for me either; because we do not play the victims or feel like one. Prop 8 passing right or wrong, was the will of the majority, and not a minority. Living in a democratic country like Oz, the will of the masses must be respected over the whim of a minority; or otherwise, it become a dictatorship, and stops being a democracy; I am not a victom, but a very lucky and blessed Bona Fide homosexual.
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    Jan 18, 2012 1:18 AM GMT
    Saw this all over facebook today, great video.