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Recommended Sites That Help Us Deal With The Discrimination Against Homosexuals In Our Society
Click Here for: Rev. Dr. Rembert Truluck's Web Site - This Web Site provides the visitor with the steps necessary to recover from Bible Abuse. It is a response to the oppressive misuse of the Bible against Gays and Lesbians and all others oppressed and alienated by religion. In other words, this Site is a Weapon to fight back against Religious Terrorists who have distorted the Bible and used it to abuse and oppress Gays and Lesbians. Dr. Truluck passed away at age 74 on November 13, 2008 but the information on his site is just as valid today as ever.
Click Here for: A Daring Lesson in Discrimination - A Class Divided - PBS: One day in 1968, Jane Elliott, a teacher in a small, all-white Iowa town, divided her third-grade class into blue-eyed and brown-eyed groups and gave them a daring lesson in discrimination. This is the story of that lesson, it's lasting impact on the children, and it's enduring power thirty years and beyond later.
Click Here for: ChadzBoyz 2.0 Community - Welcome to Chadz! Hi and welcome to the new ChadzBoyz 2.0 community, a place for friendship, support, and information for all GLBT gay, lesbian, bi and trans teens and their friends and allies everywhere. Need a helping hand with an urgent troubling issue or are you are having thoughts of suicide, or just need to talk to someone?
Click Here for: GayChurch.org - GALIP (God's Agape Love (put) Into Practice) is a non profit organization dedicated to being the best resource possible for folks trying to reconcile their faith with their sexual orientation, be it gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. It also has the largest and most up-to-date one of a kind Directory of Gay-friendly Christian Churches throughout the world. The co-founder, E T Sundby, is also the author of, "Calling the Rainbow Nation Home."
Click Here for: GayStraight Alliance - Gay–straight alliances are student organizations, found in high schools and universities in North American and around the world that are intended to provide a safe and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth and their straight allies (LGBTA).
Click Here for: Human Rights Campaign (HRC) - The Human Rights Campaign represents a grassroots force of over 750,000 members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
for: Lambda Legal
- Lambda Legal, founded in 1973, is a national leader in the fight for the civil rights of
lesbians and gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, and people with HIV.
Through groundbreaking litigation, public education, and legal advocacy, Lambda
Legal has played a crucial role in combating discrimination around the United
Click Here for: Mel White's SoulForce - freedom for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from religious and political oppression through the practice of relentless nonviolent resistance. Read his powerful and courageous autobiography, Stranger at the Gate-To Be Gay and Christian in America
Click Here for: Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) - PFLAG's Vision. We, the parents, families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, celebrate diversity and envision a society that embraces everyone, including those of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Only with respect, dignity and equality for all will we reach our full potential as human beings, individually and collectively. PFLAG welcomes the participation and support of all who share in, and hope to realize this vision.
Click Here for: STITCH - Stitching Diversity Together (Standing Together In Tolerance Changing Humanity) - STITCH is a new upcoming non-profit organization designed to counteract the effects of depression and suicide among gay teens in our educational system. The children are often left in the darkness; feeling hopeless and alone. Often times, gay teens seem to isolate themselves from society in fear of being different or letting the “monster” within bubble to the surface. The deepest and darkest secret of their lives is drowning them. STITCH has been created to educate not only gay teens or the gay community, but parents, friends, teachers, and co-workers as well. The importance of the crusade is to create diversity, love and acceptance toward all human beings, no matter their differences.
for: The Epistle:
Greetings and welcome to The Epistle, a web magazine sharing the good news of
the love of Jesus Christ to all Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender People.
The good news of Jesus has been distorted in so many ways by the media, people
who don’t fully understand the real meaning of the Gospel, and even some
Christians whose negativity has given Christianity a bad name. No matter
what anyone says...God loves everyone. A lot of pain has been caused by
people spreading hate in the name of God. God never supports anything less
than true unconditional love. And Check Out these excellent resources,
blogspots and websites listed on this site's Links page by clicking
Click Here for: The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. We believe that such an atmosphere engenders a positive sense of self, which is the basis of educational achievement and personal growth. Since homophobia and heterosexism undermine a healthy school climate, we work to educate teachers, students and the public at large about the damaging effects these forces have on youth and adults alike.
Click Here for: The Mail Crew: An information and support site for e-mail groups that encourage gay, lesbian, bi, and not-sure high school students to communicate with one another on a personal, at-home level. We all spend time on the Internet. We have cyber friends all over the world. That lets us know we’re not alone, as gay, lesbian, bi, or not-sure teens, and that's good. But, we need local contacts, too. But, unless they’re out, you probably don’t know, yet, who most of the gay students are in your school, since only about 20% or less of gays "act gay". Our purpose is to encourage communication on a school-by-school basis. Get to know the gay, lesbian, bi, and not-sure kids in your own school. Bring it home. Spend some e-mail, IM, and chat time with your peers right there in your locality. Learn that it's okay to be you on your own turf.
Click Here for: The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The Trevor Project operates the only accredited, nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth. If you or a friend are feeling lost or alone, call The Trevor Helpline. There is hope, there is help. The Trevor Helpline at 866-4-U-TREVOR or 866-488-7386 is a free and confidential service (USA only) that offers hope and someone to talk to, 24/7. The Trevor Helpline's trained counselors will listen and understand without judgment.
Click Here for: Thinkb4youspeak Campaign: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens experience homophobic remarks and harassment throughout the school day, creating an atmosphere where they feel disrespected, unwanted and unsafe. Homophobic remarks such as “That’s so Gay!” are the most commonly heard; these slurs are often unintentional and a common part of teens’ vernacular. Most do not recognize the consequences, but the casual use of this language often carries over into more overt harassment. This campaign aims to raise awareness about the prevalence and consequences of anti-LGBT bias and behavior in America’s schools.
towleroad.com - gay blog A site with homosexual
tendencies. Towleroad began in
2003 and is now a leading online news source offering a broad range of
information with a gay perspective on politics, pop culture, gay culture, media,
entertainment, photography, fashion, technology, men, music, and travel.
Click Here for: Truth Wins Out - Truth Wins Out is a non-profit organization that defends the LGBT community against anti-gay misinformation campaigns, counters the so-called “ex-gay” industry and educates America about gay life. Our goal is to help people be true to themselves and lead genuine lives of honesty and integrity. When people are closeted and live in denial, they often harm themselves and their families. Everyone deserves the opportunity to love and be loved – and not be coerced and shamed into suppressing an integral part of who they are. Unfortunately, the “ex-gay” industry has spent millions of dollars to distort the lives of LGBT people, pass anti-gay laws and peddle unsuccessful “cures” for homosexuality. All respected medical and mental health experts agree, however, that attempts to change sexual orientation can be harmful and damaging. We firmly believe that leaving the “ex-gay” industry unchallenged invites prejudice to prosper, falsehoods to flower and fiction to be confused with fact. These programs undermine personal freedom and demand conformity, so people can’t be who they truly are. TWO stands up to these lies, helps people be themselves and believes that education will overcome ignorance and truth will one-day triumph.
Click Here for: WeGiveaDamn.org Giving a damn matters. It’s time to give a damn about the suicide risk of our gay and transgender youth. Not just because all kids deserve to know that someone cares about them, but also because research has shown that giving a damn actually makes a huge difference in the lives of gay and transgender teens. Peer support groups, teacher training, a caring adult — all help lower the suicide risk among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth. It’s time to give a damn, because growing up should be about making friends, discovering the world and discovering yourself—not about finding a way to end your pain and end your life. Get informed, get involved. Join this site.
Click Here for: YesInstitute - Creating a Safer Word For All Youth - Their Mission is to prevent suicide and ensure the healthy development of all youth through powerful communication and education on gender and orientation. Schools, parent groups, healthcare settings, justice departments, clergy, and non-profit organizations contact YES Institute seeking non-confrontational communication and innovative education and training on gender, orientation, leadership, and communication.
Click Here for: Youth Guardian Services - Youth Guardian Services is a youth-run, non-profit organization that provides support services on the Internet to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, and straight supportive youth. At this time the organization operates solely on private donations from individuals. Youth Guardian Services began with one teenager and his friend wanting to make a difference in the lives of young people who are bombarded with negative messages about youth, and the confusion that often comes with the recognition of sexuality. It started off modestly and informally with an idea to form a youth support group in their area to help young people with the struggling process of self-acceptance and the eventual journey of coming out.
for: YouthResource (YR)
- YouthResource is a Web site created by and for lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. YouthResource takes a
holistic approach to sexual health and exploring issues of concern to LGBTQ
youth, by providing information and offer support on sexual and reproductive
health issues through education and advocacy. Through monthly features, message
boards, and online peer education, LGBTQ youth receive information on activism,
culture, sexual health, and other issues that are important to them.
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The Anti-Gay Religious Right's Really Cruel and Idiotic Argument
Their Message to a Gay Person is: Be alone. Live alone. Die alone.
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