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PRIDE Month

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Unveiled Artist, Jun 2, 2018.

  1. Unveiled Artist

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    Celebrating PRIDE for the month of June. What does PRIDE mean, anyhow?

    Its an acrynmn for: Personal Rights in Defense and Education

    From Wiki (cant find it on good site)

    Personal Rights in Defense and Education (PRIDE) was a gay political organization. Established in 1966 as a radical gay political organization that from its origination set a new tone for gay political groups like the Gay Liberation Front (GLF), ACT UP and the Radical Faeries.[1][2] PRIDE led aggressive, unapologetic, demonstrations against the oppression by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) of gay gatherings or same-sex meetings in the city of Los Angeles.[3][4] PRIDE's monthly single-page newsletter evolved into The Advocate, the nation's longest running gay news publication.[2]

    :leafwind: LGBTQ and some information on it

    Homosexuality, LGBTQ, and transgender (among others) are highly highly misinterpreted words. I've picked general definitions; so, if you're have variations, bare with me. It's not a debate.

    Homosexuality: Homosexual: A person sexually attracted to persons of the same sex. Homosexuals include males (gays) and females (lesbians).

    LGB: (keeping it simple; not excluding variations of attraction and/or lack thereof)
    Someone who sees themselves with having a spiritual, mental, psychical, and all around attraction to someone of their own gender or both.

    Transgender (is NOT a sexual orientation): denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with their birth sex.

    A person who is can be gay, lesbian, straight, or bisexual (or any in between or lack thereof) It's part of the LGBT because of its history. Transgender and gay men and women were the first to start the modern (not first) gay rights movement after the Stonewall Inn incident.

    Identity: the fact of being who or what a person or thing is (The nature of a person; their being)

    In my experience in relationship to myself as a gay woman (I prefer), my attraction (lesbian) is not what makes up my identity. It's not based on attraction. If that be the case, straight people would be in the pile too. No one has a black and white sexual orientation regardless the cultural and religious definitions that say otherwise.

    What makes up my identity is how I relate to others who share like experiences. How LGBTQ were brought up in their upbringing. The discrimination and religious issues we have faced. The community's goal to value our sexuality our identity as sexual people that is a part of our being regardless of who we are attracted to and how we see ourselves as male or female (or however one defines themselves in their nature).

    As sexual people (all people), we are part of an
    evolution of human sexuality. From pro-creation, intimacy, to socialization, and familiarity with someone else based on culture (say viscosity of two given people) and one's morality in how they see their own bodies whether by gender and/or by sex. This is all throughout all living beings and plants. All living. A mother's care with their child is part of the child's sexual identity when he grows older and how he relates to others. Sexual identity in corporate all definitions of self.

    Homosexuality (bisexuality, etc) are medical terms (not a identities one) that define only in
    part one's sexuality in relation to who that person's attraction and sexual rather than behavioral orientation is pulled to. This biological connection is apparent in all human beings regardless the sex and gender. WE are all sexual human beings regardless of the object of our attraction.

    Here is something by the man who made the second PRIDE flag (PRIDE referring to identities as LGBTQ) while P.R.I.D.E. referring to the acronym above)



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    :innocent: No discussion of homosexuality, LGBTQ, and identity won't be without mentioning religious relationship between the words and misconceptions. This is only for Christianity; since, I'm familiar with that and not all religions see homosexuality as bad as abrahamics do. No debate.

    Homosexuality: Attraction to members of the same sex

    LGBTQ: Identities of people who have struggled as homosexuals based on like upbringing, interests, and how we see ourselves sexuality (which I think a lot of us take for granted). I am not sure how someone transgender would see it in relation to being transgender. However, as a sexual being LGBTQ or S, they can consider themselves homosexual/bisexual/or so have you or by identity. It's the same for all people. ALL.

    These have nothing to do with behavior

    Leviticus 18:22 - Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination.

    1 Corinthians 6:9-11 - Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, these are actions

    (Read More...)

    Leviticus 20:13 - If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them.

    Romans 1:26-28 - For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: (Read More...)

    1 Timothy 1:10 - For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; these are actions

    Mark 10:6-9 - But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. (Read More...) These refer to one's sex not one's gender nor one's attraction

    Jude 1:7 - Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. These are actions

    1 Corinthians 7:2 - Nevertheless, [to avoid] fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. These are how man and woman should relate in marriage; this has nothing to do with gender, identity, nor homosexuality

    1 Timothy 1:10-11 - For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; These are actions

    Romans 1:27 - And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. Homosexuality (Heterosexuality), LGBTQ has nothing to do with lust; they are not actions.

    Romans 1:32 - Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

    Genesis 19:1-38 - And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing [them] rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; Angels and lust? This has nothing to do with homosexuality (were the angels attracted to the people or just sexually involved? rhetorical question)

    :facepalm: I just had to. The connection between scripture and homosexuality and LGBTQ are just not there.

    I'm ranting; this is not a debate.

    Anyway. Christianty highly influences our society here in the U.S. You can love the sinner and hate the sin; but, that does not make sense.

    If you love me unconditionally, you love
    all of me. You love who I am a sexual being. You love who I am with (as we are one; we cannot be separated). You love me for me not for how you define me.

    Yes, we have differences in morals and beliefs; but, they shouldn't judge how we define someone else who does not share your morals and beliefs. It's a sticky rope to be on. However, if respect is only tolerance, be upfront.

    I can go on.

    I'm glad this is PRIDE month. I hope to be going to the March here in D.C. next week.
    March for equality and the right to see ourselves as sexual people not to have special rights to lust etc.

    PRIDE D.C.

    U.S. PRIDE

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    HAPPY PRIDE MONTH FOLKS!

    :leafwind: Carlita
     

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  2. columbus

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    If you trust that a modern English translation of a 3000 year old euphemism from a primitive language is God's Truth, gay sex is fine as long as the participants don't both lie down at the same time.
    :glomp:
    Tom
     
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  3. Unveiled Artist

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    Guess we have to stand instead. Though, women would have a harder time in that field than men. o_O
     
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    Not both of us.
    I will look for an illustration of alternatives.
    :)
    Tom
     
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    Meh. What goes on in the world, stays in the world.
     
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    It would be nice if that were true.

    But you might be surprised by how many religionists want to inflict their understanding of the supernatural onto other people's world.

    It's just common sense. If Almighty God didn't want me to be gay He wouldn't have made me that way.
    Tom
     
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    Not surprised. That's the orthodox way. Believe as I do or go to hell.

    I'm not of that ideology. I divide the flesh and the spirit. The fleshes fate is already determined. The spirit's, questionable. (as in asking questions through seeking it).
     
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    Cacotopia Let's go full Trottle

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    The term pride is a poor word choice, in my honest opinion. Pride goeth before a fall. pride in said whatever should be earned, if you are born that way or born somewhere, that's no real reason to be proud of it. Standing up for who you are, doing something just for what you believe to be right, practicing good ethics and business acumen is cause for pride. Simply being something without the effort, is where problems begin.

    Like Nationalism. my dirt's better then your dirt. It's still dirt.
     
  9. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    I don't belong to any group which has pride.
     
  10. Unveiled Artist

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    If you call them, I will come

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    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    Wow....that's a group I definitely don't belong to.
     
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    This is so beautiful. Cant remember if I posted this before: english-and-cardello.jpg
    They went go the PRIDE festival couple years ago when I went. They put their picture on google. We all gushed on facebook!

    This is their before when they first went to PRIDE and after recently.
     
  13. Kangaroo Feathers

    Kangaroo Feathers Yea, it is written in the Book of Cyril...

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    You are culturally appropriating my culture's calendar by celebrating this in June.
     
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    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    So it's not about Charlie Pride?
     
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  15. Unveiled Artist

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    Sarcasm?
     
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    Huh?
     
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    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    He's a famous (black) country singer,
    a unique thing back in the day.
    I wonder if it was cultural appropriation
    for him to excel in a style originating
    with white folk? Who cares!
     
  18. Unveiled Artist

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    Its a personal political thing. No one is pulling out the guns. We cant afford them anyhow. Just the white, straight, men, christian, rich, and hearing folks.

    Hope thats not you? o_O:p
     
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    From what I've heard it's not about being proud of being LGBT, but being proud of overcoming adversity and achieving a community which reaches out and helps eachother to do so. Coming out is an achievement when you're overcoming fear or repercussion from family and community by being publically lgbt.
     
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    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    I've been called a good Christian by some Christians (who know I'm an atheist).
    Oh, dear!
     
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