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21 June 2009

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Carlos

Just when you think we have it really bad over here. Life is relative, my friends.

Naiya

Wow. Very very not good.

Saudi Arabia and the oil states keep foreign workers in almost slavery. Plus the Sharia law is just brutal toward LGBTs. God bless them.

Nathan James

In Iran, gays are hanged. In the Kingdom, it's not much better. The plight of LGBTs around the world is truly sobering and frightening. There is still so much to be done to address sickening human-rights abuses (disguised as laws of the State) against gays and lesbians all over the globe. I suppose it's too much to hope for that one day, someone like President Obama will stand up and say "the United States is a freedom-loving country whose core principle is kindness and liberty for all. We will not condone the horrific abuses suffered by gays and lesbians living in subjugation anywhere in the world."

Well, I can dream, can't I?

Mr. FAMU

In response to gays particularly black gays in the US nonchalant attitude towards foreign gays:

But you have to realize that many of these homosexuals
Do not want better.
Do not want to be treated as first class citizens.
They have internalized heretosupremacy so much
That they care not that EVEN if they wanted to
Many of them could not adopt a child
Many of them could not get married
Many of them could not have power of attorney should their partner die.
Hell they don't even see their gay as a positive or respectable part of who they are
Half of them see themselves as sinners.
The other half see themselves as sexual deviants comparable to incest and pedophilia.
So how can you expect them to compare about the plight of someone oceans away
When they don't even care about themselves?
And don't you dare try to tell them they are being oppressed.
They will fight you tooth and nail to tell you how masculine and accepted they are.
How well they blend into a hegemonic landscape.
Like my good girl Harriet Tubman said when asked how she felt about saving as many slaves as she did.

I WOULD HAVE SAVED A LOT MORE TOO IF ONLY THEY HAD KNOWN THEY WERE SLAVES


FAMU, this comment almost made me tear up. This is one of the best comments I have read all week. You laser-focused on the apathy in our community. I am going to try to post this tomorrow. You can teach a thing or hundred to some of the older brothers who don't understand they have a stake in this world. -RM

Sean Beasley

@ FAMU: "Hell they don't even see their gay as a positive or respectable part of who they are Half of them see themselves as sinners. The other half see themselves as sexual deviants comparable to incest and pedophilia."

You are DROPPING KNOWLEDGE my brotha! Work it out, work!

Too many of us are accustomed to mediocrity and ask for nothing. We could care less when we are treated like nothing and see others who are treated worst (sp?) than that.

Sing out Brotha FAMU! Sing out!

Jai

What FAMU said.

Kmark

FAMU....

Kick the knowledge!!! :-)

ReggieH

I hope these men can make it out of Saudi Arabia without punishment. And we know so little about the lives and troubles of our 'Family' in other nations around the world! Thanks Rod for your efforts to capture international news whenever it comes over the wires

DW Jazzlover

Everyone here know the punishment if you are caught. And there is no way a party that size is not going to be noticed..The Night here has a thousand eyes...The party was not a wise move...

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