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 91 
 on: July 06, 2016, 08:29:17 am 
Started by Milo - Last post by Milo
I yanked this from The Daily Sheet and DCF. Another Generation Snowflake story.

6/29/16 1 PM
Bisexual invisibility isn’t just a social problem—it’s a public health issue
By Charles Pulliam-Moore

A new report from the University of Vanderbilt has reaffirmed what many LGBTQ health policy advocates have concluded the United States’ population of self-identified bisexual people: bisexual invisibility is a real phenomenon with very harmful, concrete effects. According to Gilbert Gonzales, Ph.D, the study’s lead researcher, bisexual people are at significantly higher risk of abusing alcohol and cigarettes as compared to their gay, lesbian, and straight counterparts.

“Findings from our study indicate that LGB adults experience significant health disparities—particularly in mental health and substance use—likely due to the minority stress that LGB adults experience as a result of their exposure to both interpersonal and structural discrimination,” Gonzales wrote. “Combined with the relative scarcity of bisexual communities and organizations, this ostracizing may lead to social isolation, a risk factor for psychological distress.”

Oftentimes, when we talk about the current LGBTQ civil rights movement, we’re only actively thinking about people who identify as lesbian, gay, or transgender because, historically, their sexualities and gender presentations have read as the most non-normative or transgressive.

Bisexual people are in a unique position considering that, in some instances, their sexualities don’t immediately read as non-heterosexual. A bisexual man dating a woman might, to those who don’t know him, appear to be straight and the same can be said of a bisexual woman dating a man. For some people, going “stealth” is preferable given the stigma that is still attached to same-sex couplings.

As many bisexual people will explain, however, even in those instances where they do let people know about their sexual orientation, their assertions are often dismissed as confusion or denial. A 2013 study conducted by a team of researchers at Indiana University and the University of Pittsburgh found that 15% of people refused to accept bisexuality as a “legitimate sexual orientation.”

Between being treated like myths and outright demonized, bisexual people have described the feeling of bi-invisibility—the erasure of their identities by both mainstream heterosexual culture and the queer subculture that bisexual people supposedly belong to.

“There’s a lot of prejudice against [bisexual people]” Dr. Lisa Lindley, Associate Professor of Global and Community at George Mason University said in 2011. “They’re told ‘You’re confused—pick one.’ There tends to be this expectation or standard that a person picks one sexual identity and sticks with it.”

Lindley’s research into the effects of bisexual invisibility found that bi-identified men and women were both more likely to report having dealt with depression and binge-drinking as teenagers, but that bisexual women were more likely to continue dealing with those problems as adults.

Gonzales’ research compared the drinking habits and experiences of moderate to severe psychological distress reported by bisexual men and women to those of straight people and found that, once again, there were strong indicators that bi-invisibility led to self-abuse.

On average, bisexual women were nearly four times as likely to report severe psychological distress, twice as likely to drink heavily, and just over 1.5 times more likely to smoke. The numbers were higher for bisexual men who reported being nearly five times as likely to experience severe psychological distress, three times more heavy drinking, and two times more heavy smoking.

While there have been calls for increased acceptance of bisexual people from voices within the larger queer community, Gonzales and his team assert that the most effective method of dealing with the public health needs of the bisexual community begins with more in-depth attention from health care providers.

“[Our findings] should serve as a call to health care professionals and public health practitioners to pay particular attention to the current and future health outcomes of this small, diverse, and vulnerable population,” he said.

 92 
 on: June 19, 2016, 10:30:11 am 
Started by MagicM - Last post by injest
They are in a state of denial. The fact that their cultural imperatives include Regressive politics is at odds with the fact that Muslim scriptures call for the death of homosexuals:

Hadith: "Narrated by Abdullah ibn Abbas: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: If you find anyone doing as Lot's people did, kill the one who does it, and the one to whom it is done."
(Sunan Abu Dawood, 38:4447)

"Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas: If a man who is not married is seized committing sodomy, he will be stoned to death."
(Sunan of Abu-Dawood – Book 38 Hadith 4448)

And then to turn around and blame Christians is absurd. Jesus never called for the death of homosexuals.

but the Christians won't bake the cake! and sometimes they won't take pictures! it's much WORSE than killing...it's saying "no" to a Liberal. It hurts their feelings.

 93 
 on: June 19, 2016, 07:46:10 am 
Started by MagicM - Last post by Milo
How can they justify that friendship?

They are in a state of denial. The fact that their cultural imperatives include Regressive politics is at odds with the fact that Muslim scriptures call for the death of homosexuals:

Hadith: "Narrated by Abdullah ibn Abbas: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: If you find anyone doing as Lot's people did, kill the one who does it, and the one to whom it is done."
(Sunan Abu Dawood, 38:4447)

"Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas: If a man who is not married is seized committing sodomy, he will be stoned to death."
(Sunan of Abu-Dawood – Book 38 Hadith 4448)

And then to turn around and blame Christians is absurd. Jesus never called for the death of homosexuals.

 94 
 on: June 18, 2016, 11:18:55 pm 
Started by MagicM - Last post by injest
I didn't read the whole article yet. But the Gay Party has been turning this whole thing into a huge hot-air balloon for their dwindling victim narrative.

I have heard on the news how they are stepping up security at gay clubs and parades...and how the 'community is on edge'...

cause you know it wasn't a random Muslim terrorist...it's all them Conservative right wingers spreading hate.

I was thinking about this horrific union of the Left and Muslims...I get it: the enemy of my enemy is my friend but you would think they would take a look at that 'enemy of my enemy' to make sure they aren't worse than what you are protesting..

SOME Christians won't bake a gay wedding cake? hardly seems worth protesting when their good ally is strapping young gay men to chairs and throwing them off the roof. How can they justify that friendship?

 95 
 on: June 17, 2016, 02:37:08 pm 
Started by MagicM - Last post by Milo
I didn't read the whole article yet. But the Gay Party has been turning this whole thing into a huge hot-air balloon for their dwindling victim narrative. With genderless marriage being approved by SCOTUS, a gay character on almost every TV show, openly gay everything from athletes to weathermen, making a case for gays as a victimized class gets weaker and weaker. Then when you add the HUGE push-back over the tranny bathroom issue, there is even more ground lost by the Agenda. So this shooting is just want the Gay Party needed to resuscitate its "fight" in the most emotional way possible.

The message is loud and clear: These murdered and injured club-goers were gay first, American second. Gays are even criticizing public officials and media for either not mentioning the fact that the deceased and injured were gay...or even for not mentioning it FIRST, before describing them as anything else. Yanno, I wonder how someone who was killed in their massacre would feel if they knew that to the gay community, their achievements in life, and their American identity were taking a back seat to their gayness?

 96 
 on: June 16, 2016, 10:45:34 pm 
Started by MagicM - Last post by injest
Brendan O'Neill asserts that solidarity with the essential humanity of the victims is being overwhelmed by the claims of identity politics.

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/orlando-has-exposed-the-poison-of-identity-politics/18457#.V2H7k_l97IU

Any comments?



oh I knew as soon as I heard that this was a gay nightclub that the Left would be using it to try to further their agenda...gun control. And deflect the idea that it was Islamic terrorism.

no, now the story is he was just a confused gay man, driven to insanity by our ridged Christian beliefs and laws..


 97 
 on: June 15, 2016, 08:33:26 pm 
Started by MagicM - Last post by MagicM
Brendan O'Neill asserts that solidarity with the essential humanity of the victims is being overwhelmed by the claims of identity politics.

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/orlando-has-exposed-the-poison-of-identity-politics/18457#.V2H7k_l97IU

Any comments?


 98 
 on: May 24, 2016, 09:49:26 pm 
Started by MagicM - Last post by MagicM
http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/the-new-segregation-on-campus/18385#.V0UQPZF97IU

"The growing demand for LGBT dorms in the UK parallels an increased demand on US college campuses for ‘racially themed dorms’ so that black students can live away from their white colleagues. ...

"Today, identity politics is so dominant that talk of expanding universalism appears hopelessly old-fashioned. The current generation of students scorn the notion of equality because they believe people only have interests in common with others who, at the most basic level, look like them. It is assumed that people with different skin colour, gender or sexuality experience the world in a qualitatively different way, and can neither speak about, nor on behalf of, each other. Worse, different groups of people are pitched against each other, as if the very existence of some groups, particularly white straight men, is a source of oppression."

 99 
 on: May 23, 2016, 06:40:25 am 
Started by MagicM - Last post by Milo

While the federal government reviewed this taxpayer funded program to elimnate the more contentious bits, the State Premier of what is fondly termed Victoriastan has ordered the program be made compulsory in all state schools.


Obama had the Department of Education and the Department of Justice work together on a memo containing similar guidelines for every school district in America. They are attempting to use the threat of withholding federal funds as the price for non-compliance.

 100 
 on: May 22, 2016, 09:26:36 pm 
Started by MagicM - Last post by MagicM
Mind you things have gotten even more ridiculous at the State University of California.

http://www.nationalreview.com/node/435511/print

A commenter on a local blog writes:

We have moved to an age where Victimhood is now expressly sought to signal social status and virtue.

eg – an early adopter was Crazy Eyes Bill McKibbon

In a 1996 piece titled “Job and Matthew,” McKibben describes his arrival at college in 1978 as a liberal-leaning student with a suburban Protestant background. “My leftism grew more righteous in college,” he says, “but still there was something pro forma about it.” The problem? “Being white, male, straight, and of impeccably middle-class background, I could not realistically claim to be a victim of anything.”

At one point, in what he calls a “loony” attempt to claim the mantle of victimhood, McKibben nearly convinced himself that he was part Irish so he could don a black armband as Bobby Sands and fellow members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army died in a hunger strike. Yet even as he failed to persuade himself he was Irish, McKibben continued to enthusiastically support every leftist-approved victim group he could find. Nonetheless, something was missing. None of these causes seemed truly his own. When McKibben almost singlehandedly turned global warming into a public issue in 1989, his problem was solved. Now everyone could be a victim …

Global warming allows the upper-middle-class to join the proletariat, cloaking erstwhile oppressors in the mantle of righteous victimhood.

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