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RoadGay pro bowler Scott Norton marries partner Craig Woodward.

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RoadHartford trans police officer Dana Peterson still fighting for equality: "Peterson's discrimination lawsuit will come before the state appellate court later this month. The lawsuit alleges that Peterson has been denied the job she wants because she is a transgender person. The city has fought her, as they fought (unsuccessfully) to keep her from joining the force in the early '90s. She's nearing her 20-year mark, and police dogs commonly stay active for as long as eight years. By keeping her from participating in the K-9 handler certfication process, HPD has tried to, as Peterson says, 'run out the clock.'"

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RoadMajor League Baseball adds “sexual orientation” to Collective Bargaining Agreement's section on discrimination: "Article XV, Section A of the MLB’s expiring Basic Agreement, in effect from 2006-2011, states: 'The provisions of this Agreement shall be applied to all Players covered by this Agreement without regard to race, color, religion or national origin.' In the new agreement, which will be made public this afternoon, the words “sexual orientation” will be added to the equivalent section."

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RoadGay UK asylum seekers find discrimination in Britain: "Mahad, 25, and Yan, 21, are asylum seekers who came to the UK to escape homophobia in their home country. But since they arrived, they have been shocked to experience a different kind of intolerance – racism on the gay scene. New to the UK, on a night out in Soho, brothers Mahad and Yan were exploring what central London’s gay scene had to offer. Excitedly, they waited in the frosty night air to get into one of the area’s more famous gay venues. 'But after queuing for ages, we were told: ‘Sorry you can’t go in,’' says Mahad. 'The guy behind me was let in. He happened to be white,' he adds. Yan says: 'It was obvious they were discriminating because of our skin colour.'"

Comments

  1. tjones says

    I went to Dallas gay nightclubs in the 1970’s and found racial discrimination as well. Hopefully things have changed. I remember one incident, I had just come out of the a place called “The Plantation.” Some folks came up, one of them a black man. He was refused entrance because of his shoe style or something like that by the clerk. I then recalled no blacks at all in the club and found out that the particular company, run by gays, that owned these gay bars made it a point to exclude blacks.

    It is sad when one minority group discriminates against another minority group. I have heard that studies confirm that more prejudice exists among minority groups against other minority groups. Tragic.

  2. OMNOMNOM says

    With regard to the “racism” article. How do we know they were not allowed in because of their race? It could just have been that they were ugly or didn’t fit in with that crowd. Nightclubs have been selective about their patrons for years. This is nothing new.

  3. stevenelliot says

    sooo a rich, white, fat man who’s on his 4th wife and has a gazillion greenbacks who hires the step-an-fetchit gay, elton john, for a million dollars to sing at his last wedding isnt “uppity”?

  4. Joey says

    “Just because you’re brown skinned and from another country, older guys think they can have you because you’re desperate.” I would advise Yan to look at his own ageist attitude. He might learn something.

  5. SamIAm says

    No Rush Limbaugh, I doubt anyone at that NASCAR race knew how the Obamas arrived. I think they boo’d because most are racist and those that aren’t are still Republicans. The look how much it costs to have a President bit is too ridiculous even for Rush.

  6. MrVinegar says

    You so desperately cling to and want to be part of a religion that wants you put to death and you wonder why people look at you with disdain? Really? No sympathy here. (And yes I say the same thing to Christians)

  7. celery-less says

    Regarding bowler Scott Norton: I hope someone with a YouTube account will consider responding to some outrageously ignorant and homophobic comments under a short video of an interview with Mr. Norton (which doesn’t actually mention his being gay): http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sjJorv8HBU4

    We still have plenty of work to do in fighting ignorance and bigotry. Note the focus in the comments on gay sex. Unbelievable.

  8. benjamin says

    @TJONES, I understand where you’re coming from in your statement, but you end up furthering the point of discrimination by dividing out blacks from gay. It isn’t that one minority is discriminating against another minority, it is that one minority discriminates within its own community. Further, it isn’t discrimination so much as racism inherent in the larger society. White/black/brown/yellow/red gays brought up with racist tendencies do not necessarily shed them once they are within their own community. Instead there exists a further breakdown similar to the larger social segregation. It sadly shows that gays really are just like everyone else.

  9. Grover Underwood says

    @Joey-I guess you’ve never been around some older white guys, and younger ones for that matter, who reduced guys of color into nothing but fetishes; they strip them of any humanity and reduce them to nothing more than “rice, “beans”, “chocolate”, etc.

  10. tjones says

    Huh?

    Benjamin, perhaps I wasn’t clear enough. My understanding is in regards to these studies, compared to the rest of society as a whole, it is shocking to discover the amount of prejudice minorities have against other minorities. What I draw out of that is the question: where is the compassion? One would think that all minorities would understand what other minorities have been through. And yet, the dislike remains.

    The clerk who turned the black man down at the disco, “The Plantation,” was white. I heard similar stories of this particular company making sure that blacks were not admitted to gay clubs in Dallas. The owner of the company was white, his workers were white. Gays, all types, were admitted into the clubs owned by this company, so I do not get your point about “discrimination within its own community.”

    Your point seems a bit quibbling.

  11. AG says

    SamIAm said it before I could, but I was thinking the same thing. Do you really think the NASCAR crowd was aware that the Obamas didn’t take the same plane?

    Really, Mr. Limbaugh. Are you suggesting that is why our First Lady was booed?

    How pathetic.

  12. anonymous says

    The two foreigners in Britain noticed that the man who got into the bar “happened to be white” but they don’t seem to have noted anything else about him. Did he happen to be (as Omnionom suggested) more attractive than they were? Did he happen to be older, or maybe younger? (Maybe the doorman has a preference one way or the other.) Did he dress as if he were wealthier than they are? Did he happen to be the manager of the bar walking in to go up to his office? Did he happen to be recognized by the doorman as someone who had had his hand stamped an hour before and had stepped out for a slice of pizza?
    They provide not an iota of evidence for their assumption.
    And then we see a refernce to anti-gay discrimiation which takes the form of the threat of 5 years of jail back home or posters with death threats in London, which, it would seem is similar (really???) to the “discrimination” of being told by a snarky waiter than the virgin drink you ordered is “boring.”
    The journalist seems to be looking for a controversy, but the support he provides for the story here (discrimination within the gay community) is really flimsy.

  13. tommyb says

    aren’t we all just a little tired of the that fat blowhard’s excuses for people being so disrespectful of the President and the First Lady.
    I am certain that it has very little to do with the President or the First Lady’s wishes as far as how they travel…I am sure it part of protocol and Rush knows this very well…so I am just so tired of that fat Whale’s big ass!! He needs to the just go away considering he adds little value!!

  14. Derrick from Philly says

    “The journalist seems to be looking for a controversy, but the support he provides for the story here (discrimination within the gay community) is really flimsy”

    Maybe he’s looking at countless stories of non-White Gay people (at Gay bars/clubs) in the US over the last 70 years and saying, “hey, maybe that’s what happens here in Britain too.”

    The “you must show two forms of photo ID to be admitted” experience might not be a Gay American legacy alone.

    If some want the races to be separate within the “Gay world” then that’s fine, but atleast be open and clear about it. A simple “White Only” sign outside the establishment will help.

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