What Is Blogging For Truth?

For over 30 years there have been organizations dedicated to spreading lies and false studies about our lives, our loves and our persons.

It's time to stop listening to and believing them.

Let's tell the world our truths and stand up to speak for ourselves instead.

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself. ~Harvey Fierstein


Why The Anti-Gay Industry Tries To Minimize Our Numbers

It is a favorite theme of the Anti-Gay Industry to say we are "only 1% or 2% of the population." They say it so you won't feel so bad if we are discriminated against. I mean, who does it hurt if it is only 1% of the population? Right? 1%, that's not very many, obviously not a legitimate minority, right?

The truth is, United States Census in 2000 placed our number at 4% (approx. 12 million persons) of the population, with an asterisk: "it is difficult to get an accurate count because many fear discrimination if they disclose their orientation, especially on government forms." Does it matter if we are 1%, no, it shouldn't, no group should be discriminated against, but we aren't 1% and it is just one more lie of the Anti-Gay Industry that needs to be exposed.

Let's look at some other Census figures: Those who call themselves Polish-Americans are "only" 3.2% of our population, Scottish-Americans "only" 1.7%. Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islander-Americans numbered 426,194 in 2006, or "only" 0.14% of the population. The American Jewish population was estimated to be "only" 5,128,000 or (1.7%) in 2007. When you discriminate against these groups, you are rightly considered a bigot.

I don't think being less than 5% of the population qualifies any group as a target of discrimination. Do you?


Young and Gay in the Bible Belt: A new study By Bernadette Barton, Ph.D.

Bernadette Barton, Ph.D. has been conducting research on the experiences in the Bible Belt of this country lived by LGBT teens and adult, her findings are horrifying. Some exerpts from her article Young and Gay in the Bible Belt: "My mom came after me with a butcher knife!"

Barton has discovered what 10's of thousands of our youth already know; "Home is not a haven for many Bible Belt gays. Home may be more dangerous than the streets. A 2006 National Gay and Lesbian Task Force study found that of homeless teens, 42 percent identify as gay. If one
considers that the most generous estimates of the percentage of gay people in the general population is 10 percent, such a statistic illustrates an alarming over-representation of gay kids among the homeless....

After traveling around parts of the Bible Belt collecting the stories of lesbians and gay men, I believe that gay children and adolescents are the victims of institutionally sanctioned child abuse....

People in the Bible Belt, gay and heterosexual, learn that homosexuals are bad, diseased, perverse, other and inferior within a number of social institutions. Like a creepy, mirrored fun house, abusive language about and threatening actions toward homosexuals on the playground, from the pulpit, in the bar, at work and during family dinner amplify and reinforce one another.

Thus, parents who exclude gay youth and family members who ostracize gay relatives are only mimicking behaviors modeled in churches, schools and the military. Not only then do local officials and local institutions fail to protect gay children and adolescents from maltreatment, in their worst manifestations they teach homophobic families how to abuse their gay children."

The whole article is worth reading and can be accessed HERE!

Bernadette Barton (Ph.D. University of Kentucky 2000) is associate professor of sociology and women’s studies at Morehead State University. Barton’s current research project examines the experiences of gay men and lesbians, and is the focus of an upcoming book, Pray the Gay Away: Religion and Homosexuality in the Bible Belt.

FYI alert, the first comment to this post is from an Ex-Gay advocate. All the links he offers will only lead you to a site with nowhere to comment or respond. As the APA and the AMA both have clearly stated; the idea that one's sexuality can be changed is mentally harmful and often times when the "program" fails, it ends with suicide.
I personally am living proof that if one is truly LGBT, your nature cannot be changed, I tried for over 30 years and even subjected myself to assorted treatments including exorcism. Only until I was lead away from the lies and hate did I find true freedom, peace and happiness in my life.
I know, I do not "feel", we are all wonderfully created and will only find happiness and love when we accept ourselves as such.

The Truth About Maggie Gallagher,

Maggie Gallagher is trying to scare you but Queerty is calling her on her tactics... "There are bigots and then there's Maggie Gallagher, President of the National Organization for Marriage, a conservative group that serves as a front for anti-gay discrimination which put out an ad this week that's riddled with fear and manipulation– as well as some entertaining storm footage. Gallagher has become the last-best hope for the anti-gay rights movement, which in itself is pretty laughable."
I think the best quote about Maggie is "That Gallagher's made it her life quest to keep Americans from being a more tolerant and caring people is infuriating, for sure, but at it's core, it's just sad." and I think it applies to the whole Anti-Gay Industry.

For a great read and the rest of the story, check out Queerty's "Why We're Totally Intolerant of Maggie Gallagher."


Be a Friend, Be an Ally

To all our Allies and Friends, who have no other reason to support us than human decency; We Thank YOU with all our hearts!! You are our heroes.