All posts filed under: Equality

Democrats & LGBT

Below is DNC‘s platform on LGBT which is something that I care about as a member of the LGBT community and proud supporter of LGBT rights. “Democrats believe that LGBT rights are human rights and that American foreign policy should advance the ability of all persons to live with dignity, security, and respect, regardless of who they are or who they love. We applaud President Obama’s historic Presidential Memorandum on International Initiatives to Advance the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Persons, which combats criminalization, protects refugees, and provides foreign assistance. We will continue to stand with LGBT people around the world, including fighting efforts by any nation to infringe on LGBT rights or ignore abuse.” President Trump publicly admitted via his personal Twitter account (@realDonaldTrump) that he would protect and fight for the LGBT community against Hillary Clinton. As you have noticed in the “fake” news that Mr. Trump has explicitly reversed exactly what he said he would. He had instituted a ban on Transgendered persons serving in the US Military going …

Proud Democrat

I can say that I am a PROUD Democrat living in a Republican ran county. I support the Iroquois County Democrats. The Democratic Party is there for The People. While the country is in a state of mess with the Republican Commander-in-Chief and Republican led Congress, we must come together with our differences and elect our rightful officials that will stand up for us when no one will. As you see in the news and social media on the daily, our Republican ran country is ruining our country what it was founded in. We (Democrats) are the change. Currently the primary election is right before us. We as Americans have the duty to vote and elect the rightful candidates to serve and protect us ALL. Currently Iroquois County Democrats is hosting an event New Day/New New Day at Town & Country Events in Milford. You can get tickets online at their website or by messaging Iroquois Democrats on Facebook. Come meet our MC Colleen Callahan and Keynote Speaker State Treasurer Michael Frerichs. I have also …

Equality 2017

With the current president and vice president that we have curently our rights and equality are under attack and will remain under attack until they have taken away our rights that have been afforded to us by the US Supreme Court. When President Trump was running his campaign for President he promised that he would continue to fight and protect all LGBTQs and since then he has turned his back on us. We as a community must stand together and continue our fight as we have for decades as this fight will never be over especially with the conservative republicans that are controlling the government right now. I will continue to stand and show support for my community where I live and the conservatives that I’m not afraid of them.

Pride 2017

I can say that this year I won’t be attending Pride 2017 in Chicago like I had plans on doing as it was something that I wanted to do this year. But it’s ok, I am going to go to Champaign-Urbana and go to their Pride celebration and it will be the first time of me going to Pride in Champaign-Urbana during September. I am looking forward to seeing what Champaign-Urbana has to offer for Pride for events as this will be something new and exciting for me to go to this year and am looking forward to going and enjoying myself. I am going to take a couple of my friends with me so that I’m not going alone as this is something new for me as when I go somewhere new or an event that is new to me, I always go with a friend or a few friends. Although I would much rather go to a much bigger Pride celebration, but one can’t complain as I will be celebrating amongst others in …

Equal Protections?!

Today The Trump Administration has announced that they are rescinding protections to trans youth on the federal level. During President Trumps campaign to be president, he said that he was an ally for LGBT, well if you’re an ally for the LGBT community then why are you taking away these simple rights and protections that a true president enacted to ensure the safety of our youth. You Mr. President, are not a president.   There is so much that I could so here that is political but this isn’t about politics, it’s about human rights and the safety of our youth. We need to stand together and let them know that we support them and will protect them since our government no longer wants to protect them for obvious reasons. It is in my personal opinion that the Trump Administration and the Republicans are transphobic. I was told that I needed to give Mr. Trump a chance when he made it into office. Well you know what I have given him enough chances. I will …

Open Letter

Below is an open letter to Mike Pence from Martin Hyatt, which was recently published on The Huffington Post. His words really resonated with me.  “AN OPEN LETTER TO MIKE PENCE: WE ARE NOT DOING THAT AGAIN” November 13, 2016 Dear Mr. Pence, Congratulations on your victory. First of all, I believe that you and Trump/Pence supporters think that we are upset because the Democrats lost. True, we are upset that we lost the election, but we are marching in the streets because we are scared of you. We are terrified of people like you and of a government that aligns itself with hate and ignorance. People like you and Donald Trump have a history of making America think that we will lose our civil rights. This is not about losing our civil rights. It is about losing the lives we have. I am writing this to tell you that we are not going backwards. We are not starting from scratch. There was a time in our country when we were rounded up, locked up, …

#DumpTrump

Well the elecoral college was able to select our new president and commander in chief, Donald J Trump. The one that only has values that will benefit himself and the other billionaires nationwide. He has no respect for the middle class, poor, elderly, disabled, or the LGBT community. We as minorities, must stand together and show that we will not tolerate the indifferences that he is and will bring to the table. We Americans agree we want America Great Again, but that won’t happen unless we stand together and let him know we won’t tolerate any of his bullshit that he is bringing and brought. We can not only stand up against him, must also stand up to our Vice President elect Pence as he is just as cruel and discriminatory as the president-elect.  With recent news, the popular votes are being tallied and will decide if we have Donald J Trump as our president or if Hilary Clinton will be the president . With the current standings, Hilary has won the popular votes and …

Orlando 😢

When hearing about the nation’s largest shooting massacre in Orlando at the gay nightclub Pulse. I was in complete shock and dismay of what this person has done. He has taken so many lives and hurt so many. I do not understand what someone gets out of from doing these radical ignorant things. My heart bleeds for the victims and their families. We need better protection in our free country. One thing that we need is stricter gun laws. If someone has been interrogated by any federal agency and was placed on the no fly list, they should be marked and not allowed to purchase these weapons, even if they are removed from these lists. To all my brothers and sisters in the LGBTQ community, I am praying with you just like everyone else worldwide is. I pray that things like this never happens again.

Transgender Issues Today

Today there is a rising issue regarding the Transgender community that is repulsive. Several states have issued even more discriminating laws aimed towards the Trans community and of what restrooms that they are allowed to use. These discriminatory laws state that you are only allowed to use the restrooms that your born gender identity identifies with. I believe that if you identify as a Male or Female you should be able to use the restroom that you identify with. for decades, Trans people have used the bathrooms that they identified with without any repercussions up until now. They believe that allowing trans people into the bathroom that they are allowing child molesters and other pedophiles into the restrooms to create more victims. This is so untrue and unrealistic. The United States Department of Justice has recently filed a lawsuit against the state of North Carolina over their new discriminatory transgendered laws as they violate federal discrimination laws and the american civil rights laws. I stand behind the United States Attorney General’s right to file this lawful …

Donald Trump & Equality

When it comes to moving equality forward Donald J. Trump is the worst candidate possible on the face of the earth. He has done said he would repeal same-sex marriage his first in in the Oval Office as well as ACA also known as ObamaCare. If anyone has a fighting chance at being in office and making a real change it would be Hilary Clinton. I did have thoughts on Bernie Sanders, but with his ailing age, and chronic health issues, and this stress the office puts on you I don’t believe he would survive his first term of office and his predecessor would have to take over and that could be a tabernacle of a scene so call it one. So my overall opinion for a condidate would definitely have to be the Democratic Hilary Clinton!