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Spiny Norman
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Supporting the LGBT community

Post by Spiny Norman » Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:22 pm

The Orlando shootings are a tragic reminder of how much remains to be done. We've made some progress in the west, but the LGBT community still suffers terrible oppression in many parts of the world.
http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/8473.htm

History shows that there is really no middle ground with bigotry and prejudice, if we don't challenge it then we are effectively condoning it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristallnacht

I hope you will challenge it.

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Re: Supporting the LGBT community

Post by Iconodule » Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:19 pm

In this instance, fighting homophobia isn't enough. The great cancer here is Wahhabism, which continues to be promoted with vigor by Saudi Arabia and the wealthy gulf states who are supported by the USA and other Western powers. Further aggravating the situation is the undermining of secular regimes throughout the middle east, which leaves a vacuum to be filled by militias who tend to gravitate toward this destructive Sunni ideology. These forces are not only a threat to LGBT but to religious and ethnic minorities in the region.
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Re: Supporting the LGBT community

Post by plwk » Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:57 am

Thanks for the links Rick. And now, just some latest samples... 1 2 3 Yes, some progress...apparently
Master Huiguo told me,
'If you know your own mind (just as it really is), you know the Buddha's mind.
If you know the Buddha's mind, you know the minds of all beings.
Knowing the identity of these three minds is Great Awakening.'
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Re: Supporting the LGBT community

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Re: Supporting the LGBT community

Post by Spiny Norman » Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:17 pm

It looks like things are pretty bad in Russia: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/02/07/th ... ia-so-far/

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Supporting the LGBT community

Post by Edwardsar » Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:07 am

Now Is the Time to Start Talking About Racism in the LGBT Community
Huffington Post By Ernest Owens 05/13/2015 1:34 pm EDT

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Re: Supporting the LGBT community

Post by DNS » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:01 pm

Edwardsar wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:07 am
Now Is the Time to Start Talking About Racism in the LGBT Community
Huffington Post By Ernest Owens 05/13/2015 1:34 pm EDT
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