Gay Conversion “Therapy”

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Conversion therapy is the practice of “curing” gay people by trying to turn them straight through counselling and lifestyle restrictions. At the Journey into Manhood program, men pay more than $600 to attend a weekend retreat where they participate in exercises and activities the staff members claim will help them battle their same-sex ­orientation. The only qualification to become a staff member is to have successfully completed the program.

The report meets with the founder of reparative therapy, Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, who is illegally practising on minors in the State of California, and investigates the controversial legal battle to fight conversion therapy for individuals under 18 years of age.

It also attends the annual Gay Christian Network Conference and features interviews with former “ex-gay” leaders including John Smid of Love in Action, who is now married to his gay partner, and hears the gruelling stories of the individuals who have survived this brutal practice.

Don’t touch me Bro!

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This US lawmaker absolutely needs you to know how extremely heterosexual he is. There can be absolutely no doubt that he is  a very manly man who does not like to be touched by anyone other than his 100% female hetero-wife. Do not question his masculinity or he will rip off his shirt and dominate you!

Beg! Don’t touch!

 

Two Gay Boys, a Cake & many “concerned” Social Media Users

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A video of a 12-year-old birthday boy kissing his 14-year-old boyfriend during his birthday celebration has gone viral throughout Brazilian social media with discussions alternately celebrating the young person’s love and happiness and criticising him for being too young to have a boyfriend or identify as gay.

The video (which was reportedly posted on social by the 12-year-old boy himself) shows the younger boy being hugged from behind by his taller boyfriend as his friends sing the “Happy Birthday” song to him. The boys briefly poke at the yellow icing of the cake, upon which is a picture of drag queen Pabllo Vittar, a popular Brazilian singer and drag performer. The entire party, in fact, seems to have a Pabllo Vittar theme with images of the entertainer decorating the walls.

After they finish singing the birthday song, the boy’s friends follow with a naughty parody of a popular birthday song called “Parabéns da Xuxa” (“Congrats to Xuxa”). They sing “é big, é big…” followed by “é rola, é rola…” and then “rá ti bum!” However, they change the words slightly so that they’re saying, “It’s cock, it’s cock…” and then “it’s dick, it’s dick…” and then “in your ass!”

This might seem weird or alarming to non-Brazilian viewers, but it’s basically a bunch of kids making an adult joke. They’re not singing about penises and anal sex because the kids are gay necessarily, they’re singing a birthday song that’s sung at countless birthdays across the country, and they’re repeating a dirty gay sex version of the lyrics adults often use as a joke. In the video, the young gay boys even happily join in the singing, showing that it’s just playful, naughty fun.

The social media users are somewhat shocked to see someone so young expressing his same-sex attraction so openly, and for those who are not used to seeing it, it’s understandable. But it’s also kind of wonderful to see a young gay person dating another boy, celebrating in a room full of loving friends because it’s not something we get to see very often in media or real life.

 

Being Trans can be awkward

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In a TED Talk speech filmed earlier this year, speaker Jackson Bird opened up about why it can be so “awkward” to be transgender — namely because of how other people in your life act around you.

“Being trans is awkward,” he says. “And not just because the gender I was assigned at birth mismatches the one I really am. Being trans is awkward because everyone else gets awkward when they’re around me.”

Danica Roem’s Historic Victory

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Diana Tourjée spent election day with Danica Roem, the first-time politician who unseated one of the most notoriously transphobic politicians in the US state of Virginia. Watch her uplifting report.

Danica Roem made history on November 7, becoming the first transgender person to be elected and seated to a state legislature. The 33-year-old stepmom now represents District 13 in northern Virginia, an area that was controlled for more than two decades by Republican Bob Marshall, one of the state’s most virulently anti-LGBT lawmakers.

Roem’s success in local politics has made a national impact, setting the stage for other first-time candidates and transgender people to run for—and win—elections across the country.