Posts tagged lgbtq
Posts tagged lgbtq
Wilma Burgess (1939-2003) singing “Sweet Promises” on the Wilburn Brothers Show. Burgess was a lesbian who usually refused to sing love songs that did not leave the gender of the lover ambiguous, although she would sometimes make exceptions as long as her producer promised to also let her pick a song he didn’t like as well. During the ’80s, she also opened Nashville’s first women-only bar, The Hitching Post.
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LGBT activists in Jamaica made news in recent weeks for creating a public service announcement about LGBT rights, but they’ve faced roadblocks in getting the ad to air on television.
The PSA features a Jamaican beauty queen talking about her gay brother. A Jamaican TV station recently refused to air it. JustOut quotes the Jamaica Observer:
Milton Gregory, executive secretary for Jamaica Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, was quoted as saying that “The ad itself can become repulsive for many people in society.” …
“As innocuous and as innocent as that public service announcement might appear, it is part of a wider plan by militant homosexuals to gradually desensitise Jamaicans to homosexuality, so that homosexual behaviour and practice can become mainstream in Jamaica,” he said.
I truly hope this eventually makes it to television - it’s pretty powerful. Watch the PSA here.
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by Jared Vázquez, guest contributor
At Wallingford United Methodist Church in Seattle, Washington, the pastor invites everyone to the communion table on Easter Sunday. (photo: © spencer97m/Flickr)
I admit that I was taken by surprise when I saw this tweet summarizing theologian…
Question: LGBT stuff is big news in the US right now, so why isn’t the above being pushed on the airwaves by all of our activists and allies?
Answer: Classism, Racism, Transphobia.