Pelosi and Omar Travel to Anti-Gay Homophobic Ghana For Photo-Op
Anyone who follows me knows I rarely get political, however, all LGBTQ issues that relate to the quality of LGBTQ lives matter to me. This is where I remain focused. And I find this display by elected US officials a huge slap in the face to all LGBTQ people in the US.
First, if you know nothing about how LGBTQ people in Ghana are treated, this will open your eyes.
Ghanaians who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) suffer widespread discrimination and abuse both in public and in family settings, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
You can read this one, here. This is what wiki says…same sex acts are illegal. If you just do a simple search you’ll find even more. It’s no secret that there is zero tolerance for LGBTQ people in this horrible country.
So this article where Speaker Pelosi and Rep. Ilhan Omar celebrate a trip to anti-gay Ghana just leaves me dead cold. This is a country where LGBTQ people constantly experience violent homophobic attacks, and not one word is mentioned about it in this article. I don’t care what your political beliefs are, this is wrong. And we should be getting more respect from our elected officials.
The post also signaled friendship with the speaker, with whom the progressives have had their differences.
You can read the rest, here. The next time Speaker Pelosi puts on a rainbow pin this is what I’ll be thinking about, because it’s just another form of “Rainbow Washing.”
Amsterdam Displays Male Sex Workers In Windows
Now for something more positive. There are good things happening in the world, too.
Of course I’ve heard about Amsterdam’s red light district but I never knew that only women were displayed in the windows. I’ve never been there so I don’t know first hand. So this article is interesting because it shows how even they are moving forward with these changing times.
Amsterdam is celebrating Pride by putting male sex workers in the red light district windows for the first time ever. It’s not only a long overdue display of the city’s acceptance of queer sexuality, it’s also an awareness campaign…
Here’s the link to more.