Zambian Couple Arrested a Second Time for Sodomy

Another great blog post highlighting an important point.

AMI Reports

Zambia_Map(Kapiri Mposhi, Zambia) Two men were arrested by police over the weekend for allegedly engaging in homosexual behavior. The men’s bail has been revoked by the police, and the two will remain behind bars until their hearing.

This is not the first time the two gay men, James Mwape and Philp Mubiana, both aged 21 have been arrested for same-sex sexual activity in the central province of Kapiri Mposhi, Zambia. That is why police have decided to revoke the men’s bail so they must stay in prison until they are heard in court.

The two have been living together as “man and wife” according to news outlets, I am guessing in an attempt to fit Zambian cultural norms. One partner played a more “female role”. This so outraged his family that they turned the couple into police. The two were arrested and Standwell Lungu, police chief in Zambia’s central province, was…

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Gay at the NBA or how Jason Collins wins at life

Interesting blog, and interesting subject matter!

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On the April 29, 2013 Jason Collins came out of the closet and proudly announced he was gay. He became the first active male athlete from one of the four major north American professional team sports to do so. 

Weibo user @达人人人 put it best:

Why are so many people upset about one NBA player’s announcement that he’s gay? Celebrities have congratulated him, the president has congratulated him, the White House has congratulated him. I will send him congratulations myself. Mr. Jason Collins, you win at life!

Being gay, black, professional basketball athlete, I would assume, is not easy, but I think Jason is doing just about great. My main problem with this particular issue is the fact that the hype surrounding Jason Collins has reached an incredibly crazy rumours. Internet is already filled with ridiculous messages about him wanting to write a book about his life and coming out.

But when I read something like this

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Hello world! What is the issue?

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Welcome to my blog, Hide and Seek Forever!  Thank you for taking the time to read this blog!

I wanted to start this blog for a while, so this is a very good moment!  You may be asking, what is this blog about?  The title is crazy elusive and says nothing.

Well, this blog is primarily about LGBT issues.  This is a very hot button topic, especially recently with the passage of more same-sex marriage laws in the United States. 

I am gay, and before I came out to a lot of friends, I remember one of the few people who knew come to me and say, “Come out, come out, wherever you are.”  I know it was meant to be a joke, but it wasn’t funny, at least to me at that time. 

A lot of people still don’t know, but I have a group of great friends and have built a small but mighty support system for myself!  However, I feel like the coming out and even identification process of being able to say “Hello, I’m gay [or trans, bi, etc.]) is harder than just getting up one day and announcing it to the sky.  Most people spend their entire lives being told that they are something.  “You are tall, you are an athlete, you have a small nose, you are straight, you are a boy, etc.”  So being able to accept that you may not be something that you have grown up believing is not just a process of explaining to your peers and family, it is also a process of acceptance within YOURSELF.

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Banned 1995 Guinness ad becomes a hit 17 years later

Glad to finally receive coverage, even if it is almost 20 years later!

Bluxome Street Post

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via A Wider Bridge.

In 1995 an ad for the beer brand Guinness, that showed a couple of men in their home, was censored. Fifteen years later it was uploaded to the web, and 2 years after that it became a web sensation!

A gay couple kissing on the cheek was too much for the world of advertisement in 1995, according to the ‘Guinness’ beer company, so a commercial that was produced in America that year under the title ‘Men and Women Shouldn’t Live Together’, never went on air, as the heads of the company feared a negative reaction after British tabloids described it as controversial and wrong. Later that year, the company even denied producing the commercial. Seventeen years later, and this week the ad went viral and became a YouTube sensation.

The ad shows two different kinds of men: one is a tidy and clean, stay-at-home…

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Twitter Reacts To House Approving Gay Marriage

Interesting compilation…

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — More than 1,000 people showed up at the state Capitol and some showed up as early as 7:30 a.m.

“This is a historic day for Minnesota — I’m so excited to be here,” Joel Abrahamson said. “I’m so proud of our state, and we’re one step closer.

“I’m just here because it’s wrong, it’s just not right,” Jessica Aleman said.

For one couple, laughter came with tears.

“I couldn’t be happier, I never thought we’d see this day,” Lori Lippart said. “We’ve been together 31 years.”

And for those who wanted a different outcome, Thursday evening became silent.

“I feel sorry for our world, but the world has turned to a place that wants immediate gratification,” Julie Burt said. “It breaks my heart for my children and my grandchildren.”

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Here is a collection of Twitter reactions to…

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“Our deepest fe…

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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It’s our light, not your darkness that most frightens us. As we liberate from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

– spoken by Marianne Williamson and Nelson Mandela