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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3300 on: September 18, 2021, 01:56:14 PM »
^^^ Great read - tragic loss.  TY for posting!! 

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3301 on: September 21, 2021, 10:56:46 AM »
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/lgbtq-veterans-discharged-gender-identity-sexual-orientation-va-benefits/
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The announcement was made on the 10th anniversary of the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3302 on: September 21, 2021, 11:10:47 AM »

After thinking that day would never get here, all of a sudden it's the 10th Anniversary!

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3303 on: September 21, 2021, 12:41:15 PM »
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/lgbtq-veterans-discharged-gender-identity-sexual-orientation-va-benefits/
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The announcement was made on the 10th anniversary of the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy

This is great news!  I'm so glad they're getting their benefits

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3304 on: September 21, 2021, 12:52:01 PM »
Yes indeed!

Werd ich zum Augenblicke sagen, "Verweile doch! Du bist so schön..."

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3305 on: September 27, 2021, 06:57:42 AM »
https://news.trust.org/item/20210601072623-ytwjm
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"To have Aston Martin be the first team at that level to directly and explicitly say to the LGBTQ+ community ‘you belong, we support you, you are valued' -- that has a massive far-reaching impact," he said.

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3306 on: September 27, 2021, 10:59:52 AM »
Thanks to Aston Martin to making that statement!

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3307 on: October 27, 2021, 08:49:16 AM »
The first soccer player in Australia to come out as gay. I'm surprised they are describing him as a football player, since in Australia, I thought this referred to Australian rules football players and that they called association football soccer like in this country and Canada.

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/27/1049617171/josh-cavallo-gay-football-player-adelaide-united

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3308 on: October 27, 2021, 09:55:29 AM »
Astonishing.



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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3309 on: October 28, 2021, 01:03:26 PM »
The first soccer player in Australia to come out as gay. I'm surprised they are describing him as a football player, since in Australia, I thought this referred to Australian rules football players and that they called association football soccer like in this country and Canada.

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/27/1049617171/josh-cavallo-gay-football-player-adelaide-united

Josh Cavallo refers to himself as a football player ins announcement. He plays in international matches.

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3311 on: November 02, 2021, 05:07:38 AM »
Very cool story!   Thanks lislis!!!

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3312 on: November 02, 2021, 12:54:34 PM »
It IS very cool, but reading that the story is American based, I'm becoming really annoyed that the roles of Americans are continually being cast with British, Irish, Australian actors. (I never used to think about such things and some of this comes from articles I'm reading in Los Angeles circles with American actors complaining about casting agents who seem to be enamored with casting anyone but Americans. And, by the way, the British film industry has rules about movie productions in their country about hiring British actors, even if the films are financed by Hollywood. You didn't see any Americans in Harry Potter movies, did you?) And the director is from South Africa.

But this story:  "...a journey through the life of America (not the UK), across the 20th century and the traditions of American folk music, all seen through the bond between two men immersed in the history of sound.”   Your thoughts?


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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3313 on: November 02, 2021, 05:21:16 PM »
I've been intrigued by an Amazon ad about one of their employees studying to become a registered nurse. The final line is delivered in a foreign language, possibly Tagalog.

https://www.aboutamazon.com/thisisamazon/ernestor#

Didn't know until looking it up that he's gay and partnered, and the link includes pictures of them.

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3314 on: November 02, 2021, 07:58:16 PM »
I've seen that ad on TV a few times.