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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3240 on: June 09, 2021, 08:30:25 PM »
“By the Victors” by Steve Orlando, Stephen Byrne and Josh Reed:


This story stars skilled fighter Midnighter, and wizard Extraño (both gay) as they take on Dracula.  There is also an appearance of DC character John Constantine, also a wizard, and portrayed as bisexual.

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3241 on: June 09, 2021, 08:35:54 PM »
“Try the Girl” by Vita Ayala, Skylar Patridge, José Villarrubia and Ariana Maher:

This story stars Renee Montoya (The Question).  Renee was an police officer, but exposed as a lesbian and resigned.  She now fights crime in Gotham like Batman.  She takes on a group of criminals to rescue a woman that she is then attracted to.


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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3242 on: June 09, 2021, 08:37:46 PM »
“Another Word for a Truck to Move Your Furniture” by Mariko Tamaki, Amy Reeder, Marissa Louise and Ariana Maher:

This story stars the "anti-heroes" of Poison Ivy & Harley Quinn.  I can't say what it's about, I didn't read it, I don't like these two characters.

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3243 on: June 09, 2021, 08:40:46 PM »
“He’s the Light of My Life” by Sam Johns, Klaus Janson, Dave McCaig and Tom Napolitano:


This story stars the original Green Lantern  (Alan Scott) and his son Todd (Obsidian).  In this story, Todd and his partner have a brunch date set up, and Todd is introducing his partner to his dad (Green Lantern) who has just recently come out as gay.



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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3244 on: June 09, 2021, 08:43:46 PM »
“Clothes Makeup Gift” by Danny Lore, Lisa Sterle, Enrica Eren Angiolini and Becca Carey:

The story stars Jess Chambers (a female version of the Flash) who has to fight a villain named Reflek, who attacks as Jess is on her way to a date with her girlfriend.


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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3245 on: June 09, 2021, 08:48:07 PM »

“Be Gay, Do Crimes” by Sina Grace, Ro Stein & Ted Brandt and Aditya Bidikar:

This story stars Pied Piper and Drummer Boy, a pair of gay heroes who are out to stop a property manager from raising the rents in his buildings located in the gay section of town.



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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3246 on: June 09, 2021, 08:50:27 PM »
“Love Life” by Andrew Wheeler, Luciano Vecchio, Rain Beredo and Becca Carey:

This story stars Aqualad, as he attends his first pride parade after coming out.  However, the parade is attacked by a super villain who will feed off the internalized anger of the attendees.



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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3247 on: June 09, 2021, 08:56:46 PM »
Wow!

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 #3248 on: June 09, 2021, 11:10:30 PM »
I suppose we should be thankful. This NZ member of parliament from the conservative side has apologised for voting against gay marriage in 2013. However we should admire his son more who has come out to his Father (now 20 so would have been 12 at the time).

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/in-final-speech-nick-smith-apologises-voting-against-marriage-equality-fulfilling-promise-son

"My son Logan told me about three years ago he was gay. Already at that time I felt my views were wrong. I gave him a commitment that before I retired from Parliament I would give that apology publicly.
"When Logan first told me, we went out for a meal and he had something important to tell me. I was worried it was something else so when he told me he was gay we had a big laugh and a big hug."
Smith said he wanted to put his apology officially on record. Said in Parliament, it means the apology is on Hansard records.
Logan said he was never worried about telling his father he was gay.
"I knew he had changed his views already and I knew he has been a supportive father all along the way.
"I think it's just important to demonstrate people can learn and their views can change as an example to other people.
"I'm really proud of him. I think it's just important to demonstrate people can learn and their views can change."

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3249 on: June 10, 2021, 10:48:44 AM »

Two great stories!  From DC and NZ!

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3250 on: June 10, 2021, 12:22:21 PM »
thanks for that story, Brian.  Very cool to read.

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3251 on: June 14, 2021, 03:12:35 PM »
Interesting story from Aotearoa/New Zealand

In the first case of its kind in New Zealand, an Auckland man is challenging the Human Rights Act after raising concerns over a pastor’s anti-gay comments.
Discrimination against members of the rainbow community is still widespread according to the Human Rights Commission, and there’s no legal protection against hate speech that incites.

Russell Hoban, 63, exposed that gap in the law when he tried to challenge a pastor’s inciteful comments against gay people.
In 2017, Auckland pastor Logan Robertson delivered a sermon calling for gay people to be shot. It made headlines and shocked many, but there were no legal repercussions.
“It made me feel unsafe, it made me feel disempowered. I couldn't understand why under the Bill of Rights there's all these protections and yet in the Human Rights Act itself there were these obvious holes,” said Hoban.
The 1993 Human Rights Act only protects a narrow group of people from hate speech. People who are targeted on the basis of colour, race, ethnic or national origins are protected, but sexual orientation is excluded.

The Government has acknowledged the gap in the law and has proposed fixing it to be more inclusive of gender identity.
Hoban said change is taking too long.

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/auckland-man-challenging-human-rights-act-after-raising-concerns-over-pastor-s-anti-gay-comments

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3252 on: June 14, 2021, 05:11:28 PM »
Here's hoping the case stimulates to government to act more promptly