Counter-petition against the removal of Mrs. Yeager's LGBT Pride flag

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Heather Moss
3 years ago
We must do more to maintain the rights of all in the LGBT community!
Did these people learn nothing from the horrific events of the Pulse Nightclub tragedy?!?

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David Cox
3 years ago
One should never have to hide who they truly are.

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Eileen Hall
3 years ago
That "group of students" need to learn the real-world lesson that they do not have any more of a right to be protected from "feeling uncomfortable" than any of their fellow students.

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Anita Kanitz
3 years ago
You know, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender - people are people. Judith Light

Women who love women are Lesbians. Men, because they can only think of women in sexual terms, define Lesbian as sex between women. Rita Mae Brown


Rape, murder and abuse: The penalty for being a lesbian today !


Despite a general global trend towards the decriminalisation of homosexuality, it is still illegal to be a lesbian or bisexual woman in almost a quarter of countries across the world today, according to a new report.

Barbados, Morocco, Dominica, Maldives, Indonesia and Sri Lanka are just a few of the places where homosexuality is classified as a criminal act.

A survey by the Human Dignity Trust (HDT), a charity that supports challenges to anti-gay laws worldwide, has revealed the devastating ways in which the laws against homosexuality impact millions of vulnerable homosexual women.

In some countries, women had endured sexual and physical violence, rape and abuse from the police as well as state-sanctioned family and community abuse – all purely based on their sexual orientation or being a suspected homosexual.

Seventy-eight per cent of women surveyed in India said they had felt suicidal, or had experienced some form of violence, just for being gay.

Lesbian and bisexual women are particularly vulnerable to violation of their human rights, a result of their sexual orientation and gender.

Most have no option but to be forced into heterosexual marriages, meaning they may have little or no control over their sexual and reproductive choices – and resulting in a life time of undocumented and state-sanctioned rape.

Economically, homosexual women are also disadvantaged as a result of their gender. In the majority of countries that still see homosexuality as a criminal offence, men are the breadwinners.

They also tend to be limited when it comes to education - and even if they did earn money for themselves, the gender pay gap is incredibly restrictive.

All these factors combined, see millions of homosexual women dependent on husbands they never wanted in the first place.

One woman in Cameroon described how she couldn't visit her children because she was a lesbian.

“My brothers told my children’s fathers that I was a lesbian. Immediately a family meeting was convened, and it was decided that I should not bring the children up. I had no say, because I am a lesbian. I still try and contact my children to visit them, but the fathers deny me visits,” she said.

Tea Braun, legal director of the HDT said women were particularly vulnerable to sexual violence. "The point is that while a lot of the types of discrimination and abuse can happen to anybody in the LGBT community, often women are more vulnerable to sexual violence such as ‘corrective rape’ as well as family abuse and control.

"Gay men may in some cases find it easier to have a sham marriage but still meet with other gay men. There is more control and restrictions over a woman’s freedom," Braun added.

Britain was originally responsible for criminalising homosexuality during the 19th century, enforcing the law upon the Commonwealth. While the UK has moved forward and laws have been changed, 80 per cent of Commonwealth countries still view homosexuality as a crime.

'Breaking the Silence', the report from HDT, aims to address this LGBTI persecution and cater to the specific needs of female homosexuality, with the aim of eradicating violence against women.

Baroness Barker, a Liberal Democrat peer said: “This is a ground-breaking piece of research. There is not another document in existence that looks so comprehensively at the legal and social impact of anti-gay laws on women who have sex with women. It is an important document for anyone working to help lesbian and bi women live in safety and with dignity the world over."

The report contains harrowing accounts. One Burundian woman whose female lover, Mou, was killed by her husband said: “Mou was stabbed to death by some miscreant hired by my husband. That fateful night that Mou was killed, my husband raped me. During the forced intercourse, my husband depicted to me how Mou was killed.”

Justice Edwin Cameron, of the constitutional court of South Africa, said: “The HDT report reminds us that LGBT people are not a homogeneous group. Lesbians and bisexual women, as a sub-group experience distinct and additional human rights violations from those of gay men.”

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Shelby McDonald
3 years ago
I'm signing this because people need to realize that standing against something that makes someone else happy is wrong. People have a right i be who they are and live by what makes them happy. If it's not your life don't stand in the way of someone else's happiness

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Tyler McCall
3 years ago
I feel it's right

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Donna Alderman
3 years ago
I think it is contradictory, if one flag other than the USA current flag. No other flag should be allowed to be used.

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Karen Reno
3 years ago
LGBT flag offends many tax payers, including me. It must not be flown on public property and MUST come down

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Lisa Corbell
3 years ago
That flag is offensive to me

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William Cole
3 years ago
The Confederate Flag is symbolic of a time of civil war is belongs in a museum As a cautionary example of dividing of our country. The Southern state surrendered to the union after many losses . That flag is the shameful past . The Rainbow Flag represents the inclusion of all .It represents the future along with Old Glory