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Petition to Chris Sununu

URGENT! New Hampshire Needs a LGBTQ & Allies Resource Hub (One Stop Shop for Our Needs)

Out of the Box Hub Will you sign a petition in support of a new LGBTQ sanctuary? New Hampshire is very beautiful, but it is also one of the states that lacks a LGBTQ Resource Hub (or Center). Out of the BOX Hub  Whether you’re looking for services and support, searching for LGBT-friendly businesses, are a professional seeking opportunities or training, or looking to take part in fun social activities with the LGBTQ community and its allies, the Hub will exist for ALL of us.  It will be a vast array of resources that complement our core service areas—Recovery, Wellness, Family and Youth—so that you can seek additional support and connection when and where you need it.  In addition to the above, The Hub (or Center) will provide vital programs and services to support our evolving LGBT community such as drug rehabilitation, counseling, HIV/Aids support services, a medical center, library, theater, support groups, event planning, and more.  In order to make our vision a reality, Out of the BOX Hub needs financial, emotional, and physical support.  If you identify as LGBTQ or are an ally, please SIGN THIS PETITION and show other NH residents that you believe the Hub can provide a safe place where people of the LGBTQ community can get together with allies and have their needs met with respect and decency.  Your generosity will help contribute to this cause.  WILL YOU SIGN?  Out of the BOX HubJazmynne Young, Executive Director188 N. Main Street Ste 1 #4Concord, NH 03301Office 347-687-4295Cell 562-826-2900  "BECOME THE CHANGE, YOU WANT TO SEE"      

Out of the BOX Hub
100 supporters
Started 1 week ago

Petition to Jeremy McGee

Interfaith Site Should Break All Ties With Anti-LGBT Affiliates

Interfaith Site should break off all ties to the anti-LGBT American Center for Law & Justice and Trump's anti-LGBT lawyer, Jay Sekulow. The Backstory If you’ve been following the news about the Trump administration lately, you’ve probably heard the name Jay Sekulow. Sekulow is one of Trump’s legal advisors and is frequently referred to in the media as “Trump’s lawyer.”  He makes frequent appearances on Fox News. Sekulow has an extensive anti-LGBT history.  He is the chief counsel for the the anti-LGBT organization, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). The ACLJ was founded by Pat Robertson to oppose the American Civil Liberties Union.  Since 1991, Sekulow has been working through the ACLJ to defund Planned Parenthood, defend school prayer and government subsidization of religion (or rather, Christianity), oppose the Islamic community center at Ground Zero, oppose LGBT marriage equality in the US, and promote the criminalization of homosexuality in Africa. The connection between Patheos and the ACLJ is a matter of public record. Patheos and Affinity4 are BN Media brands, and Affinity4 funnels charitable contributions to the ACLJ, as well as several other right-wing groups like the National Rifle Association, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Focus on the Family, Gun Owners of America, Promise Keepers, Concerned Women for America, and the American Family Association. But that’s not all. Jeremy McGee, President and COO of Patheos, serves on the Board of Affinity4 together with Jay Sekulow. Affinity 4 is the link between Beliefnet (which now owns Patheos) and the ACLJ. (Patheos is also promoting Sekulow’s book.) Since Patheos was bought out by BN Media and Jay Sekulow has become Trump’s legal advisor, Patheos is now just one step removed from the Trump administration.  The same attitude that the Trump Presidency has toward free speech is reflected in the attitude of the new ownership of Patheos.  The anti-LGBT policies of the Trump administration are reflected in the anti-LGBT agenda of Patheos’ affiliates. This isn’t a coincidence, because the people in both organizations move in the same political and social circles.  As the degrees of separation get smaller, the similarities get larger. What’s more, BN Media also seems to have taken a page from the Trump playbook for dealing with negative publicity.  Since the Patheos controversy broke out, BN Media has taken active steps to obscure the relationship between Patheos and the ACLJ and Sekulow. Over two dozen Pagan authors have since left Patheos, due in part to concern about the morally problematic connections between Patheos and right-wing political groups like the ACLJ, which was of special concern in light of Patheos’ demand for increased editorial control over its authors. Patheos should break off all ties to the anti-LGBT American Center for Law & Justice and Trump's anti-LGBT lawyer, Jay Sekulow.

John Halstead
5 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Michel Aoun, Human Rights Campaign, Lebanese parliament

"ENOUGH IS ENOUGH" Decriminalize Same-Sex Acts in Lebanon

  Help ban article 534 of the Lebanese Penal Code, that harshly states, “Any sexual intercourse contrary to the order of nature is punishable by up to one year in prison.” Major human rights are being violated by the presence of this article. It is being used as a weapon. It expands to wider ranges of human rights abuses such as the threat to one's privacy and personal freedoms. LGBTs are subjected to arbitrary anal examinations, harassment, and public humiliation. What they experience in prison is inhumane and barbaric. The consequences of article 534 proceed to other levels violating economic and social rights, affecting marriage and custody of children, loss of employment with no ability to seek redress. These acts have had negative psychological effects causing damage and its social consequences of stigma and marginalization, even in prison, with lifetime effects destroying one’s social and economical life and valuable contribution to society’s development as an accepted tolerated person. This all goes back to the major reasons why this article exists. Laws are not formed to monitor and punish people on their personal lives and what they do with their bodies, whether they did it or have the intentions to do it. The point of having laws is not to have a punishment, yet to have protection. The intervention of the government and police force in a person’s private life and liberties does not put society as a whole, nor individually, on a better level of protection, yet they violate the rights of each person abide by this constitution – even if the matter is not linked to homosexuality. _________ Please sign and share this petition to help us put an end to article 534 that takes away basic human rights! -Share using the hashtag #BanArticle534 #ENOUGHISENOUGH Follow us on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter: @ColorfulLebanon __________________ Reference: Hammoud, J. (n.d). REPORT TO THE UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL FOR THE UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW OF THE REPUBLIC OF LEBANON. Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights. Retrieved from Video: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH by Colorful Lebanon Video youtube link: ---------------------------------------------------- ساعدونا في إزالة المادة 534 من القانون اللبناني التي تنص بصرامة على أن "كل العلاقات الجنسية المتناقضة مع الطبيعة يعاقب عليها من 3 أشهر إلى سنة واحدة."ويجري انتهاك حقوق الإنسان الرئيسية بوجود هذه المادة. ويجري استخدامه كسلاح. وهو يتسع ليشمل نطاقا أوسع نطاقا من انتهاكات حقوق الإنسان مثل التهديد بالخصوصية والحريات الشخصية. ويتعرض المثليون والمثليون جنسيا ومزدوجو الميل الجنسي ومغايرو الهوية الجنسانية إلى الفحوص الشرجية التعسفية .والتحرش والإذلال العاموتنتقل نتائج المادة 534 إلى مستويات أخرى تنتهك الحقوق الاقتصادية والاجتماعية، وتؤثر على الزواج وحضانة الأطفال، وفقدان فرص العمل دون القدرة على التماس الإنصاف. ولهذه الأفعال آثار نفسية سلبية تسبب أضرارا وعواقبها الاجتماعية للوصم والتهميش، حتى في السجن، وتؤثر آثارها مدى الحياة على الحياة الاجتماعية والاقتصادية والمساهمة القيِّمة في تنمية المجتمع بصفته شخصا مقبولا.هذا كله يعود إلى الأسباب الرئيسية لوجود هذه المادة. ولا تشكل القوانين لمراقبة ومعاقبة الناس على حياتهم الشخصية وما يفعلونه مع أجسادهم، سواء كانوا يفعلون ذلك أو لديهم النية للقيام بذلك. إن وجود قوانين ليس العقاب، بل يجب أن يكون لها حماية. إن تدخل الحكومة وقوات الشرطة في حياة الشخص وحرياته الخاصة لا يضع المجتمع ككل، ولا على مستوى فردي، على مستوى أفضل من الحماية، ولكنه ينتهك حقوق كل شخص يلتزم بهذا الدستور - حتى لو كانت المسألة غير مرتبط بالمثلية الجنسية.يرجى التوقيع على هذا الالتماس ومشاركته لمساعدتنا على وضع حد للمادة 534 التي تستبعد حقوق الإنسان الأساسية!

Colorful Lebanon
1,653 supporters