11/10/12

Standing UP4 St8 Older Republican Cross Dressers

"Older Republican Cross Dressers", a unsuccesfull Kickstarter public fund raiser framed as an Avant-garde project, going where no respectable film maker has dared, but enduring that steamy side, the living rooms of old cross dressers to understand why, just why do they do it.
Hope they find what they are searching for...
"The liberals have no clue" says one heterosexual Republican cross dresser. "I'm a patriot" says another  transvestite explaining why he's a Republican and I guess in some way why he's allowing himself to be filmed.

I'm down with it so far. Everyone should have the right express there gender and or sexuality.

OK but this is different. The trailer seems to intent to educate amuse/humiliate a la Jerry Springer exhibiting older conservative transvestites in compromising bar scenes.

I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I was proud of the Republican special forces guy. Yes, you and I have vastly different political beliefs but we were in the Army for the same reasons.

I never asked any of my fellow soldiers about there political beliefs and I never asked any of the cross dressers about that who attended a Church in Fort Worth I used to go to. I'm sure many were politically Conservative, but so what?

I do know they were courageous intelligent older cisgender hetero men. I learned that  when they invited the police chief to the one meeting I was invited to. They had a great conversation with him about their unique concerns should they be stopped en fem.

It's a sucker
Click Here to Watch the Old Republican Cross Dressers
Obuchoska and filmmaker Mark Brady made the natural melding of conservatism and gender diversity the focus of this fund raiser and want 18 grand to finish ridiculing asking. As of Nov 10 2012 with three days left on the Kickstarter project they have only raised about a grand. Wonder why.

More at The Villager

I'm sure the Radphlegms could cough up with some cash, if they only knew.

And Kickstarter turned down my project to document the 2012 Moscow Pride?
















Demand Inclusion of LGBT Rights in the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a regional organization established in 1967 comprised of countries in the South East Asia region.
In 2009, the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) was formed to promote and protect the human rights of people in the region and was tasked to formulate the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration, which aimed to standardize all human rights of all people in the Southeast region of Asia.

•Five member countries have laws that target and criminalize transgender women for ‘cross dressing’: Brunei, Burma, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

Further more...

•Six member countries of ASEAN have laws criminalizing same sex activities between mutually consenting adults: Brunei, Burma, Malaysia and Singapore, Philippines (in Marawi City), Indonesia (in South Sumatera province).

•None of the 10 member countries of ASEAN have national anti-discrimination laws to protect people of diverse sexual orientation or gender identity or other minorities and vulnerable groups.
"The only glimpse the public and civil society groups have had of the proposed declaration was by way of a leaked document" Jakarta Post 
The ASEAN Human Rights Declaration does not include or recognize the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) persons.
"Civil society groups gathered in Phnom Penh last week argued that time was running out to rid the proposed draft of clauses that would restrict peoples’ rights rather than protecting and enhancing them."
Since it’s conception, LGBT groups have been demanding the inclusion of human rights based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration but our demands have fallen on deaf ears. This is a clear sign by the member countries of ASEAN that they do not recognize the existence of LGBTIQ persons and have no interest in protecting and promoting the human rights of LGBTIQ persons in this region.


 

Take Action!  Stand in Solidarity with the ASEAN LGBT Caucus and IGLHRC in demanding the inclusion of LGBT Rights in the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration!










Malala Yousafzai's Khushhal Classmates Celebrate Her UN Day

As Malala recoveres from her injuries in the UK and thanks the global community for their prayers and support, United Nations has also declared November 10 to be celebrated globally as Malala Day.
As the world salutes this young hero's courage, young girls from her home town Swat also have messages for Malala.








Published on Nov 8, 2012 by United Nations 

United Nations, New York, November 8 2012 - Malala Yousafzai is a global symbol of every girl's right to an education. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon adds his voice to the messages from over 1 million people across the globe.

Text of the Secretary-General video message in support of Malala Yousafzai and Girls' education:

Malala Yousafzai is a global symbol of every girl's right to an education.
On November 10th, citizens from across the globe are speaking out for Malala and on behalf of the 61 million children still not in school.
My Special Envoy for Global Education, Mr. Gordon Brown, will deliver a petition in support of Malala and the universal right to education. I am adding my voice to the messages from over 1 million people across the globe.
Education is a fundamental human right. It is a pathway to development, tolerance and global citizenship.
Join us in our campaign to put education first -- for Malala and girls and boys throughout the world.