The Citadel came in that day.
No. Haven't done much of that lately. Now it's telling guys why they can't do things like that.
Fifty-two lives, 52 reputations and 52 human beings are being damaged. This is what is brutal about this.
Until about four years ago, the Chinese medical profession was still following a version of the diagnostic manual that still listed homosexuality as an illness. That has also changed, but that may not have filtered down into how individual doctors or just ordinary people perceive it. Things have certainly gotten better, though, but this latest raid shows that the government can still step back, as well as forward.
Our current installer is practically as old as FreeBSD itself, and it shows.
The police are using brutal harassment and detention without charge to clear transgender people off the streets. These attacks reflect a law enforcement system that is unchecked and operating outside the law.
This vote is an aggressive assault by the U.S. government on the right of sexual minorities to be heard. It is astonishing that the Bush administration would align itself with Sudan, China, Iran and Zimbabwe in a coalition of the homophobic.
As mayor of Warsaw, President Kaczynski opposed the right of lesbian and gay people to basic freedoms and equal respect. As president, he will determine whether Poland protects rights or chips away at them. Europe is waiting for the answer.
Equality and respect for all are central to Europe's democratic tradition. Bans on gay pride marches and thinly veiled calls for censorship send a message that minority rights are at the mercy of the majority. They violate Poland's European and international obligations.
Human rights are not a popularity contest. Letting this march proceed is an international obligation. If prejudice is allowed to trump the rights that all citizens should enjoy, then everyone's freedoms are ultimately endangered.
The legal machinery of persecution is oiled, ready, and operating in Iran, and the Netherlands has a binding and absolute legal obligation not to send people back to face it.
Sexual orientation and religious belief are deeply felt parts of the human personality. Silencing oneself is not an acceptable price for staying alive.
Human rights are not a popularity contest.