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This Neo-Nazi Hit List Helps Jew-Hating Trump Trolls Find Their Targets

A website with the deceptively innocuous name of “Jews in Modern Society” lists the names, photos and professions of almost 400 Jews from academia, social-activism, the financial world and left-wing politics.

It’s basically a hit list for neo-Nazis or white supremacists.

The mission statement of the site complains that “Jews have had over 100 years of unrestricted immigration into the USA. They now permeate Academic, Activist, Financial and Corporate institutions to the detriment of Western Society.”

“Sadly enough, sites like this are all too common,” Mark Potok told the Forward. He is a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit fighting racism.

According to Potok, there has been a rise in anti-Semitism and racism over the last years that coincides with more and more of “this kind of demonizing material about individuals. Although these sites don’t explicitly call for violence against Jewish people, that is most certainly what they seem to be suggesting,” Potok added.

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Posted by Behind the Aegis | Thu Oct 13, 2016, 11:29 PM (14 replies)

This Neo-Nazi Hit List Helps Jew-Hating Trump Trolls Find Their Targets

THIS IS THE JEWISH GROUP!

A website with the deceptively innocuous name of “Jews in Modern Society” lists the names, photos and professions of almost 400 Jews from academia, social-activism, the financial world and left-wing politics.

It’s basically a hit list for neo-Nazis or white supremacists.

The mission statement of the site complains that “Jews have had over 100 years of unrestricted immigration into the USA. They now permeate Academic, Activist, Financial and Corporate institutions to the detriment of Western Society.”

“Sadly enough, sites like this are all too common,” Mark Potok told the Forward. He is a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit fighting racism.

According to Potok, there has been a rise in anti-Semitism and racism over the last years that coincides with more and more of “this kind of demonizing material about individuals. Although these sites don’t explicitly call for violence against Jewish people, that is most certainly what they seem to be suggesting,” Potok added.

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Posted by Behind the Aegis | Thu Oct 13, 2016, 11:28 PM (0 replies)

Breitbart News Launches Anti-Semitic Attack on Washington Post Columnist

THIS IS THE JEWISH GROUP!!!

Breitbart News attacked Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum, calling her a “Polish, Jewish, American elitist” and accusing her of having “global media contacts,” a common anti-Semitic screed.

The gratuitous nod to Applebaum’s Jewishness came in a 1,400-word article published Tuesday titled “WaPo’s Anne Applebaum Embarks On Kremlin-Style Disinformation Offensive vs. the Anti-Globalist Right.” According to the story, Applebaum is “on the warpath against the rising populist forces doing electoral damage to her establishment friends and allies across the world.”

The piece comes a month after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tapped Stephen Bannon, the chairman of Breitbart News, to be the campaign’s new CEO.

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Is anyone actually surprised by this?! Oh wait, I bet some are, but most Jews saw this coming a mile away. Anti-Semitismnever goes out of style!
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Thu Oct 13, 2016, 11:23 PM (0 replies)

The Powerful Way Logo TV Is Censoring Itself On National Coming Out Day

Logo TV is set to honor National Coming Out Day... by going into the closet.

The television channel, which features LGBT-themed shows like “Cocktails and Classics” and “Finding Prince Charming,” will symbolically “censor” all of its queer-related content on National Coming Out Day, which is observed Oct. 11. The “censored” content will include digital pixelation, black bars and bleeped audio on any openly LGBT figures and messages, and will begin airing on the channel at 10 a.m. EST Tuesday during a scheduled marathon of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” (See what episodes of “Drag Race” will look like above)

The “Day of Disruption” effort, which is part of the network’s Global Ally initiative highlighting LGBT stories around the world, will also impact content on LogoTV.com, its NewNowNext news site and Logo social channels, including Facebook and Twitter, through 9 p.m. The modified content will appear alongside facts about global LGBT issues as well as filmed appearances by Candis Cayne, Gus Kenworthy, Billy Porter and Geena Rocero, among other queer celebrities.

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http://media.mtvnservices.com/embed/mgid:arc:video:logotv.com:3373ffb6-a8ba-4fe6-b5d6-be736f74031e
(video featuring Omar Sharif Jr.)

http://media.mtvnservices.com/embed/mgid:arc:video:logotv.com:00917d6c-efb1-4e51-8071-da25eb905508
(interview with Kevin, an Iran-based activist)
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Tue Oct 11, 2016, 01:42 PM (1 replies)

Today is "National Coming Out Day"!

National Coming Out Day



The History of Coming Out

We are here! We are queer! Get used to it!

OH...and WE VOTE!

The lives of the LGBT community are as important as any other group of people, but there are those who see us as an easy target; for the most part, they are correct. Too many look the other way in regards to homophobia, but especially when it comes to heterosexism (heterosexual privilege)!

Currently there are 28 states which allow for LEGAL...let me say that again...LEGAL discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, meaning one can be fired for simply BEING GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, or TRANSGENDER. In some states, it is LEGAL to discriminate against the Queer community by refusing them housing or removing them from housing. A few states are currently making it difficult to register to marry, then there is the adoption issues.

Marriage equality was not the end of our struggles.





Come out, come out, wherever you are!!! (This includes allies!!!!)

October is also Gay History Month. Do you know any gay history?
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Tue Oct 11, 2016, 01:35 PM (1 replies)

The Black Panthers and Gay Rights

In 1970 the Black Panther Party invited Jean Genet, the famous French gay writer and activist, to the U.S., as many black Americans already considered him an ally because of his play The Blacks. In 1991 in Paris, lesbian Panther Angela Davis spoke about this time, recalling her first meetings with Genet.

Davis also recalls a speech Genet gave at the University of California, Los Angeles, in support of releasing black political prisoners: “Genet had made some proposals 20 years before that we just started to develop — for instance, the white participation in the struggle against racism. After a quarter of an hour, many members of the audience started to get upset and to whisper and, suddenly, someone even interrupted Genet asking him to speak, at last, of himself and his work! Genet answered, ‘No, I'm not here to talk about literature or my books. I came to defend the Black Panther Party.’”

Angela Davis charted the important links between black political consciousness and gay rights in that same speech:

“One last important point: It was Genet who heightened the Black Panther Party awareness to the homosexual rights issue. David Hilliard told me that when they were traveling together from state to state, from one university to another, some members of the party were using very rude and homophobic words to insult Nixon or (U.S. Attorney General John) Mitchell. Genet was hurt by these words and told them they should not use such vocabulary.

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Angela Davis and Jean Genet
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Tue Sep 13, 2016, 01:04 AM (1 replies)

Lady Chablis, Transgender 'Midnight' Star, Dies at Age 59

Source: NBC News

Sep 8 2016, 4:09 pm ET

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Lady Chablis, the transgender performer who became an unlikely celebrity for her role in the 1994 best-seller "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," died Thursday in Savannah, her family said. She was 59.

Chablis' sister, Cynthia Ponder, confirmed she died at Candler Hospital. A close friend, Cale Hall, said Chablis died from pneumonia and had been in the hospital for the past month.

A modern, nonfiction take on Southern Gothic storytelling, author John Berendt's "Midnight" thrust Savannah into the pop-culture spotlight. And the sassy, blunt-spoken Chablis rode the book's popularity to a level of fame that was rare for transgender performers at the time.

"The legacy that she wanted to leave was one of 'believe in who you are and never let the world change who you are,'" Ponder said. "Love yourself first and respect yourself first and others will love and respect you."

Chablis insisted on playing herself in 1997's "Midnight" movie directed by Clint Eastwood. That same year she published an autobiography, "Hiding My Candy."






Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/lady-chablis-transgender-midnight-star-dies-age-59-n645006



She was my friend!!

Posted by Behind the Aegis | Thu Sep 8, 2016, 11:43 PM (20 replies)

Trans rights activist Hande Kader was raped and burned to death in Turkey

In Turkey, the LGBTQ community is mourning the loss of transgender rights activist and sex worker Hande Kader.

Kader's body was found raped and brutally burned on Aug. 12 in Istanbul and now activists across the world are demanding justice for her death and the greater violence inflicted upon the the LGBTQ community, BuzzFeed reported. According to Kader's friends, she was last seen in a client's car.

While homosexuality is not illegal in Turkey, according to BuzzFeed, discrimination and violence against the LGBTQ community is staggering.

Kader, who was 22 years old, was a big voice in bringing awareness to the violence against sex workers and the LGBTQ community in Turkey. She made multiple appearances throughout the country, like the Gay Pride parade in Istanbul in 2015, where police opened fire at protesters with rubber bullets and water cannons.

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Does it have to come to this in the US before people realize what is happening to transgender people?! Oh wait...

In the first eight months of 2016, the murders of 19 transgender people have been reported.

http://www.advocate.com/transgender/2016/8/11/these-are-trans-people-killed-2016#slide-0
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Mon Aug 22, 2016, 11:31 PM (8 replies)

Bill Maher: Trans equality must wait until after presidential election

THIS IS THE LGBT GROUP!

In his “New Rules” segment Friday night, Bill Maher called for “boutique issues” like transgender equality to be put on hold until after the “Armageddon” presidential election, Yahoo! TV reports.

The “Real Time” host said that defeating Trump must be the top priority.

“From now until Election Day, everything else — every issue, every fight, every cause — has to take a backseat to defeating Trump,” Maher said. “We all have our issues that are important to us, and so just to lead by example, let me say I will take my own close-to-the-heart pet cause — pot legalization — off the table. And you know me: I have seeds in my urine!”

Twitter wasn’t having it. Some called out his characterization of the issues liberals and progressive are fighting for, as well as the privileged lens through which he views them:

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Well, we have certainly heard this before. Even now we are being told we are being "selfish", I was told I was stupid and ushering in a Trump presidency, and "cultural issues" aren't important. A commenter to this article wrote:

Yes, after the election, then after the innaugaration, then after the first 100 days, then maybe after the mid term elections, then after the first manned trip to mars and the building of a colony on a planet in the Alpha Centauri system, then in 3535.....


Dr. King said: In the end, we will not remember the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Mon Aug 8, 2016, 01:35 AM (13 replies)

Pride Uganda raided by police as LGBT activists arrested

A Pride event in Uganda has been broken up by police as at least two LGBT+ activists are arrested.

Pride Uganda tweeted that the small gathering in Kampala had been raided by police, as prominent LGBT+ activist Frank Mugisha also tweeted that he had been arrested.

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Adamantly homophobic Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni remained in office for a fifth term, as he won a general election earlier this year, amid accusations of corruption.

President Museveni signed the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill in February 2014. The law called for repeat offenders to be sentenced to 14 years in prison and to make it a criminal offence not to report someone for being gay.

However, the country’s Constitutional Court later struck down the bill, finding that the speaker of parliament acted illegally by moving ahead with a vote on the law despite at least three lawmakers objecting to a lack of quorum.

Despite this, it still remains illegal to be gay in Uganda.

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UGANDA LGBT BROTHERS AND SISTERS
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Sat Aug 6, 2016, 02:02 AM (1 replies)
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