The New Black and Other Docs Ask, "Why Has Black Been Made the Face of Homophobia?"

Jul 17, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Miami New Times

There's a gorgeous moment in Yoruba Richen's documentary The New Black , currently playing the film festival circuit, in which two young black lesbian activists canvas an inner-city black neighborhood to drum up support for the gay marriage initiative that was on the ballot in Maryland's 2012 statewide election.

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Since: Mar 07

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#52 Jul 29, 2013
Kola_Koca wrote:
..... Some peoples faith requires an abstinence of certain lifestyles homosexuality is the bacon of christianity. No need to call people ridiculous names who dont agree yet love to cry when called faggots and fruit cakes.
Being gay isn't a "lifestyle", of course, and no Christian can "obtain" from it is they were born as a gay person, they can only abstain from acting on their God-given desires.

And that's fine.

The people who are called names are those that strive to harm gay people and their families, out of hate, ignorance, and yes, misplaced religious fervor.

Are you saying that gay people should just accept such harm as a matter of course, and stay silent?

Would YOU?

“ reality, what a concept”

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#54 Jul 29, 2013
The AssTroll Stopper wrote:
There's no such thing as homophobia, no one is afraid of Queers.
How many times do you have to be told, that you are living proof that homophobia not only exists, but it is a seriously debilitating mental illness.

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Europa

#55 Jul 29, 2013
Phoenix Ascended wrote:
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Why do you say that? Are you black?
yes

“ reality, what a concept”

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#57 Jul 29, 2013
The AssTroll Stopper wrote:
(nothing worth repeating)
I realize how you mentally ill homophobes, with your sick and twisted homoerotic fears, want to live in denial of your pathetic condition, but alas, we can see right through you. Get help, don't go through life as a societal outcast and a complete waste of human potential.

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“Religious Freedom to Marry”

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Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#58 Jul 29, 2013
Kola_Koca wrote:
Homophobia implies one is afraid of homosexuals....
Homophobia encompasses a range of negative attitudes and feelings toward homosexuality or people who are identified or perceived as being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). It can be expressed as antipathy, contempt, prejudice, aversion, or hatred, may be based on irrational fear, and is sometimes related to religious beliefs.
Recognized types of homophobia include institutionalized homophobia, e.g. religious homophobia and state-sponsored homophobia, and internalized homophobia, experienced by people who have same-sex attractions, regardless of how they identify. Forms of homophobia toward identifiable LGBT social groups have similar yet specific names: lesbophobia – the intersection of homophobia and sexism directed against lesbians, biphobia – towards bisexuality and bisexual people, and transphobia, which targets transsexualism, transsexual and transgender people, and gender variance or gender role nonconformity.
Coined by George Weinberg, a psychologist, in the 1960s, the term homophobia is a blend of the word homosexual, itself a mix of neo-classical morphemes, and phobia from the Greek ;, Phóbos, meaning "fear" or "morbid fear". Weinberg is credited as the first person to have used the term in speech. The word homophobia first appeared in print in an article written for the May 23, 1969, edition of the American tabloid Screw, in which the word was used to refer to heterosexual men's fear that others might think they are gay.
George Weinberg is a Manhattan psychotherapist with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University, a Masters Degree in English from New York University, and advanced training in mathematical statistics. He has written twelve books and is published in twenty-three languages. He has also written for popular and professional journals, and for television.
Weinberg is known for several major contributions to psychotherapy. He coined the word “homophobia”(in his revolutionary 1972 book, Society and the Healthy Homosexual) to propose that those who harbor prejudice against homosexuals, and not homosexuals themselves, are suffering from a psychological malady, an irrational state of mind. Weinberg, though heterosexual himself, became a leader in the ultimately successful struggle to have homosexuality removed as a diagnostic category from the DSM, the professional therapeutic handbook. He has been instrumental in shifting public perception of homosexuality.
Homophobia manifests in different forms, and a number of different types have been postulated, among which are internalized homophobia, social homophobia, emotional homophobia, rationalized homophobia, and others. There were also ideas to classify homophobia, racism, and sexism as an intolerant personality disorder.
Homophobia has never been listed as part of a clinical taxonomy of phobias, neither in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) or International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD); homophobia is usually used in a non-clinical sense.
In 1992, the American Psychiatric Association, recognizing the power of the stigma against homosexuality, issued the following statement, reaffirmed by the Board of Trustees, July 2011: "Whereas homosexuality per se implies no impairment in judgment, stability, reliability, or general social or vocational capabilities, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) calls on all international health organizations, psychiatric organizations, and individual psychiatrists in other countries to urge the repeal in their own countries of legislation that penalizes homosexual acts by consenting adults in private. Further, APA calls on these organizations and individuals to do all that is possible to decrease the stigma related to homosexuality wherever and whenever it may occur.

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#59 Jul 29, 2013
Kola_Koca wrote:
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Ouch guess i hit a nerve. Christianity is about more than reading..even the atheists read the bible. But are u putting yashuahs words into effect. Since u bash me for rebuking homosexuality the answer is no. U sir are an insult to yashuah.
so when you bash someone it's God but when people bash you it's Satan.

Yes we know the formula.

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Black Deal

United States

#61 Jul 29, 2013
Homo bs out of control and you mfs need to repent

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#62 Jul 29, 2013
The AssTroll Stopper wrote:
(still nothing worth repeating)
If all you can do is repeat your asinine comment, I'll just repeat my response. I realize how you mentally ill homophobes, with your sick and twisted homoerotic fears, want to live in denial of your pathetic condition, but alas, we can see right through you. Get help, don't go through life as a societal outcast and a complete waste of human potential. The only difference is my repeat will still be here, while you have self-destructed yours, again.
mundos

Knoxville, TN

#64 Jul 29, 2013
Black Deal wrote:
Homo bs out of control and you mfs need to repent
You got that right!
Klaus666

Barrie, Canada

#69 Aug 7, 2013
Most of the groid subhumans are on the low down so I guess it is just another manifestation of self-hate.

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#80 Aug 18, 2013
RalphB wrote:
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I also use Firefox. I've had no problems. By the way, I got an email today about a "new & improved" Firefox. Know anything about it? I hate change just for the sake of change, or do they really have a new and improved product?
Upgrade 23.0 is weird. They've removed a lot of the customizable options. The discussion boards are full of complaints. Most common are the impressions that the Mozilla community is gearing towards wireless tablet and phone users and throwing desktop power users under the bus. Another often voiced impression is that the coder community has been taken over by authoritarian types who think like Microsoft: "use it, shut up, or go someplace else".

One of the most notable changes is the elimination of window browsing in favor of tabs. For those of us who actually need to have multiple windows open side-by-side (and in my case spread across multiple monitors) this loss is a serious loss of functionality. Somethings just aren't done well in a tab-based environment. While you can open multiple tabs simultaneously, you can move individual tabs to "sidelooker" screens, and there is no option for opening multiple firefox panels anymore.

Most people I know reinstalled 22.0 and turned off their auto-update option.

The tablet and phone ilk are of the generation that think that McDonald is food because they've never known anything else. They enjoy the bling, but have never seen a real top of the line computer and what it can do in their lives.

They also say "moo" a lot.

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#81 Aug 18, 2013
Europa Report wrote:
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I've never seen a webpage appear so differently depending upon which browser you use. Why is that ?
REALLY bad coding.

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#82 Aug 18, 2013
RalphB wrote:
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I just signed off of Firefox and opened IE on my Windows 8 OS, and I see no difference at all.
Can't help you there. I despise IE8. It's geared to the "cloud", which I believe to be a very dangerous dependency to let develop.

Somebody, friend or foe, kicks out a plug and everyone becomes instantly ignorant and without access to anything they would otherwise have in their possession. It's a locked box with the key inside. It is also a step toward charging for every bit of information ... information people used to by once and have on their bookshelves. Even common information. Stupid.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#83 Aug 19, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Can't help you there. I despise IE8. It's geared to the "cloud", which I believe to be a very dangerous dependency to let develop.
Somebody, friend or foe, kicks out a plug and everyone becomes instantly ignorant and without access to anything they would otherwise have in their possession. It's a locked box with the key inside. It is also a step toward charging for every bit of information ... information people used to by once and have on their bookshelves. Even common information. Stupid.
Yeah, I bought a new laptop that wants to back everything up on "the cloud", and of course, charge me for the "favor". Imagine if I did that with all my to-be copyrighted books. I publish about 3 a year, and I would have it floating out there "somewhere" before I even got the copyright. I have given much thought to using a Mac, but I am unfamiliar with them. I guess I'll just have to go the Apple store and see if I can browse around on one and see if it meets my needs.

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#84 Aug 19, 2013
RalphB wrote:
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Yeah, I bought a new laptop that wants to back everything up on "the cloud", and of course, charge me for the "favor". Imagine if I did that with all my to-be copyrighted books. I publish about 3 a year, and I would have it floating out there "somewhere" before I even got the copyright. I have given much thought to using a Mac, but I am unfamiliar with them. I guess I'll just have to go the Apple store and see if I can browse around on one and see if it meets my needs.
Not at all. Go buy the best edition of Windows 7 you can afford. It will be a useful tool for quite a while.

Here's a rule of thumb: NEVER let your really important work see the web. Do as I do, have a separate comp for that stuff that NEVER sees a web connection. Laptops have built in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cameras, all of which can be hi-jacked wirelessly. Even some of the new desktop motherboards have these onboard, for wireless stuff around the house. These make the machine inherently unsecure. If you ever want free advice on what to buy/build, let me know. You know my e-mail.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#85 Aug 19, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Not at all. Go buy the best edition of Windows 7 you can afford. It will be a useful tool for quite a while.
Here's a rule of thumb: NEVER let your really important work see the web. Do as I do, have a separate comp for that stuff that NEVER sees a web connection. Laptops have built in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cameras, all of which can be hi-jacked wirelessly. Even some of the new desktop motherboards have these onboard, for wireless stuff around the house. These make the machine inherently unsecure. If you ever want free advice on what to buy/build, let me know. You know my e-mail.
Right now I have EVERYTHING on an external hard drive, and I use an old laptop running XP. I use old versions of Microsoft Works, and I never, ever store this work on my computer hard drive, only on the external. I guess I'm a little paranoid, which can be a good thing if not taken to the extreme.

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#86 Aug 20, 2013
RalphB wrote:
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Right now I have EVERYTHING on an external hard drive, and I use an old laptop running XP. I use old versions of Microsoft Works, and I never, ever store this work on my computer hard drive, only on the external. I guess I'm a little paranoid, which can be a good thing if not taken to the extreme.
It's good to keep another backup of your important work.

Back in the day, we used to say, "tell me three times", which meant store data in three locations.

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Europa

#89 Sep 2, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Not at all. Go buy the best edition of Windows 7 you can afford. It will be a useful tool for quite a while.
Here's a rule of thumb: NEVER let your really important work see the web. Do as I do, have a separate comp for that stuff that NEVER sees a web connection. Laptops have built in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cameras, all of which can be hi-jacked wirelessly. Even some of the new desktop motherboards have these onboard, for wireless stuff around the house. These make the machine inherently unsecure. If you ever want free advice on what to buy/build, let me know. You know my e-mail.
I agree. I learned long ago to use one pc for important stuff, that you NEVER use to access the web. And another pc to use on the web that you NEVER put important stuff on.

And while I hope we all know that our pc's and connected peripherals can be hacked wirelessly, the manufacturers are putting pc and wireless components into so many things, and we may never know or realize they ae in these products, that things you never even thought about being hacked now can be.

Did you see the story on tv, where somebody hacked a baby monitor ? THAT is scary !

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#90 Sep 3, 2013
Europa Report wrote:
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I agree. I learned long ago to use one pc for important stuff, that you NEVER use to access the web. And another pc to use on the web that you NEVER put important stuff on.
And while I hope we all know that our pc's and connected peripherals can be hacked wirelessly, the manufacturers are putting pc and wireless components into so many things, and we may never know or realize they ae in these products, that things you never even thought about being hacked now can be.
Did you see the story on tv, where somebody hacked a baby monitor ? THAT is scary !
I did. There's a regular report on some news show that interviews an uber-hacker on security issues.

We keep our places EMF opaque ... shielded ... and all our on-property transmission is by double shielded wire, and fiber optic for longer distances. We even supplied our ISP with fiberoptic transducers and ran FO lines from their hub out to our property. We are offering free FO installation to all the homes in our area that connect to this ISP. We hope that in about 5 years we will be the first completely buried-FO network'd County in Ireland. That ISP wants to have our babies. He adores the PV array we installed on his roof. His power operation overhead has dropped by 70%. lol

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#91 Sep 3, 2013
mundos wrote:
<quoted text>You got that right!
"First they came for the Homosexuals,
and I didn't speak up,
because I wasn't a Homosexual,
then they came for the Communist,
and I didn't speak up,
because I wasn't a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up,
because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn't speak up,
because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for Protestants they called heretics.
And I remained silent,
for I was no heretic. Not that they believed me!
So they called people liberals, progressives,
Red Dog Democrats, Log Cabin Republicans,
RINOs! Traitors and Socialists,
Oh my!

Then they came for me.

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