HBO Documentary Hunted: The War Against Gays In Russia
A startling expose about the violence gay men and lesbians face in Russia is set to debut next month on premium cable network HBO.
Out actor Matt Bomer (White Collar, The Normal Heart) narratesHunted: The War Against Gays in Russia, which premieres Monday, October 6 at 9 PM.
Directed by Ben Steele, Hunted features “disturbing insider footage of homophobic Russians who, in the name of morality or religion, beat and torment gay people, posting graphic videos of their encounters online with few or no legal repercussions,” according to the film’s description.
The film’s trailer features a woman saying, “They use the pretext of fighting pedophilia in Russia to attack gay people.”
“Pedophiles, gays and people like this, are basically serving the Devil,” a religious cleric says.
Groups such as Occupy Pedophilia inaccurately claim their attacks against gays are justified because sexual abuse of children is most often committed by homosexuals.
We didn’t know that our activism and our peaceful displays would result in guns literally looking down our eyes. Literally looking down our eyes. Guns.
And I had young people who were willing to die. For justice.
I had a young person — and he’s definitely the example of many young people that I represent who said "I didn’t think I would make it to twenty-one years old so I’m ready to die now. Let’s do it now."
State senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal (@MariaChappelleN) speaks on the Senate floor about the events she witnessed in Ferguson, Missouri in the weeks following the execution of Mike Brown. Senator Chappelle-Nadal was one of many protesters tear gassed for three hours without reprieve by the Ferguson PD.
She has been consistent and unrelenting in her criticism of Governor Jay Nixon — to the point of tweeting him “FUCK you, Governor!” — for his lack of action over the violation of citizens’ constitutional right to peacefully protest, and passionately vocal about the violent ways in which protesters were abused by the police.
Petition to ban old men from writing books just because they don’t know how to use an iPhone
Petition to have the youth in this country to actually educate themselves instead of spitting out some bullshit they read on some shitty post on facebook that’s untrue, and continues to spread like wildfire.
In 2012, young adults have set the record of completing both high school and college and are on course to become the most educated generation in America history. Maybe you should follow the example of ‘the youth in this country’ and do the same.
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Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014
While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.
“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”
Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.
So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”
As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves.
HI. IT’S FINE. WE’RE GOING ON A BOOK TOUR. OMG.
In about three months, we will begin a six-week driving tour which will careen us around the country to 21 cities (including bringing us to Canada for the first time!!). We will be reading from our new book, This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids, and talking to parents, family members, community members, and anyone and everyone who thinks that the conversation around coming out to families is important. WHICH MEANS YOU, PROBABLY.
Also!! We are bringing a very talented human along with us: His name is Vivek Shraya, and he authored a book of incredibly moving short stories that follow his coming-out journey in a traditional Indian home, called God Loves Hair.
We cannot wait to see you and your families. Here is where you can find us, and click through to find out more details about your city!!11/03 • Los Angeles, CA • Skylight Books
11/05 • Salt Lake City, UT • University of Utah
11/07 • Boulder, CO • Boulder Bookstore
11/09 • Iowa City, IO • Prairie Lights Bookstore
11/11 • Minneapolis, MN • Macalester College
11/13 • Chicago, IL • Center on Halsted
11/16 • Columbus, OH • TBA
11/18 • Toronto, CAN • Glad Day Bookshop
11/20 • Montreal, CAN • Concordia University
11/22 • Boston, MA • Brookline Booksmith
11/23 • Long Island, NY • Book Revue
11/23 • New York, NY • Bluestockings Books
12/01 • Richmond, VA • Virginia Commonwealth University
12/02 • Charlotte, NC • Park Road Books
12/04 • Charleston, SC • Circular Congregational Church
12/05 • Atlanta, GA • Charis Books and More
12/07 • Nashville, TN • Parnassus Books
12/08 • Birmingham, AL • U of Alabama at Birmingham
12/09 • New Orleans, LA - Central St. Matthew Church
12/11 • Houston, TX • Zion Lutheran Church
12/12 • Austin, TX • Bookwoman
Bring your friends! Bring your family! Bring your friend’s family! Bring your family friends! Bring your friend’s family friends! Bring the mayor! Who cares, just come out and high five us!
PS: This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids comes out in ONE WEEK.
Every order placed before 9/9 will be matched with a book donated to a local PFLAG Chapter! You guys. IT’S ALL HAPPENING.
“I hope that when the world comes to an end, I can breathe a sigh of relief, because there will be so much to look forward to”
Donnie Darko (2001)
For Every Book Pre-Ordered, We Will Donate A Copy To A PFLAG Chapter!!!
We think it is very important to get This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids in the hands of people who need it most: parents of LGBTQ kids. So, we have an important announcement:
Through September 8th, every single pre-order for This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids will be matched by our publisher, Chronicle Books, with a donated book to a local PFLAG Chapter!!!!
All you need to do to help us is:
Let’s help get this book into the hands where it’s most needed.
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Dannielle & Kristin