Eagle the Militant American Indian-Jew
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I am 77 years old, civil rights activist since age 12, bisexual, formally in Gay Liberation Front and the Pink Panthers militant organization. Part time law enforcement officer, ordained minister (which means I can marry same sex couples), agnostic, cowboy, life member of NOW, NAACP, CDM (Hispanic civil rights organization), Pink Panthers of Portland, Oregon, Grand Priest of the Hitteon Faith, the American Constitution Society and Yohomites International. I am a liberal Democrat, former member of Homeland Security, former judicial officer of two different courts,am a special police officer, artist, writer, community activist, rock collector, hiker, health nut, demonstrator and history nut. My health is good and I feel like I am 18 and walk like I am 20. I detest Christian Fundies, Towel-head Muslims, Hindus, any religion against gays/lesbians, hate groups, outlaws & robbers (another name for them is: Tories), liars and anyone who is homophobic. I love all gays/Lesbians the world over who are decent people and not into causing problems to other gays/lesbians. I live in southern New Mexico in a small town with a large gay community. I have written 52 books, two were best sellers and my art hangs, stands, sets or lays in private collections and public buildings from Canada to Mexico and beyond. I took up the theater while young and was a talent agent in my twenties through thirties part time. I also took voice and now sing in a choir. I went 8 years through seminary and 3 years of college in business administration and journalism. I stay active on a daily bases, both mentality and physically. My father was an American Indian (Navajo) and my mother was a German Jew (Hebrew)and I grew up around both families, but was brought up a Methodist and still attend that church. I now believe the bible to be fictional book, but the main fictional character Jesus the son of God has a great message of love and tolerance which I follow. The Lord of the Rings has another good message as well as the Nibs misadventure series as Nibs the Cat loves everyone and helps the oppressed world wide. Most all other churches oppress gays/lesbians with the exception of the Hitteons which I hold the priesthood in.
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by Travelboy 3 years agoI like your profile description!
Sorry haven't answer you back likely :[
Gay Historry - Gay Liberation Front
On June 27, 1969, a routine police raid on a gay bar in Greenwich Village ignited unprecedented rioting among its patrons. Throughout the weekend gay men and lesbians converged on the Stonewall Inn to protest the police and their abusive tactics.
Although homosexual rights activists had been organizing for two decades, the sudden explosion of the Stonewall riots ushered in a new gay militancy that soon became known as gay liberation.
A few weeks after Stonewall, gay and lesbian activists organized the Gay Liberation Front (GLF). Drawing on the principles and rhetoric of many other radical movements of the 1960s, GLF saw its mission as revolutionary and set its sights on a complete transformation of society. Not only did it hope to dismantle social institutions such as heterosexual marriage and the bourgeois family, but its leaders also forcefully opposed consumer culture, militarism, racism, and sexism.
Revolutionary Goals, Rapid Expansion, Quick Demise
GLF's statement of purpose clearly stated its revolutionary goals: "We are a revolutionary group of men and women formed with the realization that complete sexual liberation for all people cannot come about unless existing social institutions are abolished. We reject society's attempt to impose sexual roles and definitions of our nature."
GLF groups quickly spread to other cities in the United States and in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. Members of these groups did not limit their activism to gay causes. In the late 1960s and early 1970s many radical homosexuals joined protests with other radical groups, including the Black Panthers, women's liberationists, and anti-war activists.
Lesbians in GLF brought principles of radical feminism to bear on its emerging philosophy. GLF activists argued that the heterosexual family as an institution necessitated the oppression of homosexuals and defined gayness as a form of political resistance. GLF activist Martha Shelley wrote, "We are women and men who, from the time of our earliest memories, have been in revolt against the sex-role structure and nuclear family structure."
The radical organization Students for a Democratic Society also helped to shape GLF. Allen Young, a former SDS activist, was a key figure in framing GLF's principles. "Gay is good for all of us," he asserted. "The artificial categories 'heterosexual' and 'homosexual' have been laid on us by a sexist society . . . . As gays, we demand an end to the gender programming which starts when we are born . . . . The family . . . is the primary means by which this restricted sexuality is created and enforced. . . . Our understanding of sexism is premised on the idea that in a free society everyone will be gay."
As an organization GLF was short-lived. It effectively ceased to exist in 1972. Fraught with internal division, GLF was unable to negotiate successfully the differences among its members. Many GLF activists remained committed to working on a broad spectrum of political issues, while others wanted to prioritize issues directly related to homosexuality.
The Legacy of GLF
In spite of its short life, GLF's insistence on anti-assimilation politics offered gay men and lesbians, especially younger ones, an alternative to the quiet persistence of the homophile groups, such as the Mattachine Society and Daughters of Bilitis, that had preceded it.
GLF also transformed the concept of coming out from a process that gay men and lesbians experienced privately and shared with only a small group of friends into a more strategic political tool. By encouraging gay men and lesbians to take pride in their homosexuality and to disclose it publicly, GLF helped craft an integral part of gay and lesbian politics that remains with us today. At the heart of the GLF philosophy was the idea that the personal is political.
For all its controversies and difficulties in creating a sustainable movement, GLF provided radical activists an important focal point for a few years. Even though many activists became disenchanted with the organization, their determination to carry forth the spirit of gay liberation through new groups such as the Gay Activists Alliance and the Radicalesbians proved invaluable in the continuing fight for glbtq rights.
GLF's legacy informed gay and lesbian activism throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s when groups such as ACT UP and Queer Nation formed to fight AIDS and homophobia. Many of the leaders of these two groups had been either active in or heavily influenced by the ideas first promoted by GLF.
Geoffrey W. Bateman
I say we should stuff him and mount him in a glass case, then exhibit him in a circus side-show...for 10 cents entrance fee.
The guy ain't nothing but a speck of intergalactic dust, and what's worse, he knows it!
by Eagle the Militant American Indian-Jew 3 years agoWho is the old jigger sitting in front of that birthday cake? I've never seen an uglier bloke in my life. Why he'd easily scare a small child into having nightmares with a kisser like that. He don't need a face lift, what he needs is a complete make over. How did that old goat get his picture on my site? If I had a face like that I'd would wear a sack over my head. What's this world coming to to allow a ugly old bloke to have his picture taken in front of that good looking cake? Too bad the cake did not over shadow his face.
Welcome to my.pinknews, Eagle!!