International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia

International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia

May 17th, 2014 is the 9th annual International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia, the biggest LGBTI solidarity event in the world. May 17 actions are set to take place in over 120 countries today. At the start of the Day worldwide, various top global figures have already come out in support for May 17 around the world, from US President Barack Obama, to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Today, 2.8 billion people worldwide live in one of the 81 countries, which still criminalize same-sex acts. 4.9 billion people – 2/3 of the world’s population – have their right to information or expression around sexual and gender diversity systematically censored by states. Yet today’s global May 17th commemorations are set to send a clear signal that human rights for all are shared values for billions of people worldwide.

For more information about IDAHOT: Official Website – Day Against Homophobia

Walmart Toe Sucker Goes To Jail

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“A North Carolina man accused of sucking a woman’s toes at a Walmart pleaded guilty on Thursday April 10th, and was given a 60-day sentence. Michael Anthony Brown was arrested and charged with assault on a female in March after police say he approached a woman in a Lincolnton Walmart.

“The woman said Brown started a conversation with her, saying that he was a podiatrist student. The victim told police Brown talked her into trying on several pair of shoes in the shoe department. The woman then told authorities Brown allegedly took her foot and stuck it into his mouth and began to suck on her toes.”

“He is a registered sex offender with a history of similar crimes, including multiple incidents of touching women’s feet in Concord. Back in September of 2000, he approached a woman who was sitting on her porch, showed a knife and told the woman to let him see her shoe, according to an investigation report attached to a Cabarrus court file. Police accused Brown of sucking on the woman’s toes and committing a sexual act involving her feet.”

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Article: Online Trolls are Sadists?

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If you’ve ever complained that the trolls junking up online comment sections are a bunch of sadistic psychopaths, you might be onto something. An online survey by a group of Canadian researchers suggests that Internet trolls are more likely than others to show signs of sadism, psychopathy and “Machiavellianism”: a disregard for morality and tendency to manipulate or exploit others.

“It was sadism, however, that had the most robust associations with trolling of any of the personality measures,” says an article by psychologists from the University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg and University of British Columbia. “In fact, the associations between sadism and … scores were so strong that it might be said that online trolls are prototypical everyday sadists.” Sadism is a tendency to take pleasure in other people’s pain or discomfort.

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New fetish? Flarpy Blunderguff

What is Flarpy Blunderguff?

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A few sexually charged and explicit details have been partially revealed to date, that a new artistic fetish is surfacing, referred to as “Flarpy Blunderguff”.

According to The Black Queen and other sources, the first steps of Flarpy Blunderguff involve obtaining an oil-based paint and charcoal, along with a food that the participant totally loves. However, the specifics of the rest of the procedure have not yet been made available to the vanilla public.

So, what does *your* idea of what Flarpy Blunderguff involve?

Transgender Beauty Jenna Talackova on Pushing Boundaries

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When Jenna Talackova was disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada for being born male, her story made headlines all over the world. But since successfully fighting the rules to re-enter the competition, the 25-year-old has pushed even farther to pursue a career in modelling and acting.

Her journey to follow through on her ambitions, without being pigeonholed, has been documented in a new E! series that premieres this Sunday: “Brave New Girls”. Talackova discusses the media firestorm than surrounded her in 2012, why she doesn’t want her transgender identity to be seen as a gimmick, and why she’s decided to share her story, on different terms, today.

I love telling my story to people as long as they approach me in a respectful manner,” she said. ‘I had no role models who were transgender, and I want to be that kind of girl.

For more, listen to the CBC Radio podcast.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Canada’s Prostitution Laws

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The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down the country’s major prostitution laws, saying that bans on street soliciting, brothels and people living off the avails of prostitution create severe dangers for vulnerable women and therefore violate Canadians’ basic values.

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, writing for a unanimous court, stressed that the ruling is not about whether prostitution should be legal or not, but about whether Parliament’s means of controlling it infringe the constitutional rights of prostitutes.

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Holiday Cheer: The Buttcracker

Time for a little seasonal cheer, courtesy of Michelle L’amour and “The Buttcracker”… Enjoy!