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Babbler # 4795

posted 11 October 2005 09:57 PM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yesterday was "National Coming Out" day in the States. Obviously, the concept is catching on all over the place...

More than 1,000 Croatian gays, lesbians, bisexuals and their supporters have signed their names in a newspaper ad that pleas for tolerance.

The ad, titled "We don't want to hide anymore" was published Tuesday in the country's two largest selling dailies - Jutarnji List and Vecernji List and in several magazines.

Gays say they are habitually vilified in the staunchly Catholic country and often face physical abuse.

The ad listed the first names, ages, and sexuality of those who signed it. Even though there were no last names it was the a deeply symbolic act - timed to coincide with Coming Out Day.

"And this is just the beginning," the ad said. "Little divides us and a lot unites us. Reconsider your prejudice."

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America is Behind
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posted 12 October 2005 08:26 PM      Profile for America is Behind     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Anybody notice the rampant homophobia in the Catholic-majority nations that were once ruled by Stalinism (bad) and Titoism (better than either side of the Cold War).

I guess things haven't changed much since the days of Croatian, Polish, and Hungarian Catholics screaming "Deutscheland uber alles!" in unison.

It only took Quebeckers 15 years after the war to smarten their asses up!

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