Alan Turing However, in this case, all three flow together in an interesting progression. He is credited with ending World War II two years early and saving millions of lives. English government officials feared Turing knew too many national security secrets; being gay, they believed, opened him to blackmail by foreign agents. Though this notion was prevalent in both the U. Following his indecency conviction, Turing was stripped of his security clearances and followed by government agents wherever he went.
Crime Against Nature - Gay Mormon History
Thursday, July 12, Shutterstock The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday passed an amendment allowing taxpayer-funded adoption agencies to deny LGBTQ families the ability to adopt a child based on religious objection. The vote in the committee was , along party lines, with Rep. In November, voters will stand together in the face of this bigotry and hate and elect Democrats up and down the ticket. A big barrier to placing children with families is a lack of qualified prospective parents; having the government give contractors and subcontractors a license to discriminate, thereby limiting the pool of prospective parents for no legitimate reason, is unconscionable and an unacceptable use of taxpayer dollars. HRC urges Congress to reject this discriminatory amendment in the final appropriations bill. This is just the latest example that discrimination against LGBTQ Americans is real, urgent and a detriment to all Americans — and should be cured by federal, comprehensive protections as soon as possible.
Boy Scouts of America membership controversies
Queer nationalism Lesbian separatism is a form of separatist feminism specific to lesbians. Separatism has been considered by lesbians as both a temporary strategy, and as a lifelong practice but mostly the latter. In , seven women including Del Martin confronted the North Conference of Homophile [meaning homosexual] Organizations about the relevance of the gay rights movement to the women within it. The delegates passed a resolution in favor of women's liberation, but Del Martin felt they had not done enough and wrote "If That's All There Is", an influential essay in which she decried gay rights organizations as sexist.
The texts of the BSA's Scout Oath and Scout Law for Boy Scouting have remained unchanged since they were approved in ,  and every member agrees to follow them on his or her application form. Scout Oath On my honor I will do my best To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. Scout Law A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. Boy Scouts salute during the playing of the national anthem as part of the Scouts' Citizen of the Year award reception and dinner in Washington, D.