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Justice Dept. Bans Event by Gay Staff

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by mental invalid, Jun 6, 2003.

  1. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8


    ASHINGTON, June 5 — The Justice Department has barred a group of employees from holding their annual gay pride event at the department's headquarters, the first time such an event has been blocked by any federal agency, gay rights leaders said today.

    Justice Department officials told the group, called DOJ Pride, that it could not hold its annual event at the department because the White House had not formally recognized Gay Pride Month with a presidential proclamation, Marina Colby, a department policy analyst who is president of the group, said. The group represents several hundred gay and lesbian employees at the department.

    "This sends a real chilling message to Justice Department employees who are gay and lesbian," said David Smith, a spokesman for Human Rights Campaign, the country's largest gay advocacy group.

    "This says, `You're not welcome,' " Mr. Smith said. "It says that employees can celebrate Asian-American heritage month, and Hispanic heritage month and so on, but you cannot."

    Barbara Comstock, a spokeswoman for the Justice Department, refused to comment.

    The gay pride event has been a tradition at the Justice Department since the late 90's, organizers said, and many other federal agencies have held similar events since the mid-1990's, when President Bill Clinton first declared a Gay Pride Month.

    Last year Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson — the second-ranking official at the department — spoke to about 150 people at the event in the Great Hall of the department. Ms. Colby said the presence of such a high-ranking official "was a really big deal for us, a real sign of support."

    But Mr. Thompson's appearance drew protests from some conservative groups. Some accused Attorney General John Ashcroft, a social conservative who has spoken out in the past about homosexuality, of abandoning them by allowing last year's event to proceed.

    Public Advocate, a nonprofit group that describes itself as pro-family, has continued lobbying the Justice Department and other federal agencies in recent months to abandon the gay pride events because it says the events are an inappropriate use of federal resources, said Jesse Binnall, a group spokesman.

    Told of the decision to cancel this year's Justice Department event, Mr. Binnall said today, "We're absolutely thrilled that the Justice Department has made such a bold decision to stand up for American families instead of giving in to special interest groups."

    Gay Republicans have become a more vocal force in party politics of late, but President Bush, unlike Mr. Clinton, has refused to issue a proclamation declaring a Gay Pride Month. The White House has said that the president does not believe "in politicizing people's sexual orientation."

    Mr. Bush has issued more than 250 proclamations, acknowledging events like Greek Independence Day, Leif Erikson Day, Save Your Vision Week and National Hospice Month.

    This is the first time any federal agency has forced the cancellation of a gay pride event, Mr. Smith said.

    Ethnic and racial groups have held annual events at the Justice Department. But Ms. Colby, the leader of DOJ Pride, said the gay pride event was the only one she knew of at the Justice Department that was not covered by a presidential proclamation, and she believed that the Justice Department was using the proclamation issue as a convenient way to cancel the event.

    Ms. Colby said she feared that other events that her group holds at the department, like panel discussions, could also be in jeopardy and that the existence of the group could be threatened.

    "This was a total surprise to us," she said of the decision to block the event. "Every other association at the department has its recognized month and event, except us."
  2. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    National Hospice Month, but nothing supporting 5-10% of our population??

  3. type R

    type R Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 23, 2001 Messages: 2,456 Likes Received: 1
    gay people sure do whine alot.
  4. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8
    serenity now.........serenity now
  5. Esai

    Esai Member

    Joined: Oct 12, 2001 Messages: 612 Likes Received: 1
    Have any of you guys heard the teory that homophobia is a sign of pent up homosexual desires, think about it bitches. Im sure you'd be crying foul if national"eminem wanabe" day was cancelled.
  6. Don't Panic

    Don't Panic Member

    Joined: Jun 2, 2003 Messages: 647 Likes Received: 0
    ^^No shit. So far, every gay person I have met was pretty damn chill, who gives a fuck what they do in their own time?

    *for the record that was a response to Esai, not our resident fool.

    KING BLING Guest

    To the naysayers - You're right, in a world where you are so clearly judged by the content of your character, a day celebrating gay lifestyles would be unimportant. Likewise, while we're at it lets cancel black history month. The point is that their is a struggle to a degree for gays to be accepted - they cant marry, they cant join the military without hiding who they are, they are subject to constant harrasment especially in smaller towns (Matthew Shephard). The point here is that they have a common struggle and yeah probably are just looking to belong (12oz Prophet/graffiti anyone?) to something bigger than them. To have this canceled because it does not have an official declaration forces the choice - let it go without one, or make one - to cancel it for the given reason is to hide behind cyclical double sided bullshit like the fucking stub dicked republican cowards they are.
  8. alure

    alure Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002 Messages: 4,700 Likes Received: 17
    yeah i saw your face after that shit happened. haha. at least you admit it happened.. and yeah its pretty fucking funny. people told me you were talking shit to the dragqueen tho..and you started it?

    gossip gossip. i dont really give a fuck.

    and dont lie.. i was really pimping your ass on central.;]
  9. alure

    alure Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002 Messages: 4,700 Likes Received: 17
    so your the one who started talking shit to him for no reason?

    then what the fuck are you complaining about..your completly contradicting yourself.. your bitching about gay guys talking shit to you.. when your not doing anything..then turn around and talk shit to a drag queen who isnt doing shit to you?

    okay. :confused:
  10. alure

    alure Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002 Messages: 4,700 Likes Received: 17
    uh. the story you just posted. no i read the whole thing. the dragqueen story. i dont know the detials or "your" story on that.
  11. alure

    alure Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002 Messages: 4,700 Likes Received: 17
    At other times I have gotten in full fledged fights with therse sick fucks and did some major damage at their little gay cruise.I also got kicked in the face by a 6'8" mother fucker in a dress during one brawl.

    oh i see..the way you stated it to me..made it seem like it had been at another time.. misunderstanding.
  12. alure

    alure Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002 Messages: 4,700 Likes Received: 17
    damn you for confusing me.

    i dont think anything of it. it doesnt piss me off at all actually. where would getting me pissed of get me? no where.. you'd still think and do the same thing, and its already been done. no i dont think its right, but it doesnt at all make me angry. and yes i have had dirty old men verbally harrass me.. but that doesnt make me point fingers to every older man.. but thats me. and thats you. diffirent strokes..diffirent folks. its all good.
  13. Esai

    Esai Member

    Joined: Oct 12, 2001 Messages: 612 Likes Received: 1
    Yeah, I remember the yay area being pretty shocking to me when I first moved up there, And I thought west hollywood was gay! The 1st night I went bombing, me and my buddy were going back to the east bay when we saw what looked like a rave south of the bridge in frisco, then we noticed it was all guys in mesh shirts and leather pants. We were laughing and about to roll off when these 2 guys hit us up for some sex, we were chill and told them no and they fucken pulledout their dicks. I was too shocked to respond but my buddy happened to be packing a piece(we were bombing mission and I thought it was as bad as eastlos), so he flashes it at them and they ran screaming like little girls. That shit was fucken trippy, and it made me feel gross inside. I guess thats how girls feel around perverts. Either way, Let them have their pride day, as long as they aint violating me, I have no beef with gay people. Although flamers annoy me, just like drama chicks, too much of a show to deal with. I notice that non flamboyant homosexuals are pretty cool people, although I must admit I get a little wierded out being alone with a gay dude, I think he might rush me or some shit, I guess it's hard to break away from narrowmindedness.
  14. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    you would have to have something wrong with you to work at the justice department
  15. Uncle Wiggly

    Uncle Wiggly Guest

    About time somebody stood up to these buttfuckers! We need to stop the queer assault on the 'American family'!!!

    Next Congressional proposal:
    FORCED heterosexual assignments!!!