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Paul Schroder

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About Paul Schroder

  • Birthday 01/23/1947

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    Idaho, U.S.A.
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    Readin' and writin' but no rithmatic.
  1. Hey boys and girls. Remember me... the fat penguin? I have a terrific idea. Now, I'm gonna stay focused so I don't forget it and so I hope a squirrel doesn't wander by. You guys remember PenguinHuggle don't you? That's the sweet little story site and forum hosted by Mikie and Dr. Lib. Well, Mikie is away in college now and the site is rarely visited. But Dr. Lib continues to maintain the site for Mikie. This has been the sister site for Codey's World and hosts the memorial site for Codey. And this site has something that is lacking in both Codey's World and AwesomeDude; it has an awesome chatroom that is rarely visited anymore. Let's put it to use! I know I'd like to talk to all of Cody's friends and all the AwesomeDude members too. I invite everyone to use this topic to suggest a day and time of the week for us to all log in and yak away. Eventually, with enough participation we can make it a continuous thing as it was in the past. So... make yourself heard. I'll log in during the late evenings for the next couple of weeks or so to hopefully catch some of you. Here is the url... http://www.penguinhu...chat/index.html I'm so excited I'm waging my tail. Wait... that isn't a tail.
  2. Hey boys and girls. Remember me... the fat penguin? I have a terrific idea. Now, I'm gonna stay focused so I don't forget it and so I hope a squirrel doesn't wander by. You guys remember PenguinHuggle don't you? That's the sweet little story site and forum hosted by Mikie and Dr. Lib. Well, Mikie is away in college now and the site is rarely visited. But Dr. Lib continues to maintain the site for Mikie. This has been the sister site for Codey's World and hosts the memorial site for Codey. And this site has something that is lacking in both Codey's World and AwesomeDude; it has an awesome chatroom that is rarely visited anymore. Let's put it to use! I know I'd like to talk to all of Cody's friends and all the AwesomeDude members too. I invite everyone to use this topic to suggest a day and time of the week for us to all log in and yak away. Eventually, with enough participation we can make it a continuous thing as it was in the past. So... make yourself heard. I'll log in during the late evenings for the next couple of weeks or so to hopefully catch some of you. Here is the url... http://www.penguinhuggle.com/chat/index.html I'm so excited I'm waging my tail. Wait... that isn't a tail.
  3. Examples of the treatment of gays in: Egypt - http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc...+DOC+XML+V0//EN Malaysia - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/accept-ho...ity-in-malaysia Jordan - http://alidahmash.blogspot.com/2008/10/hom...-in-jordan.html And these are the 'moderate' Islamic states. As a gay male I am very concerned about the proliferation of a culture that denigrates women and gays. I try very hard to treat all individuals and cultures with respect since, as a gay man, I want that respect returned to me. Yet am I expected to remain silent (politically correct) about an issue that concerns me? I've read about some areas in the UK allowing the adoption of some forms of Sharia Law - yet I'm not supposed to be concerned or voice my concern? I feel as though I'm trapped in a middle ground. I am afraid to voice my fears or I may be labeled a racist.
  4. The Trevor Project was founded by writer James Lecesne, director/producer Peggy Rajski and producer Randy Stone, creators of the 1994 Academy Award?-winning short film, Trevor, a comedy/drama about a gay 13-year-old boy who, when rejected by friends because of his sexuality, makes an attempt to take his life. When Trevor was scheduled to air on HBO? in 1998, the filmmakers realized that some of the program?s teen viewers might be facing the same kind of crisis as Trevor, and began to search for an appropriate support line to broadcast during the airing. They discovered that no such helpline existed, and decided to dedicate themselves to forming what was, in their view, a much-needed resource: an organization to promote acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth, and to aid in crisis and suicide prevention among that group. Thus, The Trevor Project was born. The Trevor Project Website We can't do much as individuals to stop the bullying. But we can steer suseptable youth to available resources. Add the hotline phone number to your signature. Ask the gay forums you belong to make the resource available and easy to find on their sites. And more importantly, donate. Click on the Trevor project link and volunteer your money or even your time. It's a good feeling. The cast of Queer As Folk discuss the Trevor Project:
  5. Way to go, Cole. Another fun read.
  6. It never seems to amaze me, the caliber of some of our elected officials. What saddens me most is that people accept them and vote for them. What will Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) say next - that the Holocaust never occurred? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/29/v...a_n_192971.html
  7. I've just been informed that the NY Times now requires people to register in order to read their articles... grrrr. So, if you didn't read the piece titled "The Bigots? Last Hurrah" that I posted above, go here to read it without registering. It's a definite feel good article. http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/04/19 That Miss California runner-up should read it.
  8. Lol... that's because the money came directly from the church hierarchy. There was no attempt at an opinion poll among the church members. The twelve apostles and church leadership are used to laying down the letter of the law and expecting their members to follow it faithfully. It makes me wonder if there has been some sort of backlash that has shaken up these church leaders. There was certainly a great amount of ire directed towards the state following prop 8's defeat. We need to remember that this was the last Christian aligned faith to allow blacks to become members. On the face of that, their about-face has come about remarkably swiftly.
  9. The Bigots? Last Hurrah ... an op-ed post from the NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/19/opinion/...tml?_r=1&em This should brighten your day.
  10. I found this on another forum and it's effected me deeply. Once again a school system fails its students in protecting against homophobic bullying. In a school where there are a mix of black and white students, no one would dare utter the "N" word but "gay, fag and queer" seem to be tolerated. The result is one more suicide. And this time by a boy who was only eleven years old. Here is the news article. Here is the news video.
  11. Sometimes it takes a bit of old fashioned "shame" to convince people to do the right thing. I'd like to see the school forced to place a large sign on their front lawn that says... "Parents be advised - the administrators and teachers of this school tolerate harassment and bullying within the student body." They would then have to prove that they have taken effective steps to control bullying before they would be allowed to remove the sign.
  12. What adds to it's appeal is that it is a true story. Thanks, Steven. For those who aren't aware, he posted it on a deaf boy's website.
  13. I felt the tears flow when I read it. Thanks Grant.
  14. Thanks for posting the President's website, Cap'n. It makes me feel like the GBLT community is in good hands.
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