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Paul Schroder

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  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 awe
  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 awe
  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 tha
  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
  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 th
  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.
  15. My head gets cold so I wear my coon skin cap.
  16. Raccoon Saves Student's Life, a (true!) story that's become a legend at Cornell University, where the incident occurred. http://www.loomcom.com/raccoons/news/raccoon-saves-life.html
  17. I found myself holding my breath half way through the narrative. This is so much the common thread that defines gay people of my generation. Thank God society is opening up a bit more each day so that, eventually, there will be no need for boys and girls to start laying those courses of bricks. Societies build many gulogs and prisons. The worse are the ones where it forces the inmates themselves to erect the walls that contain them. Guilt, shame and fear are the mortar.
  18. I was going to pass on posting to this thread. I told myself it's because I already did something similar on IOMFATS board a year or so ago. But I guess the real reason was I've always been one to hold things close to my chest ? to not divulge much about myself. I've since come to realize that this is a common trait that I share with many gay or bi men of my generation. It is part and parcel of the closet I lived in for so much of my life. So I need to fight against those old impulses to maintain the new me. I remember being fascinated by other boy's bits at a rather early age. I was play
  19. Twenty seven amendments to the U.S. Constitution. 500 amendments to the California Constitution. That pretty much says it all. Our forefathers used common sense in acknowledging that logical and reasoned thought should not give sway to mob rule. The public is fickle and easily manipulated. Individual prejudices should never be allowed to over-ride basic human rights. It is time that the California legislature grow a set of balls and revamp the amendment process. Too many people there are swayed by Governor Terminator's anti-gay marriage rhetoric.
  20. Wonderful beginning, Camy. Now I'm waiting for the next installment. (Notice I didn't say waiting patiently.)
  21. I found it. http://iomfats.org/storyshelf/hosted/wilso...-nearly-13.html
  22. I remember this This was a submission to a contest on JeffsFort. Short stories were to deal with the subject "Death's day off". I read the second chapter. Did you do more and where can we find them?
  23. Here is another video about the attitudes of Corwall authorities towards gays. Here. This is especially tragic in that it regards their treatment of a young teen
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