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GSA (Gay Straight Alliance)

For anyone who is,or supports, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transexuals, or questioning. Anyone and everyone is welcome!!

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What is the Gay Straight Alliance?
-The Gay Straight Alliance is a group of people (usually students in high school, but here on the ning now as well!) that provides a safe place for people to talk and support eachother concerning discrimination, violence, and predjusice against gays, lesbians, bisexuals,transgender, or questioning individuals.

What does the Gay Straight Alliance do?
-create safe environments in communities to support each other and learn about homophobia and other oppressions,
-educate the community about homophobia, gender identity, and sexual orientation issues, and
-fight discrimination, harassment, and violence in schools ext.

Go to http://www.gsanetwork.org/resources/start.html for more

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Comment by ChelseaIRL on August 28, 2009 at 1:09pm
um, there would be LESS inequality, but there would still be slavery, inequality and racism.

plenty of people are the same religion but hate each other because they have different skin colors. and even if there were no racism, you would still have sexism. and look at the board we're debating under. sexuality is completely independent of religion, ethinicity, etc. let's, just for a moment, say religion is gone and there's no more racism. there's still inequality and discrimination. religion may be a factor, but it's not THE problem. i agree with the others. HUMANITY is the problem.
Comment by Ken Crandall on August 28, 2009 at 1:08pm
Amazing. I am a Christian. (Liberal UCC, check it out) and I have studied other religions and have known many people of other faiths. Yet I have never had the urge to kill any of them or rape any of their wives. Or even condemn them.
The vast majority of religious people are reasonable, well adjusted and tolerant. It only takes a few to create this sort of perception.
Lumping all people of faith together based on the actions of a small minority is the sort of stereotyping that we as nerdfighters should actively be fighting against.
Comment by Austin! on August 28, 2009 at 1:07pm
Buddhism isnt a religion, its a system of beliefs.
Comment by Austin! on August 28, 2009 at 1:05pm
Also, in regards to the PETA argument, animal cruelty still exists because its cheaper for commerical farmers not to reform their animal care. its all business, and they arent going to risk profit to satisfy a certain group of people. If more people cared about animal cruelty, the commercial farmers would be forced to change their habits, which is what PETA is doing, getting support.
Comment by Austin! on August 28, 2009 at 1:01pm
Religion is certainly an agent. When someone is raised believing that something is true (i.e. their particular religious affiliation) and they learn that there is another religion saying theirs is wrong, they are left with doubt, and doubt begets rage, which begets war. Hate and predjudice would probably not exist if religion didnt. there would be no concepts of slavery, of inequality, of racism, without religion.
Comment by ChelseaIRL on August 28, 2009 at 12:58pm
i repeat: "its methods end up turning people off."
part of stopping animal cruelty is educating people about it. some of their methods, especially some of their press as of late, has made them out to be a bunch of wackos. people don't listen to wackos. even when they're making a valid point. hence people aren't getting educated. animal cruelty rages on.
Comment by Austin! on August 28, 2009 at 12:55pm
What PETA does, which may seem outlandish to some is meant to. The extremes they do are merely to keep them in the headlines. What they do is meant to see outrageous, and it certainly does not hurt animals. They want to get their message out there, and it certainly is getting in the mainstream.
Comment by Austin! on August 28, 2009 at 12:53pm
Religiong doesnt help people, it manipulates them into conforming to certain absolute tenets. When it comes to religion, the negatives far, FAR, outweigh the positives. Just about every war has been caused because of religion, and most acts of violence are due to differences in ideas or as an act against organized religion.
Comment by ChelseaIRL on August 28, 2009 at 12:49pm
i'll take a non-religious entity to prove this point: PETA. awesome cause, psycho absolutist strategy. often, their methods end up turning people off instead of helping animals.
religion does much the same thing except it's trying to help people.
Comment by Nephtys80 on August 28, 2009 at 12:40pm
plenty of good is done in the name of religion too, and plenty of bad is done by secular groups (check out some current and recent dictatorial regimes- many of them were not religious or even opposed to religion). I agree with some of the others, nastiness isn't inherent to religion, but it does seem to be inherent to humanity. That said, the capacity for great good also seems to be inherent to humanity, so I have hope :)
 

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