Κυριακή, 30 Ιουνίου 2013

17ο Αντιρατσιστικό Φεστιβάλ Σάββατο 29 Ιουνίου Οικογένειες Ουράνιο Τόξο"

 Πρώτα διαβάσαμε το παραμύθι μας : 
"Τα δύο μικρά αυγά"...


 στη συνέχεια τα παιδιά πήραν το καθένα από ένα αυγό, το ζωγράφισαν, το υιοθέτησαν και υποσχέθηκαν ότι θα το αγαπούν, θα το προσέχουν και θα το φροντίζουν...


  Μετά διαβάσαμε 
"Το Πί και το Ρούνι. ανατροπή σε μια κουζίνα"

 Τέλος μοιραστήκαμε όλοι μικροί μεγάλοι το κέικ μας. πολύχρωμο όπως και οι οικογένειές μας με όλα τα χρώματα του Ουράνιου Τόξου και την ελπίδα ότι φυτέψαμε σήμερα σε αυτά τα παιδιά το σποράκι του σεβασμού της διαφορετικότητας...


Παρασκευή, 28 Ιουνίου 2013

Commento molto personale alla decisione della corte suprema americana sul matrimonio ugualitario



Oggi è una bella giornata. Sarà che sono in vacanza davvero da ieri, o forse perché abbiamo finalmente sconfitto il raffreddore di Andrea che perdurava da 1 mese, sarà che Lisa ha avuto la sua pagella con ben 6 nove e 7 dieci, sarà che l'America ha preso una bella e grande decisione contro le discriminazioni verso le coppie omosessuali ...
Ma forse è perché mia madre mi ha detto al telefono che andava con mia cognata a comprarsi un vestito nuovo per il mio matrimonio o sarà perché mio padre di 86 anni ci ha detto che voleva partecipare alle spese del ricevimento per il nostro matrimonio, sarà perché sono arrivati i vestiti di cerimonia dei miei due figli e vederli mi ha commossa, sarà perché Lisa Marie sta studiando la marcia nuziale da ieri sera...
I miei genitori.
Quanta strada hanno fatto! Mio padre cosi severo e geloso, cosi attento e autoritario, cosi sicuro in apparenza. Quando ho lasciato casa per andare a vivere con Raphaelle avevamo 23 anni e nemmeno un lavoro. Abbiamo vissuto per quasi un anno con la borsa di studio per finire la laurea. Lui non mi ha parlato per sei mesi, è andato in Sicilia per chiedere consigli perché non sapeva cosa fare con questa figlia ribelle che non voleva sottostare ai codici di comportamenti che erano gli unici possibili.
Abbiamo ricominciato tutto da capo. Ho dovuto pian piano riavvicinarmi. C'è voluto tempo. Ma poi è stato lui a rispettarci più e meglio di tutti.
Mia madre. Quando le ho detto che volevamo un bimbo, ha detto stizzita "spero che non succederà perché non è giusto". E il giorno che è nata Lisa ha telefonato ai parenti per dire che era nata la sua decima nipote e che "no, non l'avevo adottato il figlio, l'avevo proprio fatto" orgogliosa come una madre che si ricordava quando era stato difficile e doloroso partorirne cinque.
Quando è morta la mamma della mia compagna, proprio prima che lei ci lasciasse, mia madre era al suo capezzale e le ha detto di non preoccuparsi per la figlia, che era anche sua figlia ormai ed era parte di noi.
E l'anno scorso quando è nato Andrea, partorito da Raphaelle, ha mostrato che quello che diceva era vero, è andata in giro a dire a tutti che le era nato l'undicesimo nipote.
E adesso loro sono felici di questo matrimonio, finalmente. Sono felici di potere investire in amore per Andrea che presto sarà mio figlio per la legge e per sempre e sarà loro nipote anche per la legge e per sempre.
Sono arrivati i vestiti della cerimonia. Li ho messi tutti i 4 sul tavolo del pranzo e li guardo e mi commuovo. Fa un bell'effetto.
E Lisa impara a suonare da ieri la marcia nuziale.
E sono grata alla Francia perché li ci sposeremo, sono grata alla Spagna e al Belgio, perché li abbiamo concepiti i nostri figli e sono grata all'America che ci ha restituito dignità. 
Giuseppina La Delfa
 Presidente Associazione Famiglie Arcobaleno
"La legge federale è invalida, perché senza nessuno scopo legittimo persegue lo scopo e l'effetto di denigrare e ferire coloro che lo Stato, con le sue leggi sul matrimonio, ha cercato di proteggere in personalità e dignità". Giudice Anthony M. Kennedy


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Ιστορική απόφαση για τα δικαιώματα των ομοφυλόφιλων στις ΗΠΑ


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Ο πρόεδρος των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών Αμερικής, Μπαράκ Ομπάμα, χαιρέτισε σήμερα την απόφαση του Ανωτάτου Δικαστηρίου βάσει της οποίας ο πολιτικός γάμος μεταξύ ανθρώπων του ιδίου φύλου θα εξασφαλίζει ισότιμα δικαιώματα
σε ευεργετήματα από το ομοσπονδιακό κράτος και διέταξε τον υπουργό Δικαιοσύνης Έρικ Χόλντερ να αναθεωρήσει όλους τους σχετικούς ομοσπονδιακούς νόμους ώστε να εξασφαλιστεί η εφαρμογή της απόφασης αυτής.
«Είμαστε ένας λαός που διακηρύσσουμε πως όλοι έχουν γεννηθεί ίσοι, και πως η αγάπη με την οποία δενόμαστε με τον άλλο είναι εξίσου ίση», δηλώνει στη γραπτή του δήλωση ο Ομπάμα, καθώς ενημερώθηκε για την ετυμηγορία μέσα στο αεροσκάφος καθ' οδόν προς την Αφρική.
Ο Ομπάμα υπογραμμίζει πως η απόφαση αφορά τους πολιτικούς γάμους και ο τρόπος με τον οποίο ορίζει την έννοια του γάμου και τελεί τις γαμήλιες τελετές κάθε θρησκεία εναπόκειται στους δικούς της εκκλησιαστικούς θεσμούς.
«Ήταν μία διάκριση καθαγιασμένη διά νόμου. Μεταχειριζόταν την αγάπη, τα αγαπημένα ζευγάρια του ιδίου φύλου ως ξεχωριστές και κατώτερες κατηγορίες ανθρώπων. Το Ανώτατο Δικαστήριο διόρθωσε αυτό το σφάλμα και η χώρα μας είναι καλύτερη μετά από αυτό», προσθέτει στην ανακοίνωσή του ο Ομπάμα.
Παράλληλα, οι προασπιστές της απαγόρευσης του γάμου των ομοφυλοφίλων στην Καλιφόρνια, γνωστοί ως κίνημα «Πρόταση 8», ανακοίνωσαν πως θα επιδιώξουν μία θωράκιση κι ενίσχυση της σχετικής απαγορευτικής νομοθεσίας έως ότου αρχίσει η επιβολή της νέας ετυμηγορίας σε πανεθνικό επίπεδο.
Η σχετική ανακοίνωση του Άντριου Πούγκνο, επικεφαλής της ProtectMarriage.com, ήλθε αμέσως μετά την απόφαση του Ανωτάτου Δικαστηρίου που καταργεί την «Πρόταση 8».
Στην ανακοίνωσή του αυτή, ο Πούγκνο δηλώνει πως η απόφαση του Ανωτάτου δικαστικού οργάνου της χώρας «δεν επιλύει άμεσα ζητήματα της δικαιοδοσίας» της προηγούμενης ετυμηγορίας χαμηλόβαθμου δικαστηρίου.
Πηγή: http://www.newsbeast.gr/world/arthro/550532/istoriki-apofasi-gia-ta-dikaiomata-ton-omofulofilon-stis-ipa/



APA PRAISES DOMA DECISION AS VICTORY FOR SCIENCE, HUMAN DIGNITY

WASHINGTON – The American Psychological Association commended Wednesday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.
"The U.S. Supreme Court ruling today overturning the Defense of Marriage Act is a triumph for social science and recognition of the basic dignity of all American citizens," said APA President Donald N. Bersoff, PhD, JD. "The American Psychological Association is gratified that the court found there is no legitimate reason for denying equal treatment under federal law to same-sex couples."
APA filed "friend of the court" briefs in both the same-sex marriage cases decided by the court – Hollingsworth v. Perry, which challenged California’s Proposition 8, and U.S. v. Windsor, which challenged the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The court found the petitioners in the Proposition 8 case did not have legal standing to challenge a lower court decision finding that the referendum did not pass constitutional muster. The ruling in Perry that stands after today’s Supreme Court ruling includes extensive citations to social science research as the basis for its conclusion that Proposition 8 did not further a valid governmental purpose.
Denying recognition to legally married same-sex couples stigmatizes them, according to APA’s briefs. "Empirical research demonstrates that the psychological and social aspects of committed relationships between same-sex partners largely resemble those of heterosexual partnerships," the briefs stated. "Like heterosexual couples, same-sex couples form deep emotional attachments and commitments. Heterosexual and same-sex couples alike face similar issues concerning intimacy, love, equity, loyalty and stability, and they go through similar processes to address those issues."
The APA briefs cited empirical scientific evidence that demonstrates that "homosexuality is a normal expression of human sexuality, is generally not chosen and is highly resistant to change." Likewise, "there is no scientific basis for concluding that gay and lesbian parents are any less fit or capable than heterosexual parents, or that their children are any less psychologically healthy and well-adjusted," according to the briefs.
"In drawing conclusions, we rely on the best empirical research available, focusing on general patterns rather than any single study," the briefs stated. All the studies cited in the brief were critically evaluated to assess their methodology, including the reliability and validity of the measures and tests employed, and the quality of data-collection procedures and statistical analyses.
Bersoff noted that APA has a long history of supporting equal access to legal marriage based on years of scientific research. APA has supported legal benefits for same-sex couples since 1997 and civil marriage for same-sex couples since 2004. APA has adopted policy statements, lobbied Congress in opposition to the Defense of Marriage Act and the Federal Marriage Amendment, and filed amicus briefs supporting same-sex marriage in legal cases in Oregon, Washington, New Jersey, New York (three times), Maryland, Connecticut, Iowa, and California. In California, the APA brief was cited by the state Supreme Court when it ruled that same-sex marriage was legal in May 2008.
Joining APA in filing the Windsor and Perry briefs were: the American Academy of Pediatrics; American Medical Association; California Medical Association; American Psychiatric Association; American Psychoanalytic Association; and National Association of Social Workers. Also joining the Windsor brief were: the New York City and New York state chapters of the National Association of Social Workers and the New York State Psychological Association. Also joining the Perry brief were the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; the California Chapter of NASW and the California Psychological Association.




The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA's membership includes more than 134,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.
The White House
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Here's President Obama's statement on the Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act 
President Obama released the statement below after the Supreme Court mades its ruling this morning on the Defense of Marriage Act. Check it out, then forward this message to share it with your friends. 
I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. This was discrimination enshrined in law. It treated loving, committed gay and lesbian couples as a separate and lesser class of people. The Supreme Court has righted that wrong, and our country is better off for it. We are a people who declared that we are all created equal – and the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. 
This ruling is a victory for couples who have long fought for equal treatment under the law; for children whose parents’ marriages will now be recognized, rightly, as legitimate; for families that, at long last, will get the respect and protection they deserve; and for friends and supporters who have wanted nothing more than to see their loved ones treated fairly and have worked hard to persuade their nation to change for the better.  
So we welcome today’s decision, and I’ve directed the Attorney General to work with other members of my Cabinet to review all relevant federal statutes to ensure this decision, including its implications for Federal benefits and obligations, is implemented swiftly and smoothly. 
On an issue as sensitive as this, knowing that Americans hold a wide range of views based on deeply held beliefs, maintaining our nation’s commitment to religious freedom is also vital. How religious institutions define and consecrate marriage has always been up to those institutions. Nothing about this decision – which applies only to civil marriages – changes that.   
The laws of our land are catching up to the fundamental truth that millions of Americans hold in our hearts: when all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.  
http://www.whitehouse.gov/doma-statement

Πέμπτη, 27 Ιουνίου 2013

19 Powerful Photos From The Early Struggle For LGBT Rights

Today, the US Supreme Court ruled at last: all legally married couples will finally be equally protected by the law – including gay and lesbian couples.
It means that all legally married couples in the US will now have the right to visit their husband or wife if they’re sick or dying in hospital. And for couples where only one person is an American citizen, they can now marry and stay together in the US, instead of being torn apart.
This is huge news within the US, but the march toward equality is accelerating all over the world. All Out members and our partner organisations in many countries are building incredible momentum towards winning equal marriage in many more countries, like Brazil and Mexico.
The decision today, and recent successful marriage campaigns led by organizers in Argentina, France, New Zealand and Uruguay show that the message of love and equality is taking hold.
We can celebrate this moment together, as we keep working to build a world where no person has to sacrifice their family, safety, freedom or dignity because of who they are or who they love.
Messages of joy are flying around the world on Twitter and Facebook, will you join in?
If you use Facebook, help break the news by clicking here and then clicking SHARE, to share the image below with friends and family.
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The US has taken a step in the right direction to join the community of nations around the world where every person can marry the one they love.
It’s been a long time coming.
 

1. A lesbian couple at a demonstration in Albany, N.Y. in 1977.



Via: Diana Davies photographs/New York Public Library

2. Members of the Gay Activists Alliance holding a sit-in at New York State Republican headquarters in New York City in 1970.



Via: Diana Davies photographs/New York Public Library

3. Two men at a demonstration in Albany in 1971.



Via: Diana Davies photographs/New York Public Library

4. The Gay Liberation Day march in New York City in June 1970.



Via: Kay Tobin Lahusen/New York Public Library

5. A man holding a sign at a demonstration in Albany in 1971.



6. The Gay Liberation Front marching on Times Square in 1969.



Via: Diane Davis photographs/New York Public Library

7. A gay rights picket line at the Pentagon in the summer of 1965.



Via: Kay Tobin Lahusen/New York Public Library

8. A “Straights for Gays” sign at the Philadelphia Gay Pride rally and march in June 1972.



Via: Kay Tobin Lahusen/New York Public Library

9. Marsha P. Johnson picketing NYC’s Bellevue Hospital to protest unfair treatment of street people and gays in the 1970s.



Via: Diana Davies Photographs/New York Public Library

10. People participating in Christopher Street Liberation Day, which was close to the two-year anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which were largely considered the catalyst to the LGBT rights movement.



11. Protestors picketing in front of the White House in 1965 over federal employment restrictions.



Via: Kay Tobin Lahusen/New York Public Library

12. People picketing at Independence Hall in Philadelphia on July 4, 1966, in support of gay rights.



Via: Kay Tobin Lahusen/New York Public Library

13. A New York City gay pride march in 1982.



Via: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center/New York Public Library

14. The lead banner in the 1972 Philadelphia pride parade.



15. Gay rights icon Frank Kameny during his campaign for Congress in 1971.



Via: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center/New York Public Library

16. The Gay Activist Alliance demonstrating against Mafia-controlled gay bars and police harassment in August 1971 in Greenwich Village.



Via: Diana Davies Photographs/New York Public Library

17. People at the Gay Liberation Front march on Times Square in New York City in 1969.



Via: Diana Davies Photographs/New York Public Library

18. A woman holding a poster that says, “I am your worst fear I am your best fantasy,” at the Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day parade in 1970.



Via: Diana Davies Photographs/New York Public Library

19. LGBT protestors marching against the Vietnam War in New York City in November 1971.



Via: Diana Davies Photographs/New York Public Library
All photos via the New York Public Library’s digital collections
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