Examples of Homophobia and Heterosexism
* Interacting with a gay man and thinking only of his sexuality, rather than seeing him as a whole, complex person.
* Changing your seat at a meeting or event because a LGBT person is in the chair next to you.
* Assuming that everyone you meet is heterosexual.
* Not confronting a queer joke for fear of being identified as an LGBT person.
* Being afraid to show physical affection to someone of the same sex as you.
* Being careful about the kind of clothing you wear or your mannerisms so that you don't have a "certain look."
* Assuming that if an LGBT person of the same sex as you shows friendliness towards you, she or he is making a sexual advance.
* Not asking about your LGBT co-worker's partner, although you regularly ask about your heterosexual co-worker's spouse.
* Reacting negatively to public displays of affection between gay men and lesbians, but accepting the same displays from heterosexual couples.
* Feeling that LGBT people are too outspoken about their rights.
- Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
- Papa Francisco
- Obama ‘Hugely Impressed’ by Pope Francis - 10/2/13
- The Pope: how the Church will change - La Repubblica -10/1/13
- Secretive Vatican Bank Publishes First-Ever Financial Accounts - 10/1/13
- Pope Francis - Criticizes ‘Narcissistic’ leaders of Catholic church – 10/1/13
- “I am a Catholic. I believe in God deeply... A kiss is a gesture of love, of tenderness between human beings...no one can find blasphemy or sacrilege.” 9/29/13
- Pope Francis - A Big Heart Open to God – exclusive interview – 9/19/13
- Gay Catholic Priest (3a) - Fr. Marty Kurylowicz - Appealing his case – to Pope Francis - 8/15/13
- Thalamus Center - Key subject links on: Early Childhood Psychological Development Growing up Gay
- Thalamus Center - Previous posted news media links: Pope Francis - President Obama - Gay Marriage - - - May 2013 - October 2013
- “The fact is that more people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, that my friends, that is true perversion!” Harvey Milk
- Pope Francis - criticized the church obsessed putting dogma before LOVE - over serving the poor and marginalized – 9/19/13
- Pope Francis Accepts Gay Priests - 2013 - - & - - Benedict XVI Bans Gay Priests - 2005
- Pope Francis’s … ‘sympathetic’ remarks signal a more pastoral tone on gays in general, if not a change in church doctrine on homosexuality… Bishop David Walkowiak of Grand Rapids, Michigan – 7/31/13
- Pope Francis replaces much-criticized top Vatican aide - Bertone – 8/31/13
- Benedict XVI names - Bertone secretary of state - 6/23/06
- (1) Pope Francis - … GOSSIP – “...how many times our COMMUNITIES, even our FAMILIES have become a hell in which we CRIMINALLY KILL our brother with words”. – 9/2/13
- (2) Cardinal Bertone – Benedict XVI must share blame Vatican scandals – Deadly GOSSIP – 9/3/13
- More: Cardinal Bertone – only following orders - implicating Benedict XVI for mistakes made on his watch – 9/2/13
- (3) Cardinal Bertone - "Boffo method" CHARACTER ASSASSINATIONS – defamation of character, falsifying legal document – Calling Boffo a "known homosexual" was a fake – 6/1/12
- (4) Ratzinger/Benedict XVI - “CASTING ASPERSIONS” Hunthausen & Kurylowicz – 2/10/13
- Pope Francis: Jesus has for every Christian - a promise, request and mission - all linked to prayer – 9/5/13
- Benedict XVI & Bertone - 'obstructed' sex abuse inquiry – 4/24/05
- President Obama - “Let Freedom Ring" - 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington – 8/28/13
- “I Have a Dream” - Martin Luther King, Jr. Address at the March on Washington, D.C. August 28, 1963
- Pope Francis epitomizes a true ‘Servant Leader,’ led by his desire to bring hope, equality and opportunity to those who have little, and to role model the mercy, love, compassion and courage of the Man whose church he leads… Margie Warrell – 8/28/13
- Pope Francis called for action - forming Vatican Conference of experts - to combat Human Trafficking & modern forms of Slavery – 8/23/13
- More on: Pope Francis Human Trafficking Conference
- A Revolution Underway with Pope Francis - Accountability, Whistle-blowers, Political Center, Break Monopoly, Collecting his own Information and Making his own Decisions… - 8/5/13
- Pope Francis & Gay Priests - Vatican resignation Bishop Bakot - staunch opposition to gays - 8/7/13
- Pope Francis - “wielded his formidable bully pulpit” - Never before had a pope spoken out in defense of gay priests in the Catholic ministry - 7/29/13
- Benedict XVI - “Impending Rules on Gay Priests Create Catholic Divide” - Fr Marty Kurylowicz - October 8, 2005
- Gay Catholic Priest - Appealing his case – Fr. Marty Kurylowicz – to Pope Francis – July 28, 2013
- Pope Francis – Reveals Vatican’s Corruption – 6/13/13
- Gay Catholic Priest – Fr. Marty Kurylowicz - Charged by the Vatican for “Coming Out” March 1997 - For the Protection of Children – 15 years later & President Obama’s letter of appreciation - July 2012 - Letter 5/1/13
- Pope Francis & the Mafia - 5/26/13
- Ricky Martin Foundation
- J.K. ROWLING – Harvard University – “The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination” – 6/5/08
- STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE and CHILDREN --- “Don’t Make WAVES” --- Benedict XVI and Curia’s Child Sexual Abuse Cover-ups and Gay Obsession - 5/15/13
- Pope Francis made WAVES - New Pluralism - 5/29/13
- Pope Francis - 1st Global Pope - Inclusiveness - Atheists "precious allies" - Sharp Contrast from Past - 5/29/13
- Pope Francis calls for global economic reform - 5/28/13
- Biden & Obama Protecting HUMAN RIGHTS - TYRANNY in Religion - Pope Francis Seeks Reform – 5/14/13
- Pope Francis - Blasts "Cult of Money" That TYRANNIZES Poor - 5/16/13
- Ricky Martin apoya derechos LGBT en Puerto Rico - 14 may 2013
- SEXUAL ORIENTATION and LOVE
- Childhood and Early Homosexual Identity
- 3 Psychological Facts About Growing Up Gay
- Fr. Marty Kurylowicz "Coming out" story --- Alive!
- Coming Out 1997 - Protecting Children
- DO I REJECT MY GAY BROTHER? - Bishop Gumbleton PBS 1999 - 5/28/13
- Fr. Marty Kurylowicz - LGBT Rights Begins with Children - 5/10/13
- Gay 1990s - Pope John Paul II and Homosexuals - 4/26/13
- Gay Marriage Hurts No One!!! - UK PM David Cameron - Importance of Families |The Lack of Love & Support of Children is ‘DAMAGE to Family’ - i.e. BENEDICT XVI --- 30 years of GLOBAL Child Sexual Abuse Cover-ups | Profile - SOCIOPATHS - 1/2/13
- GROUPTHINK & Benedict XVI/Curia - 30 yrs
- Dangerous Homosexual Repression - Hoover and Benedict XVI - 12/5/12
- Auschwitz -- Christmas 2008
- Benedict XVI’s Gay Obsession
- Sexual Repression and Pornography - Vatican's Ongoing Gay Sex Scandals - 3/17/13
- GAY MARRIAGE - 8 Part series
- Obama - ‘Changed Everything‘ Supporting Gay Marriage - 5/9/13 | Thank you, Mr. President and Mr. Vice President !!!
- Benedict XVI, Cardinals & Bishops Child Sexual Abuse Cover-ups - 30 years
- THALAMUS CENTER – Previous Posted - News Media Links & Research Topics – January 2012 – October 5, 2013.