A human being is either male or female

Coitus is sex between a man and a woman, with penetration of the erect penis into the vagina. The repetitive movements of the penis and of the vagina generally end in an orgasm and the expulsion of the sperm (ejaculation) into the vagina. Coitus may also lead to the fertilization of an ovum by a sperm cell and the conception of a child – Source: Scienephotolibrary

The blogmaster is prepared to be dismissed as simplistic but he has been accused of worse through the years. There is man and there is woman. Not too long ago it was not difficult to make the distinction. Today a biological misfire is accepted as normal. A lifestyle undergirded by an abnormality is accepted as normal. The Blogmaster’s perspective is not meant to be homophobic, only a sincere perspective based on commonsense.

A distortion of what is normal is compounded by the growing popularity of what is described as gender identification. Properly defined as – “Gender identity is the personal sense of one’s own gender. Gender identity can correlate with a person’s assigned sex or can differ from it. In most individuals, the various biological determinants of sex are congruent, and consistent with the individual’s gender identity.”

To make a point the Blogmaster currently identifies as a NON BINARY. The list of possible gender identities attached is not exhaustive – https://www.npr.org/2021/06/02/996319297/gender-identity-pronouns-expression-guide-lgbtq.

The ongoing debate about the appropriate pronoun to suffix to one’s name seems ridiculous to a simple minded Blogmaster BUT as always he is open to competing arguments. Last week our primary regional tertiary institution joined the global trend in the developed world by validating gender identity as the enlightened way forward for our people.

Are we there yet?

69 thoughts on “A human being is either male or female

  1. True..
    A Human is either male or female,
    however a Brass Bowl can be any shiite, and in their state of ignorance and confusion we should not be surprised at the sexual, moral, spiritual and other confusion that exists.
    Unfortunately, it will get even worse, because “Quos Deus vult perdere prius dementat.

  2. Well, to the wokeist, currently governing all the countries in the West, your “sincere perspective based on common sense” is “homophobic”, a determination you’ve tried to avoid.

    Regrettably, this state of affairs cannot now be reversed easily, by simply admitting a “mistake” has been made. White people could destroy the world and then say oh oaks, like the atomic bombs on Japan, “that was s mistake”. And worse has been so airbrushed from historical memory.

    These are the types of madnesses empires do to distract fools from noticing their kingdoms are falling.

    And while we would like to remained teethered to a wider common humanity, as the gift of Ntr to the world, we cannot. For when the fringe is centralized and the centre is marginalized, it represents a challenge not only to the humanoid but to all that there is, has been, will be.

    Only the chastisement of Ntr will now correct these irrational and constant lurches into madness.

    We would have preferred a non missionary depiction. Maybe it’s apocryphal. Maybe it speaks to a lack of ingenuity. For of the 100s of creative ways the Ankh invites us to life, the boring may serve as deterrence.🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑

    • Yolande Grant - African Online Publishing Copyright (c) 2023. All Rights Reserved. on said:

      “Only the chastisement of Ntr will now correct these irrational and constant lurches into madness.”

      Must start with Nfr…must start with Sep Tepy…

  3. I don’t believe that it is normal. I believe that it is real though. Gender dysphoria is just another abnormality over which people have no control.

    Therefore, some level of comfort should be afforded to the sufferer. But I think the West has gone overboard. There is only so much we can do without being ridiculous.

    Too far east will always be west.

  4. It is less than 5% who are inverts so it is a non-issue for most except for a changing of attitudes and discrimination.

  5. Yolande Grant - African Online Publishing Copyright (c) 2023. All Rights Reserved. on said:

    Pacha…the situation is just as bad as seen…and escalating to worse…ignore all local pantomines…meant to distract and hide the reality of what the local evil influencers/forces created….and now completely out of their control..just as you have seen before you.

  6. @David, yes you are correct that over 98% of humanity is either male or female and as @Donna said so well the world has gone overboard in validating that reality.

    Undoubtedly, the arguments for self identification takes the valid debate for free speech/self awareness to what many like you describe as absurd LGBQTI (current incarnation) ridiculosness … but we will overcome (and not only as the BushGriot posits).

    Generally we have re-balanced from major disruptions as this surely is.

    (People have always been born as hermaphrodite or as it’s called these days ‘intersex’ … that they now feel less conflicted about their identity and thus live without the stress of suicidal thoughts is a GOOD thing … but that our society via the pervasiveness of social media appears to be normalizing what has been a very small % of life-experiences is the PROBLEM)!

  7. It’s amazing how we gave allowed the backward politicians and influencers in the USA to drag us into pure bullshit positions. Disrupting and negating almost everything that our forefathers have fought for. Taking our intellectual capacity and literally wasting it on nonsense . This invented now almost completed parallel universe is one we seem eager to live in. Once more fooled into socio/ economic / cultural domination.

    • @William, greetings blogging brother … it’s being ‘a minute'(in modern vernacular) since we engaged here!😎

      So why you phrased it as “…we have allowed the backward politicians and influencers in the USA to drag us into pure bullshit positions”!

      “ALLOWED…” where is the choice, brother?

      Do we truly have an option to prevent this massive shift …

      Long before the internet the old saw was that “it took a village to raise a child” … and ‘properly’ was the unsaid addition. Now with these pervasive influencers and ability of the ‘backward politicians’ to spread their message so quickly and effectively do you truly perceive that little nations like ours can shut out that noise and stay ‘true’ to our supposed way of life!

      And I specially identified ‘true’ because our society has long been aghast and agape (pun can be inferred, as I did your perfect use of ‘bullshit’😒🤣) by this same sex life style … are we that innocent of allowing recent external influences !!!

      Be well brother and enjoy the coming summer warmth in your nook of US life.

  8. “A human being is either male or female”
    People are individuals not boxes to be ticked or sorted into and filed away by others peoples minds to define and stereotype by their own ignorance or pecking orders of peoples stations to tell them where they belong.
    Ubiquitous with no categories.
    Race religion gender sexual identity culture nationality residency skin colour hair texture DNA etc are all just different flavours of humanity mindsets and lifestyles.
    Just different people and different ways of living within laws of nature.
    You cannot view other cultures by your own limited nuture references.
    throwaway tissue issue
    “Posted on May 11, 2023 by David”

    Posted on Thursday 11th
    Published on Monday 15th

    Is there a Conspiracy to subdue and control the masses?
    It’s just another Manic Monday
    Tell me why I don’t like Mondays
    I want to shoot the whole day down

  9. Genders and Sexual Identity etc are over emphasised in rules defining society such as roles in life, education, opportunities, employment, social rules and control, how to behave, how to mix with others, where you can socialise etc

    The people who are different should not be treated as not normal or dysfunctional as this leads to mental health issues and self hate.

    • Their escape hatch to rape at will, they and their scummy perrvert supporters will always defend..

      ..but their own evil just turned sooo real on them, they cant handle it, dont blink..

  10. “Who can forget the infamous case of a double male rapist ”

    You always generalise individuals to scapegoat whole types of people

    In the same spirit as your sly dig yesterday
    people are well fed up with your “reasoning” too

  11. Three hours ago I submitted a power point from out of my stash of Embryology lectures for the edification of the BU brimblers.
    The fact that it has not appeared speaks volume to me.

  12. If there is to be any redeemable feature about this clown is that on occasion he deviates into a few things which make sense, can be supported by hard science, are repeatable, easily observable within the natural world.

    Of course, undergrided by a book of foolishness, a mind chronically contaminated by eponymous structures, thereby productive of a human tree without root. Root connect to branch, as above.

    For if he were now pressed to locate these observable biological features within an historical context, what has been presented as largely noncontentious now descends into a heaven of ignorance.

    But the contentious is never absent. Such is the self importance held that even the mere posting elicited the usual appeal that discrimination against or purposeful delay of a perceived superior knowing was thusly asserted.

    The more things change, the more they remain the same😇

    • Yolande Grant - African Online Publishing Copyright (c) 2023. All Rights Reserved. on said:

      More and more misleading from clowns, it’s a good thing weee have access to the real truth of the Nswt Bity, Mer Kut, and the Ntru or weee will be just as lost and just as big a laughing stock.

  13. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

    What does Genesis 1:27 mean?

    The blueprint for Genesis chapter 1 is God speaking His intent, then creating. In the previous verse, God decreed what should be made and why. Now in this verse, He makes the first of all human beings. The verse is written with a poetic structure of three lines. God creates man in his own image. In the image of God man is created. God creates both male and female.

    One meaning of being created in the image of God is mankind’s unique capacity for moral and rational awareness. God made humans to be inherently different from animals. He built into us some of His own qualities; we share with Him the experience of personality, truth, beauty, meaning, will, and reason. These attributes allow us to relate to God in ways other created beings cannot. Another meaning is that humans were meant to stand as the image of God’s authority on the earth as we rule over and subdue the rest of His creation.

    That we are made by God, in the image of God, is what gives all men and women deep value. That point is echoed throughout the Bible. James, for instance, points out that we ought not curse human beings because they (we) are made in God’s likeness (James 3:9). Those who bear God’s image should not be treated disrespectfully or discarded easily. It is not surprising, or illogical, to see that cultures which reject the idea of man’s creation in the image of God are cultures which terrorize and abuse other human beings.

    Genesis 1:26–31 describes the origin of human beings, the most unique of all God’s creations. As with other aspects of the creation account, very few details are given. The information we are given, however, is unmistakable. Man is uniquely created ”in the image” of God, invested with authority over the earth, and commanded to reproduce. These points each establish critical aspects of the Christian worldview, and the proper attitude towards humanity. As with other portions of this chapter, debates over certain details do not override the central truth: man is the purposeful creation of the One True God, and represents something special in this universe as a result.

  14. Cleopatra VII died in 30 BC and was the God Isis.
    The senate declared on 1 January 42 BC that Caesar would be placed among the Roman gods.

    There are many Greek Egyptian Roman Hindu Gods
    Before Christ becomes Before the Common Era, or BCE

  15. I have not visited here before, because I think these matters are more complicated than the comments stated here would indicate.

    Here we try to explain human behavior, relationship and sexual feelings using a simple biology model. Others try to put the genie back in the bottle by telling us that a person is male or female. I guess closing our eyes and pretending “they” are not here is a solution for some.

    Me, I have my ideas. I too have my prejudices, but I will not try to explain away those that are different based on my prejudices. My one thought is “the different exists”. \

    I hope we adopt a commonsense and fair approach to treating those that are different. Respect their rights. The different exist.

    • It seems to more humans educate themselves whatever that means it gives the opportunity to be able to logically explain any behaviour even when it conflicts with commonsense. Soon humans will approve unions with animals and we will be fine with that too. Some say too much education is a dangerous thing.

    • This is a point we’ve made previously.

      Human-animal ‘unions’ are not as far off as some might assume.

      And while we hold no hatred for those with genetic conditions which in some cases seem to so present and would generally be against the discrimination aimed at anybody as a general construct etc.

      Since some defend the thesis that somebody made all things common sense also requires them to accept that all widget did not leave the production line meeting the perfection that their almighty god would expect of Herself.

      Some seem not to recognize that nobody is 100 percent male or 100 percent female.. How could that be when it takes a woman and a man to make all humans.

      However, that the same carve-out made for Afrikans with so-called ‘civil wrongs’ has now been made for gays, this should tell us something. For Afrikans in America, for example, by a number of metrics are no better off than 100 years ago, some say worse.

      Our problem with wokeism has always been its policial nature. Certainly, the systems and people who never showed any interest in this issue, and indeed were their open enemies, to have had a damascene conversion around 2008 can only be the result of political mischief.

      When will other such deviations from the mean be so lifted up? When will the other social problems we’ve created will be centralized in such dominant ways? When will institutions like the church accept the truth about themselves as the builders of the historic institutional framework we now see for gays,

      Again Black people are used in the same ways our culture has always been, music etc. As ‘woke’ has been taken and twisted, pun intended, to serve other people’s interests.

  16. THEO

    if you have predominantly X CHROMOSOMES YOU ARE FEMALE









  17. “Soon humans will approve unions with animals and we will be fine with that too”

    Don’t knock something if you haven’t tried it

    She or He or They or Name or Ze..
    should try something before criticizing it

  18. Perhaps the BU Doctor could explain Scientifically how Jesus rose from the Dead?

    Women on Top
    According to the “first Eve” story Lilith was created by God from dust and placed to live in the garden with Adam until problems arose between Adam and Lilith when Adam tried to exercise dominance over Lilith. One story tells that Lilith refused to lay beneath Adam during sex.
    In rabbinic literature Lilith is variously depicted as the mother of Adam’s demonic offspring following his separation from Eve or as his first wife. Whereas Eve was created from Adam’s rib (Genesis 2:22), some accounts hold that Lilith was the woman implied in Genesis 1:27 and was made from the same soil as Adam.

  19. “Soon humans will approve unions with animals and we will be fine with that too. Some say too much education is a dangerous thing.”

    Straight from the same playbook of “homosexuals are pedophiles”. Beastiality was around long before we introduce the soup of alphabet letters.

    Whilst we are in strong support of people educating themselves, we are fully aware that adding information to closed minds may be next to impossible.

  20. A cut and paste of mammals displaying homosexual behavior. It would appear that mother nature is more flexible than we give her credit for.
    Selected mammals from the full list:
    Brown bear
    Brown rat
    Cat (domestic)
    Cattle (domestic)
    Common dolphin
    Common marmoset
    Horse (domestic)

    Selected birds from the full list:
    Barn owl
    Common gull
    King penguin

    These are just partial list there are gay fish, reptiles, amphibians, and insects for a listing of those see the following Wikipedia page: .

  21. And now the end is near
    And so I face the final curtain you cunt, I’m not a queer
    I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain
    I’ve lived a life that’s full and each and every highway
    And that, much more than this I did it my way

    Regrets, I’ve had a few
    But then again, too few to mention
    I did, what I have to do
    I saw it through with out condemption

    I planned each chartered course
    Each careful step along the highway
    And more, much more than this
    I did it my way

    There were times, I’m sure you knew
    When there was fuck fuck fuck all else to do
    But through it all, when there was doubt
    I shot it up or kicked it out I faced the wall and the world
    And did it my way

    I’ve laughed and been a snake
    I’ve had my fill, my share of living
    And now, the tears subside I find it all so amusing
    To think, I killed a cat and may I say, not in a gay way
    Oh no, no not me I did it my way

    For what is a brat, what has he got
    When he wears hats and he cannot
    Say the things he truly feels
    But only the words, of one who kneels
    The record shows, I’ve took my blows
    And did it my way

    • Kiki

      You may have issues with copywrite infringement though! Tom Jones? 😄

  22. David,

    I would have to familiarise myself with the UWI position on gender identity before I opine.

    Today I am immersed in a discussion on the book How Capitalism Ends by a bloke from England called Richard Paxton.

    Obviously, gender dysphoria is real, whatever the cause. But we cannot really change our sex to completely match what we perceive to be our gender.

    If something is wrong with theor brains and there’s no cure at present, I believe in making the few that genuinely suffer from it as comfortable as we can….but without making the vast majority of the rest as uncomfortable as they seem to be demanding.

  23. TheO,

    You have given the list of animals that display homosexual tendencies. I was aware of a few but not all of them. Others seem totally unaware.

    Common sense accommodation of the different is what I believe should be the aim.

    David’s leap from that to beastiality is ridiculous and straight out of the “homosexuals are paedophiles” playbook, just as you said.

    The moral and legal argument against beastiality and paedophilia is that animals and children, do not have the mental capacity to consent.

    The determining factor is CONSENT.

    But I think I read somewhere that the Danes relaxed laws against beastiality during covid lockdowns. So, apparently legal beastiality has gained some ground.

    The day it becomes widely accepted is the day I would no longer wish to live on this earth.

  24. Ron DeSantis is a nasty piece of work who blocked state colleges from having programs on diversity, equity and inclusion, and critical race

    A Blast from the Past
    A 1963 bombing of a Birmingham church by the KKK claims the lives of four African-American girls.

  25. Blues singer gets high

    school diploma

    decades after being expelled for his hair

    More recently, Denver’s public school district “wanted to right [the] wrong” inflicted on the prolific music star as a teen, according to the CBS report. Officials invited him to a ceremony this week in which they presented him with an honorary diploma symbolizing the one he would’ve received if the modern rules were in effect at the time he was a student at Manual.

    “Today is a day that we rectify the failures of the past,” the Denver public school board’s vice president, Auon’tai Anderson, said at the ceremony. “I know what Otis experienced along with others will no longer happen in the state of Colorado.”


    Rain and fire, crossed that ocean
    Another mad man done struck again
    Sitting down here fallout shelter (hey)
    Paint my walls, twice a week (hey)
    Sitting down here fallout shelter (hey)
    Think about the slaves, long time ago (hey)

    Ten million slaves crossed that ocean (hey, hey)
    They had shackles on their legs
    Ten million slaves crossed that ocean (hey, hey)
    They had shackles on their legs
    Don’t know where, where they’re going (hey)
    Don’t know where, where they’ve been (hey)
    Don’t know where, where they’re going (hey)
    Don’t know where, where they’ve been (hey)

  26. Today’s Children don’t have issues about gays like elders
    Before the Rainbow Children started to arrive on Gaia
    There were others sent from far away galaxies
    to start the process of ascension preparation
    and planned ideas of ascension
    positive higher consciousness
    to allow the indigo and rainbow children
    something to keep on hints of the path
    and also to rid this universe
    of certain negative energies
    for the next children
    the righteous ones
    to walk in a positive path
    without fear or yield signs
    of draconian entities

    Keep Your Eyes 2 the Skies

  27. David

    Well aware. And I do not believe that young children should be allowed to permanently change their sex. So, no surgery. I understand though, that this is not currently the practice. However, puberty -blockers, which are, I understand, prescribed for children with precocious puberty, are being used to delay puberty in children who have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria, at the request of the child and with the permission of the parent. I would not be opposed with an extra layer of scrutiny from a child protection court before such was allowed to take place. because I understand that there may be unwelcome side effects. However, puberty is resumed whenever the drug ceases to be used.

    If you had read my post rationally rather emotionally, you would have realised that I wasn’t taking anything off the table. It is indeed possible that beastiality may eventually be legalised. This is a crazy world, full of crazy people.

    My issue is with your argument that the rationale for allowing transgendering legitimately opens the door to legalising beastiality.

    There is no equivalency.

    • @Donna

      We live in a world when rational thought as defined by some isn’t so rational. We will see how it plays out.

  28. “Marjorie Taylor Greene claims white supremacist label is same as N-word”

    People are people who make people.
    Who defines what people are?
    Is it themselves or others?

    White Slave Traders, Slave Owners, Slaves Masters defined blacks as sub-human beasts like animals in their slave code, which said they were superior and others inferior due to the complexion of their skin colour.

    Now their descendants spin is saying it is racist to call whites racist and calling White Supremacists racist is similar to whites calling blacks the N-Word*.

    What is the N-Word?

  29. People should read Frances Cress Welsing’s definitions and theories of Race and Sexuality etc
    Which is “Food for Thought” and a must read for every person of colour to understand racism although the white powers that be are offended by it and denounce her works.
    Briefly some crib-points for the bluffers are
    O White supremacy is overcompensation for an Inferiority Complex
    O Black DNA is genetically dominant to recessive White DNA
    O Whites have fear that their race will become extinct from Race Mixing
    O Homosexuals are feminized men due to psychological issues
    O Guns symbolize (Black) Penises and Male Superiority
    O Ball Games sport symbolize genetic superiority for winners and fans

  30. I suspect Herr Blogmeister is being specious relating the identity/sexuality spectrum to sexual activities between inter-sex species

    The Church Vs Homosexuality
    Religious Social Rules implemented to mantrol the populations stated that people are indeed to be put into boxes.
    Although it has been speculated Jesus may have been homosexual hanging with disciples and betrayed with a kiss,
    and many Priests are homosexuals who are instructed to abstain and engage in no sex and many emerging cases of pedophilia and homosexual transgressions are buried and the offenders sent to outstations to serve God.
    Many people such as Bible Bashers and End Worlders (even the usual suspects on BU) projected equalisation of gay rights would be the end of the world due to God’s vengeance.
    According to the Book of Fairy Tales for Children, ‘Armageddon’ is the symbolic name given to this event based on scripture references regarding divine obliteration of God’s enemies.
    A lotta people won’t get no supper tonight,
    A lotta people going to suffer tonight,
    ‘Cause the battle, is getting harder,
    In this Iration, it’s Armagideon.

    A lotta people won’t get no justice tonight,
    So a lot of people going to have to stand up and fight yeah,
    But remember, to praise Jahovia,
    And he will guide you,
    In this Iration,
    It’s Armagideon.


    A lotta people will be running and hiding tonight,
    Said a lotta one gon’ to run and hide tonight,
    ‘Cause it’s your action,
    You must get your fraction,
    In this Iration,
    It’s Armagideon.

    A lotta people won’t get no supper tonight,
    Said a lotta people won’t get no justice tonight,
    I say remember, to praise Jahovia,
    And he will guide you,
    In this Iration,
    It’s Armagideon.


    A lotta people won’t get no supper tonight,
    A lotta people going to suffer tonight.

    So a lot of people going to have to stand up and fight.

  31. ” She said last December’s landmark High Court ruling that decriminalised consensual same-sex relations was a massive victory for human rights in Barbados “

  32. “The United States has put Uganda on notice that it risks losing $400 million (Shs1.4t) in Washington’s annual support to HIV/Aids care and treatment over the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.”

    “Parliament, by an overwhelming majority, enacted the legislation on March 21, setting out a plethora of tougher penalties including death sentence for the worst offences.”

  33. I am neutral in the debate about swinging as it does not effect me
    unlike all the vocal people in J. K. Rowling versus LGBTQ+ dramas

    🥳 Partying Face
    💖 Sparkling Heart
    🩷 Pink Heart
    🩵 Light Blue Heart
    💜 Purple Heart
    🧒 Child
    🧑 Person
    🧓 Older Person
    👯 People with Bunny Ears
    👯‍♂️ Men with Bunny Ears
    👯‍♀️ Women with Bunny Ears
    🧑‍🤝‍🧑 People Holding Hands
    👭 Women Holding Hands
    👬 Men Holding Hands
    💏 Kiss
    👨‍❤️‍💋‍👨 Kiss: Man, Man
    👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩 Kiss: Woman, Woman
    💑 Couple with Heart
    👨‍❤️‍👨 Couple with Heart: Man, Man
    👩‍❤️‍👩 Couple with Heart: Woman, Woman
    🌈 Rainbow
    ✨ Sparkles
    🎉 Party Popper
    🎊 Confetti Ball
    ♀️ Female Sign
    ♂️ Male Sign
    ⚧️ Transgender Symbol
    🏳️‍🌈 Rainbow Flag
    🏳️‍⚧️ Transgender Flag

    🇺🇬⛔🏳️‍🌈 🚫
    Ugandan president signs anti-LGBTQ+ law with death penalty for same-sex acts

  34. David
    There is NO CLEARER possible sign that our donkeys are up the creek, than this bulling business….

    JB Phillips nails it… on Roman 1:28
    “….since they considered themselves too high and mighty to acknowledge God, he allowed them to become the slaves of their degenerate minds, and to perform unmentionable deeds. They became filled with wickedness, rottenness, greed and malice; their minds became steeped in envy, murder, quarrelsomeness, deceitfulness and spite. They became whisperers-behind-doors, stabbers-in-the-back, God-haters; they overflowed with insolent pride and boastfulness, and their minds teemed with diabolical invention. They scoffed at duty to parents, they mocked at learning, recognised no obligations of honour, lost all natural affection, and had no use for mercy. More than this—being well aware of God’s pronouncement that all who do these things deserve to die, they not only continued their own practices, but did not hesitate to give their thorough approval to others who did the same.”

    How the Hell a man could find he self in such a situation, and not KNOW that some SERIOUS shiite HAVE to be wrong with his donkey?
    …at LEAST yuh have to be ashamed as shiite – far less walking bout talking bout ‘pride’… steupsss

    Hopefully, you understand clearly that…
    “Quos Deus vult perdere prius dementat”, and madness is now the global norm.

    • Work still to be done for LGBTQ+ rights
      By Tre Greaves tregreaves@nationnews.com

      Although more must be done to reduce the amount of negativity spewed towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+), people, this year’s Pride Barbados 2023, will be a way to celebrate some of the community’s advancements.
      These wins include the striking down of Sections 9 and 12 of Barbados’ Sexual Offences Act, also known as the “buggery” and “indecency” laws, inclusive language in Barbados’ Charter and the review of a discriminatory question that was posed to men who donated blood, which Chair of Equals Michael Rapley suggested that needed to be highlighted.
      “The Barbados National Blood Collection Centre has withdrawn the question that asks men if they had . . . sex with another male in the past six months while they review their current policies.
      “Answering ‘yes’ to this question would have resulted in the potential donor being rejected to give blood. We applaud them for reviewing this question as it was based on stigma and ignorance and holds no medical justification,” Rapley said.
      He made those comments virtually during the Pride Barbados launch which was held at UN House, Marine Gardens, Christ Church on Friday.
      During his remarks, Rapley also recalled that they have also been working to ensure that the Constitutional Reform efforts include this marginalised group in a meaningful way.
      “Equals has and continues to support a coalition of LGBTQ+ advocates who have been fighting tirelessly for an inclusive constitution of Barbados now that it is in the review due to the country gaining republic status.”
      He quoted Article 1 of the new Charter: “All Barbadians are born free and are equal in human dignity and rights regardless of age, race, ethnicity, faith, class, cultural and educational background, ability, sex, gender or sexual orientation.”
      Rapley added: “We hope that this inclusive language continues into the new Constitution as the coalition continues to engage with the (CRC) Constitutional Reform Commission,” he said.
      Following the Charter and during some of the CRC’s town hall meetings, some people opposed the inclusion of LGBT people in the Constitution.
      However, Rapley also noted there were detractors in the United States (US), United Kingdom (UK) and African nations such as Uganda, which he suggested meant their advocacy was not over.
      “During the Pride’s activities, I want us to celebrate these wins but also remember there is still so much more that needs to be done. Negative attitudes towards the LGBTQ+ community by the general public still exist and one glance at the comments section on any local media article around LGBTQ+ issues can confirm this.
      “No amount of legislation reform will fix it alone. The anti-LGBT movement is not resting and it’s even in the US and UK, trans-rights are at risk as some African countries move towards completely denying LGBTQ+ people their right to exist.
      “Therefore we must continue to be visible to educate, and advocate for our rights,” he said.
      Several local and international dignitaries attended the event virtually and in person including British
      High Commissioner Scott Furssedonn-Wood, European Union Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska, Political Counsellor at the Canadian High Commission Miriam van Nie and UN Resident Coordinator Didier Trebucq.
      Trebucq made similar points about the importance of celebrating wins but remembering how much had to be done.
      “While we celebrate these gains, we are also mindful that individuals are still being discriminated against and marginalised, especially young boys who are rejected by their families and are sometimes asked to leave their homes.
      “We have a collective responsibility in creating an environment where everyone can thrive regardless of who they are and who they love,” Trebucq said.
      Veteran flagperson and entertainer Didi Winston underscored the importance of Pride.
      “Pride is accepting the fact that you are worthy and your value is priceless. It’s about visibility, equality, unity and acceptance. Pride for me is giving love. . . being free and letting others know you are not alone,” she said.
      Pride Barbados committee member, RoAnn Mohammed, outlined some of their events scheduled for June including The Pride Parade on June 25.
      The Pride Parade is scheduled to be the first in-person parade since 2019.
      In her address, Mohammed said that there was a lot of fearmongering surrounding LGBTQ+ advocacy but she maintained that their advocacy was not about eroding the rights of other people.
      “People getting more rights doesn’t mean the infringement of the rights of others; everybody deserves to share this space, to live comfortably and safely.
      “So it’s very important for the general public to know that religious freedoms, children’s rights, and other humans’ rights are not a threat when LGBT people are given rights as well,” she said.

      Source: Nation

  35. re JB Phillips nails it… on Roman 1:28




  36. Think I finally have a position on LBTQ+.
    It is the same as what I have on Covid-19 vaccines.
    Listen to the various schools of thought; accept what appears to be sane (to me) and ignore what appears to be insane (to me). This may change over time …

    That is the best I can do.

The blogmaster dares you to join the discussion.