Wednesday, February 29, 2012

You know you're at an uber liberal arts schools when the cafeteria serves vegan and gluten free food. Kalamazoo http://ping.fm/7qIFP
Archbishop of Canterbury: Overturn sodomy laws; Org.Islamic Conf (led by Pakistan): "abnormal behavior" http://ow.ly/9lZXW @musawah
That awkward moment at 1 am when you try to check into your hotel only to realize you're at the wrong hotel :-)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Kalamazoo College - February 29, 2012

HIDDEN VOICES: CROSS-CULTURAL EXPERIENCES OF HOMOPHOBIA

Wednesday, February 29
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Olmsted Room, Mandelle Hall

Hidden Voices Banner

Faisal Alam is a queer-identified Muslim activist of Pakistani descent. Using his own life experience and by exploring the complex history of the Islamic world, Faisal will bring new light onto the lives of an often invisible and silent community: Muslims who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning. Following his lecture, Faisal will moderate a panel featuring queer-identified Kalamazoo College students of color. Panelists will share their own experiences and answer questions around the intersections of sexuality, homophobia, race, ethnicity, and religion. Sponsored by Caribbean Society, Kaledioscope, K-Desi, the Thompson Fund in Religion, Office of Student Involvement, the John E. and Rhea Y. Fetzer Fund, and the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Newt is mad Pres apologized re soldiers burning Qurans, but conveniently forgets Bush's apology n 08 to Iraq over Quran target practice.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Editorial on India Section 377 sodomy law from The Hindu newspaper. http://ping.fm/YcPHE
Comprehensive Study of U.S. Mosques to Be Released http://ow.ly/9he2F
NYPD Defends Tactics Over Mosque Spying; Records Reveal New Details On Muslim Surveillance http://ow.ly/9hdEX just keeps getting worse!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Congrats MD legislature for passing marriage equality. Bill now goes to Governor for signature. Any MD single eligible bachelors out there?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Just saw a black/white cow grazing with horses. Turns out cow was also a horse. citygaydrivingthroughfarmland :-)
4 hour drive through VA to speaking gig @RadfordU + Pandora app blasting House music = Faisal bopping up & down in car & native VAns scared.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Rev. Franklin Graham (son of Billy Graham) is not so sure Obama is a Christian. Really?! We're back to this again? He's NOT in my Rolodex!!
Santorum opposes the landmark Supreme Court ruling of 2003 that abolished sodomy. What time machine did this maniac step out of?!
I'll be speaking at Radford University in Radford, VA tomorrow (Wednesday 2/22) 7 pm. Email me for details: alam.faisal@gmail.com

Monday, February 20, 2012

RickSantorun spkwman says she meant 2 say radical "environmental" not "Islamic" cause the 2 are so easy 2 confuse?! http://bit.ly/z8Ilfy
You would never hear the words "neo-liberalism" on @CNN. LOVE @AJE (Al-Jazeera English). Discussion on capitalism and inequality in world.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

AZ sheriff running for Congress & Mitt Romney co-chair denies threatening to deport male lover - http://ow.ly/99ZFt You can't get any more hypocritical than this folks!! And noooo, immigration is definitely NOT a "gay" issue.
Apparently rafting and 5 times a prayer are presumed terrorist activities?! NYPD needs to read "Islam and Muslims for Dummies"

Friday, February 17, 2012

Shattering stereotypes on Muslim Women: New Modeling Agency, Iranian Ninjas, Muslim Fencer, UAE Sex Guru and more!! http://ow.ly/991Ud
We have THIS to look forward to if god-forbid he gets elected.
As expected, Gov Chris Christie has vetoed the NJ marriage equality law passed by both the NJ senate and assembly. fail douchebag
Let's put these wen in charge of erectile distinction and see what happens, shall we? viagra women GOP http://ping.fm/OL9u1
Queers or Europeans? Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference. thingsonlyamericanssay ;-)
Can rhetoric, laws and policies of GOP's anti-women's ANYTHING get any worse?! Disgusting. Just call US United Saudi Ass and b done with it.
Beautiful tributes from former colleagues of Anthony Shadid. http://wapo.st/xf7jJF

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sad to hear of the sudden passing of acclaimed NYTimes reporter Anthony Shadid. Rare that you have an astute and poignant reporter like him.
Congrats to NJ's General Assembly for passing marriage equality! Unfortunately your governor will veto it.
NPR doing a story on glitter bombing. Glitterati holding anti-LGBT politicians accountable in a light hearted way. LOVE IT!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

BBC News - Uzbekistan 'cancels Valentines Day'

Uzbekistan 'cancels Valentines Day'

By Johannes Dell and Shodiyor Eshaev
A couple and child in Tashkent (Image: Umida Akhmedova)Valentine's Day has taken off among young people in the Uzbek capital

Lovers in Uzbekistan who used to celebrate Valentine's Day by hearing pop singer Rayhan sing will have to look for other forms of entertainment this year.

Article continues on BBC.

Main - Malaysia - Islamic authorities to clamp down on Valentine’s shenanigans @ Mon Feb 13 2012

Islamic authorities to clamp down on Valentine’s shenanigans

February 13, 2012

Jamil Khir said it was necessary to prevent wayward Valentine’s celebrations among unmarried couples. — File pic

SEREMBAN, Feb 13 — Islamic religious authorities will launch nationwide enforcement efforts to nab Muslims celebrating Valentine’s Day tomorrow, Bernama Online reported Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom as saying today.

Full Article from the Malaysia Insider.

Indonesian Female Students Hold Anti-Valentine's Day Placards During a Protest

Asia's Love Affair With Valentine's Day (PHOTOS):

"Indonesian female students from an Islamic boarding school held up anti-Valentine's Day placards during a protest in Surabaya, East Java province earlier this week. Conservative Indonesian Islamic groups are denouncing Valentine's Day, saying it is un-Islamic and promotes promiscuity, casual sex and consumption of alcohol. (JUNI KRISWANTO/AFP/Getty Images)"

'via Blog this'

Flower shop turnout outdoes university attendance | Pakistan Today | Latest news, Breaking news, Pakistan News, World news, business, sport and multimedia

From Pakistan Today - February 14, 2012

Flower shop turnout outdoes university attendance

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LAHORE - The attendance took a nosedive at most universities and women educational institutions of the city, owing to a ban on celebrating Valentine’s Day inside the campus. The students were also seen criticising the administrations for barring them from the celebrations. On the other hand IJT and Shab-e-Milli celebrated Youm-e-Haya and distributed relevant pamphlets among the citizens for opposing Valentine’s Day. City institutions faced short attendances as most students preferred to stay outside the campus as administration had banned the entry of those students who were wearing red.

Article continued.
Rick Santorum, mindset of the Dark Ages. http://ping.fm/dAKfU

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tanks in Manama, Bahrain to prevent anti-govt protestors. US not saying much. Why you ask? We have a huge navy presence there.
Religious police in Saudi have nothing better to do. BBC reports 140+ arrested for celebrating Valentines day and "red" items confiscated.
A lover may hanker after this love or that love, but at the last he is drawn to the King of Love. - Rumi

Nicki Minaj's Gets "Exorcised" at 2012 Grammys

Monday, February 13, 2012

it was only a matter of hours before nicki minaj's performance last night got the catholics riled up. :) http://ow.ly/931BC

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Wow. In tears. Jennifer Hudson. The hair, dress, heels, voice. Speechless.
I think there should be a requirement to retake American History & American Government before running for President. dreamsthatwontcometrue
Rick Santorum today said that he'd "overturn" any Supreme Crt ruling that legalized same-sex marriage. Yup, these r yr GOP nominees folks.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Breaking News: Whitney Houston has passed away. 48 yo.
For transgender Pakistanis, new found rights. - from Washington Post. http://wapo.st/yCj5BB
"I woke up this morning in the 21st century, not in the Middle Ages" Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colorado (about birth control and women's health)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church to protest at slain Powell boys’ funeral - fu*king a-holes!! http://ping.fm/j8jgn via @msnbc_us

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Congrats to Washington State for approving same-gender marriage. At this rate we're gonna run out of single guys!! Yikes!!
CNN suspends Roland Martin for perceived homophobic tweets Citizen activism works. B careful what you say in public forums.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

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Same-gender marriage humor. :-) http://ping.fm/crYvv
Tday is good day to be a prog activist. Karen Handel (Komen) out; Prop 8 unconst & Madonna announced her tour dates! On to NYPD & Mid East!
Yay for activist judges! Prop 8 rules unconstitutional. :-)

Sunday, February 05, 2012

70 degrees on February 5?! Um, sure... No global warming folks. Sheesh! http://ping.fm/Jsyh7

Thursday, February 02, 2012

So yesterday Trump was endorsing Gingrich; today it's Romney; prediction: tomorrow will b Mickey Mouse. Do we care?! thingsthatarestupid

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Maybe MittRomney needs to be reminded that 46 million Americans live in poverty, the highest since statistics on income started. F* u!!!