Showing posts with label Heterosexism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Heterosexism. Show all posts

Aug 2, 2013

Coming Out of Heterosexism

Published in the Iowa State daily: June 17, 2007

All gays have coming out stories. They frequently say that they came out of the closet. I came out of a social construction that stated the only "normal" sexuality and the only "normal" gender is male or female. Therefore, I did not come out of the closet, I came out of heterosexism.

Their are those who will deny heterosexism does not exist, but they cannot deny the coming out stores of gay, lesbians, trans, bigendered, etc..

I will not apologize for anything!


Gender Discrimination Charges Go South for Reach CDC

Picture above states, stop Jamie Barton from harassment and gender discrimination at the Rose.

Reach Community Development is likely to be caught in what people may call an untruth. They told Chief Investigator of the Bureau of Labor and Industry(BOLI), Kerry Johnson a detail that can be found in the paper trail. The players are Reach’s Rachel Huber and Jamie Barton. Reach has claimed the reason why my waiting list number changed was due to eight people being rejected through the housing appeals process within a two week period. This paper trail can be traced by Portland's Housing Authority(HAP) who would have appeals records. These eight appeals pending cases all happened within a two week period. Phone records would show, the YWCA making several calls to Jamie Barton and Rachel Huber on my behalf. At one point, Jamie Barton's said that she no longer worked for Reach CDC. The trace and investigation is on by HAPS director Jill Peterson. A question comes to mind regarding the penalties for lying to a BOLI investigator.

Some background information: Charges were flied against Reach CDC in July 2007 for gender discrimination. Reach is a nonprofit with over 988 units. They oversea a building called the Rose apartments who is managed by Rachel Huber and Jamie Barton. The people who live at the Rose are referred by Bradley Angle House and Genes’ Place. Gene’s Place is a homeless shelter for people who suffered domestic violence and people who are homeless. Bradley Angle’s services reach out to strictly to people who have experienced domestic violence. So in the building, there is a combination of people suffering from domestic violence and homeless with both groups fighting poverty. The building is supposed to be drug and alcohol free but most residents use hard drugs. A fellow resident almost died in my room from a Clonzapen overdose She asked to stay in my room alone so she could hide from another women in the building who was making overt gestures to be her new girlfriend. So being a good queer, NAGQ let her stay in my room alone while I was in the building cooking dinner. When NAGQ came back into my room, she was foaming from the mouth and unconscious. NAGQ made the mistake of getting the paramedic in the building who also was her stalker. Her life was saved but the drama over the incident was not appreciated by Not a Good Queer. The stalker would not leave my room and demaded to go into the ambulance of this barely conscious women. NAGQ said no to her ambulance drive request and told her to take the bus like NAGQ was going to do to the hospital. The stalker called me a prick boi twice during this interaction then went to management the next morning who signed a get well card. This stalker told Jamie Barton about her overdose and it's details. She was irrate at me for not allowing her to go into the ambulance so she needed vegence which she recieved with the help of Jamie Barton. Eventhough the prick boi comment was reported, the stalker was never written up for verbal harassment.

Of course, the overdose was accidental like her first overdose. Of course this tenant has never been written up for a single episode even though the paramedics and fire department had to reinstate her life with a dose of NARCAN. But, this was not an overdose? She claims it was a seizure but NAGQ went to the hospital and was told by the tenants nurse that she had every barbiturate known to man in her system. NAGQ reported her drug use to try to help save this womens life who is still currently using narcotics illegally. No, NAGQ cannot make someone stop hurting themselves, but NAGQ does not have to watch or get blamed for the unwanted "show".
When NAGQ came back from the overdose hospital run trying to save and protect this “innocent” women’s life, only to find rumors around the building that NAGQ would be cited for drinking alcohol in the kitchen on a previous Monday.. The alcohol was the overdosing tenant’s vodka that was used to make ice teas. We were both in the kitchen making dinner with the overdosing tenant walking around the building noticeably in a drunkard state. The bottle of vodka was finished on that Monday. Their was no noise in the kitchen but only NAGQ was written up for alcohol in the building. The bottle of alcohol was finished on Monday night but the haters in the building had to blame it on the boi for this women's overdose. The most easy and convenient escape goat,who did not pack with any tenant gang, and who wrote a document to protest the write-up called Fraud at the Rose.

Yes, there is a gang in the building here at the Rose. The gang is predominately African American women who are also bible thumpers and who believe that they are the one’s entitled to make judgments about other peoples lives. One would think that these women would be perfect in their standing in the building and how they carry themselves. They are the first ones that call foul and yet they have been attacking others in the building and calling them racist for simply being white and having a black boyfriend. Their ridiculous behavior is non-stop. NAGQ has been called all kinds of slang that include dildo, prick, butch, and boi are thrown around when the gets angry at NAGQ. Or if NAGQ simply takes any space in the building like using the computer room or singing down the hallway. A few of the other tenants get called racist who just stand up for themselves but most of the building live in fear of these people who believe that they are allowed to “run the show”. This complied with a Jamie Barton confidant who has her direct phone line to Jamies' home and calls Jamie when she deems inappropriate behavior is going on. This women has schizophrenia and NAGQ sees her early in the morning’s maybe to refill her methadone dose? Who knows what happened to her teeth. This gang is ruthless and gets benefits of free cable television that the management at the Rose allows. So for many of these residents, do not have to leave the building because their whole life is a learned helpless class taught by Lee Greer from Portland Impact. Who provides them with basic needs, birthday parties and gifts, large garden, first takes on donated food, etc. Within all this abundant food that Lee is bringing in, creates fraud with some of the gang members food stamp benefits.

Lee Greer helps get them free food so that they can sell their welfare cards for cash is the main vehicle into getting ones’ drug money. This is how they get their drug money. Some of the gang members get their drugs brought into the drug-free building versus buying it on the outside of the building and keeping the hard drug element from people who are trying to maintain ones’ sobriety. Yes, there are a minority of residents who are trying to heal and fight for their lives back. They are working 12 step programs and are actively looking for work. These people are trying to better themselves and have goals that do not include public housing in their future.

It’s a combination of people that are not healing in a building that is advertised as a domestic violence shelter according to Reach’s own description of the Rose. Portland impact Leer Greer handles client services but her job description, according to Lee Greer does not dealing with behavior. How Special! (Chuckle) Lee Greer was caught having a “special food and beverage drinks" only to a particular group of residents. All of these women happen to “hate” NAGQ but this program was not advertised like all the programs are advertised in the building. How special that Lee Greer does not deal with behavior but will coach people on how to document behavior. NAGQ is sure that she will justify this position. How about, stay out of the investigation. How about ending your secret meetings behind close doors with residents who are involved in the discrimination case. How about letting me in the clothes closet to get some clothes like the other residents!

A beautiful feminist moment
The reason the building is not a healing environment is that the management uses people in the building to do help them due their positions. This includes bringing up groceries and errands around the building. This includes dividing people so management can weed out people that they do not like. They hate NAGQ because before my arrival NAGQ asked for their mission statement and complained about Jamie Barton’s inappropriate behavior of constantly telling NAGQ : my wait list number was lucky 13. During my arrival, NAGQ received the mission statement, which did not include gender. Jamie Barton’s response to the gender policy when questioned, was, “men are not accepted in the building”. It was a beautiful feminist moment... Which resulted in a wooden bed susceptible to bed bugs and a carpet full of 20 or more cigarette burns? After my two hour introduction to the Building, where they told me that their gender policy meant that their was no men in the building. Then NAGQ gets written up in my first 36 hours in the building when my friend dropped off an air mattress and left at 10:30. Folks, it was an air mattress in a box. No harm was done and no noise was made. Countless times others in the building have been inappropriate with similar offenses and NAGQ has received an eviction almost every month. One eviction included nonpayment of rent in which NAGQ paid the rent three days before they even filed the eviction. Of course they had to dismiss it but if I did not show up then NAGQ would have been evicted. It goes on and on with all kinds of follies that Jamie Barton keeps performing over and over again. NAGQ has had written on my door that NAGQ is not literate. NAGQ has also a gift of an envelope that contained over 50 dead bed bugs. This was just the topping of an already strong urine smell at NAGQ's front door.

Jamie Barton reminds me of the keystone cops: people who end up creating
a mess that should never have happened. Her position requires boundaries and professionalism where Jamie Barton has already been cited for an inappropriate relationship with a lesbian in the building.

Kerry Johnson (BOLI)is being told half-truths regarding many of the claims of NAGQ from Reach. On November 27, NAGQ, taking two witnesses. went to see Jamie Barton about my waiting list number. Jamie slammed the door in my shoe as NAGQ tried to keep it open to finish the conversation. She said that NAGQ was number 13; yeah we all know what number 13 means. NAGQ went to the YMCA to get documentation. The evening shift person who also works with Bradley Angle House relief called Rachel Huber and she said that NAGQ was number 5 on the list. This number is significantly higher that the number 13 that NAGQ was quoted on the same day.

Here comes the lie, Rachel Huber tells Kerry Johnson that eight people were on an appeals list and in a two week period of time, all people were reviewed and seen as unqualified by the Housing Authority. Are you kidding me!

NAGQ bought the Brooklyn Bridge too.

The Housing Authority does this screening which is done by the state and requires a criminal background check. The housing authority would not have eight names that they checked out and failed during this short time period. NAGQ believes that Reach has been caught in another lie.

investigator? Do you want to know something better? NAGQ went over the head of Sherry Sacheo, the Rose’s too friendly contact resident services for HA, forP. and went to Jill Riddle. She is on the job to investigate this bridge for sale.the top shelf of HAP and found two ethical people who are not afraid to find the truth. What is the penalty for lying to a BOLINAGQ hopes the punishment is a felony………

I will not apologize for anything!

Lisa/Lee Iacuzzi
Not A Good Queer

Jul 21, 2013

Coming out of Heterosexism

Their are many people who will say that heterosexism does not exist. These same people cannot deny that all gays have a coming out story. Most gays remember their first gay experience even if their age is 99 and their first experience was at age eight. Due to non heterosexual “coming out” stories, many non heterosexuals will say that they “came out of the closet”. This is a commonly known saying that has been extensively written in books describing ones' new gay life. Therefore, the saying that non heterosexuals “came out” of the closet does not accurately explain this phenomenon. I came out of a social construction that said that the only normal sexuality was heterosexuality and the only normal gender was male or female.

I am “came out” of Heterosexism.
I did not “come out” of the closet”,

The closet or hiding space was a reaction to heterosexism. The reaction to heterosexism is homophobia. Homophobia is the response to the fear of being gay and others knowing that I am gay.
Gays are a smart and intelligent community who can embrace this truth. This statement needs to be learned and taught to gays so they can really understand what happened to them and to their families. The closet brings very little understanding compared to heterosexism. The closet is symbolic of the feelings of isolation and a place where nobody should be. But the closet is really talking about our internalized homophobia and fear of being a minority. Our response to realizing that one is gay is homophobia and the closet is safe place to stay until gays are ready to break through heterosexism. Therefore, heterosexism occurred first and is the root of the problem. Homophobia is the reason to someone coming out of heterosexism. The term homophobia refers to a fear. Being in a dark closet alone in fear is homophobia. The closet is homophobia but the creation of the closet is heterosexism. The well known symbol known is the closet where it is a confined space where people hide. The closet is very consistent with the definition of homophobia which is why so many people use the term homophobia. What one needs to understand is that closet is socially constructed and does not even exist. For some of use, it is the first time that we recognized the challenges of being a minority while others who are nonwhite, is another layer of prejudice that one has to face.

Embrace The Term?
Why not understand the term heterosexism? Yes, political gay groups and advocates for equal rights have been successful in battling heterosexism in the legislature without calling it what it is . Yes, we have victories that state in the laws books that we simply exist. This is a victory for heterosexism. Yet, Massachusetts is the only state that has full marriage equality For us gays gays who have gray hair find this current situation, maddening. We were once gay in our twenties smiling at our elders making it cool for us to be in a gay bar without the police. You know, those days. Did we ever think that it would still be this crazy? The assassination of Harvey Milk, Mayor Masconi, the AIDS epidemic, Torch Song Triology, Boys Don't Cry, Matthew Sheppard, etc. When is this going to be over? It is going to be over when society can understand that one group of people should not have other privileges over other people. That is type of inequality will be recognized as heterosexist behavior. People will start labeling things as heterosexist. The word would be learned as society learned about racism. This shit change in perception took a long period of time when the majority learned that their perceptions were wrong. Races knew they deserved equality and the fight still goes on today. Society needs to change its perceptions about racism the same way it changed for racism. Society needs an mind paradigm shift for gays to be seen as equals. Yes, television and movies are doing a much better job showing us as “normal” who is usually the friend of the bride or a sexual real life situation where there is a thin line between gay and straight behavior.
The problem that heterosexism is so ingrained and normalized that it is difficult for this change to happen. When I meet strangers on the bus, they figure out quickly that I am different and start telling me about their gay uncle. Before they start, I tell them about my straight uncle and how he is accepted by the family. I also state that his heterosexuality does not “bother me”. This ends this subtle and well intentional interaction which the straight person just wants to say that they have my back, I say to them that I have their back too.. I know that many heterosexuals have my back. Do you go up to black people and tell them, hey man, I am really against racism? I really love Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. If you did this Blacks folks might hit you up the side of the head. But, this kind of interactions actually happened in the black movement during the 1960's. During this time, blacks needed to know when they met a white person where they stood in the race issue. Whites realized what was going on and tried to show their support. This is the way society was socially constructed at the time. It is no different for gay people who are in the same para dime shift of the times. In progressive cities, most straights are so afraid of offending gays and do not know how to show their support.
I often make gay jokes and straights are not laughing. I like to talk about my Venn diagrams using fruit as an example. Apples and oranges are separate entities but they are both fruit. This is the easiest example to use when describing a Venn diagram.. As gays, we have to laugh at the language that was used against us and turn it into humor. Many straights feel guilty and want to help and understand the gay movement. The straights know that they playing field is unbalanced and it is their polite way of telling you that they are on your side. Can you imagine walking through daily life and getting acknowledged that people recognize that you are heterosexual. Think about how long your day would be if everyone you met, noticed and told you that you were heterosexual. The writer states that this is my square and I do appreciate your support but I do want my freedom to walk in public the same way straights walk in public.I do not take much space but god knows I listen and try to flip the situation around to an understanding. I too, have a straight uncle who is very much ed liked by the family and does not hurt any children. This statement stops the conversation of sympathy and makes the person asking the question, to think about how they view their perceptions..

Pink and Blue and Lavender

So if you take away the closet, and society learns that when a baby is born, they are not born into heterosexism. That this child could be gay,straight,or intersexed, male or female. Nobody knows, so we should not try to enforce heterosexism on our society because we know it creates a situation where people have to fight themselves and others to break through this social construction. Lets not create the closet. Lets just change how we think and not put people through homophobia. Things are better and people are coming out at younger and younger ages. Yes, heterosexuality is the predominate race but heterosexuality is not guaranteed. The fact is which I want posted in delivery rooms in hospitals, that one in every 250 births are intersexed.I want to see the color of violet. These babies are born with both male and female anatomy. Most hospitals call this a social crisis. They bring specialist into the picture telling parents that they can put their child in a binary box of pink or blue. I am saying that there is pink and blue but why not add violet? What they do not tell these parents, that as their genitalia grows, they will need surgeries to keep up with their growth. I watched a film about an intersexed man who had 19 surgeries due to the fact when he was born that his pee hole was at the base of his penis. He now has sexual dyfuncion and urinary incontinence for the rest of his life. Why?. They also state that many intersexed children are predominately nonheterosexual. Don't expect your child to be straight. Just love your child. What choice do you have? Are you going to put you r own family member through operative therapy,surgery, shock treatment, etc....? When is society going to learn that gays are on every continent in every color and class of people? Many gays will say that we are a race because we do something very particular. For the most part, we do not procreate. We do something particular that humans do. I would say that we are a subculture of race. Race is defined as something that one cannot change, something that someone is born into. Many gays will say that they were born gay and that it is not a choice or a sin. Is heterosexuality a choice? I do not believe that I am a mistake nor that I have chosen this lifestyle. I believe that gays will some day be considered a subculture of race. Gays often hear from straights that they must have faced some incest or childhood abuse. If this was true, then the population of lesbians would be 65-75 percent. This percentage of Lesbians in America is estimated at 6-10 percent. There is no correlation of childhood abuse and sexuality or alcoholism at the time of conception. I was asked by a psychiatrist, if I knew if my parents were drinking at the time of my conception. There are a lot of people bringing children in the world after a night out in the town. These theories do not have any weight. Yes, there are people looking for the gay gene. Many gay people like myself know what will happen if our technology finds this piece before our humanity grows. Us gays know that they will try to create an antibody and get rid of us. I believe gays are an important balance in nature and the issue of overpopulation and the green house effect has never been such a real issue. Imagine if the entire world population was heterosexual and everyone procreated. If one thinks that there is an overpopulation problem in the world now, imagine what the world would be if everyone procreated. I believe we play a significant role in society. Studies in the United States have found that many gay siblings in the family take on the responsibility of elder parents compared to their straight siblings. These facts are often overlooked and ignored to encourage the social construction of heterosexism.
History and politics of the word heterosexism

In the month of June in 2006, the Iraq war was obviously going sour. The President could only do one thing “correctly”, which was to speak out against Gays! He actually tried to change the United States Constitution. He spoke publicly about changing the constitution to separate the gay population from the Constitution.. This mandate obviously did not pass. Even conservatives who were against gay marriage did not think it was acceptable to change the Constitution. There is something powerful in the statement, We the People. Yes, many people did not want gays to have equality but did not want to change the Constitution. Even the Christian Right saw this change was as sacrilegious. Imagine, we the "Straight" people of the United Statesof America in the pursuit of joy and happiness. This sounds rediculous. This attempt to change the Constitution created a backlash. Organizations and powerful churches started to make statements about the term heterosexism. Bush was not sucessful and he will go down as one of the worst Prseidents in American history.

Not a Good Queer
Lisa/Lee Iacuzzi

Queer: Seperate is not Equal

We still rise, we will not apologize for anything!

Queer: Strange and Unusual, Good and Bad

Gender Discrimination in the city of Portland, Or

This photograph was taken at Bradley Angle House.
This is their utility room where I stayed separated from the other residents. When they showed me the room, I asked is this where the queers stay?

My name is Lisa/Lee Iacuzzi and I have two separate gender discrimination complaints against two nonprofits in the city of Portland, OR. The first is Bradley Angle House and the second is Reach CDC. They are both organizations which try to create safe housing for females. Yes, this gender discrimination is not about men discriminating against women. No this is a unique situation where these nonprofits who are women only that are discriminating against people who are female but have a male gender.

They have been officially charged for discrimination in housing through the Bureau of Labor and Industry(BOLI). These acts of discrimination have not yet been proven.
I believe these claims could have been avoided by having a clarification about people who are bigendered. Yes, I am saying another label in the gay community that is not being well used to describe individuals who are now called transgendered. Bigenderism is a subcategory of transgenderism.
I came upon this word by complete accident. I circled both male and female when filling out my complant. BOLI descrbied me as a bigendered person. It was the first time that I ever heard of this term.

I believe the term transgendered does not accurately explain people like myself who have a different gender that they were born into but do not seek hormones nor surgery. We, bigendered people, struggle for equality because we do not exactly fit into the binary system of male or female. Recognizing in me that I am bigendered only creates understanding to others who might not like our presence in certain public and private spaces dedicated for a certain sex... For example, if my appearance is both female and male but I am a biologically female, does this mean that I cannot live or dwell in women’s’ places? If I say that I am bigendered and not transgendered that it is comfortable for me and others to use male or female pronouns. I have a female voice and I have noticeable breasts, how can I expect someone to call me a he? If someone calls me a he, this does not upset me nor do I ask individuals to apologize. I am often called he by people who did not know me.
I have attended a Queergendered group at the Q center. The meeting had many people like me and an educational advocate stated that there are more of us that were not choosing surgery than those who were choosing surgery. The importance of the word gender queer is a term that best describes that we are more visually queer than other gays and lesbians. Basically people see us on the bus or on the street and think to themselves that there is a gay person. Because of our gender uniqueness, we are outed whether we like it or not.
When I first recognized my gender at the age of forty, I started using the male pronoun. I asked my friends to use the pronoun and things did get crazy. My sister went to her therapist who told her that she had lost her sister. I do not believe that this is a true statement. My gender expression was not meant to loose my family or have my friends struggle with pronouns. I do not have anything against people who wish to match their gender with their sex. I do believe my friends and family would have supported me if I had chosen surgery. What I am saying, is that using the term bigendered at least keeps us with half of our identity and creates an understanding for those who love and support us.
So if a person recognizes their gender, maybe calling themselves bigendered, might be the first step or the last step until they decide for themselves. I was lucky in the fact that I took my time and explored the topic of heterosexism before I made a choice that was going to be for life. Yes, unfortunately we have to have labels. I guess I could have not told anyone about my gender but I knew that their were writings on the Internet about my male gender. I thought it would be easier to tell them the truth. When I checked into Bradly Angle house, I gave them print outs of my work that stated both of my names.
My goal in filing these discrimination complaints is to make it easier for the next person like myself to receive help from social service agencies without harassment. I also think that gender policies affect heterosexuals as well. Bradley Angle House does not allow a mother to bring her children into shelter if their children are male and over the age of 13. Reach CDC recently enforced their gender policy on one of their employees who lives in an all women building. This employee had to move and quit her job because her son turned to the age of 13. Also, their are women who live in the building and cannot have their son sleep overnight in their housing. However, if they have a daughter under 18, they can do an overnight with their family. I believe these gender policies separate families.
The only social service agency that I know who does not discriminate in housing is Portland's' YWCA. They accept people like me and will not turn away mothers who have male teenage boys.
The goal for bringing awareness to this situation of discrimination is not to cut funding but to increase funding in these organizations. I have been harassed for the last four months, I tried to get into a domestic violence shelter, they were all full and the volunteers of America was out of money for hotel vouchers. How can we live in a society where their is so much wealth and suffering juxtaposed with each other?
Thanks for listening.
Lisa/Lee Iacuzzi MA @PSU Not a Good Queer

NAGQ is bigger than LISA/LEE IACUZZI

NAGQ known as Not a Good Queer is bigger than Lisa/Lee Iacuzzi. I know I have been marginalized, castrated, by many people who did not think I was capable of putting such an amazing piece of media together.

The most important person responsible for my success is my sister Chris. My sister Chris is a chief paralegal at one of the largest law firms in personal injury in the state of New Jersey. She is amazing and wins all kinds of awards for her Congeniality. She wears a constant smile and has a big heart. She is an amazing person who is my biggest cheerleader in my life. Most great leaders,artists, and creators have people in their lives which helped then get through a "difficult time" until they were discovered or that they made their imprint on society. I hear these people talk about how their significant other or family members helped them get through a "difficult time" they traveled through to reach their success.

My sister Chris and like many people have called me an activist. They are correct in the description of who I am. An activists is an educator who is trying to send a message that is not well understood but through activism, will cause changes towards justice. Many of these people or groups are Love make a Family and Basic Rights Oregon and the many peace organizations who are working. Most activists are work for free, some are funded, and some are lucky enough to be trust-fund.

So declare NAGQ is bigger than LISA/LEE. I will stop signing my name to stories so future postings will only be authored as NAGQ'S.

Anyway, NAGQ is bigger than me and many "HUMANS" who are in my position who have been marginalized, understand and are quickly inspired to the "right thing". You could say that these people deserve to be marginalized but I think that many good gays have a backbone and believe in integrity.I was lucky to take several business law classes under my bachelors degree. I learned about the agent and agency relationship where employers are liable to what employees does and does not do.

Stupid is, as Stupid does.

Forest Gump


They play-poker on
both sides
until one day
those sides
to open the door
to another place
where justice
may take

This work is dedicated to all the HUMANS who believe in KARMA.


Police State: Come and get me!

I seek Joy and Want to do my best
I am a leader?
I am a joke?
who spoke about the injustices
But got choked by Mult. County and the Portland Police
The pain is so great
that it hurts to stay still
Pacing, pacing,
the pain away
It's in my skin
on my shoulders, back, arms, and legs

Leave me so I can rest

The people who are responsible for hate crimes in the city of Portland are nothing but an insulary group that protects their own.

Sell out to a hate crime committed by tenants of a multimillion dollar nonprofit called Reach CDC who is funded by the city of Portland, state, and Federal agentcies.

Those complicit to the hate are as follows:

Kevin Easton, Equity Foundation
William Warren, city of Portland
Randy Blazak, Portland State University Hate Crimes Committee
Detective Michele Michaels, City Of Portland
Portland Police officers Andrew Koefed and Tim Lowry
Basic Rights Oregon
Judge Zushman, Mult. County
Just Out
KBOO radio

Did you notice not one of these people are trans? Yeah, lesbians and gay men help or come to the aid of transgendered people? It is a fact that the gays and lesbians are just as discriminatory towards trans as the Christain Right. Stop funding the Equity Foundation and Basic Rights Oregon.

Its okay, I am going over your heads.......

We still rise, we will not apologize for anything!

Not a Good Queer on Blog Spot!

Aug 17, 2008

Hate Mob at Reach CDC

Their is a hate mob at the Rose apartments, who hired Metro Watch, to support tenants false accusations. Not a Good Queer was arrested in the lobby in this location after winning two civil rights complaints with the civil rights division of Oregon. Metro Watch just stood by as Meyers, leader of the hate mob, made a false accusations. Recently, the Internal Affairs department of Portland, Oregon has cited foul play as Metro Watch will be added to the lawsuit which has been filed in District court.

Paul Hamilton speaks out against this hate blog called This blog tries to fool the public by misspelling Not A Good Queers blog authors name Lisa/Lee Iacuzzi. These owners and authors of notagoodqueer-oranythingelse blog is going to be charged with a hate crime. This hate behavior will not be tolerated and all those responsible will be held accountable.

Paul states, you are suffering on behalf of those of us who have made a deal with the devil to live (for now) in this dysfunctional system. You have the strength right now to be on the front line of this struggle. I believe in you and I know that your work is supportive of our community.

I have been appalled in investigating the situation the level to which those who have expressed hatred to you have resorted in order to demean-- themselves. Their web site mirroring yours is an example the violence of a lynch mob. It is not just an unhealthy situation, but one in which I now understand you had a very real concern for your safety. Lord of the Flies comes to mind. I have never seen a web site created whose sole purpose is the expression of hatred for a person. The only precedent is Nazi Germany or the Columbine massacres. It is a case study in the psychology of evil.

The difference between your web site (operated by a single person) documenting, in occasional posts, claims against the apartment complex-- and a mob of people gathered in an orgy of hatred against a single individual -- is a difference between a freedom of speech and a lynch mob going to hang and torture a queer.

Again, despite the horror that you face with homelessness looming over you, I feel that you have escaped the truly alarming prospect of escalating cruelty at the hands of people who enjoy telling themselves how normal they are through their combined hatred of one person.

Their web site alone is a clear issue of hate speech directed at a single target. Its sole purpose is cruelty. If it was directed towards someone in power like the president of the United States, it would be warranted. But, to create such a web site targeting someone who is powerless is an example of the kind of casual bigotry that created the crematoriums in Nazi Germany. Their characterization of your hair as being "buzzed", is very much like the Germans dehumanizing the Jews in World War II so that they could gas them.

As awful as it is, I think you need to just get the hell physically away from that group of people. I am creating a PDF copy of their Blog so that I can archive it. Then, perhaps we can respond, point for point, to the character assassination that they have undertaken towards you.

I wish I could tell you to be strong. I still have family left to visit. . . so, despite my financial problems, I will have some kind of holidays. I can say-- hones tly-- that I will defend you the best way I can.

Take Care,


Another response from the gay community is blogger Leopardi who about the mob at the Rose whose blog is mimicking NAGQ blog with HATE!

LEOPARDI SAID:NAGQ's assertions of being lynched by a homophobic mob seem to demonstrate credence to NAGQ"S claim that the environment is hostile to queer people.

While it is clear, based on the incidents you report that you have a cause for frustration, your comments, sadly, validate the core assertions by Lee.

Let me remind you that no matter how challenging the individual conflicts you have with a particular person, there is no excuse for resorting to the kind of insensitive language you use in your posts about Lee. The entire tenor of your post revels in a heterosexual norm that confirms Lee's complaint that you create an oppressive climate. Your language may not only be offensive to Lee personally, but when you choose to broadcast these views publicly, you are engaging in hate speech against a large group of gays, lesbians, and trans-gendered people in the Portland area.

I am not asserting whether or not your claim is just. However, I am unimpressed by your claim thus far.
I don't doubt that institutes such as the justice system support you. They have always been on the side of the powerful.

I would submit that Lee has done you a tremendous service. She has given you a way to tell yourself that there's nothing wrong with you.

My question to you is this: when Lee is gone, who will you hate?


08 December, 2007 10:44

We still rise, we will not apologize for anything!

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