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RE: [atlarge-discuss] Latin America and Africa
>For me personally it has everything to do with Internet governance with a
>capital "G" that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered kids around the
>whole planet have access to information, resources and opportunity to
>obtain support of their freedom to be who they are.
This is the kind of intersection I was mentioning before. There is no
reason those with sometimes very different core interests can't join
together to support ours, knowing that by furthing our interests, they
BTW, Joey, diversity (including tolerance for sexual preference!) is one of
*my* side interests (as some folks here are probably tired of hearing by
now!), stemming from my involvement with the Civil Rights movement here in
And while I'm thinking about it, where the heck is Henry?!
Portland, Oregon USA
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From: **star*walker** [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, August 09, 2002 12:01 PM
To: Judith Oppenheimer; 'J-F C. (Jefsey) Morfin';
Subject: RE: [atlarge-discuss] Latin America and Africa
At 12:45 PM 8/9/2002, Judith Oppenheimer wrote:
>You want woman's interests? This woman is interested in having her child
>inherit a cyberworld free from Orwellian constraints on liberty and
>That means recapturing influence on internet governance. That's why I'm
Friday, August 09, 2002 * 2:25 PM EDT USA
My overarching interests as a man, uniquely and specifically a gay man, are
the same as Judith's.
I would add "free from constraints on thought" in the form now popularly
and properly known as "manufactured consent;" and all the various forms,
overt and covert, direct and indirect, of violence or threats of violence
against any and all who differ.
As an American I am ashamed of my country that we are the chief
manufacturers of both, suffer the ill affects of them daily domestically,
and that we are now the chief exporters as well.
What does all this have to do with Internet governance? If anyone finds it
not self-evident, I'll feel prompted to write an epistle on the subject. ;-)
>(I'm not diminishing in any way others' agendas and needs. I'm saying this
>organization deals with internet governance. With appropriate governance,
>I would hope others' needs and agendas can more readily be facilitated via
>the net. That is my hope.)
For me personally it has everything to do with Internet governance with a
capital "G" that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered kids around the
whole planet have access to information, resources and opportunity to
obtain support of their freedom to be who they are.
Completely as an aside (but on point), I wonder what access kids in Viet
Nam, for example, have to such information with the reports I've read on
this list of the government's wanting to be sure that their Internet
evolves socially responsibly? I only single out Viet Nam as it's been
mentioned here, not for any other reason.
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