How Adam Lambert Change Me As A Person

Joaquin Tenedora-Forte

Note I wrote this for my English Assignment

It was a dry JanuaryWednesday evening in 2009 our home, I was watching American Idol. It was the hight of the shows success. When I saw a guy singing, I said to myself, he was the one that I am rooting for, he was cute. His name is Adam Lambert.

He advance to the final round of the competition but he lost to his friend Kris Allen. Even though he is a better singer than Kris is. But Kris won by one percent of the vote. To me back then it was a shock but in hindsight I know why. I saw the pictures of him kissing an old boyfriend back then I wont lie it freak me out.

Early on, in the competition My mom an I are talking about hair and his hair came up because I really want his hair. My mom told me, he is gay. I did not know what to say. And to be perfectly honest it really creep me.

Two weeks after the show ended Adam came out of the closet as gay. It was 2009. At first I have no idea how I will feel I was 16 and did not have any concept of homosexuality or what homosexuality meant. I have an uncle who is gay but As far as I know is that gay implies bad.

I like most people in this country believe that homosexuality is a sin that should be condemn. But unlike most people I was young, curious about science so I googled it. I saw a 60 Minutes show about “the older brother effect” where in scientist theorist that gay people are born gay they do not chose to be gay.

It was one of the most reviling moments of my life, why are we condemning homosexuality? I said to myself I want to fight for LGBT rights. In the same year I watch the movie Milk, it is about Harvey Milk the first openly gay person to win public office, that also inform my activism.

Since I was a little kid, I always felt little other, I have mild cerebral palsy or CP, and also I was gender non conforming. I wasn’t bullied (thank god) but I was shunted by people who do not understand where I was coming from. There is also a catch, my parents are devote catholics. But lucky for me my parents are intelligent folks.

Adam Lambert coming out is one of the best things that happened to people like me (because the show American Idol is a big hit). . everyone who felt alone because they are not what the socital norms, they are not alone now.

I started reading books about gay rights online And googled many things about gay rights, books from authors, like Dan Savage, Andrew Sullivan, James Baldwin and many more. I could see the progression of my people. Gay rights had been my vocation and my avocation since that faithful day of June 2009.

It may be a coincidence but I do not believe so. I was watching when I was, for a reason, God’s reason. I may not understand, but I sure thank God for it, I will be a gay rights activist I will make sure to be good at it. So those people like Adam or me will have the same rights and responsibilities as everybody else.

I owe it to the world and to people like me to be counted. Not just for me but for people who can not be out and counted, because as my esteem professor will know queer people are persecuted all the time for being themselves.

Adam Lambert came into my life as I was coming of age, that is why he made an impression on me. He is a talented guy who change, and gave hope to countless people, people who are LGBTQ in countless cities and states.

So What is the entertainment that change my life I am proud to say that it is American Idol Season 8, It really has. I thank God for everything that has happened to me regarding Adam it really is not a coincidence, I really believe that. That is why after school I will be pursuing gay rights.

 

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An in-depth look as to why Hillary Clinton lost

Joaquin Tenedora-Forte
September 29, 2017

 

 

Three weeks ago, I wrote a condensed version of the reasons why Hillary Clinton lost, but almost a year since the election, I would be glad to revisit my positions on last year’s election and why I think she lost. This is not to say that I have a bias against her. But I just want to write about the things that I think she missed.

First, let me get this out of the way, I think that Clinton lost because of her reluctance to run a campaign based on liberal policies. She thinks she ran a great campaign. But people do not agree. It turns out, Donald Trump is a better candidate than she is.

You cannot blame people if they see her as an insider as I believe she is. It should not be, the democratic party should be for the common men, instead, she ran like a Republican. And voters noticed that.

No one is sexist, here. She assumes the reason why she lost is that of the so-called ‘Bernie Bro’s i.e.Those liberal men in their 20’s who voted for Bernie Sanders in the primaries. The thing is, it is not true. There is no such thing as a Bernie bro. Because those kids are liberal, who saw something about Clinton that they did not approve of.

Russia, She blames them, she lost because of their alleged involvement with Trump. For they hack into the election servers. This can be very dangerous not just for the United States, but for the world. They alleged that Trump is Putin’s puppet he is not. There is no evidence for it. Trump is a unhinge and deranged person who has the nuclear code in his hands.

The Democrats should be careful of what they are alleging Trump. Because if they will set Trump off, They will be setting another world war. In the state of our weaponry today the world might not survive another war.

Clinton, when she was a senator from New York, voted like a Republican. Her record preceded her, as being somewhat of a mixed bag leaning conservative. She is not principled. In 2004, she said that marriage is just for a man and a woman. It’s no big deal because she and almost all of the other Democrats believe that too, but the problem is she is one of the last ones to flip sides in 2013. She is waiting for the polls to be at 60 percent. That happened by 2013.

The problem is for her, it made it impossible for true liberals see her as liberal. Because to them, she is flip-flopping. For them, marriage is the lowest hanging fruit.

She abandoned her base. She is extremely corrupt like her husband. In the issue of the transpacific partnership. She called it the ‘gold standard of trade’ the big problem is, that she is ripping off American jobs, Also TPP for those people who do not know is a hub for near slavery of people in countries like Bangladesh and Cambodia.

One of the outrageous things about Hillary Clinton and former President Clinton is the issue of the conflict of interest with their Clinton Foundation and their political endeavors. There are many incidences of fray interest happened while Hillary Clinton as secretary of state: one year it was Bill Clinton’s birthday, the country of Sadi Arabia gave a donation to the Clinton Foundation weeks later Hillary Clinton approved a weapons deal for Saudi Arabia clear corruption and Conflict of interest.

 

She did not bother mentioning that she is for lying to her base, that she is for Universal health care or Free college. Because she is not even for it. The heck with her, This is what affects young people today.for Universal health care or Free college. Because she is not even for it. The heck with her, This is what affects young people today.for Universal health care or Free college. Because she is not even for it. The heck with her, This is what affects young people today.

I want to talk about the big problem with Clinton’s campaign, She did not campaign that much. Whenever she did a campaign, she is with celebrities like LeBron James or Katy Perry. The idiots in her campaign who think that putting a celebrity with he is a really great idea to campaign for the coveted millennial vote, though she did get the majority of Millennials there is still eight percent who did not even bother writing her name.

This tactic will work at the opposite end of the political spectrum, but not her Democratic base. Look at what happened to the Republicans with Trump.

She abandoned the rust belt states, she did not even bother going there. While Trump is talking TPP to these people. She is fundraising with actor George Clooney. She also abandoned African Americans too.

There is a sense of complacency with her campaign. In the days leading towards the election, her running mate Senator Tim Cain twitted that he can look her daughter in her eyes and tell her that the glass ceiling is over. I paraphrase, but my point is there.running mate Senator Tim Cain twitted that he can look her daughter in her eyes and tell her that the glass ceiling is over. I paraphrase, but my point is there

There is no way she could have lost because the media is with her. Since the beginning of the Primaries, through the debates and to the general election. Plus Trump screws up because he tweets too much. Trump in the campaign trail said regarding women, I grab them by their pussy, I do not even wait. He also had the lowest approval rating in modern presidential campaign history with 65 percent.

She is too complacent of the polls, in the weeks leading up to the election, she was up five percentage points against him. The polling is right not reputing that, but she failed to see is there is two percent margin of error, ergo the lead is not even a lead. Donald Trump had a real fighting chance.

 

Finally, If Bernie Sanders won the primary’s, if the Democratic National Committee did not interfere in the primary’s then Trump will have a less chance of winning. There are polls that indicate that Bernie Sanders is the better candidate than she is. It sucks that for the next three to seven years the world will be on the edge of their seats with US president Donald J. Trump.

 

Why I hate fundamentalist people so much 

 

Joaquin Tenedora- Forte

As you probably know I am not religious at all, because of many things, one of which is being queer. I know not all religious people hate the LGBT community. But as you probably know there are many sects that condemn the gay lifestyle. I want to talk about fundamentalist religious sects and the harm that they do to people.

The war within religion and science are more evident when religion people are more religious. According to a study done by Pew of 38 percent of evangelical survey does not believe in evolution, 200 plus years since Darwin propose his theory and countless scientists back the theory. They deny the science’s hard evidence.

There have been many reports of children dying,  because the parents refused to basic medical care for their children.  This parent believes that God or Jesus will save their kids from the disease. One of the most absurd sects is Jehovah’s witnesses they don’t allow blood transfusions what the heck. Don’t get me wrong, I believe in god but what they are doing. Should be made illegal. This is murder or at the very least manslaughter. The  sad part is in many of the united states this is legal, most parents would not be prosecuted.

Let us talk about my biggest objection to fundamentalist religion, the treatment of homosexuality. The bible is not a good basis for anything. Because it is wrong. The passages that tell people that gay people are going to hell in the same page there are also that tell people that they are going to hell if they eat pork why is there anyone protesting grocery stores.

There are plenty of contradictions in the bible. I don’t think that it is right to quote the Bible ever because of the wrong things in it.

The stop on DACA

Joaquin Tenedora-Forte

September 8, 2017

 

This Tuesday the White House announce that they are ending DACA or the Differed Action for Childhood Arrivals. The plan was put into place by former president Obama to support young undocumented immigrants that came to the US when they were minors.

The white house wants Congress to have a resolution by February of next year. A bill. But there is a catch: congress members, I think  they have no idea how to act on this: The Republican Party has a problem with immigration. While the democrats are more reasonable they have no guts to fight the Republicans on this.

Is not it ironic in this issue the president is reasonable, back then. Because in the 2008 election, Trump was interviewed on Fox and Friends saying how about these people’s families. And the president is right back then, And is wrong now.

There are some people in the US who are in the country for years. There are many children of undocumented immigrants in the ballpark of 20 million children  living in the US. Dreamers account for  5 million of the 11 million undocumented immigrants.  Trump is not going to kick that many people out of the country, Right.

America is a land of immigrants. Unless you are a native American, it is not right to treat Latinos that way. Does president Trump recognize it. I really suspected that he is a raciest perk and also coward. Apparently when let the public know about DACA. He cannot even face the public he let his chief of staff Jeff Sessions tell the public about the plan. What the heck!! It is very cowardly of him.

Lastly, Donald Trump is such a pain in the butt. People should not voted for him. He is a child. He is an immature person who is a coward.

Why did Hillary Clinton lose to Donald Trump?

Joaquin Tenedora-Forte
September 5, 2017

In the last week of July of this year, Hillary Clinton has announced she is releasing a new book, the topic was last year’s election. It is called “What Went Wrong”, on stands September 13. It is a look at last year’s elections. Clinton and her cronies believe that the Russian government had something to do with why she lost. There have not been a single credible evidence of this Russia thing. So what really went wrong?

Her campaign slogans “I am with her” It is a little bit narcissistic, or ‘her breaking down the barriers’. Trump on the other hand is saying I am not for TPP. I also believe that she run on platitudes and cliche’s, to many PC outrages, they run a campaign ad on Trump cursing, while a child was watching. What the heck!

While Trump is everywhere, He runs like an underdog. Clinton was campaigning with LeBron James or with some other A list celebrity. Trump was speaking in middle America, speaking about how bad TPP is. She really underestimated Trump. She really thought hat because he is so unfavorable and crazy she can just sit around.

The biggest problem with Clinton is she is massively corrupt. Her corruption leaches into the election. At least Trump is saying the right thing; like in health care and universal college. Her many positions flip flops for example on gay rights, in 2003 she is not for gay marriage, but by 2013 after “evolving” she became for equal marriages. She voted for the 2003 Iraq war. Clinton is a person who is not principled. She is only progressive when it is beneficial to her political career.

My final point Clinton says she lost because Bernie Sanders’s supporters either voted for the Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson or Green Party’s Jill Stain, or worst Voted for Trump. That’s why she lost. That they are sexist. The truth is she lost because of her and her corruption.

Why did Hillary Clinton lose to Donald Trump?

Joaquin Tenedora-Forte
September 5, 2017

In the last week of July of this year, Hillary Clinton has announced she is releasing a new book, the topic was last year’s election. It is called “What Went Wrong”, on stands September 13. It is a look at last year’s elections. Clinton and her cronies believe that the Russian government had something to do with why she lost. There have not been a single credible evidence of this Russia thing. So what really went wrong?

Her campaign slogans “I am with her” It is a little bit narcissistic, or ‘her breaking down the barriers’. Trump on the other hand is saying I am not for TPP. I also believe that she run on platitudes and cliche’s, to many PC outrages, they run a campaign ad on Trump cursing, while a child was watching. What the heck!

While Trump is everywhere, He run like an underdog. Clinton was campaigning with LeBron James or with some other A list celebrity. Trump was speaking in middle America, speaking about how bad TPP is. She really underestimated Trump. She really thought hat because he is so unfavorable and crazy she can just sit around.

The biggest problem with Clinton is she is massively corrupt. Her corruption leaches into the election. At least Trump is saying the right thing; like in health care and universal college. Her many positions flip flops for example on gay rights, in 2003 she is not for gay marriage, but by 2013 after “evolving” she became for equal marriages. She voted for the 2003 Iraq war. Clinton is a person who is not principled. She is only progressive when it is beneficial to her political career.

My final point Clinton says she lost because Bernie Sanders’s supporters either voted for the Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson or Green Party’s Jill Stain, or worst Voted for Trump. That’s why she lost. That they are sexist. The truth is she lost because of her and her corruption.

My reflection: Orlando Massacre

Joaquin Jackson Forte
12 June 2017

Today is the first anniversary of the massacre and terror attack in Pulse nightclub, a gay night club in Orlando Florida. Which killed 49 people and hurt 100 more. The fact that it happens during pride month make it more hurtful. This is a hate crime, a crime to make people feel hurt and bad about themselves.

Like what happened during 9/11 I remember where and where I heard the news and I hated every bit of it. I was at home, readying to go to bed when I first saw a post about a nightclub attack on the internet, and it turns out to be a gay club, my stomach turn in many different places I felt paralyzed. My first reaction is wow, I could not believe what I was reading.

The next couple of days I was shocked not by what happened, but the reaction to what happened. Conservatives are blaming the Muslim community for the actions of one some of them are blaming the victims. Liberals are blaming all but themselves. The super fast pace of everything that happened to the gay community, Isn’t it ironic that we just gotten same sex marriage the year before then the year after we have this. This is hard for others to handle this kind of change.

As a liberal and as a person who is identified as queer it is really hard for me to wrap my brain around what happened in Orlando last year. It’s so hard for people to understand these are like your brothers or sisters even if you did not know their name. You know them by heart because in many ways you are they.

Lastly, I just want to say my still deepest condolences to the people of Orlando and to the families and people who have been affected by this horrible tragedy one year ago today. THIS DAY JUNE 12, 2016 WILL BE IN MY MEMORY FOREVER.

The conservative argument for LGBT equality

Joachim Jackson Forte
April 7, 2017

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The other day I saw a picture on Facebook of a men wearing a t-shirt with a statement and it reads: only God can judge me written in rainbow printed letters. So I asked myself if god is the only one who can judge gay people. So why are they (the republican party) judging LGBT people. Here are some of the right arguments that they should think about before adhering to the ‘conservative’ argument.

First Republicans are for limited government, right? No not really, for tax cuts for the rich yeah which is wrong but for the poor and for the marginalize, no. Take abortion for instance they got no business invading the privacy of women who want to have an abortion, Privacy duh!

Lets go back to gay and transgender people the government has no business telling people who to marry and the bathroom they use. According to the limited government argument which you love so dearly that we should mind our own business. It really seem to me that the republican party wants that if it is convenient for them and theirs.

Second argument is the what I would call the Christian argument I do not care about what Leviticus has to say about gay people. I am very interested what Jesus would say or do. Jesus Christ is a good person, he is not an asshole and he is also a hippy, right! I think he would say they it is not a choice and that my father made them this way, So when you judge your brother, my brother you are judging our father on how he made them.

Here are two of the arguments I use for conservatives So that they can be really free of people who are wrong about the LGBT community and their families and friends.

The relationship between Gay men and Straight women

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Joachim Jackson Forte
3 April 2017

The show Will and Grace’ portrayal of the gay men and straight women relationship makes for a very funny sitcom. But In real life the relationship between gay men and straight women got people through tough times, like the societal oppression of straight men. In this article I will be writing about why the hags love their fags, and a little bit of psychology of how the dynamic actually works.
Unlike the friendship a straight men and straight women which people often assume that they are dating. And when it never happens the friendship will get sour, therefore braking up the relationship. Secondly when those two people are not clear on what their relationship is for example the guy wants a romantic relationship and the girl does not want one there will be a riff between those two.

There is nothing like that of the fags and their hags, because their’s an understanding that romance will not happen. So they both know that the relationship is very much platonic. They can just focus on their relationship, and whether or not a shirt fits them and stuff like that.

The other thing about that is very special about this relationship is that gay men, straight women relationships is often than not build on liking the same things. I do not want the stereotype here but there is something true about the notion that gay men and straight women are a like in more ways than one they both like and admire strong women.

Clearly, the friendship between straight women and gay men is a very special one. Gay men and straight women has gone to a lot of troubles and tribulations true out the decades, straight women often nurse gay men through the AIDS epidemic. But as gay rights movement began to gain wins, there will come a time that the only thing that a gay men need is a friend, and just a friend.