“If someone is assaulted or experiences trauma, there is science and scientific proof, it’s biology, that people change.
The brain changes. And literally what it does is it takes the trauma and it puts it in a box, and it files it away and shuts it so that we can survive the pain,” Gaga said emphatically.
“It also does a lot of other things, it can cause body pains, baseline elevations in anxiety, it can cause complete avoidance of wanting to even remember or think about what happened to you,” she continued.
‘Til It Happens to You” is a song produced and performed by American singer Lady Gaga. She co-wrote the song with Diane Warren for the 2015 documentary film The Hunting Ground, which deals with campus rape in the United States.
A portion of the proceeds from retail sales was donated to organizations supporting victims of sexual assault.
~~Til It Happens To You~~
~~Published on Sep 17, 2015~~
A portion of proceeds from the sale of the song will be donated to organizations helping survivors of sexual assault.
~~Lady Gaga 2016 Till It Happens To You Oscar Performance~~
~~Published on Jul 31, 2017~~
“Til It Happens To You” written by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga; performed by Lady Gaga, from the film THE HUNTING GROUND.
~Orlando City unveils seats honoring 49 Pulse nightclub shooting victims~
Orlando City president Phil Rawlins led a private ceremony unveiling 49 rainbow-colored seats honoring 49 Pulse Nightclub shooting victims.
The seats, which honor the people killed at a popular Orlando gay nightclub on June 12, are in section 12 of the Lions’ new stadium set to open in March at the start of the 2017 Major League Soccer season.
Human Consciousness and the “Battered Citizen Syndrome”
The Psychological Impacts of War Propaganda and State-sponsored Terrorism
State-sponsored terrorism poses a significant challenge to the psychological well-being of the body politic. While evident in many geopolitical locales, this condition arising from such government abuses is especially prevalent in the West.
Such a disorder is comparable to the psychological manipulation recognized on a micro-level in some spousal relationships.
A sexual predator has no business running for president
Under intense questioning from CNN’s Anderson Cooper in the second presidential debate on October 9, Donald Trump categorically denied ever sexually assaulting women. That was the straw that broke the camel’s back for many of his accusers.
Since then, 12 women — all white females — have come forward accusing Trump of forcibly kissing them, fondling their breasts, grabbing their genitals, and forcing himself on them.
The accusations date back from the late 1970’s to 2007.
The accusers include a passenger on a plane, a contestant on The Apprentice, and contestants in the “Miss USA” and “Miss Teen USA” pageant.
It’s On Us is an education based campaign focusing on sexual assault awareness and prevention on college campuses.
It’s On Us advocates for a cultural shift surrounding sexual assault, by identifying what sexual assault is and situations in which it is beneficial to step in and prevent sexual assault from happening.
To RECOGNIZE that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.
To IDENTIFY situations in which sexual assault may occur.
To INTERVENE in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.
To CREATE an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.
Vice President Joe Biden and Adam Devine Crashed a College Party for an Important Mission
Vice President Joe Biden has a bit of a reputation as a fun-loving party animal.
So when Adam Devine needed a crime-fighting partner for an undercover operation at a college party, he knew just who to call.
A new video from Funny or Die features Biden and Devine crashing frat parties to help get the word out about a serious issue that affects college kids everywhere—sexual assault on campus, an issue that Biden has been vocal about, particularly in the wake of Stanford sexual assault case.
Biden and Devine drop the act to share their important message, though, reminding viewers how they can help prevent sexual assault.
The video is a collaboration between the White House-launched It’s On Us campaign and Funny or Die, the people behind Between Two Ferns.
Time Magazine Online
Time Magazine Online
~~Vice President Biden and Adam Devine Go Undercover~~
Puerto Rico has its first LGBT monument in the island’s history, which now is also a memorial to the victims of the Pulse shooting.
The monument is seven concrete pillars, each covered in colorful mosaics, and sits at the entrance of Sixto Escobar Stadium in San Juan’s Third Millennium Park, according to Noticel, a Puerto Rican publication.
The monument cost an estimated $9,000, funded by city taxpayers, Noticel reports.
It was designed by Alberto de la Cruz.
A section of the monument lists the names of the 49 people who lost their lives at the Pulse shooting, highlighting the names of the 23 Puerto Rican victims.
Next to the names, written in Spanish, is the quote,
“This tribute to life strengthens our commitment to fight hate – the product of homophobia – with love and respect.
The monument’s dedication took place almost exactly one year after a federal judge in Puerto Rico first ruled in favor of marriage equality.
Although an anti-equality judge in Puerto Rico tried to halt that ruling, a federal appeals court determined in April that the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which brought marriage equality to all 50 states, was also binding in Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States.
“We celebrate life,” said San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín at the monument’s inauguration. “We must work together to eradicate discrimination and homophobia. We must raise our voice for justice and equality of every human being.
We must aspire to a country where everyone is equal and not be judged by how we love.”
49 Top Stars Gather to Record Short Film to Honor Orlando Victims
By Michael O’Connell
(June 29, 2016)
Nobody knew what to do, but everybody wanted to do something. The June 12 mass shooting that claimed 49 lives at a gay club in Orlando, Florida, unfolded more than 2,000 miles away from Los Angeles — but the grief and frustration over an increasingly familiar narrative left many people in Hollywood searching a meaningful way to respond.
The recipient of many blind offers of service was Ryan Murphy.
The producer’s phone rang frequently in the days following the attack at Pulse, with one call coming from Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin. The two quickly crafted a plan to recruit 49 altruistic celebrities to memorialize each of the Orlando victims by reading a brief eulogy of their lives, editing the clips to construct a 18-minute film that started streaming live online starting June 29.
“We want to ensure that what we do is effective,” Griffin told The Hollywood Reporter on set of production.
“It’s on all of us to know each and every one of them by name and for their legacies to, in part, spur change on important issues.”
Special thanks to Ryan Murphy, Ned Martel and their colleagues at Ryan Murphy Television for making this project possible and all of our friends in the entertainment community for their support of this project including (in order of appearance) Lady Gaga, Chris Pine, Cuba Gooding Jr., Connie Britton, Matt Bomer, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, Lea Michele, Colton Haynes, Sophia Bush, Jane Fonda, Harry Shum Jr., Denis O’Hare, Rob Reiner, Melissa Benoist, Caitlyn Jenner, Édgar Ramírez, Max Greenfield, Chaz Bono, Cheyenne Jackson, Emma Roberts, Kerry Washington , George Lopez, Evan Rachel Wood, Sofia Vergara, Diego Boneta, Nina Jacobson, Demi Lovato, Tyler Oakley, Yeardley Smith, Kid Cudi, Kaitlin Olson, Kevin McHale, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lee Daniels, Chace Crawford, Evan Peters, Gerard Butler, Katey Sagal, John Stamos, Laverne Cox, Jordana Brewster, Wes Bentley, Finn Wittrock, Darren Criss, Kathy Bates, Anna Paquin, Guillermo Díaz and Joe Mantello.
49 Celebrities Honor 49 Victims of Orlando Tragedy in Ryan Murphy-Produced Tribute
~~Published on Jun 29, 2016~~
For too long, a toxic combination of anti-LGBTQ hate and easy access to guns has put LGBTQ people at disproportionate risk of violence and murder.
On June 12, forty-nine innocent people — most of them Latinx — were killed at Pulse nightclub in Orlando simply because of who they were.
It’s on all of us to keep their memories alive, and to ensure part of their legacy becomes meaningful action to end hate violence.
Join the Human Rights Campaign and urge your legislator to support legislation that will ensure LGBTQ people are safe and equal in every community and find out how to support the survivors and families of the Orlando victims.