Showing posts with label Col. Jordan Palmer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Col. Jordan Palmer. Show all posts

Monday, April 6, 2020

Nationalism has failed us says activist Jordan Palmer

A lot of people are pointing fingers at others right now about COVID-19. If only that would save lives. It will not. We are in this and no one thinking to thank the United Nations #WHO, the U.S. #CDC, or your #State and #local #HealthDepartments that this is the first major disruption to our lives in generations. I personally thank you! 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Jordan Palmer on strength and being a victim

My strength comes from within me. I have never been a victim. From being molested, being beaten for gay rights, to having cancer, I am not a victim and I never will be.... I’ve just never had the time to spare. ❌ You can’t complain or feel sorry for yourself. ๐Ÿคจ Enduring hardships and deciding not to surrender is strength. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Never allow anything to define you and make you a victim..... forgive, forget, and move forward. ๐Ÿ˜˜ I completely lock something away in my mind and give it no further thought. I am always ready to move on and leave anyone or anything behind that isn’t positive or good for me. ☯️ I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong and always being optimistic. ♥️✝️

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls..... the greatest of these; the largest characters are seared with scars. ♥️๐Ÿ˜˜ - All the best to anyone reading this.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Col. Jordan Palmer on being a gay teenager in Kentucky

When it sunk in that being gay could get you beat or put on the street, I realized that I had to listen to MY voice, MY soul. Today, it saddens me that too many people listen to the noise of the world, instead of themselves. I broke every rule and I'm proud of it because I did it in a positive manner, with no ill will for anyone. ❤️ I never bothered with who hated me as a result, even when that person turned out to be my Dad. ๐Ÿคท‍♂️ I purged myself of what others thought of me when I was a child. The Creator was with me the entire time. ✝️ It brings tears to my eyes when I see people hung up on what others think of them. ๐Ÿ˜ข
No one can make you "feel" something about yourself unless you give them that power. No one can stop you except you. ๐Ÿ˜˜ No matter what happens, keep going.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Kentucky's War on Drug Addiction

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"More police ๐Ÿš”. More jails ๐Ÿ‘ฎ. ๐Ÿ˜‚ The joke is on us. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿป‍♂️ Drug abuse is a mental health issue, not a criminal one. ๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ’‰ People turn to drugs not because they want to be addicts, but because something is horribly wrong and they simply don’t wish to feel it anymore. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ž I’ve never met an addict who on career day at school “dreamed” of being an addict like U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan “dreamed” of taking #Medicare and #Medicaid from citizens. ⚠️๐Ÿ˜ก
Putting drug addicts in jail is like putting people who have an illness and need medical care in jail and simply ignoring the underlying problem. But why not? We’ve been doing it this long and we never change anything here unless ordered to do so by the Kentucky Supreme Court or the Supreme Court of the United States. Sadly, that is how progress is made here." - Jordan Palmer

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Trump should listen to a true war hero, Senator John McCain


When a TRUE war HERO like U.S. Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) or a longtime conservative like U.S. Senator  Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) criticize this sudden and ill-conceived decision towards Transgender soldiers, you have to scratch your head.

Also, when Trump said "my generals," our military is not the private property of the temporary occupant of the Oval Office

But, everything else Trump has tried to do has failed miserably so now he is taking cheap shots in desperation but playing with people's lives and careers not to mention breaking additional campaign promises. #Trans #WeAreKY - Jordan Palmer

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

#Trans #KY #USA #USMilitary President #Trump betrays transgender community

#Trans #KY #USA #USMilitary President #Trump has, once again, betrayed the #LGBTI community he claimed to support during his campaign. In a stream of tweets, President Donald Trump announced this morning that he has banned transgender people from the US #military. Trans people were allowed to serve openly before Trump’s decision to force currently serving military members out of the armed forces.

--> Please note this decision notes NOT apply to State Defense Forces , State Militias, or State National Guard units.

Yesterday, it was reported that Vice President Mike #Pence, long a foe of civil rights for #LGBT people, was behind the push to discriminate against transgender people. Unsuccessful so far at getting Trump to issue a “religious freedom” executive order reminiscent of his disastrous broad license to discriminate he pushed through as #Indiana #governor, Pence turned his attention to lobbying for the ban on transgender people in the military.

“Instead of undermining the military, and disgracefully trying to take away necessary health care from soldiers, Vice President #Pence should be working to ensure all federal armed forces and their families are getting the support and resources they need and deserve, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. Vice President #Pence definitely has some unresolved homosexual, transgender, and transsexual issues he needs to come to terms with.” - Secretary-General Col. Jordan Palmer.

#weareky #kyequality

Friday, June 16, 2017

Jordan Palmer gave an update on his health status; he is the most gracious person I have ever known

Yesterday, Jordan Palmer gave an update on his health status, he currently remains Stage IV(b):

Later today I finish #radiation. Still on the new #cancer pills. ๐Ÿ’Š Tuesday I have a PET Scan to see what other #radiation and treatments I need or if additional treatment (in their opinion, if I don't agree, I find another doctor, I'm on my 7th one) will be beneficial. ๐Ÿค’ ๐Ÿค•

Earlier this week I thought I would die, I had these huge #bumps on my #forehead and I got very #sick. ๐Ÿคข So my doctor says, you have a massive sinus infection and that's what those bumps are on your forehead and another reason why you feel so bad. ๐Ÿ˜– I had no clue this was even possible!

On June 09, 2017, Jordan Palmer updated with:

I've fallen ๐Ÿค• more times that I can count because my right leg is so weak from the #cancer treatments. I've fallen down the stairs at home twice and hurt my back but I'm not complaining. My doctors, ๐Ÿฅ even at Cancer Treatment Centers of America say that my mobility loss is permanent. I'll have a cane. I wish my friend Matthew Vanderpool was here with me. He would never leave my side and I miss him so much. ๐Ÿณ️‍๐ŸŒˆ Kentucky Equality Federation keeps me busy. I would suggest following him on Facebook or Twitter.

MY THOUGHTS AS MODERATOR / DIRECTOR: Knowing Jordan Palmer and working with him is such an honor. He is the most gracious person I have ever known. I will continue to volunteer and continue to work as my time permits and pray for a miracle for him.

My best to everyone. - Damon ๐Ÿ’“

Friday, January 6, 2017

Kentucky Equality Federation to donate funds to founder Jordan Palmer's oral reconstruction fight (oral tumors) until Friday, January 20, 2017

Kentucky Equality Federation to donate funds to founder Jordan Palmer's oral reconstruction fight (oral tumors) until Friday, January 20, 2017:

Col. Jordan Bowling Palmer, CHA, CP, JD, has been active in civil rights and a public advocate for over a decade.

--> From protesting former Governor Fletcher and later Representative Fischer for saying "gays had not suffered enough", sponsoring a Soulforce Equality Ride, forcing school boards to allow Gay-Straight Alliances, rallying at Northern Kentucky University and the Hazard Pavilion, forcing policy changes, organizing Kentucky's 1st Gay Marriage License Day, assisting in restoring KADAP, to successfully pushing the 1st Federal Hate Crime convictions in U.S. History, to having Kentucky's same-sex marriage ban struck down by a Kentucky judge months before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the issue in Kentucky Equality Federation v Commonwealth of Kentucky (based solely on Palmer's legal theory). His accomplishments speak for themselves and his impact on Kentucky history, undeniable.

Jordan Palmer also fought Prop 8 in the state of California.

Written by Damon T. Jones, Communications Director to Secretary-General Palmer.

November 22, 2016: On Saturday two teeth fell out when I was eating. On Monday, I went to the dentist for X-Rays. I have to have oral surgery again (as I did in 2004). I have tumors again under Tooth # 18, and # 19 and definitely portions of my jaw line. They will cut them out (the teeth and sections of my left jawline) and like before, it will be sent for biopsy to see if the tumors are malignant or nonmalignant.

My thanks and love to everyone. I have been through this before, I just didn't think oral tumors would be a problem. So as my Mom and my Granny Ella Ruth Begley-Bowling taught us, prepare for the worst, but remain positive and pray for the best.

December 29, 2016 Update: The closer it gets to January 5th and the surgery to have these tumors removed, the more I just want it to be done with the biopsy results. But, no such luck, I won't get the biopsy results for another couple of days (or someone will, with all the medication I will be on I doubt I will remember my name).

January 05, 2017 Update:  They stopped the blood flow to Jordan's mouth (I didn't know they could do that) and cut incisions on the side of his gums and inserted antibiotics because it is infected so they could not do everything they needed to do. They also took a biopsy of the tumors and then had to stop because no one told us we had to have money today.

The tumors are still there, but they have not got much bigger which is good. But are have to remove part of his jaw bone and replace it with cow bone so he can talk and also look about the same as he did before, but we have to have $2,400.00 (corrected from my mistake of $400.00 earlier, I forgot to put the 2 in front) when they remove the tumors Monday. Jordan is in a lot of pain.

Basically his insurance will pay for some type of obvious steel instead of cow bone because that is considered "cosmetic". - William Mason-Palmer (husband)

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May your heart be filled with inspiration, your soul free, your journey fulfilling, and your life full of love. - Jordan Palmer