• person: she--
  • me: it's he.
  • person: *condescending smile* well, on your birth certificate--
  • me: yeah, it also says ' 8lbs, 6 oz ' -- a lot has changed over the years

Tags: LGBTQ

mapsontheweb:

Most recurrent words on Wikipedia, excluding : “Country”, linking words, demonyms and “government”.

mapsontheweb:

Most recurrent words on Wikipedia, excluding : “Country”, linking words, demonyms and “government”.

(Source: reddit.com)

Tags: maps

  • straight couple: *make out in public at random intervals in weird places*
  • straight couple: *grabs each other's asses in public*
  • straight couple: *are not in any way inconspicuous about the fact that they are feeling each other up in public*
  • gay couple: *holds hands in public*
  • straight people: that is VILE and it is CORRUPTING my entire FAMILY. my grandmother is crying. my children have all shit their pants at the same time. WHO WILL THINK OF THE CHILDREN

Tags: quotes

Pádraig Ò Tuama shares his poetic reflections on faith, “the gay agenda,” and love as the great endeavor…

A few favorite excerpts:

"Love the sin and hate the sinner. Or is it the other way around? I usually hear that phrase used when people want to say, "I’ll talk about you in a way that makes me feel right. And I’ll tell you what to call it. It’s called love. I’m saying I love you. Therefore you can’t say I don’t."

"Just try talking with rather than about. Then, ask people from the group you’re speaking about to evaluate your love, or fear based on the effect of your words on them. We can speak and we can ask. We cannot use harsh words about each other and then dictate the terms by which the experience of and response to those harsh words can be articulated. Even if you are cautious about subjectivism or relativism, this is neither subjectivism nor relativism. It’s just good communication.

"I also hear people say that their opinions about homosexuality aren’t in any way meant to be personal. "It’s not personal, it’s just the truth." I usually hear that when people are trying to distance themselves from the effect of their actions, and justify their intentions without thinking of the effect of those intentions.

"In your groups, you’ll be talking about how it is that you’d like it if someone was to tell you that you should end your marriage or relationship because of what they imagine you get up to in bed. I’ll be interested in whether you think that’s personal or not….

"A woman came to me once — a good evangelical woman from the north of Ireland — and said, "I’d hate for my marriage to be commented upon the way I comment on your relationship." That took such courage….

"Asking serious questions about LGBT people is not a slippery slope. Because to imply a slippery slope implies we’re at the top of the slope and the only way is down…."

daytwamuslim:

thefinalimage:

Wadjda | 2013 | dir. Haifaa Al-Mansour

For me, the most meaningful final image of 2013 came from a perfect little poetic film that the Oscars have already ignored — the first Saudi Arabian film directed by a woman, and as first features go, basically a miracle — Wadjda.  In Saudi Arabia, where Wadjda’s mother (like all women) is prohibited to drive a car, Wadjda wants something little girls aren’t allowed to have either — a bicycle.  It won’t spoil too much to say that Wadjda bravely attains that bike by the end of the film, and after racing past the boy who one day wants to marry her, she arrives at this intersection.  There at the crossroads, all of adulthood streams past her, the men in their cars and she on her bike.  She looks left, she looks right; she smiles.  And our hearts swell with the certainty that nothing on earth will stop her.

Finished watching this- my heart just did things I didn’t know it could do! 

(via ang-prinsesa)

suckiteazy:

"We didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us!"

suckiteazy:

"We didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us!"

(via ang-prinsesa)

Favorite excerpt from my first Nerd Nite was from a talk by local muralist, writer, and printmaker David Loewenstein:

"It’s only when we begin to see the trinkets and random offerings from a kid’s perspective that we understand that those knickknacks are only as meaningful as we are IMAGINATIVE. Their value is in direct proportion to the stories they carry and the STORIES we create for them. Like the Ruby Slippers in the Wizard of Oz, the magic of the stuff at Funkytown stagnates without our active conjuring.”

(Source: tiissam, via halalerrthang)