Meet the faces of the “I’m Sorry” campaign, a group of Christians who go to Chicago’s pride celebrations every year to apologize for their past hateful actions against LGBT people. The group started in 2010 and has since moved to other cities across the world. This is what love looks like. (via the Advocate)
@noh8 #noh8 #child #youth #bully #bullying #teen #teenpride #pride #lgbtq #lgbt
My name is Kate, I’m nineteen, and I’m a student at the University of Pittsburgh. I worked extremely hard in high school and managed to earn a 4.1 GPA. In College, I made the Dean’s List for academic excellence during both the fall and spring semester.
Unfortunately, a week before my first year of college started, my father went through my mail and found out that I am gay. My family, including extended family, is extremely homophobic. After they found out, my parents cut me off financially and I am no longer living with them. They are both unwilling and unable to cosign loans on my behalf. I have searched extensively, but I have been unable to find any loans which don’t require a cosigner.
Due to my inability to cover an entire year of tuition, I have decided to spend the fall semester at a community college in the area I am currently living. I have some money saved up from my summer job and a $6500 school loan which will be used toward the second semester, but I still need about $15,000 on top of that in order to make it through this school year. I’m one of three people renting a house for the year with a monthly rent, and I also need to have money for food. I have asthma and allergies which require several medications monthly in order to maintain my health. Most of the money I make at work is going toward rent for this semester and my classes at the community college.
Going to Pitt is a dream of mine and I couldn’t bear the thought of not being able to stay there. I am majoring in English and History and minoring in German with the hope of becoming a novelist. I will be immensly grateful if your contributions allow me to stay at Pitt. I’m praying every day for a miracle to help make this possible.
If you can offer anything, please do not hesitate. Stay strong, love <3
Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan on the sex scene [in Kill Your Darlings] that made headlines +
GOD DANIEL RADCLIFFE IS JUST THE BEST AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN.
Gay sex: it’s been happening for years.
I like this in particular because they bring light to the fact that people are so desensitized to violence and blood and death. All kinds of death, fictional or otherwise, happens on our media screens, but soon as there are queer couples kissing, RUN FOR THE HILLS. /logic
I think this speaks for itself. Accepting a person doesn’t mean you get to put limits on their freedom. You can’t be an ally and want us to stop talking, or labeling, or demanding to be heard.
Acceptance has no exceptions. Period.
All or nothing
Allstate has launched a beautiful campaign aimed at members of the LGBTQ community. Thanks, Allstate! <3
"Believing that you are unworthy of love and belonging or that who you are authentically is a sin or is wrong, is deadly." - It Got Better featuring Laverne Cox (x)
And once you’ve let go of your unfounded shame, you can be free
Map of the World by Natural Skin Color
i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening
actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d.
THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.
Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.
The primary teaching of every religion? Don’t be an asshole.
San Salvador Pride.
A little bit of random background about me, I am 100% Salvadoreño, born in the states. The numerous times I’ve visited my homeland, I never felt like it would be safe to be queer beyond safe spaces. Now I don’t know if they’ve had pride for long, or if this is the first instance of it. All I know is that seeing this image, and the ones in the source link made me legitimately cry. I’ve never been prouder to be a queer Salvadoreño, and I just felt compelled to share this with you guys! "I’m a man. I’m gay. My rights should be respected because it’s the law." "Who I was doesn’t matter, what matters is who I am. I am a trans woman and today I demand my rights."