All Love, NoH8

gaywrites:

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

texas-teen-pride:

@noh8 #noh8 #child #youth #bully #bullying #teen #teenpride #pride #lgbtq #lgbt

texas-teen-pride:

@noh8 #noh8 #child #youth #bully #bullying #teen #teenpride #pride #lgbtq #lgbt

President Barack Obama on Monday will sign an executive order banning workplace discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender workers of federal contractors and the federal government. The executive order has two components: It prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against employees based on sexual orientation or gender identity — a move that affects 24,000 companies employing roughly 28 million workers, or about one-fifth of the nation’s workforce — and it explicitly bans discrimination against federal employees based on their gender identity.
fuckyeahlgbt:

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.

http://www.gofundme.com/b7y5ag

If you can offer anything, please do not hesitate. Stay strong, love <3

fuckyeahlgbt:

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.

http://www.gofundme.com/b7y5ag

If you can offer anything, please do not hesitate. Stay strong, love <3

I have such a mighty need for this. They’ve reached their funding goal (JOYOUS)

what-alchemy:

clementineford:

imsirius:

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

mercedeslezzies:

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

liquorinthefront:

Allstate has launched a beautiful campaign aimed at members of the LGBTQ community. Thanks, Allstate! <3

brokenkeys88:

"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)

hell-freezing-over

And once you’ve let go of your unfounded shame, you can be free

thelonelyscarecrow:

castiels-time-traveler:

nintendocanada:

mapsontheweb:

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.

thelonelyscarecrow:

castiels-time-traveler:

nintendocanada:

mapsontheweb:

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.

daniellecaliforniaa:

The primary teaching of every religion? Don’t be an asshole.

People want to believe gender is something that’s essential, and people repeat these essentialist ideas all the time. “Oh, women do that” and “Oh, men do that” and the reality is that all women don’t anything. We as individuals do what we do, you know, and sometimes that’s informed by gender and sometimes it’s just who we are. And I think all that just makes people really, really uncomfortable because they don’t want to think about who they are.
danielle-ml:

San Salvador Pride.

A little bit of random background about me, I am 100% Salvadoreño, born in the states. The numerous times I&#8217;ve visited my homeland, I never felt like it would be safe to be queer beyond safe spaces. Now I don&#8217;t know if they&#8217;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&#8217;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."

danielle-ml:

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."