An adorable video of a little kid talking with a gay couple. Seeing such instant acceptance just goes to show how people are brainwashed into becoming homophobic rather than it being their natural state of being. Click here to read the story behind the video in Advocate magazine - gay.org.uk
“So that means you love each other.”
When he said, I just… Yes. That’s exactly what it means. A simple but true reason for marriage. :’)
I just … I just …
God, I want to hug that little boy. Or maybe not hug, because he’d think it was gross. XD Nah, I want to play ping-pong with that little boy. HRGGGGGH. Babies. ♥
You’re in a changing room with your best man, ready to walk down the aisle. You and your girlfriend have been dating for three years now, engaged for five months— it’s finally time to become husband and wife! You’ve got the suit, she’s got the dress…
So. I’m cruising FB to see whose birthday it is today, and I saw a post from a woman that stopped me in my tracks. This woman, who will henceforth be known as “Grey,” is someone who graduated with my mother from High School and who I have known most of my life. She is stepmother to a childhood friend of mine (represented by a light green later on, though only once), though he lives out in Colorado most of the year, and I know her moderately well. Or, thought I did.
This particular post was about how she had seen a guy in a woman’s lingerie section and hoped that “he wasn’t a freak like a transvestite.” Of course, me being me, I couldn’t let this stand. I replied rather calmly, saying that you can’t really judge people overall like that, and that she should really find out more about them before calling them freaks. She proceeded to say worse and worse things about them until I posted this status below.
I WAS a smartass, I will say that much. And I will say that, for the following dialogue and this, I did not handle myself as professionally as I should have. But bear in mind this is a woman who I grew up with- someone I trusted, someone I liked- and I felt absolutely betrayed by her. Not only that, but she posts a threat to my interaction with my childhood friend’s entire FAMILY, all of whom I am friends with.
Here is the message she sent me, and my replies. She is grey, and I am blue (duh. XP)
I did not handle myself as well as I should have, and I do not know what this argument will mean for my future interactions with my childhood friend and his family. But I said what I wanted to say, and I suppose that’s all I COULD do.
I just—-aaaughdsjfhdslhHJDKGSH;. I don’t understand how people can go gaga over gay rights and stuff and then immediately reject something like asexuality. Which is not to say that I’m against gay rights—I am totally in support of it (I routinely argue about it with my church friends—not fun ughughugh but anyway)—I just don’t think it’s fair to support one sexuality and not another. IMO, it’s just as bad to say “straight/LGBT are the only things that exist/suffer/deserve a parade” as it is to say “straight is the only ‘right’ sexual orientation”. When I see all the gay pride stuff going on I feel like society is actually advancing, you know, and starting to become more accepting…and then I see stuff like this and my confidence just gets shattered.
I guess to be fair…this is only one corner of the internet. I’m sure (or at least would like to think) most people would be more accepting than this. But the fact that it even exists just bothers me to death.
And… ugh. The more I read these comments, the angrier I get. :/ These are the times I wish I had the power to punch people over the internet <___>
… um … . I consider myself asexual. I have no physical attraction to men OR women, but sometimes desire emotional intimacy with others on a platonic level. I’m ever so sorry that I’m not going to give up my v-card to satisfy a “sexual.” T: I simply have zero interest. Despite this, I’m very supportive of ANY type of “sexual,” whether they’re pan, hetero, homo, or anything else. So why can’t they accept me?
It’s comments like this that make me want to just give up on humanity in general.
So, I’m taking notes for another student for my Business class, and was going through the Diversity section when I noticed a description of primary characteristics that caught my eye.
“… age, gender, race, ethnicity, abilities, and sexual orientation represent primary characteristics of diversity which are inborn and cannot be changed.”
This is both a good and bad sign. The fact that they listed gender as one of the things that cannot be changed is incorrect, because gender is a social construct and not a physical thing, unlike a person’s sex. But the fact that it lists sexual orientation as something unchangeable, and didn’t refer to it as a “lifestyle” or other bullshit phrases I keep hearing, makes it pretty cool. :)
… though why they didn’t add other physical characteristics like weight to the list is odd. Because it is a factor in whether or not people are hired.
Raging. Raging so hard right now. Because there are self-rightous assholes out there who won’t even pause a single moment to get to KNOW an artist and hear them out before ripping their stories apart, just because they don’t like some aspect of them.
I understand that everyone has a right to their own opinion, but … REALLY? Try considering for a single second that this is a PERSON you’re talking about- a person with their own emotions, who poured a lot of time into their art or stories, and who deserves your RESPECT because they are another living, breathing, feeling human being.
This isn’t some disembodied voice or art-making-machine over the internet. So take that realization that this is a REAL PERSON you’re talking about, and think before you speak. Because whether you realize it or not, what you say has an impact on a REAL person. You may hate what they’ve done, you may hate their art and their story and their themes, but FUCKING THINKING BEFORE YOU SPEAK. You have a right to your opinion, but do you have to be a dickwad about it? No, you don’t. And you probably will anyway, which is a shame. Because by being a total asshole, you’re making yourself into a hypocrite.
That is all. Until the person I’m talking about makes their next move, I will remain silent.