fyeaowls:

LGBT Americans for Obama

BABY DON’T CRY

My heart is breaking in the best way right now. 

gaywrites:

Religion: you’re doing it right. 

This is what I was raised to view the Christian religion as. 

gaywrites:

Religion: you’re doing it right. 

This is what I was raised to view the Christian religion as. 

captainchristoph:

Kid’s damn good… But his message is even better. 

This is great right? The Vice President and The President feel that Same Sex Marriage should be recognized and fully legal! Woohoo! Victory!

Except I really don’t feel like it is. It’s an election year a politician coming out and saying that they support something radical isn’t a new thing. I am not saying this to dumb down his statement, his even saying it will lose him as many voters as it may gain so that’s a big thing; he did take a risk and I commend him for it. I just feel like the timing is too spot on, too typical. I don’t feel like we won anything because words are just that, words. Without any action behind them what does it matter? He has been so back and forth on the issue… I just don’t know how I feel. 

posted 8: 49 pm on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 with 6 notes
posted 10: 00 am on Sunday, January 22, 2012 with 509,089 notes
Preach. 

Preach. 

posted 12: 01 pm on Monday, August 29, 2011 with 9,085 notes
Those damn dirty homosexuals wanting rights; unacceptable. (If the sarcasm is lost on you I feel badly for you) 

Those damn dirty homosexuals wanting rights; unacceptable. 
(If the sarcasm is lost on you I feel badly for you) 

posted 4: 01 pm on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 with 267 notes
hand-in-pocket:

tothosethatilove:

sporkthepanda:

thedailywhat:

This Is Important, You Should Know About It of the Day: Republican presidential nomination hopeful Michele Bachmann is the first candidate to sign the “pro-marriage” pledge of conservative Christian group The Family Leader. 
According to the Des Moines Register, those who sign “The Marriage Vow” [pdf] agree “to personal fidelity to his or her spouse, the appointment of ‘faithful constitutionalists’ as judges, opposition to any redefinition of marriage, and prompt reform of uneconomic and anti-marriage aspects of welfare policy, tax policy and divorce law.” 
The vow also affirms the signee’s belief that homosexuality is a public health risk and a choice, and on par with polygamy and polyandry. 
Worse still is the vow’s shocking suggestion that children born into African-American families under slavery were better off than they are today because they were “more likely to be raised by [their] mother and father in a two-parent household.” 
And, finally, for good measure, candidates who sign the pledge must also make a point of rejecting Sharia law. 
A spokesman for Rep. Ron Paul has expressed reservations on behalf of the congressman, while Tim Pawlenty’s spokesman said the former Minnesota governor was reviewing the document. Most of the other candidates refused to comment on their plans; only Jon Huntsman has stated (through an aide) that he will not sign the pledge as he “never signs any pledges.” Family Leader CEO Bob Vander Plaats — who was state chair of Mike Huckabee’s Republican presidential campaign in 2008 — said his organization will only support candidates who sign the pledge. 
(NB: It should be noted that the controversial passage in the pledge that refers to the “protection” of women and children from “all forms of pornography” may not be a call for the outright banning of porn as some assert, but is certainly worth questioning.)
[dmr / tp / wonkette / mediaite / photo: politico.] 
Related: Bachmann compared same-sex marriage to Pearl Harbor in 2004.

and so it begins…

FUCK this stupid bitch

This is absolutely ridiculous on so many levels. In related news, I LOVE that all these artists are telling her to stop using their music in her campaign.

"If I could kill one person with my mind it would be you." That pretty much sums it up (well really there are more but they aren’t all making an attempt at becoming the leader of the country that I live in). This woman lives on planet ignorant. Besides this article google her and read some of the other absolutely ignorant things she has to say. Like this lovely gem:
 

hand-in-pocket:

tothosethatilove:

sporkthepanda:

thedailywhat:

This Is Important, You Should Know About It of the Day: Republican presidential nomination hopeful Michele Bachmann is the first candidate to sign the “pro-marriage” pledge of conservative Christian group The Family Leader.

According to the Des Moines Register, those who sign “The Marriage Vow” [pdf] agree “to personal fidelity to his or her spouse, the appointment of ‘faithful constitutionalists’ as judges, opposition to any redefinition of marriage, and prompt reform of uneconomic and anti-marriage aspects of welfare policy, tax policy and divorce law.”

The vow also affirms the signee’s belief that homosexuality is a public health risk and a choice, and on par with polygamy and polyandry.

Worse still is the vow’s shocking suggestion that children born into African-American families under slavery were better off than they are today because they were “more likely to be raised by [their] mother and father in a two-parent household.”

And, finally, for good measure, candidates who sign the pledge must also make a point of rejecting Sharia law.

A spokesman for Rep. Ron Paul has expressed reservations on behalf of the congressman, while Tim Pawlenty’s spokesman said the former Minnesota governor was reviewing the document. Most of the other candidates refused to comment on their plans; only Jon Huntsman has stated (through an aide) that he will not sign the pledge as he “never signs any pledges.” Family Leader CEO Bob Vander Plaats — who was state chair of Mike Huckabee’s Republican presidential campaign in 2008 — said his organization will only support candidates who sign the pledge.

(NB: It should be noted that the controversial passage in the pledge that refers to the “protection” of women and children from “all forms of pornography” may not be a call for the outright banning of porn as some assert, but is certainly worth questioning.)

[dmr / tp / wonkette / mediaite / photo: politico.]

Related: Bachmann compared same-sex marriage to Pearl Harbor in 2004.

and so it begins…

FUCK this stupid bitch

This is absolutely ridiculous on so many levels. In related news, I LOVE that all these artists are telling her to stop using their music in her campaign.

"If I could kill one person with my mind it would be you." That pretty much sums it up (well really there are more but they aren’t all making an attempt at becoming the leader of the country that I live in). This woman lives on planet ignorant. Besides this article google her and read some of the other absolutely ignorant things she has to say. 
Like this lovely gem:

 

aboutaseven:

Love Is Love.

aboutaseven:

Love Is Love.

posted 2: 05 pm on Saturday, July 2, 2011 with 96,417 notes

First off let me say that Rise Against is a band I don’t feel like I hear enough about. They have a good mix of strong lyrics that are often politically/cause driven but in a way that doesn’t make the music seem pretentious, strong musical styling, and overall a great message. 

My point of posting this song is not to go on about how I love this band; however it is about how much I admire the song Make It Stop (September’s Children).

When I first listened to it I wasn’t paying a lot of attention and passed right over it. It wasn’t until this Monday (after having the album for about two weeks) that I really listened to it while I was working out. I caught the end of the song and realized that there was something more to it and restarted it. It took my breath away and brought tears to my eyes at the line:

"And too much blood has flown from the wrists,
Of the children shamed for those they chose to kiss.
Who will rise to stop the blood?”

The song is so powerful; imploring that we stop the hate and abuse toward the LGBT community in general but especially the children. 

My biggest hope is that one day we will all be equals no matter race, gender, religion, nationality, waist size, or who our heart tells us to love. Love is one of the most beautiful gifts that we are given as humans and the fact that some people can take something that is so wonderful and turn it into scathing hate that drives people; hell children that have not had the chance to truly live their lives; to end their lives makes me physically sick.  

Listen to this song. Take in the message that it sends. Stay strong, do not give up, and join me in hoping and actively fighting to, “make it stop.” 

"Make It Stop (September’s Children)" 

Woah, woah.

Bang bang go the coffin nails, like a breath exhaled,
Then gone forever.
It seems just like yesterday, how did I miss the red flags raised?
 


Think back to the days we laughed.
We braved these bitter storms together.
Brought to his knees he cried,
But on his feet he died.

What God would damn a heart?
And what God drove us apart?
What god could…
 

Make it stop,
Let this end.
Eighteen years pushed to the ledge.
It’s come to this,
A weightless step.
On the way down singing,
Woah, woah.

Bang bang from the closet walls,
The schoolhouse halls,
The shotgun’s loaded.
Push me and I’ll push back.
I’m done asking, I demand.

From a nation under God,
I feel it’s love like a cattle prod.
Born free, but still they hate me. 
Born me, no I can’t change.

It’s always darkest just before the dawn.
So stay awake with me, let’s prove them wrong.

Make it stop.
Let this end,
Eighteen years pushed to the ledge.
It’s come to this,
A weightless step.
On the way down singing,
Woah, woah.

The cold river washed him away,
But how could we forget.
The gatherings hold candles, but not their tongues. 

And too much blood has flown from the wrists,
Of the children shamed for those they chose to kiss.
Who will rise to stop the blood?

We’re calling for,
Insisting on, a different beat, yeah.
A brand new song.

Whoa, whoa [x3]
(Tyler Clementi, age 18.
Billy Lucas, age 15.
Harrison Chase Brown, age 15
Cody J. Barker, age 17
Seth Walsh, age 13.)

Make it stop,
Let this end.
This life chose me, I’m not lost in sin.
And proud, I stand, of who I am,
I plan to go on living.

Make it stop, 
let this end,
all these years pushed to the ledge,
but proud I stand, of who I am, 
I plan to go on living.
 

sexxxisbeautiful:

lawsonry:

xxboy:

My name is Wayne Maines, I live in Old Town. I have a 13-year-old transgender daughter. In the beginning, I was not onboard with this reality. Like many of you I doubted transgender children could exist, I doubted my wife and I doubted our counselors and doctors. However I never doubted my love for my child. It was only through observing her pain and her suffering and examining my lack of knowledge about these issues did I begin to question my behavior and my conservative values. I learned that the medical standard of care requires parents seek assistance from a panel of experts. We did this and our team of doctors recommended my daughter to live fully as a girl. We cannot turn back now.

When my daughter lost her privileges at school and both children and adults targeted her, I knew I had to change and I have never looked back.


When we moved to Maine, it was clear my daughter was transitioning from male to female with us or without us. She used the girl’s bathroom with no fanfare; she was confident and very social. Her strong personality helped the entire school transition right along side of her. She was proud and secure with herself and when people asked at the young age of six she openly stated that she was a girl trapped in a boy’s body. 

The transformation was amazing, but her happiness would not last. Unfortunately the fears of others would destroy everything that our team of doctors, teachers, school counselors, friends and classmates had work so hard to establish. 

I know that it is difficult for some of you to understand the needs of transgender children. You only need to spend some time with these kids to see that they are struggling and suffering beyond your imagination only because they are singled out and misunderstood. They are just like your children and grandchildren; they have the same hopes and the same dreams. 

In the fifth grade because of significant negative exposure we had to take drastic measures to protect her from harm, including splitting our family up to go in hiding and we are not the only family that has had to do so. When she was told she could no longer use the appropriate bathroom her confidence and self-esteem took a major hit. Prior to this my daughter often said, “Dad being transgender is no big deal, my friends and I have it under control.” I was very proud of her. It was only when adults became involved with their unfounded fears that her world would be turned upside down. “She came to me crying and asked, “Daddy what did I do wrong? Daddy please fix this?” That is what dads do — we fix things. I had to break her heart and say, “You have not done anything wrong sweetie, but Mommy and I do not know how to fix this, but we will try.”

Continuing to single these kids out is not necessary. Having the opportunity to use the bathrooms of their true gender is essential for these kids’ well being. This bill places transgender children in a position of doom and hopelessness. This bill tells my daughter that she does not have the same rights as her classmates and reinforces her opinion that she has no future. Help me give her the future she deserves. Do not pass this bill.

- Wayne Maines, in a testimony against Maine’s proposed bill which would allow the operator of a restroom or shower facility to decide who can use which gender’s restroom based upon “biological sex.”

Originally posted by Joanne Herman at Huffington Post (follow link to read her commentary on this amazing testimony)

This is an important, moving piece. I suggest everyone reads it. 

This is love. This is understanding.

That bill is not.

posted 9: 53 am on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 with 2,497 notes
tothosethatilove:

imwithkanye:

Resident anti-gay and presidential candidate, Michele Bachmann, (mis)uses Katy Perry’s pro-gay song, Firework, during her appearance at RightOnline.

At least she was glittered immediately following her appearance. 


What a dumb bitch

This is the perfect photo. Ignorance makes you look like this kids; stay far, far, away from it and get educated before you start flapping your face hole about how people don’t deserve rights. 

tothosethatilove:

imwithkanye:

Resident anti-gay and presidential candidate, Michele Bachmann, (mis)uses Katy Perry’s pro-gay song, Firework, during her appearance at RightOnline.

At least she was glittered immediately following her appearance. 

What a dumb bitch

This is the perfect photo. Ignorance makes you look like this kids; stay far, far, away from it and get educated before you start flapping your face hole about how people don’t deserve rights. 

feministslut:

[Image: Photo of a protest. A woman is holding up a sign that says “Henry VIII had six wives. Why can’t I even have one?”]
I wish I created that poster. 

And may I point out that he killed a few of them. 

feministslut:

[Image: Photo of a protest. A woman is holding up a sign that says “Henry VIII had six wives. Why can’t I even have one?”]

I wish I created that poster. 

And may I point out that he killed a few of them. 

posted 9: 35 am on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 with 101 notes
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