I actually get pretty peeved when people act like it’s not their responsibility to explain gender and sex and attraction to uncultured and uninformed humans. If you are hostile towards these people, then they will have little desire to google it themselves and will also be hostile towards every queer person they meet. “Oh, that one queer lady was super mean to me. I hate queers.” This is just not the way to operate. If other wanna learn, why not teach? By being different, is it not your responsibility? Why wouldn’t you want others to be informed and positively responsive? If you can’t be nice to others, why should they?
Emily and I had a great discussion tonight about where geographically (and realistically) we want to live. Her sister wants to move to Austin, and she has always made noises about how she wants to live in the same city as Emily. But I told Emi that I have absolutely no desire to go back to Texas. I don’t think Megan realizes how much negativity is in Texas and how awful the people are with their relentlessly obnoxious pride is their hate-filled state. Austin might be a cool city, but it is a blue dot in a sea of red. Plus the weather is bad.
I told Emily this with the full understanding that her sister will basically always come first because twins or whatever, but she agreed with me. Texas is a horrible state, and she has no desire to trudge further south. She and I are so similarly minded; we both want real winters with snow, blue states please (swing states good too), and college that suits both of us.
I’m just so happy to be where I am with this girl. She warms my heart, and makes me feel so special. I’m glad we’re on the same page about this because moving is scary and a huge step. It won’t happen for at least another 2 years, but it’s good to start thinking early.
I just realized that no one has ever broken up with me. I have always been the breaker. Breaking up the relationship. And I realized I have no idea how to react to that situation. I have no idea how to protect myself.
Boycotting a film because of the personal opinions of the source material’s creator feels ridiculous to me, especially given the fact that the production company itself has repeatedly expressed an opposing viewpoint.
There seems to be this idea that folks with opposing personal standards cannot…
While I may or may not go to the theater to see this film (simply because I don’t go to the theater anymore, period), I am not boycotting Ender’s Game for this reason. The franchise is actually brilliant YA fiction and should be enjoyed, regardless of the author’s archaic, bigoted views.
Today Emily and I went to Atlanta Pride, and we got a ton of free shit. It was great. It was the first time I’d ever been to a gay conference/ function/ festival thing, and I’m really glad we got to go. Everyone was super nice, and all the businesses around the park had their rainbow flags flying, which I had never seen before. I just, it was really cool.
I’m really happy that so many people are becoming body positive and sticking up for all shapes and sizes, but there’s something many are forgetting about that also severely affects self-image: acne.
This bit is probably avoided because in no way can you glorify red, pus-filled…
This is a subject so personal and sensitive to me that it nearly brings me to tears just by mentioning it. I’ve struggled with acne since I was 9 years old. How many 4th graders do you know have to worry about zits? I have been so down on myself about it, it is part of the reason I dropped out of my first round of college. Right now, my skin is on relapse, thanks to a rigorous routine my doctor has prescribed for me. Right now, I only have a few actual breakouts, but the rest of my face is littered with ugly scars, and you can hardly tell my skin has dramatically cleared up. It’s frustrating as hell, but I’m lucky to be with someone who seemingly doesn’t care. She still thinks I’m beautiful, even on the worst days. But sometimes, when I look at her pretty face and I stoke her gorgeous skin, I can’t help but wish I was prettier for her. She deserves someone stunning, inside and out.
There’s this really great photo I took of my lady while she was trimming today. But I can’t post it because she’s totally naked, and she might actually kill me. She had deadly aim. But she’s so fucking cute, and her body is bangin’. Basically, you’re missing out, and I’m only a little bit sorry.
Pope Francis Doesn’t Approve of Gay Marriage or Adoption, But Says “We Shouldn’t Marginalize People For This”
Pope Francis made history this morning in a news conferencewith something many Catholics never…
As a Catholic lesbian, this is wonderful news today, especially after having the displeasure of un-friending my ex-best friend. He was spouting self righteous garbage about how he loves his gay brothers and sisters way too much to allow them to spend their lives struggling with homosexuality and to invite them to a life a Christ and chastity. No thanks. This hurt my heart so much, but to hear about Pope Francis publicly announce baby steps toward equality in the Church, not just with the LGBT community but with women as well, I was filled with hope. My Catholic religion is very important to my family, as my entire family practices, but my parents have been very understanding and supportive. Even my grandmother, Dot, is glad that “I have a good friend in Emily.” What I seek in Catholicism is an unprejudiced community where I can practice and belong rightfully. It will take a long time, and it may not even happen in my lifetime. But Rome wasn’t built in a day. Baby steps lead to great change.
My lady was mad that I started oitnb without her, but all she wants to do is cross stitch…
Cooper, the Cat Photographer
Cooper, a normal house cat from Seattle, has recently become one of the world’s most talked-about photographers after his owners tied a timer-controlled camera around his neck, which takes snaps of his day-to-day adventures.
His brilliant career began last year, when his owners, Michael and Deirdre Cross decided to attach the tiny camera in order to answer the question that plagues all cat owners – “where does my cat go all day?” It started out as a fun geography experiment, but when Cooper came home the first day, and they saw the amazing photos they were completely blown away. Michael and Deirdre realized it wasn’t about where their furry pet went all day, but about how beautiful and lush their neighborhood looked from a feline’s perspective.
The mini camera around Cooper’s neck takes photos every two minutes, revealing everything that he sees. Whether it catches other cats, one of his many hiding places, his owners, or the big blue sky, the camera revealed some pretty amazing shots and practically made Cooper a star. It also helped his owners understand more about their pet, for example, they noticed Cooper spent a lot of time looking at the back door, and realized a lot of his time was spent looking for a way to get inside. So they got a cat flap and noticed he was much happier.
The Cross family has saved Cooper’s best work and even set up an art gallery. Believe it or not, there were plenty of art and cat lovers interested in his original photographs, and many sold for up to $320 a piece. The five-year old cat is definitely enjoying all the attention, but it might all be over soon, as Cameron, the Cross’ son has already started crawling and his parents intend to get a camera for him as well. That means competitions for our furry friend.
Meanwhile, Cooper has his own blog and 12,000 friends on Facebook.