“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Friday, December 16, 2011

Homophobia Sucks!

I believe I posted this on Facebook a couple of years ago, but I'm not quite sure. In either case, now is a perfect time as any to re-post it.  Our friends, family or people you may have seen or read about on the news have all faced homophobia in one form or another. 

I am the boy tied to a fence, beaten to a bloody pulp and left to die because two straight men wanted to "teach me a lesson"

If you guessed, Matthew Shepard, you're right.

Feel free to read the rest, they're sad, but very true.
I am the girl kicked out of her home because I confided in my mother that I am a lesbian.

I am the sister who holds her gay brother tight through the painful, tear-filled nights.

We are the parents who buried our daughter long before her time.

I am the man who died alone in the hospital because they would not let my partner of twenty-seven years into the room.

I am the foster child who wakes up with nightmares of being taken away from the two fathers who are the only loving family I have ever had. I wish they could adopt me.

I am one of the lucky ones, I guess. I survived the attack that left me in a coma for three weeks, and in another year I will probably be able to walk again.

I am not one of the lucky ones. I killed myself just weeks before graduating high school. It was simply too much to bear.

We are the couple who had the realtor hang up on us when she found out we wanted to rent a one-bedroom for two men.

I am the person who never knows which bathroom I should use if I want to avoid getting the management called on me.

I am the mother who is not allowed to even visit the children I bore, nursed, and raised. The court says I am an unfit mother because I now live with another woman.

I am the domestic-violence survivor who found the support system grow suddenly cold and distant when they found out my abusive partner is also a woman.

I am the domestic-violence survivor who has no support system to turn to because I am male.

I am the father who has never hugged his son because I grew up afraid to show affection to other men.

I am the home-economics teacher who always wanted to teach gym until someone told me that only lesbians do that.

I am the woman who died when the EMTs stopped treating me as soon as they realized I was transsexual. (yes, this actually happened)

I am the person who feels guilty because I think I could be a much better person if I didnt have to always deal with society hating me.

I am the man who stopped attending church, not because I don't believe, but because they closed their doors to my kind.

I am the person who has to hide what this world needs most, love.

I am the person ashamed to tell my own friends im a lesbian, because they constantly make fun of them.

I am the gay male student that had to switch to another high school on my senior year, because I told my teachers that I was gay. One said that I was going to hell the other wanted to cure me.

Are People Really This Stupid? Issue No. 16 - Whites Only

In this day and age, are people really this stupid?  Really?  What would drive a landlord of an apartment complex to post a sign titled, "Public Swimming Pool: White Only"?
Ignorance is what I'd say.  But not for Michael Gunn, a tenant from the same complex.  He wasn't having any of that.  He filed discrimination charges within a matter of days, and had this to say...
“We invited my daughter, who is African-American, to visit and swim in the pool for the Memorial Day weekend,” Gunn wrote in his complaint. “The owner, Jamie Hein, accused my daughter of making the pool ‘cloudy’ because she used chemicals in her hair. Days later, she posted a sign on the gate to the pool which reads, ‘Public Swimming Pool, White Only.’”
Oh... that's okay Ms. Hein of Cincinnati. "It's a historical sign".  LOL , she said this after she was asked about the sign.
"I'm not a bad person, I don't have any problem with race at all. It's a historical sign."
“I’ve never said anything to that child,” Hein said. “If I have to stick up for my white rights, I have to stick up for my white rights. It goes both ways.”
Oh yeah, she's not racist, she's just sticking up for her white rights.
Source [abc news]

Laugh of the Day: Guess [NSFW]

Okay, it's time for your laugh of the day, and this will definitely make you laugh.  Be aware this is NSFW, because of a few vulgar words, but it's absolutely hilarious.  

I know I really shouldn't say anything to offend the ladies, but you know this shit happens.  You know you tell your husbands or boyfriends to "guess" what's new or different about them, and the husband has to guess at it until he tells you, or he'll be facing some serious consequences.  Am I right, or am I wrong?  OMG, this is hilarious!

OMG Hilarious! - A Better Place

Family Christmas Photo - Priceless

Now, here's an original idea sure to make you friends and family laugh.  Imagine sending this out to your family and friends.  I think it's genius, and ohhh so very true!

Must Watch: United States Air Force Tells United States Army, "I'm Sexy and I Know It"

If you're in the United States Military there are times you need to keep the morale up.  I can't imagine the grueling work our soldiers have to go through day in, and day out.  Hence, the reason there are countless of spirit videos made that are often quite funny.  These are made to keep their spirits up and their morale high.  But this particular one, isn't just a little humorous, it's quite hot actually. LOL.

This video was made by Six Star Productions for the upcoming Army game. It was deemed by wing staff as "too inappropriate to play for the cadet wing", but I didn't think so :-)

This is a tribute to banned spirit videos everywhere....

Members of the US Air Force do a fabulous job dancing, working out, taking off their clothes, but most importantly, lip-synching to LMAO's, "Sexy and I Know It.".  Well... 

Scratch that. Taking off their clothes was the most important. LOL.

A Definite Must Watch, check it out..

Post Secret Fridays - Issue 086

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I Quote That - Gone in 60 Seconds

For every minute you are angry
you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Worst Star Wars Costumes Ever!

Is it me, or are these the worst Star Wars Costumes you've ever seen? LMAO. Poor R2D2.  Sad thing is, they'd probably win the costume contest for being original.

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- Blade 7184 aka Peter