“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 - - - - - - - - - - -

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Must Watch: The San Francisco Police Department Wants To Let You Know "It Gets Better"

This morning I watched an emotional video by the San Francisco Police Department that would make anyone who has ever been bullied cry, and anyone who has ever been made fun of, proud.  It really hit me hard, especially around the time this officer (pictured right), said "I will help you... and I will protect you... and I will listen."

These videos are like books, you get so ingrained with the characters in the story, you start to feel their pain, and before you know it, it feels like you're a part of their lives. Only difference is, these are not characters, they're real life police officers who were bullied themselves.  And they're here to tell you, "It Gets Better."

Please watch this.  Trust me you will not be disappointed.

1 comment:

Ryan said...

Beautiful video. It made me cry. Thank you so much for sharing it with me, my love. We will donate to many charities once we're out of debt, including the Trevor Project.

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