best sign omg
yES THIS IS MY COUNTRY
Well I can’t NOT reblog this.
Remember when I first posted this? It’s still getting awesome notes.
We stand with citizens across Russia who are calling on their government to stop the crackdown against lesbian, gay, bi and trans people that is fuelling anti-gay violence.
We urge leaders around the world and within Russia to work to eliminate all anti-gay laws and protect all citizens from violence and discrimination in Russia.
The Minneapolis police chief got married
That’s her, Janeé Harteau, on the left. That’s her bride, Holly Keegel, on the right.
It feels like a different world. I like it.
Tell the International Olympic Committee to protect Olympic athletes and fans by moving the 2014 Winter Olympics out of Russia.
Russia is waging a war on gay people — and Russian politicians have made it clear that they will enforce the country’s draconian new anti-gay rules on both fans and athletes at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014.
The “gay propaganda” ban makes it illegal to be openly gay and has harsh consequences for anyone convicted of sharing what is considered to be “homosexual information” to minors. A same-sex embrace or carrying a pro-gay sign can lead to arrest and imprisonment. What’s more, the Russian government can detain foreigners for up to 14 days before expelling them from the country if their behavior runs afoul of Russia’s harsh anti-gay statutes. …
Via my wonderful BF & Dangerous Minds | George Takei interprets the Bible)
Dr Robert Spitzer apologises for ‘fatally flawed’ study, published in 2001, which claimed gay people could be ‘cured’ if properly motivated
Damn ahem straight.
From marriage equality to the end of don’t ask, don’t tell, this has been an extraordinary year. Here, Aaron Hicklin, editor-in-chief of Out magazine, looks forward to the end of gay culture
Gareth Pugh, the iconoclastic fashion designer, as Cecil Beaton’s Charles James
“Mommy, they are just like me.”
My oldest son is six years old and in love for the first time. He is in love with Blaine from Glee.
For those who don’t know Blaine is a boy…a gay boy, the boyfriend of one of the main characters, Kurt.
This isn’t a ‘he thinks Blaine is really cool’ kind of love. It is a mooning at a picture of Blaine’s face for a half hour followed by a wistful “He’s so pretty” kind of love.
He loves the episode where two boys kiss. My son will call people in from other parts of the house to make sure they don’t miss his ‘favorite part.’ He’s been known to rewind it and watch it over again…and force other to, as well, if he doesn’t think people have been paying enough attention.
This infatuation doesn’t bother me or his father. We live in a very hip-liberal neighborhood, many of our friends are gay, and idea of having a gay son isn’t something that bothers either of us. Our son is going to be who he is, and it is our job to love him. End of story.
He is also six. Six year olds get obsessed with all kinds of things. This might not mean anything at all. We always joke that he’s either gay, or we have the best blackmail material in the history of mankind when he’s a 16 year old straight boy. (Take that naked bath time pictures!)
Then the other day we were traveling across the state listening to the Warblers album (of course), and in the middle of Candles, my son pipes up from the back seat.
“Mommy, Kurt and Blaine are boyfriends.”
“Yes, they are,” I affirm.
“They don’t like kissing girls. They just kiss boys.”
“Mommy, they are just like me.”
“That’s great, baby. You know I love you no matter what?”
“I know…” I could hear him rolling his eyes at me.
When we got home I recapped this conversation to his Dad, and we stood simply looking into each other’s eyes for a moment. Then we smiled.
“So if at 16 he wants to make a big announcement at the dinner table, we can say ‘You told us when you were six. Pass the carrots’ and he’ll be disappointed we stole his big dramatic moment,” my husband says with a laugh and hugs me.
Only time will tell if my son is gay, but if he is I am glad he’s mine. I am glad he has been born into our family. A family full of people who will love and accept him. People who will never want him to change. With parents who will look forward to dancing at his wedding.
And I have to admit, Blaine would be a really cute son-in-law.
Beautiful! Parenting: You’re Doin’ It Right!