Just boy with a blog. Let life happen.

 

crossfitandfitgirls:

Everyone should stop the Obama/Romney talk for a second and congratulate Wisonsin’s Tammy Baldwin for becoming the first openly gay senator.

Marriage equality results: three states vote for marriage equality, a fourth refuses to constitutionally ban it

gaywrites:

Last night, Washington, Maine and Maryland all voted to allow same-sex couples to marry.

What’s more, Minnesota voted down a proposed amendment that would have constitutionally banned same-sex marriage.

Oh, and we elected the first openly LGBT senator, the incredible Tammy Baldwin, and the first pansexual elected official, Mary Gonzalez. 

What a great night. We made history. 

Convo between my 7year-old students today

Josie: I have a new crusshhhhh

Matt: Me too! On a boy!

Pearl: You're a boy with a crush on a boy?

Matt: Yeah he's really cute.

Pearl: Oh.

(pause for a bit)

Matt: Boys can like boys. I just can't marry him because boys can't marry boys.

Me: Yeah they can. You can marry whoever you want.

Matt: Really?

Josie: YEAH my tia has a wife so now I have a titi and a auntie.

Matt: Okay. Then maybe I'll marry him.

Dave: (from across the room) No you can't you're seven.

(Age was apparently the only foreseeable problem anyone of my elementary schoolers could see with gay marriage.)

UNF Chick-Fil-A petition

queerclearconcise:

The UNF Student Government has proposed the idea to bring Chick-Fil-A on campus, replacing a Sbarro’s restaurant. Many of the LGBT students, faculty, and staff oppose this decision as Chick-Fil-A’s recent controversy has proven that it is directly in opposition with the University’s core values of:

1) Pursuit of Truth and Knowledge carried out in the spirit of intellectual freedom

2) Ethical Conduct

3) Community Engagement

4) Diversity

5) Responsibility to the Natural environment

6) Mutual Respect and Civility

Please sign the petition and help us at least halt this decision by clicking the above link. Thank you!

How I see men

Guy: Gay

Guy standing: Totally gay

Guy walking: That walk is so gay

Guy texting: Texting your gay lover I bet

Guy working out: Getting ripped for other gay men for sure

Two guys eating: They're totally gay for each other

Guy with his girlfriend: Its a ploy he's gay

Guy married with children: He's living a lie he's gay

Every guy I see: God you're gay and you dont even know it

The one guy I have a crush on: But what if he's straight

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lady88:
It still shocks (and mostly just disappoints) me how SHOCKED people are when I tell them that it is 100% legal to be fired simply for being gay.
They look at me like I’m lying and say things like “nooooo, that can’t be right?”.
I have been fired twice (in Ohio) for being openly gay.
I have been asked:
to not wear my wedding ring
Not acknowledge my wife’s existence
To “just say you have a husband”
To just not answer “yes” when people ask if I’m married because “you’re not REALLY married”
To not bring my wife to the company FAMILY Christmas party
Let people just assume we’re sisters
Just make it easier on everyone and “just say you’re divorced”
These were not requests made from some Mom and Pop shop, I was a corporate executive for a large chain of high volume restaurants. My boss was the Director of Human Resources, and she would walk into my office and say the most ignorant things you can imagine.
People in America need to be educated on the reality that is life as a gay person in  this country.
It’s not all gay pride parades and appletinis. 
We need a leg to stand on.
We need people to wake up and educate themselves on the rights we are denied.
We need people…gay, straight, and in between, to open their eyes, stop ignoring what doesn’t directly effect them, and educate themselves.

Absolutely.

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lady88:

It still shocks (and mostly just disappoints) me how SHOCKED people are when I tell them that it is 100% legal to be fired simply for being gay.

They look at me like I’m lying and say things like “nooooo, that can’t be right?”.

I have been fired twice (in Ohio) for being openly gay.

I have been asked:

  • to not wear my wedding ring
  • Not acknowledge my wife’s existence
  • To “just say you have a husband”
  • To just not answer “yes” when people ask if I’m married because “you’re not REALLY married”
  • To not bring my wife to the company FAMILY Christmas party
  • Let people just assume we’re sisters
  • Just make it easier on everyone and “just say you’re divorced”

These were not requests made from some Mom and Pop shop, I was a corporate executive for a large chain of high volume restaurants. My boss was the Director of Human Resources, and she would walk into my office and say the most ignorant things you can imagine.

People in America need to be educated on the reality that is life as a gay person in  this country.

It’s not all gay pride parades and appletinis. 

We need a leg to stand on.

We need people to wake up and educate themselves on the rights we are denied.

We need people…gay, straight, and in between, to open their eyes, stop ignoring what doesn’t directly effect them, and educate themselves.

Absolutely.

(Source: lady-eighty-eight)