thepeoplesrecord:

Homophobic drama on my sister’s Facebook page that I thought was worth sharing.

More than ten years ago, when I was a scared & closeted 13-year-old boy, I could have never imagined that my former-pastor, former-missionary, ex-marine dad whom I was terrified to identify my sexuality to would eventually come so far.

I’m not religious or anything but still love the sentiment and the way everyone (all political moderate-to-conservative conservatives in Texas, btw) responded. 

I “liked” the bigot’s responses for the passive-aggressive-irony. 

“A Facebook page is the internet equivalent of someone’s living room. When someone is nice enough to invite you into their living room, you don’t repay their kindness by taking a shit on their living room rug.” -My Dad

-Robert

My brother gave all of the siblings a gilded Bible for Christmas, and I wanted to crawl out of my skin. My mom is super religious and my dad is … I suppose an Atheist. I was the only one in my family who actually paid attention when Mom would make us study the Bible and go to Sunday School, so it came as a surprise to my brother that I could speak about it more clearly than he could after a few years of forced attendance to a Rock n’ Roll Baptist church my sis-in-law requires the family to attend. 

It’s scary, really scary, when my most trusted brother goes off the deep end, and it ain’t even that deep. He’s lost in the shallow end of the pool, for fuck’s sake.

It ain’t all bad though. Guitar solos at church though, are truly evil.

rrrick:

gayrightsmaps:

States where Chick-fil-A can legally fire gay employees.

I live in Utah. We’re always an honorary member of the south.

"We don’t hate you. We just don’t want to think about you, or look at you."

rrrick:

gayrightsmaps:

States where Chick-fil-A can legally fire gay employees.

I live in Utah. We’re always an honorary member of the south.

"We don’t hate you. We just don’t want to think about you, or look at you."

astronomer-in-progress:

Why Sally Ride waited until her death to tell the world she was gay
In life, Sally Ride became famous as America’s first woman in space — and in death, she’s now added to her fame as the first acknowledged gay astronaut.
The revelation came in a low-key way: Monday’s obituary from Sally Ride Science, the educational venture she founded a decade ago, referred to Tam O’Shaughnessy as “her partner of 27 years.” A spokeswoman for Sally Ride Science, Terry McEntee, said Ride and O’Shaughnessy, who is the company’s chief operating officer and executive vice president, worked out the phrasing of the announcement before Ride’s death.
In an email today, Sally Ride’s sister, Bear Ride, explained why the former astronaut kept quiet about her sexual orientation.
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"When I was growing up it was really cool to be a scientist or engineer. We need to make science cool again." - Sally Ride

astronomer-in-progress:

Why Sally Ride waited until her death to tell the world she was gay

In life, Sally Ride became famous as America’s first woman in space — and in death, she’s now added to her fame as the first acknowledged gay astronaut.

The revelation came in a low-key way: Monday’s obituary from Sally Ride Science, the educational venture she founded a decade ago, referred to Tam O’Shaughnessy as “her partner of 27 years.” A spokeswoman for Sally Ride Science, Terry McEntee, said Ride and O’Shaughnessy, who is the company’s chief operating officer and executive vice president, worked out the phrasing of the announcement before Ride’s death.

In an email today, Sally Ride’s sister, Bear Ride, explained why the former astronaut kept quiet about her sexual orientation.

Read More

"When I was growing up it was really cool to be a scientist or engineer. We need to make science cool again." - Sally Ride

tinandcoppermakebronze:

wolflightning:

nailed it

john darnielle is just like. the perfect human being

tinandcoppermakebronze:

wolflightning:

nailed it

john darnielle is just like. the perfect human being

brooklynmutt:

Kasey Landrum, the gay high school student, 16, given suspension by principal for wearing make-up in class - Mail Online

His only crime was the shade of purple he chose for eye shadow.