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thepoliticalfreakshow:

Watch The Slow Progress of Marriage Equality In One GIF

As of now 16 states have legalized gay marriage, 33 states still ban it either because of their constitution or state laws, and then we have New Mexico with no professed opinion either way (although some counties have started issuing marriage licenses in recent months).

The above GIF shows developments in the fight for marriage equality from 1973-2014. While it looks black at first, the pink and purple start creeping in there to give us hope.

Gay marriage in Hawaii goes into effect in December, Illinois in June 2014 and Oregon now recognizes out of state marriage. So maybe New Mexico should stop watching re-runs of Breaking Bad for five minutes and sack up in the fight for marriage equality. What do you say?

Indian top court says gay sex is an offence

flawlessescape:

Supreme Court upholds law criminalising gay sex, setting aside lower court decision legalising homosexuality.

Awareness and Help

loveisttheanswer:

September is the month of Suicide Prevention!!! Let’s all do something about this.

You don’t need to be a doctor to help someone. You just have to want it!!!

Most people often feel lonely and sometimes all it takes it’s a little chat with someone. A talk with someone who is willing to listen and not judge, with someone who genuinely CARES.

Every and each one of us can make a difference, if we really want to.

A couple of days ago I did something on Tumblr and I realized how little it takes sometimes to help someone or just to be kind.

If you want to help, here’s a little suggestion:

Go and search in tags such as: suicidal, suicide, self harm, ED, depression, loneliness etc

You will see many posts of people feeling sad, lonely, of people wanting to be gone. Scroll through the tag and read those posts.

Pick the first 5 or 10 that you see (randomly). Go in those people’s ask box. Tell them they can talk to you if they want. Tell them you are there for them, tell them you CARE.

Give them your mail address if you want and tell them whenever they need they can write you. 

I know many of you have your asks open and you always post/reblog things like : feel free to write me when you need someone. 


That’s great. But maybe some people are ashamed or just too shy to write you. Or they don’t feel comfortable. So for once,YOU go and tell them you are there, personally. 

Maybe for you is not much, but for them may be the sign they are looking for. Trying to be kind doesn’t cost you anything.

Maybe no one will answer you. Maybe no one will write you. It’s ok. You did a good thing. You showed that you care!!! And that’ enough.

You can do this once a week, or once a month. It doesn’t take much. Instead of scrolling your dashboard, take 10/15 minutes to do this. You will feel good and maybe somewhere around the world you are going to make someone feel good as well. Or just make them smile. Or just let them know you are there. 

Sometimes one person that cares, even a stranger, MAKES A DIFFERENCE!


I will continue to do this whenever I can. And if you feel like doing this, you are more than welcome to try!

NB: As you may know tumblr has an ask limit, so try and keep on eye on how many asks you send, just too make sure you can answer someone later if they need something. (if you reach the limit you have to wait an hour before sending asks again)

get-bored-and-shoot-the-wall:

I don’t think that kids need a father and a mother necessarily. I think they need male and female role models. But I don’t think that means that we shouldn’t have kids because we’re two guys. We don’t encourage our child to only play with Barbies. But if our son picks up a Barbie doll and wants to play with it, okay. Parents need to be more accepting of who their kids are and less concerned about who society thinks they needs to be.  - Neil Patrick Harris

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ourspiritnow:

"Thank you for your kind invitation. As someone who has enjoyed visiting Russia in the past and can also claim a degree of Russian ancestry, it would make me happy to say yes. However, as a gay man, I must decline.

I cannot in good conscience participate in a celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like myself are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly.” - Wentworth Miller, August 2013

Live, love, be!

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