This is just really sweet :)
I made a comment on someone’s facebook status that more or less suggested that I was gay. I thought that I had sufficiently hid it from people that I didn’t want to see, but apparently not. My mom messaged me, and reminded me that I am not out to most of my family and she didn’t know if this was the best way to do it. She asked if I was going public with my decision. And that was it. And it made me so happy. This is the first time she has brought up this topic in a straightforward manner since I left for school (which was a complete debacle). And there wasn’t anything in there about how I’m doing something bad, it’s wrong, or she wishes I wouldn’t make comments like that. I literally teared up in my little room half way around the world. Progress? I hope so.
Washington state has legalized same-sex marriage. Washington’s legislature passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage Wednesday by a 55-43 vote, making Washington the 7th state to do so.
Gov. Chris Gregoire says she will sign the legislation into law next week.
Washington joins Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont (and Washington D.C.) in granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
State Rep. Jamie Pedersen (D-Seattle), who is gay, spoke on behalf of the approved bill:
“I would like for our four children to grow up understanding that their daddy and their poppa have made that kind of a lifelong commitment to each other. Marriage is the word that we use in our society to convey that idea.”
FOUR FOR YOU WASHINGTON, YOU GO WASHINGTON. Are you listening, California?
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I need a drink.
I really want to get involved in trans-related art. pretty much whenever I come across something of this sort(comics mainly) trans*guys tend to be shown as skinny and androgynous which I think is just bollocks because this image is extremely exclusive. I’d like to make stuff more of us could identify with. no matter if scrawny, chubby, beefy, curvy, furry, hairless, girly, manly, on hormones or not. I would love to draw non-binary people, trans* women and our allies as well. I just enabled submissions on my Tumblr, so everyone: feel free to submit pictures so I can draw you(or other awesome people). loadingoliver.tumblr.com/submit
reblog and spread the word?
this is awesome!
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I think coming out of a five year relationship, I’d be skeptical about everything.
Thinking about sexuality, especially your own, can be super overwhelming. So my advice is: DON’T THINK ABOUT IT. Just do. Do what feels right to you.
Stand by your decision to live honestly, as scary as this…
I think is the best advice. DON’T THINK ABOUT IT. Do what feels natural, and then go with it.Source: autostraddle