QBits

Anyone else having trouble with tumblr? I am not able to like, reblog, or post (except using the applet, as I am now). I can’t scroll beyond the first screen and the ‘top of page’ button is missing. When I do hit reblog, a new tab opens but the page never fully loads, it just stays blued-out.

I can’t contact tumblr support as whenever I click on the support hyperlink it merely reloads the help page.

Anyone have any advise?

Thanks!
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"Transgender hate crime saw the biggest percentage increase out of the five strands of classified hate crime, while disability and homophobic crime increased by similar proportions to race hate crime."

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cartoonpolitics:

“The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion ..  but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do.”  .. (Samuel P. Huntington)

cartoonpolitics:

“The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion ..  but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do.”  .. (Samuel P. Huntington)

breakingnews:

Thousands march in St. Louis to protest Michael Brown’s killing

St. Louis Post-DispatchThousands of demonstrators from across the country, chanting “We are Mike Brown” and “Hands up, don’t shoot” marched in downtown St. Louis Saturday morning as part of a series of events to protest police violence nationwide.

Follow more on Michael Brown at Breaking News

Video via Wesley Lowery on Vine

glsen:

Happy National Coming Out Day! Whether you’re out or not, we think you’re super cool. Have a wonderful weekend! 

(via Gay flamingos adopt chick after it was abandoned by its parents · PinkNews.co.uk)

"A pair of gay flamingos at Edinburgh zoo have adopted a baby chick, after it was rejected by its straight parents.

The rare Chilean Flamingo was born to a straight couple as part of the zoo’s breeding programme, but was left helpless after it fell out of its nest before even hatching.

According to the Mirror, zookeeper Nick Dowling said: “We weren’t short of drama in the flamingo flock this year.

“When the first egg arrived the parenting couple got really excited and accidentally knocked it off the nest – their natural instinct was then to abandon the egg.

“We don’t usually intervene with our flamingo flock but as this was our first egg since 2010, we carefully picked it up and placed it back on the nest.

“Luckily, one of our same-sex male couples went straight onto the nest, fostered the egg and raised it as their own.””

(via Gay flamingos adopt chick after it was abandoned by its parents · PinkNews.co.uk)

"A pair of gay flamingos at Edinburgh zoo have adopted a baby chick, after it was rejected by its straight parents.

The rare Chilean Flamingo was born to a straight couple as part of the zoo’s breeding programme, but was left helpless after it fell out of its nest before even hatching.

According to the Mirror, zookeeper Nick Dowling said: “We weren’t short of drama in the flamingo flock this year.

“When the first egg arrived the parenting couple got really excited and accidentally knocked it off the nest – their natural instinct was then to abandon the egg.

“We don’t usually intervene with our flamingo flock but as this was our first egg since 2010, we carefully picked it up and placed it back on the nest.

“Luckily, one of our same-sex male couples went straight onto the nest, fostered the egg and raised it as their own.””

land-of-propaganda:

Breaking news — VonDerrit Myers Jr. was killing yesterday (10/08) by an OFF-DUTY officer. he was shot #16times.

Video surveillance shows VonDerrit Myers was unarmed.

  1. Read more about VonDerrit Myers here.
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  5. And here.

gaywrites:

gaywrites:

Big exciting personal news! 

So I’ve been blogging over here for more than four years and YouTubing for almost one. I totally love it and plan to do it for as long as I possibly can.

In all that time, though, I’ve spent close to $1500 on various GayWrites-related expenses, including designing and redesigning the website, hosting the domain, printing and shipping merch, marketing on Facebook, and other odds and ends here and there. And because I keep the website ad-free (and because my videos don’t get anywhere near enough views for YouTube ad payoff), it’s never been profitable. 

I’m okay with that; this is a labor of love! But because I spend anywhere from $100-$500 out of pocket each year to keep it going, I’m asking for some help to cover the basics and maybe a few exciting updates for GayWrites. Enter Patreon, a fundraising platform where you can pledge a couple bucks every month to support GayWrites. 

If you have it to spare, a subscription of just $1/month will get you access to patron-only content and updates from me, and a few more dollars can get you stickers, t-shirts, early access to videos, and other cool things. GayWrites will always be free to access, but if you’ve got a little extra to pay forward, it will help keep this site up and running for those who need it most. 

The link to my Patreon page, above, will give you all the information you need about how to get involved and what kind of perks you can get in exchange. If the time’s not right to donate, no worries! Your readership means more to me than you know. 

If you choose to become a patron: Thank you so much! I really appreciate your support! If not: Thank you for reading, watching, subscribing, etc etc! You keep me going, really. 

That’s all. Love love. 

ICYMI! Help a girl out. 

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
Oscar Ameringer (via politicalprof)
The report notes that these harsh disciplinary practices contribute to the school-to-prison pipeline for LGBTQ students of color. It states that while LGBTQ students only make up 6 percent of the general population, they constitute 15 percent of the population in juvenile detention. And while only 16 percent of students enrolled in school are black, data from the Office of Civil Rights show that 31 percent of those subjected to school-related arrests were black.
US: Cyndi Lauper opens shelter for homeless gay young people in the Bronx

Cyndi Lauper: 'I am honored to work with them'

Cyndi Lauper: ‘I am honored to work with them’

Pop singer Cyndi Lauper is helping to open a shelter in the Bronx for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people.

Lauper, who is a gay icon and equality campaigner, is helping the launch of True Colors Bronx, which will be used to shelter 30 LGBT young adults with a history of homelessness in studio apartments.

She said in a statement: “I am honored to work with them and to witness how the True Colors Residence impacts the lives of these young people and provides them a pathway to live the happy, healthy and productive lives they deserve.”

Colleen Jackson, the nonprofit’s executive director, said: “I came back to her with a plan for permanent supportive housing and asked if we could call it the True Colors Residence.

“She agreed and continued her involvement by helping to promote and support the project in any way she could.”

Lauper also launched a similar housing project for LGBT homeless young people in New York in 2010.

In 2012, she launched The Forty to None Project aimed at empowering and advocating on behalf of homeless gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth, and raising awareness of the problems they face.

Key to this is the Inuit understanding of gender: “You receive your gender from the person whose name you receive,” Trott explains. “If it’s your grandfather, it doesn’t matter what sex you are; you are a boy because you are named for your grandfather, and you will be brought up as a boy… Roughly around puberty, people’s sex and gender would be realigned. So for Inuit, gender is much more contextual and situational. It depends on who you’re relating to, what gender you are.”

holygoddamnshitballs:

In a surprising anti-climax to one of the most important legal battles of the last several decades, the Supreme Court announced today that it would not hear several cases where federal appeals courts held that the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the same marriage rights as straight…