This picture makes me so happy– look at that cute little face with unbridled happiness in his eyes! This is the expression someone makes when they are loved and accepted for who they are!
Father, Mikki Willis, could have reacted in many ways when his son, Azai, opted for a Little Mermaid Doll, but this story has a happy ending. While our society teaches us that subscribing to stereotypical gender-norms will help you “succeed” in life, Willis shows us that true success comes from knowing you’re loved and accepted as you are from an early age. Having a rock-solid foundation helps raise kids into productive, successful humans.
“Now how do you think a dad feels when his son wants to get this?” asked Willis… take a look and see his beautiful reaction!
“Christ teaches us to love the homosexual, but he also teaches us to stand in the gap against sin” this is just one of many idiotic phases South Carolina State Senator Lee Bright said to kick off the debate about removing the Confederate flag from the statehouse. Hey, I mean you have to give it to him for going out on a limb to put the heat on same-sex marriage (oh the abomination!) rather than discuss the topic at hand: removal of the confederate flag. But it seems like the typical go-to tactic of the right-wing: create a distraction rather than actually coming up with a viable solution.
I wonder if Senator Bright minored in theater because his performance was quite passionate! You really should take a couple minutes to see this nut-job rant on about how “we can rally together and talk about a flag all we want but the devil is taking control of this land and we’re not stopping him!” The devil he is talking about are equal + civil rights policies, or more simply put its the GAYS fault! How dare equality take priority over racism?
South Carolina State Senate voted today to remove the confederate flag from the state house – so that is the “good news” of this story. Yes, there are crazy hateful-racist-bigots out there but their numbers are dwindling. The nation is changing, which is something all political parties can agree upon, but regardless of what losers like Sen. Bright think, it is changing for the better. Equality matters. Black lives matter. Gay lives matter. Everyone matters! 14th Amendment – Equal Protection.
[sources: ‘The devil is taking control’: Watch SC senator derail Confederate flag debate with insane gay marriage rant by David Edwards via RawStory + South Carolina Senator Cries Hilarious Man-Sobs For Confederate Flag Bested By Gayness by Evan Hurst via Wonkette]
YouTuber MagnumDB edited together the media’s progression from not taking Bernie Sanders as a serious presidential candidate to enthusiastically supporting him. It’s very cool to see Bernie’s support grow exponentially since the beginning of 2015 – back in February he only had 5% support – but now more than 34% of Americans support him! #FeelTheBern
Theft of Native Americans’ Land
This map looks at the conquest of North America from the Native American perspective – the people forced off of their land. Retrieved from Vox: 70 Maps That Explain America by Max Fisher and Dylan Matthews on July 1, 2015
Luxury brand Barneys just released a stunning set of photos of diverse couples on their Window blog. These photos take an intimate look into what modern marriage looks like. SPOILER: it includes interracial + same-sex partners. #LoveWins #LoveIsLove
Millions of Americans Have Nothing to Celebrate on the Fourth of July because the fact is “millions of indigenous people have died as a consequence of American imperialism.” Simon Moya-Smith, a culture editor at Indian Country Today told Mic. Retrieved from Mic // By Jon Levine July 03, 2015
Former Democratic VA Senator Jim Webb Announces Presidential Bid // Retrieved from Vox by Andrew Prokop on July 2, 2015
Bernie Sanders Draws a HUGE Crowd in Wisconsin + No One Expected Bernie Sanders to Raise as Much Money as He Just Raised // Retrieved from The Guardian + Mic By Zeeshan Aleem July 02, 2015