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!! OMG, quote of the day: Frank Ocean pens a beautiful reaction to the Orlando tragedy !!

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Everyone should reads this! It captures much of what many of us are feeling I think…

I read in the paper that my brothers are being thrown from rooftops blindfolded with their hands tied behind their backs for violating sharia law. I heard the crowds stone these fallen men if they move after they hit the ground. I heard it’s in the name of God. I heard my pastor speak for God too, quoting scripture from his book. Words like abomination popped off my skin like hot grease as he went on to describe a lake of fire that God wanted me in. I heard on the news that the aftermath of a hate crime left piles of bodies on a dance floor this month. I heard the gunman feigned dead among all the people he killed. I heard the news say he was one of us. I was six years old when I heard my dad call our transgender waitress a faggot as he dragged me out a neighborhood diner saying we wouldn’t be served because she was dirty. That was the last afternoon I saw my father and the first time I heard that word, I think, although it wouldn’t shock me if it wasn’t. Many hate us and wish we didn’t exist. Many are annoyed by our wanting to be married like everyone else or use the correct restroom like everyone else. Many don’t see anything wrong with passing down the same old values that send thousands of kids into suicidal depression each year. So we say pride and we express love for who and what we are. Because who else will in earnest? I daydream on the idea that maybe all this barbarism and all these transgressions against ourselves is an equal and opposite reaction to something better happening in this world, some great swelling wave of openness and wakefulness out here. Reality by comparison looks grey, as in neither black nor white but also bleak. We are all God’s children, I heard. I left my siblings out of it and spoke with my maker directly and I think he sounds a lot like myself. If I being myself were more awesome at being detached from my own story in a way I being myself never could be. I wanna know what others hear, I’m scared to know but I wanna know what everyone hears when they talk to God. Do the insane hear the voice distorted? Do the indoctrinated hear another voice entirely?

Thoughts?


!! OMG, Hell hath frozen over: Bill O’Reilly says we need tighter gun laws !!

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Wait, what? That “nuh,nuh,nuh,nuh,nuh,no” finger you see wagging sass above belongs to none other than “traditionalist” Bill O’Reilly! YES! Yesterday he made pigs fly by saying:

“There is too much gun crime in the USA, and high-powered weaponry is too easy to get. That’s the fact. So let’s deal with it. We all have the right to bear arms, but we don’t have the right to buy and maintain mortars. Even if you feel threatened by gangsters or a New World Order. No bazookas, no Sherman tanks, no hand grenades.”

“That’s because the Second Amendment clearly states the government has a right to regulate militias, made up of individuals. They have that right in the name of public safety. Therefore, Congress should debate what kind of weapons should be available for public sale. And the states, the individual states, should decide what kind of carry laws are good for their own people.”

Is it opposites day, cuz we’re trippin! — AND HE’S RIGHT! #GunReformNow

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!! OMG, Anderson Cooper isn’t here for your fakeness and hypocrisy, calls out Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi for claiming she’s an LGBTQ ally after recent hostility towards gay rights !!

Cooper: “I will say I have never really seen you talk about gays And lesbians and transgender people in a positive way until now…”

Bondi: “If you look at my website now, we have hands clasped together. Um, all different coloured, rainbow hands.”

Anderson Cooper calls out Florida AG Pam Bondi over her history of hostility towards gay rights and her sudden shift in tone after the Orlando tragedy. Thoughts? Was he right to make her accountable?

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!! OMG, how exciting: Glad Day Bookshop is moving !!

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Glad Day Bookshop, the world’s oldest LGBTQ bookstore, is reinventing itself as a cafe/bar/bookstore/community space in a fabulous location right on Church Street in the heart of Toronto’s gay village, and they need some help.

Perhaps you’ve purchased some literature, zines, or vintage erotica from Glad Day’s online shop, or maybe you’ve been in the Toronto store.

But if Glad Day is new to you, let us be the first to tell you it is an important institution in Toronto, but also for our community worldwide. Glad Day is one of the few bookshops that is not only still around, but thriving.

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Their book sales are up, which counters the general trend of bookshops in the age of Amazon, but transitioning the business to a larger, better-situated space takes some extra cash. Please consider chipping in a few dollars to help them grow. Donate to their Indiegogo campaign here.

Or just buy a book (or graphic novel, or sexy gay novel, or sexy lesbian novel, or sexy photobook or comic).

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!! OMG, quote of the day: M.I.A. wonders when Beyonce or Kendick Lamar will start talking about Muslim Lives Mattering !!

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“It’s interesting that in America the problem you’re allowed to talk about is Black Lives Matter. It’s not a new thing to me—it’s what Lauryn Hill was saying in the 1990s, or Public Enemy in the 1980s. Is Beyoncé​ or Kendrick Lamar going to say Muslim Lives Matter? Or Syrian Lives Matter? Or this kid in Pakistan matters? That’s a more interesting question. And you cannot ask it on a song that’s on Apple, you cannot ask it on an American TV programme, you cannot create a tag on Twitter, Michelle Obama isn’t going to hump you back.”

– Singer, activist, M.I.A. to ES Magazine.

M.I.A. took to Twitter to clarify her statement, tweeting:


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!! OMG, WATCH: Totally awesome woman confronts Florida Governor Rick Scott, shames him out of Starbucks for cutting MedicAid !!

She’d like a tall venti, no fat with EXTRA WHIP, BITCH! She ain’t playin’! Watch as a woman at Starbucks goes for the jugular on FL Gov. Rick Scott screaming:

“You cut Medicaid, so I couldn’t get Obamacare. You’re an asshole. You don’t care about working people. … You should be ashamed to show your face around here. You strip women of access to public health care. Shame on you, Rick Scott! We depend on those services. Rich people like you don’t know what to do! When poor people like us need health services, you cut them. Shame on you, Rick Scott! You’re an embarrassment to our state.”

Hey! I don’t blame her! This is how I act after my fourth coffee of the day too. The jitters can make a hoe do some crazy things. ALSO — I like that Butthead from Beavis and Butthead was kind enough to film all of this on his iphone. His end comment is really the icing on the cake.

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