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  1. I see, that's really interesting!
  2. ...I'm admittedly still a little salty Jessica was seemingly kicked out of SNSD. She wasn't my bias, but she harmonized really well with the rest of the group and songs sound a little emptier now that she's gone.
  3. Dear anonymous, You're mad and have every right to be. I'm sorry I've gotten to the point where "sorry" doesn't even mean much anymore because after so many consecutive mess-up's, I've just started to sound like a broken record. Hope you can forgive me and we can work past this. --Glad to hear you've been doing well at least! c: ---------------- Dear anon, You missed our tacky valentine exchange of valentines we found on google images. There were so many puns. u rly missed out --I'll remember this for next year....
  4. When you and your friends unintentionally get into the same show at the same time \o/
  5. I wonder what this coming summer will be like...
  6. I found out both Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton were only 5'5"
  7. "I suppose that's one of the ironies of life, doing the wrong thing at the right moment." --Charlie Chaplin
  8. That's true, you have an idea of what you're looking for though so that narrows down your search by a lot. Cold showers supposedly offer different health benefits than hot showers so maybe you'll realize you ultimately prefer them You're always too hot or too cold
  9. look how cool these birds are
  10. machine

    LGBTQA+ Community

    Now's as good of a time as ever to revive this thread. I was intially putting this off because the Kim Davis thing happened, and while waiting for that blow over I forgot this thread existed :') Because MK's gone for the most part and because it's been an unreasonably long amount of time, I'll not respond to anything in the post above so this can be its own thing, but if anyone wants me to answer anything from the previous conversation, I can. It's been fortunately pretty quiet the past few months! The only thing I was considering posting here a little bit ago was a few LGBT+ inclusive Christmas ads I saw, but when I realized most of those were a few years old I decided against it. Here's two things I recently came across though: Firstly, New York's Govenor recently announced that he intends to eliminate the use of conversion therapy in New York state saying that it's "a hateful and fundamentally flawed practice" The main objective will be to protect LGBT+ minors from being forced into conversion therapy which is proven to do more harm than good. Last year, a bill in New York was passed a bill with a similar goal and hopefully these measures will be passed and put into place as soon as possible. A few have expressed worry that, while plan is a step in the right direction, it might not be extensive enough to make the practice fully obsolete as some independent mental health conselors might slip through the cracks. x And a transgender student at a South Carolina high school has been suspended for "using the wrong restroom" The student identifies as male and has been transitioning since middle school. At first there were complaints that the student was using the girls' room, but after the middle school allowed him to use the mens' room, and presumably locker room as well, there hadn't been any problems. After a teacher at the school saw him using the mens' restroom, the student was called down by administrators and told he may either use the girls' restroom or the nurse's. Unsurprisingly, the student ignored this and after being spotted by teachers going in and out of the mens' room, was suspended. His mother has since put him in online school, but has mentioned that while her child is still recieving an education, he's no longer able to participate in the extracurriculars he was originally doing, including the school play. She's said she's recieved an email from the Department of Education and that's reportedly indicative that the school's in the wrong. What a horrible thing for a 14/15 year old kid to go through though. While it sounds like this case is likely to go in favor of the transgender student, I can't imagine how the student's mother feels about sending her child back to that school after this. Hopefully the school will own up to their mistake and apologize soon. x This'll be the first Valentine's Day that gay marriage has been legalized in all 50 states, and Ireland! (Also Finland too sorta, a bill making gay marriage legal over there was passed last year, but it doesn't go into effect until 2017 for whatever reason) I haven't noticed many LGBTQIA+ inclusive ad campagins, but Hallmark's #CareEnough ad includes two gay couples! It's a cute commercial where the couples talk about their relationship and just the usual stuff you'd expect in a Valentine's Day ad and because those two couples are included and a big deal isn't made is great! While accpetance of LGBTQIA+ people is the end goal and having Pride Parades, GSA's, and locations geared towards the LGBT+ demographic are nice, showing LGBT+ couples alongside straight couples and showing them as just normal, relatable couples is also really important. While those things listed are very normal and commonplace, they can still sort of add to the idea that people with non-cisgender and/or heteorosexual identites are different. To maybe word it better, though having places that can act as safe spaces for queer people is also important and unfortunately needed, it could potentially add to the idea that LGBT+ people are inhernently different from the norm and need to be differentiated. But when LGBT+ people are shown as more than just their sexualities and/or gender identites and can be viewed as just your average person, it gets the point across that LGBT+ people and relationships aren't all that different from cis-het people and relationships. It's a small thing, but a noteworthy one. Not the most elqoently worded, but I hope I still got across what I was trying to say. Ok, so, Manny Pacquiao said "It's common sense. Do you see animals mating with the same sex? Animals are better because they can distinguish male from female. If men mate with men, and women mate with women, they are worse than animals." yikes The sex =/= gender arguement aside, I'm just going to leave this lengthy wikipedia article (nsfw) here about homo- and bisexuality being displayed in numerous species. No matter how much you disagree with bi-/pan-/homo- sexuality, saying it doesn't exist in nature is untrue and could potentially spread misinformation. Also, calling any group you don't like "worse than animals" isn't a good move. Pacquiao has apologized, but said he still stands by his views. Pacquiao also has a career in politics, so it'll be interesting to see if this comment will have any effect on that since this year is also an election year in the Phillippines if I'm not mistaken. EDIT: Unsurprisingly, Pacquiao lost his Nike deal. Aside from the fact that most companies would drop anyone they sponser if they said/did something controversial, Nike's has a history of supporting the LGBT+ community, most recently Nike release their #BeTrue line last June, aka LGBT+ Pride Month, which is a line of clothing and shoes with a bunch of rainbow accents, so there's no way they could have any sort of ties with a guy that's openly homophobic. Another sports wear brand, Adidas, also found themself in the news recently. On Valentine's Day, Adidas posted this picture to Instagram with the message "The love you take is equal to the love you make." Some people flipped out and left homophobic comments, but whoever runs Adidas's Instagram account shut them down pretty quickly. The first guy... Can't imagine how conflicting it feels to find out that both of your first choice athletic attire companies support something as "shameful" as two adults, who just so happen to be the same gender, in happy, consensual relationships.
  11. That blonde kid made you his special friend and played the kazoo in a barn
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