Post(s) tagged with "love"

gayinnj:

Jamey Rodemyer, 14, Committed Suicide in Response to Incessant Tormentors

Jamey had been bullied for years in school and online for not only his sexual orientation but also his weight and hateful speech of all kinds was sent his way. In May he came out to his friends as bisexual, and even made his own “It Gets Better” video to spread the message of hope he desperately wanted to believe in himself. But it seems that the hateful words only increased to an unbearable point, and feeling he had no one to turn to, on Sunday September 18th, only days before the anniversary of Tyler Clementi’s death last year, Jamey killed himself outside his home in Williamsville, NY.
You might have heard the news that Jamey was a huge Lady Gaga fan, even claiming that she was “the reason why I am alive.” The news of his death has left Gaga and people across the world both saddened and angry. Gaga is now pushing for President Obama to “make bullying illegal”, and the Paws Up Forever Project is circulating on YouTube to honor Jamey by discussing the harsh reality of suicide and the horrible bullying that has lead to so many lately.

So what can you do? Keep reaching out to the quiet kid in your class or dorm. Keep telling the ones you love that you are there for them and that they are amazing and beautiful. It might seem simple or even silly, but you never know how your words can heal over the ones that hurt.

gayinnj:

Jamey Rodemyer, 14, Committed Suicide in Response to Incessant Tormentors

Jamey had been bullied for years in school and online for not only his sexual orientation but also his weight and hateful speech of all kinds was sent his way. In May he came out to his friends as bisexual, and even made his own “It Gets Better” video to spread the message of hope he desperately wanted to believe in himself. But it seems that the hateful words only increased to an unbearable point, and feeling he had no one to turn to, on Sunday September 18th, only days before the anniversary of Tyler Clementi’s death last year, Jamey killed himself outside his home in Williamsville, NY.

You might have heard the news that Jamey was a huge Lady Gaga fan, even claiming that she was “the reason why I am alive.” The news of his death has left Gaga and people across the world both saddened and angry. Gaga is now pushing for President Obama to “make bullying illegal”, and the Paws Up Forever Project is circulating on YouTube to honor Jamey by discussing the harsh reality of suicide and the horrible bullying that has lead to so many lately.

So what can you do? Keep reaching out to the quiet kid in your class or dorm. Keep telling the ones you love that you are there for them and that they are amazing and beautiful. It might seem simple or even silly, but you never know how your words can heal over the ones that hurt.

Sesame Street On Marriage

anthromommieone submitted this old Sesame Street clip. I had seen this some time ago and forgotten about but LOVE the simple message.  So wonderful!\

Thank you so much for sending it over again!!!

Source: youtube.com

What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.

- Martin Luther King

I love The Golden Girls!  LOVE IT!  The show was so progressive on issues of sexism, racism, homophobia and a host of other issues in a way that is not seen on TV today… which is more amazing since it aired from 1985 to 1992.   I vaguely remember watching this episode as a jr. high student (totally showing my age there) but not realizing how ground-breaking this little scene was.  I caught it again as adult and remain amazed at how succinctly and completely Sophia captures the heart of why everyone should be able to marry the one they love.

YAY Golden Girls!!!

love is love. (by sonya ann.)

love is love. (by sonya ann.)

Source: Flickr / esotericcc

License to marry (by Cybergabi)
I remember when we got our license and how it meant more than I ever thought it would. To this day it is proudly displayed in our home.  I doubt many straight married couples do the same…

License to marry (by Cybergabi)

I remember when we got our license and how it meant more than I ever thought it would. To this day it is proudly displayed in our home.  I doubt many straight married couples do the same…

Source: Flickr / cybergabi

Good night!  Happy flickr find of Love!
another Austen moment (by Greenhairmermaid / Joy-Anne Goodenough)

Good night!  Happy flickr find of Love!

another Austen moment (by Greenhairmermaid / Joy-Anne Goodenough)

Source: Flickr / greenhairmermaid

Vintage Love (by seattletim)
off to the movies.  enjoy another vintage couple portrait!  (loving this set of photos on Flickr)

Vintage Love (by seattletim)

off to the movies.  enjoy another vintage couple portrait!  (loving this set of photos on Flickr)

Source: Flickr / seattletim

Yes, Yes it is!!
Vintage Couple 21 (by seattletim)

Yes, Yes it is!!

Vintage Couple 21 (by seattletim)

Source: Flickr / seattletim

andtheniwaslike:

“To love someone takes a lot of courage. So how much more is one challenged when the love is of the same sex and the law says, ‘I forbid you from loving this person’?”- Maya Angelou

andtheniwaslike:

“To love someone takes a lot of courage. So how much more is one challenged when the love is of the same sex and the law says, ‘I forbid you from loving this person’?”- Maya Angelou

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