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  3. redbarracuda:

    I decided to visit the Boston Public Gardens today, to see the bench from Good Will Hunting, so I could pay my respects to one of my idols. I wasn’t alone, as crowds of young and old stood near, bound together by sadness.

    Rest in peace Robin.

    Reblogged from: femmeshepard
  4. acacophony:

    iwriteaboutfeminism:

    Police continue to make arrests at Ferguson protest.

    Part 4.

    Take note: The moment people stopped reblogging and tweeting and writing news articles and calling attention to Ferguson, they brought back the armored cars. It is not over. They were waiting for the world to lose interest and knew it would.

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  5. indigoswankster:

    defekait:

    my aunt went to cape cod with her husband and brother and they went to the beach and she was flying a kite when this guy came up to her and said “ooh whatre you doing with that kite?” and being the sassy bitch my aunt is, said “im air fishing" without looking at him so he just says "…ok" and walks away and she looked over and her husband and brother were cracking up and it turns out she dissed justin timberlake

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  6. Human Rights Campaign president: "HRC has done wrong by the transgender community"

    gaywrites:

    Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, gave a powerful, almost shocking keynote speech at the Southern Comfort Conference in Atlanta this week. In the speech, he apologized for the organization’s past mistreatment of transgender people.

    Griffin also announced HRC’s renewed commitment to trans equality, including a fully inclusive antidiscrimination bill, tackling antitrans violence, pushing for equal bathroom and public accommodations access, and opposing the “womyn-born-womyn” policy at the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival. 

    The link above includes the full speech, but here’s an excerpt:

    So I am here today, at Southern Comfort, to deliver a message. I deliver it on behalf of HRC, and I say it here in the hopes that it will eventually be heard by everyone who is willing to hear it.

    HRC has done wrong by the transgender community in the past, and I am here to formally apologize.

    I am sorry for the times when we stood apart when we should have been standing together.

    Even more than that, I am sorry for the times you have been underrepresented or unrepresented by this organization.

    What happens to trans people is absolutely central to the LGBT struggle. And as the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization, HRC has a responsibility to do that struggle justice, or else we are failing at our fundamental mission.

    I came here today in the hopes that we can begin a new chapter together. But I also came here to tell you the truth. We’re an organization that is evolving. We may make mistakes. We may stumble. But what we do promise is to work with you sincerely, diligently, with a grand sense of urgency, listening and learning every step of the way.

    And I also want to be clear that I’m not asking you to be the ones to take the first leap of faith. That’s our job. My mom taught me that respect isn’t given, it’s earned.

    Read the whole thing. Holy crap. 

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  7. centerofrestorativeexercise:

    Free for download Disability Etiquette

    A great resource for businesses, schools, organizations, staff training and disability awareness programs. You don’t have to feel awkward when interacting with, or when you meet, a person who has a disability. This booklet provides tips for you to follow that will help create positive interactions and raise everyone’s comfort levels.

    Reblogged from: thenotoriousamy
  8. The face of the gay-rights movement shouldn’t be what I call ‘40-year-old well-moisturized couples.’ The face of the gay-rights movement should be a 15-year-old kid that’s been thrown out of his house and taught that he’s a sinner.
    Mitchell Gold, founder of Faith in America, from The Forsaken: A Rising Number of Homeless Gay Teens Are Being Cast Out by Religious Families (link)
    Reblogged from: femmeshepard
  9. misandry-mermaid:

    atane:

    2 white construction workers who were witnesses to Mike Brown’s murder have stepped forward to say that Mike Brown was murdered with his hands up. They fear losing their jobs.

    Support the truth and those trying to tell it.

    Reblogged from: queersailorscout
  10. askulloffoxes:

fightingforanimals:

The woman on the left is a mother from Miami who was so desperate to feed her hungry family that she was trying to steal a lot of food.
The woman on the right is Miami-Dade County Police Officer Vicki Thomas. Officer Thomas was about to arrest Jessica Robles but changed her mind at the last minute.

Instead of arresting her, she bought Robles $100 worth of groceries:
“I made the decision to buy her some groceries because arresting her wasn’t going to solve the problem with her children being hungry.”
And there’s no denying they were hungry. Robles’ 12 year old daughter started crying when she told local TV station WSVN about how dire their situation was:
“[It’s] not fun to see my brother in the dirt hungry, asking for food, and we have to tell him, ‘There is nothing here.’”
Officer Thomas says she has no question that what she did was right:
“To see them go through the bags when we brought them in, it was like Christmas. That $100 to me was worth it.”
But Officer Thomas did have one request:
“The only thing I asked of her is, when she gets on her feet, that she help someone else out. And she said she would.”
And guess what? The story gets even better.
After word got out about what happened people donated another $700 for Jessica Robles to spend at the grocery store.
And then best of all a local business owner invited her in for an interview and ended up hiring her on the spot as a customer service rep.
She started crying when he told her:
“There’s no words how grateful I am that you took your time and helped somebody out. Especially somebody like me.”
And to think it all started with one veteran police officer trusting her “instinct” instead of going “by the book”.
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    askulloffoxes:

    fightingforanimals:

    The woman on the left is a mother from Miami who was so desperate to feed her hungry family that she was trying to steal a lot of food.

    The woman on the right is Miami-Dade County Police Officer Vicki Thomas. Officer Thomas was about to arrest Jessica Robles but changed her mind at the last minute.

    Instead of arresting her, she bought Robles $100 worth of groceries:

    “I made the decision to buy her some groceries because arresting her wasn’t going to solve the problem with her children being hungry.”

    And there’s no denying they were hungry. Robles’ 12 year old daughter started crying when she told local TV station WSVN about how dire their situation was:

    “[It’s] not fun to see my brother in the dirt hungry, asking for food, and we have to tell him, ‘There is nothing here.’”

    Officer Thomas says she has no question that what she did was right:

    “To see them go through the bags when we brought them in, it was like Christmas. That $100 to me was worth it.”

    But Officer Thomas did have one request:

    “The only thing I asked of her is, when she gets on her feet, that she help someone else out. And she said she would.”

    And guess what? The story gets even better.

    After word got out about what happened people donated another $700 for Jessica Robles to spend at the grocery store.

    And then best of all a local business owner invited her in for an interview and ended up hiring her on the spot as a customer service rep.

    She started crying when he told her:

    “There’s no words how grateful I am that you took your time and helped somebody out. Especially somebody like me.”

    And to think it all started with one veteran police officer trusting her “instinct” instead of going “by the book”.

    Source

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