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Teen Wolf is such a mess. No Danny, No Sterek and most likely No Bi Stiles. And it looks like the new gay character goes to another school (Liam’s old school) and have a lot less screen time than Danny. And they think their show has great LGBT rep.

Anonymous

colethewolf:

It’s time to stop watching. 

Jul 4

boneycircus:

fauxcyclops:

morelikekanyebest:

only-ronnie:

i will never not reblog this

Dr. Seuss was a racist. He wouldn’t attach his words to an interracial romance. Here are seven racist cartoons he made about Japanese-Americans during WWII.

He also later apologized and wrote Horton Hears a Who! to illustrate his remorse for his previous way of thinking

(Source: tastysynapse)

Jul 3

Burger King Proud Whopper

Just for the San Francisco Gay Pride 2014, Burger King introduced a new burger: the Proud Whopper. What made this burger different? People were surprised, delighted and even a little shocked to find out. Watch the Proud Whopper unwrap for the big reveal.

#BeYourWay #ProudWhopper

http://www.bk.com

The Proud Whopper Sandwich was sold for a very limited time at the store located at 1200 Market Street in San Francisco, CA. 

(Source: euneirophrenia-team)

isthisgospel:

I just really want more bisexual representation

I wish spn would stop queer baiting and just make dean canonically bisexual already

I wish oitnb would stop saying that piper was straight but now she’s gay and instead openly acknowledge the fact that she’s bisexual

I wish Steve Rogers would be written in the next movies as bisexual like the fandom has clearly adapted

I wish bisexuality could stop being erased

I want more representation

I want to see my friends get representation in the media.

QUIT ERASING/MARGINALIZING THE PEOPLE I CARE ABOUT!

The Idea Bigots Fear: The possibility that David and Johnathan were in a homosexual relationship.

[After many bigoted responses I’ve received over the posting entitled: NBC’s KINGS: Books of Samuel: David and Johnathan’s Relationship. Simply Platonic or was it a Homosexual Affair?. I will not be answering their comments publicly because I do not want to feed into their bullshit. However, I also feel I can’t just let them say such hurtful things without some sort of resistance on my part. So I’m posting this as my response.]

It is not that it “justifies” or is an “example” of a successful same-sex relationship/partnership. (Which isn’t the case because they did eventually part ways. Later on Johnathan died in battle.)

It is the fact that David and Johnathan were able to enter in a union of that nature and still have God’s favor. Not God’s judgement. God still loved them both. No matter whom they loved or were in love with.

In fact David became King; to rule over Judah. The land of God’s people. (Yes, he had his sins. I have yet to find a ruler in that period whom didn’t have their black marks.)

The Idea they fear is the fact that King David, who was indeed favored by God, was not punished or cased out of God’s favor for his relationship with Johnathan. God still loved him and gave King David many blessings throughout his life.

Basically stating that homosexuality is not a sin to begin with. Which contradicts what the hate-mongering church leaders are spewing to the masses from their pulpits on high. Acting as though they are better then those they serve. (Which is actually a sin within itself.)

Thankfully not all Christians, myself included, fallow these bigoted teachings blindly.

One day I hope things will change for the better. That love will be seen as love. Not something that should be vilified.

 

For all of those naysayers out there who say having Homosexuals in the military will be detrimental to military unit cohesion… well… I’m about to drop a bomb of knowledge on you.

I was introduced to The Sacred Band of Thebes through the History Channel series How Sex Changed the World. (If you can, I seriously recommend watching this program. Any who…)

The Sacred Band of Thebes  (Ancient GreekἹερὸς ΛόχοςHieròs Lókhos) was a troop of picked soldiers, consisting of 150 pairs of male lovers which formed the elite force of the Theban army in the 4th century BC. It is said to have been organised by the Theban commander Gorgidas in 378 BC and to have played a crucial role in the Battle of Leuctra. It was annihilated by Philip II of Macedon in the Battle of Chaeronea in 338 BC.

These men wiped the floor with an entire army of Spartans (a.k.a. the 300) who had them outnumbered 3-to-1. And they did it again a second time at the battle of Leuctra.

This pretty much ends the whole “Can gays fight?”debate because for 40 years, the Sacred Band of Thebes out-armied every army around, and it took no less than Alexander the Great’s Father to bring them down.

It was these men fighting for the man they loved that brought ferocity and strength to their fighting ability.

There have also been many novels, stories, and Fanfiction/Fan Art made in honor of these brave men in arms.

Anyone who says Homosexual can’t fight in the Military can shove their hate right up their asses!

[I am very new to the topic of The Sacred Band of Thebes so for any historical inaccuracies, I apologize. I’m just excited this topic in history even exists. :-)]

NBC’s KINGS: Books of Samuel: David and Johnathan’s Relationship. Simply Platonic or was it a Homosexual Affair?

[ORIGINAL POSTING: Inspired by this post HEREUPDATED POSTING: Is based on interest from a fellow Sebastian Stan friend/fan who thought that my post would be interesting to NBC King’s fans. Now I haven’t watched the program yet so this isn’t a comparison study. Heck for all i know it may not even be completely relevant. Just re-sharing for interested people. REASON: “The series’ narrative is loosely based on the Biblical story of King David, but set in a kingdom that culturally and technologically resembles the present-day United States.” (Source)]

So here are my thoughts.

The story of David and Johnathan’s relationship can be found in the Books of Samuel. I am using the New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible.

“After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself. From that day Saul kept David with him and did not let him return home to his family. And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself. Jonathan took off the robe he was wearing and gave it to David, along with his tunic, and even his sword, his bow and his belt.” - 1 Samuel 18:1-4

This shows the start of at least some kind of intimate bond being formed between these two men.

I encourage you to read all of chapter 20 of the 1 book of Samuel. It made me cry. Johnathan was desperate to protect David from his father Saul’s plot to kill him. Johnathan checks to see if David is telling the truth about his father’s plan. Once Johnathan finds out it is true he sends David away.

41 After the boy had gone, David got up from the south side of the stone and bowed down before Jonathan three times, with his face to the ground. Then they kissed each other and wept together—but David wept the most. 42 Jonathan said to David, “Go in peace, for we have sworn friendship with each other in the name of the Lord, saying, ‘The Lord is witness between you and me, and between your descendants and my descendants forever.” Then David left, and Jonathan went back to the town.” - 1 Samuel 20:41-42

The passage above describes the parting. It is a very intimate with kissing and even declaring that the Lord witnesses the friendship and that their decedents even witness it. This seems to me to be a bond that has grown beyond the platonic. Almost like the parting of Romeo and Juliet.

In 1 Samuel 23 Saul is still chasing after David to kill him and is closing in.

15 While David was at Horesh in the Desert of Ziph, he learned that[a] Saul had come out to take his life. 16 And Saul’s son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God.17 “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “My father Saul will not lay a hand on you. You will be king over Israel, and I will be second to you. Even my father Saul knows this.” 18 The two of them made a covenant before the Lord. Then Jonathan went home, but David remained at Horesh.” - 1 Samuel 23:15-18

Johnathan and David care for each other a lot here. The line “second to you” is a bit ambiguous in meaning. It could be interpreted as second in command as an adviser or second in command because of their emotional connection.

This is the last time David will speak to Johnathan alive.

In 2 Samuel 1 David finds out that Saul and his son Johnathan are dead. David mourns and writes a letter.

In it he says: “25 How the mighty have fallen in battle! Jonathan lies slain on your heights. 26 I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother; you were very dear to me. Your love for me was wonderful, more wonderful than that of women.” - 2 Samuel 1:25-26

The last passage here pretty much sells it for me. These two men had a very deep, affectionate relationship. I think it was homosexual in nature if not then at the very least it was homosocial.

However, “Although David was married, David himself articulates a distinction between his relationship with Jonathan and the bonds he shares with women. David is married to many women, one of whom is Jonathan’s sister Michal, but the Bible does not mention David loving Michal (though it is stated that Michal loves David).” (Source)

In many respects it seems as though David had his wives for procreation and companionship. He has had a different type of love with Johnathan that in the text seems to be romantic in nature.

From my perspective anyway I see that they could by all rights have had a homosexual relationship. Which I find to be just great.

I will leave you to your own conclusions. :-) 

After all things of this nature will always be debated on in theological circles until the end of time. There are defiantly people out there with better “credentials” then myself to talk about this, but I thought why not give it a go anyway.

I’ve never been for having people of the Church (priests, pastors, reverends etc.) censer facts with their agenda and force feed them to me.

I encourage all to study the Bible, ask questions, and become informed about your faith as well as the beliefs of others. Its a big world. Don’t limit yourself.

This is just my view on the topic. Just like anything involving religion, faith, and the texts from them you are more then welcome to come to your own decisions and opinions. I’m going to share mine with you and I ask you to please keep and open mind and to respond civilly.

ABOVE: Rainbows have been a source of inspiration for many. From Noah and his Ark with a promise from God to never have such a rain come again. All the way to the present day with people marching for their rights. Thought it was a bit fitting. (Picture Source HERE)
[ORIGINAL POSTING: Inspired by this post HERE. UPDATED POSTING: Is based on interest from a fellow Sebastian Stan friend/fan who thought that my post would be interesting to NBC King’s fans. Now I haven’t watched the program yet so this isn’t a comparison study. Heck for all i know it may not even be completely relevant. Just re-sharing for interested people. REASON: “The series’ narrative is loosely based on the Biblical story of King David, but set in a kingdom that culturally and technologically resembles the present-day United States.” (Source)]
So here are my thoughts.
The story of David and Johnathan’s relationship can be found in the Books of Samuel. I am using the New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible.
“After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself. 2 From that day Saul kept David with him and did not let him return home to his family. 3 And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself. 4 Jonathan took off the robe he was wearing and gave it to David, along with his tunic, and even his sword, his bow and his belt.” - 1 Samuel 18:1-4
This shows the start of at least some kind of intimate bond being formed between these two men.
I encourage you to read all of chapter 20 of the 1 book of Samuel. It made me cry. Johnathan was desperate to protect David from his father Saul’s plot to kill him. Johnathan checks to see if David is telling the truth about his father’s plan. Once Johnathan finds out it is true he sends David away.
“41 After the boy had gone, David got up from the south side of the stone and bowed down before Jonathan three times, with his face to the ground. Then they kissed each other and wept together—but David wept the most. 42 Jonathan said to David, “Go in peace, for we have sworn friendship with each other in the name of the Lord, saying, ‘The Lord is witness between you and me, and between your descendants and my descendants forever.” Then David left, and Jonathan went back to the town.” - 1 Samuel 20:41-42
The passage above describes the parting. It is a very intimate with kissing and even declaring that the Lord witnesses the friendship and that their decedents even witness it. This seems to me to be a bond that has grown beyond the platonic. Almost like the parting of Romeo and Juliet.
In 1 Samuel 23 Saul is still chasing after David to kill him and is closing in.
“15 While David was at Horesh in the Desert of Ziph, he learned that[a] Saul had come out to take his life. 16 And Saul’s son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God.17 “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “My father Saul will not lay a hand on you. You will be king over Israel, and I will be second to you. Even my father Saul knows this.” 18 The two of them made a covenant before the Lord. Then Jonathan went home, but David remained at Horesh.” - 1 Samuel 23:15-18
Johnathan and David care for each other a lot here. The line “second to you” is a bit ambiguous in meaning. It could be interpreted as second in command as an adviser or second in command because of their emotional connection.
This is the last time David will speak to Johnathan alive.
In 2 Samuel 1 David finds out that Saul and his son Johnathan are dead. David mourns and writes a letter.
In it he says: “25 How the mighty have fallen in battle! Jonathan lies slain on your heights. 26 I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother; you were very dear to me. Your love for me was wonderful, more wonderful than that of women.” - 2 Samuel 1:25-26
The last passage here pretty much sells it for me. These two men had a very deep, affectionate relationship. I think it was homosexual in nature if not then at the very least it was homosocial.
However, “Although David was married, David himself articulates a distinction between his relationship with Jonathan and the bonds he shares with women. David is married to many women, one of whom is Jonathan’s sister Michal, but the Bible does not mention David loving Michal (though it is stated that Michal loves David).” (Source)
In many respects it seems as though David had his wives for procreation and companionship. He has had a different type of love with Johnathan that in the text seems to be romantic in nature.
From my perspective anyway I see that they could by all rights have had a homosexual relationship. Which I find to be just great.
I will leave you to your own conclusions. :-) 
After all things of this nature will always be debated on in theological circles until the end of time. There are defiantly people out there with better “credentials” then myself to talk about this, but I thought why not give it a go anyway.
I’ve never been for having people of the Church (priests, pastors, reverends etc.) censer facts with their agenda and force feed them to me.
I encourage all to study the Bible, ask questions, and become informed about your faith as well as the beliefs of others. Its a big world. Don’t limit yourself.
This is just my view on the topic. Just like anything involving religion, faith, and the texts from them you are more then welcome to come to your own decisions and opinions. I’m going to share mine with you and I ask you to please keep and open mind and to respond civilly.

ABOVE: Rainbows have been a source of inspiration for many. From Noah and his Ark with a promise from God to never have such a rain come again. All the way to the present day with people marching for their rights. Thought it was a bit fitting. (Picture Source HERE)

[ORIGINAL POSTING: Inspired by this post HERE. UPDATED POSTING: Is based on interest from a fellow Sebastian Stan friend/fan who thought that my post would be interesting to NBC King’s fans. Now I haven’t watched the program yet so this isn’t a comparison study. Heck for all i know it may not even be completely relevant. Just re-sharing for interested people. REASON:The series’ narrative is loosely based on the Biblical story of King David, but set in a kingdom that culturally and technologically resembles the present-day United States.” (Source)]

So here are my thoughts.

The story of David and Johnathan’s relationship can be found in the Books of Samuel. I am using the New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible.

“After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself. From that day Saul kept David with him and did not let him return home to his family. And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself. Jonathan took off the robe he was wearing and gave it to David, along with his tunic, and even his sword, his bow and his belt.” - 1 Samuel 18:1-4

This shows the start of at least some kind of intimate bond being formed between these two men.

I encourage you to read all of chapter 20 of the 1 book of Samuel. It made me cry. Johnathan was desperate to protect David from his father Saul’s plot to kill him. Johnathan checks to see if David is telling the truth about his father’s plan. Once Johnathan finds out it is true he sends David away.

41 After the boy had gone, David got up from the south side of the stone and bowed down before Jonathan three times, with his face to the ground. Then they kissed each other and wept together—but David wept the most. 42 Jonathan said to David, “Go in peace, for we have sworn friendship with each other in the name of the Lord, saying, ‘The Lord is witness between you and me, and between your descendants and my descendants forever.” Then David left, and Jonathan went back to the town.” - 1 Samuel 20:41-42

The passage above describes the parting. It is a very intimate with kissing and even declaring that the Lord witnesses the friendship and that their decedents even witness it. This seems to me to be a bond that has grown beyond the platonic. Almost like the parting of Romeo and Juliet.

In 1 Samuel 23 Saul is still chasing after David to kill him and is closing in.

15 While David was at Horesh in the Desert of Ziph, he learned that[a] Saul had come out to take his life. 16 And Saul’s son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God.17 “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “My father Saul will not lay a hand on you. You will be king over Israel, and I will be second to you. Even my father Saul knows this.” 18 The two of them made a covenant before the Lord. Then Jonathan went home, but David remained at Horesh.” - 1 Samuel 23:15-18

Johnathan and David care for each other a lot here. The line “second to you” is a bit ambiguous in meaning. It could be interpreted as second in command as an adviser or second in command because of their emotional connection.

This is the last time David will speak to Johnathan alive.

In 2 Samuel 1 David finds out that Saul and his son Johnathan are dead. David mourns and writes a letter.

In it he says: “25 How the mighty have fallen in battle! Jonathan lies slain on your heights. 26 I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother; you were very dear to me. Your love for me was wonderful, more wonderful than that of women.” - 2 Samuel 1:25-26

The last passage here pretty much sells it for me. These two men had a very deep, affectionate relationship. I think it was homosexual in nature if not then at the very least it was homosocial.

However, “Although David was married, David himself articulates a distinction between his relationship with Jonathan and the bonds he shares with women. David is married to many women, one of whom is Jonathan’s sister Michal, but the Bible does not mention David loving Michal (though it is stated that Michal loves David).” (Source)

In many respects it seems as though David had his wives for procreation and companionship. He has had a different type of love with Johnathan that in the text seems to be romantic in nature.

From my perspective anyway I see that they could by all rights have had a homosexual relationship. Which I find to be just great.

I will leave you to your own conclusions. :-) 

After all things of this nature will always be debated on in theological circles until the end of time. There are defiantly people out there with better “credentials” then myself to talk about this, but I thought why not give it a go anyway.

I’ve never been for having people of the Church (priests, pastors, reverends etc.) censer facts with their agenda and force feed them to me.

I encourage all to study the Bible, ask questions, and become informed about your faith as well as the beliefs of others. Its a big world. Don’t limit yourself.

This is just my view on the topic. Just like anything involving religion, faith, and the texts from them you are more then welcome to come to your own decisions and opinions. I’m going to share mine with you and I ask you to please keep and open mind and to respond civilly.

fuckyeahqueerpeopleofcolor:

transrants:

socialistexan:

This is what the cast of a Stonewall movie should look like, not what’s being cast.

These are just a few of the beautiful, incredible, unbelievably brave people who made our movement possible. Pay respect to the people who were involved in the Stonewall Riots by boycotting this planned whitewashed film about cis gay men and drag queens because it’s false and disrespectful to the trans women of color and the other extremely important marginalized groups that sparked the movement we have and benefit from today. Don’t allow this movie to further perpetuate the whitewashing of history and lies about who really was fighting in the Stonewall Riots.

TRANS WOMEN OF COLOR SUCH AS MARSHA P. JOHNSON AND SYLVIA RIVERA PLAYED A CRUCIAL ROLE IN THE STONEWALL RIOT AND TO DENY THAT IS TO DENY HISTORY.

^^^THIS!
I’m so sick of seeing the homogenization of our history.
It was the “Leather Daddies” and the “Twinks” who took a stand that night. (As well as many, many others.) They felt disenfranchised by their society and government. No one was standing for them so they fought to stand themselves.
STOP making it seem like it was a bunch of posh “acceptable” people who did it because that is just bigotry disguised as Artistic license.

fuckyeahqueerpeopleofcolor:

transrants:

socialistexan:

This is what the cast of a Stonewall movie should look like, not what’s being cast.

These are just a few of the beautiful, incredible, unbelievably brave people who made our movement possible. Pay respect to the people who were involved in the Stonewall Riots by boycotting this planned whitewashed film about cis gay men and drag queens because it’s false and disrespectful to the trans women of color and the other extremely important marginalized groups that sparked the movement we have and benefit from today. Don’t allow this movie to further perpetuate the whitewashing of history and lies about who really was fighting in the Stonewall Riots.

TRANS WOMEN OF COLOR SUCH AS MARSHA P. JOHNSON AND SYLVIA RIVERA PLAYED A CRUCIAL ROLE IN THE STONEWALL RIOT AND TO DENY THAT IS TO DENY HISTORY.

^^^THIS!

I’m so sick of seeing the homogenization of our history.

It was the “Leather Daddies” and the “Twinks” who took a stand that night. (As well as many, many others.) They felt disenfranchised by their society and government. No one was standing for them so they fought to stand themselves.

STOP making it seem like it was a bunch of posh “acceptable” people who did it because that is just bigotry disguised as Artistic license.

(Source: queerandpresentdanger)