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June 09 2017

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Philadelphia’s new pride flag honors LGBTQ people of color

Honestly I think this is awesome, symbols should be as dynamic as the needs of our communities, we should not be afraid to change them whenever we feel it is needed.

And while this is symbolic and doesn’t immediately translate to real change, the messages it sends, both “POC are Here” and “Racists not welcome” are important.

All the white people flipping out about this because they think it’s not beautiful or not traditional or not a rainbow as it appears in nature are showing how used they are to a sheltered condition of not having to seriously consider the needs of people of color, because they think an esthetic matters more than the question of whether this is an effective way to adress a real issue. How did we get to a point where that level of apathy is normal?

So I support this. Heck, I’d support it if we wrote ‘RACISTS FUCK OFF’ in large print on every single pride flag until the day when we didn’t have a single racist left in our communities. That would be worth changing all our symbols for.



Almost every gay person I’ve met likes pokemon

if you’re lgbt what’s your favorite pokemon

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Fan Bing Bing in a suit. No need to thank me. 

So I wrote a letter to Jeff Kaplan, and today in the mail I got a response back...



Warning: You’re in for a bit of a read

I’m putting my letter I sent to him first, I understand the length might turn you off but I recommend you read it if you want context with some of the stuff Kaplan responses to but it’s not vital. Also, I blocked out some personal stuff, along with my location.


And then here’s Mr. Jeff Kaplan’s response:


Bless Mr. Kaplan, we’re really lucky to have a dev like him who’s willing to hear his fans. And while we love to revere Mr. Kaplan as almost a demi-god, I feel like this letter made him very human and kind. WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY!!


I will fucking defend Overwatch and Jeff Kaplan until the end of time. This is great. He–and many other devs–are human and make mistakes but they are also wonderful, thoughtful people who try their hardest and have great hearts and take the time to listen to their fans. 


When your super talented friends create new content:

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June 08 2017

i can’t believe it’s less then a month until july 2nd.

fuck i’ve done nothing.

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What I say: “I’m touch-starved.”

What you think I mean: “I need a hug.”

What I truly mean: “I need someone to platonically lie across me with their full weight, crushing my body and providing deep pressure until my errant soul is reabsorbed into my flesh. Also, a hug would be nice.”

I’ve had to explain this to people who think it’s weird, but when I add, “You know… like cats…” they seem to understand.


what state are you from & what state do you think has the worst drivers

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I love my friends!!!


do you ever find yourself developing a new trait or saying a new thing and you start to wonder who you stole it from

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The white ravens of Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Photography by Mike Yip

June 07 2017


Do you ever just… favorite-character-at-first-sight? Like, they walk on screen and say ONE WORD and immediately you’re just smitten.

“That one. That’s the one. I don’t know who they are yet but they’re my fave.”

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this is from a real diary by a 13-year-old girl in 1870. teenage girls are awesome and they’ve always been that way.

Read this - oh my goodness, this girl was wonderful.

Where can I read this in full?

It’s from  Real American Girls Tell Their Own Stories, and that particular section is by Martha Carey Thomas who grew up to be a suffragist, linguist and renowned educator, as well as a badass lesbian.

whoa i’ve seen this post a million times but i didn’t know the author had such a cool later life

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Friendly reminder that asexuals, bisexuals and trans people absolutely get to celebrate pride month just as much as anyone else. It’s LGBTQIA+, not LG. This ain’t a fuckin electronics company.


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An Edwardian woman dressed the part of a handsome Dandy writes a message to her lover,  “Hello Kid:- How you be? I am Fine don’t I look it. You know you must not set this card on the switch board where you do your others”. What an intrepid romance it must have been.

eugh. I love storms but I hate the period before them when I end up with a headache. 

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