When it came time for the couple’s traditional first dance, Joe read prepared remarks explaining that instead of dancing together, they wanted to open the dance floor to their gay and lesbian friends who are still legally denied the right to marry.
This was a large and very diverse wedding in a state that doesn’t even recognize same-sex civil unions, let alone marriage. And yet the ovation that these people received while dancing to The Beach Boys’ “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” was like nothing I’ve ever heard at any wedding. If there were dry eyes, I didn’t see any.
Change is coming.
10,000 notes?! Man, I need to get reblogged by gay_men more often.
(Edit: Because of the underlining in the link, it is difficult to see the underscore: I am referring to the tumblr user gay_men—not, like, gay men in general.)
So in the spirit of being positive, because theres been nothing but negativity spewing my way lately, here’s a list of Pro-LGBTQ companies you can throw your money at, chances are you already have.
So to those that have said, we’ve won the war because National Chik-fil-a day was a “success,” I present you with this list.
[Image is of a US Navy sailor in full uniform on one knee, proposing to his boyfriend]
making restrooms about the body parts instead of gender makes them more accessible to women who have penises and men who have vaginas!
(there’s even a cool iphone app called TranSquat that maps all the gender neutral bathrooms in your area)
God help us.
this is sad
Further to the “trans people are different from each other gasp” post of yesterday, an interesting perspective from one trans woman who *didn’t* feel intense dysphoria pre-transition. It’s a hell of a good reason why people should stop whining about “transtrenders” and suchlike.
“In retrospect, I can see that there were plenty of choices available to me throughout all of this. Could I have chosen not to present as a woman, not to take a female name, and not to go by female pronouns? Yes. I could have chosen not to do any of this, at any step of the way. Would I have survived if I had chosen differently? In all likelihood, yes, but I doubt I would have truly thrived. Because of the choices I made, the world that’s opened up to me is better than anything that came before. And knowing what I know now, I would never choose to go back.
But ultimately, this wasn’t something that thrust itself upon me. When did I “know”? Not until I bothered asking that question, and got a real answer. Not until I actually tried this on, and found out it fit really well. This didn’t seek me out. I went looking for something, and this is what I came back with.”
WAY TO GO TARGET<3 I’m gonna start shopping there now.
Equality tastes so good. Thanks @Schnippers
Ah there is a Schnippers down the block from my job. Now I have to go buy lunch there!