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Privilege: Please stop denying it

I’m not sure if its a widespread trend or just the internet communities I’ve been visiting, but I’ve been noticing a lot of discussion of privilege lately. 1,044 more words

GSRM

The Day I Held My Boyfriends Hand - #HumansofHomophobia Campaign by #UCCLGBT

I held my boyfriends hand yesterday. I caught it, as I usually do on UCC campus and held it until we reached the main gates, only this time I didn’t let go. 488 more words

Life Advice

Lesbian Couple Shocked To Discover Their Address Changed To “Faggots Live Here” On Google Maps

We don’t know where we’d be without Google maps, and we don’t mean figuratively. We’d still be lost out in the Mojave desert, gas tank creeping perilously low. 169 more words

The Happenings

Empathy

Empathy: The ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

I have always been an empathetic person, easily shouldering other people’s problems and not knowing how to fully return them to their rightful owner without one or two breakdowns. 1,229 more words

Anxiety

English hockey team strip naked in fight against homophobia

Seventeen members of the University of Nottingham hockey team stripped naked to fight homophobia in sports. The team was filmed playing hockey naked, and then talking about discrimination against gays in sports in a video released last week. 67 more words

The Happenings

Turning the Page: Westboro Baptist Church, assorted bigots meet their match as Toe Tag Riot comics make debut

It’s not easy being a superhero sometimes.

At least, that’s what the writers of TV dramas, movies and comic books would have us believe in their tall tales of Superman, Batman and the like struggling to save the world from villains. 1,338 more words

Life

On Being a Public Figure and Dealing with Otherness

I couldn’t help but understand the news I read today about Michael Sam stating the following:

“If I had it my way, I never would have done it the way I did, never would have told it the way I did,’ says Sam, a former all-star at the University of Missouri, in GQ’s latest issue.

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