Louis CK on gay marriage
Louis CK on gay marriage
The Rhode Island Senate just voted 26-12 to approve marriage equality, guaranteeing that The Ocean State will be the 10th state to allow same-sex couples to legally marry. Because the Senate made some revisions to the bill, it still requires a final passage in the Rhode Island House, which will likely happen next Thursday. Back in January, it passed easily there by an overwhelming 51-19 vote. Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I) has promised to sign the bill.
Remember that time soldiers crossdressed for justice in a Disney movie and nobody gave a shit? Yeah. Look at that sass. Soldier sass.
CROSSDRESSED FOR JUSTICE
Crossdressing never looked so badass and patriotic.
I love my family.
Hands Across Aggieland (by Camden Breeding)
Our Aggie Family stands together.
My university held its 3rd annual “Gay? Fine by me” parade this past weekend. I’m the one holding the sign “We are the Aggies, the Aggies are we.” - a line from our Alma Mater. Texas A&M is deeply rooted in many many traditions (Reveille our mascot, the Century Tree, the Aggie Ring, “Whoop!” - the list is endless) and we have 6 core values including “Respect.” Hate is not an Aggie Value, but it sure feels like tradition sometimes. With 50,000 students on campus, most of whom are straight Christians, the LGBT community often gets pushed aside. Spit on. We recently fought a bill that would allow people to opt out of funding the GLBT Resource Center - one of the only safe spaces we have on campus. The bill was evenutally vetoed, but the sting of “we don’t want you here” still stays. This march was a truly memorable event for me. It was our way of saying “We’re here, we’re queer, and we are a part of the Aggie Family and you cannot deny us.”
Doing it right.
we need more of this in the world
Here it is! I’m not 100% sure if I like how it came out… it almost seems a bit too cutesy for the subject. Maybe I just like drawing cute clothes and bright colours too much!
This is for a contest with the Canadian Human Rights Agencies for their conference in May. All the Advanced Illustration students and Design students had to enter as part of their final. Kinda pissed that they required us to print it off at 24 x 36…. which I think is way too big and expensive ($50!!) for most students and their budget. We don’t even get to keep the posters. And the top prize is only $200. I feel kinda ripped off. :/
EDIT: A couple of people have sent me notes saying that “Transgendered” is incorrect terminology. I apologize, I kind of added the text last minute, and should have known better. I’ve uploaded a fixed version. :)
This poster is a good reminder that pronouns aren’t “preferred”. They’re NECESSARY.