If we don’t abundantly love each other, we can’t have an abundant relationship with God. I must embrace an interpretation of my faith that requires unconditional love for queer people because any less would be to deny my own humanity and that of my community.
Tina Belcher, Hero Cat, a t-shirt you’ll probably like, rape culture at its finest, Ava DuVernay’s snub, indigenous women of Canada, Janet Mock interview, CeCe McDonald interview, is self-care ruining your relationships?, a super fucking logical thing re: kids and nutrition, Stevie Nicks, your hat, and so much more!
Taylor Swift, a baby shark, Margaret Cho, yoga, Golden Globe stuff, the kids, feminism in various forms of existence, date ideas for people with disabilities, words for drunk, solidarity and so much more! Did I mention the shark? IT’S A BABY.
A blast from the (lesbian, not-so-far) past, three really helpful and also adorable dogs, Miles learning about love from his two moms, religious people not sucking, a gay priest in Ireland, unconditional love, and Skellie the basic bitch skeleton are here to make things cheery as f*ck.
Meanwhile, Dej Loaf’s decked out in all white everything like Lydia advised, a baby rhino is being fed somewhere right now with this big bottle, Australia’s making schools safer for queermos, Taiwan recognizes trans folks, and a tennis star married her girlfriend (finally). Also, dog on a rumba.
I’m sorry we didn’t hang out on Monkey Day!
Sesame Street, Margaret Cho, trans women in Bangladesh, a playlist, wishes, blue things, anime, Vikki Reich, Elaine Atwell, Thanksgiving dinner thoughts sprinkled with privilege, Arabelle Sicardi, geek girl culture, superiority by way of motherhood, Mean Girls, organ donors, dogs in cars and so very much more!
“Remember that everyone around you, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, is grappling with a lot of the same things that you are right now: about what they want “family” to look like and mean to them, about sex and sexuality and learning to live in their bodies, about how to hold onto faith when it can feel like there’s not much going for it.”
“I didn’t know much about gardens, in general, but what I was working with seemed less like the married person’s vegetable patch the church described and more like a Narnian wonderland full of infinite magical possibility.”
Laverne Cox and bell hooks forever, a little Stevie Nicks, Gillian Anderson some more, Texas still, Kristen Stewart all the way, black women vloggers FTW, adoption, Nintendo, marriage equality snails, the trailer for that damn movie y’all won’t stop emailing me about, and so much more! I like your shirt.
“The fellowship said I was thinking too hard about it, that I was stubborn, and that I was not willing to admit that there were forces bigger than me. What they didn’t get was that I did believe there were forces beyond my control, powers bigger than me. Let’s just take gravity as one of many examples. I just don’t believe that praying to gravity or the radiator or the ocean would cure me of my alcoholism.”
Hillary Clinton’s there for you, Cape Town just got a gay mosque, and both the GOP and North Carolina will probably feel the sinful wrath of gay marriage at some point soon. Good thing I’ve got an owl and a kitten to get me through it.
Religious folks are coming around to queers and Janelle Monae just moved to Sesame Street after Betsey Johnson’s gay marriage fashion show.
In response to the general freakout over the school’s discrimination against Jayce M, George Fox upped the ante on its discriminatory cluelessness. He and other trans students can live on campus in gender-appropriate dorms — if they get genital surgery.
Obama also signed an executive order that prohibits federal employers from discriminating based on gender identity. That order applies as of today. Obama did not include exemptions for religious groups in either order, despite heavy pressure to do so from evangelical leaders.
It specifies that if your employer is a for-profit company who wants to tell you that Jesus knows best what you can and can’t do with your reproductive system, it must notify you if it is going to take away your birth control.
African American trans student Jayce M has lost an appeal to receive on campus housing at George Fox University after the Department of Education granted the school a religious exemption from Title IX requirements.
Religious leaders have their eye on broad exemptions from a pending executive order to block employment discrimination by federal contractors against LGBT people.
Today the Supreme Court decided that Hobby Lobby has the right to refuse to cover its employees’ birth control; this is why the ruling happened and what it means.
After a landmark vote in the Presbyterian Church USA General Assembly Thursday, the denomination’s constitutional definition of marriage allows for same-sex unions.