Kim Driscoll, mayor of Salem, Massachusetts, began receiving homophobic abuse over the telephone after cancelling a contract with a local college over their anti-gay position. Their president had supported a small group of homophobes requesting that a ‘religious exemption’ clause be included in an order designed to protect LGBT employees from discrimination.
Once the story had broken online, Driscoll’s phone became red hot with irate bigots.
And that’s when she decided to do something awesome.
For every call the Mayor received refuting her actions, she pledged to donate $5 to a local support group for LGBT young people. Of her own money… Read more.
"black friday" more like the day where merchandise is sold for what it’s actually worth
if tumblr users were more like raven then no one would fight
a little girl who grows up thinking all doors are automatic but actually she’s haunted by a really polite ghost
I’m sorry, Beacon Hills has 30,000 people? How big is the town? The other towns near me have 30,000 people in them. But they’re only a little bigger than mine. So unless Beacon Hills is large and spread out, having a Sheriff rather than a chief of police makes no sense. Though that population does make the random areas and the hospital make more sense.
there’s the other high school heather and danielle go to within beacon hills. like idk anymore about beacon hills. especially when they have like so many abandoned buildings and an abandoned subway system
someone seriously needs to ask jeff davis about the financial crisis beacon hills went through because derek hale’s apartment is literally in gotham
like what happened to that mall? that ginormous bank? that subway system???? those abandoned factory buildings???? like what is even going on in beacon hills?????
did ra’s al ghul come to town?
maybe the Benefactor just wants to revamp the town. rebuild some of the buildings all those goddamn supernatural creatures keep wrecking with their turf wars. He just gets a lot of bad press.
Coming Out Simulator 2014 - a half-true game about half-truths
Coming Out Simulator is exactly what it says it is. It’s a free-to-play conversation simulator based on/inspired by the personal story of coming out of its creator, Nicky Case.
There’s no easy answer in Coming Out Simulator, no optimal ending to be achieved if you collect the requisite amount of points. Case based the game off a pivotal moment in his own life as a teenager. And just like in real life, the moment of “coming out” in this game is traumatic no matter which way the player chooses to approach it.
Ultimately, it’s liberating as well. But that’s not what the brunt of the experience playing Coming Out Simulator is actually like. […] There’s power in exploring a fantasy like the one in Mass Effect 3, but there’s also power in being reminded that “coming out” the way one does in that game is a fantasy, and a pretty far-fetched one for many people who faced far more difficult challenges when they actually came out.
Coming Out Simulator is a game about that second experience. It’s a painful one. But it’s also a necessary one, that I think more people who’ve never had to struggle with their own sexual identity should see for themselves.
I would let it sting me.
"why didn’t you do your homework over the holidays?"
This is the best thing I’ve ever seen
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