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Japan’s Tomoya Hosoda may be first out trans man elected to public office in the world

  • Tomoya Hosoda was recently elected a councillor in the city of Iruma, Japan. According to Gay Star News, the 25-year-old is the first transgender man elected to public office in the world.
  • Hosoda came out as transgender while studying at Teikyo University. Now graduated with a degree in medical science, Hosoda will fill one of Iruma’s 22 city-councillor seats in his new position. Read more. (3/18/17, 12:30 PM)

‘Gay Star News’ tweets and deletes meme comparing Nicki Minaj to a monkey

  • This is one Throwback Thursday that you can’t take back.
  • Early on Thursday morning, LGBTQ news outlet Gay Star News tweeted out a #ThrowbackThursday meme featuring pop divas as young kids. The meme included an image of a young monkey rapped in a diaper labelled as rap superstar Nicki Minaj.

  • Though the meme was deleted, screenshots of the tweet lived on. Read more. (3/30/2017 12:06 PM)

‘Ghost in the Shell’ marks latest whitewashed film to be a critical and box office failure

  • Ghost in the Shell, starring Scarlett Johansson, made a disappointing $20 million at the domestic box office in its opening weekend, falling well below market predictions and failing to match even Johansson’s previous science fiction effort — Lucy (2014) — which lacked Ghost’s famous source material and pre-established fan base.
  • The film, released Friday, adapts the celebrated manga series and anime film of the same name. The live-action remake has drawn controversy over its casting, which — like many American adaptations of Japanese source material of late — installed a white lead actor in a role that was originally conceived as Asian.

  • Johansson, for her part, defended her casting during an interview with Good Morning America on Tuesday. Read more. (4/3/2017 12:30 PM)

White supremacist who stabbed Timothy Caughman to death regrets not killing “a young thug”

  • In an exclusive interview with the New York Daily News on Sunday, James Harris Jackson, 28, said he wished he’d murdered “a young thug” or a “successful older black man” instead of 66-year-old Timothy Caughman.
  • Jackson allegedly stabbed Caughman to death with an 18-inch blade on March 20.
  • “I didn’t know he was elderly,” Jackson, who reportedly chose his victim at random, said. He added that he would have preferred killing “a young thug” or “a successful older black man with blonds … people you see in Midtown. These younger guys that put white girls on the wrong path.”
  • Jackson traveled by bus from his home in Baltimore to New York City on March 17 with the intention of killing black men in order to deter white women from having interracial relationships with them, per reports.
  • Police later said that Jackson intended March 20 to be “practice” for a larger attack against black men in Times Square, though the suspect turned himself in to the authorities voluntarily two days later. Read more (3/27/17 12:30 PM)

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#March4Trump rallies in Berkeley, California and around the country turn violent

  • Saturday saw an unusual take on the protest narrative that’s developed nationwide since President Donald Trump took office: his supporters convening in cities across the country for coordinated marches in his honor. Wouldn’t you know it? Many of the #March4Trump rallies turned violent.
  • As Reuters reported, anti-Trump protesters showed up to counter pro-Trump demonstrators in Berkeley, Calif., the crowd numbering between 200 and 300 in total. 
  • The scene devolved from relative peace into violence with people from both sides walloping one another over the head with “wooden sticks,” per Reuters, with some Trump supporters brandishing pepper spray.
  • According to Reuters, an elderly member of the pro-Trump camp was attacked and kicked; according to Twitter, he was also pepper-sprayed. Read more. (3/6/2017 12:30 PM)

Mark Jimmerson died in Oklahoma County Jail — one day after his mom tried to save his life

  • Davey Mark Jimmerson did what many young adults might do in a moment of medical crisis: He called his mom. He’d been asthmatic for nearly his entire life, and his mother had plenty of practice tending to the various needs of her nine children.
  • Tonya Wilson, Jimmerson’s mother, had been there every step of the way for her jailed son as his criminal case worked its way through the system in Oklahoma City. 

  • He had been arrested in February 2016 on felony charges that included robbery with a dangerous weapon. In the scheme of things, an asthma attack was something Wilson could easily handle herself. Read more. (3/30/2017 12:05 PM)

Superstitious Rebellious

The world falls around
Comes crashing down
Comets and angels
With demons abound

Broken mirrors and black cats
Thirteen witches at black mass
Witches cause you recoil
With double trouble and toils.

Don’t walk under the ladder
Laugh with me, mad hatter
Embrace the common mistakes
Dance at midnight with snakes

That you do
Can bring you
Nothing new
Bring with you
Witches’ brew
Welcome to
Terror Dome

Horror’s Home

Hold the dark
Douse the spark
Friday beckons
Thirteen reckons

Falls apart
Dead will march


Hell’s bells
Ring again.

-H. Murcia 3/30/2017 12:33PM


Chamroeun Phan grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota, and, by all measures, isn’t a menacing guy. At 34, he’s slight of build, a brown-skinned Cambodian-American who wears a long black ponytail, rocks Milwaukee Brewers baseball caps, and has an affinity for flyfishing in the summer. 

The one big blemish on Phan’s record is the night in 2009, when he broke three windows at a bar that he often went to play poker with his then-fiancé and six older brothers and sisters. Even the bar’s owner said that he was a “great person” but had “a little too much to drink.” Still, Phan was charged with felony first-degree damage. He spent 40 days in jail, and then moved on.

But, seven years later on Aug. 28, 2016, Phan was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. Read more. (3/19/2017 12:30 PM)

10:51 A.M

You, 10:51 A.M
Yes or no, is salt hour happening later?

I don’t know what this is except purely texts that I thought of if you were dating doyoung so. Uh. Enjoy??? probably not as good as i’m hoping it’s late i’m sleepy i’m passing out

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supermodelindisguise  asked:

What's the biggest and smallest age gap between the duggar siblings and the bates siblings - as separate families?

Josh - 3/3/88

Zach - 12/30/88

Jana & John - 1/12/90

Michael - 1/23/90

Erin - 5/2/91

Jill - 5/17/91

Lawson - 7/27/92

Jessa - 11/4/92

Nathan - 8/29/93

Jinger - 12/21/93

Alyssa - 11/9/94

Joseph - 1/20/95

Tori - 12/20/95

Josiah - 8/28/96

Trace - 2/1/97

Joy - 10/28/97

Carlin - 4/11/98

Jed & Jer - 12/30/98

Josie Bates - 8/4/99

Jason- 4/21/00

Katie - 10/5/00

James - 7/7/01

Jackson Bates - 2/17/02

Justin - 11/15/02

Jackson Duggar- 5/23/04

Warden - 5/19/03

Isaiah - 10/16/04

Johannah - 10/11/05

Addee - 2/17/06

Ellie - 4/28/07

Jennifer - 8/2/07

Jordyn - 12/18/08

Callie - 8/2/09

Josie Duggar - 12/10/09

Judson - 9/15/10

Jeb - 2/1/12

Smallest Bates/Duggar age gap is Michael and Jana/John (13 days), though Jill and Erin are pretty close (15 days)!  

Smallest opposite sex age gap is Alyssa and Joe.

Biggest age gaps between numbers in the lineup counting by pregnancy, I think that’s Jenni and Addee (opposite sex would be Jason and Josiah opposite Josie and Tori; both are about 16 months apart; figuring it out exactly involves doing more math than I feel like :P )  If you count each twin separately you’ll get different results, obviously, but I feel like you get less of a real idea of how close or far apart the ages are that way. 

Closest gap between eligible Duggars and Bateses is…technically Josiah and Trace (or has he made it official with Campbell yet??), but realistically Jason and Katie ;)  Both overall and considering placement in the lineup, I think.

I hope that answered your question, because if it didn’t I just wasted some time :P


Happy 20th Birthday Yuzuru Hanyu!
Congratulations on reaching another milestone! I hope you have the happiest birthday ever and may your future be filled with happiness, love and many many more triumphs. I hope you remember to love and look after yourself. Thank you for inspiring me to become better and to always work hard and for introducing me to a sport which is so beautiful.
Congratulations for all the things you’ve done while you were 19 and I look forward to what you will do as a 20 year old!

NHL Combine Testing Groups

Sportsnet will be livestreaming the combine testing on June 3 from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm 

7:30 am

Filip Chytil, LW, HC Zlin
David Farrance, D, USA U18 (Commitment: Boston University)
Miro Heiskanen, D, HIFK
Aleksi Heponiemi, C, Swift Current Broncos
Henri Jokiharju, D, Portland Winterhawks
Kasper Kotkansalo, D, Sioux Falls Stampede (Commitment: Boston University)
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, G, HPK U20
Ostap Safin, LW, Sparta Praha
Robin Salo, D, Vaasan Sport
Eeli Tolvanen, RW, Sioux City Musketeers (Commitment: Boston College)
Urho Vaakanainen, D, Jyvaskyla
Kristian Vesalainen, LW, Frolunda

8:30 am

Shane Bowers, C, Waterloo Blackhawks (Commitment: Boston University)
Pavel Koltygin, LW, Drummondville Voltigeurs
Alexei Lipanov, C, HK MVD
Cale Makar, D, Brooks Bandits (Commitment: UMass-Amherst)
Martin Necas, C, HC Kometa Brno
Keith Petruzzelli, G, Muskegon Lumberjacks (Commitment: Quinnipiac)
Nikita Popugaev, LW, Prince George Cougars
Eemeli Rasanen, D, Kingston Frontenacs
Adam Ruzicka, C, Sarnia Sting
Dmitri Samorukov, D, Guelph Storm
Juuso Valimaki, D, Tri-City Americans
Maksim Zhukov, G, Green Bay Gamblers

9:30 am

Jaret Anderson-Dolan, C, Spokane Chiefs
Josh Brook, D, Moose Jaw Warriors
Antoine Crete-Belzile, D, Blainville-Boisbriand Armada
Michael DiPietro, G, Windsor Spitfires
Nico Hischier, C, Halifax Mooseheads
Kale Howarth, C, Trail Smoke Eaters (Commitment: Connecticut)
D’Artagnan Joly, RW, Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Pierre-Olivier Joseph, D, Charlottetown Islanders
Ian Mitchell, D, Spruce Grove Saints (Commitment: Denver)
Jacob Paquette, D, Kingston Frontenacs
Michael Rasmussen, C, Tri-City Americans
Lane Zablocki, C, Regina Pats

10:30 am

Maxime Comtois, LW, Victoriaville Tigres
Cale Fleury, D, Kootenay Ice
Callan Foote, D, Kelowna Rockets
Morgan Geekie, C, Tri-City Americans
Cody Glass, C, Portland Winterhawks
Antoine Morand, C, Acadie-Bathurst Titan
Nolan Patrick, C, Brandon Wheat Kings
Ian Scott, G, Prince Albert Raiders
Mason Shaw, C, Medicine Hat Tigers
Jack Studnicka, C, Oshawa Generals
Joel Teasdale, C, Blainville-Boisbriand Armada
Kailer Yamamoto, RW, Spokane Chiefs

11:30 am

Cameron Crotty, D, Brockville Braves (Commitment: Boston University)
Nick Henry, RW, Regina Pats
Jake Leschyshyn, C, Regina Pats
Kole Lind, LW, Kelowna Rockets
Benjamin Mirageas, D, Bloomington Thunder (Commitment: Providence College)
Jake Oettinger, G, Boston University
Jack Rathbone, D, Dexter School (Commitment: Harvard)
Stuart Skinner, G, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Conor Timmins, D, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Jarret Tyszka, D, Seattle Thunderbirds
Gabriel Vilardi, C, Windsor Spitfires
Reilly Walsh, D, Chicago Steel (Commitment: Harvard)

1:00 pm

Michael Anderson, D, Waterloo Blackhawks (Commitment: Minnesota-Duluth)
Alexander ‘Sasha’ Chmelevski, C, Ottawa 67s
Tyler Inamoto, D, USA U18 (Commitment: Wisconsin)
Klim Kostin, LW, Dynamo Moscow
Ivan Lodnia, RW, Erie Otters
Thomas ‘Tommy’ Miller, D, USA U18 (Commitment: Michigan State)
Casey Mittelstadt, C, Eden Prairie HS (Commitment: Minnesota)
Joshua Norris, C, USA U18 (Commitment: Michigan)
Clayton Phillips, D, Fargo Force (Commitment: Minnesota)
Ryan Poehling, C, St. Cloud State
Dayton Rasmussen, G, Tri-City Storm (Commitment: Denver)
Dylan Samberg, D, Hermantown HS (Commitment: Minnesota-Duluth)

2:00 pm

Evan Barratt, C, USA U18 (Commitment: Penn State)
Mario Ferraro, D, Des Moines Buccaneers (Commitment: UMass-Amherst)
Jonah Gadjovich, LW, Owen Sound Attack
Maxwell ‘Max’ Gildon, D, USA U18 (Commitment: New Hampshire)
Nathan ‘Nate’ Knoepke, D, USA U18 (Commitment: Minnesota)
Luke Martin, D, Michigan
Stelio Mattheos, C, Brandon Wheat Kings
Grant Mismash, C, USA U18 (Commitment: North Dakota)
Cayden Primeau, G, Lincoln Stars (Commitment: Northeastern)
Scott Reedy, C, USA U18 (Commitment: Minnesota)
Jason Robertson, LW, Kingston Frontenacs
Owen Tippett, RW, Mississauga Steelheads

3:00 pm

Jesper Boqvist, C, Timra
MacKenzie Entwistle, C, Hamilton Bulldogs
Alex Formenton, LW, London Knights
Morgan Frost, C, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Zach Gallant, C, Peterborough Petes
Nicolas Hague, D, Mississauga Steelheads
Isaac Ratcliffe, LW, Guelph Storm
Jonas Rondbjerg, RW, Vaxjo J20
Matthew Strome, LW, Hamilton Bulldogs
Nick Suzuki, C, Owen Sound Attack
Robert Thomas, C, London Knights
Filip Westerlund, D, Frolunda

4:00 pm

Lias Andersson, C, HV71Erik Brannstrom, D, HV71Lucas Elvenes, RW, Rogle J20Olle Eriksson Ek, G, Djurgardens J20Joni Ikonen, C, Frolunda J20Timothy Liljegren, D, RogleElias Pettersson, C, Timra

cutelittletyrant  asked:

3,12, and 30

3. list your fandoms and one character from each that you identify with.

I have way too many fandoms lol

X Files - Dana Scully, as a role model and my space mom

Agents of Shield - Daisy Johnson, because I aspire to be that badass

Supergirl - Kara because she has a heart of gold and is v dorky and cute. 

12. dog person or cat person?


30. Already answered. 

Thanks for asking!! 

When I Loved You I Was Charlemagne

On horseback through Central Park.

The children greeted me in Latin

I understood them well.

Window-washers placed golden tunics

Along the avenues

And legends fell from old men’s mouths

In the spit of their excitement.

300 monks and 100 clerks prayed continually

For my health and salvation

Working in 3 shifts, employing

30 alters, 12 bishops, 15 bells, the relics of 56 martyrs, 34 confessors, 14 virgins, and 14 saints.

The President was jealous,

But it didn’t matter,

All of his horses were old.

When I loved you I was Charlemagne

And you were all the women I needed you to be,

Hours passed like gold,

In the hands of smaller men.

I was pompous, but I was king,

And my delusions of grandeur

Were enormous white elephants that redeemed me.

While you slept I summoned

3 bishops disguised as angels

To fill 15 Ziploc storage bags with your breath.

These I hung on my castle walls,

The invisible still-lifes of your dreams.

I called the greatest augers

To foretell the fate of my kingdoms from them.

When they became heavy and fell from the walls

I found familiar omens

In your breathing.

Since you’ve left,

I’ve let them go,

One, by one, into the sky.