Lexi Magnusson, who lives outside of Seattle, says that a new neighbor stopped by her house to explain that she’d moved to “protect” her children from their LGBT-friendly school and others in her area with that “lifestyle.”
“I responded only with, ‘Your kids are going to be exposed to this no matter where you take them. Kids these days get it. They know not to be horrible to other kids based on how they were born,’” she said. “Then I walked inside [my house] and rage-ate a bowl of nachos.”
Being a big fan of putting up what she describes as a “ridiculous amount of lights” every Christmas, Magnusson decided it would be cathartic to make a rainbow flag of 10,000 lights in her hedges.
“I felt good the entire time I put them up,” she told HuffPost. “I sent a text to my cousin who loves Christmas lights like I do, and who is also gay. His approval was everything.”
I feel like it’s not a coincidence that when people are talking abt trans women at stonewall there is a tendency to frequently leave Miss Major out, because she’s the only one still alive and that gets in the way of people’s comfortable crystallized hagiography and people will always prefer a silent trans woman icon over a live, complex, speaking trans woman
The Orlando City Soccer Club’s new stadium includes a beautiful memorial honoring the victims of the massacre at Pulse. 49 seats are arranged together in a rainbow, each representing one of the victims.
“We put them in Section 12, obviously because we felt that was pertinent — it was June 12 last year when the tragedy happened,” said Phil Rawlins, the team’s founder, while standing before the purple, blue, green, yellow, orange and red rows. A stamp in the center of each seat reads #OrlandoUnited.
“So they’re right here in Section 12, they’re right down by the benches. They’ll certainly be seen by everybody inside the stadium, and a very significant reminder of that day,” he said.
More than 2 million people around the world marched today to stand together in solidarity, celebrating the vibrancy and diversity of our communities. New Zealand was the first country to give women the right to vote, and the first to march today; we marched because women’s rights are HUMAN rights. Today I stood and marched with pride.