A trend is a friend you’ve actually met several times and enjoy hanging out with.
First, last weekend: So much stuff. There was an amazing show of support for IDAHOT, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. And the Phandom Tumblr Meetup—such lovely phans. Plus JIBcon for the SPN crowd. Finally, for Swifties, the Rock in Rio concert in Vegas, the Rio of Nevada.
In teevee: After 33 years, David Letterman stepped down from his talk show with crankiness and grace. And on The Flash, Barry Allen goes back in time through a wormhole instead of reversing the rotation of the earth like a normal superperson.
In crime: The Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, hosted a 165-person shootout between rival biker factions. Conspicuously missing from the media coverage: words like “thug,” “gangbanger,” and “riot.”
In music: More Tay. This time at the Billboard Music Awards where she won everything before blowing up the building.
In anger:Mad Men, Mad Max, what’s next? A Mad About You reunion? No, there are currently no plans for a Mad About You reunion.
In comebacks: Fossil-crazy audiences are boning up on their archaeology to prepare for Hollywood’s latest dinosaur romp.
Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. It’s observed every year on May 17 in honor of May 17, 1990, the date the World Health Organization declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder. It’s the largest day of LGBTI solidarity in the world, and this year’s theme is celebrating and supporting LGBTI youth. Learn more here.
Hey you! Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, #IDAHOT, so I just wanted to type up a little somethin’ somethin’.
Firstly, no matter who you are or what your sexual orientation is, whether you’re gay, bi, straight, pan, asexual or the myriad other labels, and no matter what your gender identity or expression is, whether you’re trans, cis, or anything in between or nothing at all, I want to stress to you how important and amazing it is that you are you. Humanity is evolving to a point where people can just be who they want to be, and that’s awesome.
We take this opportunity to reaffirm that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights are human rights, to celebrate the dignity of every person, and to underscore that all people deserve to live free from fear, violence, and discrimination, regardless of who they are or whom they love.
The Obama administration released a statement in support of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, which is being observed today. Almost back-to-back, the president also spoke out against violently homophobic comments recently made by the president of Gambia. (via the Washington Blade; trigger warning in original article for gruesome descriptions of anti-LGBT violence)
I guess biphobia isn’t important, right? Even on a day about wiping out discriination based on gender identity and sexuality? A day specificaly called the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.