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lockscreens: fifth harmony

please like or reblog if you save it, be honest

anonymous asked:

you have one of the most progressive views on pedophiles out there and i think if more people could share your opinion the world might be better. senseless hate of a group who cant help being what they are is just that- senseless. as long as a person doesnt molest or hurt another person in any way they should feel free to not feel like shit about what turns them on bc ultimately no one can decide their sexuality.

From what I understand, people who experience minor attraction have a really difficult time in life, largely BECAUSE people don’t understand and won’t listen.  And I think it’s when we isolate and shame non-offending MAPs that they are at the greatest risk of offending– when we listen to and love them, we are helping not only them but their hypothetical potential victims as well.

I have nothing but support and love for those who are making the choice not to offend– to seek out help and resources to stay non-offending, and I want those resources to actually be there. Having survived such violent. repeated abuse at such a young age myself, I can’t imagine not supporting any and all efforts to keep kids from getting hurt. People who experience minor attraction can live their whole lives without hurting a child, but they need help and support to do so– just like someone neurologically wired to be an alcoholic doesn’t have to drink, but they might need something like AA to help guide them and keep them sober. In either case, support is often the difference.

We, as human beings, were created to be connected to one another– we were created to be in community with one another. And when we are isolated and cast out from our community, we suffer for it, and we behave in ways that are often not helpful or healthy to ourselves and others. It is when we are embraced and listened to and brought into the fold that we are best able to resist our baser urges– whatever those urges may be for any given person.

At the end of the day, I’d rather listen to what other people experience than  decide I already know when I don’t. That’s the core of what being an ally means. 

Can I Say Something about Thomas Sanders?

@thatsthat24 is one of those guys who’s pretty much on the forefront of being diverse in his videos. Not only with the amount of material, but also with who he selects as a cast.

But the most interesting thing is he doesn’t really say much about Black Lives Matter. Not at all. He just shows it. He reblogs stuff about it every once in a while. He plays the background on these issues instead of being the know-it-all, he allowed the people to speak on it.

He’s also… very supportive of… 

Which is why he gets a reblog or a video here every once in a while, especially when he features a Black cast member or surprising a Black person during one of his “story times”. 

I would invite to the cookout if I could.

anonymous asked:

My question is pretty basic. I've been incredibly fortunate to have been born into a time and place where no one has discriminated me directly because of my sexual orientation. But I'm realizing more and more that the world does not look like that, and that globally speaking, intense homophobia is actually the norm. Living in a progressed society, I'm not sure what I can do to help support the cause. Any advice on how to get more involved in the fight for equality on a global scale?

The best way to support the global movement is to support grassroots LGBTQ activists who are on the ground bringing changes to their countries. That is not to say we, the United States, don’t play a role. You can keep up with who we are supporting, as a member and donor country of the United Nations, through Global Equality Fund, an initiative that was launched in 2011: http://www.state.gov/globalequality/ 

There are some international organizations that work with local activists to highlight human rights violations, and you can help by promoting their issue priorities and donating if you are able to:

OutRight Action International: www.outrightinternational.org
Harvey Milk Foundation: www.milkfoundation.org
Amnesty International: www.amnesty.org
Human Rights Watch: www.hrw.org
International lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex association: www.ilga.org
Global Action for Trans* Equality: www.transactivists.org
Global Forum for MSM: www.msmgf.org
Human Rights Campaign: www.hrc.org/explore/topic/international

Although there is a huge global cause to definitely be a part of, I would challenge you to look at your community and see some of the discrimination that might be happening, but just isn’t happening to you. If we look at the LGBTQ+ movement alone, there is so much internal discrimination around masculinity v. femininity, trans*, bi and poly or gnc folks! So, I say this all to say that you can actually be part of the global issue by really looking at your community. If you find that your community is truly as progressed as you feel it is, then maybe think on the state level. As we continue to grow as a community we have to realize that although we live in a world where my husband and I, both POC, can walk down the streets of Brooklyn without getting harassed, that so much of that comes from the privilege my husband and I have of being cisgender.

Thank you everyone who had suggestions and support in response to Ally. Thanks to everyone’s suggestions we tried some new things and I think she’s on the start of a turn around. Today I saw her eating on her own with out encouragement which I haven’t seen her do for weeks and her normal playfulness and activity level is almost back to normal. Here’s a video of her playing with me on my bed. I hope to update you more when she puts on a few pounds!
(In this video she weighs 9 pounds, she was 12 when we found her as a stray)