look i’m no expert but i think the lgbt+ community needs to stick together and stop it with whatever gatekeeping bs is going on. there’s always going to be some intracommunity fights and ~*discourse*~, sure, but recent events are a horrifying reminder that nobody wants to be lgbt+ just for fun. please stop it with the ‘you need to be thiiis gay to ride’ mentality. there is no official community registration or badge or stamp. if you’re young and confused and need a place to belong, you do. if you’re aro and/or ace and feel excluded everywhere, you shouldn’t be. if you’re intersex or if your gender is being weird, you’re not alone. as for allies, here’s a reminder they used to be (and may still be) human shields, and that many allies might actually be closeted lgbt, or questioning, and it’s a safe way for them to access the community. ally is a title that is given, not taken, and i’ve seen some bad self-proclaimed allies around, but there’s no need to make the community unsafe for anyone.
we can’t afford to fall apart. we need to take care of each other because we’re all hurting in some way. there’s a quote from the time of the norwegian tragedy five years ago that goes ‘if one man can show this much hate, imagine how much love we can show together’
I get it, but I’m only human and my skin is butterfly wing thin, just like yours, so the claw marks you leave with your words are wounds I will carry for a lifetime or more.
I get it. You’re breaking before my eyes and I can’t catch your pieces because I’m too busy holding my own, see, you broke me before your first cracks showed.
I get it. This path you are on is heavy with hate and you hold it for everyone you meet. You loathe like you love, boundless and bold you tear through hearts and beat them like they are drums but we are not instruments for you to play until your palms bleed. You’re burning bridges faster than I can build.
I get it, I wish I didn’t but I do so listen to my words because I wrote them for you. Just because I understand doesn’t mean I condone, just because you’re hurting doesn’t mean you’re alone.
BURNED BRIDGES ONLY LIGHT THE NIGHT FOR SO LONG // l.s.
Hnnnnnnnnnng I think that seller DOES only sell female shrimp. Granted theres a bit of a language barrier, but im pretty sure after asking that he said the shrimp he carries are mostly females. (he actually said ‘they are almost females’ but im guessing he meant mostly since almost and mostly…kinda mean the same thing.)
So that batch of shrimp I got, im pretty sure was all females, and im at least positive that all the survivors are. They are all saddled up and molting and getting big.
So if you are looking to buy from Joes Aquarium, just know that at least the orange ‘sunkist’ shrimp are gonna be mostly girls, so if you want to breed you might get screwed and have a harem with no boys. However, they are lovely and very vibrant. The seller refunded my DOAs and was quick to respond. Its not really his fault, cause as far as i understand he just an importer, so he gets what hes sent.
my mom was saying transphobic things about my friends on facebook during breakfast and since I thought she was more tolerant than that i started tearing up a little and she got angry with me. asking what my problem was…