doing the right thing

“Aros/aces don’t go through the same things gays/lesbians/bi’s/etc. go through!!!1!!1!” wow…it’s like there are different things each orientation goes through…who knew…

the only way forward is to go back

i put all the cards on the table and painted my last obs4 submission. been working on it since the competition was announced so i think i saved the best for last  ᕕ( ᐛ)ᕗ

guardian.co.uk
Oxford University changes dress code to meet needs of transgender students

Oxford University has rewritten the laws governing its strict academic dress code following concerns that they were unfair towards transgender students.

Under the new regulations, students taking exams or attending formal occasions will no longer have to wear ceremonial clothing that is specific to their gender.

- Well done Oxford.

nydailynews.com
Prison inmates on work detail in Washington state park save 3 boys from drowning in creek

Your heartwarming story of the day:

The inmates, who are serving time for non-violent crimes, said they were doing what anyone else in their situation would have done.

“You see three helpless kids in a river, you help,” Fowler told FOX 12. “Just because we’re incarcerated doesn’t mean we’re bad people. We made some bad choices in our lives, but we’re still, we’re just like everybody else.”

Fowler and Bohn were jailed for stealing cars, while Pettis was serving time for drug possession and weapons charges, prison spokeswoman Heather Simms told the Daily News.

Bohn and Pettis were set to be released in June and November, while Fowler is scheduled for release in May 2014.

“Just because we’re incarcerated doesn’t mean we’re bad people. We made some bad choices in our lives, but we’re still, we’re just like everybody else.”

movies.com
George Lucas Does Something Likeable For a Change: Revenge on Rich Neighbors

Seriously. Movies.com has the story:

George Lucas’ rich neighbors don’t want him building a movie studio in their backyard. His response is the best thing he’s done in years.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, for four decades Lucas has owned a large swath of land in Marin County in the North San Francisco Bay and has spent the past few years trying to transform the ranch on it into a massive, nearly 300,000 square foot, state-of-the-art movie studio complete with day care center, restaurant, gym and a 200-car garage. His neighbors, however, have rejected it every step of the way. Despite the promise of bringing $300 million worth of economic activity to the area, the already-well off neighbors are worried about years’ worth of construction activity and the additional foot traffic it will bring into their neighborhood once completed.

So what is George Lucas going to do with his property now that he’s tired of his rich neighbors putting up a not-in-my-backyard stink? He wants to transform the property into low-income housing, naturally, ending their official statement with this zinger, “If everyone feels that housing is less impactful on the land, then we are hoping that people who need it the most will benefit.”

He’s working with the Marin Community Foundation to instead construct affordable housing for either low-income families or seniors living on small, fixed incomes. In order to smooth along the development, he’s already given them all of the pricey technical studies and land surveys Lucasfilm spent years conducting. And we think that’s just great. Because if there’s one thing rich people will hate more than having movie magic made in their backyard, it’s poor people moving in.

Dude. I take back every terrible thing I have ever said about George Lucas. Well, almost. There’s the whole trilogy issue, but really… Bravo, sir.

Bravo.