“Some Washington residents who disagree with Mike Pence’s positions on gay rights are making their values known to their new neighbor.
Until he moves into the Naval Observatory after taking office, the vice president-elect is renting a $6,000-a-month home in Chevy Chase, a swanky neighborhood in the Northwest quadrant of the nation’s capital.
Some neighbors have put up rainbow flags since the Indiana governor moved in to protest what they call his anti-gay policy positions. The flag represents a symbol of pride in the LGBT community.Roughly half-dozen pride flags are outside of homes on the block where Pence lives and neighbors say more are on the way. “A respectful message showing, in my case, my disagreement with some of his thinking,” Ilse Heintzen told WJLA, a CNN affiliate.”
Equality for all. This is not in support of all lives matter, as equating one struggle to another does nothing to advance or repair an inequality; it simply diminishes the plight of those crying out.
Tolerance, equality, and acceptance for all cultures, races, sexualities, genders and identities, and nationalities. These things are not choices, they are facts of life, innate and natural. Your religion, political beliefs, opinions, and morals are not, they are learned and made by choice. You do not get to use those to oppress, mistreat, or dehumanize others in any way when they do not agree with the beliefs you chose. Let me repeat that for you.
You do not get to use those to oppress, mistreat, or dehumanize others in any way when they do not agree with the beliefs you chose.
In this time of struggle and strife, both in America and around the world it is our responsibility to come to the defense of those being discriminated against, oppressed, and even attacked for their race, sexual preferences, gender, or nationality. We as humans, as communities both online and off, must come together to protect each other from intolerance, hatred, and harm.
I support racial equality in all forms, I support intersectional feminism, I support LGBTQ rights, I support the advancement of science and medicine, that healthcare is a right and not a privilege, that education should be free for all. I believe it is my responsibility as someone with privilege to defend and protect those that cannot protect themselves. And those that can, I will stand with you and add my voice should it be needed.
If you do not believe in equality on a basic human level as outlined above, I don’t want or need you as a follower and I hope that one day you will come to a place of understanding.
…I hate I have to even fucking say this…remember my “How to Treat Women” post? The SAME GODDAMN THING APPLIES TO ALL GENDERS! You should treat your boyfriend, husband, girlfriend, wife, significant other, or even side hoe with 100% respect. Whatever gender you are, whatever gender the other person is, you are to treat them with respect, love, and care.
Do not make unwanted sexuak advancements. Ask for consent. If the safeword is given or stop is said, you stop.
If your partner is uncomfortable with anything, you stop, regardless of what it is.
You do not belittle your partner.
You do not make fun of your partner.
You do not hit your partner (unless they’re into that, but that’s different).
You give your partner the absolute best, otherwise you do not deserve them. Thank you.
And btw, yes, I am a feminist.
Feyre orders another cup of tea as she gets up to stretch her legs. She’s been curled up in her favourite chair for too long; she’s got cramp and pins and needles everywhere. She rolls her eyes as she realises that her least favourite barista is back from his vacation and hasn’t been mauled by bears like she’d dreamt about and drawn in great detail.
“Don’t you think you’ve had enough?” Tam asks.
“Enough tea? It’s not exactly hardcore drugs, dude,” she says, tapping her foot impatiently, knowing there’s at least one other customer queuing behind her.
“But it’s not good for you,” he argues.
“So? What do you care?” she demands.
“I’m just trying to protect you from yourself.”
She’s about to lose her temper with Tam when the guy in the queue behind her butts in.
“Just let her have the tea, man. You’re holding us all up here.”
Tam gives in, but takes his time getting her drink. She turns to the stranger and nods. “I didn’t need your help. But, thanks.”
“You’re welcome,” he replies with a grin.
Feyre walks the length of the coffee shop before dropping back into her chair to get back to the comic she’s working on. She’s so consumed by her tablet that she doesn’t notice when the stranger drops into the seat opposite her; she only notices when she goes to pick up her tea.
“I’m Rhys, by the way,” he says, smiling at her.
“I’m busy,” she replies, turning her gaze back to her tablet.
“Short for Elizabeth?” he asks, taking a sip of his drink and getting cream on his nose.
“What?” she asks.
“Busy? Is that short for Elizabeth?” he asks with a small laugh.
“Oh my God. You are so funny,” she replies, completely deadpan.
“Thanks. So, that guy? He bother you a lot when you’re here?” he asks, sincerely.
“Yeah, pretty much, but he’s harmless.”
“You know, a buddy of mine owns a coffee shop a few blocks from here and I’m sure she wouldn’t mind you hanging out to draw there. And she won’t bug you about your tea consumption.”
Rupert Grint was announced as the ambassador to charity organisation Starlight Children’ s Foundation which grants wishes for seriously and terminally ill children and provides entertainment in hospitals and hospices across the UK.
Emma Watson was appointed UN Women Goodwill Ambassador
an advocate for UN Women’ s HeForShe campaign in promoting gender
Radcliffe has historically been an advocate for LGBT rights in Hollywood, joking about being a frequent target of “gay rumors.”
He was pressed about issues of racism, sexism, homophobia, and anti-Semitism in Hollywood.