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I hear a lot about the “gay agenda” in my work as an advocate for L.G.B.T. people. Sometimes I hear that we are agitating for “special rights.”

Which — let’s be honest — is true. I do want special rights.


I want the special right, for instance, to not be beaten or murdered by ignorant bigots. At least 15 transgender women have been killed so far this year for the crime of being themselves.I want the special right not to be fired from my job. In 28 states, it’s perfectly legal to terminate an employee because you don’t like the gender of the person that he or she is in love with. In others, gay employees are protected, but trans ones aren’t. In some states, it is even illegal for local governments to pass or enforce anti-discrimination laws.


I want the special right to not be homeless. In this country, an estimated 1.6 million young people experience homelessness each year; 40 percent of them are L.G.B.T. A third of the homeless queer young people ran away from home because they faced physical, emotional or sexual abuse.


I want the special right to be able to turn on the television, or go to the movies, and see, maybe just once, a person like myself on the screen. I mean someone other than a murder victim in a crime show, or a straight, cisgender actor getting a trophy honoring his bravery for pretending — ineptly — to be someone like me, or trans people being interviewed on talk shows as if gender transition is something as distant as the moon and they are transsexual Buzz Aldrins.


I want the special right to open up the newspaper and not have to read one more clever “think piece” in which the humanity of people like me is held up for public debate.

—  My Gay Agenda | Jennifer Finney Boylan for the New York Times 

anonymous asked:

Do you think that you could do a top 10 or snippets of publicity events/photos that Viktor and Yuuri do together? Like Buzzfeed's get drunk and play with puppies? Or that couple's version of truth or drink? Or photoshoot in their apartment? Or even interviews when everyone realizes they are #relationshipgoals? I live for fans falling even more in love with this ridiculous couple!

Top Ten Publicity Events:

10) They went on ‘Celebrities Read Mean Tweets’ once. Viktor just laughed at all the mean stuff people had to say about him because he didn’t give a shit and Yuuri tore the people who said rude things about him apart because he might say it in his own head but other people don’t get to. They only ever got really offended on each other’s behalf though when they heard what people were saying about the other one and that’s when they went on super long rants that got really heated

9) They had to go to a charity gala for publicity and because there were a lot of sponsors there but it was deathly boring and official. There was dancing involved and because they were both the best dancers in the room by a long shot they decided to have a little fun with it. Soon they became the main attraction in the room and went through pretty much every dance style they knew (except pole because Yuuri has learned to only save that for special occasions) while everyone watched on in awe.

8) A little while after they got together they went to a few televised interviews/talk shows to clear up any misinformation about what happened and clarify they were actually together. Viktor usually loves interviews and publicity but Yuuri usually hates them and was pretty nervous about it. During the first interview Viktor knew he was feeling worried about the whole thing so he started by holding Yuuri’s hand as they did the show as some physical reassurance. Gradually over the course of the interview, Yuuri ended up subconsciously shifting closer and closer towards him because the contact was helping him focus and so while they started side by side with Viktor holding Yuuri’s hand, they ended with Yuuri pretty much sitting in Viktor’s lap with Viktor’s head tucked over his shoulder and arms around him

7) They did a ‘day in the life’ interview with a magazine to show what a typical day of training was like for them where a photographer and journalist followed them for a day. The two reporters ended up catching far too many adorable and heartwarming moments between them during their normal domestic routine/banter to fit it all in the article. When it was published all their fans freaked out over A) how cute they both were together B) how crazily hard both of their training regimes were and C) All the really attractive photos of them that got published

6) They once went on a show where celebrities had to run an advanced obstacle course and they were competing against each other. They both got super competitive over it and had a ton of fun and in the end Yuuri won by a few seconds because of his better stamina. Viktor called foul play and claimed that the sight of Yuuri’s ass above him on the climbing wall was too distracting for him to do his best. Yuuri gave him a kiss to shut him up and Viktor agreed it was an acceptable loser’s prize

5) They went on a celebrity special of a cooking show as a couple. Yuuri was in it to win it and he wasn’t going to let anything get in their way, not even Viktor’s abysmal cooking skills. Viktor was far more concerned about flirting heavily with Yuuri and trying to get him to lick buttercream off his fingers than to actually concentrate much on the competition. They won, but barely. The entire highlights reel was made up of clips of them flirting and being adorable though so Viktor still considers it a resounding success

4) They played the couple’s truth or drink game where someone asked a question and they either had to answer completely honestly or both drink. One of the questions was 'how often do you two have sex’ and they both took one look at each other and then simultaneously knocked back their drinks

3) They went on the buzz feed drunk with puppies thing where they both had to get drunk and then were surrounded by puppies while someone filmed their reaction. Yuuri was the one crying like 'I shouldn’t be drunk, I can’t protect them’ while trying to hug them all at once while Viktor was cuddling a massive puppy pile like 'these are all mine now’

2) They ran a day where little kids could come for free skating sessions with the world champions to try and encourage more people to start skating. It was all filmed and the two of them guiding tiny little skaters around and being really nice and encouraging to all the wide-eyed kids was too adorable to handle

1) They played the 'how well do you know each other’ game where a question is asked and they needed to write the answer on a board and then flip it around to see if they both said the same thing. They got every single question right

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a few highlights from the turn panel:

  • alexander rose asking (and i’m paraphrasing on this one), “what self-respecting actor would really want to wear those wigs?” was priceless. nick was first to respond with, “no one.” ian followed with, “everyone.”
  • ian still has that wig, too. they joked it’s under his bed now.
  • when alex began asking the actors questions, he had to decide in which order they should go. they decided rank, but he still had to muse, “i could go with heather first. ladies first and all.” he paused, considered profusely… annnd carried on with ian. 
  • they did mention the music featured on the show, but nothing of the releasing soundtracks, only how they went about choosing. that said, they were playing full tracks from the first three seasons before the panel began.
  • “love is patient, love is kind.” it was this verse, heather said, which was her inspiration for anna strong.
  • nick’s favorite scene was the rob/arnold moment from the season 3 finale. he thought it was beautifully written and exciting, knowing how robert would be risking his life once more.
  • ROBERT WILL EXPRESS HIS MOTIVES THIS SEASON. nick was excited for this, and rightfully so. 
  • nick also went on to say rob has some of his best scenes this season with with james rivington and abraham woodhull. ngl, my heart soared.
  • alex posed the question of, if we were living in a alt universe where turn got another season, what would it be? of course a musical came up, thanks to hamilton, and someone pitched jamie’s dancing. nick was all nods and grins to that, then pitched his own: a buddy comedy. “like cheers, but with james and robert. he gives one-liners and robert grunts.”