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123. The houses all respond to a member coming out as LGBTQ+ differently:

Gryffindor:

  •  "Wait, you’re not straight" “Nope,” “Haha, nice”
  • Basically every month is pride month in the Gryffindor house
  • “THERE’S MY FAVORITE GAY!“
  • “Yo, do you know my aunt? She’s lesbian,” “Do-do you think everyone in the LGBTQ+ community know each other?” “Well, yeah that’s how it works right?” “I-no!”
  • A lot of the wizard-raised ones just kinda don’t get labels so whenever they introduce they also include identities
  • “This is Sarah, she is muggle born, from London, and she is like, super bi so there ya go,“
  • Always wanting to find out more about it
  • “So how do you like… like when you… you know… what’s it like?” “Stop asking.”
  • Are the first to say if they’re questioning

Hufflepuff: 

  • “I’m gay,“ “Well, I suppose we all are a little gay, am I right or am I right?” 
  • Lots of hugs and squeaks when they find out because they are so proud of you for coming out 
  • Rainbow pride flags all around the common room (With their other civil rights posters)
  • Sometimes they all wear rainbow stickers or rainbow glitter on their faces 
  • “I’m so happy you are pansexual,” “Why?” “Because!! You are being you!! And I love that and I love you and hell yeah for expressing yourself!!” 
  • While introducing the first years: “So here is the famous Hufflepuff common room. Here we have the Hufflegays,” 
  • This is followed by cheers from the LGBTQ+ students 

Ravenclaw:

  • “I’m not straight,” “Yeah, no kidding,” “Wait, you know?” “Yeah, we knew this whole time, it was pretty obvious.” 
  • No one dares say being LGBTQ+ is the new trend because last time someone said that to Ravenclaw, they threw down. 
  • “Oh really, Sharon? It’s a new trend? Well according to my resources in 1971, July 1st, the United Kingdom had a magazine called International Times that made personal ads for gay men. That same year, November 1st, Canada’s first gay rights magazine came out. It was called The Body Politic. So I am sorry, Sharon, that we, as a society, have progressed so that now more people can open about their sexuality. I really do apologize.“ 
  • This house actually has the most LGBTQ+ students. 
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  • They always march in pride parades during the summer 
  • "GAY AND PROUD! QUEER AND LOUD!nbsp;
  • •Doesn’t treat you any differently because of your sexuality because really, who cares? 
  • Rewriting rewritten history

Slytherin:  

  • "I’m bisexual” “Aren’t we all?" 
  • God bless the person who insults a member of Slytherin for being LGBTQ+ because when it comes to revenge, Slytherin is ruthless. 
  • Things get real interesting with the hexes… 
  •  "I’m gay” “My dog’s gay,” “That’s cool how do you know?” He told me” “Nice,“ 
  • Has a "Queer Wizard Club” open to all 
  • Pureblood Grandparents: "I too was gay back in my day…“ 
  • I mean all your historic faves are 
  • Honestly, the LGBTQ+ members in Slytherin kick ass so the straight members don’t even care about the others sexuality, they just want to see how ambitious/cunning you are
  • "How much do you want to bet that Salazar Slytherin was gay?” “Yeah, gay for Gryffindor," 
  • If your parents are against your sexuality and emotionally or physically abuse you in any way, you are always welcome to stay at another Slytherin’s house over the break

requested by @hannahpanda04

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Play UK’s Kingdom Hearts III interview with Tetsuya Nomura, Issue 260. It’s 2015 and this is apparently the first time Nomura’s even heard that fans ship Axel and Roxas. This is his word on the matter, as well as a final answer on how involved Disney are.

If you want to know anything else about the interview, just ask me.

Transcript:

Some Kingdom Hearts fans think there’s something romantic between Axel and Roxas and that Disney stopped that from being made explicit. Is that true? Have there been things Disney have stopped you from doing?

In terms of the relationship between Axel and Roxas, we never intended anything like this and this is actually the first time I ever heard of it! We don’t want to openly negate how the fans have come to enjoy the characters, but it was not something the creative team intended. Axel and Roxas are the best of friends and that’s their primary relationship. In terms of Disney stepping in, I don’t feel they inhibited anything. The Disney worlds that appear within our game are their franchises so they’re interested in maintaining those worlds. But anything unique to Kingdom Hearts hasn’t been the source of disagreement from Disney. Of course, sometimes when we’re writing the story then sometimes they ask us to give it a lighter tone or a happier ending - but they haven’t stopped us from doing anything.

Jay-Z, photographed in his original Roc-A-Fella Records corner office on John Street in Manhattan for the United Kingdom’s Q magazine by Perou in 2000. In 2006 Jay would hire Perou to photograph him for both an XXL cover shoot and a Rocawear advertising campaign. 

During the shoot Hov told Perou, “you’re funny, you can stick around.” But it wasn’t all love from the Roc team—Jigga’s bodyguard Hamza Hewitt would later tell him, “if you make my boy look bad I’ll come to London and fuck you up.”Knowing the history of Hamza, this was not a threat to be taken lightly—he took the job of protecting Jay very seriously…

On October 31, 2000 he was arrested at Boston’s “Summer Jam” for carrying an unlicensed .40-caliber Ruger handgun backstage while on protection duty. On April 13, 2001 Hewitt was arrested alongside Jay, Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith and his longtime chauffeur Romero Chambers, when [allegedly] a Glock G22 40-caliber pistol was found in their vehicle. Hov had been performing at Angie Martinez’s debut album release party at Club Exit—he made a guest appearance on the track “Mi Amor"—and the NYPD’s "Hip-Hop Taskforce” were staking out the club, waiting for rap artists to emerge. Jay was freed on $10,000 bail, while Hamza—as the carrier of the weapon—had to cough up $20,000. The rapper was later cleared of the charges when Hewitt plead guilty to third-degree weapons possession. He received a one-year prison sentence. Upon release he worked as a driver for Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory—the co-founder of the Black Mafia Family.