“When thinking of iconic romance, ask yourself if any imagery (paintings, photographs, film-stills) comes to mind that is not showing heterosexual couples? Probably not,” says photographer Braden Summers of his photo series of everyday gay and lesbian couples from around the globe.
straight people need to understand that if you say things like “I can’t be in a locker room with a gay person, what if they hit on me?” then 9.9/10 gay people are going to have absolutely no interest in hitting on you, due to the fact that you’re a complete homophobic asshole
Boy Scouts of America are about to lift their ban on LGB adults.
The Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Committee voted unanimously Friday to lift the group’s controversial ban on LGB adults working or volunteering with the organization, the Advocate reported. The move puts the century-old club on track to lift the ban outright, with just one hurdle in the way.
And I recall also addressing this the first time it happened in June, that it was not credited to me. I very significantly recall asking that I be given credit to that image, as I created that post on March 28 via Tumblr.
Seeing as that was a post I made in direct response to something that my aunt said about my sexuality, it is a very personal statement to me, and that it has gone viral shows how many people can relate to me.
I realize that this is the internet. That this is a text post. That they are words on a screen. But given the fact that they are my words, I do not appreciate them being attributed to someone else’s mouth. Furthermore, the fact that you are using it as promotional material really hurts me. You must understand, as businesspeople, that someone crediting your work (however miniscule it may seem) to someone else takes business away from you. I am an artist. A damn good artist. And a writer who is trying so hard to get published. And given that you have used my words not once but twice to promote yourself, even after I ask you to please credit me, shows a lack of respect towards unsung artists such as myself.