@ my international followers: If germany does pass same-gender marriage tomorrow, pls dont make or reblog posts like “thank you Angela” or “thanks to Merkel there’s finally marriage for all in germany”.
No. No. She didn’t do this. She doesn’t deserve praise for this.
She and her party have opposed this for DECADES and just bc she’s not explicitly saying she’ll vote against it rn (bc there’s an election soon and she’s afraid for her approval rating) does NOT make her an lgbt ally.
Do NOT praise her for something she didn’t do.
(goes for my german followers too ofc, but non-germans seem to think Merkel is this liberal/progressive icon and just….no.)
UPDATE: she did indeed vote against it and in fact all the No votes came from her party :~)
ANOTHER UPDATE: no, this was not a plot by merkel to keep her conservative voter base (even if, it would still be shit to put old homophobes before equal rights to marriage). she’s just homophobic. she said so herself, she can’t vote in favour of same-gender marriage because of her ‘long held beliefs’ and bc she worries about the children. that’s homophobic, not a clever strategy.
For Black History Month: black principals in “Phantom of the Opera”
Phantom: Robert Guillaume, Los Angeles (1990-91)
Phantom: Norm Lewis, Broadway (2014-15)
Carlotta: Patricia Phillips, Toronto & Broadway (1993, 2003-04, 2006, 2008-09)
Carlotta: Angela M. Caesar, Restaged UK Tour (2012-13)
Carlotta: Danielle White, Las Vegas (principal 2008, 2006-12)
Christine: Lana English, Johannesburg and Pretoria (2004)
Raoul: Jordan Donica, Broadway (2016-17)
Piangi: Thabiso Masemene, World Tour (2011-16)
Piangi: John Whitney, US Tour (2001, 2004-10)
Piangi: Marcus Desando, World Tour (2004-05)
Phantom: Derrick Davis, Restaged US Tour (2016-17)
Phantom: Nicholas Nkuna, Johannesburg and Cape Town (2011-12)
(some comments: for many South Africans the term “coloured” is preferred if there’s different heritage involved, and Lana English would be considered coloured. But in the US and UK that is considered slur and usually avoided online. Just be aware of the distinction. Read more about that here.
Also, there’s been so many wonderful understudies that I did not get to list here, especially for the role of Carlotta, but also for Piangi, Meg Giry and Madame Giry. Only understudy on the list is Nicholas Nkuna, as he played the Phantom. The others are not forgotten, only left out because of Tumblr’s photo limit)
I’m an admitted serial Sakura shipper. If there’s a single man in Konoha (or outside of it), you can almost bet I’ll find a way to somehow ship them. But honestly, even if I don’t necessarily ship them, I may find the story beautiful and put it here for others who ship them. Most are in the Naruto-verse but will be stated otherwise if not.
Most, if not all, are Rated M. So be warned that almost all of them contain smut/adult content of some kind. I’m trying to branch out and read things that don’t contain smut but it’s a little challenging. I like steamy reads.