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Brennan L.
Brennan L., 18, North Carolina As a member of the LBGTQ community themself, Brennan was deeply affected by the disproportionately high rates of bullyi...

We are so excited to announce that Brennan Lewis, one of QueerNC’s cofounders, has been selected as one of 27 finalists for the 2015 Peace First Prize! Read more about Peace First and the other finalists here. Congratulations to all of the finalists for your incredible work to make the world a better place.

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I got some things to do, but I don’t wanna do ‘em. I got some things to say, and I won’t ever say ‘em to your face. I lost my lungs, I don’t really need ‘em. I lost my heart, I don’t really need it anymore. I’m in love with somebody, and guess what. It’s not you. You are in love with somebody. Yeah, you. You love yourself so well. 

I sweat buckets all day but my meticulously winged eyeliner held up through my entire shift and for that I’m happy. Makes up for the fact that I had a hole in the butt of my leggings and my root game is weak as hell.

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More Than Half Of North Carolina's Counties Have Confederate Monuments
A Confederate monument located outside the NC Capitol. Dedicated on May 20, 1895.
By Charlie Shelton, Frank Stasio, Andrew Tie

The shooting of nine African-Americans earlier this month has prompted national debate over whether the Confederate battle flag should continue to fly at the South Carolina Capitol.

Gov. Nikki Haley called for the flag to be taken down while President Obama said it “represented more than just ancestral pride” during the eulogy of Rev. Clementa Pinckney Friday.

“The state has no business being in the business of flying a flag and symbols that have meant exclusion and discrimination and racism,” said Kerry Haynie, professor of political science and African and African American studies at Duke.

Meanwhile, a 75-foot monument has commemorated fallen Confederate soldiers at the North Carolina Capitol since 1895.  It is one of dozens of monuments scattered across the state commemorating Confederate soldiers.

North Carolina has more monuments commemorating the Civil War than any other event, according to “Commemorating Landscapes of North Carolina,” a project conducted by UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries.  More than half of North Carolina’s counties have dedicated at least one memorial to Confederate soldiers.

UNC-Chapel Hill History Professor Fitz Brundage, who helped map North Carolina’s monuments, said there are about five Civil War monuments to every World War I monument in North Carolina.

I agree with Brundage when he says that “the act of flying a flag is inherently an act of honoring whatever that flag represents,” but monuments “are historical artifacts that can tell us things and we can use them to think about the past and our relationship to it.”  NC was part of the Confederate side of the American Civil War, and that needs to be acknowledged and discussed to prevent those ethnic and racial prejudices from ever regaining/maintaining as much power as they had.

Eu me perco em meus pensamentos
E esqueço o que estava fazendo
Há um minuto atrás
E quando dou por mim
Já é tarde demais
Passou
Tudo passa
E nada para
Só eu
Que fico
O corpo imóvel
Mas o pensemento
Ah, esse vai
Para o mundo da lua
E lá me perco
Até me dar por mim
E voltar.
—  Mundo da Lua, Nessa Cross.
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You'll Find A Home
Owl like creature's new album! You'll Find A Home released 14 June 2015 owllikecreature.bandcamp.com fan page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Owl-like-creature/171698879526497 bandcamp: owllikec

if you’re too cool for bandcamp Owl like creature’s (my band) new album is now available on soundcloud <3  let’s all get real sad this afternoon but together

Eu desisto. Sim, eu desisto de você. Dói em mim, me rasga por dentro-não falo da boca pra fora. Acredite. Os dias tem passado lentamente, as horas se arrastam e aos poucos eu vou perdendo o ar. Eu soltei da sua mão, depois de muito tempo, depois de muito sofrimento. E eu espero que agora doa tudo de uma vez e que depois eu possa respirar calmamente. Sem dor, sem lágrimas… Ficar seria pior, estava me acabando aos poucos, te guiando e te levantando sempre que caia. Mas quando eu caia, você nunca podia me ajudar. Cai diversas vezes na sua frente e você nem notou. Meus olhos pediam socorro. Tudo se perdeu. Você mudou tanto, que chega dar medo. Como pode? Um dia sermos tudo e no outro, nada. Chegou a hora de seguir, mas dessa vez sem você. Finalmente soltei da sua mão.
—  Nessa Cross