Wow. Religious LGBTQ+ are just so wonderful. 

Pagans? They’re stars 

Muslims? They’re the greatest™

Christians? They’re heckin rad

Jews? They deserve ice cream and warm hugs

Sikhs? They raised my GPA and cured my asthma 

Buddhists? They bless this world with their very presence

Hindus? Can’t get better than these guys

Shintoists? They’re A+++ human beings 

Taoists? They’re about as wonderful as kittens

LGBTQ+ who religiously cover their heads (especially trans boys and nb ppl)? It makes me so happy knowing they exist

In conclusion, LGBTQIA+ people who are religious are great and deserving of so many good things. Be kind to them.

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taoist things that keep me up at night: 

nezha, the lotus boy-prince, emerging from a bud of flesh pierced by an imperial sword. nezha, birthed into this world by an act of violence, bearing the mark on his forehead as sacred testament. nezha, a prince, conquering the dragon kings to halt the middle kingdom’s sacrifices of boys and girls. nezha, a son, disrupting the heavenly order.

nezha, whose father’s last words to him are: “we raised you and you pay us back like this – you’d better die.” nezha’s father dropping the sword, unable to take his son’s life with that same tool that bestowed life upon him.

nezha picking up that sword. nezha turning to say, “i alone take responsibility for what i have done. father, i return this flesh debt to you. let it unburden you.” 

nezha, committing suicide.

Empty yourself of everything. Let the mind become still. The ten thousand things rise and fall while the Self watches their return. They grow and flourish and then return to the Source. Returning to the Source is stillness, which is the way of Nature.

~Laozi
Tao Te Ching, Verse 16

(Source: Tao & Zen Facebook Page)