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Singer and 'Glee' actor comes out as transgender and announces his name
Jake Zyrus thanks fans for "love and respect"

The singer, actor and YouTuber whose musical career includes playing Sunshine Corazon on Glee has come out about his transgender identity and name. 

Back in 2014, about a year after publicly coming out as a lesbian, Jake Zyrus told Oprah that he had long struggled with his gender identity. He told her that his soul was male, but that he would not transition to be a “male-male.” This week, though, he announced his new name and online presence as Jake.

On Sunday, the Filipino star announced that he will now go by the name Jake Zyrus, a new moniker that reflects his male gender identity.

“From the bottom of my heart, thank you for the love and respect,” Zyrus captioned an Instagram post that simply bore the words “thank you.” “I love you back and I’m sending peace to everyone.”

The next day, Zyrus ventured further into the social media realm using his new name, tentatively tweeting, “My first tweet as Jake. Overwhelmed. Saw all your love comments and I’m so happy. Finally. I love you, everyone and see you soon.” As an added note, he wrote in a subsequent tweet, “I won’t let anyone ruin this moment. I won’t let anyone ruin my happiness. Thank you to all the beautiful write ups about me.”

Congratulations, Jake! So happy for you. 

listen. listen. the lgbt community isn’t a fun little club to join because you feel “different” this isn’t fucking glee club this is a political alliance between people who are oppressed by homophobia and/or transphobia (two communities that have been tied together for cENTURIES) and that’s why if you are cis and don’t experience same gender attraction then you’re not lgbt ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

“Tony Stark is a villain”.

Tony is the protagonist, the hero of his own movies. A villain is someone who is evil, who is immoral, who hurts people. And although I suppose Tony may have hurt people, it was never intentional, it was never calculated, it was never planned. 

(Although he seems arrogant and closed-off, it is simply a façade to push people away. You only have to look at his interactions with Pepper to see that underneath that, Tony is a complete different person, and a very self deprecating one too - for example, in IM3, when Killian tells Tony that he doesn’t deserve Pepper, he replies with, “I know”.)

Structurally speaking, Tony = hero. Obadiah, Vanko, Killian = villain. 

Tony’s heroism is only reinforced in The Avengers. Steve insults Tony by saying he’s not the guy to make the sacrifice play, only for the movie to later show us Tony doing that exact thing.

It is no coincidence that the story is structured in such a way that we first see the fight between Steve and Tony, and then Tony doing the exact opposite. It is there to reinforce that Steve’s initial opinion was wrong and that Tony would sacrifice himself. (Btw, this “chapter” of the movie is called The Sacrifice Play).

He also shuts down weapons manufacturing as soon as he finds out that they are in the wrong hands (IM1):

Evidence: “And that is why, effective immediately, I am shutting down the weapons manufacturing division of Stark International until such a time as I can decide what the future of the company will be.”

And then flies into Gulmira to save people from the Ten Rings despite having no training or any help. He also tries to track down the illicit shipments to destroy them, and this is the point at which Obadiah tries to kill him.

“He created Ultron.”

No, he did not. And actually, if there’s one thing AOU does well it is showing that Tony did not do that.

First of all, let’s discuss what Ultron was MEANT to be. It was intended to be a program which worked with an AI controlling the Iron Legion as a way of protecting the Earth. In the case that aliens invaded, the Iron Legion would analyse the threat and determine what to do:

Evidence: “This could be the key to creating Ultron. If we can harness this power, apply it to my Iron Legion protocol?”  (Tony Stark, in AOU).

Furthermore, the interface was nowhere near to existing:

Tony didn’t create Ultron, he was nowhere near close to an interface. Ultron created himself. Ultron was ALREADY an AI/alive. When Tony compares Jarvis to Ultron, it is Bruce himself who says it looks like a brain, like neurons. Hence the implication is that there is already some sort of intelligence in the sceptre, which there is - the Mind Stone. 

Evidence:

  • Ultron comes alive instantly, by himself. He is not activated by anything. And if Tony and Bruce were nowhere near an interface, then how did Ultron work? Because he created himself, out of a magical rock - the Mind Stone.
  • Ultron’s words: “This feels weird. This feels wrong”. If Ultron was a brand new consciousness, how could he know whether something is right or wrong? 
  • He then says: “ I’m sorry, I was asleep. Or I was a-dream.” This insinuates he was already alive, and simply dormant. Which he was, as he is from the Infinity Stone, which is “alive”.

And if Tony is to blame for making Ultron, so is Bruce who a) already knew about it, implying he and Tony had already thought about it together and b) helped Tony create it. Furthermore, it is Wanda who planted Tony’s fear in his head, knowing it would cause him to “self destruct” (in her own words). 

And even Ultron doesn’t consider himself to be Stark’s: “You’re one of his.
- What? I’m not…I’m not. You think I’m one of Stark’s puppets? His hollow men?” 

The text then backs up that it is Wanda’s vision that pushed Tony to create Ultron: “Maximoff girl, she’s working you, Stark. Playing on your fear.” - Fury to Tony, at Clint’s farm.

The text then literally tells us that Tony is not to blame for Ultron. Thor comes back from being shown a vision in the pool, and says:

  • Their powers, the horrors in our heads, Ultron himself, they all came from the Mind Stone.”

And oh btw, if you hate Tony Stark? 

Chris Colfer on Behind-the-Scenes on the Set of Glee: ‘I Wasn’t Hooking Up with Anybody’

There may not be a tell-all book of behind-the-scenes drama underway, but Glee star Chris Colfer says he is not opposed to penning a chapter!

“I think I would maybe save that for an autobiography, maybe have that be a juicy chapter, rather than the whole thing,” Colfer, 26, tells PEOPLE Now.

Perhaps his set “buddies,” who he shares are co-stars Ashley Fink and Amber Riley, would make the cut. In this hypothetical “juicy chapter,” however, it would spare hook-up stories.

“I wasn’t hooking up with anybody! Who was I hooking up with?” he insists. “Maybe it was happening and no one was inviting me.”

Colfer went on to chat about his actual novel, Stranger Than Fanfiction. His favorite chapter? “Truth Shaming,” which he explains is like fat shaming but for honest people.

“Anyone I’ve ever met in the industry, I’ve stolen from their life,” he says.

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I wasn’t actually planning to post these because I hate showing my art to people but whatever ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Just a collection of characters that I know of that have either been confirmed in canon/by the creator as being bi, pan or ace, or have evidence supporting it.

Characters are (left to right):

Bisexual: Korra and Asami (Legend of Korra), Bob (Bob’s Burgers), Brittany (Glee), Rose Quartz (Steven Universe), Princess Bubblegum and Marceline (Adventure Time), and Jack Harkness (Doctor Who/Torchwood)

Asexual: Garnet (Steven Universe), and Sherlock Holmes

Pansexual: Rick (Rick and Morty), Deadpool, and Lars and Sadie (Steven Universe)

Happy Pride month!!

also last night I was talking to my mom about reading War and Peace and she’s like “sometimes I think you read this books–” and I’m like “…out of spite? because I do” and she’s like “to show off”

and I couldn’t even wrap my head around this, I mean, what??? has my attitude been show-offy??? MOM. NO.

THIS IS PURE SPITE.

I don’t like the world‘s attitude of mmmm this book is a classic but it’s super hard my response every time is oh?? OH??? IS IT HARD??? IS IT??? BRING IT THE FUCK ON. I’LL READ IT. LET’S SEE HOW GOOD IT IS. because I don’t believe in gatekeeping and I don’t like the insinuation that I a mere plebe am too stupid to understand these things that are Only For Academics.

I also hate that people think these books are “““““boring”““““

nah. y’all know about Moby Dick and the Sperm Squeezing. War and Peace is so far just a super long Napoleonic War soap opera. Shakespeare is dick jokes mixed with existential crises. there’s a lot of things going on but “boring” ain’t one of them.

I’m not trying to ~~breathe life back into the classics~~~ or any shit like that. for one thing, I really do hate some of it (James Joyce can bite me, except he would probably enjoy it, weirdo).

I just want to have fun with what I’m reading and not be intimidated by all the people who think Literature Is Just For Them because yo. yo. this shit is fun. I enjoy having experiences I didn’t expect, and sharing my fascination, regardless of whether the people I’m talking to choose to read it. And I’mma keep doing it.

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MAKE A WISH

“By the time we wrapped Glee, I had the joy of getting to celebrate five birthdays on set,” Darren Criss (Blaine Anderson) tells PEOPLE. “Birthdays on set were always fun because craft services always made a point to surprise whoever’s birthday it was in between camera setups with cake and candles.”

Flashback to February 5, 2015

Glee fam: love you guys

Today is a reminder that we are a family, no matter if the years pass by and glee is over. We love you Cory, forever. Thank you for touching our hearts the way you did it, and still. Be safe guys, always. Remember, you’re not alone in this world, no matter why, no matter what. You are so special, and nobody have the right to tell you otherwise. If you need someone to talk send me a message, more than happy to help. Love you my dear gleeks. And for the people that doesn’t like glee or never watched it, it goes the same. You’re special, one in a million, we all are. Please take care of yourselfs guys.

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