Suddenly her mom’s silence matched Jackie’s own. “Oh, my God,” she murmured in disbelief. “Are you gay?”
"Yeah," Jackie forced herself to say.
After what felt like an eternity, her mom finally responded. “I don’t know what we could have done for God to have given us a fag as a child,” she said before hanging up.
She got a call from her older brother. “He said, ‘Mom and Dad don’t want to talk to you, but I’m supposed to tell you what’s going to happen,’” Jackie recalls. “And he’s like, ‘All your cards are going to be shut off, and Mom and Dad want you to take the car and drop it off at this specific location. Your phone’s going to last for this much longer. They don’t want you coming to the house, and you’re not to contact them. You’re not going to get any money from them. Nothing. And if you don’t return the car, they’re going to report it stolen.’ And I’m just bawling. I hung up on him because I couldn’t handle it.” Her brother was so firm, so matter-of-fact, it was as if they already weren’t family.You should read this Rolling Stones piece on Queer kids getting kicked out by their religious parents. And remember it. (via fuckyeahdiomedes)
I want to win the lotto and take all these kids in and pay for their college.
California, filmed over four years, from coastline to mountains to deserts, from cities to agriculture to national parks.
If we can’t write diversity into sci-fi, then what’s the point? You don’t create new worlds to give them all the same limits of the old ones.Jane Espenson (from interview with Advocate.com)
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.Confucius (via observando) /// Also Comcast and Verizon, apparently.
Ray Rice is the bigger victim of domestic violence.
A.J. Delgado, on Sean Hannity’s show
Take note that this is the same columnist who asserted there is “probably not” a “rape epidemic” because “for every legitimate, actual rape claim there may be another that was not: a girl who cried rape.”
This is why we need feminism, and why I am proud to be a feminist.
I ask not for a light burden, but for broader shoulders.
I ask not for an easier path, but for stronger feet.
I ask not for weaker enemies, but stronger self.(via hungbyhope)