Suzanna. Instagram

Lost on my way to life.

I collect postcards and would love to do a postcard exchange with each and every one of my followers.

Also, I love ducks.

breakingnews:

NBC News: California has become the first state in the nation to ban therapy that tries turning gay teens straight. Gov. Jerry Brown says he signed Senate Bill 1172, which prohibits children under 18 from undergoing ‘sexual orientation change efforts.’ The law goes into effect Jan. 1.

The bill was sponsored by Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, who says unethical practices by mental-health providers to try changing a young person’s sexual orientation have caused psychological harm.

Really?

The FIRST state?

And this is still 2012 right, we didn’t go back in time?

JFC Amurrrica, get your shit together. 

shortformblog:

tpmmedia:

Macon Phillips, of the Executive Office of the President, tweets this striking image of President Obama seated in the bus where Rosa Parks initiated her quest for civil rights.

Amazing pic. (EDIT: It’s worth noting the bus is currently in the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit. Thanks Margarita Noriega!)

shortformblog:

tpmmedia:

Macon Phillips, of the Executive Office of the President, tweets this striking image of President Obama seated in the bus where Rosa Parks initiated her quest for civil rights.

Amazing pic. (EDIT: It’s worth noting the bus is currently in the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit. Thanks Margarita Noriega!)

(via cheatsheet)

#barack obama   #obama   #civil rights   #racism   #rosa parks   #history  
… The streets of Jackson belong to the residents of Jackson.
thedailywhat:

Maryland today became the eighth state to legalize same-sex marriage after the state’s marriage equality bill passed in the state Senate by a vote of 25 to 22.
[bmoresun / photo: flickr.]

Marry-land

thedailywhat:

Maryland today became the eighth state to legalize same-sex marriage after the state’s marriage equality bill passed in the state Senate by a vote of 25 to 22.

[bmoresun / photo: flickr.]

Marry-land

(Source: thedailywhat, via galdikas-deactivated20121116)

life:

The Violent End of the Man Called Malcolm

His life oozing out through a half dozen or more gunshot wounds in his chest. Malcolm X, once the shrilled voice for black supremacy, lay dying on the stage of a Manhattan Auditorium. 

Today marks 47 years since the assassination of Malcolm X.
(see related — Eve Arnold: Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam)

life:

The Violent End of the Man Called Malcolm

His life oozing out through a half dozen or more gunshot wounds in his chest. Malcolm X, once the shrilled voice for black supremacy, lay dying on the stage of a Manhattan Auditorium.

Today marks 47 years since the assassination of Malcolm X.

(see related Eve Arnold: Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam)

canisfamiliaris:

The fat, old, bald, white, Christian, male who sits in the Governor’s chair in New Jersey has decided that he and his god don’t give a damn about equality. He’s hoping to be seen in 20 years as this moment’s George Wallace. When he apologizes 20 years from now, remember to tell him that you do not forgive him, and to “F*ck Off!”

However, the people of NJ are for marriage equality, so when Christie gets caught in a gay scandal the law will be sure to change.

breathemystardust:

pantslessprogressive:

Washington state has legalized same-sex marriage. Washington’s legislature passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage Wednesday by a 55-43 vote, making Washington the 7th state to do so.

Gov. Chris Gregoire says she will sign the legislation into law next week.

Washington joins Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont (and Washington D.C.) in granting marriage licences to same-sex couples.

State Rep. Jamie Pedersen (D-Seattle), who is gay, spoke on behalf of the approved bill:

“I would like for our four children to grow up understanding that their daddy and their poppa have made that kind of a lifelong commitment to each other. Marriage is the word that we use in our society to convey that idea.”

Hey guys, I love living in Washington.

(Source: pantslessprogressive, via sluteverxxx)

afro-art-chick:

Happy Birthday to civil rights activist Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (b. February 4, 1913)

(via sluteverxxx)

#quote   #rosa parks   #human rights   #civil rights   #history   #activism  
scribbleface:

briangetsclarity:

Exactly.

Rachel Maddow ILU.

scribbleface:

briangetsclarity:

Exactly.

Rachel Maddow ILU.

(via sluteverxxx)

canisfamiliaris:

Transgender people are some of the least protected, most persecuted people in the United States. In a recent study of transgender students, nearly half said they’d been “punched, kicked, or injured with a weapon” at least once in the last year. On average, a transgender person is murdered because of their identity every month, according to the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund. Transgender people are regularly evicted from their homes, fired from their jobs, and denied medical treatment. In some states, a court order is required to change a person’s gender on a driver’s license. Many health insurance plans only cover procedures for one gender, so a person born male who transitions to female can’t get both a prostate check and a mammogram.

But these are statistics, and people are rarely moved by statistics. In this country, civil rights movements have prevailed when they have convinced enough people that a minority is being treated in a way that is fundamentally un-American. For this to happen, people need to see members of a disadvantaged group as human beings before anything else.

The gay rights movement, for instance, has made great strides in large part because increasing numbers of people know, or are related to, an openly gay person. For more and more people, gays and lesbians do not seem strange — but the idea of denying them rights does. Such a breakthrough seems unlikely for the transgender movement. According to the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, there are only around 700,000 transgender people in the United States, compared with around eight million gay, lesbian, and bisexual people. Trans people are invisible in a way that other minorities are not.