This is an old family picture.
My family does not support my being in the LGBTQIA community. They actually are opposed to it. They tell me every day that its disgusting and that it’s sinful and I’ll go to hell for liking women.
I moved out when I was seventeen, and in January I moved back in with them because I couldn’t handle everything that was going on. Every day one of my five siblings tells me to go back to Minnesota. My little brother Charlie (the black baby in the picture) is now 8 and he constantly physically attacks me and tells me that I’m not his sister and to leave. My other siblings make it very obvious and clear that they don’t want me here and my parents tell me constantly that they’re gonna kick me out soon.
I’ve been saving every penny for a bus ticket to Oregon to stay with my best friend and today I found this picture in my sisters’ room ON DISPLAY. Not hidden. On display. They cut my face out of the picture.
And that… That was just the last straw.
I don’t care if anyone reblogs this or whatever, I don’t wanna get popular, I just want people to know that this is not what a family looks like. This is not something people should have to go through.
This is no life.
im laughin so ahdr at thsi screenshot i jstu
MR. GORBACHEV, TEAR. DOWN. THIS. WALL.
People being angry about ~dem gays~ on Target’s Facebook.
I just want to give my two cents on this and tell you a story.
A couple weeks ago, I was hired at Target. I have a job at Target. Not a big deal right?
It is a big deal because i’m a transman.
It doesn’t take a genius to conclude that it’s hard for me, my brothers, and sisters to get a job. There are legal restraints regarding the job and if you don’t pass, it’s hard to be taken seriously at a job interview.
Right on the application, it asks what your preferred name is. It also asks if there is anything that target should know. I put the fact that I am a transman, expecting not to get a call because usually when you put that down, people will throw out the application. I got TWO interviews.
At the interview, they asked me about it. I told them I am on hormones and they told me that they didn’t care. Not in the sense that they don’t emotionally care, but that it didn’t matter. I was male and that’s all that mattered. They also told me that they give sex same couples benefits in states that do not recognize them as a married couple.
At my job orientation, I was not misgendered once. Even my supervisors who weren’t sure of my gender avoided pronoun use, which I found only happens when you’ve had pronoun training. They gave me a name tag with my preferred name and didn’t ask questions. I felt safe and respected, which is huge for a trans* person.
TLDR: Target is amazing not just for the LGB, but also the T. Shop there for the rest of your life.
Pfft Whatever Karen, Angela, Chet, and Les. Go shop elsewhere. Because Target just gained a new loyal customer!
“In response to Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries not wanting “not so cool” kids or women who wear size large to wear his company’s clothes, Greg Karber has come up with a funny and creative way to readjust the Abercrombie & Fitch brand.
He’s giving their clothes to the homeless.
After scouring his local thrift shop’s “douchebag section,” Karber heads to LA’s Skid Row to dole out the clothes among the homeless population. Watch the stunt and find out how you can be involved in one man’s troll-job on a company with some pretty unflattering business practices in the video above.”
If you’re going to block someone on Facebook so they can’t tell the internet how much of an asshole you are, you should probably invest in some security settings, instead of posting everything globally.
Sigh. This is not the only prop/costume fabricator in the community who acts this way, unfortunately. This is pretty common.
My personal philosophy is that even if you are working on a small scale, you should always deal patiently and at least civilly with your clients, potential clients and ex-clients. Anything else is unprofessional and you don’t deserve the business. If you can’t do that, you should not be selling shit to people, because you may have the skills, but dealing with people is the other half of the craft.
Then again, the skills… really? Nobody recognizes those Begins belts anymore? I can tell ‘em a mile away.
Has anyone considered contacting the company/ies that make the toys he is ripping off? I mean, there might not be much we can do about him being a jerk and a not-so-great human being, but he is STEALING from those companies and they could almost definitely sue him for theft of their intelectual property.
Having dealt with this guy before, Alexander “Grifter” Priddy is is both a fraud and sociopath. Previously I’ve had the unfortunate dealings with him in the past as he slandered my girlfriend, called her a whore, posts others personal information to his facebook to have his “fans” go attack them for him, and even goes so far as to threaten people who disagree with his opinions or call him out on bogus product.
When I contacted him to retract what he said about both my girlfriend and myself, he resorted to calling us “Cocksuckers” as well telling me to kill myself with vigorous chugging of Drain-O.
He believes that his “continual 700+ buyers” are dogmatically loyal to him and uses this to any benefit he can. He honestly believes himself above most others around him and will threaten with physical violence should he feel the urge to do so.
Take note guys, this isn’t even the worst of things he does.
The fact that this post has over 1k notes makes me really happy. This guy sends death threats to anyone who even gives him criticism, including (like he said above) telling my boyfriend and “his man-faced girlfriend” (that’d be me) to go drink drain-o.
He’ll then post to his facebook about how he’s being vicitmized by ____ person and beg for sympathy from his “adoring fans.”
At one point he started advertising on my deviantart, replying to comments people left me plugging his business (which had nothing to do with my cosplay.) WHen I hide his comments and asked him to stop, he made a journal post about how much of a whore i apparently am?
This guys an absolute joke, and I really, really hope none of you will ever support his hack “business.”
Vincent Van Gogh - ‘In spite of everything’
this is beautiful
I have a lot of deep and personal feelings about this. It is going to take me a minute, the wind has been knocked form me.
Actual 4th Grade science test in South Carolina
if you decide you want to secede again you go for it okay?
this is so fucking terrible
This reeks of fake.
Also, don’t creationists and the Christians who believe in Creationism on a hardcore level deny the existence of Dinosaurs?
Then there’s the weird vegetarian thing.
I mean, consider how easy it is to fake this kind of thing. Folks on tumblr do it all the damned time like with that “test” that’s more or less just a series of jokes/riddles that people STILL think is actually legit.
No, there’s a Creationist Museum of Natural History in Kansas City that features statues of dinosaurs with saddles on their backs, being ridden by cavemen.
My older sister took her kids to see it just to see if it was real, shit’s apparently really meta and fucking crazy.
It’s unfortunate that some states are still stuck in middle age.
This is interesting. After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again.
Bananas contain three natural sugars -sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.
Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes.
But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.
DEPRESSION: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.
PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.
ANEMIA: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.
BLOOD PRESSURE: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.
BRAIN POWER: 200 students at a Twickenham school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packe d fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
CONSTIPATION: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.
HANGOVERS: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.
HEARTBURN: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.
MORNING SICKNESS: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.
MOSQUITO BITES: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.
NERVES: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system..
Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.
ULCERS: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.
TEMPERATURE CONTROL: Many other cultures see bananas as a ‘cooling’ fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.
So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has FOUR TIMES the protein, TWICE the carbohydrate, THREE TIMES the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals.. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, ‘A BANANA a day keeps the doctor away!’
PARTY-ROCKERS WANT A SNACK? SHOVE THIS DELICIOUS BULLSHIT INTO YOUR FACE!
I COMPLETELY AGREE