Oberyn Martell gives Jack Harkness a run for his money as TV’s most badass male bisexual character.
Queer-baiting, for those who do not know, is the practice of television shows and movies putting in a little gay subtext, stirring up interest with queer fans, and then pulling a NO HOMO, MAN on the viewers. If you’ve watched Sherlock, this is a major “subplot” of the first episode, and it continues as a running joke throughout the series. John and Sherlock are mistaken as a gay couple, one of them (usually John) goes, “no way, of course not, we’re not even gay,” and it’s played off as a joke. The mere speculation that a character could be gay is played for laughs, and if you don’t see something wrong there, then there’s something wrong. Rebekah Baily explains ‘Queer-baiting’ on TV and cites examples like Supernatural, Teen Wolf, and Sherlock
The irony of FOX News being conservative while FOX also airs shows that feature multiple LGBT characters like GLEE, American Horror Story, etc.
Few are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world that yields most painfully to change. Each time a person stands up for an idea, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, (s)he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. Robert F. Kennedy
The Golden Girls is so much more than a show about four old ladies. It was WAY ahead of its time and addressed issues like marriage equality, LGBT rights, gender identity, interracial marriage, death, disease (including AIDs and CFS), parenting, and more.
Oh, and one of the show’s writers was Tom Whedon- Joss Whedon’s dad.
Wasn’t aware Nate Silver (the statistician who correctly predicted the results of the last two U.S. presidential races down to each individual state) is gay.
Mr. Putin’s campaign against lesbian, gay and bisexual people is one of distraction, a strategy of demonizing a minority for political gain taken straight from the Nazi playbook. Can we allow this war against human rights to go unanswered? Although Mr. Putin may think he can control his creation, history proves he cannot: his condemnations are permission to commit violence against gays and lesbians. Russia’s Anti-Gay Crackdown
We want an end to the culture wars. We want a truce between science and faith. We want to be known for what we stand for, not what we are against. We want to ask questions that don’t have predetermined answers. We want churches that emphasize an allegiance to the kingdom of God over an allegiance to a single political party or a single nation. We want our LGBT friends to feel truly welcome in our faith communities. We want to be challenged to live lives of holiness, not only when it comes to sex, but also when it comes to living simply, caring for the poor and oppressed, pursuing reconciliation, engaging in creation care and becoming peacemakers. Why millennials are leaving the church
Just to clarify: marriage equality was not legalized across the country today. However, today’s supreme court decisions will strengthen marriage equality laws in states that have already passed them, encourage other states to pass pro-equality legislation, and almost certainly lead to an even bigger supreme court case in a few years that WILL legalize marriage equality nationwide.
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