Convert Case - Convert upper case to lower case, lower case to upper case and more! A Reflection On Grindr It was ever since I received the message: ‘I’m looking for a cute top’ followed by my reply, ‘Have you tried H&M?’ that I knew Grindr and I would always have a rocky relationship. I whole heartedly believe that sex between two men can be a beautiful thing, as well as an inspiration to watch. I wasn’t an early bloomer you see. Anyway, the first thing we are faced with when we fire up Grindr is the array of profile pictures on display. There is also the tedious predictability of the names on any of these gay based apps. Now please don’t think just because I have used Grindr and have had a bit of fun that I am now a ‘slag’. Those who know me particularly well understand that my sex drive comes and goes like the tide. I like to think that I’m skilled in the bedroom. I do admit I have ONCE met someone for naughtiness over Grindr. I have dated a few guys on Grindr mind you, one of which I feel for quite strongly. I do not mean to shock with this article. ‘No.’ Comments comments
A Teen's Brave Response to "I'm Christian, Unless You're Gay" I received the following email today in response to my post I’m Christian, Unless You’re Gay. I had decided a couple months ago that it was time to let the whole thing rest, but this response was so powerful, I couldn’t not share it with you all. It was from a woman who simply called herself, “One proud mom.” Hello Mr.
humanæ 1. On the Customize screen turn off the Use default mobile theme option under Advanced Options. 2. Remove the stash logo from your website by getting a Full License. 3. 4. To remove the Stash logo from your theme you will need a Full License. Close Prev Next humanæ - work in progress All Rights Reserved. I'm Gay: The 50 Most Powerful Coming Outs of 2012 1. Andrew Ahn Filmmaker Andrew Ahn came out in grand, cinematic fashion. Too timid to tell his family himself, he made a short film, Dol, about a Korean-American man coming out to his own family, which was played by Ahn's own family. "I knew I wouldn’t be able to tell them, to say the words ‘I’m gay,' so I cast my family in the film, but never told them that it was about a gay Korean-American man. The filmmaking process both distracted from and prepared me for the inevitable – that I would eventually have to show my parents the finished film," Ahn said when Dol premiered at Sundance. 2. Already an icon for her years playing Agent Scully on The X-Files, Gillian Anderson further entrenched herself in LGBT culture in March of this year when she told Out magazine that she had a girlfriend "for a long time." "I was in a relationship with a girl for a long time when I was in high school, and then I was in a relationship with a punk rock drug addict," she said. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.
NBA player Jason Collins says he is gay - The Magazine "I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay," says Jason Collins. Kwaku Alston/For Sports Illustrated This story appears in the May 6, 2013, issue of Sports Illustrated. I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. My journey of self-discovery and self-acknowledgement began in my hometown of Los Angeles and has taken me through two state high school championships, the NCAA Final Four and the Elite Eight, and nine playoffs in 12 NBA seasons. PHOTO GALLERY: Jason Collins through the years I've played for six pro teams and have appeared in two NBA Finals. Jason Collins played with the Celtics and Wizards this season, his 12th in the NBA. Andrew D. Now I'm a free agent, literally and figuratively. Why am I coming out now? The first relative I came out to was my aunt Teri, a superior court judge in San Francisco. When I was younger I dated women. No one wants to live in fear. Peter Foley/EPA
Lifescouts Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka cover Out Mag’s “Love Issue”: sexy & awesome? I’ve never been crazy about Neil Patrick Harris’s boyfriend/partner David Burtka. I adore Neil, and as such, I’ve accepted that David is in his life and hoped for the best. But David seems… I don’t know. I can’t put my finger on it. He’s like Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm’s girlfriend. I’m annoyed by them, but I can’t figure out if it’s just jealousy or because Westfeldt and Burtka are simply annoying people. How Neil met David… I ran into my friend Kate one day and she was with this brooding, James Dean–type guy in a leather jacket who gave me the head nod and then turned away. [From Out Magazine] I get a little bit choked up, okay? Photos courtesy of Out Magazine.
brave response to " I'm Christian, Unless You're GAY " - Adventist Online I received the following email today in response to my post I’m Christian, Unless You’re Gay. I had decided a couple months ago that it was time to let the whole thing rest, but this response was so powerful, I couldn’t not share it with you all. It was from a woman who simply called herself, “One proud mom.” Hello Mr. Pearce,I am the Christian mother of a 15 year old teenage boy and about a month ago he came home from school with a copy of your article “I’m Christian, unless you’re gay”. Whew. If you think you can’t make a difference, you are wrong.
How to Stop the Bullies - Emily Bazelon The angst and ire of teenagers is finding new, sometimes dangerous expression online—precipitating threats, fights, and a scourge of harrassment that parents and schools feel powerless to stop. The inside story of how experts at Facebook, computer scientists at MIT, and even members of the hacker collective Anonymous are hunting for solutions to an increasingly tricky problem. Geoff McFetridge In the annals of middle-school mischief, the Facebook page Let’s Start Drama deserves an entry. In contrast with some other social networks, like Twitter, Facebook requires its users to sign up with their real names. Students didn’t just message rumors to Drama Queen; they also commented in droves on her posts, from their own real Facebook accounts, or from other fake ones. Drama Queen was particularly ingenious at pitting kids against each other in contests of her own creation. Carbonella figured that all of these pages had to be breaking Facebook’s rules, and he was right.
Scientists claim that homosexuality is not genetic — but it arises in the womb I'm always curious to find out why anything is the way it is. The fact that it's biological just makes it even more interesting. Epigenetic research has shown that the environmental factors which affected your parents or even your grand parents can effect your chances of heart disease, obesity, cancer, even over all longevity. Learning more about it, and all of the ways it can affect us, is important. Couldn't agree more. I think the math models are supposed to be more important than the actual content, which makes about as much sense as an American magazine posting Kate Middleton on the cover and calling it News. People can do whatever they want, if they wan't to be homosexuals, that's they're business. But I find it hard to believe it's anything but subculture. That's because you're either a moron, a liar, or both. First of all, if what you say is true and is not the result of some kind of trauma, then you are probably naturally Asexual.
Kristen Wolfe: Dear Customer Who Stuck Up For His Little Brother You thought I didn't really notice. But I did. I wanted to high-five you. Yesterday I had a pair of brothers in my store. One was maybe between 15 and 17. He was a wrestler at the local high school. The boys had been taking awhile, so their father eventually came in. That's when big brother stepped in. They checked out and left, and all I can think is how awesome big brother is, how sweet little brother is, and how Dad ought to be ashamed for trying to make his son any other way.
This is Rape Culture In the wake of the Steubenville rape case and the appalling reaction to the guilty verdict, both on the part of the media, who sympathized with the perpetrators, and several of the victim’s school mates who have harassed and threatened her, this seems like a good time to stop for a moment and talk about what rape culture is. The endless tweets, blog comments, and divided public reaction to Steubenville is reflective of a serious problem with how rape, and both men and women’s role in it, are perceived in this country right now. The term “rape culture” refers to a culture in which attitudes about rape are tolerant enough to be an enabling factor in anything ranging from sexual harassment to actual rape. When a girl complains about being catcalled on the street because it made her uncomfortable, and you tell her to just take a compliment, you’re perpetuating rape culture. Until the 1970s, rape wasn’t really talked about, let alone publicly. Where can we spot rape culture today?