John Dehlin is a practicing Mormon … and an outspoken activist for LGBTQ rights. In this touching talk at TEDxUSU, John shares how a friendship with an openly gay coworker changed his views on homosexuality and led him to a career in psychology.
In his research, John looks at the complex, often-prickly relationship between religion and sexuality. Here, he shares some of his findings — heartbreaking statistics about how negative feelings toward sexuality and attempts to “fix” same-sex attraction inspire suicides and teen homelessness.
Crossword at 3AM
Ever since Splinter said he liked a good maze, I’ve had this headcanon that April brings him the Art section of the New York Times so he can work out the crossword on the last page. It challenges his mind, helps him work on his English vocabulary and precise handwriting with his fingers, and keeps him connected to a daily human activity.
I also think he occasionally smokes tobacco when the boys are away because it’s another de-stressing human habit but doesn’t want to set a bad example.
so in Japanese, we sang Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
here’s a general gist of the translation:
Rudolph had a shiny nose
no one liked him
he cried every night
then one Christmas it was dark
Santa decided Rudolph’s nose was convenient (literally it says convenient)
Rudolph was useful.
I SHIT YOU NOT.
That’s basically the song without all of the fluff, though.
IT’S LIKE A VULCAN CHRISTMAS CAROL
The steaks have never been higher.
I’m deleting my blog
4:20 graze it
- white people are not the bad guys
- Christian people are not the bad guys
- Republicans are not the bad guys
- straight people are not the bad guys
- cisgender people are not the bad guys
- rich people are not the bad guys
- men are not the bad guys
- racist, bigoted, homophobic, ignorant, selfish, and / or rude people are the bad guys
dear social justice bloggers
BLESS THIS POST
You wanna take this to the fuckin streets?
Living with a dog is like having a furry drunk person following you around all the time.