Missouri’s getting its own ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill - FiredUpMissouri

blogvader:

To say that I’m profoundly disappointed would be a pretty severe understatement.  This bill, and others like it, are an outrage, and I wish we had legislators in Missouri who had higher priorities than exploiting their positions to marginalize and insult the LGBT community.

What really worries me is that we’ve seen similar polices, from the tragedies in Minnesota to the rash of suicides across the nation, that polices like this not only contribute to a culture that poisons the lives of gay teens and their families, but prevent teachers, administrators and other educators from taking the steps necessary to stop it. They end up untrained because of the intentionally ambiguous nature of these laws and made to fear for their jobs if they do the right thing and punish bullies in their schools. And, as if that isn’t enough, this bill also deliberately seeks to destroy the gay-straight alliances that offer support and friendship to gay students. 

I’d really appreciate it if everyone who reads this takes a few minutes to write the sponsor of the bill, Steve Cookson (Steve.Cookson@house.mo.gov ) and let him know your opposition to it.

Followers, I’d also appreciate a signal boost very much. The bill number is HB-2051.

some-disgraced-cosmonaut:

tehblackbird:

Okay, yeah, I am going to post my final edit of the video I worked on all day. Because I worked on it all day, and this one is the best version.

I know not many people watch videos on tumblr, but I hope you will watch and share this one. Not because I want reblogs, but because I want everyone to see what the people of America have united for this year.

I took most of these photos myself. The rest I got from friends or the internet. Included are the Wisconsin protests, Slutwalk Chicago, Occupy Wall Street, protests against the execution of Troy Davis, the UC bake sale protest, LGBTQ protests, and more.

What you will see in this video - Americans from all walks of life coming together to fight for their rights, and for the rights of others. 

What you will not see in this video (with the exception of some police brutality) - violence, hatred, greed, or discrimination. 

I could ask America to wake up. But I think most of us are awake. It’s the people in power who aren’t. 

Do not ever stop fighting. Sooner or later, they will have to listen.

Peace.

Everything about this is flawless. Thank you for creating this.

This was very powerful and awesome.  Thank you.

motherjones:

“We’re Gay. Get Over It.”
One week from today, the military will officially be done with Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Judging from the upcoming Marine Corps Times cover story, it looks like the military’s ready.

motherjones:

“We’re Gay. Get Over It.”

One week from today, the military will officially be done with Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Judging from the upcoming Marine Corps Times cover story, it looks like the military’s ready.

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