This is how Joe Biden greets babies.
why is he the best?
how i greet babies too tbh.
ME TOO. EVERY BABY. EVERY SINGLE ONE.
HAY BABY. HAAAAAAAAAY :OOOOOOO
“LGBT female athletes face a different set of problems than male athletes, but those problems are no less serious,” says You Can Play Project president Patrick Burke. “This partnership will encourage both LGBT athletes and their numerous straight allies to speak up for each other, without fear of recrimination from teammates, coaches, fans, or sponsors. We are thrilled to work closely with the outstanding athletes in the CWHL to create an inclusive, safe environment in women’s hockey.”
Through its partnership with the You Can Play Project, the CWHL hopes to mobilize its athletes, coaches, administrators, and fans to take important steps towards creating a safe environment in their arenas. “We are truly excited to be partnering with You Can Play on this initiative,” says CWHL commissioner Brenda Andress. “Our league is committed to celebrating and embracing the diversity of our athletes, staff, and fans, regardless of the sexual orientation. Our athletes are eager to get to work by showing their public support for the initiative and for their teammates.”
Jayna Hefford, center for the Brampton Thunder, also welcomes the partnership, “As a player in the CWHL, the partnership between You Can Play and the league is something we can all be proud of. As the first league to support You Can Play, the CWHL will be a safe environment for all athletes, coaches and fans.” The groups have discussed initiatives that include ideas such as athlete PSAs, education training, and rules-based initiatives designed to encourage a culture of inclusion. You Can Play Project representatives will work closely with league officials and players to custom-tailor initiatives to meet the unique needs of the CWHL.
This is all kinds of awesome and makes me way happier than it probably should.
The Trevor Project has given an award to Katy Perry. Yes, you read that correctly. The Trevor Project, the organization whose aim is to prevent LGBTQ youth suicide, is giving an award to Katy Perry to honor her for “inspiring LGBTQ youth to find their spark through her video ‘Firework’” and ”increasing visibility and understanding of the LGBTQ community.”
I wonder which acts of visibility and understanding they’re referring to exactly. Was it the time she made heaps of money for celebrating the stereotype that girls kissing girls is an act done for attention? You know, the song Kathleen Hanna called “straight-up offensive,” P!nk said “trivializes lesbianism” and Beth Ditto noted was indicative of Perry ”just riding on the backs of our culture, without having to pay any of the dues and not being actually lesbian or anything at all”?
Or was it the time she peppered a song with effeminate gay male stereotypes so she could insult an ex-boyfriend, equating queerness with negativity and encouraging bullying against gay people? Did the fact that she opened that song with the lines “I hope you hang yourself with your H&M scarf /While jacking off listening to Mozart” really seal the deal for a LGBTQ youth suicide prevention group?
Maybe it was the time she talked about looking like a “tranny” in Rolling Stone? Or when she mocked trans* people on twitter, inspiring a condemnation from GLAAD? Those don’t seem like moments when queer visibility was improved, nor were they stellar examples of helping other to “understand” our community any better. Those seem like moments when some homophobia slipped through the cracks, and no one listened when queers called it out. After all, Perry herself has declared that “certain parts of the world — especially in the U.S. — are just dying to be offended” and that it “won’t change how I express myself as an artist.”
Being pissed off at Katy Perry isn’t anything new for the queer community, which is why it seems strange for us to be giving her some kind of award, although it’s certainly not the first time we’ve been baffled by Perry’s inclusion and celebration in a queer space. In 2008, Perry made the cover of the OUT 100, earning the coveted honor of “Musician of the Year,” inspiring lesbian entertainment blogger Dorothy Snarker to ask OUT, “What the fuck? Katy Perry? Katy fucking Perry? This is a joke, right? What you meant to do was pick an actual lesbian to pose amid the gay men, right? Right?”
Autostraddle pretty much nails it with this article.
Oh good. I was worried that I was the only one who was mad.
Ugh. Ugh, ugh, ugh.
stop saying derp
stop saying derpy
stop saying herp derp
It’s not cute, it’s fucked up and shitty.
don’t do it
It’s a twee version of retarded. So think about it that way, every time you are saying herp derp, you are actually saying that.
Is it still fun and cute to say?
I lost count of how many times I have seen some variation of it on my dashboard this morning alone. Like, literally, seriously lost count because it happened so much.
Yep. This is why a lot of hockey things I otherwise love don’t get reblogged.
See, you say that, but Savage has arguably done more for the queer community than anybody else since Stonewall.
I’m sure there’s some pithy, emotional sentence I could come up with here, about how kings are born, not voted on, but merr, it’s 2am.
HANG ON THERE. Let me tell you, briefly, why Dan Savage is a terrible rep for the queer community:
Don’t forget sexist! He’s hella sexist.
Wait, you mean I’m not the only person who has problems with the It Gets Better thing?
I Don’t Understand White People
legit crying rn
she has a tumblr!
“leggings as pants …”
This is so beautiful!
omg, the eating thing!!
Me on a daily basis
Well, she’s great.
“Oh, look, I’m wearing plaid.”
Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses! Not from some farcical, aquatic ceremony!
i dunno, sounds legit to me.
The Blackhawks’ Facebook page is going purple for today in support of GLAAD’s “Spirit Day,” speaking out against bullying of LGBT youth.
Nice one, Hawks.
Think about how great it would be if they didn’t have a horribly racist logo to pair it with.
J.K. Rowling, ladies and gentlemen. We wouldn’t have Harry Potter if it weren’t for government subsidies. I want you to think about that. Give it a moment to sink in. We wouldn’t have Harry Potter.
|—||Vice President Joe “the BAMF” Biden, in a speech launching the federal government’s campaign to fight sexual violence on college campuses (via girl-non-grata)|
I just watched this on Hulu, and I was totally delighted by it. It’s a basic, mostly fluffy romance, which is what I want more of in lesbian movies. (No one dies! No one gets disinherited! They get to be together at the end! [Yes, it’s horribly sad how difficult it is to find lesbian movies that fit those three criteria.])
From the DC Sports Bog - guy voting early in Iowa wearing an Obama Caps jersey. Random, yet intriguing.
Two great flavors that taste great together. \o/