Sbrik loves Jalo.
Best tag ever :D
Sbrik loves Jalo.
Did you do something today?
Because there are times when we don’t feel like we have the will to even get out of bed. It could be easy to give in.
But you didn’t. Not today.
So congratulations. You made it to today.
I’m proud of you.
Anyone want a free copy of Dota 2?
Mebbe me? I want to try playing with friends and would appreciate it. C:
Pentagon formally recognizes transgender veteran -
Earlier this month, the Pentagon quietly made history when it acknowledged a transgender veteran’s changed gender marker and updated records appropriately.
This is thought to be the first time the Department of Defense has recognized a gender transition for anyone affiliated with the armed forces, and it’s especially a big deal because trans people still cannot serve openly, even after the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
In a short letter dated May 2, a Navy official told Autumn Sandeen, a veteran and transgender activist: “Per your request the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) has been updated to show your gender as female effective April 12, 2013.”
Sandeen’s military identification card now reflects the change, a move called “quite significant” by the head of OutServe-SLDN, a national organization for LGBT service members and veterans and their families.
“The fact that a process exists [to change the gender listed] indicates that there are people in the Department of Defense who are aware of the needs of transgender retirees and who are working to see those needs met. And, in that sense, the significance of this symbolic act for our broader work and for our goal of open service becomes I think a little bit more apparent,” OutServe-SLDN executive director Allyson Robinson told BuzzFeed.
Holy cow, this is a huge deal. Major congratulations to Ms. Sandeen for starting what will hopefully become a major change in how the Department of Defense treats its transgender veterans and service members. There’s no excuse for the kind of discrimination that has been perpetuated for so long.
Traditionally, boys who play with dolls were scolded, stripped of their dolls and handed some trucks, their parents terrified of their son showing signs of femininity. Now, as transgender identities become more visible, select parents respond to their sons playing with dolls in a different way, assuming that their child’s interest in traditionally feminine toys makes them transgender or qualifies them as a girl trapped in a boy’s body. So-called progressive individuals are jumping on the “transgender bandwagon,” without realizing that their tolerance (and even support) of what they perceive as “transgender” might actually be a destructive reinforcement of an arbitrary gender binary. —
Some Boys Like Dolls: Deconstructing the (Trans)Gender Binary — Lucas Walden (via klutzygeek)
You don’t have to be one or the other. You can be both. You can be neither. You can be some of one and some of the other and some of even another. The whole point of identity is to be who you are, not what society thinks you should be.
happy monsters.: i don’t even know where to begin or what to say. even through all the... -
i don’t even know where to begin or what to say. even through all the depressive episodes ive gone through the past few years ive never felt the need to reach out to my followers here and ask for the littlest bit of sympathy, but right now its all come crashing down to the worst possible place ive…
You matter to us. You are real to us. Just when we are feeling shitty we see the beautiful, heartfelt artwork you produce and we get that extra little boost to keep going, to know that there is still beauty in the world that wants so desperately to destroy us.
I have not felt hardship like yours but I have lived with depression since I was about 9-years old, well over a decade now and I empathize with the frustration and hopelessness, when you’re crying in the shower telling yourself you don’t want to do it anymore, can’t handle any more shit the world wants to give you.
If there was anyway I could help I would, if I could have my mom adopt you and make you a citizen I would. If I could come to you now and give you some semblance of comfort I wouldn’t hesitate a moment. I can do nothing but let you know that there are people that value you as a person, who don’t care if you are a citizen of any country or not because you make our days better with the gift you’ve been given. We would hate to have you leave us.
It is my sincerest hope that your problems are solved as quickly and painlessly as possible because no one deserves such pain. If you need support you can always reach out to us.
ard3nt: This is how I learned to stop doing it. People should reblog this.
Hey look, self harm advice that acknowledges that there’s more than two reasons that people do it.
(Source: , via caperantagonist)
Cutting to the chase I am doing a project for my art class that requires me to do a piece that is 60ftx1ft long.
60 feet is a HUGE size.
Long story short, I need your URLs, and if you reblog/like this post I will write your URL down on my piece.
I NEED 60 FEET OF URLS AND I HAVE SMALL HANDWRITING. PLEASE REBLOG FOR ONE REASON, AND ONE REASON ONLY:
I wanna see the finished piece
Fuck yeah art.