I have seen many such posts in “We are against Pink Dot in Singapore” Why is Facebook refusing to shut the group down!? It does nothing but spread lies and hatred.

To all those who care, can we try to screenshots all these hate posts and report to Facebook? I’ve tried reporting the group but it doesn’t work. I’m thinking of sending an email with screenshots of all the problematic posts.

getsby:

y’all are like “ooh everyone is beautiful” “ooh everyone deserves to feel hot” and then three seconds later you’re making fun of people who cover their acne with makeup and people who haven’t mastered winged eyeliner yet like grow the hell up you don’t get to pick and choose times to be body positive

"Life is a garden, not a road. We enter and exit through the same gate. Wandering, where we go matters less than what we notice."

Kurt Vonnegut (via likeafieldmouse)

Minister sets himself on fire, dies to protest social injustices

gaywrites:

TW: Graphic imagery

A retired United Methodist minister in Texas died last month after setting himself on fire to protest continuing injustices in LGBT equality and other social issues.

The Rev. Charles Moore, 79, reportedly doused himself in gasoline and set himself on fire in the parking lot of a strip mall. Bystanders extinguished the fire, and he later died at the hospital from the injuries. Moore had been a strong advocate for African-American civil rights and for the LGBT movement, and this wasn’t his first time doing something drastic.

A little more background on his history:

He left a letter on his car windshield explaining the reasons for his action, and his son-in-law, Bill Renfro, discovered other notes at Moore’s home in Allen, a Dallas suburb, detailing his discontents. Moore cited continuing discrimination against LGBT people, the ban on the performance of same-sex marriages by Methodist clergy, the continuing use of the death penalty, cuts in social programs for the poor, and other injustices he saw around him. He also felt he had not done enough to alleviate these problems, even though he had been a longtime activist against racism, sexism, and homophobia, and poverty. He once went on a 15-day hunger strike to protest his church’s treatment of gays, and he worked with the poor in India.

The date of his death was significant, noted Renfro, as it marked the 50th anniversary of the discovery of an abandoned car that had been used by three civil rights workers registering black voters in Mississippi. They were later found to have been murdered by the Ku Klux Klan. Moore reportedly chose his manner of death in emulation of Buddhist monks who immolated themselves to protest the South Vietnamese government during the Vietnam War.

Despite feeling he hadn’t done enough to address social problems, Moore committed “many acts for justice during his life,” Renfro told Tyler, Texas’s Morning Telegraph, noting the hunger strike and the fact that Moore was kicked out of a church as a young minister for supporting racial integration.

“I wish I could have sat down and pointed out, ‘Charles, look at what your life has meant to the world,’” Renfro, also a retired Methodist minister, added to The Dallas Morning News. “‘Look at what it’s meant to individuals. You’ve changed their lives.’”

Horrific. My thoughts going out to his family, and to all the lives this man affected through his work and his spirit. 

(Source: asianmovie)

"We are all queer fish, queerer behind our faces and voices than we want any one to know or than we know ourselves. When I hear a man proclaiming himself an ‘average, honest, open fellow,’ I feel pretty sure that he has some definite and perhaps terrible abnormality which he has agreed to conceal- and his protestation of being average and honest and open is his way of reminding himself of his misprision."

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Rich Boy” (via fuckyeahfitzgerald)

Archie comic removed from bookstore following public complaint - Channel NewsAsia

keptofftheshelf:

NLB carries four copies of the banned Archie comic and says it will be reviewing the book in light of MDA’s decision. 

"It should be noted that Archie: The Married Life was acquired for our adult collection. NLB takes a broader approach for the adult’s collection than it does for its children’s collection," an NLB spokesperson said.

graceespooks:

the level at which rihanna doesnt give a fuck is so inspiring

(Source: graceebooks)

Free My Library

So we don’t teach about alternative, non-conventional families. But do these families exist in Singapore? Can our families only be defined by a marriage certificate issued by the Singapore government? If yes, do we just restrict ourselves to Singapore? Are you implying that there is a perfect model family unit that we must all adhere to?

Sure, it would be ideal if everyone lived together with their complete set of parents but the world is not all rainbows and unicorns. Normalising gay relationships or single parents does not mean everyone is going to turn gay or divorce their partners the next day. Even children with both mum and dad might not necessarily be happy

And the crux of the problem is that NOT EVERYONE thinks being gay or transgender is a sin or is biologically wrong. Neither are gay people interested in turning other people gay. Even if the majority thinks that being gay is deviant does not mean they are right. And I question if those “pro-family” people are really in the majority or just from a certain church.

And I’m really upset by those hurtful comments made in the hate group about lgbt people. Do they not realise that these “homo-facists” and “homo-nazis” are actually fellow Singaporeans who live amongst us? I don’t even want to label them as Lgbt because we’re all the same! They’re not somebody from another planet but my friends and family! We hold the same kinds of jobs, serve the same army, talk the same talk and have the same dreams. Jesus, they really need to widen their circle of friends!

Removing books because it offends certain segments of the society also upset me. This reeks of awful censorship. How many books we call classics today were the “Tango Makes Three” of their time?

I am in what some might call, the pro-lgbt camp, but that doesn’t mean I am anti-family. Or not being a mother means I don’t care about what kids are reading today because I grew up in the library and it still remained one of my favourite places in the city. There is only so much you can do. I remember being a child and sneaking books off the adult section. It must be a wonder that I turned out quite alright.

One day, that child is going to grow up and question why men are marrying men in other countries. I hope he or she is going to be able to deal with that.

Having read the banned books, I find them to be very endearing and if I ever have children of my own, I’ll definitely be using the books as a resource to teach my children about diversity and acceptance of people who are not the same, that just because it is different, does not mean it is wrong.

sallymolay:

Pink Portraits

Pink Portraits are a series of portraits of LGBT people from the pride event Pink Dot 2014 in Singapore.

dotcore:

50 Gym Badges.
by Michelle Thorp.

talkstostrangers:

leaving Santiago, Chile - 3 April 2013 [x]

aseaofquotes:

Leila Sales, This Song Will Save Your Life

aseaofquotes:

Leila Sales, This Song Will Save Your Life

mastercatscinema:

I don’t think this was made for me. 

mastercatscinema:

I don’t think this was made for me. 

Filipino artist Noel Cruz transforms mass-produced dolls to create stunningly realistic one-of-a-kind figures of celebrities.” 

(Source: facebook.com)