Left-handed and LGBT people make up about the same percentage of the overall population. We would be horrified to meet someone who says, “I love you, and I want to have children with you, but if they are left-handed, I will not love and care about them and will drive them from our lives.” That doesn’t make any sense. Why would you create a family with that person? And it makes just as little sense to hate a gay kid, or marry someone who is going to hate your gay kid. We don’t pick who our children are going to be. When we choose to be parents, we are taking on the responsibility, obligation and honor to love the children we adopt or create. If someone is not prepared to cherish and celebrate a gay child, they have no business being a parent. Our kids didn’t choose to be created, and they didn’t choose us to be their parents. And every child deserves their parent’s unconditional love. Every child.

azephirin:

I am a woman. I am a practicing attorney. I am the only woman in my office over the age of 35 who doesn’t color her hair. I have some gray, but not a lot yet, and I never seriously considered coloring my hair until this job. I don’t want to: it’s expensive and a pain in the ass to keep up. About a year ago, I was in court, and a female attorney walked in with curly, bobbed, naturally gray hair, and her mere act of publicly displaying her natural hair color seemed not just unusual but defiant. Meanwhile many men in my office and in the courts have gray hair, and I doubt anyone thinks twice about it.

Reblogged from smartgirlsattheparty

He didn’t lie to her because he didn’t trust her with the truth. He didn’t lie to her to protect himself, or to prevent her from leaving him.

He lied to her to protect her. Ellie had a bad case of survivor’s guilt. She would have willingly given her life for a slim chance of a vaccine, but not because she agreed with the cause. She would have done it because she feels compelled to by her guilt. By lying to her, and she knows it, Joel lifted a huge weight for her. He said “You don’t have to make that decision. You don’t have to give your life. Your life matters the most. You deserve to live, and most importantly, I need you.”. She knows that. She knows he needs her, but she also knows she needs him. She needs him to protect her from everything, as well as from herself. She needs him to protect her from her guilt.

She didn’t stop trusting him because he lied. On the contrary, she accepted the lie because she trusted him.

She trusted he had made the right decision by saving her. She trusted him to stay by her side. And by committing to his lie, he affirmed that. By committing to his lie, he committed to his decision, and most importantly he committed to her.

She asked him to swear, and he swore.

She held out her hand, and he gripped it tightly. [x

Reblogged from arose186

giraffepoliceforce:

Unsure of how to confess your love to someone? Try this:

  1. Acquire several dozen limes.
  2. Go up to them and then drop all the limes.
  3. Start picking them up, but keep dropping them. The clumsier you look the better.
  4. Keep doing this until you have their attention (this could take up to thirty minutes).
  5. Finally gather up the limes. Try looking a bit sheepish.
  6. Look them deeply in the eyes and say, “Sorry. I’m bad at Pickup Limes.”
  7. Marry them.

garbashians:

when someone makes a joke about one of ur insecurities