Here is the thing I can’t stop thinking about with what’s happened here in Minnesota over the course of the past week: the display of support in the Twin Cities was staggering. The level of f*cks not given to those who might be offended by this acknowledgement of equal rights under the law was amazing.
But mostly, mostly. I think about a queer kid, riding in the back of her parents’ car seeing the city lit up like this. Maybe she hasn’t come out yet, maybe she’s been bullied, at home, at school, for being who she is. I can only imagine what seeing this would mean. And then I get teary and proud all over again.
Way to go, Minnesota. Who’s next?
^ THIS IS SO AWESOME :D
It does not take courage or strength to come out to this society as christian. Teenagers do not commit suicide due to the incessant harassment, violence and discrimination that comes with being christian. In fact, it is the ignorant hate of many of the church’s members that has ingrained fear, guilt, hopelessness and isolation into the hearts of so many of the gay and lesbian community. It took courage and strength for Jason Collins to come out - and in my eyes he is a hero. He’s heroic for setting the example for children and adults everywhere that it is okay to be different. It is okay to be gay, and it is imperative that we accept others who aren’t exactly the same as us. Jason, like many other people revealing that they are gay, risked losing relationships to his friends and families as well as teammates. He was plunging head first into a world of unjust prejudice. He was brave enough to stop pretending to be something he is not. Tim Tebow expressing his faith did not risk those things. Stop comparing the two, and stop being bigoted.
This is an ignorant false equivalency.Tim Tebow’s Christinanity was and is a topic of conversation every time I’ve ever seen it come up. He most certainly did not keep it to himself and he didn’t suffer for it. What baffles me about this dense comparison is that being a Christian Football player is not in any way unique..as Christianity is the most common religion in the United States. Honestly, what is there to say? Tim Tebow was not the only Christian on his team. He was not the only Christian in the NFL and he most certainly didn’t have to “keep it to himself”.
Collins on the other hand, has done something that requires infinitely more courage, in a sport so apparently resistant to the idea gay people exist among them. The difference is worlds apart and the comparison is laughable.
Not only that, but people gave a whole lot of time and respect to Tebow’s Christianity when they literally can’t give a shit about the religious faith of athletes of color. Never seen anyone fall all over themselves to praise Latino MLB players who cross themselves before an at-bat or black NFL players who talk about Jesus in press conferences. In fact, I’ve seen some eye-rolling and mocking of that behavior as melodramatic or insincere from the same people who glorified Tebow.
Of course, getting at an individual sportscaster’s actual opinions on Tebow’s behavior can be difficult, because Tebow’s popularity as a good white Christian boy was so extreme that ESPN had an actual policy of mentioning him whenever possible. I know for a fact there were sportscasters who chafed under this directive because it wildly exaggerated the importance of a player who’s not actually that good. And there’s the other thing — he kind of sucks at football. But he’s got this devoted little fanbase and major sports outlets think he makes “a great story” because he’s an outspoken white Christian.
All of the above.
Plus, the dude makes pro-life commercials and paints Bible verses on his face. Nobody is stopping Tebow from expressing his religious beliefs. Ever.
Vanessa Lengies, on leaving Glee for Mixology (via 43619)
Fox’s Glee will be a little less sweet next season now that Vanessa Lengies, who plays Sugar, has landed a regular role on the midseason ABC sitcom Mixology. “Getting to play Sugar Motta was one of the biggest opportunities of my life, and I met some of the most fantastic people, but I was being hired per episode,” Lengies says about why she made the switch. “I loved getting to be there and dancing around, but I didn’t really have much of an opportunity to act.”
On Mixology, Lengies will play a bubbly waitress named Kacey. “For an actress who really hasn’t gotten to act for two years, it was like letting a wild dog out of its cage,” says the elated star, who received congratulations from Glee pals Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale and Heather Morris.
And since Mixology doesn’t debut until 2014, Lengies hopes she’ll be able to give Sugar a proper send-off next fall. Her exit pitch: “I would love to have them introduce a time machine and reveal that Sugar was a visitor from the future.”
VANESSA YOU ARE SUCH A TROLL!!
When I was in fifth grade I realized I liked girls but I was like “that’s a problem for another day” and literally forgot about it and then in like eleventh grade I was like “oh my god”
YOU PROCRASTINATED REALIZING YOUR SEXUALITY THAT’S IT YOU WIN YOU ARE THE QUEEN OF THE PROCRASTINATORS i bow to you