commented on Are There Bands You Once Loved But You Can't Listen to Now?
Nine Inch Nails. As much as I loved this band when I was in high school in the 90s, the events of my life where NIN was the background soundtrack are either too embarrassing (I cribed their lyrics in a breakup note to an EX and got called out on it) or painful (many afternoons makin' out with the aforementioned EX) to be able to ever listen to their music again. When a NIN song comes on the XM I flip the channel immediately.
Sep 4, 2014
commented on Same-Sex-Marriage Bans in Wisconsin and Indiana Declared Unconstitutional
As a straight supporter of LGBTQ (LMNOP) rights, and a Wisconsin resident, I am crying tears of joy for my friends and family who can have their right to marry whomever they goddamn want to validated (even though it shouldnt have needed to be in the first place.) Equality for everyone mother fuckers...roll rainbow tide.
Jun 9, 2014
commented on About That Hate Crime I Committed at University of Chicago
God DAMN IT. I am a breeder gal, married to a breeder guy. We are both firm supporters that all LGBTQ-LMNOP people deserve the same rights and protections as we enjoy. I am annoyed that now I can't even keep track of what words I am and am not allowed to use in polite company (read: my lovely and wonderful LGBTQ-LMNOP pals).
I've never used "tranny" to describe anyone who is ID'ing themselves as trans gendered, although my two best guy pals love throwing around "hot tranny mess".
I would never feel comfortable calling any person, no matter how they identify themselves "IT" I read "A Child Called It." I'm not calling you IT, I just can't. I'm sorry if that gets your gender-non specific panties in a bunch, but I can't go there. One of my friends from high school is in the process of transitioning now, how on earth can I start calling him It? Jesus Christ, calling him it makes it sounds like he is as unimportant as a lamp post or a mailbox. Fucking IT?
Listen, you darling, wonderful, cray-cray, freshman of the college world, I support you. I love you. I want the freedoms that I take for granted to be yours, so you can take them for granted. I want you to live in a world where you feel safe to let your flag of whatever color/kind/etc... fly. But when you start busting the balls of a guy who created the It Gets Better Project, who has saved the life of at least on of my friends and I am sure COUNTLESS others, but claiming he is transphobic I don't even know what to do with you anymore. You are NOT HELPING.
I think I am just going to refer to everyone the way my (very small, toddler) son refers to everyone as of late. From now on you will not be she/he/him/her/cis/IT, you shall be "bob." Everyone is "bob" to him. If its good enough for a 4 year old, its good enough for me.
Jesus Christ. It. I don't even have the words.
Feb 5, 2014
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Confused And Depressed
Honey, now, more than any other time in history, you are not alone. Your thoughts and feelings are nothing to be ashamed of. No matter what "bucket" your sexual preference (straight/LGBTQ/etc...) falls into as you grow into yourself, It gets better. If you aren't in a position where you can talk to your parents about how you feel, there are so many resources out there that you can reach out to and find help. Being 15 sucks for everyone and you don't stay 15 forever (thank god) -16-18-22-40...those ages are right around the corner for you; please don't kill yourself-that's never the answer. You are important and you are worth it..
Feb 28, 2013
commented on GREATEST MOMENT IN SPORTS EVER
Sometimes even on the darkness days, when all the news in the world is bad, something like this comes along and restores your faith in the youth of the world.
Jan 7, 2013
commented on SL Letter of the Day: A Married Bi Man Makes His Move
sounds like complaints i hear from many of my married friends, ALL THE FUCKING TIME (Sans the bisexual bicoastal bit) i dont know why you would sign up for knowing you will be miserable for the rest of your life? no kids, no plans for kids, then don't you want a totally sexually compatible thing that you know wont make you miserable for the rest of your life? i dont have sex with you so i know you still think im pretty? what is your wife, like 13 years old? DTMFA why even bother with the years of guilt, pity sex, and whining which is going to be what you will have... seen this all before, ill tell you what i tell my peeps, you can either bitch and moan to me for the next decade about your misery, ill listen and smile and nod and make all the appropriate noises, or you can shit and get off the pot and do what you need to do to be happy. there are 2190830182739182673981723 other people in the world, chances are one of them can make you happier than the one you are with.