scottmstringer:

Shine the Light on Domestic Violence (why this blog is purple): Did you know that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month?
One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. It can affect anyone regardless of race, background, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status.
All too often, it is an issue that stays behind closed doors. But we are using this month to bring it out in the open.
Tonight, we’re turning Times Square and the Con Ed Tower purple.* I’m co-hosting this event, called Shine the Light on Domestic Violence, with the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, my Domestic Violence Task Force and other partners.
To find out more, visit my Shine the Light website. You can learn how to join us tomorrow night and find a wealth of valuable resources about domestic violence.
*If we can turn Times Square and the Con Ed Tower purple, it only makes sense to turn this blog purple, too. More purple means more people thinking about domestic violence and what we can all do to stop it!

scottmstringer:

Shine the Light on Domestic Violence (why this blog is purple): Did you know that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month?

One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. It can affect anyone regardless of race, background, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status.

All too often, it is an issue that stays behind closed doors. But we are using this month to bring it out in the open.

Tonight, we’re turning Times Square and the Con Ed Tower purple.* I’m co-hosting this event, called Shine the Light on Domestic Violence, with the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, my Domestic Violence Task Force and other partners.

To find out more, visit my Shine the Light website. You can learn how to join us tomorrow night and find a wealth of valuable resources about domestic violence.


*If we can turn Times Square and the Con Ed Tower purple, it only makes sense to turn this blog purple, too. More purple means more people thinking about domestic violence and what we can all do to stop it!


newsweek:

Today is the 13th anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard, the 21-year-old gay college student from Laramie, Wyo., who was brutally beaten into a coma and left to die, propped up on this fence.
Years before the It Gets Better Campaign, the Trevor Project, or anything remotely close to legalized gay marriage, Shepard’s death galvanized the LGBT community—and others—to demand hate-crimes legislation.
(Photo taken from Newsweek’s original story on the beating, in 1998.)
Related:
The Matthew Shepard Foundation
Huffington Post: We Are All Matthew Shepard
Newsweek: A Timeline of the Gay Rights Movement

newsweek:

Today is the 13th anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard, the 21-year-old gay college student from Laramie, Wyo., who was brutally beaten into a coma and left to die, propped up on this fence.

Years before the It Gets Better Campaign, the Trevor Project, or anything remotely close to legalized gay marriage, Shepard’s death galvanized the LGBT community—and others—to demand hate-crimes legislation.

(Photo taken from Newsweek’s original story on the beating, in 1998.)

Related:

The Matthew Shepard Foundation

Huffington Post: We Are All Matthew Shepard

Newsweek: A Timeline of the Gay Rights Movement


"when conducting business she would lie about where she’s from / saying life is how it is, not how it was." [conor oberst]

remember how 

these words have never been spoken but metered out through keys to hang in space maybe you’ll speak them or maybe our bodies will evolve/ until we emit only Still Vibrations; Chords stay in the throat instead of dying in the air because I’ll just text you from the other room- if i have kids i’ll teach them to hold a pen before they learn to  type not Reactionary/ just Reverent towards the mortality of inkandpaper we give more weight to wisdom with a lifespan, projecting our humanity on objects we hope to leave behind now we clutter truly the last frontier with our virtual lives and the Livingforever turns out to taste pretty cheap. 


..home

 Desire is the moment when the Polaroid turns the color of his skin and you wish you could touch it/

my blood is too hot for all these layers in the winter Walls around our bodies and around our minds the Pacific still sounds off in my soul and I’m relieved I can still hear it through the cloth I’m glad it’s not dead / why do we hide our skin when it’s meant to be touched and admired we Live for the tingling NegativeSpace between warm bodies salty brown from the sunlight 

Home is the strength of Knowing

that some things will never change. staring into caffeine fumes eyes filmyUnfocused on the semi-conscious phrase Last night/ was a Good night. like the sun on my lips as I lay chilled on tile shady eaves wilting wisteria kisses into my saltStiff hair because 

it’s a crime to shower the ocean off of your body. never remove the neon polish chipped to perfection on your toes by shell shards and pebbles pale in the bright from the blue-sky-so-blue 

that the word sounds stupid. again with the sunset an infinitesimal data point in the vast and vivid plot of all sunsets past and future passing into vacuousBlack onto the next corner of the world. 




weddingequality:

Dan Swezy and Navy Lt. Gary Ross, Sept. 20, 2011
Danbury, Vermont
The couple celebrated the end of the military ban on LGBT people with a wedding just after the clock struck midnight early today. 

weddingequality:

Dan Swezy and Navy Lt. Gary Ross, Sept. 20, 2011

Danbury, Vermont

The couple celebrated the end of the military ban on LGBT people with a wedding just after the clock struck midnight early today. 


publicdomainbitch:

USS Akron over Manhattan
1931-1933
U.S. Naval Historical Center

publicdomainbitch:

USS Akron over Manhattan

1931-1933

U.S. Naval Historical Center


poplipps:

Coffee made of love…

poplipps:

Coffee made of love…


oscarprgirl:

so fab #odlrlive  (Taken with instagram)

oscarprgirl:

so fab #odlrlive (Taken with instagram)