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“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late… to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you’ve never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. And if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”

In Quotations on November 27, 2010 at 5:18 pm

(The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)

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Agree, Disagree, or somewhere in between? No. 1:

In Quotations, Written Reasoning on November 16, 2010 at 11:53 pm

“Adults train kids to become sexually mature in a manner they approve of. We clap and laugh over all the little moments meant to prepare them for this; we give them gender appropriate toys that will prepare little boys for a manhood of tools and trucks and little girls for a womanhood of kitchens and babies, not to mention makeup and high heels. We take “kissing cousin” photos of little boys and girls mimicking grownup sexual behaviour and proudly frame them or put them in our wallets to show strangers because children mimicking adult sexual behaviour is adorable (so long as it’s the correct sexual behaviour). We teach little boys that they’re not supposed to cry and we teach little girls to spend their lives wondering what men are thinking of them. The second the physical aspects of sexual maturity start sprouting, we organize social events to push them toward each other; first, the fumbling and terrifying middle school dances, then the process gets increasingly formal the closer the kids get to maturity: freshman dances, sophomore dances, proms and homecomings, all to push them toward that aisle, and the socially approved method of romantic love and baby-making.

Gay kids get none of that. Not one bit of it. Read the rest of this entry »

Things that are Not Funny:

In Images on September 24, 2010 at 6:33 pm

Not that I’m pro eff bombs left right and centre, but this graphic speaks too much truth to pass off as “untruthful”, no? There lies a distinctive need to educate ourselves and each other with grace and hospitality!

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“Certainly, there are those who would argue, ‘but same-sex desires are disordered’. Without getting into an argument about that specifically (which inevitably becomes a win-lose scenario), I would simply acknowledge that there is dis-order in so much of our human experience. Yet all of the order and dis-order come together to form and shape the identity and experience of an individual – and that individual is known and loved by God.”

In Quotations on August 11, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Wendy Gritter (Bridging the Gap)

What do you make of the morality of masturbation?

In Written Reasoning on July 8, 2010 at 9:02 pm

As a Child and Youth Care practitioner, one of the aspects of my work is that I consult and engage with a variety of youth to help them find a means to experience growth. That’s my really complicated way of saying “I hang out with young people.” And I frickin’ love it! In any case, one of the youth near and dear to my heart recently enquired of me a series of concepts concerning sexuality and masturbation. The kid was coming from a Christian background and didn’t really know what to make of the expression of his sexuality while simultaneously running it parallel to the principles in his personal faith. It’s no news to me that masturbation (and all levels of its discussion) is left out in many conversations in today’s churches. So as an exercise, I decided to write a hypothetical reply about commenting on masturbation and sexual lifestyles. Read the rest of this entry »

I love all kinds of people…

In Images on February 21, 2010 at 12:30 am

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Here’s the thing,

I love boys, I love girls, I love women, I love men… but above all: I love people.

I love people, and their crap. And I’m willing to push through people’s crap to find a story, and I’m willing to push through people’s story (the good, the bad, the triumphant, and the ugly) to get down to the bottom of who they are.

I love who people are.

Make-You-Laugh No.2:

In Laughs on February 19, 2010 at 10:00 pm

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Vogue. lol.

Make-You-Laugh No.1:

In Laughs on February 10, 2010 at 5:11 pm

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Win.

You know something’s skewed when our society thinks there’s a problem with…

In Images, Quotations on February 9, 2010 at 7:52 pm

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“The fear of male homosexuality is the fear of the loss of male dominance in our society — if everybody gets equally sexualized and equally open to having sex with everybody else then the whole system of male dominance gets called into question

In Quotations on February 9, 2010 at 6:54 pm

Jim McBride aka Mr. Skin

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