(Before photo: Bing, after photo: AP)
Briarwood Elementary School, bottom right in Oklahoma City, Okla. before and after the tornado hit on May 20.
This before-and-after comparison lays bare the force of the tornado, evoking strongly the sights and memories from the 2011 catastrophe in Joplin, Missouri. Our thoughts as always are with the victims — in case you missed it, the death toll in Oklahoma was revised downward from 51 yesterday to just 24 today, a measure of mercy in the face of this tragedy.
Ok like I’ve never read The Fault In Our Stars but I see it every where on this site and I want to.
Is it any good??
do animals think in english or in the sounds they make
this is what yahoo paid $1.1 billion for
— Kyoko Escamilla (via beatsandbrushes)
Yahoo and Tumblr made their wedding vows Monday with the stumbling Web search giant publicly announcing its promise not to “screw up” the relationship.
People being angry about ~dem gays~ on Target’s Facebook.
I just want to give my two cents on this and tell you a story.
A couple weeks ago, I was hired at Target. I have a job at Target. Not a big deal right?
It is a big deal because i’m a transman.
It doesn’t take a genius to conclude that it’s hard for me, my brothers, and sisters to get a job. There are legal restraints regarding the job and if you don’t pass, it’s hard to be taken seriously at a job interview.
Right on the application, it asks what your preferred name is. It also asks if there is anything that target should know. I put the fact that I am a transman, expecting not to get a call because usually when you put that down, people will throw out the application. I got TWO interviews.
At the interview, they asked me about it. I told them I am on hormones and they told me that they didn’t care. Not in the sense that they don’t emotionally care, but that it didn’t matter. I was male and that’s all that mattered. They also told me that they give sex same couples benefits in states that do not recognize them as a married couple.
At my job orientation, I was not misgendered once. Even my supervisors who weren’t sure of my gender avoided pronoun use, which I found only happens when you’ve had pronoun training. They gave me a name tag with my preferred name and didn’t ask questions. I felt safe and respected, which is huge for a trans* person.
TLDR: Target is amazing not just for the LGB, but also the T. Shop there for the rest of your life.