78% of gay teens are bullied or teased. Some skip school to avoid it. Some drop out. Some of them commit suicide, or are killed. It’s a mess. So how does Ellen Page coming out affect any of that?
I am sorry for everyone alive right now and suffering. I am sorry for the gentle souls, I am sorry for the humane humans that fight their battles and the battles of others in hopes to make this world a better place.
When I was in college, I took a film course and my professor said something that I believe rings true — especially today. He said that America is obsessed with happy endings.
I am always proud to be an American and a part of this wonderful country, but at this moment it is hard not to feel confused, disappointed, and even betrayed.
What’s even more disheartening is that as the final votes were counted, it became apparent that the people had elected Hillary Clinton, but the system elected Donald Trump.
The first time I felt sick was when I thought of my grandpa. He had been a black Tennessee college student in the Civil Rights Movement, watching his community be constantly belittled, attacked, and discriminated against. 40 years later, he would watch a black man become president. He cried, knowing his parents never would have dreamed of seeing such a sight.
For true fans, I don’t have to tell you what happens tonight. It’s been years. We’ve waited. Even patiently at times. For some of us, we never thought this day would come.
They’d been told of a time when straight, white men had a cakewalk through life, with nothing but prosperity and privilege and, goddamnit, they wanted theirs.
How do you bring two opposing sides of political and personal ideology back together in a way that does the least amount of continual damage, while respecting the individual rights and beliefs of everyone in the country?
“The first thing I notice in someone is their smile, but also I think one of the main most attractive things to me is someone who has wit/intelligence. I am a sucker for a person who speaks with conviction.”