halfway through my third pride month out as trans and the growth and love I’ve seen from this community and people outside of it is amazing. here’s to many more as being out and proud.
☝🏻☝🏻☝🏻❤️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻💚👊🏻🌈 I LOVE MY PEOPLE 🥳🥳🥳 .
😳 — The gay Irish prime minister called out #MikePence’s #homophobia right in front of him. -
Yesterday morning the prime minister of Ireland had breakfast with Mike Pence and he made some pointed comments about accepting others.
Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and his partner Matthew Barrett are in Washington this week on a diplomatic visit to the U.S. Yesterday morning, they had a breakfast in honor of St Patrick’s Day at Pence’s residence at the Naval Observatory.
Karen Pence, who works at a school that bans #LGBTQ students and teachers, was not available for the meeting, so Mike Pence’s sister Anne attended instead.
Varadkar sent a polite tweet about Pence’s “warm reception,” but he had some pointed comments for journalists who gathered at the Naval Observatory yesterday.
“I lived in a country where if I’d tried to be myself at the time, it would have ended up breaking laws,” he said.
“I stand here as the leader of my country. Flawed and human, but judged by my political actions, not by my sexual orientation, my skin tone, gender, or religious beliefs.”
Varadkar, whose father was born in India and immigrated to Ireland, said that his story is possible in “every country where freedom and liberty are cherished.”
“We are, after all, all God’s children.”
Pence’s history of anti-LGBTQ statements and actions is long and well known, starting with his campaign for the U.S. House in 2000 when he supported federal funding for conversion therapy. He has worked against LGBTQ rights in the House, as the governor of Indiana, and now as vice president.
DAD, who WAS AN ALL STAR B-BALL PLAYER in HIGH SCHOOL and in COLLEGE at WHARTON BUSINESS SCHOOL, MADE an APPEARANCE TODAY in HIS LATE SEVENTIES on THE COURT to SHOW HIS GRANDSON a THING or TWO before HEADING TO LUNCH. MOMENTS and MEMORIES....... 🏀😘🙏🏻
loads of awesome things just happened to me, i got noticed so many times by people i idolise but for some reason its just made me feel,,, so depressed?? sometimes im the happiest ive ever been and then,,, i just feel so down? its rlly not good. -evan
#lgbtq #lgbttti#lgbtfamily#lgbtsupport #lgbtq🌈 #lgbttürkiye #lgbthelp #lgbt💖❤️ #lgbtposts #lgbtpride2017🌈
🌈 THE COUNTDOWN IS ON! 🌈
We are 9 days away from our FIRST networking event.
Bring your friends, family and business cards!
We can’t wait to see you there.
SATURDAY 22ND JUNE is our focus day for #bookfairieswithpride - will you be joining us? All summer we are marking Pride events (have a look at our latest blog entries for some examples!) by hiding books that celebrate LGBTQ+ authors and storylines, but we thought it would be good to have a really busy #Pride day too! Please comment below with a title you think would be perfect to hide 🌈
In case you didn’t know already, we have Pride stickers and a Pride tote bag in the book fairy shop - click the link in our bio to find them 💚
Our friends at World of Books have helped us gather some amazing titles for our Pride celebrations, some of which have already been hidden under the hashtag #bookfairieswithpride!
We love the Pride ethos of inclusivity and #loveislove and as book fairies we welcome everyone to join in and share the love of reading. How will you celebrate Pride this year?
Do you ever feel like a misfit, everything inside you is dark and twisted ? 🖤💜
We like it best like this.🌈🌈
And, btw - think we need more emoji heart colors and flags. Please and thank you @apple and friends.
Literally could not have shared this experience with anyone else. Such an amazing night - we laughed, we cried (more times then I would like to admit - Viva forever nearly did me in 😂) and we got moved to a better section of the arena by some incredible ladies who loved our outfits 🤗❤️ My first Spice Girls concert after wanting to see them since childhood did not disappoint. Truly incredible. 🙌
How can you possibly look at this beautiful, happy, bright-eyed little boy and feel anything but LOVE?
Thanks to our @Instagram crew, fam, friends and allies for always having our backs.
Pride is fun for us. Pride is an exciting time for our family to feel seen and valued, to teach our son love and equality, but we are fortunate, because we are surrounded by that every single day. Too many people in the LGBTQ community do not have the acceptance and support that we take for granted. For so many members of this community, a hateful comment carries the weight of the world, a hateful comment can be soul crushing.
So we wave our flags loud and proud to remind anyone who needs it - You deserve love and friendship and acceptance and support.
Don’t listen to those people who are SO miserable they would troll hashtags and leave hateful comments for happy families.
We ❤️ our queer little world. And we love all of you for being a part of it.