Harry Potter Magical Wand the brave at heart
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Why does E. Lockhart have to make the biggest deal out of Gretchen’s race in Fly on the Wall? You don’t get white people points for fussing over your Chinese protagonist.  I mean, I love that Gretchen is Chinese, but it’s like she’s waving some sort of “GOOD WHITE PERSON” flag.




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gallifreyan-firefly:

My tea’s gone cold, I’m wondering why I got out of bed at all
The morning rain clouds up my window and I can’t see at all
And even if I could it’d all be grey, but your picture on my wall
It reminds me that it’s not so bad
It’s not so bad

I want to thank you for giving me the best day of my life
Oh just to be with you is having the best day of my life

shubbabang:

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consent is a hell of a thing aint it

titspirationall:

lynnpls:

Where’d the name Iggy Azalea come from?

Iggy is the name of my old dog. I had a name plate necklace that I used to wear which read “Iggy.” People I’d meet assumed it was my name and started calling me that. Azalea is the street I grew up on – I’m from Azalea Street. My family still lives there to this day. (x)

SO FANCY.

hermionejg:

realhayleyghoover:

I made a new video about the sexual abuse outings in the YouTube community. This one focusses on consent within relationships with large age differences.

Trigger warning for rape, assault, abuse.

such a great video from Hayley.

The Hogwarts Express ride, Universal Orlando 2014

defileddiadem:

i wonder how many wizard children got semen flavored bertie bott’s beans and didn’t realize it until later on in life

snapslikethis:

But the Weasley children giving Molly and Arthur with laving gifts every holiday or just because, slowly refurnishing the Burrow with non-broken items, sending them on proper holidays together, and their parents protesting but the children saying that they’ll have to get used to it. Between this, and not having so many mouths to feed, they live comfortably for the rest of their lives.

The Weasley children trying to buy their parents a new home and Molly and Arthur insisting  that this, the Burrow, is home and where they raised their children and where they’ll stay, thank you very much. (Their children being secretly relieved.) Everyone still coming over for Sunday suppers.

Molly relaxing and becoming the most indulgent grandmother. Her children being mildly outraged that their children get away with things at gran and grandad’s house that they never would have escaped punishment for.

Major LGBT organizations drop support of ENDA

gaywrites:

Some of the biggest LGBT organizations in the field have formally dropped their support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act because it allows an exemption for religiously-affiliated employers and institutions. 

The organizations who cosigned this announcement are the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the ACLU, Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, Lambda Legal, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and the Transgender Law Center. Their statement reads that ENDA’s religious exemption clause has long been a source of concern, but “the Supreme Court’s decision on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby has made it clear that religious exemption provisions are ‘no longer tenable.’”

ENDA has been around for decades and reintroduced in many forms, but it has yet to make any real progress in Congress. These organizations say that if it passes as is, it will still leave a substantial number of LGBT employees without workplace protections.

"Moreover, it actually might lessen non-discrimination protections now provided for LGBT people by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and very likely would generate confusion rather than clarity in federal law," they wrote Tuesday. "Finally, such a discrimination provision in federal law likely would invite states and municipalities to follow the unequal federal lead." …

“Federal legislation to protect LGBT people from workplace discrimination is way beyond overdue, but Congress has no place giving religiously affiliated employers a license to discriminate against LGBT workers,” said Laura W. Murphy, director of the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office. ”We can no longer support a bill that treats LGBT discrimination as different and somehow more legitimate than other forms of discrimination.”

This could be a serious game-changer. The biggest name in the LGBT game, obviously and unfortunately, is the Human Rights Campaign. ENDA is huge for them right now, which is why we haven’t heard from them yet (and possibly won’t at all). If they come forward with an announcement, that’ll be an even bigger deal.

The absence of any religious exemptions in a potential new ENDA might make it even harder for workplace equality to pass (or even come up for a vote) in a Republican-dominated House, but considering it wasn’t moving as is, at the very least we can hope for a new version that doesn’t deliberately leave some of us out. Even if it takes forever to move, we’ll all be able to stand behind it proudly, knowing we’re not throwing LGBT workers from religious organizations under the bus in the process. 

it’s really funny because I can see Lupin just shaking his head at Teddy’s behaviour with Lily laying a sympathetic hand on his shoulder and then Tonks is just there high-fiving James and Sirius

jesuisperdu:

Dear White People

official trailer HD; in theaters oct. 17

nowhereaddie:

The car readout glitched… A lesser known Muse album

anneboleyns:

'42' co-stars Nicole Beharie & Chadwick Boseman presenting at the 45th NAACP Image Awards


Title: Crazy In Love (Remix for "Fifty Shades of Grey")

Artist: Beyoncé

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— Anonymous: I understand what you're saying about people thinking Henna is cool on Whites but weird/gross/laughable on other people. I've never encountered that personally, but I believe it and it's horrific. But I don't agree that that means Whites can't use henna. I don't think it should be cool *because* Whites use it, but that doesn't mean it can't become a part of White culture.

Ehh, all the white people in my town make it so that it’s A+ on them but gross on people who are of cultures who use it.  The worst is when they try to replicate traditional designs.

But what is “White culture?”

LC