The news kind of blew its gravity out of proportion (it was hardly trending topic
worthy, but I suppose after the disaster Ondoy
caused two years ago, it's understandable), but braving the streets while tropical storm Falcon (Meari)
was on a rampage was
still kind of fucking scary. My sister had been in the area when Marikina River
started flooding in, and she couldn't help but run in a tiny fit of panic as she saw the water spreading into the highway while she was on her way to meet me at my work place (where it was thankfully flood-free). Storm's gone now, though, and the skies are clear again. Next up!
Rainbow bullet points are here for a reason, obviously.
'COS THERE'S A RAINBOW ALWAYS AFTER THE RAIIIIN ♪ 8D *kickedpunchedandgutted
I've been following updates about the New York gay marriage legislation since news came out earlier this month, but kind of forgot that the vote was happening yesterday, until I went online and caught Neil Patrick Harris tweeting about its success
(I'm like that with birthdays, too, actually. ;;) and then
proceeded to bombard the world wide web with celebratory sparkles complete with unicorn mascots with the rest of my fellow happy people. I don't have any plans of living in New York and have never been interested in marriage for myself, but it's nice to know that there's one more place I can consider should I ever meet a girl I'd want to share those vows with. But right now I'll just sit here being happy for Neil and David Burtka
and all the gorgeous couples
so happily in love. Or I could go to Baguio.
*grabs a popcorn*
People are finally taking steps to properly document LGBT hate crimes in the Philippines
. Reading about it is even more sickening when you think about how we, of course, had always had an idea about shit like this happening all over the country (we've been told stories about exactly what has been mentioned in the linked articles and corrective rape back in uni), but have never had something close to concrete reports out in the open--at least none that I know of--and that even with this not that many people seem to care
, because most Filipinos still believe that discrimination against LGBT citizens is only a first world problem, and, "Filipino LGBT have got it easier here than in most other countries--even Japanese transsexual queens think so
. You should be grateful already."
Well. Last I heard, human rights is a concern for everybody. And, no, not with all the killings happening, we do not.
Speaking of discrimination: I've always known about bisexual hate within the LGBT community, but I've never had direct experience with it until last week, when someone from my work place called me confused and actually inexistent. It felt really shitty being told that, especially from someone who's supposed to understand more what it's like to be different, but apparently I have no right to feel victimized by heteronormativity because I have hetero-privelege and there's more reason to feel sorry for me because of my being brain-addled and incapable of choosing one side? Ah, yeah. Because heterosexuals and homosexuals are actually at war with each other. And I've never had to control myself from showing too much affection towards my female friends because I've never had girls hesitate to hug me as much as they used to after learning about my attraction towards women. You'd think someone who waves a rainbow flag so proudly would be past seeing the world in only black-and-white. Seriously.
ANYWAY. This NSFW gif
of Harry and Draco look-a-likes has been circling Tumblr since idek when (most of my friends and I only saw it last night), and today I found the video it came from
. Je suis majorly disappoint that "Draco" tops in it, but wth. Keep it coming, boys, give me all you've got! Um.
*A* It doesn't matter whether it's two men or two women or a BAMF good man and a pretty HBIC Scottish girl getting married... love is love is love is love forever, so! Happy Anniversary, Mr and Mrs Pond! ♥ ♥ ♥
And, finally, because it is not a Ginny post if nothing random comes up: There is hope for OPM yet.