I’m so angry that I could probably cry. Read this rubbish (The red marks the teacher’s name and the blue marks the school).

This is a status update from my old homeroom teacher’s Facebook wall. Now, let me say that I went to a Catholic high school and I was very proud to be a student there. With it’s high standard for academics, empowering environment, and intellectual teachers, how could I not be? But after reading this, I’m so utterly disappointed.

This was the teacher that everyone guessed was somewhere on the broad LGBT spectrum, but it didn’t matter. Because when you thought about her, your mind was filled with thoughts of her chemistry class. I didn’t even have her as a chemistry teacher and that’s what I thought. I used to hate chemistry back in high school (love it now, though) and I envied the girls who were in her AP Chem class because of how enthusiastically they’d talk about her class. Their eyes would light up as they talked animatedly about an upcoming exam or possible ideas on their famous Mole Day projects that would be displayed in her room. I think any teacher that can bring that much energy into students is a pretty damn good teacher, and instead of REWARDING such an accomplishment, she’s getting fired all because she and her partner are having a child in a non-Catholic way. I repeat, they are firing a pregnant woman for having a child in a different way.

I hate this. I hate that this is happening. I hate that this is legal. I hate that there are so many students who will be missing out on a great education from a wonderful teacher, all because of religious beliefs. I hate that this is happening to someone that is a true role model, not only to me but also to the other LGBT students in the school right now who really need someone like her around them. Sometimes, when I was in that school, I’d feel like I would be crucified on my own cross for showing who I really was or how I really felt. I wish I had seen an LGBT teacher like her (one in a stable relationship and a budding family on the way) to show me that everything would turn out okay for me in the end.

Anyway, this isn’t fair and I wish her the absolute best. But also, fuck this shit. It’s 2014. When are we going to learn that this is not okay?

(Also, sorry that part of the message repeats in the second pic. Tried to edit it out, but it wouldn’t go away, the little bugger)

Several daredevils on Instagram are taking architectural photography to new heights.

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Ivan Kuznetsov

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Ivan Kuznetsov

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high-vel0city:

I wanna be in that relationship were I can just do the stupidest shit. Like legit, dance in public with me, make faces at me, do accents with me, hell, make fun of my bad habits in a funny way. I don’t care, just have fun with me.

180mph:

Girl: Come over

Me: Im an AP student, and I take many AP classes

Girl: My parents arent home

Me: AP stands for advanced placement. These are college level courses that you can take in high school. Typically they are more demanding than regular classes and thus you are often given a higher workload. However, the benefits are far reaching. Consider taking some AP courses during high school for a chance to earn college credit

“Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event, anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public.
When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.” — Brian Lord.org (via wonderwoundedhearers)

allons-y—allonso:

allons-y—allonso:

I FOUND A FRIEND FROM HIGH SCHOOL. THERE’S STILL HOPE.

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DANIELLEABELA

OHHH NICE