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Today in the United States, same- sex marriage became legal. All states must now allow for the marriages of same- sex couples. Now it's just called marriage. I'm crying because I don't have to fear being told at the hospital that I cannot see my partner because I'm not considered family, or not be allowed to be buried nearby him, or not be allowed to create a family. I can legally marry anywhere. And I'm overwhelmed. I'm still processing everything and it's amazing and frightening at the same time. 

There is still though a lot of work to be done. Many states in the United States still allow for work and housing discrimination of LGBT+ people because we are not a protected class. In many states, killing or beating an LGBT person can still not be considered a hate crime and in a few cases could even be forgiven. And trans people still suffer the most per capita to: sexual violence, assault, and emotional abuse. My brothers, sisters, siblings (keeping it gender neutral. Let us not forget the the T in LGBT) and I can still face bigotry and have it be deemed legal in many states or hidden under the cover of religious freedom, even though technically we would not be free from that. But this is a time for celebration for now. Marriage is a big step 

...but I'm going to keep fighting. 
This short clip is from one of my favorite TV shows from one of my favorite characters.




At first I didn't really understand the significance of what Peyton had said, the singer she referred to, or the idea of oppression being condoned in institutions and how different forms of oppressions are different experiences. Now looking at everything, I see just how powerful this was, especially since this aired way before Hollywood began to discuss LGBT issues and the idea of acceptance. It even says more about the role of an ally be it with sexuality, race, or gender. Be the voice others need, help stand against oppression. 
I love people on deviantart that like to make comments and talk about free speech and debates but once they get called out, they block you because hearing the truth hurts. 

If you would like to know more, go talk to hisarcher19. They love to cite how: homosexuality is wrong, liberals are wrong, and deny world history. And if you choose to argue, they will block you. Because deep down they're afraid. 

If you want to be religious, go ahead. I believe in free choice and freedom of religious practice. But the moment you try to infringe on my rights or the rights of others; or you want to make stuff up, know I will call you out. 

End rant 
Sam Smith literally causes me to fangirl...just like Beyonce. I have no shame. 
Today in the United States, same- sex marriage became legal. All states must now allow for the marriages of same- sex couples. Now it's just called marriage. I'm crying because I don't have to fear being told at the hospital that I cannot see my partner because I'm not considered family, or not be allowed to be buried nearby him, or not be allowed to create a family. I can legally marry anywhere. And I'm overwhelmed. I'm still processing everything and it's amazing and frightening at the same time. 

There is still though a lot of work to be done. Many states in the United States still allow for work and housing discrimination of LGBT+ people because we are not a protected class. In many states, killing or beating an LGBT person can still not be considered a hate crime and in a few cases could even be forgiven. And trans people still suffer the most per capita to: sexual violence, assault, and emotional abuse. My brothers, sisters, siblings (keeping it gender neutral. Let us not forget the the T in LGBT) and I can still face bigotry and have it be deemed legal in many states or hidden under the cover of religious freedom, even though technically we would not be free from that. But this is a time for celebration for now. Marriage is a big step 

...but I'm going to keep fighting. 

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Thank you for viewing this account, I hope I offer enough entertainment.

As you can tell from my amount of comments; I love to talk and comment about art or anything in general. If you want to; start a conversation about anything you like. I speak English, some French, some Spanish, and a little Italian. Or just comment and I will look at your art and give an honest opinion.

The fun of this site is that it allows artists not only expression but connection. Hope to chat with you soon.

Tyler
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jimfleming Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
thanks
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PaintedSunshine Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for the fave dear!! :heart: I'm so glad you enjoyed reading my little poem. :huggle:
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QaletaqaHania Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the favourite Hi! .
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tyler9862 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem ^^
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RowenSatell Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the favs :)
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tyler9862 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome :D
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JutsuGal1208 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
THX 4 THE FAV!!! :woohoo: :hug: :iconiamhappyplz:
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tyler9862 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! And it's fine!
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JutsuGal1208 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
Thx again :iconweeeplz:
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tyler9862 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ROCK ON
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