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thetrevorproject:

There are people who care, people who can help. We’re here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call The Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386 if you feel like there’s no where to turn. We believe in you, so please don’t give up.

thetrevorproject:

There are people who care, people who can help. We’re here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call The Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386 if you feel like there’s no where to turn. We believe in you, so please don’t give up.

— 2 years ago with 826 notes
#trevor  #lifeline  #hope  #help  #helpline  #suicide  #lgbt 
“People’s minds will change…”

“People’s minds will change…”

(Source: pinkpanthers)

— 3 years ago with 641 notes
#ellen  #degeneres  #hope  #quote  #gay  #lesbian  #bisexual  #transgender  #queer  #LGBTQ 
“I know that you cannot live on hope alone, but without it, life is not  worth living. And you… And you… And you… Gotta give em hope.” - Harvey  Milk

“I know that you cannot live on hope alone, but without it, life is not worth living. And you… And you… And you… Gotta give em hope.” - Harvey Milk

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— 3 years ago with 93 notes
#harvey milk  #hope  #politics  #gay  #lesbian  #bisexual  #transgender  #queer  #LGBTQ 
A Message from Pinkpanthers: DADT

We are ecstatic to learn that “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” a 17 year old policy that prohibited gays and lesbians to serve openly in the US military has been voted to be repealed by Congress today. This achievement is important, not only to those in the military, but to all of us. We truly believe that as our government starts to acknowledge that we are equals and should be treated as such, most of society will as well. Be proud of who you are, what you can do, and the side of history that you are on. We urge you all to do some research, find out if your Representative or Senator helped in the repeal, and call and leave them a message of thanks. It is through a joint effort of our politicians, our advocates, and our hope that we have made an impact.

This is what it feels like when love wins. It does get better, and we’re glad you were here to see this day with us.

— 3 years ago with 19 notes
#it gets better  #dadt  #repeal  #love  #military  #hope  #LGBTQ 
“I know that you cannot live on hope alone, but without it, life is not  worth living. And you… And you… And you… Gotta give em hope.” - Harvey  Milk

“I know that you cannot live on hope alone, but without it, life is not worth living. And you… And you… And you… Gotta give em hope.” - Harvey Milk

— 3 years ago with 93 notes
#harvey  #milk  #gay  #anniversary  #death  #murder  #advocate  #gay rights  #hope  #LGBTQ 
Gay Navy rape survivor’s message to bullied gay kids – LGBTQ Nation
 
Gay Navy rape survivor’s message to bullied gay kids
Kelvin Lynch • Friday, October 1, 2010 • Comments (0)  92Share
Jose Antonio Rodriguez is a U.S. Navy veteran who was discharged under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ after his sexual orientation was discovered following being drugged, kidnapped, and brutally raped.  Rodriguez has since become an outspoken advocate for repeal of the antiquated law.
Rodriguez is so disturbed by reports of recent suicides of gay teens because of school bullying that he sends this heartfelt plea to all LGBT youth in America:

Joe Rodriguez was discharged under DADT.

I know it may be tough to be a young gay person.  I know it’s hard to have to hide your true essence and live a happy childhood and be who you really are. I understand it’s hard to have to hide in front of family and friends as you grow up to be the man or woman God brought into this world.  I ask you to keep faith and not give in to all the bullying and harassment.

I was once in the closet, just like you, and felt the pain and mental anguish of hiding who I really was until my 28th birthday last year.
I was raped by a group of men in June 2009 while I was still in the Navy.  My fellow sailors then perceived me to be gay, and harassed me because of the rape at the hands of other men.  They were right – I was a gay man, yet I did not deserve to be treated in a hateful manner.  But I stood strong and I am winning the battle now. I ask you to do the same.
I understand how you feel, but I beg you to please not give up.  Please stand strong and DEMAND EQUALITY. You are all God’s children and he loves us all!!  You are beautiful to everyone.  We are not different.  We are just a little more special, because God made us special, with love, and with love to give.  You are beautiful in my eyes and everyone’s eyes.  LIVE WITH PRIDE AND LIVE IN YOUR TRUE ESSENCE!  I love you all, and please don’t give up.  You are the ones coming up in the world and we need a strong generation for years to come.  We are not weak. So please, be patient and stand up with pride and fight for your equality!

Sincerely,US NAVY Gay VeteranJose A. Rodriguez

Gay Navy rape survivor’s message to bullied gay kids – LGBTQ Nation

Gay Navy rape survivor’s message to bullied gay kids

Kelvin Lynch • Friday, October 1, 2010 • Comments (0)  92Share

Jose Antonio Rodriguez is a U.S. Navy veteran who was discharged under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ after his sexual orientation was discovered following being drugged, kidnapped, and brutally raped.  Rodriguez has since become an outspoken advocate for repeal of the antiquated law.

Rodriguez is so disturbed by reports of recent suicides of gay teens because of school bullying that he sends this heartfelt plea to all LGBT youth in America:

Joe Rodriguez was discharged under DADT.

I know it may be tough to be a young gay person.  I know it’s hard to have to hide your true essence and live a happy childhood and be who you really are. I understand it’s hard to have to hide in front of family and friends as you grow up to be the man or woman God brought into this world.  I ask you to keep faith and not give in to all the bullying and harassment.

I was once in the closet, just like you, and felt the pain and mental anguish of hiding who I really was until my 28th birthday last year.

I was raped by a group of men in June 2009 while I was still in the Navy.  My fellow sailors then perceived me to be gay, and harassed me because of the rape at the hands of other men.  They were right – I was a gay man, yet I did not deserve to be treated in a hateful manner.  But I stood strong and I am winning the battle now. I ask you to do the same.

I understand how you feel, but I beg you to please not give up.  Please stand strong and DEMAND EQUALITY. You are all God’s children and he loves us all!!  You are beautiful to everyone.  We are not different.  We are just a little more special, because God made us special, with love, and with love to give.  You are beautiful in my eyes and everyone’s eyes.  LIVE WITH PRIDE AND LIVE IN YOUR TRUE ESSENCE!  I love you all, and please don’t give up.  You are the ones coming up in the world and we need a strong generation for years to come.  We are not weak. So please, be patient and stand up with pride and fight for your equality!

Sincerely,
US NAVY Gay Veteran
Jose A. Rodriguez

— 3 years ago with 53 notes
#gay  #hope  #DADT  #Don't Ask Don't Tell  #gang rape