Monthly Archives: February 2014

We believe that offering to change a person’s sexual orientation or control his or her same sex attraction would be likely to reinforce the notion that these feelings are wrong or abnormal. For wider society, it also perpetuates the mistaken belief that homosexuality is a disorder needing treatment. UK Council for Psychotherapy Advertisements

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Arizona’s S.B. 1062, part of the conservative “Jim Queer” crusade to use religious liberty as means of codifying discrimination against people for their sexual identities, once again places conservatives on the wrong side of history and further marginalizes an intolerance-obsessed party during an inclusion-oriented era. Charles M. Blow

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Strangers with cookies: How a TED Talk inspired college students to do a highly altruistic act during finals week

Originally posted on TED Blog:
The McGregor Reading Room at the University of Virginia is sometimes referred to as the “Harry Potter Room.” All  bookshelves, oriental carpets and chandeliers, the room earned its nickname for its posh look and the fact that it’s a favorite spot for studying. But last December, this room filled with…

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6 unexpected historical figures with the civic hacker mindset

Originally posted on TED Blog:
Catherine Bracy works at Code for America, where civic hackers help their cities. Here, she points out historical figures who fit the definition of “civic hacker.” Photo: Ryan Lash By Catherine Bracy Hacking has always been an important component of healthy democracies. Despite the bad connotation the word often has…

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You gave to me all I know I will stay here I will not go.

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Stop talking, stop thinking, and there is nothing you will not understand. Seng-Ts’an

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Money is not speech. Corporations are not people. If only it were true in reality.

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Won’t you teach me how to love and learn? There’ll be nothing left for me to yearn. Think of me and burn and let me hold your hand.

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Oh, I’m famished so I’ll eat your minerals. Like a rabid beast at a foolish feast – I’ll steal your breath. Like a twisted thief with a mangled glove, It’s just my nature I ruin love. Stealin’ kisses in those misses within beats Stealin’ kisses in those bloody sheets I’m killin’ you. I’m killin’ you. […]

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