I Promised Never to Grow Up...

I like to pretend I'm not a broke college student. I think I'm a princess. I really like stuff. A lot of stuff. I make no apologies for being a spaz. I think Peter Pan is a very important person. People call me "quirky," which is a nice way of saying I'm weird. I prefer dresses to pants. I touch glitter at least once a week. I have a mad obsession with hair bows, ribbons, and headbands. I'm a self-righteous vegetarian. HELLO.

I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

—Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally (via observando)

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norsegays:

astrolope:

People being angry about ~dem gays~ on Target’s Facebook.

I just want to give my two cents on this and tell you a story.

A couple weeks ago, I was hired at Target. I have a job at Target. Not a big deal right?

It is a big deal because i’m a transman

It doesn’t take a genius to conclude that it’s hard for me, my brothers, and sisters to get a job. There are legal restraints regarding the job and if you don’t pass, it’s hard to be taken seriously at a job interview.

Right on the application, it asks what your preferred name is. It also asks if there is anything that target should know. I put the fact that I am a transman, expecting not to get a call because usually when you put that down, people will throw out the application. I got TWO interviews.

At the interview, they asked me about it. I told them I am on hormones and they told me that they didn’t care. Not in the sense that they don’t emotionally care, but that it didn’t matter. I was male and that’s all that mattered. They also told me that they give sex same couples benefits in states that do not recognize them as a married couple.

At my job orientation, I was not misgendered once. Even my supervisors who weren’t sure of my gender avoided pronoun use, which I found only happens when you’ve had pronoun training. They gave me a name tag with my preferred name and didn’t ask questions. I felt safe and respected, which is huge for a trans* person.

TLDR: Target is amazing not just for the LGB, but also the T. Shop there for the rest of your life.

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Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but … life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.

—Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez (via observando)

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The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.

—Horace Walpole (via observando)

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Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something.

—H. Jackson Brown Jr. (via observando)

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Your name. The name I said casually in conversation, and whilst laughing, the name I whispered early in the morning and moaned on multiple occasions. The name I gasped quietly as I lay on my bedroom floor crying the hardest I ever had in my life, as my heart ached with a loss that I had hoped to never experience. Because I did. I cried so hard for you that night. The night you left.