“I spent a lot of time, in my earlier years of limelight, suppressing myself.” The rapper, who tackles homophobia and rape culture in verse, is making forays into TV and photography, working on a new record — and refusing to be suppressed any longer.
'I want you to see my child as I do,’ he said.
'See pictures of her smiling like the world has no gravity. See how lovely she looks in a sparkly dress. See how perfect she is.
'Then I want you to notice that all of my children look that way. So do yours. They are too young to be malicious, or contrived.
They simply exist, and when we allow them to exist as they really are, they are happier than anything you will see in an adult.
'I don't ever want the light that beams from my children's eyes extinguished.'
I’ve always liked identicons, which WordPress and GitHub have used to great effect. The premise is simple: take a user identifier such as an IP or email address and deterministically convert it into an image based on a simple algorithm. To that I end I started hacking on Identikon - a little Racket program that generates different types of identicons based on rules modules.
But among the social conservatives who are a powerful force within the Republican Party, there is a far darker view. To them, the widespread acceptance of Jenner’s evolution from an Olympic gold medalist whose masculinity was enshrined on a Wheaties box to a shapely woman posing suggestively on the cover of Vanity Fair was a reminder that they are losing the culture wars.
Father of Bisexual Teenager Who Died by Suicide: 'It’s The Worst Pain You Can Ever Imagine' (Advocate)
Advocate coverage of the Adam Kizer suicide.
Deportation is on hold, again, for bisexual Orashia Edwards. His forced flight from the U.K. to his native Jamaica has been canceled, pending another appeal, as he tries to convince British authorities he is, in fact, bisexual.
Can Sexuality Be Changed? (The Atlantic)
A trial in New Jersey this week will determine whether telling gay people that they can become straight constitutes consumer fraud. The ruling might mean the end of so-called “conversion therapies” for good.
For one session that reportedly cost $100, Downing asked Levin to stand in front of a full-length mirror. According to court documents, Downing told Levin to say a negative thing about himself and remove an article of clothing with each criticism. When he was fully naked, Levin alleges that Downing told him to touch his penis and his buttocks. Eventually, Downing said “good,” and the session ended. Downing allegedly tried similar nudity-based methods on other JONAH clients.
I've been having a problem with ido screwing up on windows. Here is a fix.
;;disable ido caching on windows (require 'ido) (when (equal system-type 'windows-nt) (setq ido-max-dir-file-cache 0) (add-to-list 'ido-work-directory-list-ignore-regexps "Local Settings") (add-to-list 'ido-work-directory-list-ignore-regexps "Application Data"))