On this day 4 years ago at approximately 6pm I started 29 hour journey of labor. I can’t believe my Gibbie is going to be 4 tomorrow. I can’t believe that two days later she’ll be starting pre-kindergarten. She’s definitely not a baby anymore.
Pardon me while I go ball up into an emotional hormonal mess for a while.
A 19-year-old gay man is safe and staying with a family friend in Atlanta, Georgia, after suffering physical and verbal abuse at the hands of his stepmother, father, and grandparents when he told them he was gay. (snip)
Shortly thereafter, the situation escalates, as Pierce’s father tells him he is a disgrace and calls him a “queer,” while his stepmother screams at the teenager and begins to hit him. (snip)
Pierce’s aunt, Teri Cooper, confirmed the video’s authenticity to The Advocate, explaining that she picked Daniel up on Wednesday after responding to a frantic text alerting her that his family was trying to stage an “intervention” to “pray away the gay.” Cooper says when she arrived at the home, the family wouldn’t let her inside, but Pierce emerged with a split lip. Cooper says that wound came from his stepmother, who punched him in the mouth during the altercation that can be overheard in the video.
If you are a parent and you ever wonder what you should do if your child comes out to you, know that it’s basically the opposite of everything this family allegedly did.
And I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again - If you can not find it in your heart to commit to loving your children unconditionally then please for the love of chocolate covered doughnuts, don’t f*cking have kids because you’re going to make a lousy parent.
Note: A fund has been set up to help out the young man, Daniel Pierce, since his family apparently cut him off financially and took away his car. Because of my auditing background, my suspicions are always slightly elevated anytime a money request gets involved in a story. But, if Daniel’s story is true and accurate, it’s heart-breaking and his family should be ashamed for their actions.
You can’t be Christian and abusive at the same time. This is heart breaking.
“Race is constant. You’re tired of hearing about it? Imagine how fucking exhausting it is living it.”—Jon Stewart addressing Fox News’s (white) correspondents whining about hearing about race issues in the United States (via framesjanco)
12-year-old girl:I don't want kids when I grow up.
Society:You'll change your mind when you get older. You're only 12. You're too young to know what you want.
16-year-old girl:I'm pregnant.
Society:How could you be so stupid? Do you know anything about safe sex? You should be ashamed.
20-year-old woman:I'm a single mother with an infant son.
Society:You should've gone to college first. You need a stable career before you can support a child.
33-year-old woman:I'm married and my spouse and I both have stable careers. I have two young daughters now.
Society:You're not staying home? Who's going to take care of them? You're just going to put them in day care while you work? That's selfish of you. You can't expect to raise decent kids with a full-time job.
45-year-old woman:I just had my first child.
Society:Why would you have a child when you're that old? Do you realize the health risks of being pregnant at your age? When your kid is a teenager you'll be a senior citizen. That's inconsiderate of you.
60-year-old woman:I haven't had any children.
Society:Your life must be so unfulfilling. Is there something wrong with you? Why didn't you want kids? How strange.