- 12 hours ago
This is my brother, Alastair. He is an aspiring musician and photographer, an excellent cosplayer, and an overall nice person to be around. He recently told our mother that he is transgender and wants to start transitioning soon with the help of hormone therapy. He has already set up an appointment in August to get his first 3 month supply of testosterone. Our mother is completely against testosterone and refuses to call Alastair by his preferred name and pronouns. As soon as he starts taking testosterone in August, she is kicking him out of the house, no questions asked.
This past week has been extremely upsetting for both my brother and I. Our mother is being very controlling. She will not allow us to see certain friends and believes all of our friends are toxic, when in fact they have been very supportive. She believes Alastair is going through a phase, but this is something that he has wanted for years.
To support my brother, I’ve opened a fundraiser, so when he is forced to leave at least he will be able to support himself financially. He just graduated high school and is currently unemployed; he needs all of the help he can get.
I’m unbelievable angry at our mother for not being supportive of Al, and at our step-father for treating him like a joke. Please, if you can spare a dollar or two, I will be forever grateful. I want my brother to be able to pursue the life he wants to live. He is an extremely intelligent, creative, kind and funny person. He is full of potential. I think if I can see look at him and see that, a few kind strangers can too.
If you are unable to donate, please reblog this. Thank you.
Reblogging one last time. The deadline has been shortened significantly. My brother and I were going to move out together by the 20th, but our parents want us out of the house by tomorrow. We’ll be staying at a friend’s house for a little while. The three of us have been trying to figure out an apartment and we’ll know if we’ve been accepted or not in a few days. Thank you to everyone that has reblogged and donated this past month. It means a lot.
I just want to reblog this one last time. We’re a few hundred away from the goal and a few more donations would mean so much. I would also like to say that I started T just yesterday and am currently staying at my friend’s house. We should be getting our lease cosigned today for the apartment we’re trying to get.
Thank you so much to everyone who’s donated. It’s reassuring to see how people reach out to others in times of need, and even when you’re in a dark place, people are willing to help.
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- 13 hours ago
She is literally absolutely intimidating. I mean, how does a guy impress a girl that’s so much more badass than they’ll ever be? Simple: You don’t. You can’t.
And she’s so awesome that it’s easy for all these guys to fall for her, but at the same time, they fall all over…
- 13 hours ago
I can’t tell what my favorite part is, but it’s either
- scientists wasting budget and time to see if ants count their steps
- the idea to put ants on stilts
- there had to be a guy who made ant stilts and put them on the ants
- confused ants
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- 15 hours ago
Sir Joshua Reynolds
George Clive and his Family with an Indian Maid
Oil on canvas
Height: 140 cm (55.1 in). Width: 171 cm (67.3 in).
From Simple English Wikipedia:
Lord George Clive was cousin of Robert Clive, founder of the empire of British India. He made his fortune there. Clearly the painter found the Indian nurse’s depiction his greatest pleasure.
- 1 day ago
- 1 day ago
Some updates on Tuesday afternoon’s shooting of a young black man in North St. Louis by police.
Keep in mind, the knife he was holding was a butter knife, according to eye witnesses.
EACH officer fired six rounds.
Also, a knife is lethal at 21 ft. if you’re, like, a professional knife thrower. This is the biggest load of bullshit.
(via lalondes)Source: iwriteaboutfeminism