Thursday, June 30, 2016

"Gay PDA Is Okay!"


"Love Is Freedom... Live Fearlessly"




"The Views To Love..."




Whether young or mature, when there is love, love endures...



"The Whisper Of Truth..."


The Whisper app allows users in anonymity to share secrets.

"Fear Eats the Soul"



"We Were Always There..."


"We didn't understand it, we just knew it was love..."



"Same Gender Loving People - No. 2395"


"Only Love Makes A Family..."

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.



"A Thought To Ponder..."


Wisdom and love have nothing to do with one another. Wisdom is staying alive, survival. You're wise if you don't stick your finger in the light plug. Love -- you'll stick your finger in anything.

- Robert Altman



"Selfie Love..."


"Selfie Love" - those beautiful, grainy, out-of-focus self-pics that capture the truth of true love...



"The Artist's Corner..."


"The Guitar Player"
Oil on canvas
David Tanner



Wednesday, June 29, 2016

"Gay PDA Is Okay!"


"Love In Living Color... Live Fearlessly"




"Wednesday Night At the Movies..."


If you've never seen this film, you're in for a real treat... One of the best coming of age, coming out films of all times.




"The Truth About Love..."


Love enters the heart unawares: takes precedence of all the emotions--or, at least, will be second to none--and even reflection becomes its accomplice. While it lives, it renders blind; and when it has struck its roots deep only itself can shake them. It reminds one of hospitality as practiced among the ancients. The stranger was received upon the threshold of the half-open door, and introduced into the sanctuary reserved for the Penates. Not until every attention had been lavished upon him did the host ask his name; and the question was sometimes deferred till the very moment of departure.

- Madame Setchine



"Same Gender Loving People - No. 2394"


"Love's Promise..."

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.



"The Whisper Of Truth..."


The Whisper app allows users in anonymity to share secrets.

"Fear Eats the Soul"



"The Truth About Hate..."


Earlier this week, when Pope Francis was asked about the massacre in Orlando and whether he thought the Church should apologize to gay people for the way it has treated them, he stated: “I think that the Church not only should apologize … to a gay person whom it offended but it must also apologize to the poor as well, to the women who have been exploited, to children who have been exploited by (being forced to) work. It must apologize for having blessed so many weapons.”

Then along came Bill Donahue, President of the Catholic League to share his thoughts about what the leader of his faith was "really" saying... It's an epic meltdown that succinctly shows us what those who hate really believe.





BTW: I can't imagine this man teaching black history...
I sure he thinks slavery was our fault.



"The Views To Love..."








This is love...



"The Artist's Corner..."


"Adventures of the Mind"
Ink on reclaimed book paper
Brenden Sanborn



Tuesday, June 28, 2016

"Gay PDA Is Okay!"


"Love Bravely... Live Fearlessly"




"The Views To Love..."


Love is peace...



"We Were Always There..."


"It was not easy, but we loved and made a life together..."



"A Thought To Ponder..."


The only obsession everyone wants: 'love.' People think that in falling in love they make themselves whole? The Platonic union of souls? I think otherwise. I think you're whole before you begin. And the love fractures you. You're whole, and then you're cracked open.

- Philip Roth



"Same Gender Loving People - No. 2393"


"You Can Find Love In All You Do..."

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.



"This Will Be The Truth Someday..."



"Fear Eats the Soul"



"When There Is Love, There Is Pride..."

23-year-old PC Sam Philpot proposed to his colleague and partner, 

‘It was love at first sight’: Policemen open up about Pride in London proposal
Two police officers have opened up about getting engaged at Pride at London.
Nick Duffy
PinkNews.co.uk
June 27, 2016

East London PC Philpot, who joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 2011, had first met 28-year-old PC Coughlan dating online.

The moment of the proposal was caught on camera, and has attracted millions of views .

Sam Philpot said: “For me, it was love at first sight.

“Getting married was mentioned a while ago, and I started to think about it but it was only this week after my last night shift that I decided it was going to happen and I went to buy the ring.

“If you’re going to do it, you have to do it properly.

“I wasn’t out before I met Martin, and even though it was my day off, Martin encouraged me to get involved in the Pride Parade.

“I was nervous at the idea of proposing because I’ve only recently come out. When I asked advice from my senior officers who were in the parade, they were really helpful and talked to me about how I wanted it to be.

“It happened even better than I had imagined, and the crowd reacted amazingly, they seemed pretty pleased for us. People seeing the police as one of them helps to break down barriers, so it’s a good thing, and I’m surprised it’s got as big as it has.”

Martin Coughlan continued: “I did my first parade in 2009, and have volunteered to represent the Met ever since. I’ve also done some work to help increase under-reporting amongst same-sex victims of domestic violence.

“My family was in on the secret, and my mother and best friends were there in the crowd to see it happen.

“For me, it wasn’t expected at all; I only realised it was going to happen at the moment it was happening. It’s surprising how much attention it’s attracted online but there was lots of cheering, photos and videos being taken from the crowds and everyone seemed quite happy for us. I think it’s a great message around the meaning of Pride.”

Inspector Aaron Clarke, who led the Met’s contingent marching in the parade, said: “When my colleagues approached us to ask if we could help, we just couldn’t say no.

“The public have been very wary of Pride because of the recent atrocity in Orlando, and it fitted perfectly with our message around the police being ‘of the people’ and reflecting the communities we serve.

“Many older members of the LGBT community will remember a different style of policing, so it was an honour and a privilege to show them just how much the British Police service has changed and diversified.

“We’re all genuinely delighted to have been a part of Sam and Martin’s special moment, and the crowds who witnessed it, either in person or online, were as equally enthusiastic.”


Since the picture and video were tweeted by the Met, a number of trolls have taken to Twitter to attack the proposal.

One called the proposal “sick”, and another an “abomination”.

A third tweeted a bible quote about the positive aspects of love, reading: “homosexuality is a sin. It is not to be praised. True love doesn’t delight in evil. 1cor.13:4-8”

The Met’s LGBT Network has said it will take action against the trolling, and tweeted: “Sad to see grossly offensive homophobic trolling about our #marriageproposal but don’t worry we’re the police so we’ll be taking action.”

A large police presence was felt at Pride following the mass shooting at Orlando, Florida’s Pulse gay club, which killed 49 and injured 53.

Earlier this week the Metropolitan Police Chief vowed to keep Pride in London safe – as extra officers are drafted in for security in the wake of a shooting at a gay club in Orlando which left 49 dead and 53 injured.

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the head of London’s Metropolitan Police, spoke to press including PinkNews ahead of a meeting with LGBT business leaders, following the attack in Orlando.


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Congratulations Sam and Martin!



"The Artist's Corner..."


"David"
Oil on canvas
Jacob Collins



Monday, June 27, 2016

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 2392"


"Love Brings Happiness..."

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.



Sunday, June 26, 2016

"Gay PDA Is Okay!"


"Love Is Brave... Live Fearlessly"




"Selfie Love..."


"Selfie Love" - those beautiful, grainy, out-of-focus self-pics that capture the truth of true love...



"Same Gender Loving People - No. 2391"


"Love Is Something You Can See..."

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.



"We Were Always There..."


"Our love was hidden in plain sight..."



"The Imitation Of Life..."





"The Truth About Love..."


There is nothing like young love. It is exciting, it is stimulating, and it is often the most complicated. Why? Because the two of you are still on a path of self-discovery, defining yourselves and trying to define a combined relationship at the same time.

- Zane



"The Views To Love..."







This is love...



"The Artist's Corner..."


Danny Keith



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