A Curious Eye

A Curious Eye

My name's Ben. I'm a 22 year-old recent grad living in Seattle. I've been told my gayness is only matched by my enthusiasm.
I post my favorite news from all around the web.
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raspbeary:

spookypenetration:

lms if u cried wow real bravery

a hero rises


I’m actually gonna give them props. The onus shouldn’t just be on queer people to disclose  and “come out.” It should be on everyone to articulate their identity.

raspbeary:

spookypenetration:

lms if u cried wow real bravery

a hero rises

I’m actually gonna give them props. The onus shouldn’t just be on queer people to disclose and “come out.” It should be on everyone to articulate their identity.

(Source: afoxboy, via gayqueers)

crystalqueer:

Photos and final product for Mq. & Mrs.’s amazing lgbtq coloring book for kids.
Model : Alicia Michele
crystalqueer:

Photos and final product for Mq. & Mrs.’s amazing lgbtq coloring book for kids.
Model : Alicia Michele
crystalqueer:

Photos and final product for Mq. & Mrs.’s amazing lgbtq coloring book for kids.
Model : Alicia Michele
crystalqueer:

Photos and final product for Mq. & Mrs.’s amazing lgbtq coloring book for kids.
Model : Alicia Michele
crystalqueer:

Photos and final product for Mq. & Mrs.’s amazing lgbtq coloring book for kids.
Model : Alicia Michele
crystalqueer:

Photos and final product for Mq. & Mrs.’s amazing lgbtq coloring book for kids.
Model : Alicia Michele
crystalqueer:

Photos and final product for Mq. & Mrs.’s amazing lgbtq coloring book for kids.
Model : Alicia Michele
crystalqueer:

Photos and final product for Mq. & Mrs.’s amazing lgbtq coloring book for kids.
Model : Alicia Michele
crystalqueer:

Photos and final product for Mq. & Mrs.’s amazing lgbtq coloring book for kids.
Model : Alicia Michele
crystalqueer:

Photos and final product for Mq. & Mrs.’s amazing lgbtq coloring book for kids.
Model : Alicia Michele

crystalqueer:

Photos and final product for Mq. & Mrs.’s amazing lgbtq coloring book for kids.

Model : Alicia Michele

(via sepiacircus)

wearitpurple:

sorrygirlsisuckcock:

ivyarchive:

Arsenal stars change the game #RainbowLaces (x)

I saw this today here in France, hope this passes on Portugal too :)

Yaaayyy!wearitpurple:

sorrygirlsisuckcock:

ivyarchive:

Arsenal stars change the game #RainbowLaces (x)

I saw this today here in France, hope this passes on Portugal too :)

Yaaayyy!wearitpurple:

sorrygirlsisuckcock:

ivyarchive:

Arsenal stars change the game #RainbowLaces (x)

I saw this today here in France, hope this passes on Portugal too :)

Yaaayyy!wearitpurple:

sorrygirlsisuckcock:

ivyarchive:

Arsenal stars change the game #RainbowLaces (x)

I saw this today here in France, hope this passes on Portugal too :)

Yaaayyy!wearitpurple:

sorrygirlsisuckcock:

ivyarchive:

Arsenal stars change the game #RainbowLaces (x)

I saw this today here in France, hope this passes on Portugal too :)

Yaaayyy!wearitpurple:

sorrygirlsisuckcock:

ivyarchive:

Arsenal stars change the game #RainbowLaces (x)

I saw this today here in France, hope this passes on Portugal too :)

Yaaayyy!wearitpurple:

sorrygirlsisuckcock:

ivyarchive:

Arsenal stars change the game #RainbowLaces (x)

I saw this today here in France, hope this passes on Portugal too :)

Yaaayyy!

wearitpurple:

sorrygirlsisuckcock:

ivyarchive:

Arsenal stars change the game #RainbowLaces (x)

I saw this today here in France, hope this passes on Portugal too :)

Yaaayyy!

gaywrites:

BREAKING: Another marriage equality victory! Details to come! gaywrites:

BREAKING: Another marriage equality victory! Details to come! 

gaywrites:

BREAKING: Another marriage equality victory! Details to come! 

breakingnews:




LGBT group to march in NYC’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

AP: The world’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade, in New York City, is ending a ban and allowing a gay group to march under its own banner for the first time.


The parade committee, in a statement made available to The Associated Press, said on Wednesday that OUT@NBCUniversal, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender support group at the company that broadcasts the parade, would be marching up Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue on March 17 under an identifying banner.


Photo: New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade-goers. (AFP/Getty Images)

breakingnews:

LGBT group to march in NYC’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade
AP: The world’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade, in New York City, is ending a ban and allowing a gay group to march under its own banner for the first time.
The parade committee, in a statement made available to The Associated Press, said on Wednesday that OUT@NBCUniversal, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender support group at the company that broadcasts the parade, would be marching up Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue on March 17 under an identifying banner.
Photo: New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade-goers. (AFP/Getty Images)

BREAKING: Michael Sam set to join the Dallas Cowboys, will become 1st openly-gay NFL player in history

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Michael Sam is about to be a Dallas Cowboy.

Outsports has confirmed the Cowboys are bringing Sam to Dallas for a physical and have the intention of signing him to their practice squad. That would make him the first openly gay member of a regular-season team.

Adam Schefter and Ian Rapaport have also confirmed the news:

The Cowboys, by the way, were Sam’s favorite team while he was growing up in Texas.

The Cowboys happen to play the St. Louis Rams in week 3.

Last year the Cowboys had the third-worst pass defense and the worst overall defense in the NFL, allowing over 415 yards per game. They recorded only 34 sacks on the season, and quarterbacks racked up a 96.0 average passer rating against them.

These are not good numbers. Sam can have an immediate impact on the team in the coming weeks.

The Cowboys were always a potential great fit for Sam on the field. They currently have five defensive ends on the active roster, the fifth of which is Lavar Edwards whom they acquired in a trade from Tennessee this weekend. They also have DE Kenneth Boatright on the practice squad. Edwards graded out at -1.7 by Pro Football Focus in the preseason; Sam graded at +0.6.

Tyrone Crawford, a backup defensive end on the squad, spent last season on injured reserve.

These spots are all up for grabs for a guy like Sam, meaning there are far more opportunities to make the active roster with the Cowboys than existed with the D’line-heavy Rams.

Mea culpa here - I said pretty loudly early this year that I didn’t think the Cowboys were a great fit for Sam for other reasons, namely leadership. I’ve learned a lot about the NFL in the last six months. Sam and his Rams teammates taught me a lot about where NFL locker rooms really are today.

While I thought six months ago that Sam could be just a circus act in Dallas, I haven’t thought that for months as I learned more about how teams - including the Cowboys - really operate. I’ve spent much of the last 48 hours very publicly wondering why the Cowboys have not brought him in. I’ve feared that it was trepidation about how fans in Texas would react to their beloved Cowboys signing a gay player.

Today they put those fears to rest and made a great football decision. It’s the perfect football fit for Sam, and I think Dallas is a powerful landing spot for him.

Culturally, this signing would be an earthquake. Texas is held up by the gay community as this country’s great bastion of homophobia. For the revered Cowboys to bring him in and sign him would send a very clear message that yes, at the end of the day, the NFL is a true meritocracy. If the Cowboys make the move, this is the second team in the Bible Belt to sign Sam.

On Wednesday, the Dallas Cowboys could become a model for inclusion.

Source: Cyd Zeigler for Outsports

(via gayqueers)

mysocalled-gay-life:


3/14 of my favorite lgbt tv couples - ian and mickey from shameless u.s.


Honestly, my favorite couple on all of queer couples on television. mysocalled-gay-life:


3/14 of my favorite lgbt tv couples - ian and mickey from shameless u.s.


Honestly, my favorite couple on all of queer couples on television. mysocalled-gay-life:


3/14 of my favorite lgbt tv couples - ian and mickey from shameless u.s.


Honestly, my favorite couple on all of queer couples on television. mysocalled-gay-life:


3/14 of my favorite lgbt tv couples - ian and mickey from shameless u.s.


Honestly, my favorite couple on all of queer couples on television. mysocalled-gay-life:


3/14 of my favorite lgbt tv couples - ian and mickey from shameless u.s.


Honestly, my favorite couple on all of queer couples on television. mysocalled-gay-life:


3/14 of my favorite lgbt tv couples - ian and mickey from shameless u.s.


Honestly, my favorite couple on all of queer couples on television. mysocalled-gay-life:


3/14 of my favorite lgbt tv couples - ian and mickey from shameless u.s.


Honestly, my favorite couple on all of queer couples on television. mysocalled-gay-life:


3/14 of my favorite lgbt tv couples - ian and mickey from shameless u.s.


Honestly, my favorite couple on all of queer couples on television.

mysocalled-gay-life:

3/14 of my favorite lgbt tv couples - ian and mickey from shameless u.s.

Honestly, my favorite couple on all of queer couples on television.

girls-justdoitbetter:

Best thing I’ve ever seen in school

girls-justdoitbetter:

Best thing I’ve ever seen in school

(via mysocalled-gay-life)

St. Louis Rams cut Michael Sam from the roster

gaywrites:

The St. Louis Rams released Michael Sam on Saturday afternoon, just before the NFL deadline for teams to cut their rosters down to a final 53 players. 

Sam was a last-round pick, so his chances of making it to the final team were slim to begin with. He was also up against an especially impressive defensive line that kept all its major players from the previous year. 

Over at ThinkProgress, though, writer Travis Waldron has plenty of reasons — both football-related and not — that Sam will be back on the field before too long.

Despite his release, there are plenty of reasons to believe Sam’s dream of making it in the NFL is far from over. While Sam slipped in the NFL Draft in part because of size and speed concerns, he improved throughout the preseason, according to Rams head coach Jeff Fisher, and former Rams executives said that Sam had “done enough” to prove he can be a useful pass rusher in the NFL. He finished the preseason on a high note, logging two sacks against the Cleveland Browns in his third preseason game and following it up with six tackles against the Miami Dolphins this week.

“I’m very confident that I’ll be playing on a NFL roster this fall,” Sam said after the game against the Dolphins.

Fisher struck a positive tone about Sam during a Saturday press conference announcing the roster cuts (the Rams cut 17 players Friday evening and five more Saturday to reach the 53-player limit). Some NFL executives and former coaches, anonymous and otherwise, had expressed (misplaced) fears that Sam could be a “distraction,” but Fisher reiterated that he was not.

“There will be no challenge” for a team that chooses to sign Sam, Fisher said Saturday. “There’s no challenge with respect to Mike Sam. He’s not about drawing attention to himself. He kept his head down and worked and you can’t ask anything more out of any player for that matter.”

This is a bummer, but it’s not the end of the line for him. Michael Sam has already made history and served as a role model for so many, and this is only the beginning. 

gaywrites:

This week on So You Think You Can Dance, choreographer Travis Wall coupled the top four dancers in same-sex pairs for a beautiful, romantic routine that we usually only see between different-sex dancers. Simply lovely. (via the Huffington Post)

(via mysocalled-gay-life)

think-progress:

“It tells the world that trans people are part of this country. We deserve to be recognized and our history needs to be displayed like everyone else’s.”
Transgender pride flag designer applauds Smithsonian LGBT artifacts collection.

think-progress:

“It tells the world that trans people are part of this country. We deserve to be recognized and our history needs to be displayed like everyone else’s.”

Transgender pride flag designer applauds Smithsonian LGBT artifacts collection.

Why Is Capitol Hill No Longer The Gay Epicenter Of Seattle?