bryan and cherry alexander captured orographic stratus cloud formation in the morning autumn sky over qaanaaq, north west greenland. the alexanders, who have extensively documented the north and its native peoples for over fourty years, noted that “just about everybody in the village was amazed, including an elderly inuit hunter who told me that he had never seen anything like that before in his life.”
so was anyone else completely bowled over by how adorable the ending of this week’s wtnv was or was it just me?
As long as I’m the "face" of You Can Play we will be perceived as an organization run by a straight ally. And as long as straight people continue to dominate the conversation in the LGBT Sports movement, the word "ally" has truly lost all meaning. Whether intentional or not, straight people have co-opted and abused this movement to a degree that I am utterly uncomfortable with. With those thoughts in mind, last month I was honored to announce Wade Davis as Executive Director of You Can Play.
"Allies have raised our profiles beyond what is necessary to help the LGBT community. It’s been a big year for allies to get famous, grab a book deal, win awards, maybe pocket some speaker’s fees for appearances. Resources that should be going to empower LGBT voices are instead going to enhance the visibility of straight people. We’ve created professional allies (or, as the history major in me would call them, mercenaries). We’ve created famous allies. Think of how absurd that concept is."
star trek is about accepting and loving everyone regardless of who they are or where they come from and enjoying new experiences and star wars is about challenging yourself and overcoming obstacles to better yourself and others and i think both messages are equally important
and j.j. abrams is here to fuck both of them up for money