Here is my theory for why dinosaurs went extinct

awkwardatheist:

One dinosaur (Lets just say a trex for example) was starving. No food around. None. But his friends came to talk to the hungry trex. The trex pulled a cinnamon toast crunch and ate one of his friends. He became obsessed. He ate all his friends, all their friends, every dinosaur on the face of the earth. Trex realized he was a lone survivor. He also realized he was missing a foot. He had dinobetes. Therefore ending the existence of the dinosaur.

And this is what I woke up to on Tumblr this morning LMAO!

romanonariver:

thisisylove:

The new interview process at mozilla.

Yes darn Mozilla for standing by their mission statement and for Mozilla supporters expecting them to stand by their mission. Next thing you’ll have libraries asking potential librarians if they like books. Madness!

Their mission statement is apolitical, and is to stand by the open web. The open web and “global public" (since they are committed to the web as "global public resource") also contain people who are right-wing. It’s kind of f**ked up now, actually, that Mozilla have taken a stance. Now, they are distinctly on one side of the issue. 
As Brendan Eich awkwardly alluded to, so now, how are they going to get one laptop per child in Indonesia or other homophobic countries? They have got to stay neutral on absolutely every issue. And now they’re taking sides. It’s great that they love LGBT people but that’s not what they’re supposed to do.

romanonariver:

thisisylove:

The new interview process at mozilla.

Yes darn Mozilla for standing by their mission statement and for Mozilla supporters expecting them to stand by their mission. Next thing you’ll have libraries asking potential librarians if they like books. Madness!

Their mission statement is apolitical, and is to stand by the open web. The open web and “global public" (since they are committed to the web as "global public resource") also contain people who are right-wing. It’s kind of f**ked up now, actually, that Mozilla have taken a stance. Now, they are distinctly on one side of the issue. 

As Brendan Eich awkwardly alluded to, so now, how are they going to get one laptop per child in Indonesia or other homophobic countries? They have got to stay neutral on absolutely every issue. And now they’re taking sides. It’s great that they love LGBT people but that’s not what they’re supposed to do.

gaywrites:

Face-to-face conversations are enough to make anti-LGBT voters reconsider their thoughts on marriage equality, according to a new study.

Researchers from UCLA and Columbia surveyed 9,500 voters in Los Angeles who lived in pro-Prop 8 districts circa 2008 to see how different conversations could make them change their minds on different topics. Here’s what they did:

Voters were divided into five randomly assigned groups, with some residents exposed to a gay or straight canvasser advocating for same-sex marriage and others assigned to a gay or straight canvasser discussing the importance of recycling. The fifth group served as a control group to which no canvasser was assigned.

The research found that individuals who were confronted with marriage equality conversations from a canvasser who identified himself or herself as gay experienced the most powerful and long-lasting attitude shifts in favor of same-sex marriage.

Even better: People living in the same household as the voter often experienced a change of opinion too, even if they didn’t interact with the canvasser directly, and straight canvassers also had success in convincing people to support marriage equality simply by talking about it. 

Talk to people about marriage equality, anti-LGBT discrimination, and other issues that matter. It works. Scientifically proven. 

I can’t help feel that this is the truth. Dialogue is always the way to build bridges. The part that’s so hard is that here, we’re talking about one’s equality. What every “opponent of same-sex marriage” is essentially saying is (if they are heterosexual), “I deserve this right and you don’t.” Asserting dominance societally, even if only in passing. 

This hurts. And sometimes it stops conversations.

So yes, all of us LGBT people should take the high road and have open dialogue with our opponents.  But I don’t blame those of us who can’t.