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    In secondary school, some boys in his class tried to throw Sochukwuma off a second floor balcony. They were strapping teenagers who had learned to notice, and fear, difference. They had a name for him. Homo. They mocked him because his hips swayed when he walked and his hands fluttered when he spoke. He brushed away their taunts, silently, sometimes grinning an uncomfortable grin. He must have wished that he could be what they wanted him to be. I imagine now how helplessly lonely he must have felt. The boys often asked, “Why can’t he just be like everyone else?”

    Possible answers to that question include ‘because he is abnormal,’ ‘because he is a sinner, ‘because he chose the lifestyle.’ But the truest answer is ‘We don’t know.’ There is humility and humanity in accepting that there are things we simply don’t know. At the age of 8, Sochukwuma was obviously different. It was not about sex, because it could not possibly have been – his hormones were of course not yet fully formed – but it was an awareness of himself, and other children’s awareness of him, as different. He could not have ‘chosen the lifestyle’ because he was too young to do so. And why would he – or anybody – choose to be homosexual in a world that makes life so difficult for homosexuals?

    The new law that criminalizes homosexuality is popular among Nigerians. But it shows a failure of our democracy, because the mark of a true democracy is not in the rule of its majority but in the protection of its minority – otherwise mob justice would be considered democratic. The law is also unconstitutional, ambiguous, and a strange priority in a country with so many real problems. Above all else, however, it is unjust. Even if this was not a country of abysmal electricity supply where university graduates are barely literate and people die of easily-treatable causes and Boko Haram commits casual mass murders, this law would still be unjust. We cannot be a just society unless we are able to accommodate benign difference, accept benign difference, live and let live. We may not understand homosexuality, we may find it personally abhorrent but our response cannot be to criminalize it.

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    tylerlauren:

    I’m not traditionally pretty, I get that.

    I don’t have a body that people would pay for.

    I don’t have the best posture.

    I don’t have perfect skin, hair, nails.

    But my body is working, for the most part. And I’m happy with that.

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    Me today

    I wanna know what people assume about me because of my tumblr.

    thepleasureprinciple:

    losed:

    Put an assumption in my ask. I’ll confirm or dispute it. I’m not gonna be mean or anything, I’m just very interested. You can go anon if you want.

    I probably won’t get anything, but I’d like to.

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    youngblackandvegan:

    Just because I’m anti racism
    Doesn’t mean I’m anti white
    Unless you’re a white racist
    Then I’m anti you

    (via thepeoplewillnotstaysilent)

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    The point of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    the point of pouring a shit ton of ice water over yourself is because when one suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) one of the effects the disease has is a numbness throughout the body, as well as struggling to breathe, and both these are meant to temporarily happen when doused in freezing water. It’s to raise awareness of what ALS feels like and encourage donations towards research and cures.

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    TO THOSE WHO ARE STARTING SCHOOL TOMORROW OR HAVE ALREADY STARTED SCHOOL

    princessspendragon:

    potterjacksontribute:

    GOOD LUCK THIS YEAR, YOU ARE IMPORTANT, AND I KNOW YOU WILL DO GREAT. I LOVE YOU

    AND EVEN IF YOU DON’T DO GREAT I STILL LOVE YOU AND YOU ARE STILL GREAT

    (via thepeoplewillnotstaysilent)

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    الشفاء قد لا تأتي بسرعة، ولكن سوف يأتي


    Healing may not come quickly, but it will come

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    Am I getting older or is this world getting weirder

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Black excellence

Damnnnn

    الجليل

    ibtasem:

    If your soul
    is deeply connected
    with your Lord,

    know
    that the bond of Allah
    will never break.

    So hold to
    Al-Jaleel, The Mighty,
    and He won’t let you
    plunge into abyss.

    (via nolandwithoutstones)

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