damn this picture is pretty powerful
Christianity has changed so much over the course of its history, there’s really no reason that they can’t change to embrace all kinds of queer people!
I’ll never not reblog this.
Inspirational people: John Barrowman
Oh my god why would anyone put the hand one in this.
In addition to essentially inventing the computer, Alan Turing also broke the German Enigma Code during World War II which paved the way for the D-Day invasion. The man was a hyper-genius. I’ve read descriptions of his work by mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose. He’s been a hero of mine ever since.
The level of thought required to come up with the stuff he came up with is totally beyond my comprehension. I actually did not even know about his orientation until much later. He was prosecuted and ordered to undergo chemical castration. Soon thereafter, he committed suicide by eating a cyanide-laced apple.
The government forced him to take estrogen as a punishment (or “cure”?). He began to develop breasts and other side effects.
He committed suicide by biting into a cyanide laced apple. This is supposedly the inspiration for the name/logo of Apple computers.
Turing’s mother believed that the ingestion was accidental, caused by her son’s careless storage of laboratory chemicals. Biographer Andrew Hodges suggests that Turing may have killed himself in an ambiguous way quite deliberately, to give his mother some plausible deniability. Hodges and David Leavitt have suggested that Turing was re-enacting a scene from the 1937 film Snow White, his favourite fairy tale, both noting that (in Leavitt’s words) he took “an especially keen pleasure in the scene where the Wicked Queen immerses her apple in the poisonous brew”. This interpretation was supported in an article in The Guardian written by Turing’s friend, Alan Garner, in 2011
lol jesus christ
That said, I looked up on the apple logo actually being based off of Turing’s death, there is a lot of interesting not to mention certainly horrific on part of the government’s treatment of him, facts surrounding his life and death. He went far above just computer technology, the man has a legacy. However, that said, from what I can tell that’s just rumor and speculation.
Both franchises already have gender and sexual minority characters (Northstar, Rictor, Shatterstar, Courier, Batwoman, Voodoo, Bunker, Icemaiden, and so on), but they’re making news this week because Marvel are featuring the wedding of Northstar (Jean-Paul Baubier) and Kyle in Astonishing X-Men, whereas DC have just announced that the Green Lantern of the New 52’s Earth-Two, Alan Scott, will be officially and openly gay.
They even have a convenient form letter set up for members and other interested parties to contact Marvel and DC to express their horror. The pre-printed text includes phrases like (trigger warnings for homophobia):
- “I am extremely disappointed that you would use a children’s superhero character to help endorse same-sex marriage and glorify the homosexual lifestyle.”
- “It is disgusting that your company would participate in introducing sexual orientation to children…”
- “Your company is damaging impressionable young minds by placing these gay characters on pedestals in a positive light.”
According to One Million Moms, “Your email letter will be sent to key executives at DC Comics (Warner Bros. Entertainment Company) and Marvel (Disney).”
The wonderful thing about this form letter is that the entire text is editable and deletable. I just used it to send a letter of high praise to both companies for their representations of gender and sexual minorities (along with apologies for the campaign that provided me with a quick and convenient way to contact them in the first place).
Why not join me in using One Million Moms’ awful form letter for good? Send a letter thanking Marvel and DC for their recent actions! Send a letter requesting more of them! Do as you like, but hey, let’s corrupt the original purpose of that letter beyond recognition. Let’s show Marvel, DC and anyone else out there just how much of a minority bigots like One Million Moms are.
Here’s the direct link to the form letter: