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‘First Gay Hug’ – Two people, two sexualities; one room

‘First Gay Hug’ – Two people, two sexualities; one room

Mar 24

So what does happen when you put a homosexual and a staunchly anti-gay person into the same room?

This social experiment asks exactly that!

Using a similar premise to the viral video “First Kiss”, where complete strangers are asked to kiss someone they’ve never met, this video challenges some anti-gay participants to step outside their comfort zone in a similar way.

It doesn’t require these born-and-raised homophobes to go so far as to kiss a gay stranger; just to have a hug.

It’s a big leap for most of the straight participants, who seem to be speaking to a gay stranger for the first time, let alone hugging them.

Some of the participants appear to be from very religious backgrounds, one lady even crossing herself after she is introduced to a lesbian girl.

What happens afterward will surprise you!

There’s plenty of speculation to be had about the curative powers of hugs, but this video will doubtlessly make you smile.

At the end of the day for these awkward participants, maybe the experience will plant a little something in their minds that starts to change their views?

Watch the full video here:

Coming out of YOUR closet (because everyone will have one)

Coming out of YOUR closet (because everyone will have one)

Nov 11

Ash Beckham is an inspiring speaker. At around 2:30 she confronts a little girl about whether being a boy or a girl, and afterwards addresses why the closet is a tough place to be for anyone – and that there isn’t one type of closest. We ALL have closets – the closet is just something you feel shameful about that needs to be said.

Please watch, it is an inspiring video that redefined my concept of ‘the closet’.

In Half Drag

In Half Drag

Nov 05

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This is an incredible collection of portraits of drag queens with just half their faces done up in drag. It’s fantastic way to highlight the line that drag queens constantly dance across.

From Leland Bobbé, the New York-based photographer behind the project called “Half-Drag… A Different Kind of Beauty”:

With this series my intention is to capture both the male and the alter ego female side of these subjects in one image in order to explore the cross over between males and females and to break down the physical barriers that separate them.

These aren’t digitally composed at all – it’s all just the power of drag queen make-up and hair-dos!

[via Imagur]

The Observable Universe Logarithmic Illustration

The Observable Universe Logarithmic Illustration

Oct 26

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Click on it to view the larger version – where you can zoom in on different parts too. How cool is it!? I could stare at it for hours…

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The Mystery of the Aquarium Power Out

The Mystery of the Aquarium Power Out

Oct 14

In Coburg, Germany, the Sea Star Aquarium a series of short-circuit, power outages has threatened the lives of it’s inhabitants.

In the effort to solve the mystery, electricians and some staff members decided to take shifts sleeping on the floor to find out what caused the mysterious blackouts.

A spokesman said: “It was a serious matter because it shorted the electricity supply to the whole aquarium that threatened the lives of the other animals when water pumps ceased to work.”

The mystery was solved in three nights. The culprit was none other than Otto, the octopus!

Otto the Octopus

The spokesman describes how the act was committed: “We knew that he was bored as the aquarium is closed for winter, and at two feet, seven inches Otto had discovered he was big enough to swing onto the edge of his tank and short out the 2000 Watt spot light above him with a carefully directed jet of water.”

Director Elfriede Kummer who witnessed the act said: “We’ve put the light a bit higher now so he shouldn’t be able to reach it. But Otto is constantly craving for attention and always comes up with new stunts so we have realised we will have to keep more careful eye on him – and also perhaps give him a few more toys to play with.

Once we saw him juggling the hermit crabs in his tank, another time he threw stones against the glass damaging it. And from time to time he completely re-arranges his tank to make it suit his own taste better – much to the distress of his fellow tank inhabitants.”

Ladies and gents, this octopus is AMAZING! I don’t condone chaos, but this was a beautifully orchastrated one. We need more people like this octopus, don’t you think?

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Flash Mob Proposal…in the Lumber Aisle

Flash Mob Proposal…in the Lumber Aisle

Sep 17

From the YouTube description:

Dustin arrived at the Home Depot in Salt Lake City thinking he was there to help his roommate pick out some lighting for a party. When he was taken to the lumber aisle, what he found waiting for him was a mob of friends and family as his marriage proposal unfolded to the song, “Somebody Loves You” by Betty Who.

I totally started tearing up while watching this. I’m pretty sure what once I get married (once, not if), I’m going to want my husband to propose to me this way, or somewhere similar (maybe not in the lumber aisle…).

And yes, he’ll be proposing to me, not the other way around.

[Spencer Via Gawker]

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