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Gay Movie Needs Your Help To Improve Honest LGBT Representation In Sci-Fi

A team of British filmmakers are aiming to produce a groundbreaking new science-fiction movie that not only stars two gay men in the lead roles, but hopes to pave the way for improved representation of LGBT characters in the film industry.

Credence follows a gay male couple preparing to sell their worldly possessions to fund their young daughter’s evacuation from Earth in the wake of violent storms predicted to decimate the planet. While they will likely save her life for the right price, they may need to sacrifice their own lives in the process… Read more and watch the trailer and a behind-the-scenes video.

(via a-guy-a-day)

#LGBT #gay film #sci-fi #film

Sixth-Grader May Have Stolen Marine Biologist's Lionfish Research

Can you imagine if anyone stole your work and earned all of the glory because it was a “feel good” story? Especially when the “feel good” story is being reported on day after day after day?

In this case, a man alleges that his published research was plagiarized in a science fair project by a 12-year-old student (her “discovery” is the “feel good” story of the week). Her father is best friend’s with the man’s former professor. The man asked on his Facebook for guidance on how to stand up for himself while 1) not coming across like an ass, 2) not killing this girl’s interest in science, 3) not making the story of plagiarism bigger than his research. And the info given in the comments is better than any journalist could collect as quickly, whether it’s his friends and colleagues recommendation (“lawyer up” or “let it blow over” or “Maybe try contacting her dad (super kindly/not aggressively) and offer something she might want, because a parent should want his child brought up ethically”) to the man telling that he delicately contacted the student’s father, only to be told that the media’s “more interested in hearing from a real professor, not a grad student.”

There’s also a petition on the web demanding that the student be added as an author on the man’s most recent scientific publication. Some media are portraying the facts as if he began his research only after the student’s science fair project, instead of a few years prior.

This is his crazy life for now. I’d go crazy. Researchers dream of the day when their hours and data collecting and documentation will earn them huge exposure in the media. It leads to more money for future research and possible job opportunities. But he is barely receiving the exposure for his hours and data collecting and documentation, etc.

#lionfish #NPR #science #biology #marine biology #news #Zack Jud

asylum-art:

Kevin Earl Taylor

 Kevin gives us a detailed look at the process behind one of his recent commissions, let’s us look inside his sketchbook and answers a few interview questions for us. Inspired by the creativity surrounding the skateboarding culture of the mid eighties and his early years fishing in a small rural town, his work strikes a balance between the natural and the surreal.

(via asylum-art)

#Kevin Earl Taylor #painting

newsweek:

A group of American Quakers are operating what they call a “new underground railroad” to help a few LGBT Ugandans flee their country, where a recent law imposes harsh penalties for homosexuality. The Friends New Underground Railroad (FNUR), based in Washington state, sees itself as continuing the work of Quakers who historically helped slaves escape the American South.
As of this Monday, they say they have worked with unnamed Ugandan “conductors” to fund and coordinate passage out of the country for 107 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender Ugandans, nine of whom have reached Sweden, while several dozen others are “being processed for asylum status in countries around the world,” according to the group’s FAQ page.
American Quakers are Running an ‘Underground Railroad’ to Help LGBT Ugandans Flee

newsweek:

A group of American Quakers are operating what they call a “new underground railroad” to help a few LGBT Ugandans flee their country, where a recent law imposes harsh penalties for homosexuality. The Friends New Underground Railroad (FNUR), based in Washington state, sees itself as continuing the work of Quakers who historically helped slaves escape the American South.

As of this Monday, they say they have worked with unnamed Ugandan “conductors” to fund and coordinate passage out of the country for 107 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender Ugandans, nine of whom have reached Sweden, while several dozen others are “being processed for asylum status in countries around the world,” according to the group’s FAQ page.

American Quakers are Running an ‘Underground Railroad’ to Help LGBT Ugandans Flee

(via huffingtonpost)

"All of the guys here are the type of guys who you’d want to cuddle with after you’ve been f***ed really well by a guy who couldn’t stand this hippie shit for a minute."

- a girl swimming by me at a public pool that we’d all paraded to after two hours of readings/musical performances. A large T-Rex puppet and drums led the parade. I laughed so hard agreeing that I nearly dropped my smoked chicken leg and fourth pink plastic cup full of craft ale. (I do not recommend the chai spice light beer, btw. It’s like vomit. Stick with the ale…or the homemade Kombucha in the clear pitcher between the kegs.)

#blog

I should’ve brought a white shirt to this art collective event. They are printing this silly greatness.

I should’ve brought a white shirt to this art collective event. They are printing this silly greatness.

#Denton #screen printing

Do you ever eat a lot of meat and think, “I should find some place to do pushups, dips, and squats right now so that I’ll look so buff tomorrow?”

#blog #that's how it works right?

108 Top AIDS Researchers Killed in Malaysia Airlines Crash [Updated]

"Copyright restricts us from showing this video in your country."

…but you can show me four commercials from your country before telling me this.

9 Jokes That Will Make You Love Gabriel Iglesias Even More

thecarnalstate:

spoon-chan:

whats even happening in this

nice

(via slyfggt)

Either funny or depressing…

#blog

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