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Draven Rodriguez, a student at Schenectady High School in upstate New York, has a dream for his senior yearbook: that it will include this professional photo of him and his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, and lasers. “I’m not trying to make any statement,” Rodriguez told The Daily Gazette, “other than my photo is ridiculous and this is how I am.”
Rodriguez had been planning the photo since his junior year. He wants, simply, to be remembered.
"I don’t want to go in the yearbook with the generic ‘I-look-like-everyone-else’ photo," he told the Gazette. "I wanted a ‘He looks great. Only he would try that’ photo."
He has preemptively started an online petition to allow for the photo’s inclusion in the forthcoming edition of the school’s yearbook, though the school hasn’t necessarily said he can’t yet. They have said that they will not allow for the photo to run in the portraits section.
"That will not appear in the portrait section," Karen Corona, a school district spokeswoman, told the Gazette. "There are other places in the yearbook where those photos can be placed."
The teen appears to be content with the school’s decision, telling the Gazette, “I can work with that.”
10 questions to never ask a transgender person by Laura Jane Grace
“No, I always say ‘If I need a gun, I’ll take one.' We'll need these. When you're up against people who are being controlled, sometimes it's hard to distinguish friend from foe.”
my brother found my vibrator
a teenage horror story in one sentence
i found my brothers vibrator
Stand down creature, and you may still survive this.
DC is being all gritty and “realistic” and Marvel just had a movie where the galaxy is saved by a dance-off and the power of friendship
And neither one of them can imagine a world either gritty and realistic enough or fun and fantastic enough in which a woman or a person of color is the hero.
AS IF I WASN’T ALREADY EXCITED ENOUGH FOR FREAK SHOW NOW I’M FUCKING ECSTATIC
I’m gonna think about this post if it’s not fucking scary
There would never be anyone who loved her like that again. No one. Buffy might meet a guy someday who had all the qualities she wanted, maybe even what she needed. He could be great looking, a fantastic kisser, strong and stable, sweet when it counted and funny when it didn’t. But he’d never make her burn. He’d never fight for his soul. He’d never sacrifice himself for her, for her friends and loved ones. He’d never be Spike.
the amazing spider-man 2 + trivia
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when i was 8 i drew this comic about two girls kissing and my mom was out raged and i thought it was because my art wasn’t good enough so i kept trying to draw girls kissing and she sent me to therapy and my therapist tried explaining homosexuality to me and i didn’t even know what that had to do with my art skills