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Thailand’s School Rainbow

A new project created in support of queer youth is making the city of Bangkok a much more colourful place. Launched in commemoration of the 2014 International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17, the School Rainbow project "promotes the drawing of rainbows, symbolizing diversity, around school gates and other settings where youth meet," according to organizers.  As part of the project, Thai students chalked enormous rainbows in schoolyards around Bangkok "with the aim of bringing awareness to the problem of bullying," before the organizers talked about queer kids’ right to a safe education with the students.

School Rainbow: Stand up, Speak out, Stop bullying!

  

Next time someone says Trans Children don’t exist, just introduce them to amazing seven-year-old Ryland

Any child would likely be lucky to have Jeff and Hillary Whittington as parents. Ryland Whittington may be especially lucky. Ryland, the Whittingtons tell us through this amazing video they made, is a transgender boy. Now seven, his parents have documented his story with love and understanding and honesty. Jeff and Hillary tell how they brought Ryland into the world, learned their child needed hearing implants at the age of one, then discovered “Ryland had more to share with us.”

They spent a few years saying Ryland was just going through a phase, but soon realized it wasn’t. “When the family dies, I will cut my hair so I can be a boy” Ryland told them. “Why did God make me this way?,” he asked.

When the Whittingtons learned 41 percent of transgender people have attempted suicide, they decided to embrace Ryland as a boy rather than risk losing him. The Whittingtons made this beautiful and inspiring film for the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast. They posted it to YouTube on Tuesday. Three days later, it has gone viral, seen by more than 350,000 people already.

The Whittington Family: Ryland's Story

“We are overwhelmed with the kind, loving messages from many people,” the Whittingtons told The Huffington Post. “While this journey has been difficult at times, we have come to a place where our family is ready to come out and try to help other families facing similar situations. Our hope is that by sharing our story, we can begin to make the world a more loving place where people can be their authentic selves.”

PS: The video might not be available in Germany, if you want to see it anyway you could try a plugin like ProxTube for Firefox (let us know in the comments if you know an easier way, thanks!)

  

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Put kids in front a computer, an old computer, and see what happens. Watch the whole thing ;)

KIDS REACT TO OLD COMPUTERS

  

Lick my Cake

CHEWY JUNIOR TVC – Don Nguyen, Chan Thanh San, Tra Ngoc Hang

Found by Beauty Hunter

This ad got the actors and producers into quite some trouble…

Each of the actors were fined $5 million VND and the production company was fined $50 million VND for producing this TV commercial by the Vietnamese government. The actors and director were also prohibited from working for 6 months in any paid jobs, filmed projects, music videos, TV commercials or concerts.

  

Revenge of the Nerds

VH1 Revenge of the Nerds

  

Can’t a Guy fap in Peace?

A teen’s worst nightmare comes true in a new TestBKK ad promoting STD tests. TestBKK, a Thai organization dedicated to promoting condom use and regular testing, created the ad below to show “there are more awkward things than getting tested.” Touché.

Birthday Surprise | สุขสันต์วันเกิด

  

The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived

A new children’s book from author Daniel Errico, The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived is a classic fairy tale, but with a twist: the main character just happens to be gay. The story starts out conventionally enough. Cedric, a pumpkin farmer turned knight, is the hero of the tale.

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Fuck Yeah,Yuzuru Hanyu!

Yuzuru Hanyu, 19-year-old figure skating wunderkind and officially milkboys-approved cutie pie stunned the sports world today at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi by delivering a fantastic program that earned him a new world record and made him the first man to get more than 100 points for his short program! You don’t want to miss this…

Let’s hope he can snatch gold today! In the meantime… enjoy this UPDATE: We had a video of his world record short program here but it was deleted by Vimeo. You can still see the video here.

  

Friday Night Rights

Missouri All-American Michael Sam Says He Is Gay

NFL draft hopeful Michael Sam came out as gay in interviews on Sunday. Sam said he knew that if drafted, he would become the first openly gay player in the NFL, that he was prepared for the challenge, but that he wanted to be open and honest.

The Daily Show has already weighed in on the situation:

  

The Mask You Live in

The Mask You Live In – Trailer

From the producers’ website: “Compared to girls, research shows that boys in the U.S. are more likely to be diagnosed with a behavior disorder, prescribed stimulant medications, fail out of school, binge drink, commit a violent crime, and/or take their own lives. The Mask You Live In asks: As a society, how are we failing our boys?”