Last night’s final performances by James Smith and Bars & Melody
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.
“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!)
Put kids in front a computer, an old computer, and see what happens. Watch the whole thing
Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho: Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend, Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, arrives at their classroom, new feelings blossom in Leonardo making him question his plans.
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.
Of course these shows are overproduced to hell and the people behind them care a lot more about pulling our emotional strings than the music itself but hey, it seems to work and good for these lads that they got their message out. Thanks to everyone who submitted this, Robert was the fastest.
Eurovision 2014 is over and the Queen of Europe was crowned (see below) with a clear message to Putin and people like him that you can’t get the queer out of Europe. Sweden came in 3rd, Norway should have gotten a few more points, Poland was quite interesting and Italy gave us an Empress Rome can be proud of Let us know in the comments who you were rooting for!
During his summer holidays, Sieger, 15, is training in the new athletics team for the national relay championships. When he meets the intriguing and unpredictable Marc, he discovers feelings that go far beyond their ordinary friendship. Sieger engages in a lonely struggle with himself when Marc reciprocates his feelings, and the championship moves closer…
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