storyofagayboy
storyofagayboy:

***URGENT PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT***
Grindr, a popular app for gay men, now carries an urgent warning for users in Egypt. According to many sources, Egyptian authorities are posing as LGBT people on various social media sites to identify and arrest homosexual people. The app is urging users in the region to proceed with extreme caution, especially when identifying themselves or arranging meetings/hookups. While so far the focus seems to be on gay men, all LGBT people in the area should be cautious. Reports show that Egyptian police have carried out violent raids on private homes which lead to the arrests of several gay men. These men were then subjected to disturbing medical “exams.” Police also raided an LGBT party last year, violently arresting many and sentencing them to up to 12 years hard labour. While homosexuality is not illegal in Egypt, athorities are using sexual deviance, debauchery and insulting public morals as terms for the crackdown. Many claim this fresh attack on the LGBT community is lead by President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi who wishes for his country to be more Islamic. 
For all of my LGBT friends here on tumblr, please be extremely careful as this situation develops. Remember to clear your search history, use private browsing if possible, and be extremely cautious with who you talk to online.

storyofagayboy:

***URGENT PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT***

Grindr, a popular app for gay men, now carries an urgent warning for users in Egypt. According to many sources, Egyptian authorities are posing as LGBT people on various social media sites to identify and arrest homosexual people. The app is urging users in the region to proceed with extreme caution, especially when identifying themselves or arranging meetings/hookups. While so far the focus seems to be on gay men, all LGBT people in the area should be cautious. Reports show that Egyptian police have carried out violent raids on private homes which lead to the arrests of several gay men. These men were then subjected to disturbing medical “exams.” Police also raided an LGBT party last year, violently arresting many and sentencing them to up to 12 years hard labour. While homosexuality is not illegal in Egypt, athorities are using sexual deviance, debauchery and insulting public morals as terms for the crackdown. Many claim this fresh attack on the LGBT community is lead by President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi who wishes for his country to be more Islamic.

For all of my LGBT friends here on tumblr, please be extremely careful as this situation develops. Remember to clear your search history, use private browsing if possible, and be extremely cautious with who you talk to online.

storyofagayboy
storyofagayboy:

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN - ‘NEVER THE WOMAN’S FAULT’
It has been 20 years since the Violence Against Women Act was signed into law by President Bill Clinton, but the man who authored that bill is speaking out saying the violence must stop.
In recent weeks, the NFL has been under fire for trying to sweep the Ray Rice controversy under the rug, only taking a stand when a video of him savagely punching his wife was released to the media. But Vice President Joe Biden says it wasn’t enough and that we must ‘keep pushing it.’ Biden, who drafted the Violence Against Women Act, spoke to the Today Show’s Tamron Hall and said something that should be in the headlines but is sadly being ignored - "This whole culture for so long has put the onus on the woman. What were you wearing, what did you say, what did you do to provoke? That is never the appropriate question." Earlier in the interview Biden talked about 1994 when the VAWA was signed, saying; "There were so many laws on the books that laid the presumption that somehow if I raped you and I abused you, you must have done something. It’s never, never, never, the woman’s fault."
He then went on to say while he is very proud of the Violence Against Women Act, it is not what has made a difference, it is the change in society and the heightened level of awareness. When asked what the next step is, he said it is getting colleges to ‘understand that they have a responsibility for the safety of women on their campus.’
Watch the interview here: Vice President Joe Biden on Ray Rice case and Violence Against Women Act
The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

storyofagayboy:

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN - ‘NEVER THE WOMAN’S FAULT’

It has been 20 years since the Violence Against Women Act was signed into law by President Bill Clinton, but the man who authored that bill is speaking out saying the violence must stop.

In recent weeks, the NFL has been under fire for trying to sweep the Ray Rice controversy under the rug, only taking a stand when a video of him savagely punching his wife was released to the media. But Vice President Joe Biden says it wasn’t enough and that we must ‘keep pushing it.’ Biden, who drafted the Violence Against Women Act, spoke to the Today Show’s Tamron Hall and said something that should be in the headlines but is sadly being ignored - "This whole culture for so long has put the onus on the woman. What were you wearing, what did you say, what did you do to provoke? That is never the appropriate question." Earlier in the interview Biden talked about 1994 when the VAWA was signed, saying; "There were so many laws on the books that laid the presumption that somehow if I raped you and I abused you, you must have done something. It’s never, never, never, the woman’s fault."

He then went on to say while he is very proud of the Violence Against Women Act, it is not what has made a difference, it is the change in society and the heightened level of awareness. When asked what the next step is, he said it is getting colleges to ‘understand that they have a responsibility for the safety of women on their campus.’

Watch the interview here: Vice President Joe Biden on Ray Rice case and Violence Against Women Act

The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

storyofagayboy

GOOD NEWS/BAD NEWS (?)

storyofagayboy:

The good news is that I start work Monday as a sales representative for a local construction company…

The bad news is that the pay is less than minimum wage so I will be behind on my bills for a while. I am definitely going to try and find a second job once I get my schedule but that will take a few weeks and I am not sure what else to do. As much as I hate to do it, should I open my paypal for donations again? Let me know what you all think. Also

As a former Human Resources recruiter they can not by law pay you less then min wage. You need to ask for min wage and you should be paid for each hour you work. I am familiar with national law if you have any questions I would be happy to help.

storyofagayboy

GOOD NEWS/BAD NEWS (?)

storyofagayboy:

The good news is that I start work Monday as a sales representative for a local construction company…

The bad news is that the pay is less than minimum wage so I will be behind on my bills for a while. I am definitely going to try and find a second job once I get my schedule but that will take a few weeks and I am not sure what else to do. As much as I hate to do it, should I open my paypal for donations again? Let me know what you all think. Also

storyofagayboy

storyofagayboy:

I want to wish a very happy 90th birthday to an idol of mine, a man who went from Georgia to the White House but still holds the poorest in his heart - Former President of the United States, Jimmy Carter. This is a small excerpt from his Nobel Prize acceptance speech which holds one of the greatest quotes of all time:

“Ladies and gentlemen, war may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always evil, never a good. We will not learn to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.”

- President Jimmy Carter

storyofagayboy
storyofagayboy:

Michael Dunn has been found guilty of First Degree Murder in the shooting death of Jordan Davis. The 17-year-old was killed when Dunn confronted Davis and his friends over loud music at a Florida gas station in 2012, then pulled out a gun and began shooting. While no amount of jail time can bring back Jordan Davis, it is comforting to know that Dunn will be punished unlike George Zimmerman. Today let us pause to remember Jordan and his family.

storyofagayboy:

Michael Dunn has been found guilty of First Degree Murder in the shooting death of Jordan Davis. The 17-year-old was killed when Dunn confronted Davis and his friends over loud music at a Florida gas station in 2012, then pulled out a gun and began shooting. While no amount of jail time can bring back Jordan Davis, it is comforting to know that Dunn will be punished unlike George Zimmerman. Today let us pause to remember Jordan and his family.

pipervaughn

Book Review: Wood, Screws & Nails by Piper Vaughn and Kade Boehme

thebloggergirls:

Book Review: Wood, Screws & Nails by Piper Vaughn and Kade Boehme

Guest Reviewed by Morgan

dTitle: Wood, Screws & Nails
Author: Piper Vaughn and Kade Boehme
Series: Hard Hats #1
Heroes: Aaron Costa/Malachi Pereira
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 176 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: April 23, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Aaron Costa’s summer was all planned. Despite having to…

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storyofagayboy
storyofagayboy:

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN - ‘NEVER THE WOMAN’S FAULT’
It has been 20 years since the Violence Against Women Act was signed into law by President Bill Clinton, but the man who authored that bill is speaking out saying the violence must stop.
In recent weeks, the NFL has been under fire for trying to sweep the Ray Rice controversy under the rug, only taking a stand when a video of him savagely punching his wife was released to the media. But Vice President Joe Biden says it wasn’t enough and that we must ‘keep pushing it.’ Biden, who drafted the Violence Against Women Act, spoke to the Today Show’s Tamron Hall and said something that should be in the headlines but is sadly being ignored - "This whole culture for so long has put the onus on the woman. What were you wearing, what did you say, what did you do to provoke? That is never the appropriate question." Earlier in the interview Biden talked about 1994 when the VAWA was signed, saying; "There were so many laws on the books that laid the presumption that somehow if I raped you and I abused you, you must have done something. It’s never, never, never, the woman’s fault."
He then went on to say while he is very proud of the Violence Against Women Act, it is not what has made a difference, it is the change in society and the heightened level of awareness. When asked what the next step is, he said it is getting colleges to ‘understand that they have a responsibility for the safety of women on their campus.’
Watch the interview here: Vice President Joe Biden on Ray Rice case and Violence Against Women Act
The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

storyofagayboy:

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN - ‘NEVER THE WOMAN’S FAULT’

It has been 20 years since the Violence Against Women Act was signed into law by President Bill Clinton, but the man who authored that bill is speaking out saying the violence must stop.

In recent weeks, the NFL has been under fire for trying to sweep the Ray Rice controversy under the rug, only taking a stand when a video of him savagely punching his wife was released to the media. But Vice President Joe Biden says it wasn’t enough and that we must ‘keep pushing it.’ Biden, who drafted the Violence Against Women Act, spoke to the Today Show’s Tamron Hall and said something that should be in the headlines but is sadly being ignored - "This whole culture for so long has put the onus on the woman. What were you wearing, what did you say, what did you do to provoke? That is never the appropriate question." Earlier in the interview Biden talked about 1994 when the VAWA was signed, saying; "There were so many laws on the books that laid the presumption that somehow if I raped you and I abused you, you must have done something. It’s never, never, never, the woman’s fault."

He then went on to say while he is very proud of the Violence Against Women Act, it is not what has made a difference, it is the change in society and the heightened level of awareness. When asked what the next step is, he said it is getting colleges to ‘understand that they have a responsibility for the safety of women on their campus.’

Watch the interview here: Vice President Joe Biden on Ray Rice case and Violence Against Women Act

The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

storyofagayboy
storyofagayboy:

***URGENT PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT***
Grindr, a popular app for gay men, now carries an urgent warning for users in Egypt. According to many sources, Egyptian authorities are posing as LGBT people on various social media sites to identify and arrest homosexual people. The app is urging users in the region to proceed with extreme caution, especially when identifying themselves or arranging meetings/hookups. While so far the focus seems to be on gay men, all LGBT people in the area should be cautious. Reports show that Egyptian police have carried out violent raids on private homes which lead to the arrests of several gay men. These men were then subjected to disturbing medical “exams.” Police also raided an LGBT party last year, violently arresting many and sentencing them to up to 12 years hard labour. While homosexuality is not illegal in Egypt, athorities are using sexual deviance, debauchery and insulting public morals as terms for the crackdown. Many claim this fresh attack on the LGBT community is lead by President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi who wishes for his country to be more Islamic. 
For all of my LGBT friends here on tumblr, please be extremely careful as this situation develops. Remember to clear your search history, use private browsing if possible, and be extremely cautious with who you talk to online.

storyofagayboy:

***URGENT PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT***

Grindr, a popular app for gay men, now carries an urgent warning for users in Egypt. According to many sources, Egyptian authorities are posing as LGBT people on various social media sites to identify and arrest homosexual people. The app is urging users in the region to proceed with extreme caution, especially when identifying themselves or arranging meetings/hookups. While so far the focus seems to be on gay men, all LGBT people in the area should be cautious. Reports show that Egyptian police have carried out violent raids on private homes which lead to the arrests of several gay men. These men were then subjected to disturbing medical “exams.” Police also raided an LGBT party last year, violently arresting many and sentencing them to up to 12 years hard labour. While homosexuality is not illegal in Egypt, athorities are using sexual deviance, debauchery and insulting public morals as terms for the crackdown. Many claim this fresh attack on the LGBT community is lead by President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi who wishes for his country to be more Islamic.

For all of my LGBT friends here on tumblr, please be extremely careful as this situation develops. Remember to clear your search history, use private browsing if possible, and be extremely cautious with who you talk to online.