Tumblr Tuesday: Pride 2014
Uprising of Love
When Russia’s failure to protect its LGBTQ community has got you down, uprise with love.
Just one individual who represents the most supportive type of human known to mankind, the not-so-elusive PFLAG Mom.
Freedom to Marry
No one should be an outlier when it comes to love.
Progressive news stories with a positive spin. Because sometimes things are actually nice, you know?
Photo via Freedom to Marry
I am white. I am female. I was educated at a prestigious university, which included a minor in education. In essence, I am riddled with privilege. Do I belong in a classroom in a community of color to which I have no connection and of which I have no knowledge?
#quote #morganfreeman #gay #homo #gaypride #lesbian #lesbians #LGBT #pride #fuckthehaters #hatersgonnahate
I agree with Morgan Freeman.
I’m in love with a postcard book called Everything Is Connected: Reimagining the World One Postcard at a Time by Keri Smith
An interesting project
In recent weeks, ProPublica has published a major—and scathing—investigative series on the dangers of Tylenol’s main active ingredient, acetaminophen. Two years in the making, this series shows yet again the essential role of investigative journalism in providing public information that can literally save lives.
On the chance that the impact of the revelations has already been overtaken by other news, here again is the gist of the stories. Tylenol’s marketing has long emphasized its safety. Among the more memorable of its advertisements was that Tylenol was the pain reliever “hospitals use most” and packages asserted that the pills provided “safe, fast pain relief.” It turns out that these claims were dangerously misleading, and were known to be so by both the pharmaceutical manufacturer and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. To expand the reach of its findings to millions of radio listeners, ProPublica, brought in public radio’s This American Life as a collaborator which incisively summarized ProPublica’s evidence of the dangers of acetaminophen. “During the last decade,” the first ProPublica piece begins, “more than 1,500 Americans died after taking too much of a drug renowned for its safety.” Moreover, the series and broadcast showed that the FDA has known for decades about the scale of the problem, but has failed to fully implement a succession of recommendations and warnings.
Read more. [Image: ProPublica/Flickr]