“Deep in our hearts we believe that being Mexican has nothing to do with which country one lives in. Being Mexican is a state of soul - not one of mind, not one of citizenship. Neither eagle nor serpent, but both. And like the ocean, neither animal respects borders.”—
To be an openly straight person is not a political statement and is not a religious expression. It’s simply a person being who they are, fundamentally, as a human being,” openly gay U.S. congressman Mark Takano (Democrat-California) said.
"And I would say that’s true of people who are openly gay, openly lesbian, openly bisexual, [and] openly transgender. To somehow impute that as political expression, whereas being openly straight is somehow not — this is an absurdity.
I have never had more Texas pride than when I sat watching State Senator Wendy Davis filibustering the abortion bill for more than 11 hours. And then, I felt even more when State Senators Leticia Van De Putte, Kirk Watson, and Rodney Ellis did the same as the clock approached the midnight deadline.
“Since Reed does not have a nuclear engineering department (or any engineering department), the staff comes from a broad selection of academic majors, primarily in the sciences but including nearly every major—from English and philosophy to psychology, religion, economics, and political science. According to one astonishing statistic, the Reed Research Reactor has more female reactor operators than all the other research reactors in the world…combined.”—Do yourself a favor and read this Atlas Obscura article about the world’s only nuclear reactor operated by liberal arts undergraduates. (via wnycradiolab)
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