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Sent a postcard off to the Russian Federation! 

Charlie playing with his toy! New Camera!







When the Nazi concentration camps were liberated by the Allies, it was a time of great jubilation for the tens of thousands of people incarcerated in them. But an often forgotten fact of this time is that prisoners who happened to be wearing the pink triangle (the Nazis’ way of marking and identifying homosexuals) were forced to serve out the rest of their sentence. This was due to a part of German law simply known as “Paragraph 175” which criminalized homosexuality. The law wasn’t repealed until 1969.

This should be required learning, internationally. 

You need to know this. You need to remember this. This is not something to swept under the carpet nor be forgotten. 

Never. Too many have died for the way they have loved. That needs stop now. 

Make it stop

I did a report on this in my World History class my sophomore year of high school. It was incredibly unsettling.

My teacher shown the class this. Mostly everyone in the class felt uncomfortable. 

I have reblogged this in the past, but it is so ironic that it comes across my dash right now. I a currently working as a docent at my city’s Holocaust Education Center (( I say currently because I’ve also done research and translation for them )) and out current exhibit is one on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ((USHMM)). This is a little known historical fact that Paragraph 175 was not repealed after the war and those convicted under Nazi laws as a danger to society because they were gay were not released because they had be convicted in a court of law. There was no liberation or justice for them as they weren’t considered criminals, or even victims for that matter. They were criminals who remained persecuted and ostracized and kept on the fringes of society for decades after the war had been won. Paragraph175 wasn’t actually repealed until 1994. And it was only in May 2002, that the German parliament completed legislation to pardon all homosexuals convicted under Paragraph175 during the Nazi era. History has forgotten about these men and women — please educate yourselves so this does not happen again. Remember this history. Remember them.

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All my life I’ve been this dog


Goddamn sky.

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Meet Ava

She is my 5 year and 10 month old Cocker Spaniel mix. I’ve had her since she was 4 months old. Sometimes she’s the biggest pain in the butt, following me all over and being constantly underfoot, but she sleeps curled up against the small of my back. She loves bouncing around in snow like a bunny and pulling the squeaky out of her stuffed toys. She’s my best friend and my everlasting comfort. 

I decided to take her to my senior year of college to help me combat my stress and beat back my anxiety. She’s been great so far but I can’t help but feel guilty. A little over a month ago, she started to act odd about jumping up on the couch and the bed. Then one day when she was overjoyed to see me when I came home from a long day of classes, she got hurt jumping up on the bed to give me kisses. I don’t know how it happened which is possibly the worse thing about the whole thing. Turns out, my baby tore her cruciate ligament. 

I mentioned I’m a college student. I’m here on scholarship and finacial aid. I have bills to pay. I have a heavy course load at one of the most rigorous universities in America. Until this week, I worked two jobs (I had to quit one to maintain grades). The job I kept is a 12 hr shift job I can only work on the weekends. I don’t have a lot of money for my bills, let alone vet bills. My family has already paid $490 for her bills, but obviously there is a ways to go. I can only pay $80 a month. 

I could use some help… Even just getting $200 total would be a help.

Seriously wish I could help :(