Municipality workers paint a pedestrian crossing in the colors of a rainbow flag before the start of the annual gay pride parade in Tel Aviv on June 8, 2012. (Amir Cohen/Reuters)
via LGBT Pride events)
so are homophobes going to refuse to cross the street now
lol maybe they’ll avoid the crosswalk and get hit.
We behold thee, and a haze,
Prometheus, dims our eyes,
Of awe and of many tears for thee,
When we look at thee on this rock and see
Thy body parched by hot rays
And fettered with iron in shameful chains.
But now in Olympus a new lord reigns,
And Zeus kings in lawless guise,
By laws that are wondrously changed of late,
And those who were great
In the ancient days meet a pitiful fate.
-AESCHYLUS, Prometheus Bound
Saturday. June 23rd is the centennial birthday of our modern Prometheus. A single human who afforded a wealth of knowledge that has altered the way in which we in the modern world do everything.
A human persecuted, criminalized and dehumanized for the ways in which he expressed his human love. A human that in desperation took their own life committing suicide by eating an apple laced with cyanide.
A mythology almost forms in the spaces between these bits though it is completely true.
Alan Turing was homosexual. In 1952 the British government charged him with ‘gross indecency’ and afforded him the non-choice of imprisonment or chemical castration Just under 10 years since he had cracked the ENIGMA and single-mindedly ended WWII.
He is the outcast and criminalized father of computing.
Do not forget him, what he gave us and what was taken from him.
I’ve never asked this before but, reblog.
Don’t just reblog; Follow this shit.
This is what happens when you don’t check to see if you have any holes in your glove before you mess with Dylon black fabric dye..i’ve got most of it off now with nail varnish remover but my nails are still black