Kameron Slade, a fifth-grader from Queens, NY, was scheduled to deliver a speech as part of a school-wide competition at PS 195. But when the principal learned Kameron’s speech was about same-sex marriage, he was ordered to choose a new topic or lose the opportunity to speak. (via)

ETA - Update: Kameron will now be giving his speech to the whole school at a special assembly on Monday.

My heart

My kid will be this cool

I don’t think you understand how fucking amazing this kid is, in the first gif he immediately shows himself to be more understanding of these issues and of the actual terminology of the debate by saying “same gender marriage” instead of “same sex marriage” therefore including an entire wave of activism in the form of pushing through the thought that it should be gender and not sex, allowing gay trans people to also get married and be recognized and to deconstuct the idea of sex=gender. I love this kid. I love this kid so very much. 



I love that point in a friendship when you get what the other person’s style is - their “thing.” You see a knit jersey tie and think of them immediately; a type of weather, a bad movie, a woman’s outfit. You know, with absolute certainty, that your friend would enjoy this thing with you more than anyone else in the world. You feel closer in that moment of recognition, even if they’re not there.