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Alive, Being Alone, and Dancing: wordsnwolves: Look at this photo for a minute. Set aside your political leaning or any complaint you have about the choices that various governments in Canada have made lately, and just look at this photo. It’s nearly impossible to imagine it being taken in any other country. Really look at it, because it was iconic the moment it was shot. It shouldn’t be a surprise that Canada’s current prime minister would make an appearance in Toronto at one of the largest gay pride parades in the world - maybe he could have dressed in a natty suit and his signature tan lace-ups, and waved to the crowd while waving the flag. That alone would have been enough to make history, to feed the news cycle and to build the Justin™ brand. Maybe even snag another GQ cover. But, no. Appreciate what is happening in this photo. This G7 leader decided to bare his hairless chest in a salmon-pink shirt, and slip into curvy white jeans (there isn’t a straight guy alive that can pull off white jeans without irony - don’t even bother disagreeing with me), and shake his baby-maker under a high, July sun while being hosed down by a hundred water pistols wielded by all manner of race and colour along the straight, L, G, B, T, and Q spectrum. And in this picture, you can just make out the guy in the hat to the right of Trudeau’s jubilant armpit. He’s a recent émigré to Canada. A 5-foot-1, gay, HIV-positive Syrian refugee, which, if you look it up, is the definition of completely fucked back in his devastated homeland. And yet, there he is, marching and dancing next to the leader of his newly-adopted country, agog in the middle of Yonge Street. Some might say that this is simply a picture of liberalism gone wild, or of biblical deviance, or of political opportunism. Go ahead – knock yourself out. Or, you would be partially correct to see this as a photo of a minority group celebrating a wider acceptance of its claim to humanity. It is that, and a great deal more. To look at this photo and not grasp its significance is to not only succumb to shallow, jaded and isolated thinking, but also to take for granted a level of freedom that is absurdly great in comparison to the utter bleakness in other corners of the world right now. This is a photo that says, “You have the freedom to not only feel love here, but to demonstrate it, celebrate it, sing it and shine it. Don’t squander it.” Theo Ward, July 5, 2016
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Batman, Family, and God: fundraisingwebsites: Stringy and Mopy: The Adventure Begins Mopy, the Son of Alpha, with a cloudy past joins forces with a bubbly, superhero Zeta, Stringy to rescue his mom from an ancient evil. WHAT WE NEED AND WHAT YOU GET!  Stringy and Mopy is an upcoming werewolf/superhero comic book series. When Mopy Garret failed to save his mom from getting kidnapped by an ancient evil, he teams up with an established superhero (Samantha Bridges) to save not only just her but the world from an Army of the Undead. This was a childhood story I wrote for the past 6 years. It is canon with my novel, “The God of Alpha”.All funding will for the initial goal of $500 will be distributed to my staff working on the project. My illustrator need the efficient funding to work on the comic. If we reach our goal, assuming you guys loved the series, we will go on and create another installment of the series and possibly a cameo from you of the doners. Even if we don’t reach our goal, we will print out signed physical copies of the book with any donation of $7+ and a cameo of you in the story.MORE ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN!Stringy and Mopy is more of a family-created lore I made when I was little and dreamed about sharing it to the world for everyone to see. It has been. Their adventures have touched a lot of people who have heard of their stories and you too can be one of those people who get to know these wonderful creations. Do you remember how Superman came to be? When that comic came out, the people who created it made it as if it were a hobby, same with Batman. And now look, the people who funded the creation of these modern gods can look back and say, “Without me, that character wouldn’t even exist.” You can make history by bringing this story into existence.

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