PROOF THE DOCTOR EXISTS!
“Proof” updated version.
STOP IT I’M FREAKING OUT
I am both scared and excited
LET’S NOT FORGET THE DALEK EYESTALK THAT WASHED UP IN FLORIDA
Or the Utah Cave Painting resembling the TARDIS~
let me repost this again
Not to mention the fact Mars is full of water.
Ladies and gentlemen, Gallifrey
Remember those things the Master had? So:
Crack in time?
So now I’m just gonna sit down and wait.
i just nearly fell down the stairs running to tell my dad that the doctor is real and that the internet has proof…
let’s not forget about this painting that has been made in 1959.It looks like Amy and Rory who actually lived somewhere around that time
And what about the REAL LIFE VERSION OF THIS TUMBLR POST that showed up on the DOCTOR WHO TUMBLR in REAL LIFE before we even posted it here to the Doctor Who Tumblr!
I mean it’s REALLY REAL! We scrolled that page and everything! FORGET ALL THE OTHER EVIDENCE!!! IF THE DOCTOR WHO TUMBLR IS REAL THEN THE DOCTOR IS REAL!!!
Mazie Hirono, the Senator-Elect from Hawaii, will become the first Asian-American woman in the U.S. Senate.
20* women will be in the United States senate beginning in January, the most in American history. The United States senate will include an openly gay woman. Asian-American Tammy Duckworth (who lost both her legs in the Iraq War) was elected to the US House of Representatives.
And voters in statewide elections stood up for marriage equality in Maine, Washington, and Maryland. In Minnesota, voters said no to a ban on gay marriage. (The Washington Post’s conservative Right Turn blog today calls marriage equality “a battle that social conservatives have lost.”**)
There’s a long way to go, of course. We should live in a country where the headlines about 20 women in the senate are, ONLY 20?! And we should see marriage equality in every state. But this is real progress, and I want to thank all the HPA Volunteers, everyone working at Mainers United (including my high school friend Fran), and all those who volunteered their time and donated money to make this happen.
* I’m assuming Heidi Heitkamp will eventually be certified the winner in North Dakota.
** As a general rule, at least so far in American history, standing against equal rights for the nation’s population tends to work out poorly for political parties in the long run.
I know most tumblypoos aren’t old enough to remember with me, but when I was in high school, this was unimaginable. I mean that literally: I could not imagine it.
The President of the United States did not say the word AIDS in public until 1987, by which time more than 20,000 Americans had died. The chronic under-funding of AIDS research was driven primarily by systemic homophobia. The President himself privately remarked, “Maybe the Lord brought down this plague [because] illicit sex is against the ten commandments.”
References to homosexuality as a mental illness were not completely removed from the American Psychiatric Society’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Gay sex was a crime in most American states until 1989 (and in many until 2003).
Seventeen years ago, the year I graduated from high school, a classmate posted an anonymous open letter in my school’s paper saying that s/he was gay and found the homophobic language used by his/her classmates offensive. This is embarrassing to admit, but it had never occurred to me that constant use of the word “gay” in pejorative contexts would be offensive to someone I knew, because it never occurred to me that I knew any gay people.
And then for more than a decade, a long string of state constitutional amendments excluded LGBT people from legal marriage and the rights associated with it. It must have been very hurtful, to have voters in state after state after state decide to exclude you from the full rights and protections of citizenship in this country.
Well, change is coming. In 1986, the President thought AIDS was a scourge given to sinners. In 1995, I learned not to use the word “gay” as a pejorative adjective. And on Tuesday, a majority of voters in four very different states in very different parts of the country said NO to the hate, fear, bigotry, and exclusion that have shaped our policy on marital rights in this country.
I know that it’s still hard, that many LGBT people are threatened and bullied and dehumanized by their peers and denied rights by their governments. We have a long way to go. But the young anonymous gay person who wrote that open letter to my high school in 1995? She just oversaw a campaigns to bring marriage equality in Maine.
And she’s married.
SUBJECT NOT RESPONDING.