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(I'm half-asleep and the language center of my brain is fried. That's all the disclaimer you're going to get for the following text.)

I live in a place where the general attitude seems to be "we don't care what you are, just don't flaunt it", where the president used to be the chairwoman for the central LGBT organization, where the official language only has one singular third-person pronoun, and where the bishop of the capital and those of a couple other bigger cities (as well as the archbishop of Finland) are openly in favor of blessing same-sex unions. 

At the same time though, I live in a place where the bigger Pride march was attacked with teargas while the smaller one received a bomb threat, where some of my best friends won't be able to get married, and where a priest who quite loudly believes that "homosexuality is a sickness caused by sins" got to be in charge of my confirmation camp.

It makes me sad that in spite of the second paragraph, I have it so much better than a lot of people. Love is a human right, not a right for just the majority.

So for those who haven't noticed it yet, I'm Ace, I'm queer and of currently unspecified gender, and I'm damn well going to "flaunt it" if I want to.


And to make this post not just a rant:
-First snow. What.
-I'm currently studying Finnish, Swedish, English, French, Latin and Russian (love them all, especially the last two newest additions).
-still have no idea what I want to study. Fashion Communication sounds pretty interesting. Now if only I could write or take photos or understand anything about fashion...
-I re-discovered a thousand words of The Like as rebellious royalty and pirates with bonus Panic! werewolves in my gdocs! Possibly maybe will share at a later date.

I hope your October has started on a positive note, flist ♥

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Apr. 26th, 2010 08:42 pm
wethepainted: The 9th doctor smiling in front of the lit London Eye at night (Default)
FINLAND PARLIAMENT TO CONSIDER MARRIAGE EQUALITY, GAY ADOPTION

No matter the outcome of upcoming elections, Finland's parliament will consider marriage equality and gay adoption bills in its next session, Ice News reports.

Taru Tujunen, the National Coalition Party secretary, said an initiative would be put forward at the next party congress which would call for gender-neutral marriage. The SDP will also make similar calls for adoption rights for same-sex couples during their May party congress. The idea of gender-neutral marriage was first touted by the Green League’s Oras Tynkkynen last year, while party secretary Panu Laturi said, "The present law on marriage is discriminatory. Couples of the same gender still do not have the right to marry the person that they love."
[source]


About the time, don't you think.

The one time I had enough courage to talk to one half of the cool couple from English conversations course, I made a fool out of myself by how I couldn't help but to smile whenever she said "my wife". I'm sappy like that. I hope you're having a great Monday, bbs. :)

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