“When we rent the apartment out, we don’t know these people are gay or not,” he said. “Equal treatment to everybody. And when I know them more, I noticed they take care of the apartment very well, nice and clean, very polite, and pay the rent on time more than other people. I started to feel gay people were very good. And then I found out friends’ children were gay, and since they were babies, I loved them very much. I realized that some people are born to be gay.” —Jeff Yang discovers his conservative Christian immigrant dad supports marriage equality.
The New York Times, whether intentionally or not, is trying to make you think seriously about the nature of life, and fate, and how to be a good person, and so on, by telling stories about two different impulsive acts, and then how things unfolded afterwards. One of the acts being horrible, and one being wonderful.*
*Despite, of course, beginning with its own sort of tragedy. Here is some information about the nation's safe haven laws.
[Pastrana's husband] soon began exhibiting the embalmed bodies of his wife and son. He later visited Mexico and found a bearded woman whom he married and billed as Pastrana’s sister, “Zenora Pastrana.” The couple traveled, and Zenora performed alongside the bodies.
The Times reports on Julia Pastrana, who was known as the "Bear Woman," "The Ape Woman," and "The Ugliest Woman in the World." She died in 1860 at age 26, but her remains are only just now being buried today in her hometown. Her husband sounds like a catch.
(bursts into sloppy tears)
May Valentine's Day never, ever end: 50 Great American Love Stories, one for each state of the country. And here are a few additional, not-great love stories.
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JDate owes me a husband. I’ve paid them more than a thousand dollars, not to mention at least two hundred hours of dating time–this doesn’t include prep time of pedicures, waxing and therapy. If dating were tax deductible I could write off half my life. Ergo, I must meet someone on JDate.
I was the guy you went out with when the guy you really cared about had broken your heart.
I vaguely recalled something about my school’s ‘No Fraternization’ policy, but agreed to pay a visit to my twenty-two-year-old Russian-Greek student’s home.
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