— (via twistedvibess)
I guess I understand now, why they call it “French”.
When the Nazi concentration camps were liberated by the Allies, it was a time of great jubilation for the tens of thousands of people incarcerated in them. But an often forgotten fact of this time is that prisoners who happened to be wearing the pink triangle (the Nazis’ way of marking and identifying homosexuals) were forced to serve out the rest of their sentence. This was due to a part of German law simply known as “Paragraph 175” which criminalized homosexuality. The law wasn’t repealed until 1969.
This should be required learning, internationally.
When do I get to wake up to you?
Today I can’t forget that I’ve got these open wounds
It’s such a drag, I can’t forget you’ve gone
My ribs have parted ways
They said “We’re not going to protect this heart you have”
— Maya Angelou (via psych-facts)