It is painful to remember that homophobia — in all its many ugly guises — is something many people experience on a daily basis. But, Manchester artist Paul Harfleet isn't just acknowledging that fact. Or resigning himself to it. He's fighting back — by planting a single pansy in the exact spot of every (recorded) act of homophobia he comes across.
He started this project in 2005 after experiencing three separate incidents on the same day. And so far, he has planted 10,000 pansies in cities all around the world. See the man in action in Austria in this Guerilla Gardening video. And feel just a little bit better about the world we live in. Bravo. (Jezebel)
A real-life version of Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox is playing out at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The legend of The White House fox first emerged during the government shutdown, when it was reportedly picking through Michelle Obama's personal garden. We presume it was to gather some lovely magenta Petunias for his read
Janet Mock has been stuck in the center of some crazy controversy lately (thanks to Piers Morgan). But, we're happy to report today, she's getting publicity for something much less nerve-wracking. Mock, the author of Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, is the newest cover girl read