a community in northwestern Guyana formed by the Peoples Temple, a cult led by Jim Jones.
It became internationally notorious when, on November 18, 1978, 918 people died in the settlement as the result of a mass suicide, the largest such event in modern history.
FAVOURITE MOVIES: American Psycho (2000) There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman; some kind of abstraction. But there is no real me: only an entity, something illusory. And though I can hide my cold gaze, and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable… I simply am not there.
For all the progress that America has made in moving toward LGBT equality, moments like this remind us how far we have left to go.
On Wednesday, a video of a young man named Daniel Pierce made waves after being posted to the Reddit community /r/gaybros. The video, brought to Reddit’s attention by Pierce’s boyfriend, showed the teenager being confronted by his religious family members over his sexual orientation — then being verbally and physically attacked by them.
It’s a heartbreaking, and at times, very difficult to watch.