Halsey's Kingdom Creates A Safe Space For All

Halsey's Kingdom Creates A Safe Space For All

These are the moments and events that I cherish while using them to remind myself that there is a whole community dedicated to spreading love and acceptance.
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Within the last five years, many people within the spotlight have come forward to show their support for the LGBTQ+ community; many have even come out and shared their own stories.

As the support and love continue to increase, safe spaces are beginning to form. A safe space, according to Google, is where “people can feel confident that they will not be exposed to discrimination, criticism, harassment, or any other emotional or physical harm.”

Musicians, especially, are using their concerts as a place where this type of environment can be established; individuals within the crowd can be themselves and exist without the fear of harsh judgment. These spaces, that are filled with encouragement and endless love, are a rare occurrence in today’s society.

Halsey is one artist that has always succeeded in creating safe spaces for all individuals; an atmosphere in which diversity is embraced and safety is a priority.

She’s both a member and major ally of the LGBTQ+ community which is evident in her music, creative visuals, and even her social media presence. Halsey isn’t afraid to stand up to individuals who try to demonize her for loving and encouraging this community; she shuts them down every time. She’s one of the many fearless performers who use their platform to educate others and show LGBTQ+ youth that their identities are valid.

Halsey has now taken this message and her safe space on the road.

She is currently on the first installment of her Hopeless Fountain Kingdom Tour and I got to attended her Austin, Texas show on October 27th. I have been a huge fan of hers for a few years and so, naturally, I was ready to lose my voice from screaming every song.

Going in, I already knew what to expect: an incredible concert surrounded by beautiful people. But what I experienced was more than I could’ve ever imagined, as cliche as it may sound. The overall atmosphere was energetic throughout the show and I could feel the love within the venue; whether it was the love of life, another person, or self-love. The emotional aspect of this show escalated right before her song, “Strangers,” featuring Lauren Jauregui from Fifth Harmony.

Halsey asked the crowd, “Who’s a member of the LGBT community? Who’s a proud friend or family member?”

The venue erupted into excited heart-felt screams. She continued by stating, “This is a safe place; this tour was created for you.” As she said this, I felt chills all over my body; I was taken aback by the realization that I genuinely was in a safe space.

As a member of the LGBTQ+ community myself, I felt comfortable which is a rare feeling.

I was attending the show with my girlfriend and for once I wasn’t scared to kiss her cheek or put my arm around her; I knew that if someone were to spew their hate at us that there would be ten times as many people ready to defend us. This feeling of comfort made the concert one of the most magical nights I have ever experienced.

These are the moments and events that I cherish while using them to remind myself that there is a whole community dedicated to spreading love and acceptance.

The importance of safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth is essential in today’s society. With the current political climate and the increase in social hate and prejudice, finding a place to fearlessly express yourself without fear of judgment is hard to come by.

Events and places where people can bond over the topic at hand, whether it be music, movie or a support group, aids in creating community. Music and various art forms have always been a tool to cope with situations and an avenue of escape for most people.

Moments of comfort and safety will be a daily reality in the future for LGBTQ+ individuals through the resilience of the community and the messages of acceptance that they continue to spread.

Cover Image Credit: Kristin Roman

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50 Quotes from the Best Vines

If you're picturing the vines in your head, you're doing it right
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In 2017 we had to say goodbye to one of the best websites to ever roam the internet: Vine. In case you have been living under a rock since 2013, Vine was -(sad face)- a website and app that took the internet and the app store by storm in Winter 2013. It contained 6-second videos that were mostly comedy- but there were other genres including music, sports, cool tricks and different trends. Vine stars would get together and plan out a vine and film it till they got it right.

It was owned by Twitter and it was shut down because of so many reasons; the viners were leaving and making money from Youtube, there was simply no money in it and Twitter wanted us to suffer.

There's been a ton of threads on Twitter of everyone's favorite vines so I thought I'd jump in and share some of my favorites. So without further ado, here are some quotes of vines that most vine fanatics would know.

1. "AHH...Stahhp. I coulda dropped mah croissant"

2. "Nate how are those chicken strips?" "F%#K YA CHICKEN STRIPS.....F%#K ya chicken strips!"

3. "Road work ahead? Uh Yea, I sure hope it does"

4. "Happy Crimus...." "It's crismun..." "Merry crisis" "Merry chrysler"

5. "...Hi Welcome to Chili's"

6. "HoW dO yOu kNoW wHaT's gOoD fOr mE?" "THAT'S MY OPINIONNN!!!.."

7."Welcome to Bible Study. We're all children of Jesus... Kumbaya my looordd"

8. Hi my name's Trey, I have a basketball game tomorrow. Well I'm a point guard, I got shoe game..."

9. "It's a avocadooo...thanks"

10. "Yo how much money do you have?" "69 cents" "AYE you know what that means?" "I don't have enough money for chicken nuggets"

11. "Hurricane Katrina? More like Hurricane Tortilla."

12. "Hey Tara you want some?" "This b*%th empty. YEET!"

13. "Get to Del Taco. They got a new thing called Freesha-- Free-- Freeshavaca do"

14. "Mothertrucker dude that hurt like a buttcheek on a stick"

15. "Two brooss chillin in a hot tub 5 feet apart cuz they're not gay"

16. "Jared can you read number 23 for the class?" "No I cannot.... What up I'm Jared, I'm 19 and I never f#@%in learned how to read."

17. "Not to be racist or anything but Asian people SSUUGHHH"

18. 18. "I wanna be a cowboy baby... I wanna be a cowboy baby"

19. "Hey, I'm lesbian" "I thought you were American"

20. "I spilled lipstick in your Valentino bag" "you spilled- whaghwhha- lipstick in my Valentino White bag?"

21. "What's better than this? Guys bein dudes"

22. "How'd you get these bumps? ya got eggzma?" "I got what?" "You got eggzma?"

23. "WHAT ARE THOSEEEEE?" "THEY are my crocs!"

24. "Can I get a waffle? Can I please get a waffle?"

25. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAVEN!" "I can't sweem"

26. "Say Coloradoo" "I'M A GIRAFFE!!"

27. "How much did you pay for that taco?" Aight yo you know this boys got his free tacoo"

28. *Birds chirping* "Tweekle Tweekle"

29. "Girl, you're thicker than a bowl of oatmeal"

30. "I brought you Frankincense" "Thank you" "I brought you Myrrh" "Thank you" "Mur-dur" "huh...Judas..no"

31. "Sleep? I don't know about sleep...it's summertime" "You ain't go to bed?" "Oh she caught me"

32. "All I wanna tell you is school's not important... Be whatever you wanna be. If you wanna be a dog...RUFF. You know?"33. "Oh I like ya accent where you from?" "I'm Liberian" "Oh, my bad *whispering* I like your accent..."

34. "Next Please" "Hello" "Sir, this is a mug shot" "A mug shot? I don't even drink coffee"


35. "Hey did you happen to go to class last week?" "I have never missed a class"

36. "Go ahead and introduce yourselves" "My name is Michael with a B and I've been afraid of insects my entire-" "Stop, stop, stop. Where?" "Hmm?" "Where's the B?" "There's a bee?"

37. "There's only one thing worse than a rapist...Boom" "A child" "No"

38. "Later mom. What's up me and my boys are going to see Uncle Kracker...GIVE ME MY HAT BACK JORDAN! DO YOU WANNA SEE UNCLE KRACKER OR NO?


39. "Dad look, it's the good kush." This is the dollar store, how good can it be?"

40. "Zach stop...Zach stop...You're gonna get in trouble. Zach"

41. "CHRIS! Is that a weed? "No this is a crayon-" I'm calling the police" *puts 911 into microwave* "911 what's your emergency"

42. "WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? "

43. *Blowing vape on table* * cameraman blows it away* "ADAM"

44. "Would you like the spider in your hand?" "Yea" "Say please" "Please" *puts spider in hand* *screams*

45. "Oh hi, thanks for checking in I'm still a piece of garrbaagge"

46. *girl blows vape* "...WoW"

47. *running* "...Daddy?" "Do I look like-?"

48. *Pours water onto girl's face" "Hello?"

49. "Wait oh yes wait a minute Mr. Postman" "HaaaAHH"

50. "...And they were roommates" "Mah God they were roommates"


I could literally go on forever because I just reference vines on a daily basis. Rest in peace Vine

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7 Fire New Songs That Need To Be On Every Summer Playlist

These are the seven songs will define how great your summer is.
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Everyone likes to have a good summer playlist. There have been so many artists who have been dropping some FIRE music right before sweet summer time. It's definitely setting a perfect scene for the summer and all the shenanigans everyone will be getting into. I feel like every summer there are some specific songs that just overall set the vibe for everyone's time off. So I'll share some of the songs that I'll be jamming out to on the reg, and that you should be, too.

1.) "New Light" by John Mayer.

2.) Anything from "Beerbongs and Bentleys."

4.) "Sit Next To Me" by Foster The People.

6.) "Love Lies" by Khalid and Normani.


7.) "Shot Gun" by George Ezra.

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