Adam the Alien

The random thoughts of Adam J. Manley, better known as Adam the Alien. This is a secondary blog for fleeting fancies. Be sure to check out the main website at

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#Vidcon brings people together. Not for the first time, a Vidcon comes in correlation with a marriage proposal. Though this time, it was much more involved. These friends of mine, who have been handling the task of getting people to sign the Vidcon sign for years, got engaged on the Vidcon Mainstage this year. The proposal was the culmination of plans set in motion a year ago. I’m so immensely happy for them both! Check them out at #Vidcon2014 #latergram #nofilter #TehMonitor #marriage #friends


Big news! A federal judge has ruled that Oregon’s ban on marriage equality is unconstitutional! Congrats Oregon!

I was having trouble expressing my reaction to this properly, earlier. Let’s try it with gifs. Sorrynotsorry for the excessive GIFing ahead.

I think that about sums up my feels as best as is possible, at the moment.


Oregon just became the 18th state to allow same-sex couples to marry!

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Still emotional. Gonna be emotional all day. All week. Probably longer. So happy. Neither words nor moticons cannot express these feels.

Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban has finally been struck down as unconstitutional! I lived here and voted against the damn thing when it was first proposed, and it’s been a black mark against my beloved homeland ever since.

So I’m really emotional right now, and thinking this is a pretty freaking good time to be alive. I lived up in Washington when we won marriage equality there by popular vote. Then I moved back to Oregon, where the fight was still happening, and got the first sign of real progress when DOMA was struck down on the federal level. Now the state’s ban is struck down, and I’m an emotional wreck in all the best ways.


The names for the for-and-against gay marriage groups are confusing.

There’s the National Organization for Marriage (anti), and then Oregon United for Marriage (pro!)

Can’t we just have like, “Yay Gay” and”Nay Gay” groups?

DOMA Defeated (by AdamTheAlien)

New video! My little sister, Jewell, and I attended a shindig in Portland on June 26th, celebrating the demise of DOMA after the Supreme Court’s ruling struck it down.

My little sister posing under the rainbow balloon arch at Oregon United for Marriage’s Supreme Court Day of Decision rally in Portland yesterday. When I first told her about DOMA being struck down and what that meant, she squee’d with delight, and pretty much didn’t stop smiling for the rest of the day. #marriage #equality #marriageequality #DOMA #SCOTUS #NoH8 #LGBT #LGBTQ #LGBTIQ #Portland #Oregon #latergram #family

Yesterday, I went to Oregon United for Marriage’s shindig in Portland with my little sister (seen behind me) and my friend Chris. We got there as things were ending, but it was still nice to get out and celebrate the defeat of DOMA. I couldn’t get a wireless connection to work, or I would have uploaded photos live from the shindig. #marriage #equality #Portland #Oregon #DOMA #NoH8 #marriageequality #LGBT #LGBTQ #LGBTIQ #selfie #latergram #AdamTheAlien #fisheye

Here’s a rainbow to celebrate the day. I took this on June 17th, and posting it now to celebrate marriage equality on the federal level. #marriageequality #marriage #equality #rainbow #rainbows #LGBT #LGBTQ #LGBTIQ #latergram

I took this photo last year, at #Tacoma’s #Pride event, and I’m busting it out now to celebrate the Supreme Court striking down #DOMA and Prop 8. With all the depressing things going on in politics and the news this week, in the Supreme Court and elsewhere, I was preparing for the worst. I was and am so immensely happy when I discovered that #SCOTUS had moved our nation in a positive direction, I broke down in a combination of laughter and tears that would’ve made me look completely crazy if anyone had been around to see it. There’s still a long way to go, from striking down marriage inequality in states that have outlawed non-heterosexual marriage, including my home state of Oregon. That being said, this is an incredible leap forward.

You can view my video and photos from last year’s Pride event in Tacoma here:

Or just the video here:

Or you can just go out and celebrate!

#marriage #equality #marriageequality #Prop8 #NoH8 #LGBT #LGBTQ #LGBTIQ #news #latergram #nofilter