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I too lived under Section 28. I marched in Thatcher's London streets over it.

I also was arrested in NYC, Philly & DC protests because gay friends were dying & Silence=Death.

Live your smug privilege, just know you're complicit against us, not some freaking role model for us.
"I lived through it & it did me no harm."
What the bloody hell?!
The havoc wreaked by anti-gay ordinances like Section 28 ruined lives. And someone explain to @matthewtoomer that the GAY MAN who helped end WWII in the UK, #AlanTuring, killed himself b/c of anti-gay laws, FFS.
And his whole TL is full of equally smug nonsense. It's not legal to be gay or lesbian in 103 countries. There is NO protection against anti-#LGBTQ discrimination in the US.
We were silent for 100s of years and str8 folks did NOT "tolerate us," they jailed, raped and killed us.
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In addition to all the #Pride this weekend saw 3x mass events: London anti-Trump; Edinburgh anti-Trump plus around 200k at Durham Miners Gala. The point is now to unite these forces into a movement...
2/ People stuck in political tribes and structures often forget the transformative power of mass demonstrations. These mobilised Labour, Green, Libdems and SNP/Plaid - plus masses of working class people from the North of England...
3/ The first question is not "how does Labour capitalise on it" - though it should; it's how do we find ways of uniting progressive forces to defend democracy, press freedom and rule of law in the face of Trump/Brexit?
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Hello and welcome to our #WorldCup of pulp! Today's match is England vs Sweden!

#Eng #Swe
English motoring vs Swedish motoring... #Eng #Swe
English breakfast vs Swedish breakfast... #Eng #Swe
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Comment vit-on la Pride en tant qu'intersexe : petit résumé de la journée #pride

Pour rappel, une personne intersexe nait avec des caractéristiques sexuelles ambiguës sur le plan binaire mâle/femelle (génitales, chromosomiques, internes, externes, hormonales) et subit parfois dès la naissance des opérations et des traitements agressifs pour les "rectifier".
Nous sommes le I du cigle LBGTI. Notre condition est biologique avant tout, ms aussi identitaire et militante, car les intersexes dans leur majorité luttent pour leur droit à la dignité et à l'intégrité physique et morale. Nos luttes ont tout à fait leur place dans la comu LGBT+.
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Trump: Day 526
-120th Day at a Trump Golf Club
-163rd Day at a Trump Property
-Separation Policy Protested Against
-Lies About Not Pushing House Bill
-Appointing WH Lawyer as DEA Chief
-White House Called "Den of Deceit"
-FEMA Ends Puerto Rico Vouchers
Day 631 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Day 483 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama. #fakenews #TrumpLies
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I'm gonna chat for a while about what it is like to be the B in LGBTQIA. Well most of the time it feels more the b in LbG(t). #pride #bisexuality
See binary concepts are a thing which are simple to understand, so for many people they struggle to get it when you say there is more then just straight or gay! J #pride
It's tough when your sexuality gets erased and derided, esp by those who are Gay and Lesbian. J #Pride
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#QAlert 6/28/18 This will be my THREAD for all of #QPosts for June 28, 2018. Power to People, House floor vote, pedo poll, Fireworks and more!

Let’s Go!

@POTUS #QPosts #WalkAway #Resist #ConspiracyFact #QArmy
#QAlert 6/28/18 Post 1617

Only the beginning.
Power to the people.…📁

@POTUS #QPosts #WalkAway #Resist #ConspiracyFact #QArmy
#QAlert 6/28/18 Post 1618 Anon was frustrated with watching [RR] hearing. #Q responds:

Focus on House floor vote (now).

@POTUS #QPosts #WalkAway #Resist #ConspiracyFact #QArmy
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Throughout the month of June, CIA hosted a series of events, panels, & activities celebrating the progress toward equality for members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community.
DCIA Haspel introduced Major General Tammy Smith, the highest ranking & first openly gay general in US history, at a CIA HQ event, stating: “She refused to give in to discrimination, stayed riveted on her goals, & proceeded to blaze a trail that will go down in the history books”
We once again participated in the @CapitalPrideDC Festival & the 7th annual IC Pride Summit. CIA hosted the first IC summit in 2012, which has grown each year.
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1. It's #Pride, so let's talk about the God and the LGBTQ community.
2. In Genesis, we read that God created humanity in God's own image. Scripture is clear: Each of us carry within us the divine spark, we are fearfully and wonderfully made, and God has pronounced this Creation "good."
3. From both science and folks' lived experience, we know that gender identity and sexual orientation are not incidental aspects of our being. They are not choices—they sit at the core of our humanity.
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My latest for the @yegQuotient

"For some people the very concept of turning scrutiny to our authorities is so alien I might as well be asking them to grow a second head. Yet it was this scrutiny that laid the foundation of Edmonton’s Pride Festival."…

"the protesters this year channelled the original spirit of Pride exactly as it was conceived in 1981. It was a rally for liberation, not tolerance; its northern star was equality, not some tepid request for inclusion"…
"After taking population into account, Canada still experiences half as many police perpetrated homicides, even if they aren’t as widely publicized or recognized. It’s a fact — among many others — I have seldom seen mentioned in the debates"…
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I'm one of a few million Americans awake when we should be sleeping because of the pain of #cancer or some other chronic illness.

Adding to our sleeplessness is knowing #healthcare is under threat. We may not be able to afford it due to the #GOP's actions.

It's terrorizing.
My parents were Civil Rights workers. My father was a Freedom Rider. As a small child I was taught the legacy of #MLK.
I watched people invoking MLK on Monday. Not in defense of #votingrights or in outrage over how the #SCOTUS ruled on two pivotal cases on gerrymandering.
MLK wasn't being invoked for #votingrights but for Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who lies to America every day about policies that could very well kill me & others.

Policies that are hurting millions.

Policies that have kept me a citizen without equal rights in my own country.
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This is an extremely bad, terribly awful, no-good take. And during #Pride month too?

No ma'am!
Refusing Sarah Lia-betes Sanders service is for, uh, lying & being a bigot is not the same as someone refusing someone service for being BLACK or GAY or TRANS or FEMALE or DISABLED or wtf & lolololol God help you if you are more than one.

I cannot believe I have to type this.
.@glaad Retract that tweet and issue an apology. Because last time I checked, being a bum ass bigot bitch is not a protected class under the law. And I need *YOU* and all these other centrists to stop acting like it is!
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Happy #Pride
I was expelled from my all-girls high school for being a #lesbian & put in a mental hospital for #conversiontherapy.

I became an #LGBT activist to prevent that from happening to other girls like I was.
Yet conversion therapy is still legal.
Happy #Pride
I memorialize every #lesbian who died hidden in the shadows because of #homophobia, who was forced into compulsory heterosexuality, who was made to live a lie. You deserved better. We honor you by making a safer world for lesbians today. Amen.
On #Pride I think of the #lesbian who became my mentor. She propelled me forward into lesbian #feminist writing. #AudreLorde opened a door for me I didn't know existed. I am so grateful she was in my life and left such a legacy for #lesbians.…
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Oh, it's soon time to log off, so here is my final blurb for the week.

They're some thoughts I find important, and I hope they reach you.
Be kind.

Listen and learn. We all have something to say, but we must also listen to relay our message efficiently. Being an asshole or "serving" someone in a discussion doesn't gain you anything.
Check on that friend you haven't talked to in a while. Where are they now, what are they up to?

Does someone close to you sound or look sad, tired, void of emotion? Ask how they're doing, and listen. Sometimes it only takes one person to help.
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On my Lyft Line back from the Pride weekend kickoff party, I got matched with a Bengali driver. After a few minutes, he told me (in Bengali, so the other passengers wouldn't understand) that he liked my outfit.
Let's be entirely clear... my outfit tonight is the sort of thing that would not be considered... high fashion. The significance of him complimenting me (in Bengali, no less) on my outfit was not lost on me.
We ended up having a great conversation about what it's like to be openly gay in New York as a Bengali Desi, and the role that families play in for those of us (ie, me) who exist in queer subcultures.

The other two passengers were idly checking their phones, completely unaware.
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1/ THREAD: A brief #LGBTHistory for this #Pride. Really FEEL THIS. Prior to the 1970s, being LGBT was ILLEGAL & homosexuality was considered a mental illness. Police would conduct a raid, arrest you, cuff you, humiliate you, then publish your name, address & photo in the paper.
2/ After your name, address & mugshot appeared in your local paper, you’d then be fired from your job. There were no legal protections--which is still true in 28 of 50 states today, but back then it was a near certainty.
3/ And then at Compton’s, at Stonewall, our LGBT forebears fought back. They said “No more" to these police raids on their communities. Along with Vietnam objectors, civil rights activists and feminists, they protested. They were targets. It was dangerous.
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Today is the Toronto #TransMarch! I hope everyone walking, dancing, wheeling, biking, and marching have a wonderful time!

Meanwhile, I'd like to share some important things me and my cisgender ass have learned from the gender-expansive people in my life.
1. You can be trans without having hormonal therapy or gender confirmation surgery.
2. You can be trans and *not want* hormonal therapy or gender confirmation surgery.
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Sally Ride
(May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012)

Sally Ride was an American physicist & astronaut. On June 18, 1983, she became the first American woman in space as part of the space shuttle Challenger mission.

Sally was born and grew up in CA. She obtained her PhD from Stanford in Physics.

Ride was one of 8,000 people who answered an ad in the Stanford student newspaper seeking female applicants for the space program. She was 1 of 35 women chosen by NASA in 1978.

After traveling to space during the Challenger mission in 1983 and 1984, Sally became the inspiration for several generations of girls,(including yours, truly) to follow their science and technology dreams, an area that had been long deemed "boys only."

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Lynn Ann Conway
Born January 2, 1938

Lynn is an American computer scientist, electrical engineer, inventor, and transgender activist

Lynn grew up in White Plains, New York. Conway was shy and experienced gender dysphoria as a child. She became fascinated and engaged by astronomy and did well in math and science in high school.
Lynn is notable for a number of pioneering achievements, including the Mead & Conway revolution in VLSI design, which incubated an emerging electronic design automation industry.
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James “John” Finley Gruber (1928 - 2011)

James Gruber was an original member, co-founder, and helped name the Mattachine Society, one of the earliest homophile organizations in the United States.
James considered himself bisexual. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps in 1946 at the age of 18, was honorably discharged in 1949. Gruber met & began a relationship with Konrad Stevens. He attended meetings of an early homophile organization called the “Society of Fools”
James Gruber, following a conversation with Harry Hay about Medieval masque troops known as “mattachines” and suggested renaming the “Society of Fools” to Mattachine Society. The Mattachine Society was a single national organization headquartered in Los Angeles.
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Audre Lorde

Poet, Writer, Activist, Essayist, Librarian

Lorde's poetry was published very regularly during the 1960s.

Lorde considered herself a Lesbian, mother, warrior, and poet. 1/

#LGBTVoices #PrideMonth
“When I dare to be powerful—to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” –Audre Lorde /4
Each day during #PrideMonth June #LGBTVoices brings you a portrait of a special #Pride hero/heroine. /End

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During #PrideMonth, I'll be tweeting about some of the LGBTQ+ community's lesser-known history.

Today, I'd like to talk to you about Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official in the history of California, whose legacy has become tragically ambiguous. (THREAD)
"Tell me about a complicated man," begins Emily Wilson's latest translation of The Odyssey. "Tell me about how he wandered and was lost ... Tell the old story for our modern times. Find the beginning."

I'm going to try to do that with Harvey.
His legacy is one not just of gay liberation, but of bridging the gap between government and the individual. And yet we often hear his name only in passing, or a mention of his death on lists cataloging gay icons, despite the fact that his biopic Milk won two Academy Awards.
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1: A thread about the older people in our lives and what they’re capable of, thanks to my amazing parents and in honor of #Pride month. ❤️ This is also the first time I’ve shared my full #ComingOut story. 🌈 (P.S. They’re also @islandirie’s parents! 😊)
2: When I was 8 y/o, I was watching [early] Oprah with my dad. Her guests were middle-aged women who identified as lesbians. I’d never heard that word before, so I asked him: “Papa, what’s a lesbian?”
3: My dad looked a bit alarmed but quickly said “Hush, that’s a bad word. It’s not for kids to use. Don’t say it again, okay?” And trusting my dad, it didn’t come up again. Not for a LONG time.
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Please RT & fill out the form in the thread below⤵

This #Pride month, 45 admin wants to roll back protections for some of the most vulnerable in the #LGBTQ community: foster youth, & foster/adoptive parents. You can help—it'll only take a minute. Continued⤵
Studies show that roughly 19% of foster youth identify as #LGBTQ. They experience worse safety, well-being & outcomes than non-LGBTQ youth. For states to improve these outcomes & identify best practices, data collection national data collection level is vitally important.
It is an unfortunate fact about our society, that parents sometimes reject their children for being #LGBTQ. LGBTQ children are disproportionately in foster care (1/5 foster youth) and homeless (2/5 homeless youth).…
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