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since we're talking about anti-vaxxers & calls to "debate me", I will add that anti-trans activists use this exact same playbook. you can't "debate" a scientific consensus, b/c it's not based on one study & can't be undone w/individual "questions/concerns"…
...I will add that the anti-trans parent movement is eerily similar to the anti-vaccine parent movement in their tactics and dynamics – I detail those parallels here:… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #science
...ppl are sharing this great thread on further similarities with the "subliminal Satanic messages" moral panic of the 1980s. TL;DR: there is no satisfying conspiracy theorists b/c they're not evidence based & will never be swayed by "debate"...
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Americans Are Becoming Less Accepting of Same-Sex Relationships - Gallup Survey

The fall in the number of Americans who think that gay and lesbian relationships are morally acceptable is down seven percentage points from 71% in 2022 to 64% in 2023

1. The fall was driven by Republicans, according to Gallup. While 56 percent of Americans identifying as Republicans found same-sex relationships morally acceptable in 2022, only 41 percent do so in the year 2023.
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2. The groups most in favor of legal same-sex marriage are the same found in previous years - adults aged 18 to 29 (89%), Democrats (84%), and infrequent churchgoers (83%).
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"WHAT'S AT STAKE when we talk about book bans is student learning and well-being," writes PEN America's @jonfreadom in @USATODAY. "Semantic gymnastics about what is or isn’t a ban is an effort to deny and distract from the problem." #BannedBooks #Reading…
"To avoid charges of #censorship, school administrators, government officials and groups like Moms for Liberty have taken to calling the results of their efforts 'quarantine' or 'curation' – anything but 'ban.'

This debate is not new." (2/x)
"Writing about book banning for The First Amendment Encyclopedia in 2009, Susan Webb explained, 'Opponents of publications sometimes use the tactic of restricting access rather than calling for the physical removal of books.'" (3/x)
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🌈 Thread: Demystifying Non-Binary Identities and the Non-Binary Flag 🏳️‍🌈

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Non-binary individuals are an important part of our diverse LGBTQ+ community. They identify outside the traditional gender binary, which means their gender identity doesn't exclusively align with being male or female.
The non-binary flag is a symbol of pride and visibility for non-binary people. It consists of yellow, white, purple, and black stripes, each representing different aspects of non-binary identities and experiences.
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Pues como es mes del orgullo #LGBTQ hoy vamos a hablar de cómo la noche del 9 de mayo de 1990 una voz y un traje de lentejuelas hicieron temblar a la sociedad tradicional mexicana naciendo un icono mexiqueer:

🌈✨Juanga✨🌈 Image
Digamos que desde joven Juanga siempre utilizaría la moda como un estandarte para gritarle al mundo quien era sin decir una sola palabra ImageImageImageImage
Desde los 70 siguiendo tendencias que en México no eran tan comunes como el estilo peacock muy en la onda del swinging London ImageImageImageImage
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OK, all! I am so appreciative of the support that you have shown me in launching Law Dork. Now, in the last 15 days of my first year, I need your help.
My original goal when launching was 10,000 total subscribers in the first year, and 1,000 paid subscribers. The total subscribers is well above the goal — headed toward 15,000! Law Dork chart showing 14,3...
But, as you can see, I still need 100 more paid subscribers before June 21 to meet that goal. If you've been reading my work and are able to afford it, please consider a paid subscription today. It's just $6/mo or $60/year. Thank you! Law Dork chart showing 900 ...
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1. In 2023, conservative activists have advanced the theory that "woke" corporations are pushing a radical, pro-LGBTQ agenda

But a Popular Information investigation reveals 25 rainbow flag-waiving corporations have donated $13.5 million to anti-gay politicians since Jan 2022

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2. While major corporations are continuing to spend TOKEN AMOUNTS on marketing to the LGBTQ community, which has over $1 trillion in annual purchasing power, the same companies are spending MILLIONS backing anti-LGBTQ politicians…
3. @budlight is facing boycotts because it sent a trans influencer a few cans of beer

But @budlight's parent, @AnheuserBusch, donated 227K to anti-gay politicians since 01/22, including sponsors of anti-LGBTQ legislation in TX and FL & 29 members of Congress rated zero by @HRC
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🌈 Thread: Exploring the Vibrant Colors of LGBTQ+ Pride 🏳️‍🌈

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$Pride Month is a celebration of love, diversity, and equality. As we adorn ourselves with the beautiful colors of the rainbow, let's dive into the significance of each hue and what they represent for the LGBTQ+ community. #PrideMonth #LGBTQ
🟥 Red: Red symbolizes life and the passion that fuels our fight for equality. It represents the resilience and strength of the LGBTQ+ community, reminding us of the progress we've made and the battles we continue to face. #Red #Passion
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Die Nazis haben in ihrem Wahn Homosexuelle gnadenlos verfolgt, und zehntausende ermordet.
Dabei war Hitler vielleicht selbst homosexuell.
Diese Frage ist bis heute aber nicht restlos geklärt.
Kurze historische Hinweise
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#LGBTQ #Regenbogen #Stolzmonat #WhatIsAWoman Image
seinen Lebzeiten gab es Gerüchte Hitler sei schwul
Bis zu seinem ca.35 Lebensjahr gibt es keine nachweislichen Kontakte zwischen Hitler und Frauen.Und bis zum Tod keine Hinweise auf sexuelle Kontakte zu Frauen
Als "Jugendliebe" gilt "Stefanie" 2/10
#LGBTQ #Regenbogen #Stolzmonat Image
die Hitler aber nie getroffen hat,sondern nur von ihr geschwärmt haben soll
Seine wahre,schwule,"Jugendliebe" könnte August Kubizek gewesen sein. Mit dem er jahrelang rumzog und in Wien zusammen gewohnt hat.Aber es gibt keine Beweise für eine 3/10
#LGBTQ #Regenbogen #Stolzmonat Image
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🌈Did you know that @TheAbbeyWeHo, the iconic gay bar in West Hollywood, started as a humble coffeehouse in 1991?

Explore the history of this vibrant venue below. #TheAbbey #WeHo #LGBTQ (1/8) Image
☕️ Owner David Cooley relied on community outreach, providing cookies for nearby support groups, fostering loyalty and making The Abbey a meeting spot for HIV/AIDS activists. #TheAbbey #Community (2/8)
🏳️‍🌈 In the mid-1990s, The Abbey transitioned into a gay bar, creating an inclusive space to enjoy LA's diverse queer community and becoming an iconic LGBTQ+ establishment. #TheAbbey #GayBar #Inclusion (3/8)
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लातविया की संसद ने विदेश मंत्री एदगर्स रिंकेरिच को देश का नया राष्ट्रपति चुना है. 49 साल के रिंकेरिच 2011 से देश के विदेश मंत्री थे. रूसी आक्रामकता के खिलाफ वह लंबे समय से यूक्रेन के समर्थक माने जाते हैं. #Latvia #LGBTQ Image
रिंकेरिच के पूर्ववर्ती राष्ट्रपति एगिल्स लेवित्स ने दूसरे कार्यकाल के लिए ना खड़े होने का फैसला किया. इसलिए रिकेंरिच को नया राष्ट्रपति चुना गया. संसदीय मतदान के बाद उन्होंने कहा, "देश की संपन्नता और सुरक्षा के लिए मैं सबकुछ करूंगा." #EuropeanUnion
रिंकेरिच गे हैं. 2014 में विदेश मंत्री रहते हुए उन्होंने अपने समलैंगिक होने की बात सार्वजनिक की थी. ऐसा करने वाले वह लातविया के पहले बड़े नेता हैं. अब बतौर राष्ट्रपति उनके चुनाव से यूरोपीय संघ में पहली बार कोई जाहिर समलैंगिक राष्ट्राध्यक्ष बना है. #InclusionMatters
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This issue of Japanese right wing magazine WiLL is full of hateful, anti-LGBTQ rhetoric that is incredibly divorced from mainstream Japanese views that overwhelmingly support marriage equality and #LGBTQ rights. That this is hitting the shelves around #PrideMonth is extremely sad
What I find so bizarre about the extreme right-wing's playbook against LGBTQ in Japan is how they are borrowing rhetoric emerging out of the US to critique the US, and then trying to link this to Japanese "tradition," when their hate is grounded in ahistorical discourses
In case people are curious, in the immediate postwar, gay male culture was often celebrated by Japan's extreme right wing as a bulwark against Westernisation. Most famously by Mishima Yukio in novels like Running Horses. I write about it in my book!…
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This is for the #queer groups screaming the loudest about what's going on #Uganda but who normally can't be bothered with the Black people here in America...
It’s really easy to read a headline like “Uganda president signs anti-gay law that includes death penalty” and immediately go into your First World privilege and start in with the condemnation.
But before you start automatically reposting and sharing a story you are only reading the headline about, let me share a few things with you for consideration.

First and foremost, Uganda was colonized by Britain (white people). So you can start there.
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Pres. Biden's statement on Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act and possible sanctions sparks a key debate: Should a global power use economic means to interfere in another country's domestic affairs? A thread on potential impact.🧵#UgandaAntiGayLaw -… Image
Biden condemns Uganda's anti-gay law, arguing it not only violates human rights but also poses a threat to everyone residing in Uganda, including US personnel. He warns of "significant action" that could include economic sanctions. #HumanRights #LGBTQ -…… Image
It's important to note that sanctions are a double-edged sword. On one hand, they could push Uganda to reconsider the law by affecting the economy. But they could also cause collateral damage, impacting the lives of ordinary Ugandans. #Sanctions #UgandaAntiGayLaw -…… Image
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#Trump #JFkjr @ksorbs @dbongino @elonmusk
Ihr versteht es nicht. Der Hass hier ist real. Seit Jahren. Ich erinnere mich sehr gut an 2015. Sie war mir damals aufgefallen. Ihre angebliche Freundlichkeit war genauso falsch wie die von Kovacs. Der Hass ist nicht im Netz. Sie hat 1/2
2/2 über die Strasse geschrien. Geschrieben "die Vagina einer Frau hat die Form einer Schlange". Als der kleine Husky noch hier war, kam das auch vor. Das ist nicht im Netz. Hier Lake Freedom in BW, real passiert, grosser Aufruhr + jetzt telefoniert der teuflische Lacher über mir
3) jemand schien es mit d. Satz "wir hätten sie mitnehmen müssen" kapiert zu haben, was falsch gelaufen ist. Ihr seid verantwortungs-
los, wer immer Ihr seid. Es gibt hier keine Waffen zur Selbstverteidigung. Ein Gutachter sagte mal: "Das Auto ist eine Waffe." Ich habe es erlebt
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So Zeit mal wieder die Aluhüte auszupacken.
Sie fragen sich warum viele Unternehmen weiter auf der #Wokeness Welle schwimmen obwohl es nach hinten losgeht?

Die #Schufa kennt ja wohl so ziemlich jeder - aber kennen Sie auch den #CEI?

Den was? Den Corporate Equality Index.
Quasi der "Wokeness-Schufa-Score" welche von der "privaten" NGO Human Rights Campaign (HRC) vergeben wird.

Welche Kriterien man für einen "guten" Score erfüllen muss kann man hier einsehen:…
Die Kriterien unterliegen dabei keiner wie auch immer gearteten staatlichen Kontrolle - man legt selber fest was die Unternehmen denn bitte jetzt zu leisten haben, gern wird der Katalog auch erweitert.

Spannend wird es dann wenn man sich mal die Finanzierung dieser NGO anschaut.
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On the 23rd of May 2023, @Channel4News broadcast its investigation into the Equality and Human Rights Commission @EHRC, which, in our opinion, has been a mouthpiece for the government for a significant time.

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We were the first LGBT+ organisation to offer evidence of all the concerns - and within the past twelve months, we have made three submissions (one 61 pages long) to the United Nations (GANRHI), calling out collusion, conflict of interest and impartiality of Board members.

We often have passed this information on to other #LGBTQ orgs who have used this information in various ways, obviously not in our control. We note that @Channel4News made little reference to our allegations in their report but hope one day, that will happen (@jobrabkin).

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Today we're celebrating #HarveyMilkDay as we remember his incredible efforts to fight for LGBTQ+ equality. The same fight for equality in which Harvey Milk's life was sacrificed remains as relevant today as it was in 1978:
#HarveyMilk #LGBTQActivist #LGBTQNews #LGBTQ 🧵 Image
Harvey Milk made some incredible strides forward towards equality with his vital work, but, even in 2023, there are still many more miles still to go when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights across the world... Image
The many death threats that Harvey Milk received didn't stop him from advancing the concept of equal rights. His bold and outspoken message was an incredible show of bravery. Image
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As a pediatrician & dad, I want to respond to 2 news stories out of Texas:

(1) Legislature voted yesterday to ban gender-affirming care for teens & (2) Adolescent medicine docs were pushed out of @dellchildrens in Austin for providing care. #LGBTQ 🧵 1/
Gender-affirming care is not merely hormones & surgeries despite how lawmakers frame it.

It is broader support: a safe space to ask questions, be welcomed & be affirmed, be cared for holistically.🌈

Banning gender-affirming care has a chilling effect, shutting down ALL care. 2/
So in Austin, when Adolescent Med docs were pushed out of @dellchildrens, thousands of families were left without a place to go, to be respected (rather than rejected), to ask questions. 3/…
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You will not eradicate us queer indigenous people, colonizers. Kiss my sweet native trans ass. #indigenous #LGBTQ Image
More on the struggle of us Native Hawaiians and LGBTQ+ people (especially we who are both) against the ongoing US genocidal occupation of Hawaii:
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Since ‘21 lawmakers proposed nearly 900 anti-#LGBTQ+ bills, nearly 500 of which were introduced this year in 49 state legislatures+Congress. Many bills target rights of #transgender people by curtailing “basic healthcare, education, legal recognition & the right to publicly exist
1) Many of the anti-trans bills target the rights of #transgender people by curtailing “basic #healthcare, education, #legal recognition, and the right to publicly exist” #LGBTQ…
2) #NorthDakota recently enacted a statute restricting access to sex-segregated spaces…
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Lois McLatch of AFD UK. 😬

The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), is an American conservative Christian legal advocacy group that works to expand "Christian practices" within public schools & in Govt, to outlaw abortion, & to curtail rights for #LGBTQ people.

#NatC conference.🙋‍♂️ Image
ADF is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, with branch offices in Washington, D.C., & New York, among other locations. Its international subsidiary, Alliance Defending Freedom International, which is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, operates in over 100 countries.
ADF is one of the most influential Christian legal interest groups in the US based on its vast budget, caseload, network of allied attorneys, & connections to the political right. Its members have included US Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Mike Pence, & Josh Hawley.
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The May 16 @CityofWheeling #CityCouncil meeting was unlike any other, due in large part to it's high attendance. Many came out in support of the LGBTQ+ and the upcoming Pride on the Plaza event. More than 60 people filled the chambers. Here's what you missed:

1/ The City Council Chambers o...
Former state Sen Owens Brown was present, as well as current Delegate @WVUFLU. Del Fluharty, on entering the room, said "I heard something big was happening. Did I miss anything?" Something big indeed happened--an outpouring of support for #LGBTQ+ people #folkreporters

The Friendlier City Project, a Wheeling non-profit with the mission to build and foster a thriving #LGBTQ+ community, asked supporters to come out in support of the June 10 Pride on the Plaza event. This was to rebuke a woman who speaks against LGBTQ+ people often.

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