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It's #InternationalLesbianDay!
Here is a thread on iconic lesbians in history, past and present.
I hope you will show your allyship by reading and sharing. 📌

#Lesbians have been with us for centuries.
This sweet couple was photographed in 1907.

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19th c lesbians lived together in what were called #BostonMarriages.
Some (straight) historians have tried to de-gay them and erase their lesbian sexuality, agency and history. But they were still lesbians.

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#InternationalLesbianDay
Democratic women have long been in the forefront of radical change in America.
#DrAliceHamilton was a physician, scientist, social reformer & #lesbian. Her work created #OSHA. Hamiliton focused on the health of #immigrant women.

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#InternationalLesbianDay
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In honor of the #Callisto6 finale this weekend, I am going to be posting something I've been meaning to for the last 3-ish weeks or so.

I am running a vanilla 1.14 Minecraft server for the #SuperPunks (if you're interested give me a yell in the fan discord), and did something...
The something being 20-odd #PRIDE flags in the form of Minecraft Banners. Some disclaimers:

There's only so much detail that can be put into a given banner, and I only have so much skill. As much as I would have loved to have a Philly PRIDE banner, it's beyond my abilities atm.
Right now it's basically me and one other person from the #Superpunks/#AuxCrew Discord on the Minecraft server, but other fans are welcome to join.

The server is Whitelisted, and I will only be handing out the IP on the Discord/via IMs. Dragon is dead, and most pets are tamed
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False @jerseycornelia
People are imprisoned & killed for being gay.
I don't have the same rights you have. I have been fired from jobs, denied housing, thrown out of public accommodations, expelled from HS, put in a mental hospital for #conversiontherapy for being a #lesbian.
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You dismissing the impact of #homophobia on the lives of millions, @jerseycornelia, is saying that you really couldn't care less about the oppression and violence that #LGBTQ people suffer.
You might want to read up.
I wrote this for #Stonewall50

damemagazine.com/2019/06/24/50-…

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Also @jerseycornelia, attitudes like yours contribute to circumstances like this, which I reported on this week:

REPORT: Almost half of #LGBTQ youth consider #suicide epgn.com/news/national/…
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Just watched #ACapitolFourth. It was everything Trump's authoritarian event was not: Diverse entertainment (including Muppets singing G-d Bless America). #JohnStamos saying cool things about America. Vanessa Williams singing #AmericaTheBeautiful. Sousa. Fireworks. #July4thPBS
#AmericaTheBeautiful was written by #KatherineLeeBates, a #lesbian professor at #WellesleyCollege--alma mater of my mother and #HillaryClinton.

Bates was partnered for 30yrs with #KatharineComan, who founded the economics school at Wellesley.
#July4th
#KatherineLeeBates wrote #AmericaTheBeautiful for #FourthofJuly.
My favorite line "mend thine every flaw" "thy liberty in law." Our #Constitution is meant to grow and breathe and fix what is wrong with this nation.
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A week ago, 228 Democrats led by @SpeakerPelosi voted to protect my #lesbian family from discrimination.
Only 8 GOP voted for the #EqualityAct.
That was one of 250 initiatives the Democrats have passed this year.
GOP?
Nothing.
Last week I wrote about what Democrats and GOP said in the debate over whether LGBTQ people deserve civil rights. It went about as you'd expect.

#EqualityAct Vote Makes History epgn.com/news/breaking-…
While Democrats were doing the work of getting the #EqualityAct to the floor, the #GOP was lying about LGBTQ people and about what the bill entails.

Conservatives align against Equality Act epgn.com/news/national/…
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Hello again! We are pleased to be telling the #polyam / #nonmonogamous (hi)story of Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950), the American poet, feminist, and playwright.
Millay is very well-known among #polyam communities today due to a number of articles that @brainpickings wrote about her “polyamorous” love letters: brainpickings.org/2016/02/22/edn…
Along with this beautiful biography of Millay by @Ballad_BobDylan: amazon.com/What-Lips-My-H…
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GLOBAL #TransMoney, an incomplete thread. "The social justice grantees of #Arcus’ spring 2019 funding cycle will continue to be laser-focused on legal & media matters to ensure that members of the LGBTI community are protected & positively represented.." arcusfoundation.org/partners-work-…
>>"Other partners will continue their work with faith leaders & allies to ensure the acceptance and inclusion of all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity." >> #TransMoney #Arcus CC: @madeleinekearns
>>Investigative Reporters & Editors, Inc- to train journalists in East & southern Africa to positively represent & report on the LGBTQI community. Such training will examine areas like the mis-gendering of LGBTQI persons in the media.." >> ire.org #TransMoney
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#MadisonWI elects it’s first lesbian mayor and it’s first all-woman school board tonight. Proud to have each of these elected officials. Excited for Madison’s queer feminist future, perhaps it will be one that actually begins to address the massive racial issues in the city.
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My longtime friend #BarbaraHammer has died. She was an extraordinary talent, a brilliant filmmaker, a gutsy, fabulous, radical af, deeply engaged lesbian feminist & I loved her madly for her brave unconquerable self & her larger than life humanity which impelled all her work. 💜
I met #BarbaraHammer three decades ago through my late friend, the photographer #TeeCorinne. Both these iconoclastic #lesbian artists taught us that there was a gaze that not only was not male, but was not straight. They showed us the lesbian feminist lens. What vision they had.
I cannot express strongly enough how much more I was taught to see by #BarbaraHammer. The risks she took illumined a world previously unseen.

Barbara was a lover, a teacher, an artist, a radical political voice.
My G-d I shall miss her and her huge huge brave heart. 💜
#RIP
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So, the past few weeks has seen a growing public awareness in the UK of how the far-right, especially the religious far-right, in the US likes to operate, and likes to use willing, if witless, pawns to do their bidding.

The name that's been making the headlines recently...

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is The #Heritage #Foundation. But what, exactly, does The Heritage Foundation espouse? What is it's driving ideological foci?

And the answer to that, if you care one iota for women, or for LGBTQI+ people, is grim to say the least.

This is an organisation that states:

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On SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Laws):

"SOGI laws are about forcing all Americans to embrace—and live out—certain beliefs about human sexuality. They are not about protecting the freedom of people to live as LGBT, but about coercing everyone else to...

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Oh look--AOC was adorable AND cool in HS. She was also so smart she won 2nd prize in the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair with a microbiology research project on the effect of antioxidants on C. elegans' lifespan.

But @AnonymousQ1776 is an adult with a tweet.

Huh. t.co/bk0lXmgfUh
I wish I had video of myself being cute in HS.
I got arrested for political protests, got expelled from my all girls HS for being a #lesbian & was put in a psych ward for #conversiontherapy.
I am so glad AOC had fun in HS.
Brava her.
(Pic of me at 16.)
Folks are sharing this fab HS video of AOC as gotcha.
She excelled in HS science--winning prizes & even having an asteroid named for her.
She also danced, like we ALL did in HS.
She's the youngest woman EVER in Congress
We should ALL be dancing about that.
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Somebody hire me to write about what it's like to actually live in poverty.

I can write about it from myriad vantage points:

▪As a late middle-aged woman (women 50+ are the poorest segment of US population)
▪As a #lesbian(employment discrimination is huge among lesbians)
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▪As a chronically ill person (131M Americans have chronic illnesses from #cancer to #asthma that interfere with employment)
▪As a #disabled person (#disabled are the largest minority group in the US, but are most un- and under-employed)
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Every time I pitch poverty as a topic, I get an eye-roll.

Poverty was barely mentioned in 2016 Hillary raised it a few times; Sanders talked about "the ghetto" and Trump said he would cut taxes, but he actually cut entitlements.

Yet 1 in 7 Americans lives in #poverty.
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It's #ElectionEve and I want to tell you why I #vote.
My parents were Socialists.
They grew up dirt poor.
They believed in creating change in their lifetimes.
They raised us to believe the same.
When we were small, they were Civil Rights workers.
My dad was a Freedom Rider.
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Our early childhood was framed within & by the #CRM.
My mother wasn't well, but she did everything she knew how, to ensure that black Americans had the right to vote, a right she cherished because her mother had been a baby #suffragist and had fought for that right for women.
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The fallout for my parents was minor compared to their black friends, but it was violent and hate-strewn and they worried about their children being hurt.

And we were hurt. I got beaten up a lot because then as now I refused silence. I got in a lot of fist fights.
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#Gender #Identity (FCO since 2009) Mathematical Analysis of @MoJGovUK stats 30 June 2018 wrt sexual offences (99.1% #Male) #Male-pattern Sexual Offending shared by #Transwomen, 60 is just under half of 128 #female from total population of 30M in #England & #Wales. @munkihanger
#Gender #Identity:
#Tavistock *Gender Identity* Clinic
#BAGIS #British Assn of *Gender Identity* Specialists
#GIRES *Gender Identity* #Research & #Education #Service &
@FCOHumanRights since 2009/10-ish!
Why does this #Lesbian of the #BritishEmpire know? 🤔
@faintlyfalling 😊😊😊
#Shoutout for @mrkhtake2 for patiently explaining that #Intersex people can ONLY be i) #female with Variant Sex Characteristics from typical #female sex characteristics presentation &... ii) #male with Variant Sex Characteristics from typical #male sex characteristics. @ClareCAIS
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here we go again: the tired & baseless myth that transitioning is some kind of attempt to erase gay people. I know that Debra Soh isn't a big fan of facts, but if one actually bothers looking up the statistics...
...one finds that the vast majority of #transgender people define their sexual orientation as non-heterosexual (i.e., #lesbian #gay #bisexual #queer and/or #asexual) – see page 28 of "Injustice at Every Turn" transequality.org/issues/resourc… #LGBTQ
...I know that nothing will stop Soh from writing the same 80% desistance/ROGD pseudoscience article over and over again, so long as media outlets will publish her. but I have to say that her latest "#transgender erases #gay people" angle is a complete and utter joke.
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On #NationalComingOutDay I wish I could tell the 16 year old me that she'll survive.

I had been expelled from my all girls high school for being a #lesbian.
I had been put in a psychiatric ward for #conversiontherapy.
I had been separated from my gf.
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I don't want other #LGBT teens to experience what I did--the self-doubt, suicidality, cutting, anorexia--the many forms of self-harm that we learn/teach ourselves as ways to cope with lives that feel fraught, to take control we don't have.
#NationalComingOutDay ❤️💜💙💚🧡💛🖤
Knowledge is power.
Embrace who you are--there is so much strength in that.
Don't let other people define you.
Don't let other people claim you aren't "really" who you know yourself to be.
#NationalComingOutDay ❤️💜💙💚🧡💛🖤
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@SurvivorsnetBtn @RASASC_London @survivorstrust @Danvers07943910 @ObjectUK @BrightonSurvivorsNET “In the light of a highly disturbing increase of #transphobia locally & nationally…” IF everything anybody says or does is #transphobia, of course you can say it is rising. Any reputable statistics?
@SurvivorsnetBtn @RASASC_London @survivorstrust @Danvers07943910 @ObjectUK “…so the date @Womans_Place_UK event feels like a concerted effort to make #trans ppl, & particularly #transwomen, feel #intimidated and #invalidated” Is it the position of SN that the sensitivities of #transwomen mean that #democracy should be suspended any time they say so?
@SurvivorsnetBtn @RASASC_London @survivorstrust @Danvers07943910 @ObjectUK @Womans_Place_UK #Transwomen do face special challenges but they remain #bio #logical #males but it is fine for them #Gender express as ‘women’ but with the best will in the world, they remain #bio #logically #male @WomenEqualities @Commonswomequ @PennyMordaunt @MariaMillerUK @LesleySemmens
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So I saw @sharicedavids being dissed by the Berners--she's a Native American, #lesbian candidate running in KS & supported by @EmilysList--and was, of course. stunned. Then I read this and got outraged.

Emily’s List jumps into 6-way KS House primary race wapo.st/2N7ZoVT?tid=ss…
Weigel quotes the former fundraiser for a candidate who was forced out of the race on Davids: "Sharice is inexperienced--and when you start pulling back the veneer, there’s not a lot there.”

No quote from @sharicedavids. No defense from her team. Just that random slam.
What's the "veneer"? @sharicedavids being Native American? an out #lesbian? a lawyer who graduated from Cornell? progressive? supported by @emilyslist?

Oh did I mention Davids is the only woman and POC in the race?
"Veneer."
Stop your random dog-whistling, please.
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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.
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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.
lambdaliterary.org/features/oped/…
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The Wife's fam are immigrants.
So tonight we were talking about #JohnKelly.

I am imagining #MothersDay with the fam all together & The Wife's mother, whose parents were a carpenter & a lacemaker who didn't speak English. The Wife's mother is a painter & retired art professor.
#JohnKelly's xenophobia & racism are over-the-top, even for someone in the Trump administration. How can someone who lost a child be so cavalier about children being separated from their mothers? How can he claim immigrants can't assimilate? How do Trump's people talk like this?
#HeyJohnKelly
My father's mother was from Sweden, never went to school past 5th grade. Her husband, my grandfather, never went past 8th. She took in washing, he was a photographer. They were both functionally illiterate.

My father won a scholarship to an Ivy League college.
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The real, real, story of #Minnesota adoptions, #childtrafficking and #organharvesting. #Lesbian recruits handlers and groomers👊
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There was no #LesbianVisibilityDay when I was 16.
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.
On #LesbianVisibilityDay 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 and we honor you by making a safer world for lesbians now, today. Amen. 💜
One of America's greatest poets was a #lesbian--#AdrienneRich. When she died March 27, 2012, I wrote this tribute to her, illuminating her work and life.
#LesbianVisibilityDay

Diving into the Wreck: A Remembrance of Adrienne Rich
lambdaliterary.org/features/rem/0…
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I stand with @JoyAnnReid
I stand with black women.
I stood with black women in 2005.
I've stood with black women since I was a child & my parents were Civil Rights workers.
I will stand with black women till my last breath.
If you do NOT stand with black women, ask yourself why.
As a #lesbian, I hope people will stand with/for me.
They don't always, because being an ally takes work.
But I welcome allies, no matter how long it takes folks to get there.
We must believe in people being able to #change.
None of us has perfect politics nor personal lives.
Every day people change.
People who were racists realize they were wrong.
Men who were misogynists realize women are people.
Homophobes realize they were wrong.

We all have the power to realize we have been wrong and to change.
Embrace change.
It's how we heal the world.
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October 8 is #InternationalLesbianDay
Have a great gay day!
(This lesbian couple is from 1907.)
October 8 is #InternationalLesbianDay
In South Africa, lesbians are at high risk from #correctiverape & murder, just for being gay.
October 8 is #InternationalLesbianDay
19th c #lesbians lived together in what were called #BostonMarriages. Some have tried to de-gay them.
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