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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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I feel like this needs to be said: Not everybody in the SJL Councils are Christians, many of us are, yes but not all. We have members who are atheists, agnostics, Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu. We even have a few grey wizards/wiccans (some are not technical council members but they
help out, at times). Please don’t think we’ll judge you or not just because of your religion or lack of. We have three Christian #ordained ministers on our team, as well, @theliontriumphs @RogueMockingjay @ElmTree0777 -and Hepzi has an online church every week for those who
want to go church but cannot for various reasons. We pray that our friends feel “preached at.” #TeamAvocado and the #SJLCouncils love and accept ALL. Those of us who are Christians desire to show #Jesus’ love to all not just some. So, let’s talk about some of our team. On the GC,
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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.
🏳️‍🌈
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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Pulp is lowbrow and cheap, which is why it was able to skirt around the censorship laws of the 1950s and cover subjects that 'serious' novels had to hint at. And one taboo topic dominated pulp in the 50s: #lesbian love.

This is the story of the lesbian pulp explosion...
There were a few pre-war novels that treated lesbians as serious characters in relationships with other women, but mostly the topic was handled in circumspect code. However all that changed in 1950...
Women's Barracks by French author Tereska Torrès was published by Fawcett Gold Medal in 1950. Describing the lives of Free French Forces stationed in London in WWll it candidly discussed lesbian relationships and passions, and went on to sell over four million copies worldwide.
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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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ohmygod another sister

"sidney loofe, 24, was murdered, her body dismembered after she was tricked into a date with a woman whose secret boyfriend wanted a threesome."

#sayhername #sidneyloofe #lesbian #woman #hatecrime #correctiverape #cottonceiling
listening2lesbians.com/2018/06/13/u-s…
YET ANOTHER #LESBIAN #WOMAN MURDERED IN #HATECRIME.

MURDERED BY WOMAN'S SECRET BOYFRIEND IN #COTTONCEILING RELATED #CORRECTIVERAPE AND DISMEMBERED. WHERE IS COVERAGE, PROTEST, COLLECTIVE ACTION?

@NCLRights @KateKendell @LindaRiley8 @RUTH_HUNT @STONEWALLUK @HUFFPOSTQUEER @GLAAD
#SYDNEYLOOFE

DEEPEST APOLOGIES FOR MISSPELLING FIRST NAME.

24 YEAR OLD #LESBIAN #WOMAN #SYDNEYLOOFE LURED ON DATE BY A WOMAN WITH SECRET BOYFRIEND.

#SYDNEYLOOFE DID NOT KNOW WOMAN WAS LIAR WITH SECRET BOYFRIEND WHO WANTED SEX. STRANGLED BY THE SECRET BOYFRIEND, DISMEMBERED.
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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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9./ the transfascism agenda is decimating #lesbian women. please stop inexplicably loving pathologically narcissistic violent biological males more than inexplicably hating women-loving lesbian women.
please unroll my 9-tweet thread?
@tealtastic @MikeSegalov @OwenJones84 @goodjobliz jesus christ. 9 long, informative, factual, reasoning, responses as to how transfascism is decimating lesbian existence. all explained with documented evidence. & she just blocks. it's unnerving how much some women hate lesbians. & love malevolent transfascist biological males.
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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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