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This #PrideMonth please remember that if your Pride event isn’t accessible, affordable, & inviting to trans people, non-binary folks & people of color then it’s not for the entire LBGTQIA community.
This means wheelchair accessibility. This means ASL interpreters. This means NO COPS. This means gender neutral restrooms. This means hosts who don’t make racist, sexist, ableist, transphobic, fatphobic or classist jokes.
Vet your venue. Vet your people. Make Pride great for all of us. Except straight people. Pride isn’t for straight people. (I mean, you can come I guess, but I’m not interested in making Pride comfortable for heteros. Don’t @ me on this)
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Attention #QTPOC (queer & trans people of color) in #Wisconsin! @OurLivesMadison is asking for you to submit an image of yourself for a special QTPOC Feature in this year’s Pride edition of the magazine. Please share widely!

ourlivesmadison.com/qpocpride/
To be clear, to participate you must live in Wisconsin and identify as a person of color (non-white) & a member of the LBGTQIA+ community (not allies). Please tag anyone who know who qualifies!
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I don’t have all the words for it yet, but if you don’t have Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (@brownstargirl)’s new book Care Work, you need to go buy it right now. Now. Especially if you are disabled or a person of color or a femme or all of the above. It is...exceptional.
It reminds me of the intensely political, personal, fierce, healing writing of 80s WOC feminists like Audre Lorde & Gloria Anzaldúa. This book is intellectually & emotionally powerful. I’m buying copies for friends. I’m so blown away, so moved—truly a game changing collection.
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So about a million people have asked me about @lesbiantech and the issue re: speakers fees and tickets.

Here's a thread, and prepare yourself for it to be a classic Aubrey Middle Way Response.
First, I do think when possible that events should pay speakers. I also believe that it is absolutely fine for people to agree to speak for no payment (I do this often, and yes I get the privilege I enjoy for being able to do so).
Other things:
-Public speaking is work
-Companies and individuals get value from being on stage and/or sponsoring events (this includes the value to individual employees who get to attend / participate)

I have spoken at LWT SF multiple times, and Atlassian has covered my tix.
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A friend sent me this and asked me to share to protect their anonymity -- very important info for Boston #queer #trans #LGBTQ community about @FenwayHealth:

Content Warning: Suicide, medical abuse, sexual assault, self-harm.

#QTPoC #SDQTPoC #AbleismExists
"I'd like to take a few minutes of your time to warn you about a dangerous psychiatrist at Fenway Behavioral Health, Dr. Howard Hernandez. I apologize for not writing this sooner, but I didn't feel ready to share this until now."
"About thirteen months ago I saw Dr. Hernandez for the first time. It was an initial intake visit, so much of our time was taken up by completing my history."
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