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Today I am headed to my local #MadisonWI @PFLAG meeting where I was invited to be their guest speaker this month. It’s an honor to do this bc I know how much it would have meant to me to come out earlier in life & have a supportive parent in that process.
I am the kind of person who gets teary-eyed every year at a Pride when I see young #queer kids looking happy & free AF. For those kids to exist we need orgs like @PFLAG which provide support & resources to educate & create community for parents of queer kids.
As our society changes, perhaps we’ll have a generation of adults fully open & prepared to parent queer & trans youth, but in the meantime we need these resources to help parents learn how to support LBGTQ+ kids. Hell, I wish my mom would go to a PFLAG meeting & I’m 32 years old!
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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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#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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Thread: I know it’s a small thing, but I just watched the new episode of @GreysABC where a patient character uses they/them #pronouns & Richard (@JamesPickensJR) struggles with it initially. While Jackson (@iJesseWilliams) doesn’t because, #WokeBae, duh.

popculture.com/tv-shows/2019/…
I know that for some viewers, this may have been their first introduction to #genderqueer & #nonbinary people or the concept of asking someone’s pronouns. It’s been happening in #queer & #feminist spaces for years. But this is mainstream. Majorly mainstream.
And for many genderqueer & non-binary folks, this may be the first time they’ve seen part of their experience represented on screen outside of smaller stage media*
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the latest *soft vowel sounds* (@softvowelsounds) update: two new #BayArea shows, plus a free mp3 of the Bitesize song "Greta Garbo"! - mailchi.mp/2ce98eadaf60/f… #queer #bands #music #songs #LGBTQ
of course, the update includes my @softvowelsounds show this Saturday, March 9th, 6-10pm-ish at @LaughingMonkSF! the other bands will be @PolyPamBand & Rusty Sunsets (@esten)! FB invite here: facebook.com/events/6126168… #queer #bands #music #LGBTQ #transgender
...btw, if you just want to listen to the song without downloading it, here it is on Bandcamp: https://bitesize.bandcamp.com/track/greta-ga… – I plan to do my mash-up of "Greta Garbo" & The Smiths' classic "Ask" at the show, so don't miss it! #queer #bands #music #LGBTQ
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If you wanna go down this road, let's fuckin go. The way I replied was kind of joking, but I'm proudly #queer. *Cracks knuckles* also gonna tag @C_Stroop because he's kind of the reason I discovered the #exvangelical and #ExposeChristianSchools side of Twitter.
1) I attended Christian college for 3 years, and was raised in the church. I've read the Bible pretty extensively. I've also studied translations, corruption surrounding what books got "approved", corruption in the church over time, and lemme tell you right now context matters.
And before you say "no it doesn't" in order to justify your homophobia, you don't get to pick and choose where and when historical context and the original translations matter. Which is one of the reasons I hate topical preaching, but that's another story.
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Friendship IS romance. Queer folks know this. Polyamorous folks know this. You can have friend crushes. You can friend woo someone. Friendship IS romance.
If your friendships lack romance you have shitty friends. My friends take care of me when I am sick. We take each other on friend dates. We buy each other gifts. We LOVE each other deeply. Just because there isn’t sexual involved doesn’t mean it’s not romance or real love.
I need more of us to reject the heteropartiarchal narrative even if you choose to be straight or monogamous. Practice queer poly love in your friendships. Have deep relationships of all sorts that you value!
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a periodic reminder that I have a Patreon if you wish to support my work & writings. for as little as $1 per month! at higher pledge levels, you may be eligible for rewards, such as free eBooks or signed copies of any of my previous books... patreon.com/juliaserano/ov…
Patreon is basically what allows me to write pieces that most mainstream news & media outlets wouldn't allow me to publish – for example, my latest: Origins of "Social Contagion" and "Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria" juliaserano.blogspot.com/2019/02/origin… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ
many other Patreon-supported essays can be found on my Medium page. unlike many Medium pieces, none of these are monetized (thanks to my patrons), so read as many as you want & freely share them with others! medium.com/@juliaserano/l… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #feminism #activism
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Thread on local #racist violence & what we do now:
Recently a white male school teacher abused an 11 year old black girl student, ripping out her braids. This occurred in #MadisonWI.

channel3000.com/news/madison-t…
I am out of town & unable to attend the community meeting about it today, but the anti-black violence & hatred in Madison is increasingly palpable to me, as someone who has lived there less than 2 years.
@AboutFreedomInc has been fighting to get cops out of schools for over a year now. Their youth squad attends every school board meeting to share stories & ask @MMSDschools to invest in youth of color & youth with disabilities not police.
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Thread on naming, claiming, anachronisms, community, & queer identity:

Y’all know I stan for @OctaviaEButler but she wasn’t a lesbian. She died in 2006 when it would have been relatively acceptable for her to be out, even just privately, as a lesbian.

lgbtqnation.com/2019/02/overca…
People read Butler as lesbian/queer because she was a tall, dark-skinned, deep-voiced woman who valued her writing more than romantic relationships. I appreciate that folks want to claim her. We love her. Hell, if I could find a way to claim she was my distant cousin, I would.
But to retroactively apply the label of lesbian to a person who did not choose that term & who left no evidence (see her papers at @TheHuntington) of sexual/romantic relationships with women, does not help anyone.
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I am #disabled I am #trans I am #queer I am a #survivor

But most obviously, I am #white

And because of the most obvious part of who I am, I will always be elevated over the people of color in every single one of my communities.
This is true for every single white person who is part of any one or multiple marginalized groups.

Our voices are always heard first and foremost. Yet the racial disparity in our communities is rarely, if ever, discussed.
So often, white people dominate and push ourselves to the for front of each of our #communities

We make spaces that should be open to everyone, only truly welcoming to white people. Instead of boosting the voices of our most marginalized, we silence them
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the latest *soft vowel sounds* (aka, my solo music project) email update is out: "new *svs* music video & surprise final show of 2018!" read it here:
mailchi.mp/ae0d1a910933/n… #trans #LGBTQ #queer #bands #music #noisepop
btw, you can watch the new music video directly here – it's my rendition of the Cheap Trick song "Surrender", although I changed the lyrics (for reasons explained in the video) to make a somewhat new song called "Cisgender"... #trans #transgender #LGBTQ
...& the live show will be Sunday, December 30th at @ivyroomalbany! it will be me (aka, @softvowelsounds), plus @PolyPamBand & Scorpio Moon. show starts at 4pm sharp, followed by #queer karaoke hosted by @karaokewithdana! Details here: ivyroom.ticketfly.com/event/1802720-… #LGBTQ #bands #music
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I just uploaded a new music video! *soft vowel sounds* (aka, me) doing a cover of sorts: "Cisgender" (based on the classic Cheap Trick song, albeit with the lyrics "trans-ed"... #transgender #queer #LGBTQ #music #bands
for those of you in the SF Bay Area, I'll be playing "Cisgender" live again on December 30th at the Ivy Room, details here: ivyroom.ticketfly.com/event/1802720-…
I just posted about both the music video & the December 30th show on Patreon - please consider supporting me there if you appreciate my writings, music, activism, etc... patreon.com/posts/23436497
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Okay: here's the consequence of policies that label queer content as "adult": Sites like Tumblr with adult content put of age restriction filters. Wayback Machine can't access those pages. Digital queer history becomes impossible to save.
Tumblr's about to torch queer history and there's nothing I can do to save it because of content filters. These are not harmless policies. These are not policies that protect children. These are policies that silence queer people and literally destroy our history.
I give up. I'm getting Request Denied on everything. Fuck Tumblr. I hope they burn in hell. This broken, shitty site lucked into creating the most important queer community this decade & tomorrow they're going to torch it because they're scared of female presenting nipples.
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Hey come see me play live music (as @softvowelsounds) next Friday Dec. 14th at @OaklandOctopus! the other bands will be @PolyPamBand & @aminashareefali, 9:30pm $8-10 NOTAFLOF. more details in FB invite: facebook.com/events/6337275… #queer #bands #music #noisepop poster for live music show described in the tweet
as always if you are unfamiliar with my music, you can listen to & download it for free here: softvowelsounds.com/music.html
also, if you wanna be on my @softvowelsounds music email list (and receive free mp3s of my songs with each update!) you can do so at this link: eepurl.com/KpVRb #queer #bands #music #songs #LGBTQ
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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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the latest *soft vowel sounds* (@softvowelsounds) update is out! includes two new #BayArea shows, plus a free mp3 of the *soft vowel sounds* song "Macbeth"! - mailchi.mp/f130ae812943/l… #queer #bands #music #songs #LGBTQ
btw, if you wanna be on my music email list (and receive free mp3s of my songs with each update) you can do so at this link: eepurl.com/KpVRb #queer #bands #music #songs #LGBTQ
if you wanna just listen to the free song (sans update), you can do so here: softvowelsounds.bandcamp.com/track/macbeth – it's my humorous take on the actor superstition that saying the name "Macbeth" will result in you becoming cursed...
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@DebbieHayton I agree, Madam. I am following the debate from Italy, which is at the receiving end of #SJW crap. Young people are drinking whatever #YouTube or #Tumblr prophets are telling them from USA. The new Gospel says women do not exist except as a feeling, but also that #Gaymen and
@DebbieHayton #lesbians do not exist, we are a mere social construction. Heterosexual men are again the pivot of everything. Scholars debate about #nonheterosexual people and #nonmen as if this were a very progressive way of speaking. #transsexual is a slur, anyone can be a #transgender and
@DebbieHayton Speak in the name of the t* community, even if they never experienced what dysphoria is. The same with #Intersexual people, everyone is allowed to speak in their name, except them. You are not supposed to be #bisexual anymore because it is so binary. #Sex is a taboo word no-one
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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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today only, @Bandcamp is donating 100% of their profits to the Voting Rights Project. so please consider checking out (& maybe purchasing) my music! here's my current solo music project *soft vowels sounds*/@softvowelsounds: softvowelsounds.bandcamp.com
...and here is my previous noise-pop band Bitesize: bitesize.bandcamp.com - you can buy the entire 36-song Bitesize discography for a mere $10.40 & have it all go to the the Voting Rights Project (today-only)! #queer #bands #music #songs #noisepop
...and if you like #trans-themed songs, I list all of mine in this blogpost (which includes my "Lola" parody: "Ray") - so check them out, and if you like them, head over to @Bandcamp today & help support the Voting Rights Project! juliaserano.blogspot.com/2014/12/transg…
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if you are interested in inviting me to speak at your college or conference, please check out my recently revamped booking webpage: juliaserano.com/booking.html – in this THREAD I will share some of my most requested talks...
my most frequently requested talk continues to be "Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive" – it is based on my 2nd book Excluded, although I've added some newer material to it in the last few years... juliaserano.com/booking.html#E… #feminism #LGBTQ #queer #activism
...another popular talk is "I'll See It When I Believe It: On Perception and Gender Entitlement" juliaserano.com/booking.html#s… #trans #transgender #feminism #gender #sexism
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the latest *soft vowel sounds* (@softvowelsounds) update: two new #SanFrancisco shows, plus a free mp3 of the Bitesize song "Yellow Belt"! - mailchi.mp/e9d143654bb4/t…
btw, the most recent of these upcoming shows is this Thursday, Sept 20th, where I (as @softvowelsounds) will be at @elriosf in #SanFrancisco along with the awesome @ShawnaVirago & Gender Trash! all details on the FB event page: facebook.com/events/4507133… #queer #trans #music #bands
btw, the most recent of these upcoming shows is this Thursday, Sept 20th, where I (as @softvowelsounds) will be at @elriosf in #SanFrancisco along with the awesome @ShawnaVirago & Gender Trash! all details on the FB event page: facebook.com/events/4507133… #queer #trans #music #bands
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hey #SanFrancisco, come see me play music (as @softvowelsounds) next week (Thurs Sept 20th) at @elriosf along with the excellent @ShawnaVirago & Gender Trash! all details on the FB event page: facebook.com/events/4507133… #queer #trans #music #bands
btw, if you haven't heard my music yet, you can listen at the Bandcamp *soft vowel sounds* (softvowelsounds.bandcamp.com) & Bitesize (bitesize.bandcamp.com) sites! #queer #trans #music #bands #indiepop #noisepop #LGBTQ #transgender #feminist
...and you particularly appreciate #trans-themed songs, I have lots of those - I compile many of them (including my "Lola" parody "Ray") in the post "#Transgender-themed #artists, #bands, #music, #songs & anthems." juliaserano.blogspot.com/2014/12/transg…
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