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🧵 On Christopher Street Liberation Day

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Early on the morning of Saturday, June 28, 1969, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons rioted following a police raid on the #Stonewall Inn, a gay bar at 43 Christopher Street in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City.
This riot and further protests and rioting over the following nights were the watershed moment in the modern #LGBT rights movement and the impetus for organizing LGBT pride marches on a much larger public scale.
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🧵 On the spread of #Pride

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On Saturday, June 27, 1970, Chicago Gay Liberation organized a march from Washington Square Park ("Bughouse Square") to the Water Tower at the intersection of Michigan and Chicago avenues, which was the route originally planned.
Then many of the participants extemporaneously marched on to the Civic Center (now Richard J. Daley) Plaza.

The date was chosen because the #Stonewall events began on the last Saturday of June and because organizers wanted to reach the maximum number of Michigan Avenue shoppers.
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🧵 On #Pride in the 1980s and 1990s

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In the 1980s there was a major cultural shift in the #Stonewall Riot commemorations.

The previous more loosely organized, grassroots marches and parades were taken over by more organized and less radical elements of the gay community.
The marches began dropping "Liberation" and "Freedom" from their names under pressure from more conservative members of the community, replacing them with the philosophy of "Gay Pride".
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🧵 On LGBT #PrideMonth

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LGBT Pride Month occurs in the United States to commemorate the #Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969.

As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBT people have had in the world.
Three presidents of the United States have officially declared a pride month. First, President Bill Clinton declared June "Gay & Lesbian Pride Month" in 1999 and 2000.
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Thank you for reporting on the difficulties faced by the #NoOutsiders project team ("Gay education in primaries climbs back into the closet" (TES, October 17)

The project's aim to challenge homophobia & transphobia in & thru primary education was always likely2 be controversial
The project's aim to challenge homophobia and transphobia in and through primary education was always likely to be #controversial, but we have no intention of being stopped in our tracks even by the #extremity of #opposition to this #groundbreaking work from certain groups
but we have no intention of being stopped in our tracks even by the extremity of opposition to this groundbreaking work from certain groups.

It seems that there are some people who will stand out against equality whatever the changes in the law
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How did we get here? 🧵

Before 2019, #women and #trans people lived peacefully together in the UK. Everyone wanted to uphold the protected rights of people who are transgender.

Then #Stonewall were running out of money and lampooned society with a radical disinformation 1/10
campaign that threw everything up in the air.

#Stonewall took the vulnerable #transgender community and put a lighter under them.

Then once the fire had started, they batted down the hatches and said #NoDebate. /2
Not content with gaslighting the #trans community, #Stonewall started telling organisations that #gender identity was a protected characteristic in the Equality Act 2010 & if organisations want to be ranked higher in the Stonewall equality index they must parrot this falsehood /3
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Today seems like a good day for a periodic reminder that “paddy” is a racial slur.
Instead of “paddy wagon,” say POLICE van.
And before some of y’all start, this isn’t about political correctness it’s about accuracy & naming the power structure instead of blaming the targets of it.
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1. It's 3 weeks until the submission deadline for the UN Universal Periodic Review for following countries:

Bahrain, Ecuador, Tunisia, Morocco, Indonesia, Finland, United Kingdom, India, Brazil, Philippines, Algeria, Poland, Netherlands & South Africa.… Image
2. The UPR is a human rights mechanism overseen by the UN Human Rights Council. UN member state's are reviewed on their human rights record in a 4/5 year cyclical process by the UN & other member states.… Image
3. States issue recommendations to one another, which can be rejected, noted or accepted. Civil Society Organisations(CSO's)/NGO's can participate in several ways including by submitting a report & taking part in national consultations.… Image
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An FOI shows #Stonewall in #NorthernIreland got the NI Civil Service to remove the words 'mother' and 'woman' from their maternity policies. @StephenNolan you covered this re Scotland; now it's here too. Doc 5 in FOI reply:…
Left column is #Stonewall's recommendations to remove 'woman', 'her', etc; right column is NICS HR response.

@StephenNolan @dt_ni @News_Letter @irish_news @BelfastLive #Mumsnet Image
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Gay people are forced to live private lives.

We can't hold hands in public without fear of being physically and verbally assaulted, or without fear of being judged.

People tell us we have it "so good".

I wonder how they would feel if they were forced to hide their whole life?
I call it straight privilege. And in my fifth decades as an openly gay man, this remains the same. Only this morning I read about yet another gay couple brutally attacked and now receiving treatment in hospital.

Imagine if you were persecuted just for being who you are?
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'They reveal how children ar being encouraged to embrace a transgender identity by other pupils, with the #connivance of teachers & often, deliberately, without the knowledge of their parents'

(Andrew Moffat taught his gender identity embedding CHIPS resource secretly for 2yrs)
Parents of school-age children may already suspect tht sumthng is rotten in the state of r Relationshps & Sex Education (RSE); they might baulk whn their kids come home parroting unscientific dogma, inclu. the denial of biological sex & the existence of infinite gender identities
But many will have no idea how completely their schools have been #captured by trans #LobbyGroups, how #invested teachers are in this #ideology, and what this means for their children.
That’s why it’s so important that we listen to the whistleblowers
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The 25 Deeds of Christmas. Sharing actions from feminists over the past year, it’s been a busy one and we’re preparing to #SleighTheGRA! #WomenWontWheesht the fight goes on. Image
Deed 2 - the amazing Sole Sisters and women voting with our feet. #SleighTheGRA #WomenWontWheesht Image
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Hey #furry friends! Let's talk about #pride, LGB, LGBT+ and adjacent groups.

In June 1970, Brenda Howard, a bisexual New Yorker, organized the first Pride, in response to the Stonewall raids in 1969.

Her purpose was to express the notion that she - and everyone - should (1/9)
be able to love who she/they want to. She believed that, as long as there is no harm, that no one has the right to persecute or judge another based on the nature of their love.

Recently, a #gay man was bullied out of a #Pride parade because he was wearing a t-shirt of an (2/9)
organization that specifically focuses on LGB rights and equality. This is really troubling and is just one example of a problem I've seen numerous times, not just as a #furry within the #furryfandom, but more widely.

You simply cannot pick and choose. Pride, by definition (3/9)
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#Pride month should be about celebrating the #LGBTQ+ community and highlighting the fight for equality & freedom around the world 🌈🌍 Pride flag
But, disappointingly, we’ve seen backlash against those campaigning for the rights of the #Trans community here in the UK, especially at work 🏳️‍⚧️
Data by the @The_TUC shows that 7 in 10 #trans workers say their experience of workplace harassment or discrimination has a negative effect on their mental health

@stonewalluk research found that 1 in 8 trans employees said they had been attacked by a colleague or customer
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June has come to be known colloquially as "LGBTQ Pride Month", which I suppose, many consider to be another step in the "right direction" toward acceptance of LGBTQ+ persons.
But as someone who's old enough to remember when the last weekend in June was a time of Queer Liberation Marches, I 'm saddened by the ways in which June has become another commercialised, corporately-sponsored "festival" that loses sight of the original objectives.
And I know, there are no shortage of drag queens who have politely turned down offers to appear on my podcasts and live shows, because they "refuse to discuss politics" (even aging drag queens, which is beyond reprehensible).
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We are really disappointed to see prominent members of @WEP_UK use #LesbainVisibilityWeek to promote ideas such as 'cis lesbian'

@WEP_UK has agreed that 'cis' is an offensive & reductive term

WE say no to the homophobic erasure of #lesbians
No lesbian has a penis
Lesbian's are same sex attracted. In law this is described as an orientation. This is key as this embeds the idea that lesbianism is not a choice or a kink.

It is this terminology that has protected lesbians (in law) against conversion, punishment, shaming & corrective rape.
When #Stonewall changed their definition from 'same sex attracted' to 'same gender attracted' (to include males) this undermines the legal protections as listed above

Essential legal protections that #lesbians fought for 💔

#LesbianVisibilityWeek #LVW21 #LesbianNotQueer #Dyke
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Stonewall are relaunching “School & College Champions Awards”.

Schools must must refer to latest @educationgovuk guidance & their #safeguarding knowledge & not sign up.

@jo_bartosch for @LesbianGayNews

#edutwitter #LGBT #LGB #RSE #PSHE #ukedchat #teacher5oclockclub #SLTchat
“The awards cut across every aspect of the operation of the school...advising teachers to “introduce yourself at the start of the year using your pronouns and encourage students to do the same.”

This is compelled speech. #Teachers contact your unions.

‘in her evidence to @Commonswomequ
earlier this week Stonewall CEO @Nancy_M_K claimed: “one of the things that’s really important to say is that we don’t advocate for the removal of the single sex exemptions.” ‘

This is untrue.

#WomenEd #edutwitter…
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Day 2: preliminary hearing #AllisonBailey v Stonewall

We are expecting the hearing to recommence at 9.30 am.

We will do our best to live tweet proceedings, technology permitting!

@ALLIANCELGB are also live tweeting from the court.
Background to @BluskyeAllison’s case can be read here. You can also support the crowdfunder if you would like.


It is an important case to follow for any #schools & #teachers working with Stonewall. The CPS ‘hate crimes’ schools pack, produced in conjunction with #Stonewall has now been permanently withdrawn, but the judicial review of the relationship between CPS...
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New: I hear from a person that attended the weekly trans-led #Stonewall protests that was marred by NYPD intervention. Kettling, shoving elected officials @JumaaneWilliams with bikes, and leaving attendees bleeding is just the beginning. @lgbtqnation…
“When asked about police violence this week on a regular radio appearance, @NYCMayor said he “didn’t have any information on that” despite @nycpa Williams’ presence – in addition to his own press secretary’s attendance at a protest the night before.”
“When pressed by a caller, de Blasio would only say that “if people feel” that there is “militarism” coming from the NYPD, he would step in.”
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1/ No, it isn’t. Here’s why:

Paynym/Bip47 (reusable payment codes) are a stealth address of sorts, allowing people to publicly share an address without observers being able to trace it’s balance & transaction history on chain.

So you could reasonably draw a (rough) parallel
2/ between this & #Monero’s one-time stealth addresses, which are just one part of Monero privacy.

Let’s examine the difference between Paynyms ( when used in addition to Whirlpool and post mix spending tools) and Monero’s default privacy to understand why they are different;
3/ @SamouraiWallet Whirpool does a good job breaking deterministic links between inputs and outputs, providing a reasonable degree of privacy on a transparent chain; So one could draw another (rough) parallel between their implementation of Chaumian CoinJoin and Ring Signatures.
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#Stonewall was 51 years ago today, yet MI's GOP-led legislature can't even #RecognizeMIPride. They refused to bring my resolution recognizing #PrideMonth to a vote — for the 6th year in a row. But that won’t stop us from recognizing #LGBTQ history ourselves. THREAD: ⬇️ 1/ #mileg
#Stonewall didn't happen in a vacuum, so let’s back up. During the post-WWII Cold War, anti-communist paranoia was high. The 1950s Red Scare was our govt’s witch-hunt to root out suspected communists...& other "subversives." You can guess where this is going. #RecognizeMIPride 2/
#LGBTQ people were considered mentally ill & subversive to society & the family. As they gained visibility, they also became subjects of FBI surveillance under the assumption they were vulnerable to blackmail due to their identities & would help communists. #RecognizeMIPride 3/
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As a gay man, I would like to cede the remainder of my Pride to the warriors, activists and justice seekers of #blacklivesmatter.

Pride is incredibly important for us as a community - but like the Israelites in Egypt - none of us are free until we all are.

So, #BLM the gays..
Offer you through rest of June, to continue to teach, inspire, get loud and to seek justice through social change.

It wasn't some white dude who threw the first brick at the police at Stonewall (it had to be done).

It was a trans African American.

#Stonewall WAS a riot.

Not a petition.

A result of police brutality.

Marsha Johnson, I am indebted to, for the brick that gave rise to freedoms The Supremes affirmed this week.

None are free until all are free.


Please take the floor for our remaining time.
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1/ Here’s a 🧵 of all the endorsements I’ve found for @PeteButtigieg, organized chronologically. If I accidentally omit anyone, I’ll add them at the end. I’ll also add new endorsements as they’re announced.
Thank you, endorsers!
2/ I believe @SteveGrossmanMA became the first to endorse #Pete2020, on 4/11. He is a former DNC Chair, former Massachusetts State Treasurer, and current CEO of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, a non-profit that trains inner-city entrepreneurs.…
3/ Grossman called Pete “a Midwestern, down-to-earth, smart, savvy, in-touch candidate” who can flip industrial states. “My concern is the future of the US... I think Pete has the capacity to be the beacon for an awful lot of people who really feel a deep, deep sense of concern.”
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Don’t talk about #Stonewall50 if you’re not going to support trans ppl.
Don’t celebrate #Stonewall if you’re not going to fight for queer & trans ppl of color.
Don’t claim OUR history if you don’t intend to continue to struggle for freedom & justice for ALL queer & trans folks.
This means supporting sex workers.
This means fighting for disability justice.
This means condemning the prison industrial complex.
This means recognizing cis privilege.
This means no fucking cops & corporations at #Pride.
This means not being content until ALL OF US can live our lives free from racist, sexist, transphobic, homophobic, ableist, classist, xenophobic, anti-Semitic, Islamaphobic violence in a nation that provides the food, housing, education, & healthcare we need to thrive.
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