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Powerful piece by @emmaogreen on what many of us Catholics feel is the worst failure in our collective lives of the Church--#PriestSexAbuse scandal.
The piece comes as McCarrick is, today, the 1st cardinal to be defrocked.

Sadly, Francis should resign.
He has failed on this.
As a practicing Catholic, I find it hard not to wonder about the history of priests I do not know--and have wondered even about priests I have known.
We ignored priests dying of #AIDS in the 80s and 90s.
Why?
There's so much wrong with the priesthood--a major part is no women.
I'm not sure when I first wrote about pedophile priests, but in 2005 I wrote a series of pieces on then-DA #LynnAbraham's scathing rebuke of the Philadelphia Archdiocese for it's failure to address the violence against minors and others after a 3yr grand jury report.
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For my 19th Birthday this month I am requesting donations to one of my favorite #charities if you can please donate: Allies Linked for the Prevention of #HIV and #AIDS : a.l.p.h.a. Donation: facebook.com/donate/3738936… #HIVEducation #HIVTesting #HIVAdvocate alphaidaho.org
It’s interesting when asking for donations regarding this horrible deadly virus everyone is silent or pretend they didn’t see this post! $20 plus xx people is a great amount of donations!! #HIV #AIDS #HIVTesting
HIV/AIDS is something that people don’t want to hear or talk about. A person who works in Pharmacy specializing in infectious disease with a concentration in HIV medication and gives me great pleasure to see how many are still alive when the virus first started, and......
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(Thread) Because events in #Alberta politics happened at such a rapid pace, I decided to use my Facebook timeline to compile all the controversial incidents and scandals involving the #UCP in 2018 - because there was a lot. #ableg #abpoli (1/48)
Methodology: I'm not compiling silly gaffes that went nowhere (such as Jason Kenny's finger bowl comment), incidents like "So & so said something stupid on Facebook five years ago" unless the person became a candidate... #ableg #abpoli (2/48)
...nor am I compiling things that cannot be directly linked to the #UCP, such as the hoodies calling for @JustinTrudeau to be executed or the ongoing death threats to him and @RachelNotley - even though there is likely a link. (3/48)
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“To speak now...about the Bush admin’s lack of response to the AIDS crisis is not about dishonoring the man’s death, but about honoring the deaths of others who were equally beloved to their communities, but far from equal in power...”

By @thegarance
thecut.com/2018/12/george…
This excellent @thegarance piece features an embedded video of an @actupny protest outside of HW Bush’s vacation home in Kennebunkport, Maine.

It’s worth watching and brought back memories of a lot of similar protests I attended.

We were so young.

Many of us did not survive.
.@hilaryr says it well:

“This was our reality: We were kids and our friends were dying and the government was ignoring it because they were gay. He just didn’t lead at a time when we were desperate for leaders.”

Story by @liamstack
nytimes.com/2018/12/03/us/…
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Since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, more than 70 million people have acquired the infection, and about 35 million people have died.
Today, around 37 million worldwide live with #HIV, of whom 22 million are on treatment #WorldAIDSDay bit.ly/2QwO8HW
The #HIV virus 🦠 was first isolated by Dr Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Dr Luc Montagnier in 1983 at the @institutpasteur #WorldAIDSDay bit.ly/2QwO8HW
At the beginning of the 1980s, before #HIV had been identified as the cause of AIDS, the infection was thought to only affect specific groups, such as gay men in developed countries and people who inject drugs #WorldAIDSDay bit.ly/2QwO8HW
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People berating me about #GeorgeHWBush, please take a seat.

GHWB was the architect of today's #racist #GOP.
GHWB ran a series of covert wars.
GHWB stayed silent while thousands of people with #AIDS died.

You can laud his post-presidency philanthropy without erasing history.
This insistence on rehabbing politicians who did real damage--folks just did this with John McCain--because they died is revisionist and does actual harm.

Many people were hurt and many others died because of Bush1.
There is no virtue in dismissing that fact.
This is the 30-year-old #WillieHorton ad everybody is talking about
cnn.com/2018/11/01/pol…
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I lost many friends during the #AIDS crisis.
I still miss them.
I wrote this about #AssottoSaint, who I am thinking of with love on this #WorldAIDSDay
He'd only be 61, were he still alive today.

Remembering Assotto Saint: A Fierce and Fatal Vision shar.es/aa5OB1
"At some point I stopped going to funerals. I had become that woman, the one who keens and wails in the back of the church or synagogue or memorial hall, the one who everyone thinks might throw herself into the open pit of grave or onto the coffin or urn."
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"That fight was our gay Normandy and it consumed all our time, all our conversations. Like whispered messages from a foxhole, staccato shots over the bow of life, we spoke to each other like it might be our last time."
#WorldAIDSDay
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I want to share my memories of being involved with a club called 'Mother' @MotherDublin - I'm guessing that if you've been to @EPfestival @BodyandSoulIrl @DublinPride or Saturday Nights in Dublin, you have danced with us into the small hours? If so share
The genius of in 2011, Mother was to create a LGBT+ club that focused on good electronic music. Every club played chart music, but we wanted something different. We also wanted to create a house party vibe and the people who created Mother became a family.
I was asked to create the brand for the club and even then, I was heavily influenced by the reclaimed symbolism of the Pink Triangle - The Pink Triangle was used by the Nazis to identify homosexuals in the death camps during WWII - Later it become a LGBT icon
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I want you to watch this 30 second advert about #AIDS produced by Irish Health Education Bureau in 1987 - Comment below
Stigmatising sexual behaviours does not prevent negative outcomes from occurring, it does the opposite. It compounds shame and anxiety that people often feel about sex and delays them from getting testing & treated. Let's normalise conversations about sexual health including HIV.
The other disturbing thing about this advert, is that this couple seem to be playing upside down snap with Tarot cards 🤔
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Why is this paper in @nature nature.com/articles/s4158… a surprising and exciting discovery about #Alzheimers? It's not just that they found new variants Alzheimer’s disease-related gene APP. CC @alzheimerssoc
It's not just that they realized that the new variants were being coded by DNA with unusual intragenic splices and not because of errors in splicing and that these variants found in sporadic #Alzheimers were similar to those found in Familial #Alzheimers. CC @alzassociation
It's not just that they realized that the DNA was not germline but genomic cDNA (gencDNA) & was most likely generated by reverse transcriptase, the same enzyme that lets #HIV take over human cells leading to #AIDS @ALZHEIMERSread
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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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I've spent the past two days interviewing House candidates and all I have to say is, anyone claiming "both parties are the same" is living in some bubble of their own making and choosing.

In 30yrs of covering politics, the differences have never seemed more stark to me.

Never.
33 years ago I was laying in the street and getting arrested in die-ins. People were dying from #AIDS every day. People my age who should have had decades more of life.

Reagan was a war criminal, a homophobic monster, but his supporters saw him as this charming, affable leader.
Trump has none of Reagan's seductive charm.

He's just a blatant, hoods-off racist, homphobe--every awful descriptive.

So do NOT say that "both sides are the same."

They are nowhere near each other.
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Let's talk about sex, #Kavanaugh & Venn diagram overlap of male entitlement.

I've written a lot about sex in various contexts. In the late 80s/early 90s I also gave safe sex workshops back when folks my age were dying 24/7 from #AIDS. My 1st book was on juvenile prostitution.
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Most of us know consensual and non-consensual sex differ. The entirety of #Kavanaugh's defense and his defenders' outrage is predicated on the presumption that no teenaged boy knows what consent is.

THEY. KNOW.

Some, like their adult counterparts, don't care.

This is key.
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Since #MeToo we've seen egregious serial rapists like #BillCosby and #HarveyWeinstein exposed & attempts made to prosecute them.

But there are "lesser" sexual assaults we've given a lighter hand to: Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Louis CK--too many to list.
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Why have we heard nothing about nuns being sexually assaulted by priests before this?
It's outrageous that these complaints have been filed for decades with no response.
#MeToo #TimesUp
Cardinal #McCarrick spent SIXTY YEARS in a position to assault teens and young seminarians. The culture of protection of these abusive clergy has not ended. Pope Francis has not done nearly enough to help those who've been abused nor to punish the abusers.
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Nuns have been used as "safe" for priests to sexually use and abuse, particularly in countries in Africa where #AIDS is rampant.
Priests who reported the abuse were sanctioned by the Church.
Nuns are always in a position of subservience to priests.

apnews.com/bb86b675b1b646…
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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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My friend #AssottoSaint was a beautiful magnificent talented writer & gorgeous queen.
I miss him to this day.
If you watched #PoseFX
tonight, you might want to read this.
He wanted to raise the voices of the suppressed till his last breath.
And did.
lambdaliterary.org/features/06/19…
This is one of those pieces that I am so grateful to have written. It tells a story of a time, a place, an urgency.

#AIDS was with us 24/7. It was a war. It was a terror. It pulsed through our lives.
Watching #PoseFX brought it all back in a rush--the memories, hospital rooms, losses, funerals.

The last gay funeral I went to--for the husband of a co-worker--I couldn't stop crying. I cried for days.Curled in a fetal position.

Those lives & stories remain with us. Always. 💜
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I'm one of a few million Americans awake when we should be sleeping because of the pain of #cancer or some other chronic illness.

Adding to our sleeplessness is knowing #healthcare is under threat. We may not be able to afford it due to the #GOP's actions.

It's terrorizing.
My parents were Civil Rights workers. My father was a Freedom Rider. As a small child I was taught the legacy of #MLK.
I watched people invoking MLK on Monday. Not in defense of #votingrights or in outrage over how the #SCOTUS ruled on two pivotal cases on gerrymandering.
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MLK wasn't being invoked for #votingrights but for Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who lies to America every day about policies that could very well kill me & others.

Policies that are hurting millions.

Policies that have kept me a citizen without equal rights in my own country.
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I have been battling a new health crisis since my surgery was postponed June 15.

There is no way to adequately articulate--even as a writer--the breadth of hardship inflicted on sick Americans by the Trump presidency & Trump-led #GOP, like lame-duck @SpeakerRyan.
#healthcare
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The @CDCgov cites 133M as the number of chronically-ill Americans who have #cancer, like I do, or another illness that impedes their daily lives.

The majority of that 40% of the US population still have to work despite often disabling illness because we cannot afford not to.
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I've been writing about #healthcare in America since I was a cub reporter and put on a small story in the mid-80s that turned into a much bigger story: #AIDS.

When you're in your 20s writing about other 20somethings dying, it changes you.

Then I got #breastcancer at 26.
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1 - right, this is my 1st attempt at a long thread. I feel I’ve discovered something interesting & a penny has dropped! Some things #DeepState are doing doesn’t make sense on its own but when you put them together, it begins to fit. Happy reading!
2 - okay, here’s a thought... what’s #foodsafety ‘use by’ dates got to do with #chemtrails #GeoEngineering? Chemtrails would fall on everyone including the evil. I believe they only react with certain other chemicals; those in drugs popular with us non-elite...
3 - #ibuprofen (ans to physical pain) & depression drugs (and to psychological pain). Most of us covered! The aim of chemtrails it to react & weaken our #immune system while #vaccines reduce our #fertility as well as weaken us. @BillGates even admitted in a @bbc interview...
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