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Paul Conrathe - the lawyer using arguments around ‘consent’ - is also the same lawyer ‘Safe Schools Alliance’ supported by ‘Fair Cop’ have employed to represent the case against the @TaviAndPort and other TERF cases.

He’s also connected with the US hate group, the ADF!...
The legal cases raised in the UK since the end of 2019 are:
1. Judicial Review: An anonymous 14 year old & Keira Bell vs The Tavistock & Portman Gender Identity Clinic - High court to decide if children can consent to gender reassignment theguardian.com/society/2020/j…
2. Judicial Review: 13 year old girl & parent vs Oxfordshire County Council - A council is facing legal action after a group alleged updated guidance on how transgender children should be treated is unlawful. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan…
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L’Italia resta l’unica grande democrazia occidentale che continua a prevedere la discriminazione legale delle persone #lgbt. Questo Paese ha bisogno di una legge contro l’#omofobia. Basta guardarsi intorno. In questo thread spiego perché⬇️
#17maggio #loveislove 🌈
La Legge contro l’#omofobia Zan interviene sulla Legge Mancino che punisce i reati e i discorsi d’odio fondati su caratteristiche personali come origine etnica e confessione religiosa. Zan inserisce l’orientamento sessuale e l’identità di genere tra queste caratteristiche cioè⬇️
Riconosce gay, lesbiche e transessuali come “vittime vulnerabili nell'Italia di oggi”.
Come già raccontato qui #omofobia #lgbt
espresso.repubblica.it/attualita/2019…
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I want to talk a bit more about my @RainbowNHSBadge tweet & the sudden rise in rainbow symbolism with the COVID pandemic

I understand, it's a visible sign of hope, but I want to share a few of my experiences over the past year or 2 whilst the NHS #lgbt rainbow badge was young
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1. At a previous Trust, we were told that we (the LGBT network) would not receive funding for badges because of "the current feeling in the community" meaning that wearing the badge might put staff at risk of violence from others.

2. When finally signing up for my badge
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At my current Trust I had to sign a disclaimer- one that stated I understood the significance of the badge. It directed me to resources on the such as @stonewalluk & @Mermaids_Gender so that if I was approached by someone in need, I could direct them safely to information
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#LoiAvia #LaetitiaAvia ne sont plus en TT?
"Ca sent le Chinois"
Selon ses anciens assistants un ex-salarié d’origine asiatique en faisait régulièrement les frais. «C’était son bouc émissaire, elle l’appelait parfois le Chinois ou reprenait des clichés racistes pour parler de lui»
"Alexandre étant vraiment, malgré ses origines, pas le meilleur sur les sujets informatiques, je vais transférer ces sujets-là à (..)Il faut prendre le contrôle sur cette page (wikipedia). Il ne suffit pas juste de supprimer le parag. sur Le Canard enchaîné, il faut le réécrire"
En privé, ce serait une autre histoire. « Régulièrement, elle se permet des sorties très déplacées sur l’orientation sexuelle d’un collègue homosexuel. »« On a voté l’amendement des PD » #LGBT
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⚡🇲🇫INFO - La haine En Marche : Mediapart révèle que 5 ex-assistants parlementaires de la députée #LREM Laetitia #Avia dénoncent, preuves à l'appui, des humiliations à répétition au travail, ainsi que des propos à connotation sexiste, homophobe et raciste. mediapart.fr/journal/france…
⚡SUIVI - Alors qu'elle est accusée par d'anciens collaborateurs d'humiliations au travail et d'avoir tenu des propos à connotation sexiste, homophobe et raciste, Laetitia #Avia concrétisera ce mercredi à l’Assemblée nationale le vote final de sa loi contre la #haine en ligne...
⚡SUIVI - "X étant vraiment, malgré ses origines [asiatiques], pas le meilleur sur les sujets informatiques, je vais transférer ces sujets-là à Y" Laetitia #Avia dans une note vocal à propos de son e-réputation et de l'affaire où elle avait mordu un chauffeur de taxi. (Mediapart)
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THREAD: Instead of working to protect women & girls during the #COVID19 pandemic, #Hungary has just rushed through a vote to withdraw from a groundbreaking European treaty to combat violence against women. #IstanbulConvention. hungarytoday.hu/govt-rejects-r…
#Hungary's Christian Democratic Party introduced the bill only last night, on the grounds that the #IstanbulConvention's protections of #migrants and #refugees contradict national policy, and that it promotes so-called "gender ideology." voiceofeurope.com/2020/05/hungar…
Such misinformation has been used to advance homophobic, anti-migrant & anti-women's rights agendas elsewhere in the region. Misrepresentation of efforts towards gender equality has provoked dangerous attacks on women's & #LGBT rights in #Poland. See @hrw hrw.org/news/2019/02/0…
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[THREAD] on #Western #XRW #foreignfighters in #Ukraine war as @FightExtremism publishes my report on the issue 2day. Main Q: what it takes to become such a fighter? Who are they? Here I will summarise the main findings for your convenience. Link: counterextremism.com/sites/default/… 1/ Image
2/ I began researching this back in 2014 – when I saw this clip with #France #foreignfighters on #DNR #LNR side of the war in #Ukraine. I was surprised, to say the least.
youtube.com/watch?v=ahdROt… Image
3/ As it turns out, a few hundred #Western ers with #XRW convictions travelled to fight in #Ukraine on EITHER side. Many had known each other from before the #war in #Ukraine.  Below is a map of the main mobilisations for the war. Note the scale of the #Russia n for BOTH SIDES. Image
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Today's Word:

#islamophobia
Is·lam·o·pho·bi·a
/izˌläməˈfōbēə,iˌsläməˈfōbēə/

The fictional term used to change the conversation about a cult that rapes children, murders #LGBT people, abuses women, slaughters #Christians and #Jewish people.

It's not irrational to fear Islam.
Like several other words that don't follow root word definitions, this too is a fake word which asserts hatred and dislike of Muslims rather than the true meaning of a phobia.

It is a term used to beat down detractors of Islam by leftists in America for political purposes.
It is quite literally not possible to have an "irrational" fear of a cult such as Islam. When you are a LGBT person, like myself, this is a religion that regularly slaughters thousands of people like me each year. It's not irrational at all to fear these people.
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The current #Immigration debate is fascinating.

Proponents of it usually argue that modern Western states should be defined through (liberal) values. But detractors point out that most immigrants, particularly Muslims, aren't really liberal.

So I decided to have a closer look.
I started with Women's rights since this topic is hotly debated.

To that end, I took the Global Gender Gap index from the (2018) Global Gender Gap report and used the percentage of #Muslims per country as a predictor. (Note the confusing fact that a high index means a small gap)
The regression revealed a strong relationship with R2=0.395. This means that almost 40% of variation in the country-level gender gap is explained by the % of Muslims in a given country.

That's way higher than I expected.
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The next few weeks are going to be tough for socially isolated LGBT people. LGBT communities have come together in response to a virus before. This one won't beat us. LGBT orgs & charities across the UK are offering support & helping us to connect. We'll share links & resources
If you missed it, @TeamPrepster and @THTorguk held a Facebook live event on Friday on #COVID19 , living with #HIV, and LGBT health.

You can watch a recording of the event here - m.facebook.com/story.php?stor…
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Il regime #cinese, oltre le #mascherine c'è di più

Dalla totale assenza di diritti #LGBT, al bando dei social network quali #Facebook o #Instagram, ai campi di concentramento per convertire i musulmani, la mancata #TEMPESTIVA e totale trasparenza sulla questione #SARSCoV2
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un paese fortemente economicamente squilibrato, oltre che sotto molti altri punti di vista, e non pienamente democratico.
Il vero volto della #Cina di #XiJingPin. Segue la #Russia e molti altri paesi, che ad alcuni sembrano molto appetibili e/o invidiabili. Teniamoci stretta questa nostra #Italia con pregi e difetti, da continuare a correggere.
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Está de moda hablar de transgénero, transexual, queer y de más.

Por eso, hay que saber quién fue #JohnMoney, un psicólogo que le dio entrada al mundo de la "ciencia" la idea que el sexo es cultural.

Con sus ideas, destruyó una familia y provocó el suicidio de los hijos.

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John Money nació en Nueva Zelanda en 1921. Estudió #psicología y #educación en en la Universidad Victoria de Wellington, de donde se graduó en 1944.

Desde 1951 hasta su muerte fue profesor de pediatría y psicología médica en la Universidad Johns Hopkins.
Él desarrolló una teoría que para ese tiempo era bastante innovadora:

Que no existe nada en la naturaleza que determine que alguien es hombre o mujer. Todo es una construcción cultural, por lo que si una persona es criada como mujer u hombre, sin contar sus genitales, será tal.
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1/ Human Rights Watch took funds from Saudi billionaire tied to the regime—after reporting his company's abuse of workers—and promised not to promote #LGBT rights with the grant. (Source: @theintercept.) Worst crisis to hit @hrw since its 1978 founding by my friend Bob Bernstein.
2/ HRW now admits that its chief @KenRoth himself solicited the donation from Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber. Roth himself signed the agreement with the accused Saudi human rights abuser promising that HRW would not use the funds to promote LGBT rights. hrw.org/news/2020/02/2…
3/ @hrw: "In 2012, Human Rights Watch made a deeply regrettable decision to accept a donation that included conditions that the funds not be used to support HRW’s work on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in the Middle East and North Africa...."
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Because the US often behaves as if it’s the centre of the universe (that unless it happens here it hasn’t happened), I would like to remind you of countries that have already had openly #LGBT heads of state:

Belgium
Iceland
Ireland
Luxembourg
Serbia
I would also like to remind you that in many of those instances, those openly #LGBT heads of state are not progressive in their politics.
Much like with the discourse on “first woman president”: the US is also lagging behind many other countries that already have had female heads of state.
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Thank you to the hundreds of people who turned out to rally last week at Kennedy Catholic High School in solidarity with the beloved #LGBT teachers who were forced to resign because they married their same-sex partners 💪🏼.⁣⁣
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#LGBTQFamily #LGBTQProud #LGBTQof2020 #LGBT
Last weeks rally was a great show of support for the #LGBT community & proof that religion doesn’t have to be about looking down on queer people.⁣⁣
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Many people have said to me “Of course there’s homophobia in the Catholic Church, there’s no point in protesting it.” But....
I refuse to let that continue. Religious institutions are run by people & people have the power to change. There is no reason that homophobia should be perpetuated in religious institutions. There is no reason that “being religious” & “being homophobic” should be interchangeable.
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@selina_todd @The_TUC #MMNHateCrime

First up @SVPhillimore this talk will be published on @WeAreFairCop website

I am a lawyer and a disabled woman, I know self identification is a sick joke.

I don’t care if an angry incel insults my fuckability, but don’t post my personal details online.
@selina_todd @The_TUC @SVPhillimore @WeAreFairCop #MMNHateCrime

@SVPhillimore extreme racist speech is outside the scope of article 10 HRA.

Rule of law = applied freely and fairly to all.

Freedom of speech not being applied fairly - causing real fear.
@selina_todd @The_TUC @SVPhillimore @WeAreFairCop #MMNHateCrime

@SVPhillimore The Internet has provided a playground for abusers. Existing law is not fit for purpose and their has been capture of most of our institutions.
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Around 5 years ago I first encountered the vitriolic attacks on #women asserting their right to politically self-organise from so-called trans-rights activists in a socialist group I associated with at the time. Having been active in radical left... /1
#WomensLib2020
...politics for nearly 30 years I had never encountered such appallingly sectarian, dishonest & personal attacks on the left. My first reaction was to defend #women's self-organisation on the basis that we must also support #LGBT self-organisation so ensuring... /2
#WomensLib2020
...that different oppressed groups each had space & representation to better challenge that oppression. For this I was denounced as #transphobic just as the #women had been for asserting their right to self-organise had been & I first encountered the mantra... /3
#WomensLib2020
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On Burns Night, my boyfriend and I had a really shit #homophobic incident in #Glasgow's southside. We were holding hands, and a guy walked passed us and called us a "pair of bent bastards". I challenged him, he repeated the phrase, I called 999.
For the next 26 mins, I stayed on th phone w/@PoliceScotland, my boyfriend filmed and th man continued to call us "bent bastards" "bent cunts" "fucking poofs" "pair of poofs", "it's not fucking right two men sleeping together" (limited but effective lexicon: he did not like gays)
He hated me. He told me that. He snarled at me, told me that I was against the law, that I was fucking disgusting, for the best part of 30mins. This man saw me as one thing he despised; not as a brother, or a son, or grandson, or a friend, or whatever.
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Ada ungkapan lama “tak kenal maka kenalan dong, tak tahu maka cari tau dong, tak sayang maka sangat disayangkan”

gw mo bahas tentang @NdonBack3 @NdonBack4 #OpPedoHunt #OpChildSafety
Sejak era pilpres 2019 lalu, ada yang ga suka dengan akun @NdonBack3 sebagai pemburu #PedoLGBT #OpPedoHunt terutama pada #OpChildSafety entah apa yang apa. Ketidaksukaan mereka tanpa alasan yang jelas padahal mereka sesama oposisi.

kalo dari cebong lain lagi ceritanye
Entah apa yang melatarbelakangi ketidak sukaan itu shingga dibicarakan dalam grup Tele.... walau hanya sekilas tapi itu ga fair menurut gw. ini menyangkut temen seperjuangan yang sudah sejak lama selalu bersama menyuarakan ketidakbenaran rezim.
#OpPedoHunt #OpChildSafety
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No chickening out or dodging, anonymous troll.

You're here to cherry pick Matthew 19; to use it against #LGBT ppl having marriage equality & to pretend that Jesus shares your prejudice.

And yes, Matt 10 is where JC says “Haven’t you read....
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“...that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female' & said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father & mother & be united to his wife, & the 2 will become 2 flesh’

This is the verse that anti-gay Christians use to say Jesus...
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...would have opposed letting gay people marry who they love. But there's a problem w/this argument.

Matt 19 is Jesus coming out against straight divorce - not gay marriage.

(con't)
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When #Oman’s Sultan Qaboos had died,I posted obit,mentioned he was longest-serving ruler in Arab world & one of world’s longest-ruling autocrats,that Oman was 1 of 2 Gulf countries that didn’t ban my 1st book, &told my family WhatsApp group that it was open secret that he was gay
Then I saw this obit h/t @thesailorsgirl and pondered what we should do about people in power who are known to be gay & never come out, whose power & wealth protect them from the horrendous homophobia & violence that so many in the region are subjected to qnews.com.au/condolences-fo…
Sultan Qaboos was longest-serving ruler in Arab world and one of the world’s longest-ruling autocrats. Imagine if someone that powerful and rich had come out? He did not use his power or wealth to decriminalize same-sex relations.
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I didn't get it together to do a thread 📌📌📌 on what I did over the past decade so here's the capsule version: a ton of reporting--a few thousand articles, columns & series--of which I am really proud. I published 13 books, half of which won awards: so humbling & thrilling.
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I covered the most exciting & inclusive Democratic Convention in history in my own city. There were more women, POC & #LGBT speakers than ever, as well as the 1st trans woman speaker & several #disabled speakers for the first woman nominee, #HillaryClinton. It was thrilling.
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The most important thing I did in this decade, though, was survive. I survived a brutal rape near the beginning of the decade, two collapsed lungs, a pulmonary embolism, seven #cancer surgeries and a life-threatening bleed that paralyzed me a month after the DNC.
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Young #lesbians are part of the reason I resist the trans ideology. As a lesbian who came out in the 80s I have seen trans activists co-opt our struggles and orgs while shaming & guilt-tripping young lesbians into accepting "lady-cock" or even pressuring them into transitioning.
There are worldwide issues with #lesbians being shamed and abused by trans ppl and I won't support #lesbophobia or an abusive ideology that denies the biological reality of sexed bodies and same-sex attraction.
lesbian-rights-nz.org/shame-receipts/
Lesbians have been fighting for our spaces for decades. The assault on lesbian communities has only gotten worse.
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1) We have just a couple days of 2019 left and my @Wire rooms look like a back seat full of tweens after a six hundred mile drive.
@wire 2) Since I'm over here working on my Careerist Scum™ merit badge I'm going to toss out a little hard won wisdom from the last decade of participating in various grassroots efforts.
@wire 3) If you run an anonymous presence and it's tightly bound to a brand that many use, there are two ways to do this. You can be persistent and low key, or you can do a couple hits and then vanish. Try to combine long term and high visibility gets you doxed.
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