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[Thread] Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, and after that things start to get fishy. In the last 5 days, I have seen 4 stories about systemic anti-LGBT bias in our Catholic School Districts in Alberta. #abed #ableg #abpoli #LGBTQ /1
The first is about a book that a former Calgary teacher started writing about 10 years ago, and it sounds a lot like McDonald's book 'Armageddon Factor' from 2010:

globalnews.ca/news/4741818/f…

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The second story is about a CCSD principal who believes she was pushed out of her job by administration because of her sexual orientation:

calgary.ctvnews.ca/former-princip…

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#KevinHart's crucifixion reminds of #OscarsSoWhite in 2015/16.
Both were skirmishes in a massive clash between a bitter, selfish, and rootless #LGBTQ movement, and the noble and genuine black #CivilRights movement.
In this thread, I take a side:
#OscarsSoWhite #OscarsSoHomophobic
2016's all-white cohort of #Oscar nominees had some black actors and civil rights activists crying “racism!"
They were right.
Well, half-right.
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Hollywood elites don’t literally say blacks are subhuman. But while “racism” once referred only to a doctrine that some races are genetically inferior, the word has evolved. “Racism” can refer to ideologies that ask a race to check its *ethnicity* (i.e. culture) at the door.
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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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just wrote a rebuttal to that horribly misinformed @PsychToday piece from last week: "Mass Psychogenic Illness: The Latest Make-Believe Cause of #Transgender Identity" – it's on Medium, so please give it lots of "claps" so that others see it!
medium.com/@juliaserano/m… #psychology
...also, the piece is not monetized, as I wanted it to be as accessible as possible. if you appreciate that I make essays like this for free, please consider supporting me on Patreon! patreon.com/juliaserano/ov…
re: two misconceptions about my new essay: 1) I did not address certain claims made in the @PsychToday article (re: "peer clusters", social media influence, etc.) b/c I already addressed these in depth in my #ROGD essay: medium.com/@juliaserano/e… #transgender #psychology #LGBTQ
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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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Hey there! We’re at the US District Court for DC, arguing in our case on behalf of Bryn Esplin & Fatma Marouf, a married same-sex couple denied the opportunity to foster a refugee child because they don’t "mirror the holy family"—whatever *that* means. Follow along!
Arguing in court today is LL's own Senior Attorney Jamie Gliksberg (pictured in first tweet), joined by our Director of Constitutional Litigation @camillabtaylor & Ken Cho of @HLCitizenship. Opposition includes lawyers from @TheJusticeDept & @USCCB. Go team!
Judge Amit Mehta is presiding. We’re here to hear arguments on the DOJ’s Motion to Dismiss. The federal government is trying to say they're not responsible, and they want to toss the case.
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'Tis the season to peddle our wares, so I just updated my "stuff to buy" webpage to include links to my books Whipping Girl (now in audiobook!), Excluded, and Outspoken! plus a special opportunity to purchase a *signed copy* of Outspoken – check it out!
juliaserano.com/buystuff.html
I know people are most familiar with my first book #WhippingGirl – it is now in 2nd edition, with a new Preface! plus it is newly available in audiobook (with me reading) – here's the link for that version:
amazon.com/Whipping-Girl-… #transgender #trans #feminism #LGBTQ #books
if you're interested in my takes on intersectionality, call-out culture, how prejudice works, how to improve activism, plus biphobia, "gender performance", Nature-versus-Nurture debates, "end of gender" arguments, +more, then you should check out Excluded! tinyurl.com/jl8t932
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This #Thanksgiving
I'm thankful to still be alive.
I wasn't sure last Thanksgiving I would get here.
I'm thankful for my docs, my two nurse practitioners, my physical therapist who have made a harrowing year less so.
I am also grateful my story has helped others tell theirs.
This #Thanksgiving
I am thankful for all the love and kindness in my life and for the ability to love others in return.
There aren't really words to express how grateful I am for The Wife™️.
She's simply amazing. Smart, talented, hilarious. 19 years. Fabulous. 💜
This #Thanksgiving
I am thankful for my fam.
I see the stories on here of folks who can't handle their racist families or who are rejected for being queer/trans (as I was by my parents).
Thankful to have a family who are left political activists & #LGBTQ allies & who I love.
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LONG THREAD: I am often asked about male privilege. It happened a lot yesterday, because of stuff that happened on the internets, which I will not be directly addressing here. But this seems like as good a time as any to share some thoughts about the topic more generally...
1) I think that the concept of privilege (in general) functions best as a tool to help people in the dominant/majority group see otherwise invisible advantages that they may be experiencing as a result of *not* being a member of a marginalized/minority group...
...one of a million possible examples: do you ever worry about people not taking you seriously, or employers not hiring you, or doctors ignoring your medical needs, etc., because you are transgender? if the answer is no, then you experience cisgender privilege!
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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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💣MuellerEve?💣

“The 18 mos prep by FVEY's & certain NATO countries is coming close to a head.”

Brit Watchdog Finds Cambridge Analytica & Brexit Funder Arron Banks Misused Private Data & Mueller has his comms w/ RU diplomats.

📌Trump = Leave Camp’n fuqqery

📌Winter is coming
💣MuellerEve?2💣

📌Monaco arrested Dmitry Rybolovlev, the RU Fertilizer King.

📌Charges are related to corruption & “trading influence”. Seems focused on Monaco/France & not linked to the US.

📌Police Want to Question 'King of Diamonds' Lev Leviev in Massive Smuggling Case
💣MuellerEve?3💣

Two of Leviev's relatives & 4 employees of his companies have been arrested.

#Comey: Let’s Vote to Uphold Our Nation’s Values

📌The lying, misogyny, racism & attacks on the rule of law from our president are awakening the vast middle of American politics.
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The Supreme Court just agreed to hear a case that could nuke the separation of church and state —you know, that integral part of our Constitution that guarantees our religious freedom (and fact-based laws ..., etc.)‼️
| Think Progress
#SundayMorning apple.news/Awwb__RBFTrCUd…
This 👆🏼☝🏼👆🏼is the precursor to revoking human rights and hopes for personhood/equality rights for women and #LGBTQ.

We’ll see legalized discrimination and #talibangelical fascists will play an integral role government, laws, education, etc.

#SundayThoughts
This 👆🏼☝🏼👆🏼should scare the holy 🔥hell out of all Americans ... and the world, with authoritarian governments on the rise.

Say goodbye👋🏼 to freedom and facts.

#SundayMorning
#SundayThoughts
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Resistance Dance Break thread!

At 1st we were afraid. We were petrified.

Then we grew strong & we learned how to VOTE!

That's how we will survive!

#VoteBlue

Resistance dance break ... The one and only Shirley Ellis sings The Nitty Gritty 1963

Let's get down to Votin! And ...

#VoteDem

And here she is: SHIRLEY ELLIS! Gettin down to the real Nitty Gritty in 1963 on American Bandstand w/ Dick Clark

#Resistance Dance Break while we knock doors & phone bank for votes

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I haven't read this yet, but not a big fan of being described as "natal male" – it's f-ing 2018, people know what "trans woman" means! and why is my baby status even relevant to something I wrote as an adult? STOP TALKING IN BABY TALK PEOPLE!!!
from the replies I'm seeing, I probably shouldn't even bother looking at it, huh? and yes, I was already aware of The Economist's history of publishing trans-skeptical/problematic pieces over the last year or two...
here is @ZackFord with a THREAD breaking down of the many problems with this piece... #trans #transgender #LGBTQ
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ATTN #LGBTQ🏳️‍🌈 FAMILY & ALLIES
📣THIS IS A CALL TO ACTION
Are you as concerned about losing our hard-won rights as I am?
Here's what we do:
Donate to our candidates who will represent us in Washington.
They need our $ support!
Please consider the following candidates: (Thread)
Justin DeWitt
US House candidate, LA-6
Democratic nominee for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District.
#WeCanDeWitt #LA06
Chip in: secure.actblue.com/donate/justin-…
Garnet Lewis
Fiscally responsible, socially progressive champion for small business, education, and the environment. Candidate for MI SD26. #bluewave2018 #GoGarn #Michigan
Donate: garnetlewisforstatesenate.com/support-us
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So.

Time for something a little different, and an idea I’ve been toying with—a look at how #transphobes try to frame their narrative within a claim that they are only “concerned” about trans people existing.

I think it’s safe to say that every trans person in the...

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community who isn’t a #transphobic arserag can now spot whenever the usual #hate groups and individuals deploy their dog-whistles to denigrate trans people, especially trans women, but it is all too easy to forget that for the average cis person with no experience of...

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this the comments and phrases that #transphobes come out with can come across as bizarre, or non-sequiturs, or even occasionally even reasonable. That person, because they have no experience of this, doesn’t see those comments as the attacks they are, and so can’t...

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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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9 maps show how different #LGBTQ rights are around the world

businessinsider.in/politics/9-map…
#Homosexuality is no longer outlawed in the majority of the world, there's still a long way to go in terms of acceptance and equality for #LGBTQ people.
Religion is an un-ignorable factor in the maps. While the majority of the world has legalized homosexuality, the countries where it is still outlawed are concentrated in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Africa — areas with majority-Muslim nations.
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It's the first ever International #PronounsDay! I'm so excited and I want you to be excited, too.

Here are a few things to know about pronouns:

1. Many #trans people, myself included, HAVE to out ourselves & tell people our pronouns, if we want others to gender us correctly.
YOU CAN HELP normalize this by doing a couple of REALLY simple things:

- Edit your Twitter & FB bio, email sig, etc to include your pronouns, whether you're #trans or not.

- ALWAYS introduce yourself with your name AND pronouns, eg: "I'm Danielle & my pronouns are she/her."
2. Understand that correct pronouns are NOT optional, nor a preference. In some jurisdictions, it's even against sex-based discrimination laws to misgender someone.

- NEVER say "preferred pronouns." It's not a preference. My pronouns are she/her; anything else is inaccurate.
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my is my promised THREAD for my new essay: Putting the “Transgender Activists Versus Feminists” Debate to Rest (btw, it's on Medium, so please give it lots of "claps" so that others see it!) medium.com/@juliaserano/p… #transgender #women #feminism #LGBTQ #gender #activism
...I saw some wild claims about my piece yesterday, so I will attempt to clarify here. my first point: there is a long history of feminist debates and discourses regarding trans ppl. Talia Bettcher discusses this in her critique of that Stock piece: dailynous.com/2018/05/30/tab…
...as someone who has played a small part in that history, and who spends much of my time in feminist settings, I can tell you that the "feminist debate" regarding trans people is largely settled, as most contemporary feminist recognize that...
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1/ Happy International Pronouns Day!

She/Her/Hers.

He/Him/His.

They/Them/Theirs.

Calling people by the correct pronouns matters. #pronounsday
2/ Some simple steps to honor people's pronouns in the workplace:
✔️Ask about pronouns before assuming
✔️Take care to use a person’s correct pronouns
✔️Remove gendered signs from single-use restrooms
✔️Provide gender-inclusive options on hiring forms
#pronounsday
3/ At schools:
➡️Honor the names and pronouns that a student uses.
➡️Create a gender-inclusive dress code.
@HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools has tips for educators & administrators on how to make classrooms more inclusive of all identities. #pronounsday welcomingschools.org/pages/gender-a…
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my latest essay: Putting the “Transgender Activists Versus Feminists” Debate to Rest - it's on Medium, so please give it lots of "claps" so that others see it!
medium.com/@juliaserano/p… #transgender #women #feminism #LGBTQ #gender #activism
also, it is not monetized, as I wanted it to be as accessible as possible. if you appreciate that I make essays like this for free, please consider supporting me on Patreon! patreon.com/juliaserano/ov…
btw, the thread I promised can be found here:
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A reminder on #NationalComingOutDay that only one country in the entirety of the Middle East supports, defends and celebrates freedom of choice:

#Israel
As a contrast to their equal rights in #Israel, here is how #gay men are treated in #Iran.
#NationalComingOutDay
Sodomy is punishable by death in #SaudiArabia.
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