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I left the Roman Catholic Church this week after 39 years. I was baptised, confirmed, graduated Catechism class, and attended mass and confession weekly. My priest was loving and my parish was welcoming to me, a #trans parishioner. Here is why I renounced my faith:
For many months now I have been made aware of a priest, Fr. Michael Kalchik, of Resurrection Catholic Church in the Chicago Diocese who has declared war on #LGBTQ Catholics. His most abusive act was burning a rainbow flag in front of the church this month.
I called and spoke to Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of the Diocese of Chicago. I shared my concerns with Cardinal Cupich about Fr. Kalchik's attacks on LGBTQ Catholics and how this priest is harming the Body of Christ.
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Trump: Day 610
-155th Day at Trump Golf Club
-202nd Day at Trump Property
-Calls Immigrants "Drain on Country"
-Drafts E.O. Targeting Top Tech Co's
-Dr. Ford Scheduled 2 Testify Thurs
-McFarland Changes Her Story
-Tariffs Could Cost 715k Auto Jobs
-Pence Spoke 2 Anti-LGBTQ Group
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Day 715 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 567 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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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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Voting for @jkenney and the @Alberta_UCP may be scarier than you think. Pro-life group Campaign Life Coalition are training & getting UCP candidates nominated across Alberta. Trampling women's rights is one thing but there's much more that should alarm you! #ableg #abpoli #LGBTQ
They're anti-lgbtq rights and believe that 50% of gay men are gay because they learned it from being molested as a youth by a pedophile. If that isn't shocking enough...
They promote conversion therapy & believe that thousands of people have changed their orientation to heterosexual "with the help of spiritual & psychological counseling".
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Dear #LGBTQ community, we need your help. There are three men who are local church leaders in our community who are petitioning the library board to have all books with homosexuals removed from a banned book display the library has up for Banned Books Week.
At first they were just mad about the covers of a few books, but now it has escalated. Now they have written a letter asking for the removal of the display, and verbally expressed that they would like to pursue the destruction of all books regarding homosexuality in the library.
There is going to be a library board meeting on Monday at 2:30 at the Rumford Public Library (Maine) and they plan on being there. Here's what I need from you. If you can, please email the library at tbutler@rumford.lib.me.us and let them know why they should not...
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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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a THREAD based on my latest piece: I've heard many complaints over the years about how "born that way" arguments are essentialist or pathologizing, and some #LGBTQ folks will say "why do we even have to explain why we exist?"... medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #transgender #queer
...while I sympathize with such sentiments, they overlook the main reason *why* "born that way" arguments have been successful, namely, because they assuage longstanding fears that queerness is somehow contagious. medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #queer
...another thing I implicitly tried to convey in this piece is that, while I don't believe #trans or #LGBTQ are "contagious," the social stigma projected on us most certainly is - this is what sociologists call "courtesy stigma"... medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #transgender #queer
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brand new Medium piece, but of an older spoken word piece (from 2012) about the rather old superstition that #LGBTQ people are somehow "contagious" - that's right, the #ROGD crowd didn't invent that! medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #queer #trans #transgender #children #health #psychology
please give it lots of "claps" so that others see it! 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…
also, if you'd rather not sign up for Patreon, you can also support me by buying my book Outspoken - the Medium piece is an excerpt from one of the chapters of that book (called "Contagious"): juliaserano.com/outspoken.html #trans #transgender #queer #LGBTQ #feminism
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My friend @sunnysingh_n6 has been deconstructing #India's extraordinary 400+ (!!) page ruling granting civil rights to gay people. Read her measured, thoughtful exposition here.

This is a treatise for global civil rights for those of us who are #LGBTQ. The world must take note.
The treatise from #India is a template for all governments going forward.

The world's largest democracy has delivered an extraordinary document.
#IndiaForGayRights
ONE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE.

That's how many are impacted by #India's ruling.

100million.
That's equivalent to whole of the UK or Germany and France. Imagine all those lives changed today?
It's incredible.🏳️‍🌈
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#Section377: Judgment by Supreme Court of India today post 11 am. Second pronouncement in less than five years. #GaySex
#Section377: Full court reference in honour of Justice Bharucha and Justice VA Mohta still in progress.

Judgment will be delivered after that.
#Section377: Full court reference concludes.

Court will re-assemble at 11.30 when the judgment will be pronounced.
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FACT: Suicide is the number one cause of death of all #Utah youth; this is not the case nationally. More alarming, the teen suicide rate in Utah has doubled since 2011. #LGBT #UTpol #LDS #Mormon #BYU
Another Fact: Teen suicide is lower when there is an #LGBTQ supportive environment. #Utah is notorious for its lack of support for and acceptance of the #LGBT community. #LDS #Mormon #UTpol #BYU
Relatedly, studies show that in areas where homosexuality is tolerated, mental health outcomes for #LGBTQ are the same as non-LGBTQ people. Elevated risk of suicide correlates w/ elevated risk of mental illness that is prevalent among LGBTs living in areas hostile to them.
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okay, I just responded to all the questions and accusations here: medium.com/@juliaserano/r… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #children #health #psychology #science
btw, I've spent almost all of my last 10 days writing the original piece & responding to it. neither essays are monetized, as I want them to be as accessible as possible. so if you appreciate all this work, please consider supporting me on Patreon: patreon.com/juliaserano/ov…
I am exhausted & in dire need of an internet break. but before I go, here are the most pertinent passages of this follow up essay. if you like them, please RT: medium.com/@juliaserano/r…
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okay, my "Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria" essay is now live! medium.com/@juliaserano/e… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #children #health #psychology
please give it lots of "claps" so that others see it! 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…
in this THREAD today I will be sharing excerpts from my recent "Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria" essay. for those who don't know, this is a made-up pseudoscientific condition/diagnosis that conservatives & TERFs have increasingly embraced... tinyurl.com/y8mwct4x
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I wrote this essay last year, but it seems even more relevant this year, sadly... medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #trans #transgender #queer #LGBTQ #feminism #biology #science
I get why "God made Adam & Eve, not Adam & Steve"-type conservatives want to dwell on "biological sex," as it seems consistent with their highly essentialist ideology. But I cannot fathom why any self-described #feminist would resort to this line of reasoning...
If we reduce people to their supposed "biological sex" & start regulating what they can (& cannot) do based on it, it basically opens the doors to discriminating against people for their sexual orientation & gender non-conformity...
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sign up for my email lists (one for #writing, one for #music) & get free mp3s with each update! juliaserano.blogspot.com/2018/08/sign-u… #amwriting #LGBTQ #queer #feminism #bands
...the first mp3 will be "Bath Tub Orgasm" - pretty sure it's the only song ever to reference sex toys, the band BTO, and "Hocus Pocus" by Focus. you can listen to it here: bitesize.bandcamp.com/track/bath-tub… - and get a FREE copy if you sign up for the email list(s)!
...btw I will attempt to perform a *soft vowel sounds* version of "Bath Tub Orgasm" at my August 29th show (w/Scorpio Moon & @PolyPamBand), details in the photo. and here's the link to the FB invite for the show: facebook.com/events/9313503… #LGBTQ #queer #music #bands
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Another history-making night for women and #LGBTQ people.
It's pretty fantastic.

@TinaSmithMN
@tammybaldwin
#ChristineHallquist

#FlipItBlue
#FlipItFemale
🌊 🌊 🌊
We are moving more towards real representation in Congress thanks to women.

#IlhanOmar won #MN05.
She & #MI13 winner #RashidaTlaib will be the 1st #Muslim women in Congress.

Keep thinking we want a white man for POTUS in 2020 after 242yrs of no women.
#FlipItFemale
#FlipItBlue
I'm just so thrilled about these wins for women tonight, despite the usual suspects trying to change the narrative.

Work hard for these women candidates between now and #Midterms.
And stop dissing #Pelosi--she raised millions for these races and to win back the House from Trump.
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We are living through an extraordinary time. We resist everything that is #notnormal. History will record a cruel, chaotic, corrupt regime that is swampy like a bottomless bog. History will remember a treasonous fake president, bent on destroying our planet and our civil rights.
When this dark time is remembered, a few things will stand out, how a D-list tv celeb with a giant ego parlayed his brand into a money-maker by monetizing the WH after conspiring with a hostile foreign power to steal the election. How he was aided and abetted by Republicans.
History will remember the stain of separating families at the border, caging kids, drugging them, making them prey for sexual abuse while traumatizing them. History will remember that concentration camps in America became normalized.
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I will be playing #music (as @softvowelsounds) as part of a quirky #queer #bands show at @HemlockTavernSF in #SanFrancisco on August 29th! The other bands are @PolyPamBand & Scorpio Moon - all the details are in the attached flyer, so please come out! #LGBTQ #trans
btw, a Facebook invite for the show can be found here:
facebook.com/events/9313503…
feel free to share! #queer #music #bands
and if you're unfamiliar with my music, check out my @softvowelsounds #music page for free music & videos: softvowelsounds.com/music.html
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I too lived under Section 28. I marched in Thatcher's London streets over it.

I also was arrested in NYC, Philly & DC protests because gay friends were dying & Silence=Death.

Live your smug privilege, just know you're complicit against us, not some freaking role model for us.
"I lived through it & it did me no harm."
What the bloody hell?!
The havoc wreaked by anti-gay ordinances like Section 28 ruined lives. And someone explain to @matthewtoomer that the GAY MAN who helped end WWII in the UK, #AlanTuring, killed himself b/c of anti-gay laws, FFS.
And his whole TL is full of equally smug nonsense. It's not legal to be gay or lesbian in 103 countries. There is NO protection against anti-#LGBTQ discrimination in the US.
We were silent for 100s of years and str8 folks did NOT "tolerate us," they jailed, raped and killed us.
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A major difference bt conservatives & the rest of us is that conservatives, for some reason, prioritize hypothetical violence above actual violence.

E.g. A woman MIGHT be assaulted in a bathroom > forcing #trans ppl to use the wrong bathroom actually IS dangerous for trans ppl
Militarized police are justified and necessary, because cops MIGHT get hurt during an occasionally dangerous job they agreed & are paid to do > people of color actually, currently being killed by cops
A not-yet-baby MIGHT experience SOME primal form of pain for a moment > Rates of death during childbirth are higher when women don't have access to legal abortion
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Sessions announces 'religious liberty task force'. The DOJ has rolled back institutional support for protecting rights for LGBTQ Americans while increasing support for Christains (let's be real, the admin isnt protecting anyone's right to say allahu akbar) thehill.com/regulation/adm…
The DOJ defending Christains instead of the #LGBTQ Americans is a farce. Show me the young Christian children bullied to suicide bc of his religion, the reverend denied service, the church choir group denied housing, the Christain mother fired bc she loves Jesus. #LoveIsLove
Im done giving family & friends a pass. There is one party which believes I deserve all of the same rights, protections, dignity, and respect straight Americans are entitled too and another party which believes the bible says I am a sinner. There are no other issues. #LoveIsLove
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Hi @Karen_McInnes 👋🏼

Just wanted to draw your attention to a screenshot that someone had sent me, which shows someone using your name + picture to post material that strongly implies a move towards violent tactics being used against #trans people.

#LGBTQ 🏳️‍🌈
I’d like to draw particular attention to the picture used in the screenshot.

I think it is reasonable to conclude that this is exactly the same picture posted on your Twitter profile - @Karen_McInnes - on June 4th 2018.
Furthermore, I’d like to draw attention to some of the language used in the screenshot post:

“I hope every woman in the world piles on him and harasses him so much he fucking slits his own throat”
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Here's former President Obama having a reporter removed for interrupting him "in his house" the press claps wildly, even starts chanting Obama's name while the reporter is being removed for yelling "NO MORE DEPORTATIONS" #KaitlanCollins cc: @BretBaier
2015 Washington Free Beacon's Adam Kredo ejected from a State Department media briefing in Vienna and senior department officials threatened to call security on him, without him even saying a word. Had to control that #IranDeal narriative #KaitlanCollins washingtonexaminer.com/state-official…
2012 @politico called interrupting the President a "surprising breach of etiquette" and later the reporter from @DailyCaller was "urged" to and DID apologize to then President Obama #KaitlanCollins politico.com/blogs/politico…
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#Section377 Day 4 : Adv. Manoj George, representing two Christian Associations, starts arguments in support of #Section377 IPC
He submits that there is intelligible differentia in #Section377 as classification is based on whether carnal intercourse against "order of nature" or not
Justice Chandrachud asks" what is the order of nature?" #Section377
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