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Last year on #NationalComingOutDay, a young man I know had a life altering effect on me when he became a statistic.

25% of youth who come out to their family immediately become homeless. If you’re POC, the statistic is higher.

Here’s Jack’s story from #NationalComingOutDay 2018
Last Sunday— October 6, 1998 was the 21st anniversary of the murder of Matthew Shepherd. He was driven to a remote, rural area in WY, robbed, pistol-whipped, tied to a fence, tortured & left to die all because he was gay.

He would’ve been 42 years old.

#NationalComingOutDay
Had the world had not known Matthew Shepherd & seen how hate let him be beaten, bruised & forgotten to die on a fence post—or Jack become homeless— days like #NationalComingOutDay or #Pride month wouldn’t need to exist.

I long for the day when there is no need to declare this.
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Hoy es el #ComingOutDay y pues creo que nunca he contado mi historia públicamente porque parece que nunca he estado en el clóset, pero todos lo hemos estado en algún momento.
Pues fue así: (abro hilo 🧶 larguito)
Yo trabajaba en la SRE, todavía no acababa la universidad. Mis papas me habían conocido novias y yo también les había llevado novios, presentados como amigos.
Vivía aún con ellos, así que me fui a trabajar y dejé un beeper en mi cuarto. Empezó a sonar y vibrar.
Mi mamá entró al cuarto a apagar el aparato. No resistió la tentación (abuso de privacidad, no lo hagan, padres y madres de familia).
Mi madre leyó el mensaje que decía:
Genaro, no me dejes. Te amo mas que nunca: Gerardo.
#ALV
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Apparently there is a secret organisation funding queers in Africa.
You don't need to be talented at all. Just prepared to live openly as a gay person and promote the "gay agenda" that is apparently funded by Western Europe and the USA.
So the aim of this organisation who funds not-so-talented queers, who must live an openly gay life style, promote the queer life in order to turn hot-blooded heterosexual men gay is to depopulate Africa because HIV/AIDS & Ebola have failed.
@somizi apparently you're being paid 😉
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When I first took on the job for Nada salon with the ad, I will admit, I was naive to believe in the concept laid out to me. I was told that our shoot would be the first of several representations of diversity. It was a massive platform and an opportunity for someone who looked -
- like myself to feel represented. I took it selfishly. When the shoot came out, I felt shot at. The term diversity was plastered lazily on it, and "androgynous" was a term sloppily slapped along with my photo like it was a cool, hip trend.
It failed to understand or represent what that means in terms of the consequences I face for looking a certain way. How I appear isn't a fashion statement; not when I live in constant fear for that simple fact.
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THREAD : LES TRANSSEXUELS ET TRANSGENRES EXISTENT-ILS VRAIMENT ?
On parle beaucoup, ces temps-ci, de sexe, de genre, de transsexuel et de transgenres. Le préfixe trans (fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans), qui signifie en latin “de l’autre côté”, indique un changement, un passage d’un sexe à un autre ou d’un genre à un autre.
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When someone says "Bernie hasn't done anything," send them this thread.

Here are @BernieSanders' legislative landmarks: sanders.senate.gov/legislative-la…

@SenSanders' notable impact on legislation include but are not limited to the following:
#Veterans
Landmark legislation was passed in 2014 to help the Department of Veterans Affairs serve America’s aging population of veterans and to meet the needs of a new generation of men and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
#MedicareForAll - Sanders is the leading Senate proponent of moving to a universal, single-payer health care system to provide better care at less cost for all Americans. An amendment (S.Amdt.2837 to S.Amdt.2786) by Sanders was blocked by Senate Republicans in 2009
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VENGO A ILUMINAROS CON MIS CONOCIMIENTOS DE DEPILACIÓN CON CUCHILLA (abro hilo)

Os puedo asegurar que me depilo genial y sin irritaciones con la cuchilla incluso las ingles. Cabe mencionar que soy alérgica a la cera así que es lo único con lo que me depilo.
Bien, la clave está en preparar la piel:
Yo me exfolio las piernas a consciencia y a lo barato con una mezcla de miel y café (también vale azúcar) pero normalmente no me exfolio ingles ni axilas.
Una vez exfoliada y aclarada la zona, embadurnais el área con aceite (de oliva o de coco, da igual).

Si son las piernas podéis depilar directamente, si son las ingles o las axilas recomiendo que dejéis el aceite ahí unos minutos.
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Introducing our #WallForACause installation by Brooklyn based queer artist Shanée Benjamin.

The artwork is both a memorial and a celebration of how far the LGBTQ+ community has come, and serves as a reminder of how much more work there is to do. #SeeUsHearUs
1924 - The Society for Human Rights in Chicago is the first recognized gay rights organization in the US. @HRC, @ILGAWORLD and @glaad are at the forefront of the community today.
1925 - "Ma" Rainey, "Mother of Blues," is arrested in her home in Harlem for organizing a lesbian salon. Bessie Smith bails her out of jail the following day.
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No me han matado físicamente, no. Es aún peor: me han robado el alma.

Tras haber respondido tantas preguntas, ahora me asalta la más importante: ¿por qué yo?

Me llamo…
ALAN M. #TURING
… y esta es mi historia.

#EnHebrasMatemáticas #Orgullo2019 #Pride2019

Dentro HILO ⬇️⬇️
Hace unos días, Robin [Gandy] y yo estuvimos en Hollymeade.

A pesar de todo no me he encontrado mal y me alegró ver cómo ha crecido la vieja enredadera. Aquella casa, que compré con tanta alegría, me ha transportado, sin embargo, a los hogares que dejé olvidados en la memoria.
Nada me aturde más como viajar a mi más tierna infancia. La oscuridad en el recuerdo es suplida por el frío más gélido, y por la soledad de la casa de los Ward, que nos acogieron a John y a mí, mientras nuestros padres seguían en Madrás.
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🏳️‍🌈#LGBTVoices Celebrates🏳️‍🌈
FIFTY YEARS OF PRIDE

Today: Homeless LGBT youth

In this thread, I’m going to do something a little different. I’m going to share a couple of personal stories on LGBT youth, followed by resources for LGBT youth facing homelessness/are homeless

#PRIDE
Jack’s story from #NationalComingOutDay 2018—

Jack had a life altering impact on me. As an ally, it wasn’t even a hesitation to NOT take him in.
Jack didn’t have a support system & would’ve been homeless w/out help for coming out to his mother.
#Pride2019
I am happy to report that Jack’s story had a good outcome. Jack has moved to another state into his accepting father’s home. He is in college and currently pursuing his passion in architecture.
I’m proud to this amazing kid’s surrogate, bonus mom.

#PrideMonth2019
#LGBTVoices
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It's June.. HAPPY PRIDE MONTH!! 🏳️‍🌈❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🏳️‍🌈 #PrideMonth #Pride2019 #loveislove #pride #pride🌈 # 💜💙💗🖤
#pridemonth2019 #Rocketman #loveislove @rocketmanmovie @RegalMovies #regalcinemas
@rocketmanmovie @RegalMovies @rocketmanmovie was so good! It made me😭 just as hard as #BohemianRhapsody did. #RocketmanMovie
I was so happy my top fave songs made it into the movie. Sad Songs, I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues,Benny&the Jets, Don't Go Breakin My Heart,Your Song&I'm Still Standing..among other hits.
#RocketmanMovie
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Six years ago, when I was Equalities Minister, I was due to attend a celebration of #IDAHOBIT with Ministers from a dozen EU countries (THREAD) #FlashbackFriday IDAHOBIT
My colleague @lfeatherstone , who was leading the efforts on the Same Sex Marriage Bill, had initiated a document that called for action on LGBT+ rights, which was to be signed by the Ministers at this event. Copy of signed pledge for LGBT+ rights
The Conservatives were copied in all along as the doc was drafted & didn’t bat an eyelid. Then, suddenly just 3 days before I was due to travel…
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On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia. (#IDAHOBIT), we're looking back at some pieces we're very proud to have published on Platform at @MetroUK. A THREAD.

1. LGBT+ role models are needed more than ever, writes @SarahGarrettSPM metro.co.uk/2019/02/01/lgb…
2. I was bullied at school for being gay, so I returned as a teacher to give LGBT students a voice, writes Chris Woodley metro.co.uk/2019/02/05/bul…
3. Finally you can watch TV and see we – as black gay men – are worthy of love, write @Dom_and_Nick metro.co.uk/2019/04/29/fin…
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Happy #StarWarsDay everyone!

I am one with the force and the force is with me. #MayThe4thBeWithYou
The fact that I am the only one in my family doing anything at all to celebrate #StarWarsDay makes me want to sit alone in my #StarWars room and contemplate my relationships. #MayTheFourthBeWithYou #MayThe4thBeWithYou
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#NationalComingOutDay

A lot of you know I’m a fierce ally to my LGBTQ friends & community.

I’ve been offline today because I had both a heartbreaking and life altering experience I want to share about someone near & dear to me who came out today.

Thread 🏳️‍🌈
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Today, I received a frantic call from a family member from out of town who told me one of his best friends who lives in my town had been kicked out of his house. “What? Why?” I asked. “He came out to his mom. She kicked him out, he has no where to go…”
#NationalComingOutDay
3/10

“…He doesn’t know what he’s going to do. It was really bad. She wants nothing to do with him ever again…”

“Tell him to call me,” I said. “Tell him to come over here. He can stay as long as he needs to.”

#NationalComingOutDay
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I LOVE that #Section377Verdict starts with a quote from Goethe (also Schopenhauer and Stuart Mills but GOETHE): barandbench.com/wp-content/upl…

#loveislove #lovewins
"...the sustenance of identity is filament of life. It is equivalent to authoring one's own life script where freedom broadens everyday. Identity is equivalent to divinity."

#Section377Verdict
"Denial of self-expression is inviting death."

This!!!! This.
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When I was 12, I kissed a girl for the first time. I didn’t know what it meant.
When I was 14, I self-harmed for the first time. I didn’t understand why I felt so alone and so different.
When I was 16, I held a girl’s hand for the first time. I wasn’t sure why my heart was beating so fast.
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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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I’m not a tiny bit surprised by what this includes. I am quite a bit surprised by how blatant it has become.

This is the one of the first solid, self-driven nails in the coffin of Evangelical Christianity‘s irrelevance.

statementonsocialjustice.com
The #SocialJusticeStatement is a hard line in the sand for any progressive, justice-oriented Christian who has attempted to work with evangelicals in the past. They will no longer accept your work. They will no longer accept your driving beliefs.
In the #SocialJusticeStatement evangelicals have successfully severed any practical ties to mainstream Christianity and their version of this religion will die with them. I’m flabbergasted and, in a way, a little relieved.
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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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🏳️‍🌈TODAY’S PRIDE HERO🏳️‍🌈
Daniel Keenan Savage
(b. October 7, 1964)

Dan Savage (@fakedansavage) is an American author, media pundit, journalist, newspaper editor, national sex advice columnist(Savage Love), and activist for the #LGBTQ community.

#LGBTVoices
#PrideMonth
Dan Savage was born in Chicago, IL. He was raised Roman Catholic & attended Quigley Preparatory Seminary North. He has said he’s "a wishy-washy agnostic" and an atheist, & still identifies as "culturally Catholic." He holds a BFA from the University of IL at Urbana-Champaign.
Savage was living in Madison, WI when a friend, Tim Keck who co-founded The Onion, mentioned that he was moving to Seattle to launch a new alt newspaper, @TheStranger.

Savage made a comment that every newspaper should have an advice column— he was hired to write one: Savage Love
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🏳️‍🌈 TODAY’S PRIDE HEROINE 🏳️‍🌈

Tammy Baldwin @tammybaldwin
(born February 11, 1962)

U.S. Senator from Wisconsin. She served 3 terms in the Wisconsin 78th AD. From 1999-2013 she represented WI 2nd CD in the U.S. House of Representatives. 1/

#PrideMonth #LGBTVoices
Tammy Baldwin defeated her Republican opponent, former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson, in the 2012 U.S. Senate election. She is the first woman elected to represent Wisconsin in the U.S. Congress and the first openly gay U.S. Senator in history. 2/

#PrideMonth #LGBTVoices
Baldwin graduated from Madison West High School in 1980 as the class valedictorian. She earned a B.A. degree from Smith College in 1984 and a J.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1989. She was a lawyer in private practice from 1989 to 1992. 3/

#LGBTVoices
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@jeffsessions, @PressSec
Fine, Let's get Biblical.
"LET MY PEOPLE GO!"
"Whatsoever you did to the least of these, you did to me."
"You have scattered my flock & driven them away, & ... not attended to them."
"WHEN THE WICKED RULE, THE PEOPLE GROAN!"
#KeepFamiliesTogether
@PressSec
@jeffsessions
"Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money." #LetsGetBiblical #KeepFamiliesTogether
"The weak you have not strengthened, the sick you have not healed, the injured you have not bound up, the strayed you have not brought back, the lost you have not sought... w/ force &harshness you have ruled them." #LetsGetBiblical #KeepFamiliesTogether @jeffsessions @PressSec
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🏳️‍🌈 TODAY’S PRIDE HERO 🏳️‍🌈

Richard Isay (1934-2012)

American psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, author and gay activist

Thanks to his courage, Dr. Isay laid the foundation for the legal and medical rights gay people have today.

#LGBTVoices #PrideMonth #LoveIsLove
Isay is considered a pioneer who changed the way that psychoanalysts view homosexuality and had an enormous influence on much of the HIV movement and its participants today.

“He made the field see that their view was based on ideology, not evidence”
Dr. Isay contested the medical treatment of homosexuality as an illness. And, in 1992, with the help of the @ACLU, they threatened the American Psychoanalytical Association with a court case and lawsuit re: discrimination of gay people in the field of psychoanalysis.
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