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For our second #Pride2018 thread, let's delve a bit deeper into same sex bug hookups.

Same sex mating, like in the picture below, has been studied pretty intensely in bed bugs, but also in the Fruit fly Drosophila.

So let's talk a little bit about Fruitless!

#DeepDive
Fruitless is an insect-specific gene which turns on the developmental pathways needed for mating behaviors to happen in insects.

There's no equivalent in humans, so there's not really a way to make comparisons.
In fruit flies, sex determination is...weird. They don't have the same system we have.

In fruit flies, it's the ratio between the sex chromosomes and the non-sex chromosomes which is important. 1:1 sex:nonsex is female; 1:2 sex:nonsex is male.

It's...a bit wonky.
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Le Collectif Intersexes et Allié.e.s était présent samedi à la Marche des Fiertés de Paris, dans le cortège de tête. Nous avons eu l'honneur d'être rejoint.e.s par Hanne Gaby Odiele, top-model et activiste intersexe,
qui a posté sur son instagram une photo prise avec notre président.e (à gauche sur la photo), et la légende "We are not invisible 💜💜💜💜 #4intersex #pride2018 #intersex".
Merci à elle de son soutien ! On continue le combat national et international pour le respect des droits humains des personnes intersexes ! 💜💛
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Marches don't do shit to solve the problems we face as a nation. Due to gerrymandering, Citizens United, NRA and cheating (Scotus, stolen election) we have no opportunity to hold our representatives accountable $ is their only constituent. #FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch
#Resisters stop hoping that either #Mueller or #midterm2018 will right the wrongs of this regime. Realize we must be prepared to simultaneously attack and employ different tactics to win. We have to think out-of-the-box and #justdoit as 1st #womensmarch #msdstrong @MomsDemand
It's time to take a cue from our global trading partners and those who boycotted NC due to HB2 (Bathroom Bill). I propose a nation-wide boycott of GOP states and/or districts until families reunited, #puertorico #flint #BLM #DACA, #ACA #SCOTUS globalnews.ca/news/4304951/c…
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We are 95% to the goal of raising our full match amount by the end of the month. @LambdaLegal needs these resources to fight extremist Supreme Court nominees and defend queer people's rights.
Last day that I'll be doing the #Pride2018 match for @LambdaLegal. Let's get the fundraiser over the line! lambdalegal.org/donate-twitter
I'll be continuing to match for @TransEquality for the next few months as I know it takes longer to raise $150k than $50k :)
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Because it's #Pride2018, we wanted to explore two different sexual recognition systems in insects.

However, we also wanted to include some disclaimers.

1.) Mating behaviors in insects cannot, and should not, be applied to humans.
2.) These systems work very differently in bugs.
The sex lives of many insects are, well, to be frank...kind of horiffic.

@SciBugs said it best:

"Please don’t take dating advice from insects. Keep everything consensual in your love life."

askentomologists.com/2016/03/15/ins…
Also, and perhaps this may not need to be stated outright, these posts will not be meant for children.

So...reader discretion advised.
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🏳️‍🌈TODAY’S PRIDE HERO🏳️‍🌈
Sally Ride
(May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012)

Sally Ride was an American physicist & astronaut. On June 18, 1983, she became the first American woman in space as part of the space shuttle Challenger mission.

#LGBTVoices
#PrideMonth
Sally was born and grew up in CA. She obtained her PhD from Stanford in Physics.

Ride was one of 8,000 people who answered an ad in the Stanford student newspaper seeking female applicants for the space program. She was 1 of 35 women chosen by NASA in 1978.

#LGBTVoices
#Pride
After traveling to space during the Challenger mission in 1983 and 1984, Sally became the inspiration for several generations of girls,(including yours, truly) to follow their science and technology dreams, an area that had been long deemed "boys only."

#LGBTVoices
#PrideMonth
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So with all these #PrideMonth posts going on I'd thought I'd do a bit of a thread. So while I'm out there as much as I can be as a polya, gender fluid, pansexual, it's not me I'm worried about. It's my child. My 'son'
Now I was never really into the whole' gender your child' thing anyway when I was pregnant, I actually wrote a blog about it for @theparallelmag which is probably still floating in the ether somewhere
When he was born, before I'd had skin to skin, after an excruciatingly long back to back labour ending in an emergency c-section, they took him off to another room because they had a 'concern'.
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DEAR BRANDS CREATING #PRIDE2018 "CONTENT," The following are empty and/or ineffective ways to engage w/ the queer community:

1. disembodied hand-holding
2. vague messaging around "love wins"
3. limited-edition rainbow products
4. slapping a rainbow on an ad & calling it a day
5. for-profit ventures with no queer nonprofit partner
6. messaging equating your products to our orientations/genders
7. straight people developing your campaigns
8. underpaying queer artists to develop campaigns
9. capitalizing on queer art while also taking credit for it
10. literally anything here
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