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Does "Desmond is Amazing" look like he has Pride now? #PrideMonth…
"... But the truth isn’t stupid enough to buy that. What we watch and ingest will always come out in our habits and proclivities. The trance we inhabit now is determined by all of the trances we lived in our past. Media sets the pace of trance like a psychic metronome."
"Pride Month shows us the mechanics of controlling a populace. It's no different than a cowboy managing his cattle. It's the human version of branding and gelding. It marks each of us with a different sigil and corrals us on an island of flies. We are the lords of trauma..."
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Don’t talk about #Stonewall50 if you’re not going to support trans ppl.
Don’t celebrate #Stonewall if you’re not going to fight for queer & trans ppl of color.
Don’t claim OUR history if you don’t intend to continue to struggle for freedom & justice for ALL queer & trans folks.
This means supporting sex workers.
This means fighting for disability justice.
This means condemning the prison industrial complex.
This means recognizing cis privilege.
This means no fucking cops & corporations at #Pride.
This means not being content until ALL OF US can live our lives free from racist, sexist, transphobic, homophobic, ableist, classist, xenophobic, anti-Semitic, Islamaphobic violence in a nation that provides the food, housing, education, & healthcare we need to thrive.
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𝗧𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 | 𝗘𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗰 𝗜𝗻𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟵

#Wealth #Gap #Racial #GenderPayGap #IncomeInequality #EqualPay #Resist
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#PrideMonth #AbolishTheRegistry Fact 7:

Fact 6 looked at the history and intent of the SOR (Sex Offender Registry), showing it to be a money-making play disguised as a safety measure-

"Look, I don't care about that. I just want to know, does it work?!"

Well...define "work"
#PrideMonth #AbolishTheRegistry Fact 7 p2:

Today, the SOR exists as an unquestioned (behind-the-curtain) staple of the CJS.

There are >721,382 people publicly registered on the SOR (actual total believed to be over 900k).

But is this accurate? Are all these people dangerous?
#PrideMonth #AbolishTheRegistry Fact 7 p3:

Hardly. It's just an effective minority profiling tool, with incentive for excessive use.

After all, ATR Fact 2 showed us that children made up 25% of the SOR;
ATR Fact 3 showed us how PoC made up a disproportionate >33% of the SOR;
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#PrideMonth #AbolishTheRegistry Fact 6:

If you read ATR Fact 5 (QT'ed if not), you saw the reality/risk of inhumanities the SOR (Sex Offender Registry) poses even for innocent people.

"But wasn't the SOR designed to keep us safe?"

That's what they say, but rewind and look...
#PrideMonth #AbolishTheRegistry Fact 6 p2:

To put the SOR and it's perversion into perspective, think about the War On Drugs.

In 1971, Pres. Nixon enacted a policy that promised to eradicate the drug abuse problem in the US. Sounds noble, right?

Well there was a problem...
#PrideMonth #AbolishTheRegistry Fact 6 p3:

1. The drug abuse problem in the US was blown out of proportion
2. The War on Drugs was largely ineffective
3. It established mandatory prison sentencing
4. It disproportionately targeted minorities
5. It cost taxpayers billions
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Introducing my #the100dayproject inspired by @QMUNITY and my fellow #ADE @Sharon_Drummond. 100 days, 100 GIFs, 100 queer terms to educate and connect our community and allies. All GIFs created with #AppleKeynote and will be compiled on @GIPHY :… @AppleEDU
Day 1: QUEER - widely used among the community to refer to the spectrum of non-heterosexual +/ non-cisgender ppl as a shorthand. Important - this is RECLAIMED language that was/is still used as a hate term. #pride #education @QMUNITY @sogiUBC Follow along ———> #100daysofQueer
DAY 2: HETERONORMATIVE - social roles & structures that reinforce idea that heterosexuality is the presumed norm and is superior to other sexual orientations. #pride #education #sogi #humanrights @QMUNITY @sogiUBC @HRC

Follow along —-> #100daysofQueer created on #AppleKeynote
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With reporters looking at the social media postings of cops recently, I figured I'd check in with the NYPD cop message board THE RANT & see what they're up to nowadays. And unsurprisingly, it's pretty much filled with bigotry & far right politics.
This board seems to be the newest version of THEE RANT which had to get shut down for being so racist & bigoted that it was becoming embarrassing to the NYPD.
Since it's #PrideMonth , let's start with a recent post about NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson asking NYPD leader O Neill to apologize for the raids that sparked the Stonewall Riots. Of course, cops hate it & one cop claims he was there at Stonewall & was about to shoot people!
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#PrideMonth #AbolishTheRegistry Fact 4:

So far we've seen how the SOR (Sex Offender Registry) is made up of 25% kids and more than 33% persons of color, but what about LGBTQ?

Why -is- this a pride month series?

Turns out the SOR is -also- a tool to attack #LGBTQ persons...
#PrideMonth #AbolishTheRegistry Fact 4 p1:

To understand how #LGBTQ are put at risk by the SOR, we must first understand "Romeo & Juliet" laws.

In short, R&J laws are a state-decided ruleset that protects teenage couples when one partner becomes an adult before the other.
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Sounds fair and reasonable, right? I mean, R&J laws exist in half of the US.

Not exactly.

Firstly, consider the name: "Romeo & Juliet".

The law protecting teens from the SOR is named after an iconic cis-gender, straight couple.
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For those who invoke #Eisenhower as a "good" Republican, please remember he ordered the firings of all homosexuals working for the US govt in 1953: Nearly 3,000 people.
I wrote about the #LavenderScare here:

Gay men, McCarthy and the Mattachine Society…
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#PrideMonth #AbolishTheRegistry Fact 3:

Last time we looked how kids/juveniles made up 25.8% of the SOR(Sex Offender Registry), but who else is there in disproportionate numbers?

Oh right, black men.

Coincidence? Nope, not in this corrupt system.
Let's dive deeper... >>>
#PrideMonth #AbolishTheRegistry Fact 3 p2:

A 2016 study by the University of Albany's Law Division showed 1% of all black men in the US are registered as sex offenders.

"But it's only 1%"

Well, per the 2016 Census, ~22.4million black men live in the US.

Let's add it up... >>>
#PrideMonth #AbolishTheRegistry Fact 3 p3:

What's 1% of the black male pop. (22.4m)?

1/100 = x/22,434,909 where 1% = x

That one percent is 224,349 people!

This means black men make up ~30% of the SOR (750,000 total registered people in 2016)!

>>>Stay with me, there's more>>>
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I will be voting NO on Matthew Kacsmaryk, President Trump’s nominee for a federal judgeship in Texas. His anti-#LGBTQ views would move our nation backwards.
This #PrideMonth, Rs are trying to confirm Kacsmaryk--who compared the “march towards so-called marriage equality” with “complete lawlessness,” & called transgender identity “a psychological condition in need of care, not a category of persons in need of special legal protection”
The beauty of our Constitution is that it protects the rights of ALL Americans. It allows people of different views, different values, and different faiths to live together with a culture of tolerance, not exclusion.
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#PrideMonth #AbolishTheRegistry Fact 2:

Many are aware of the Sex Offender Registry in the US, and many are led to believe that it keeps them safe - A lie used to militarize police.

But who is on the registry?

What if I told you it was more than 89,000 kids?

Let's explore...>
#PrideMonth #AbolishTheRegistry Fact 2 p2:

Yeah, that's right, the US has registered more than 89,000 children as sex offenders; many for being in consensual relationships with other kids their age.

But it doesn't stop there.

In fact, the US SO Registry is 25.8% juveniles.
#PrideMonth #AbolishTheRegistry Fact 2 p3:

"But I thought the sex offender registry was supposed to PROTECT children."

Actually, there's a higher chance your child will end up on the registry for a harmless act than they are at risk of being harmed by a registered offender.
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Thread: Botticelli (c1445-1510) was one of the great masters of the Early Renaissance. His paintings have been treasured for their serene beauty, their lyrical lines & distilled composition. Let’s take a look at his work.
As a Florentine artist his main patronage would be from the church & private devotional images. The latter were popular & with just cause. Virgin & Child with Angels & St John the Baptist (1465-70), Madonna of the Rosegarden (1469-70) & Virgin & Child (1475-85)
Have a look at my project to make contemporary art more accessible:
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Pierre Seel’s mother made this small memento out of a toy and her wedding veil while her son was imprisoned. In 1941, Pierre was arrested, tortured, and sent to a concentration camp in Alsace, France, for being a gay man. 1/5
His six-month imprisonment in the Schirmeck-Vorbrüch camp was one of hunger, hard labor, and brutal beatings. On one occasion, he was forced to watch as the SS used their dogs to kill Jo, his teenage sweetheart. 2/5
For the rest of Pierre’s life, he carried physical and emotional wounds that never healed. After he returned home, the only person in his family who was willing to hear about his time in the camp was his mother. 3/5
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#PrideMonth #AbolishTheRegistry Fact 1:

The vast majority of sex offences in the US are non-repetitive, and sex crimes have the lowest rates of recidivism.

The Mercado and colleagues 2013 study showed that only 5% of convicted offenders committed a new sex crime in 6.5 years.
#PrideMonth #AbolishTheRegistry Fact 1 p2:

Since the Registry opens a great potential for new felonies (specific to SOs) such as "failure to register", "loitering in a protected area", and "contact with another offender", general recidivism for SOs is forced higher.
#PrideMonth #AbolishTheRegistry Fact 1 p3:

This coupled with the fact that offenders on the registry are more likely to be denied housing and work can make crime the only avenue for survival.

These struggles push the general (non-sex crime) recidivism rate for SOs to 28%.
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There are 50 days until #WITMonth begins! And since of course recognizing #womenintranslation should not be a fixture of August alone, this thread will feature one woman writer from around the world for the next 50 days!
#WITMonth Countdown Day 50: Trifonia Melibea Obono from Equatorial Guinea, translated from Spanish by @lawrenceschimel! LA BASTARDA is a great choice for #PrideMonth as well, a slim novella that more than carries its weight.
#WITMonth Countdown Day 49: Rania Mamoun is a Sudanese writer and journalist, whose THIRTEEN MONTHS OF SUNRISE was recently translated from Arabic into English by @lissiejaquette!

(Photo credit: @commapress)
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Who is "Tracy Shaw" who started the @SafeSchools_UK transphobic pressure group? Well for some reason she is using her maiden name, not her given name to spread her transphobia and smear @MunroeBergdorf #TERFLEAKS
@SafeSchools_UK @MunroeBergdorf Well, Tracey Gardner wrote the "open letter" to @PeterWanless in her married name. So why is she trying to hide, and what safeguarding experience does she have. What education experience does she have. What experience with trans people does she have ... (Spoiler: Not much)
@SafeSchools_UK @MunroeBergdorf @PeterWanless She does however have a lot of experience spreading the transphobic hate from groups like "Fair Play for Women" on Facebook. Cosying up to Posie Parker who is busy hoping Lily Madigan gets beaten up. Liking appalling posts comparing trans people to date rape drugs...
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It’s #Monday, I’m boozing it up at a 4 seat bar, the #barkeep is a long pourer, and I’m all fucking set if I get something stuck between my teeth.👇🙃 #RandomThoughts #drinking #OutAndAbout
Shooting the shit with a friend, she’s proud to be doing well with her plants - unusual for her.

The key was a #video explaining the benefits of pruning.

She needs REASONS. She got them.

Apparently, pruning in a particular manner stimulates growth hormones.
Of course, this led to me initiating a discussion about the #movie I just watched on Hulu, called “The German Doctor.”

The main character was Josef Mengele. #ThisHappened

People, this is why I’m known in my circles as “The Black Hole Of Conversation.” SMTH
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We’re proud to be featured as one of @Glassdoor’s picks for, “Amazing Companies That Champion #LGBTQ Equality.”…

#companieshiring #diversity #inclusion #jobs #careers #CIA #Pride
From @Glassdoor: CIA has a dedicated Agency Resource Group – ANGLE (Agency Network for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Officers & Allies) – w/100s of members, including allies & senior champions. It's one of the longest-standing employee resource groups in the IC.

Whether you identify as #LGBTQ or are an ally that wants to work for an inclusive organization, we encourage you to explore #career opportunities at CIA & apply today!

#Pride #PrideMonth
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It’s #PrideMonth & not too long ago, I finally watched the infamous 1980 CBS anti-gay propaganda documentary/report “Gay Power, Gay Politics.”
I didn't know much about it except what I had read on Wikipedia. In it, CBS tried to scare straight people & portray San Francisco’s LGBTQ community in as shocking (to straight people) a way as possible.
“Gay Power, Gay Politics" made it seem as if San Francisco’s queer community was politically working behind the scenes to take power & force a decadent homosexual lifestyle on straight people & especially on their children.
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Can anyone tell me why POTUS Trump should have allowed a #PrideMonth flag to fly at ANY U.S. embassies???!

🌈 flags represent a preference / lifestyle... they do not represent a nation, nation-state or state.

And before ANYONE tries to accuse me of being a bigot, let me cut you off at the pass... I don’t give one rats A$$ who you choose to love or be with... it’s fine by me!

But there are limits to what our uniform code of conduct should be on official buildings.
In fact, I would argue that I am 100% in support of anti-discrimination against ANY person or persons. Period.

But FFS... come on. Just because you can’t fly a particular banner at our official embassies doesn’t mean the world is out to get you. Mmmmk MSNBC / CNN?
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It has been deeply disappointing to me during this first week of #PrideMonth that so few of you have RT'd news and history pieces I have posted--mine and others'--about this historic 50th anniversary of our #LGBTQ civil rights movement.
The best way to show you're an ally is to amplify oppressed voices.
#PrideMonth is a great time to fly your rainbow ally colors. The work I have done in the past few weeks, writing and researching all these history pieces, has been incredibly hard and emotional work.
It's disheartening that along with not having equal rights in our society, we are so easily ignored by our str8 family and friends during this most critically important #PrideMonth when hate crimes against us are on the rise due to Trump's policies and rhetoric.
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Karl Gorath was just 26 when his jealous lover denounced him as a gay man. He spent years in the concentration camp system until he was liberated from Auschwitz in 1945. But after liberation, he faced another set of difficulties. 1/5
West Germany used the Nazi version of Paragraph 175, the law criminalizing homosexuality, for decades after the war. Under that law, Karl was arrested again in the 1950s. 2/5
At his trial, Karl realized that he recognized the judge. The judge sentencing him to jail that day was the same man who had sent him to a concentration camp in the 1930s, for the same "crime." 3/5
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