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    Calling All Transgender/Agender/Nonbinary Folks

    slightly-oblivvyous:

    This semester I’m participating in a Gender Studies course at my university, and I’m looking to do a bit of research on how we define “gender” in modern Euro-American society.

    As a cis lady, I haven’t spent much time considering what my gender means to me. I don’t know why I feel female, or if I would still feel female if my body were male. And as a cis person, I can’t know that; I could only speculate. But why speculate when I could come to the source?

    Here’s where you come in. I want to hear your stories, learn how you define “gender” and what your gender (or lack thereof) means to you.

    Willing to help me out? Click below for the details. Not so sure? Please signal boost - more input means more information means a clearer understanding for me and my fellow students.

    Read More

    (via nbconfession)

    — 1 month ago with 66 notes
    #signal boost  #not a submission  #queue 
    No Bail Granted To Marissa Alexander - What Now? →

    so-treu:

    witchsistah:

    freemarissanow:

    What now?  We carry on!  We’ve got a lot to do to free Marissa Alexander.  She has a re-trial coming up in March that will cost $250,000!  The Freedom Fundraiser for the Marissa Alexander Legal Defense Fund got a big push and some new donors over the weekend! We want to see this fundraiser reach $20,000 by the end of the year.  We can do this!  We need individual donations and organized community fundraisers.  DONATE NOW!

    tiny.cc/freedomfundraiser

    SIGNAL BOOST!

    god fucking dammit

    (via activistaabsentee)

    — 4 months ago with 2307 notes
    #signal boost  #queue 
    Are you an artist? Are you not a straight white guy? Would you like to talk creating, media representation, audience engagement, etc. on Twitter?

    eshusplayground:

    eshusplayground:

    eshusplayground:

    eshusplayground:

    thisblackwitch:

    eshusplayground:

    What’s your availability for next Sunday evening (8pm EST) and/or Monday afternoon (after noon EST)?

    Tagging poc_creators because highly relevant.

    Whatcha need? :3

    I wanna do a Twitter conversation where we talk about what we’re working on, creating, art, media representation, audience engagement, and other fun stuff.

    The idea is to get creators, arts administrators, cultural critics and audiences together to talk about these things from the ground up, as it were.

    So many of us are clamoring for stories and art that truly reflects us, but it’s rare to really sit down and talk with the people who are making the stuff people say they want but who may not have mainstream exposure.

    It’s a way of getting us all in the same room, so to speak.

    Preliminary notes thus far.

    WHY DO THIS

    Create a digital community that energizes underrepresented artists, audience members, critics, and administrators to connect, collaborate, and create.

    BIG PICTURE

    A grassroots movement of artists, audience members, critics, and administrators working outside the system to create and support art that represents those of us who don’t fit the white, straight, middle-class mold.

    WHAT TO GET OUT OF IT

    1. Personal leadership identity
    2. New and stronger relationships
    3. Continued conversation and collaboration beyond the event

    WHO CAN COME

    • Artists: people who make stuff
    • Audience: people who go to stuff
    • Critics: people who analyze and evaluate stuff
    • Administrators: people who work for organizations that make/present/promote stuff
    • Not rigid categories or roles (that’s on purpose); people can be more than one thing

    STRUCTURE

    1. Not a panel!
    2. No experts sharing divine knowledge
    3. Facilitated conversation with everyone present
    4. Not a workshop!
    5. Not Screenwriting 101 or Drawing for Dummies
    6. Raising questions to the group and watching/listening to answers and helping conversation move forward

    THINGS TO DO

    1. Share and evolve our collective knowledge and wisdom
    2. Facilitate relationship-building among artists, audiences, critics, and administrators
    3. Explore social media as a means of facilitating vital conversations and organizing
    4. Examine challenges and opportunities for representation in the arts
    5. Identify ways to show leadership no matter who and where we are

    STUFF TO TALK ABOUT

    • Current and future projects
    • Representation
    • Audience engagement
    • Organizing
    • Intersectionality

    This thing still needs a hashtag so people can find us and join in.

    I’ll probably post this over on the Crossroads Theatre Project Facebook page (which you should like, BTW)

    And now I put this on my theatre blog with a few more practical details like where and when it’s gonna be. Go me.

    Calling it #diverseartstalk

    Unfortunately, getting too creative would have backfired.

    (via poc-creators)

    — 5 months ago with 184 notes
    #signal boost 
    evilhasnever:

tflatte:

gokuma:

luciditydream:

fandomsandfeminism:

juvjuvychan:

junebugjive:

persiflet:

2spooky-agaywithwords:

As the marketing machine for the Ender’s Game movie ramps up (like you, I saw several commercials during some of my favorite shows this week), LGBT advocates such as the group Geeks Out are urging you to Skip Ender’s Game because it the invention of a bigoted anti-LGBT advocate and racist who has used the money he made off the story to spread hate and intolerance.
Reblog. Spread the word.

they’re even organizing awesome parties to go to instead! 

I’m not saying you guys shouldn’t see this movie but seriously please don’t see this movie.

If you wanna see the movie THAT BADLY (I’ll admit even without the writer being a horrible human being I have little to no interest in seeing it) just torrent or download it.  Seriously, don’t give this guy any more money to further spread his bigoted influence

There’s better scifi out there to enjoy than Ender’s Game (stuff that isn’t, ya know, produced by bigots.) 

it’s really important to me that people boycott this movie because there is a very good chance that money from it will be used to harm me personally and all of my LGBT friends and siblings
if you want to see it please at the very least do not give your money to it & download online
people intentionally hurt me frequently and i do not like the idea of others unintentionally giving their money to my oppression so if my followers could reblog this to get the word out that would be cool

I’ve read the book before I knew anything about the author. The book is great. But now, knowing about the authors worldview, I’m gonna skip the movie (and won’t buy any of his books)

I got super frustrated last week arguing with someone over why I’d boycott this movie because of Card’s beliefs. Definitely not paying any money to see it.

Important. I didn’t know anything and was going to see it, glad I read this in time. 

    evilhasnever:

    tflatte:

    gokuma:

    luciditydream:

    fandomsandfeminism:

    juvjuvychan:

    junebugjive:

    persiflet:

    2spooky-agaywithwords:

    As the marketing machine for the Ender’s Game movie ramps up (like you, I saw several commercials during some of my favorite shows this week), LGBT advocates such as the group Geeks Out are urging you to Skip Ender’s Game because it the invention of a bigoted anti-LGBT advocate and racist who has used the money he made off the story to spread hate and intolerance.

    Reblog. Spread the word.

    they’re even organizing awesome parties to go to instead! 

    I’m not saying you guys shouldn’t see this movie but seriously please don’t see this movie.

    If you wanna see the movie THAT BADLY (I’ll admit even without the writer being a horrible human being I have little to no interest in seeing it) just torrent or download it.  Seriously, don’t give this guy any more money to further spread his bigoted influence

    There’s better scifi out there to enjoy than Ender’s Game (stuff that isn’t, ya know, produced by bigots.) 

    it’s really important to me that people boycott this movie because there is a very good chance that money from it will be used to harm me personally and all of my LGBT friends and siblings

    if you want to see it please at the very least do not give your money to it & download online

    people intentionally hurt me frequently and i do not like the idea of others unintentionally giving their money to my oppression so if my followers could reblog this to get the word out that would be cool

    I’ve read the book before I knew anything about the author. The book is great. But now, knowing about the authors worldview, I’m gonna skip the movie (and won’t buy any of his books)

    I got super frustrated last week arguing with someone over why I’d boycott this movie because of Card’s beliefs. Definitely not paying any money to see it.

    Important. I didn’t know anything and was going to see it, glad I read this in time. 

    (via descomic)

    — 5 months ago with 11332 notes
    #important  #signal boost  #ender's game  #queue 
    Bisexual Books: I need everyone to stop scrolling for a minute and read this →

    bialogue-group:

    bisexual-books:

    Once upon a time there was a guy and his name is Ivo Widlak.  Ivo came to Chicago from Poland and decided he liked it here.   Ivo is bisexual and he works as a journalist exposing corruption in the Polish American community here in the US and back in his homeland.   And he met another bisexual and married her.

    And instead of living happily ever after, INS started investigating him and mysteriously loosing his paperwork then finally accusing him of having a fraudulent marriage because he’s really gay and looking for a green card.  

    This bullshit makes me so angry. Like rage-stabbity angry. In the words of Patrick Richards Fink"Erasing Widlak’s bisexuality and then using that erasure as grounds to break up a marriage is institutionalized biphobia, and has to end."

    Please take a moment to read Ivo’s story and sign his petition.   He has another hearing coming up in December 2013, and he needs all the support he can get.   

    - Sarah

    We need all American Citizens who believe in Marriage Equality and Journalistic Integrity to first Sign This Petition and then Reblog it. Thank you

    (via projectqueer)

    — 5 months ago with 586 notes
    #Chicago  #bisexual  #bisexuality  #LGBT  #journalism  #immigration  #Ivo Widlak  #signal boost  #action alert  #human rights  #immigration reform  #queue 
    Transgender university student starts gender-neutral '€˜frarority' →

    projectqueer:

    BY ERIN HIGGINS

    Chapman University student Addie Vincent had hoped that she would be the first transgender woman to be initiated into a sorority within her college’s Greek system. But things changed after she was cut from the process after the second day of rush. With many friends involved in the Greek life at Chapman, Vincent felt confident about her chances. But when she learned she would be unable to fulfill her dream of joining a sisterhood, Vincent was crushed.

    She now plans to start a chapter of Theta Pi Sigma: Chapman University’s first gender-neutral all-inclusive “frarority.” The frarority will be open to students of all background, including: gender, sex, gender expression, and sexual orientation, with a colonization goal of Spring 2014.  GoFundMe account has been set up to help Theta Pi Sigma achieve its financial needs. Vincent has currently raised $470 of the $2,000 goal.

    Read more at dot429.com

    — 5 months ago with 2467 notes
    #chapman university  #education  #trans*  #transgender  #gender-neutral  #gender non-conforming  #genderqueer  #signal boost  #action alert  #fundraising  #OH MY GOD  #screaming 
    peuplesvisibles:

RCMP descends on Mi’kmaq-led anti-fracking blockade

"RCMP officers moved in early Thursday morning to enforce an injunction against a Mi’kmaq-led barricade that has trapped exploration vehicles belonging to a Houston-based firm conducting shale gas exploration in New Brunswick.
An eye-witness who left the barricade after police moved in said a Molotov cocktail was thrown and that some warriors claimed they were “willing to die” holding the line. The eye-witness also said the RCMP officers moved in with guns drawn.
Miles Howe, a journalist with Media Co-op, also said in a Facebook posting that Molotov cocktails had been thrown at police and that rubber bullets had been fired in the surrounding woods. (…)”

(APTN News - 17/10/2013)

    peuplesvisibles:

    RCMP descends on Mi’kmaq-led anti-fracking blockade

    "RCMP officers moved in early Thursday morning to enforce an injunction against a Mi’kmaq-led barricade that has trapped exploration vehicles belonging to a Houston-based firm conducting shale gas exploration in New Brunswick.

    An eye-witness who left the barricade after police moved in said a Molotov cocktail was thrown and that some warriors claimed they were “willing to die” holding the line. The eye-witness also said the RCMP officers moved in with guns drawn.

    Miles Howe, a journalist with Media Co-op, also said in a Facebook posting that Molotov cocktails had been thrown at police and that rubber bullets had been fired in the surrounding woods. (…)”

    (APTN News - 17/10/2013)

    (via descomic)

    — 6 months ago with 368 notes
    #lo reblogs current events  #signal boost 
    wethinkwedream:

taurus-rose:


Saw this on facebook this morning: 
“So this is what happened right now. Taken this morning from Surabaya Zoo, East Java, Indonesia. Horrible. A living hell. They eat plastics just to stay alive. Please share this, Save Surabaya Zoo. Nobody cares but us who speak for the unspoken! The world must know!”
I found a petition to close the zoo down:
http://www.change.org/petitions/dr-susilo-bambang-yudhoyono-close-surabaya-zoo







SIGNAL BOOST THIS SHIT

    wethinkwedream:

    taurus-rose:

    Saw this on facebook this morning: 

    So this is what happened right now. Taken this morning from Surabaya Zoo, East Java, Indonesia. Horrible. A living hell. They eat plastics just to stay alive. Please share this, Save Surabaya Zoo. Nobody cares but us who speak for the unspoken! The world must know!”

    I found a petition to close the zoo down:

    http://www.change.org/petitions/dr-susilo-bambang-yudhoyono-close-surabaya-zoo

    SIGNAL BOOST THIS SHIT

    (via gopherfrog)

    — 9 months ago with 34367 notes
    #SIGNAL BOOST 

    cosplayresources:

    fluffysparkles:

    A friend sent me this:

    This is Ryan Kopf. He is the head of multiple anime conventions under the company name Chrono, LLC. This includes Anime Zap, Anime-zing!, Anime-SPARK!, AniMinneapolis, Meta Con, Domo Con, and Anime Midwest. In addition to being shady, underhanded, and a jerk in general, he is also a confirmed rapist. Attached is the actual police report, documenting the incident.

    I urge you to raise awareness in any way you can. Forward this. Post its contents to Facebook, Tumblr, or whatever you use. The number of staff resigning from service of Chrono, LLC is already exponential, with one key demand for their return: Ryan Kopf must be removed from his position of power. Even guests have backed out, upon gaining the knowledge of Ryan’s reputation.

    Ryan has gone to extreme lengths to cover this rape case up, even blacklisting people from his conventions for bringing it up. These are not the actions of an innocent man. These are the actions of someone who is trying desperately to hide something. 

    He cannot stop knowledge from spreading. He cannot stop awareness from bring raised. He cannot stop the future.

    You— We— The people, whether you’re a con-goer or just someone who detests rapists, can make a difference. But only if we act. Now.

    Signal boost for mid-west convention goers

    (via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

    — 9 months ago with 10727 notes
    #signal boost  #anime con  #queue 
    TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly →

    yaflash:

    Okay Tumblr friends, this is important. A friend of mine is helping out with a Kickstarter campaign for an absolutely fabulous project that is all about creating one of the first (possibly THE first) academic journal on transgender studies. This is a big deal. Their first few planned issues are listed, and they’re exploring things like intersectionality, colonialism, trans* media, and more. Many of the staff on the project (including the founders) are trans* or genderqueer.

    They’re trying to raise $20K, which is a totally doable Kickstarter goal. We have 30 days. Let’s help them make it happen. Go!

    (via cisprivilege)

    — 11 months ago with 188 notes
    #trans lit  #transgender  #academia  #signal boost  #queue