June is #AfricanAmericanMusicAppreciationMonth (also called #BlackMusicAppreciationMonth) AND #PrideMonth! In honor of that, this thread will highlight Black American trans musicians, featuring one person per day this month.
Additional criteria: needs at least two songs available to listen to somewhere online (so Delisa Newton isn't eligible).
gendertrash is, imo, p̶o̶s̶s̶i̶b̶l̶y̶ the best literature to ever exist
December 1 is World AIDS Day
here are some historical archives and such you might find interesting:
ACT UP Oral History Project -
AIDS Education Posters Collection -
(source for image below:
helpful starter links for researching trans history
Digital Transgender Archive
and its affiliates
"Queer Portraits in History"
Making Gay History (despite the name has many episodes on non-gay queer people as well, including non-gay trans people)
Making Queer History
everyone please look at this, it's very important and making me cry
#OnThisDay (June 18), 1973, TVIC Newsletter Vol. 2 No. 18 was published, with a photo of some of TVIC's members on p. 3.
Katey Red is one of the first out trans musicians in the bounce genre.
She's on spotify:
Do you enjoy following someone's own posts, but they boost a lot of stuff you don't care about?
Did you know you can just mute their boosts without muting their posts?
1. Go to their profile page
2. Click on the menu button (the three dots in a column)
3. Click on "Hide boosts from..."
(Note: this only works with Mastodon accounts.)
Meta, admin tools
It’d be nice if the report feature would send an automated reply to the reporter when action was taken. Like “the user you reported has been suspended.” OR if there was a checkbox under “add note” to cc: reporter with the note’s text. We used to DM everyone when we resolved reports, but now there’s too many, and since reports get buried with pertinent info removed after suspending, its extremely cumbersome to do it by hand.
I’d put this on github but I’ve given up on masto dev.
Her music is on soundcloud:
Juliana Huxtable is a multidisciplinary artist (poet, DJ, performer, musician...) whose music is super cool & super hard to describe.
If you want to be an ally to a marginalized group (e.g. queer people, people of colour, or women), but your support is conditional on every member of that group being perfect and above reproach, you are not an ally
People get stuff wrong; people get emotional—especially in cases of injustice
If your allyship can't survive that, you are not an ally
leftism, power structures
okay so i don't talk about theory because personally i think unless you're saying something new or educating people you're just circle jerking with people who agree with you
that said, i remember a take going around the fedi a little while ago and it's been on the back-burner of my mind since the basic gist of the post was an anecdote meant to illustrate that not all bosses are bad. i think that at first glance most people would agree with this post, not every single person with the title boss is a terrible person right? Wrong. or rather, completely arbitrary.
at the end of the day bosses are just a microcosm of the macrocosm that is capitalism. everyone works so the boss can make a living wage while they barely scrape by. it's not about morality, it's about the material reality we live in and abolishing the position entirely.
i think it's probably easier to humanize the position (not person) when your whole life isn't pay-check to pay-check
leftism, power structures
and that's where my second point is going. maybe privileged white people who just acquainted themselves with theory shouldn't be the ones handed the microphone? maybe people who have to skip meals to make rent should?
watching youtube videos doesn't make you a good leftist. organizing, working with your community, and self-crit are what make you a good leftist. obviously it's not intentional, but handing off a microphone to someone who disagrees with a very fundamental leftist idea because of a blatant misunderstanding on their part is dangerous imo.
like i could be devil's advocate and make the same argument about how not all cops are bad as individuals but that's the most arbitrary argument ever when you look at material reality resulting from police
you need to integrate these radical ideas into your very being before you hop on a podium trying to preach to people. yes i recognize the irony in what i just said but that's beside the point.
Honey Dijon is a DJ & multi-genre musician.
She's on spotify, youtube, & soundcloud:
Here is a long thread on keeping moss as a houseplant that I pulled off my twitter, wrapped up as a blog post - so now you can read about practical moss gardening without having to visit that website :>
real talk i spent like 3/4ths of my university career doing nothing but writing scholarship essays so i could actually afford to get my black ass through school and i'm now a master at them so if you're looking for help with writing one of those and are a minority (POC, LGBTQ+, etc) hit me up and i can help you out
i have noticed, in my studies, trans people being more likely to have a cat than dog... wanting to loosely test this idea...
trans people: tell me about your pets! (pictures welcome but optional)
do u have a cat? multiple cats? do you consider yourself to be a "cat person"? do u have a dog? multiple dogs? do you consider yourself to be a "dog person"? do u have both cats & dogs? some other animal(s)?
do u KNOW what i would give to have this full collection digitized & freely available in full resolution???
he/him | minor | anarchist | ask me about #TransHistory!
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