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
Ecuador, protests, police
From my understanding, current president Lenin Moreno recently ended some type of gas subsidies and made a major IMF deal at the expense of large swaths of natural areas and indigenous peoples. The protests started with disaffected taxi and bus drivers, and led to a large influx of indigenous workers into the capital city of Quito, where they were met with police and military forces who have spent days tear gassing crowds. What started as nonviolent protests turned into a much more destructive demonstration after ex-president Correa (now living in Belgium to escape persecution and who sold large tracts of the Amazon to China for mining) called for a coup and many more non-indigenous properties showed up.
Here are a couple visuals from this weekend:
If you don't know how to stop a tank - stop a tank factory.
Or one of hundreds of other institutions we collected on this map. They are all supporting and benefiting from the mass murder of the people of #Rojava !
Calling all fediverse friends...
Let's help this tribal community in South Dakota that is being deliberately ignored by the US National Guard during our climate emergency!
Most of the community has been literally underwater for 6 months... and now the snow is here.
After unprecedented flooding that tainted their water supply (E Coli, molds and more).
Blankets, towels, boots, personal hygiene products, water filters... these are not unreasonable requests, and I'm sure anything can help. Listen to the whole podcast about what's going on via the link above.
@LuigiEsq every toot should come with three pages of endnotes detailing the origins of the post and its many possible interpretations when put in conversation with other posts
#OnThisDay (October 13), 1962, Georgina Turtle married Christopher Somerset in England. This photo isn't superficially unique, but it's interesting to me given that this wedding happened 8 years before the legal ruling in the April Ashley case that effectively made legal heterosexual marriage impossible for transsexuals in UK. Turtle's marriage was, as far as I can tell, unaffected by the ruling.
More about Turtle (brief mention of rape):
some tenets of the Reform Gamer movement:
• every player deserves a voice in their games, regardless of skill level or how much time they’ve invested
• people play games for different reasons and they are all valid as long as no player is harmed
• representation matters
• we must take steps to address the racism, classism, misogyny, antisemitism, queerphobia, and White Supremacy problems in gaming, including player base and developers
@Sapphicgiraffic oh, also ableism and accessibility problems in gaming. those are huge too.
Normalize quitting things. It could be school, work, relationships, hobbies, or pretty much anything.
Quitting is often thought of as inherently negative; nobody wants to be called a "quitter". But there are plenty of situations where not only is it reasonable, it's the *best* course of action.
You can drop out college or switch majors when you don't care about the thing you're studying. You can end a relationship when it becomes toxic. You can stop playing a game that you don't enjoy.
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