Let kids be kids:
- who can grow up feeling safe and accepted for who they are.
- Who can look to adults to protect them from physical and emotional harm when necessary.
- Who feel their lives are precious and worth living.
- Who know that human rights are for everyone and see that demonstrated every day.🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈
#TransRights #TransYouth #TransGender #2SLGBTQIA #HumanRights #DefendTransKids
Going to do some outside things today (chores) and I will be proudly wearing my grey/white t-shirt that says,
“Queer but not into bright colours”
Because the events of the past week still resonate, and will continue to resonate with me.
#2SLGBTQIA people exist and deserve to have basic human rights and freedoms.
Rallies held across the country to push back against hate
by Nick Seebruch via Rabble
#CdnPoli #2SLGBTQIA #TransRights #TransRightsAreHumanRights
Today, I went to a counter-protest to support the #2SLGBTQIA+ community in #Lethbridge, #Alberta. 🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈 We were counter-protesting the "1MillionMarch4Children". I made a point of dialoging with the protestors. I felt supported by the group of my co-workers from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Lethbridge Research and Development Centre, and by other members of SAGE Clan 🦅 and the FRINGE bicycle gang 🚴🏽who were there, too. At such counter-protests, I have such a sense of community!
@JILLSLASTWORD: A little #2SLGBTQIA+ JOY for your timeline! If there’s one thing you can be sure of when we show up, our communities are going to do it with LOVE in their hearts! #ProtectTransKids #ONPoli https://twitter.com/i/flow/login?redirect_after_login=%2Fi%2Fweb%2Fstatus%2F1704533765580550616 https://twitter.com/JILLSLASTWORD/status/1704533765580550616/video/1
I worked the frontline with homeless street youth for more than 5 years. By far the largest demographic were LGBTQ kids who had been forced out of their homes onto the streets by angry, intolerant abusive parents. Many identified as Trans. Too many died young before they found out someone loved them and cared about them.
#NoSpaceForHate #CDNPoli #ONPoli #2SLGBTQIA #TransRights
If you’re not disturbed by the anti-trans / anti #2SLGBTQIA protests happening across Canada today —- frankly, you’re either not paying attention or your privilege is showing.
I say it how it is - I mean what I say, that’s who I am.
I used to counter protest, I used to build movements… but now I’m too disabled to be there.
If you can, please go carry the banner for those of us that can’t. We. Are. Tired.
An elder disabled queer
Aka: Spicy B 🌶️ 🐝
Anti-trans protests happened on Sept 20 in almost every major city in Canada. It’s fucking terrifying, to be honest.
Hate doesn’t stop by itself. It has to BE stopped.
You can help in small and big ways: change your user photo to this, explain why to your family and friends, and go support the side of diversity & equality on Sept 20.
Look around your corner of the country and you’ll find the counter-protest. Stand with them.
March tomorrow (Sept 20) in support of #2SLGBTQAI+ communities!
✅️Meet at Barbara Hall Park.
✅️Marching to Queen's Park.
✊️Hate has no home in #Ontario!
Global News BC: B.C. human rights commissioner calls out anti-2SLGBTQIA+ rallies planned across Canada https://globalnews.ca/news/9971646/anti-lgbtq-rallies-opposed-bc-commissioner/ #globalnews #britishcolumbia #news #BCHumanRightsCommissioner #1MillionMarch4Children #SexualOrientation #Discrimination #KasariGovender #HumanRights #transrights #2SLGBTQIA+ #Education #Politics #hatred #LGBTQ #SOGI
@JILLSLASTWORD: I can't be there Wednesday but my staff will be representing and I know #TOStPauls is FULL of allies committed to #ProtectingTransKids! Let's show #2SLGBTQIA+ youth just how much they're LOVED!! #ONPoli https://twitter.com/The519/status/1702781590437294151
🥌 Ottawa's LGBTQ curling league Rainbow Rockers' 'Over the Rainbow Bonspiel' is in January this year, and registration opens October 14th! Mark your calendars, set your alarms, make sure you don't miss out! This is always an amazing event!
Teachers’ unions reject Ford’s anti-trans rhetoric
Two of Ontario’s largest teacher’s unions warn that Premier Doug Ford’s anti-2SLGBTQIA+ rhetoric will put students at risk.
by Nick Seebruch via Rabble
#CdnPoli #OnPoli #OnEd #2SLGBTQIA+ #Transphobia #OSSTF #ETFO #HumanRights #TransRightsAreHumanRights #FordCorruption
Norfolk County in Ontario is installing a 2nd “decorative crosswalk!” So decorative. I wonder why?
Their press release says their “rainbow crosswalk” was funded by donations, but I’m not sure why people donated?
It says this indicates they are “a community that welcomes everyone,” but I’m not sure who wouldn’t be welcome?
No mention of what the rainbow is there for. No mention of any 2SLGBTQIA+ terms, or even the word “different”. Feels weird.
The conservative attack on gay life
Right-wing forces have turned to using parental rights to obscure but reinitiate the fight against queer and trans lives
by Rinaldo Walcott via Canadian Dimension
#CdnPoli #UsPoli #2SLGBTQIA #LGBTQIAPlus #HumanRights
Petition to Pierre Poilievre not to introduce anti-trans legislation in Canada if the conservatives get in at the next election
Note for those who don’t know: trans teens cannot currently have surgery and no-one is advocating for them to have surgery. What the Tories want to ban is puberty blockers and counselling. Puberty blockers are reversible (and anyway detransitioning is incredibly rare).
You can bet that the Tories will roll back even the somewhat skimpy climate policies offered by Trudeau too.
Horrible. Potentially ten years in prison for the people *attending* a wedding.
CBC: More than 60 people are in jail in Nigeria in connection with an alleged gay wedding last week, which is illegal in the country, the police and their lawyer said on Monday. https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/nigeria-lgbtq-wedding-arrests-1.6956540
This is kind of wild: "Carefully consider whether you are comfortable visiting a destination where the laws and social customs affecting (LGBTQ+) people differ from those in Canada."
#2SLGBTQIA #LGBTQ #TravelAdvisory #TransRightsAreHumanRights #cdnPoli
🏳️⚧️ PROTECT TRANS CUTIES 🏳️⚧️
🏳️⚧️ Protect trans kids
🏳️⚧️ Protect trans women/trans femme creatures
🏳️⚧️ Protect trans men/trans masc creatures
🏳️⚧️ Protect nonbinary and gender-non-conforming creatures
Cis creatures, step up and be an ally, even when it's uncomfortable.
Trans creatures, keep being you. Never let disrespectful or closed-minded people dictate who you are. You are doing GREAT.
I'm going to my first ballroom events this week, Pride has finally kicked off here in Montreal and there is so much I want to do.
"Pose" opened a world to me that I wish I had known about in the 80s. Living in the here and now is challenging, to not get lost in what could have been. The truth is, best case scenario in some other timeline teen Lily made it to NYC with her best friends and found herself.
In this timeline it took me 49 years of life before I knew that I am & have always been a woman.
Now at 54, beginning my 5th year of HRT, I am having a moment. If you are a new egg and reading this you have a 1000 worries about what's next.
What's next is change, and choice. Taking control and making our own choices is one of the more subtle realities of this journey.
There are going to be so many moments in your future. In all of them be your authentic self if only for yourself.
I don't know what Montreal Ball culture holds for me, but I love the adventure. I hit a new plateau lately and I can't deny I am turning into a hottie, I love it!
After 38 years I have my high school best friends back in my life. 15 year old Lily learned everything about being a friend from these women. Talking to them every day again, now with the depth that we all want from each other...
These are significant and core friendships, picking up again with the comfort of sisters.
Living in the now doesn't discount the pain and sacrifice that not being myself inflicted. It's made things hurt a little less though.
There is only this moment, as you are reading this now. The past and the future are always illusory. Always at the edges, and forever relegated to your mind.
So, whatever terrible thing that's happening now, some fucking how it will pass, and so will time.
You will arrive at your own 1 of 1000 moments and infinitely many more to come. Where joy and happiness are all you know, I will be very grateful to see you there.
Leading with love, Living with joy
:trans_heart: :nd: :heart_pride:
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS:
In light of the hate-motivated attack in a gender studies class at U Waterloo this week, I've started a crowdsourced list of legal self-defense tools, classes, workshops, and de-escalation training throughout Canada.
Here it is: https://bit.ly/QTdefense
"Many of the ringleaders behind these protests are the same people recently involved in the #FreedomConvoy, #covid conspiracies and #antivaccine protests — many recently pivoted to anti-#2SLGBTQIA+ issues in only the last several months. The biggest names in the #Canadian far-right have pivoted to this issue,” https://pressprogress.ca/far-right-extremists-keep-targeting-canadian-schools-and-residential-areas-its-getting-out-of-control/
“As Pride begins, let us remember those who have acted to defend the #2SLGBTQIA+ community, and those who have remained complicit in their silence.” #Pride #NBPoli #ProtectTransKids
@parkermolloy as a public servant in #Canada, we would often say that #2SLGBTQIA+ people are an equity-deserving group of the public that we serve. That is, trans people are who we serve, if we serve the public. I know Canadian federal law or policies don't affect American politics *at all* but I often think about how things would be different in the USA for trans people if they had The Charter and laws against frivilous, vexatious, or abusive use of the law.
I have a couple of last min online spots left in my hybrid queer #embroidery circle workshop series starting next week, every Wed evening for 4 weeks.
Recently migrated from email@example.com
Location: Krestova, British Columbia, Canada 🇨🇦(Pacific Standard Time)
#HeavyMetal Maniac, #MyLittlePony fanatic and perennial weirdo. Proud #Cat uncle to one #FIV Male (Zen) and one Semi-Feral rescue Female (Cerium), and #Snake uncle to one female #BallPython (Cali/Snek).
Please don't DM me unless we know each other.
#Astronomy #Animals #Music #Photography #Nature #Comedy #Absurdist #Random #MentalHealth #2SLGBTQIA #BLM #ActuallyAutistic #NeuroDivergent #RecoveryPosse #SoberLife #AdoptDontShop #StevenUniverse #DevinTownsend #NeverConservative #FanFiction #AltText #Ace #Asexuality #Scrobbler
... and if you think this is an odd collection of hashtags... I guess you are right? 😉
Living in #Saskatchewan #Canada, I've been mostly surrounded by religious, cishet white folks my whole life. Twitter was where I was able to connect with so many ppl who weren't that. I loved it.
Coming here, I'm basically making it my mission to follow as many #2SLGBTQIA, #neurodivergent, #disabled, #POC, #indigenous, #atheist, #prochoice ppl (& anything else I don't normally encounter in this backwater province, like artists) as I possibly can. My timeline will be amazing. I'm so excited.
Brainstorming on some tags relevant to me, the stuff I work on, and this account... Here it goes for #FollowFriday: