Looking over past posts from my previous home, I seem to have dedicated quite a few bytes to #art events in #Dallas, how to be a #queer #volunteer, #voting in local #elections, plus contemporary #Latino #food and culture.
So, you may see more of that in this space, plus long sentences, Oxford commas, and #AllTheHashTags.
3912 Cedar Springs
Dec 8, 7pm-10pm
Can’t drop your guard, 2 of 2:
We’ve survived this nonsense before, we’ll do it again, and we’ll just have to re-educate all the shop owners.
Can’t drop your guard, 1 of 2:
Five years after we kicked them out of our #gayborhood and hipped local merchants to their rep, a new store manager just let a Salvation Army bell ringer solicit outside his shop —right out where our more gentle, wounded souls can get re-traumatized.
“Yo Nena”, el cuento verdadero de una niñita #transgénera qué sabía que era niña desde que podía hablar. En este día en que nos acordamos de la tragedia, men encantó oír una historia que me da esperanza para el futuro. Viva Luana.
My 15yo kid just came out to me tonight as trans male. In order to be more supportive, I would really like some feedback from other trans folks on how to assist or better understand this process, especially on how that works today vs 30 years ago.
Caveat- I had a parent who is trans, but this isn't the same kind of relationship. I would actually be assisting my minor child in this change, so that makes me a more active participant in the process.
Feel free to boost. #trans
I don’t mind.
#Dallas-specific #voting information
FYI, the poll workers are still getting the hang of this year’s new #ballot technology.
I know it seems like such a small thing, but after paying to maintain many of our city’s Civil-Rights-era Civil War monuments, one of which stared down at me for decades, I’m really going to enjoy having publicly-funded #rainbow crosswalks in the middle of the #Dallas #gayborhood.
The next time I need to meditate on something beautiful, I’m going to revisit these #photos:
“Lavish Portraits by Lakin Ogunbanwo Document the Contemporary Traditions of #Nigerian Brides”
I've seen my share of regional differences in #DayoftheDead observances. Until recently, I'd never known one to include a parade. The last time I was in #Merida on that day, the central square was one big celebration of #Mayan culture; A guy started parading a skull around the square; It was quickly discouraged. Now I've learned #Mexico City has been sponsoring #DiaDeLosMuertos parades for the past few years. Maybe that's why #Dallas is now giving it a try.
#Dallas-Specific #Voting Information
Monday Oct 7 is the last day to register to #vote if you want your voice heard in the upcoming #election on Tuesday Nov 5. Details: https://www.dallascountyvotes.org/event/constitutional-amendment-election-2/
Avoid election-day drama. Early voting runs Monday, Oct 21 - Friday, Nov 1. Details: https://www.dallascountyvotes.org/early-voting-information/
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