death (non-COVID), mental health (-)
Feeling like I have both a lot to say and no way to say it, lately. Words keep escaping me
My grandfather died in late November--expected, not from COVID (he'd been dxed with congestive heart failure months back). And it was a good death, of a good man who lived a long and happy life, so it was well, as these things go.
But grief is still a thing even in the best instances of death, and it's been hard to engage with things in the intervening couple of weeks.
If you're upset about the Keira Bell case and have some spare cash, throw a few quid at the Good Law Project, who are helping a 14yo trans boy against the NHS in court over the criminally long GIC waiting lists.
If you don't have spare cash, maybe a boöste?
world aids day is today
please take a moment today to remember the huge loss we’ve suffered to the aids epidemic, especially to the queer community.
also remember “the epidemic” isn’t over, people are still dying of aids, but it’s largely due to poverty/lack of medical access and stigma/being afraid to reach out for help. HIV is treatable now and those deaths are preventable. end the stigma, talk about HIV/AIDS, get tested if you’re at risk and encourage others to do the same.
emigration fundraiser, boosts+
As we have mentioned before, @lilletale and I are going to move in together before Christmas. Now, it turns out that stuffing your household into a van and getting that van across a sea is a rather costly thing to do, therefore we would much appreciate any support we can get to make a good and healthy home together where we can thrive and pay it forward. Any amount helps.
the murder of Sheku Bayoh by police in Scotland
an update: there is to be a full reinvestigation of the case:
trans, UK, GRA inquiry reminder
Just to note that the Women & Equalities Committee's call for evidence on the proposed GRA reform (such as it is) closes this Friday, Nov 27:
Mermaids has a handy summary of the questions and issues:
info request re changing name and gender marker in the uk, boost please!
hello!!! i am attempting a big project and would appreciate some input. i'm trying to cover the process of changing your name and gender marker with as many UK organisations as possible so if you've done this with for example, a bank/card provider, insurance company, utilities provider or on your vehicle log book, or anything else you can think of, and you can decribe the process to me, i would LOVE that! [cont. below]
colonizers don't get to make jokes about americans spreading plague as a thanksgiving tradition. i have no clue why you'd think its chill to make genocide jokes, especially at a time where indigenous populations on reservations are being decimated by C19.
give money to indigenous people and amplify their voices instead.
Asking for help, boosts welcomed! 35th B-day edition
Hi! It's my b-day today and it's been very sad for a great number of reasons, along with the whole year...
IF YOU CAN, would you donate something to my physiotherapy fund at: https://ko-fi.com/eloisa pretty please?
Every cent helps help and is very welcome + appreciated! <3
I also have some tools for physio on my wishlist at: https://www.amazon.es/hz/wishlist/ls/1YB3XXRK5TWH1
Thank you very much!
Today is Trans Day of Remembrance (#TDoR2020). And we see again a rise in numbers. The pandemic isn't helping with that neither, and the political situation shifted towards less protection and recognition of trans people in several European countries in the last year, resulting in more open and directed hate and violence against especially trans women and trans femmes.
Take care of yourself, do something good for you. Sending hugs for those wanting and needing them
If you are LGBTQ+, aged 18-60, and live in the UK, researchers at Birkbeck are very keen to hear about your experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.
I just did this and it's fairly involved but you can skip any questions you don't like. I found it really interesting to think about some of this stuff, actually. You can ask to see the summary when their study is done and know that you helped do a science.
You can sign up and make your voice heard at https://bit.ly/LGBTQ-lockdown-experiences
URGENT crowdfunding, due 11/20
Nallely is a Latina facing homelessness in RI. She has found a potential place to live, but if she doesn’t pay $2000 by Friday 11/20 she’ll lose her spot.
Please boost. The minimum donation on Gofundme is $5.
extreme cop violence, racism, medical racism, transphobia, just the whole fucking gauntlet
she needs an attorney because that's the only person they're legally required to allow in to visit her https://www.gofundme.com/f/legal-help-for-chanel-hines
I can't stop being fucking angry about this, I can't stop crying, when will this fucking nightmare end
ME / cfs, Good News, UK
Fatigue syndrome exercise therapy loses Nice recommendation | ME / Chronic fatigue syndrome | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/nov/10/fatigue-syndrome-exercise-therapy-loses-nice-recommendation
Paige. US Midwesterner in Scotland; geek into social justice. (As ever, I'm that @rhiannonrevolts from stuff.)
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