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  • Baroness Nerak
    started a topic The LGBT Thread II

    The LGBT Thread II

    The other thread went south, so we needed a fresh start. So this thread is for the queer community to chat and support each other, much like the last. It is not only for them, of course.

    A couple notes:

    Questioning people's gender or sexuality is not okay. Conflating groups with posters here (which include every element of the "alphabet") of being child predators is not okay. The Mods are not in a good mood about this at the moment as it is a civil rights flashpoint at the time of this writing. You are advised to be circumspect in any critical posting of groups that post here. We are not lying in wait, but for a number of us this is our life.

    With that out of the way please by all means post.

  • TheCountAlucard
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    Oh, look, Brigham Young “University” recently seemed to have rescinded its anti-LGBT policy… and then “clarified” that they weren’t rescinding anything.

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  • TheCountAlucard
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    Originally posted by wyrdhamster View Post
    US County passed 'LGBT free zone' law, similar to those in Poland. Sorry USA community that your right took inspiration from our right. 😔 https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/...gbt-free-zone/
    Not quite - as you can see, it's actually been up since 1996, but even though the council didn't vote it down this week, they could vote on it again and shoot it down in two weeks. Or put it on the ballot and let the community vote on the matter in November.
    Last edited by TheCountAlucard; 03-06-2020, 01:16 PM.

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  • wyrdhamster
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    US County passed 'LGBT free zone' law, similar to those in Poland. Sorry USA community that your right took inspiration from our right. 😔 https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/...gbt-free-zone/

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  • wyrdhamster
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    Just got news that our far right orgs in Poland want a law for total ban of Pride Parades and Equality Marches in country! They started today campaign for it. People are saying chances for it to pass are low - but even start of this campaign is moving. And making me ssssooooo mad! 😤

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  • TheCountAlucard
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    Looks like South Dakota’s wanting to make their state very uncomfortable for LGBT people.

    Their HB-1057 prevents doctors from helping trans teens in the process of transitioning. HB-1162, on the other hand, limits access to sex education, making it both abstinence-only and opt-in. They passed a law prohibiting passing laws prohibiting LGBT discrimination or conversion therapy; and one that forces the state not to recognize the notion of being a gender different from the one assigned at birth. It also seems trying to challenge gay marriage in the hopes of bringing it back up for the now-majority-conservative Supreme Court.
    Last edited by TheCountAlucard; 02-07-2020, 03:46 AM.

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  • Baroness Nerak
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    Your Holigays Calendar for 2020
    (Note: These are dates relevant to myself or my partners. There are more I am just sharing my list)

    March 31st Transgender Day of Visibility
    April 26th Lesbian Day of Visibility
    May 17th International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
    May 24th Pan Visibility Day
    June 2rd Lesbian Pride Day
    June 3rd Bisexual Pride Day
    June 5th Pansexual Pride Day
    June 13th Transgender Female Pride Day
    September 23rdCelebrate Bisexuality Day
    October 8th International Lesbian Day
    October 11th National Coming Out Day
    October 15th Spirit Day* (Wear Purple to support LGBTQ Youth)
    November 1st Trans Parent Day* (For Transgender Parents and their kids, and/or Transgender Kids and their Parents)
    November 20th Transgender Day of Remembrance
    December 8th Pan Pride Day


    Days "Of Interest" To Goths and/or Gamers and/or Kinksters and/or other types, but are not LGBTQ
    January 17th International Fetish Day* (Wear Purple if you like Kink)
    March 4th International GM’s Day
    March 8th International Women’s Day
    April 9th Riot Grrrl Day
    April 25th International Table Top Gaming Day*
    May 22nd World Goth Day
    June 11th Polyamory Pride Day
    July 24th World BDSM Day (24/7)
    August 24th Sophie Lancaster Memorial Day
    August 26th Women’s Equality Day – Women’s Rights Day
    October 13th Goth Chick Appreciation Day
    October 31st Halloween
    November 23rd National Polyamory Day
    December 5th Krampusnatcht

    *dates move, these are the 2020 Dates


    Again, far from complete, but hopefully this will give you a bunch of stuff relevant to you to mark on your calendar. Others can add relevant ones not on my list. I will try to do this every year...hopefully in January next time.
    Last edited by Baroness Nerak; 02-03-2020, 06:21 AM.

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  • wyrdhamster
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    To give answer on 'how possible EU can influence polish government on LGBT free zones' we must go deeper, into judiciary system of EU and Poland. EU Parliament passed Resolution on matter - it's not really the binding law, with fines and similar repercussions, it's official EU stance on subject. In other words, EU is urging Poland to do something with it. But it's not having any, real repercussions to our government. ( Beside bad press and PR in Europe. )

    Especially, as our government is already in judiciary conflict with EU. PiS ruling party is making Courts Deforms - chain of changes that lead to politicization of judges and courts in country. And they are directly opposing EU stance on those unlawful changes. What's rights of some small minority like LGBT+ where whole judiciary system is frighted over with EU by our rulers?

    Poland will quickly be kick-out from EU by breaking Article 7 from their 'deforms' of judiciary system, than from 'LGBT free zones'. Second just nicely points out that without independent judges, our human rights will be stomped over. This is why I support local campaign and demonstrations series under #FreeCourts ( #WolneSądy ).

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  • Tessie
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    Originally posted by Baroness Nerak View Post
    Wasn't the EU making noise about it, or is it empty threats?
    The resolution that was passed condemned it heavily, but the only consequence mentioned/implied was that any EU funding that goes towards organisations that condone discrimination may be withheld.
    EU has many resolutions and charters regarding discrimination against LGBTI people (the acronym EU uses) but I honestly don't know if they're enforceable or just goals/suggestions. If the former, Poland could be judged to break EU laws and be fined for it. I haven't heard anything about this being considered, but I'm not completely up to date with the whole situation.

    Another possibility is technically Article 7 of the Lisbon Treaty, but it's a long process with several steps, and before any rights within the EU can be withheld, a unanimous vote (excluding the subject member nation) is required, meaning it's practically impossible. Poland is already subject to Article 7 due to removing the separation of the judicial and executive branches, but I don't think anything concrete has resulted from that.

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  • Baroness Nerak
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    Yeah I have been keeping an eye on the "LGBT Free Zones" and it is fucking monstrous. I am so sorry your hometown is part of it.

    Wasn't the EU making noise about it, or is it empty threats?

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  • Up-to-Eleven
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    Thank you for telling us about this. I'm sorry you have to live through it.

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  • Charlaquin
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    Oh my god, that’s horrible!

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  • wyrdhamster
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    Sooo, got today sick day after very hot two months project in my life - and wanted to talk to you about our new, greatest problem in Poland...

    LGBT-free zones

    Yes, you read it correctly. Our regions and communes parliaments declared now 1/3 of the country places 'free of LGBT ideology', my home town included. Yes, it is very similar to the Nazis' announcing 'Jewish free' cities in the 1930s Germany. It started over half a year ago in my Voievodship (USA State equivalent). Our local activists leader - Bart Staszewski - photographed people from those communes on the sign that those law point they are excluded from those communities. European Parliament took the position that practices such as our local authorities do - are to be banned. Linked above english Wikipedia page about this cursed phenomena points it's largest LGBT+ problem in Poland - and even Europe - in years.
    Last edited by wyrdhamster; 01-28-2020, 03:09 PM.

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  • wyrdhamster
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    There is in internetz great guide to writing about trans people.

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  • Baroness Nerak
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    Because most cis people are not assholes. In my real life day to day, I only really coexist with cis people 99% of the time. My online experience varies but I prefer mixed spaces.

    Sorry this guy was an asshole though. Sounds like an utter twit.

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