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uk census information for lgbtq+ folks 

via twitter:
The Census is coming. For any LGBT+ person who is not out you can over-write any information submitted about you via a http://gov.uk individual access code at https://census.gov.uk/en/request/access-code/individual/

No-one in your household will be notified about your changes.

https://twitter.com/LGBTChelt/status/1366836747808755720

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The Gender Construction Kit has come on a long way since the last time I visited. If you’re looking for info and resources on transitioning in the UK then it’s a good place to start:

https://genderkit.org.uk

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Having been from one side of #Seattle to the other and back, I can say with confidence that the Cherry tree bloom is starting. This should continue throughout the entire month of March.

#FlowerWatch

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trans meta (no direct subtoot) 

there's a certain amount of appropriation of oppression (cause that gets you points in our christian influenced culture) that I see sometimes in trans communities. the biggest example is where white trans women techworkers will talk about statistics about trans women murders and just completely not internalize that most of them are black and in a very different socioeconomic status. Worse is when they use being oppressed to deflect from their racism.

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Not that I get mad about this every 8 minutes or anything

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waking with dinosaurs says that diplodocus is the biggest animal that will ever walk the earth and I feel like that's very pessimistic.

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Look at this picture. It's perfect and untouched and I want to take it again :blobsob:

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lewd words but not lewd 

There's that autocorrect joke like "no one talks about ducking that much" but it turns out to be a problem when I do want the word "duck"!

My phone changed my attempt (and all subsequent attempts to write the word "duck" for this meta-explanation) not just to "fuck" but then to "dick" and I'm like no, phone, I do not want to call the Minnesotan version of this game "Dick Dick Gray Dick," oh dear.

Enough podcasts I like are so adjacent to "wine crime" that the Algorithm keeps recommending those to me, but I hate true crime so much (I'm new to You're Wrong About and one of the times I knew it was good for me when I started noticing how much they haaaate "true crime").

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girls do podcasts called 'wine crime' where they pretend to be drunk, call serial killers hot and appropriate aave. boys do podcasts called 'the penis cheney experience' where they talk about aocs feet and use an air horn sound effect 'ironically'. they both should be banned.

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meta, + 

Fedi has perhaps lost a bit of its whimsy of late, but so long as we still have an instance where you can practice writing without the letter "e" (oulipo.social) and one where you can ONLY use the letter "e" (dolphin.town), I think we'll be alright.

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also, i have been saving all my commission monies for my surgery (for the most part shop monies pays for my meds) so if anyone wants some art hmu

https://commiss.io/felixsunflower

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It's #BrainInjuryAwarenessMonth and I'd just to tell people to stop using brain injuries as a metaphor for evil, incompetence, or another undesirable trait. People with brain injuries spend lots of time and money rebuilding our lives, and we face plenty of medical discrimination.

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Here's an important survey for parents of trans kids, from @reubsjw@twitter.com, researching mental health in trans children.

http://transkids.nl

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re: another case of police murder in Cymru 

There's now a crowdfund for Mouayed Bashir's family to find justice for his murder at the hands of the police here in Cymru. I've donated, and if you have the money, perhaps consider doing so too.

https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/black-man-dies-under-police-restraint/
#Cymru #Wales

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when will my dopamine return from the war

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Me, folding a weighted blanket: “is this CrossFit?”

(Just a quick note that I'm not saying here that everyone has to fancy men, I know there are plenty of people who don't and plenty of people who might but who aren't going to grab a handful of M&Ms when a few are poisoned. That doesn't need my permission or encouragement but it absolutely has it anyway! My sexuality is best described as "only cis men who think that not dating cis men is reasonable!"

I just think as well as these reasons to avoid men, there is also heteropessimism and biphobia.)

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Kimberlé Crenshaw (author of "Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence against Women of Color") has a podcast called Intersectionality Matters

if, like me, your understanding of intersectionality is in a fairly nascent stage, this is a good place for intersectional analysis of current events (primarily usa-focused but the critical approach is transferable)

https://www.aapf.org/intersectionality-matters

(it's also available on spotify, soundcloud, apple etc)

#WomensHistoryMonth

I don't really have a point here, I'm just thinking.

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