(TW: Domestic Violence)
I’ve never made a post like this before. But I’ve seen the tumblr community do amazing things, and I’m hoping you can help.
My friend, Georgina, had a 30-year-old sister named Penelope who was killed on May 9th as a result of domestic violence. Penelope had three beautiful girls, all under the age of 8, who are now left without a mother and with a father on the run.
The plan is for the girls to be placed in the custody of their grandparents, but the family is in desperate need of funds to make this happen. Friends are coordinating a fundraiser to cover the funeral expenses and moving/ongoing transportation costs. The goal is $20,000, and if anything is raised beyond that, it will go toward the substantial expense of rearing three young girls.
Any amount you are able to contribute would be a big help to these little girls and this woman’s stunned, grieving family.
If you aren’t able to donate, please consider a signal boost. Thank you.
Nominate your favorite queer women, trans people, and gender non-conforming poets of color for our Q-Trends list in celebration of National Poetry Month. The only condition? They need to have a website/online web presence we can link to.
i’m looking to move out, i live in the uk. it needs to be somewhere that’ll be safe to be openly multiple, openly autistic, and openly trans. due to sensory issues with clothes, a clothes-optional/nudist environment would be greatly appreciated as well as smoking weed…
I may or may not be eventually working on getting a managed, accessible distro out (one exists, it’s not being managed.)
but the question is.
what would you all like to see in it?
like, i know i have some ideas, myself on what *I* need…
but, i wouldn’t be collaborating on this just for me. that wouldn’t really require many things to program in.
so, i ask: what do you need your computer to do that makes it inaccessible and disables you from participating?
Today the Brazilian Congress voted for a homophobic and racist minister to be the president of the Human Rights & Minorities Commission.
“I don’t place gays and blacks in the same category as some people like to say. To be gay is a choice; to be black is a just a misfortune.” - Marco Feliciano, President of the Human Rights & Minorities Commission.
I have no idea how such a terrible human being can be elected to run the Human Rights & Minorities Commission when he’s obviously against them but unfortunately our congress isn’t the greatest. Still, we have our power as citizens to protest and this is what we’re doing. Sign the petition and help us take this man out of power.
Hello Friends!I am really excited to tell you about a project I am working on called Feminists Engage Wikipedia, where folks around the country sign into Wikipedia, edit certain entries and add new ones to counteract the very white straight cis dude…
When you go to make an account (which takes all of twenty seconds), it will ask for your name, email address, and zip code. Zip code is not a required field. Having a US zip code is not required to sign the petitions.
This is important. These petitions need as many…
Please help spread the word - we’re doing a second round of casting for the erotic documentary Doing it Again specifically looking to cast scenes of trans women with trans partners. We’re looking for couples, friends, fuckbuddies, and individuals willing to be paired with someone - yes that includes trans men applying individually!
We’re specifically trying to get more submissions from:
* People of color
* People over 40
* Trans Men
* People in mid- or long-term relationships
Please see goo.gl/Haxiq for more details about dates, locations, payment, and what this entails. To learn more about the project in general, see our (completed) kickstarter campaign here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tobitastic/doing-it-again-in-depth
(If you’ve already applied before, please see the note at the top of the new casting call for what this means for you).
I just wanted to give you all an update on what’s going on.
My dad had some tests done recently. The disruption in his chemo treatment to treat his brain tumors has made the cancer return to its almost original state in his lungs and liver in just a few weeks, which is very bad.
The doctors say the cancer has gotten more aggressive, but it’s clear that it was responding to the chemo treatment before, so they’re going to continue on the original treatment plan and then retest later to see if the it responds as well as it did the first time.
All of these treatments, tests, medicines, and doctors’ visits have already amounted to $1,586.69 that my parents are going to have to pay out of pocket even with insurance.
If you can spare some money, please click the link above to donate or visit my blog and click the “donate” button. If you can’t donate, please reblog and signal boost.
Thank you for all of your kind messages and continued support!
Con or Bust helps people of color/non-white people attend SFF conventions (how to request assistance). It is administered by Kate Nepveu (that’s me) under the umbrella of the Carl Brandon Society, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Con or Bust is how I got to Arisia 2013. Without their help, that scholarship, I would not have been able to go. They sponsored my flight, my registration, and my room.
I met so many incredible people at Arisia, it was a truly enriching experience.
If there’s a con you want to attend, DO NOT HESITATE!