pride month, racism & transphobia among some LGB folks 

Hey friends, just a quick reminder with pride month coming up that it's literally life/death to make sure that our celebrations aren't just about cis, white, able-bodied gay & lesbian folks. Make sure you're also lifting up the voices of disabled LGBTQ folks, people of color, trans folks (especially trans women of color), immigrants, working class folks, etc. It's a lot harder to be queer if you're not a rich cis white person. :heart_pride:

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Lent, shameless friend plug, books 

Lent's almost over, but I know there are a lot of people on this instance who'd be interested in my friend Slats' book Queering Lent--it's a series of poems they did every day of Lent a couple years back, plus a sermon, and it's incredible.

If you like queer theology, mysticism, church-y things, poetry--this book is for you. It's Amazon published, so unfortunately you have to help the capitalists a little... amazon.com/dp/1974465322

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i stand
on the sacrifices
of a million women before me
thinking
what can i do
to make this mountain taller
so the women after me
can see farther

legacy - rupi kaur

Happy International Women's Day 🖤

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People talking about giving up things for like: chocolate, meat, junk food, soda, alcohol, coffee, bread, & sugar.

Meanwhile I'm thinking we should give up things like: Sexism, homophobia, racism, violence, islamophobia, hatred, oppression, Xenophobia, & injustice.

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Forcing people to pay attention to traumatic shit that they can't even meaningfully address on their own isn't 'raising awareness.'

It's just being an asshole.

Also, if you're trying to rally people to action you need to actually give people a concrete and accessible thing to do. It's not enough to just point out that something needs to be done.

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#BlackTransPrayerBook, Go Fund Me page 

The #BlackTransPrayerBook is an interfaith, multi-dimensional, artistic and theological work that collects the stories, poems, prayers, meditation, spells, and incantations of Black TGNC contributors.
gofundme.com/black-trans-praye

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pretty much everyone using the word 'triggered' as a 'joke' can go get in the sea

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Anyone on here preach? Or just generally interested in biblical academia?

If so, I have a pdf library of close to 900 books, most in the realm of biblical academia. I put them all into a google drive folder recently for a friend of mine, but now that it’s in there I can share it with pretty much anyone. If that's of interest to you, pm me your email address and I’ll share the link with you.

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love is stored in the toot 

❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

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#DearWhitePeople No one wants you to feel guilty. Your fragility is hard enough to deal with without you hamming it up performatively. What we want is for you to acknowledge the systemic advantages you have because of whiteness and maybe even do some work to dismantle those systems that unfairly privilege you.

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This society learns us the fact that failing is *bad* and a shame.
Let me tell you: it is *not*.

Be proud of failing.
You tried something, and even if you did not succeed at your task, you learned something: this way does not work, for this reason.

That's like… The 101 of learning.

Making people ashamed of failing is a really fucked up thing to do.

UMC PSA 

I'm hearing that if you're currently grieving what just happened, Twitter may not be the safest place for you to be right this moment.

Take care of yourselves, folks, and remember you can always close the browser if it's unhealthy for you to be there right now.

💚

United Methodists under 35 may be interested in signing this young people's request for a moment of privilege at GC plenary tomorrow:

docs.google.com/forms/d/1xnbAh

Note that it does ask whether you as a signer are LGBTQ (I don't remember if that question was required, and don't know if it will make the public version)--but if you're feeling confident, don't mind hiding, and/or are safe to identify yourself (or if you're cishet and support the OCP and young people!), you might consider signing this.

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I love this comic I found on r/Christianity. Thought it would be appreciated here.

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Seattle LGBT Safety PSA, potential violence 

Hey #Seattle LGBT peeps! From twitter.com/hologramvin/status:

"@hologramvin: hey LGBTQ+ seattle people, Patriot Prayer (the portland hate group behind most of the recent oregon attacks) is visiting seattle today with the intention to crawl the UDistrict. try not to be alone, especially after dark, or bring self defense equipment"

Stay safe out there <3

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Just heard the MOST beautiful song today. I think the and people here will appreciate this. ❤youtu.be/tilsrO-3gcQ

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