So basically the TSA auto flags trans bodies. https://twitter.com/kris_critter/status/1164636940550975488?s=21
Great thread by @Critter and thank you for doing this work.
Hi, I designed a new NB symbol based off the Hades symbol from Uranian Astrology.
One, I like the idea that it's Hades, but also the broken circle admits all of its surrounding space into the symbol, and inversion of the tails from the mirrors of Venus and Mars represent both the presence and subversion of binary gender ideas and norms.
In 1 week, Beach city will be 1 year old! For the next couple weeks, our mascot will be celebrating their birthday! Thank you to @Critter for doing this version of our mascot!
What's your favorite Beach City moments over the past year? What would you love to see in the coming year?
queermisia and shame
The narrative "No one would choose to be LGBTQ" is why I felt ashamed of it for so many years. That I must be queer only because I have no choice and it's such an awful thing that folks would otherwise avoid.
That is so very close to the very idea Pride tries to fight against. The idea that being proud of your identity. Actively choosing your identity... is so much better than shame.
I feel a bit overdressed for a checkup at the doctor, but I'm going for a birthday dinner afterwards. And I always make sure to dress femme enough to avoid confusing doctors. Poor things, they tend to have a very simple idea of gender.
our very good & brave comrade in the photo above (who allegedly did some pretty rad shit tbvqhwy) was part of the small number of arrests made regarding this weekend's rally.
if your finances are doin' okay this month, please consider kicking even just a few dollars to the Rose City Antifa shared legal & medical fund. donations will be disbursed to participants w/costs incurred from making fascist know they're not welcome.
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Request For Services (PAID)
You read it right, I'm gonna pay someone to help me out here.
I just checked in with my co-mod, and we need a consultant!
We're both queer, neurodivergent, and politically radical. So we have a lot of bases covered. But we're both white as rice on paper. And if we're gonna make an actually good instance, a healthy community, we need these experiences now, before we crystallize our CoC, before we get any more users, before any friction happens. I'm not gonna make the mistakes I see my fellow admins making.
So, if you are Black, PoC, especially a woman of color, and you have some knowledge (official or not idc) of social organizing and/or admining instances, I want to consult you, and then reimburse you.
Please signal boost, and anyone qualified is welcome in my DMs.
Selfie ec, glow up
I kind of said what I was planning to say in the image caption. Basically this was me 5 years ago, really unsure of myself and really unkempt. Like, look at my posture even.
I feel so much better now, even though my gender issues are constantly on my mind. At least I know what I'm wrestling with
Bonus gender euphoric pic from the day before 😉
Beach City is our private beach-side sanctuary for close friends and awesome folks. We are various flavors of trans, queer, non-binary, polyamorous, disabled, furry, etc.