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Chelsea Manning files to run for U.S. Senate i…

Chelsea Manning files to run for U.S. Senate in Maryland:

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lesbianartandartists: Sarah Ponsoby and Lady …

lesbianartandartists:

Sarah Ponsoby and Lady Eleanor Butler, known as the Ladies of Llangollen, 1828

“Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby, known as the Ladies of Llangollen, who ‘eloped’ together since they did not want to marry, became celebrities in their own day, visited by many famous individuals from Lord Byron to the Duke of Wellington. The Romantic poets Robert Southey and William Wordsworth made the pilgrimage to their cottage and they were so famous that china ornaments representing them were even produced.

Eleanor Butler kept a diary full of loving references to her friend and lifelong companion, but as there is no evidence of a sexual relationship, commentators have tended to assume there was none – another example, for [Terry] Castle, of the persistent tendency to denial. On the other hand, many of their visitors at the time did at least hint of a relationship that was ‘too intense’. That Eleanor did not write about sexual acts neither proves nor disproves that they took place, nor does the fact that they themselves presented their union as one of celibate devotion prove that it was so – the very fact that they felt constrained to do so implies a different possibility.”

Elizabeth Wilson, “What Does a Lesbian Look Like?” in A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk, ed. Valerie Steele (New York: FIT, 2013), 171.

lesbianartandartists: Sarah Ponsoby and Lady E…

lesbianartandartists:

Sarah Ponsoby and Lady Eleanor Butler, known as the Ladies of Llangollen, 1828

“Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby, known as the Ladies of Llangollen, who ‘eloped’ together since they did not want to marry, became celebrities in their own day, visited by many famous individuals from Lord Byron to the Duke of Wellington. The Romantic poets Robert Southey and William Wordsworth made the pilgrimage to their cottage and they were so famous that china ornaments representing them were even produced.

Eleanor Butler kept a diary full of loving references to her friend and lifelong companion, but as there is no evidence of a sexual relationship, commentators have tended to assume there was none – another example, for [Terry] Castle, of the persistent tendency to denial. On the other hand, many of their visitors at the time did at least hint of a relationship that was ‘too intense’. That Eleanor did not write about sexual acts neither proves nor disproves that they took place, nor does the fact that they themselves presented their union as one of celibate devotion prove that it was so – the very fact that they felt constrained to do so implies a different possibility.”

Elizabeth Wilson, “What Does a Lesbian Look Like?” in A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk, ed. Valerie Steele (New York: FIT, 2013), 171.

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PrEP Guidelines Let Young Black Gay and Bi Men…

PrEP Guidelines Let Young Black Gay and Bi Men Fall Through The Cracks:

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Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other sources that identify individuals likely to benefit from Truvada (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) are not sensitive or specific enough to identify many young Black men who have sex with men (MSM) at high risk for HIV, Reuters Health reports. 

A high proportion of individuals in a long-term cohort whom guidelines would not have indicated were at high risk for the virus contracted HIV over the course of a recent study. 

Two Texas teachers keep their jobs after trans…

Two Texas teachers keep their jobs after transphobic and Islamophobic tweets:

gaywrites:

Two middle school teachers from McKinney, Texas are apparently keeping their jobs after it was discovered that they tweeted horrible, inaccurate things about Islam and about transgender people. 

As far back as 2015, teachers Justin Barton and Mark Russell tweeted that Islam is a “satanic death cult” and that being trans is a mental illness. The school district said that while it doesn’t agree with their statements, it recognizes the teachers’ right to freedom of speech.

DFW Trans Kids and Families and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance of North Texas also plan to write a joint letter to the district asking for a meeting, as well as training and education on transgender and LGBT individuals.

“This is dangerous for our children when they hear and see these kind of things, especially when coming from people they may look up to like a school teacher or administration of a school,” said Melissa Ballard, co-founder and organizer of DFW Trans Kids and Families. “It’s hard enough for them to be themselves.”

The group, which includes more than 200 transgender children, includes kids and families in McKinney ISD. Ballard said she knows of no members at Cockrill Middle School.

“When you’re a representative of an organization that’s suppose to protect and lift up, especially the most vulnerable — the children — I think you need to be more cognizant of what you’re saying and what you’re putting out there,” she said.

Yes, freedom of speech is important, but how can people who publicly make such bigoted statements be trusted to treat all their students equally?

Ultimately, this is a danger to students, and it sets a precedent for other kids about what kind of statements are and are not okay both in the classroom and outside of it. (And none of this is okay.) Whatever happens next, I hope everyone acts first and foremost with the students’ wellbeing in mind. 

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