Moving

Dear Followers:

I will be moving to Blogger as WordPress is rolling out a new editor and I do not like it. If you are interested in following me there, please do. The URL is https://pinktrianglecafe.blogspot.com/

There’s not much there, but I will be adding new posts there from now on.

Thanks for your support.

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368 trans people killed this year

People suck. We are only here on this planet to live our selfish lives, despite all that we pretend. Humans aren’t kind, they aren’t compassionate, they aren’t loving, they aren’t anything good. Period. Everything in this article shows how despicable and horrible and downright inhumane people are. Every damn day.

Trans people have been beheaded, gunned down and stoned to death, according to a new report.

It highlights the 368 trans, non-binary and gender-variant people, at least, who were murdered in the 12 months from 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018.

28 of the trans murder victims were reported to be teenagers, with some as young as 16.

There were five beheadings. Nine people were stoned to death. The majority of the people killed were trans women of color, often gunned down or beaten to death.

The Transgender Murder Monitoring Project has released this update in time for Transgender Day of Remembrance tomorrow (20 November).

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LGBT Splinter Group From Migrant Caravan Arrives in Tijuana

It’s a shame that these people – not just those who identify as LGBT – will be turned away from the US. This is not who we are.

A group of LGBT migrants who were part of the massive caravan slowly marching toward the U.S. made it to the coastal border city of Tijuana on Sunday. They are the first of more than 3,600 Central Americans to reach the northern border of Mexico.

About 80 migrants, the majority of whom identify as LGBT, splintered off from the larger group in Mexico City after weeks of what they say was discriminatory treatment by local residents and other travelers, Honduran migrant Cesar Mejia told reporters at a news conference on Sunday.

“Whenever we arrived at a stopping point the LGBT community was the last to be taken into account in every way. So our goal was to change that and say, ‘This time we are going to be first,’ ” Mejia said.

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Jaden Smith Comes Out

Frankly, I’m not sure why the original story has a question mark in the headline, but whatevs. It’s good to see Jaden being so, well, blunt about how he feels. 😉

Jaden Smith may have just come out! The actor known for his beautiful non-binary fashion announced that he has a boyfriend at the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in Los Angeles. Smith claims his boyfriend is none other than Tyler, the Creator, who was hosting the festival.

Said Smith to the crowd: “I wanna tell you, Tyler doesn’t want to say, but Tyler’s my mother f***ing boyfriend and he’s been my mother f***ing boyfriend my whole f***ing life!”

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Thoughts

To Anyone Still Around:

If you’re still here, I’m going to start posting again. If you’re not, well, I’m still going to start posting again. Perhaps this time I can find a way to bring in more readers and get more feedback.

I have missed posting. There are so many positive things that I’ve wanted to share with you, but I said I would decide for sure how things would go after the mid-term elections and we’re nearly a week beyond those elections. There have been some pretty shitty stuff going on in regard to the LGBT community, which I share as well, but I feel the need to keep pressing forward. We all do.

I’m still not entirely satisfied with the government and won’t be until things change completely, but I feel things are moving in the right direction. If there’s anything I managed to save that is worth sharing, I will begin doing so within the next 24 hours. This first week of sharing will be sporadic because I’m stressed at work, but otherwise…

I’M BACK!!!

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Hopeless

To Anyone Out there Following this blog:

I gotta say I feel pretty hopeless right now. This feeling comes on the heels of the revelation that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire July 31, 2018. To me, this means an even more Conservative judge will be put in his place and everything that we have accomplished will be reversed in the blink of an eye. We see daily how this new megalomaniac in charge of this country has reversed every single thing that President Obama and others before him worked so hard to put in place. This includes marriage equality. I see everything we have ever accomplished – going all the way back to Stonewall – being erased.

At this point I feel that they should tattoo a number on my forearm and strip me of my identity. The megalomaniac in charge of this country admires dictators, so why wouldn’t he follow in the footsteps of Hitler?

I think I’m going to take a break from blogging for a few months. See where we are by year’s end. If things have improved then I will return. If not, I will close the blog permanently.

Your thoughts are welcome, as always.

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Oceans 8 Gay Undertones

I saw this movie opening day with my aunt and my cousin. My gaydar went off seeing the relationship between Sandra’s character, Debbie, and Cate’s character Lou. A current romantic relationship is not explored in the movie, but you do get a sense that they might have been more than friends at some point. If anything further were explored or revealed in an Oceans 9, I think we’d learn that Debbie is perhaps bi-sexual (as it was a guy she was dating that ratted her out to police) and that Lou is a Lesbian. However, what I loved most about this interview is how they are totally open to bringing Laverne Cox into their already diverse mix of actresses.

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Defender of Lesbian Moms wins Iowa Primary

This is amazing and so awesome that he’s taking things in a new direction.

As a 19-year-old University of Iowa engineering student, Zach Wahls stood before the Iowa House of Representatives and gave an impassioned speech defending his two lesbian mothers. A video of the speech went viral, amassing millions of views.

Seven years later, Wahls is hoping to occupy a seat in the very chamber where he made his viral plea. The 26-year-old got one step closer to his goal on Tuesday when he secured the Democratic nomination for Iowa Senate District 37.

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