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UPDATE Islan Nettles Case: Charges Dropped Against Paris Wilson!!

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This post is just an Update about the beating of a TRANS WOMAN who died as a result of the beating.

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By default the misdemeanor charges were dropped because the Manhattan DA could not support  the claims against Paris Wilson. Islan Nettles death is ruled a homicide and is an open investigation.

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Luz’s Daughter Cares Suggestion:

(1) Witnesses MUST come forward!! The Friends of Islan Nettles who were with her that night need to speak up. LGBT organizations need to make sure they are protected if and when they do. Paris Wilson, his friends and family are NOT going to do the right thing. Period.

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(2) LGBTQ community, groups and organizations – do not get weary! It is our responsibility to keep this case relevant and alive. Do not stop questioning and do not accept  yet another unsolved Trans Person murder!

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(3) Be united and not divided in the quest for Justice. The proof of such are in the numbers that come out and support or lack thereof. Trans People of the…

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School Suspends Teen Boy for Carrying Purse. Why?

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Again, Here is something that is widely spread across the USA and other countries alike. What is this hurting?, is it worth a court trial or suspension (Loss of Education). Just because he wants to express his self, does he also have to be depressed by others. All of these controversial topics can lead to other rewards or consequences.

Dr. Rebecca Hains

For several weeks, an eighth-grade boy outside of Kansas City has been expressing his individuality by carrying a floral-print Vera Bradley purse. But yesterday, his assistant principal demanded he remove it. The boy refused, and he was immediately suspended from school.

This raises a question: Why is it a problem for a boy to carry a purse instead of a backpack if he wants to? By breaking gender stereotypes, he’s not hurting anyone. Instead, he’s showing the world that he has good self-esteem and self-confidence—that he is secure his identity.

Unfortunately, his school administrators’ actions show that they want to force a 13-year-old kid into stereotypical masculinity. Apparently, they value gender conformity over creativity and individuality.

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So, Here Goes: I Am Ugly

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Now here is someone who is comfortable with their appearence. Which constitutes how people should view the rights of every individual. She’s making herself heard and she is proud of what she is saying. A big thanks to to Fatshion Hustlings you are awesome.

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I’ve been wanting to write this post for a long while now, because I think it is something important that is worth saying, both on my part and on the part of anybody else who feels this way about themselves, and to anybody who finds that this way of thinking is a sad thing that denotes low self-esteem, when it actually has more to do with self-identification and wanting to self-identify in whatever way we want.

So, here goes:

I am ugly.

Naturally, this is not the first time I have said this. As somebody who has had the severe misfortune of being a teenager before, I used to declare myself ugly all the time, just like pretty much everybody else around me. Back then I said it primarily to gain sympathy and maybe a denying comment or two. “You’re not ugly Gillian, what are you saying?” “C’mon, I’d kill…

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The Love I Lost: A Birthday Tribute

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The Love I Lost: A Birthday Tribute

This poem says a lot about how I felt when this one special someone left my life and i don’t believe they are ever coming back.

T.T.D.

Frozen Love
by HJ
I always thought we’d grow old together.
Facing each new day.
But now, in the tears that fall upon my face.
Your memory fades away.We walked with our problems in silence.
Dawn falling into dusk.
Leafs collecting at our cold and tired feet.
Along with what grieved us.

In my bedroom, surrounded by empty walls.
I want to scream and shout.
My mouth opens, but the tortured words…
Just won’t come out.

You! This man I began to love.
Got lost for a “Nothing”.
Everything we’d built, destroyed.
Over one careless fling.

Used to think I was so lucky.
I had it all.
Nothing unknown is knowable, so depressed.
You just watched me fall.

My heart bleeds.
The snow becomes red.
How life has mocked you.
Were you ever here? memories gone, dead.

Your like salt on an open wound.
Reminding me you once were here.
Warm like the blood in my veins.
The love I had for you, so dear.

In my distorted, broken dreams.
So empty, yet real.
I’m floating through air.
I touch your face, hoping to feel.

This frozen silence belongs to you.
I’m all that you see.
I only want revenge.
Giving back what you gave to me.

Sorry I loved you so.
And you didn’t feel the same.
When I think of what could have been.
What a waste! Such a shame!

Stone by stone, I’ll re-build my life.
I’m stronger when hardest hit.
I know only to well.
This is the time I must never quit.

My conscious asks the question.
I long to hear.
Is the grass really greener on the other side?
My conscious asks the question.
I will always fear.

This helps me cope with the feelings of love when I am down and out without a chance to survive within this world.

History of the LGBT FLAG

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History of the LGBT FLAG

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As described by Helms:

“The stripes at the top and bottom are light blue, the traditional color for baby boys. The stripes next to them are pink, the traditional color for baby girls. The stripe in the middle is white, for those who are intersex, transitioning or consider themselves having a neutral or undefined gender. The pattern is such that no matter which way you fly it, it is always correct, signifying us finding correctness in our lives”

The flag is a symbol of kinship and pride in ourselves that can be seen in all sorts of places, including this blog 🙂

Todays post will be about the LGBT Flag!

The rainbow flag, also called the LGBT Pride Flag or Gay Pride Flag. This flag is the symbol of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, and Transgender. This flag was mostly used in the 70’s social movements for LGBT.

It is originated in California but is now used worldwide. Is was designed by San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker in 1978, the design has undergone some revisions to first remove then re add colors  due to fabric availability. As of 2008, the most common variant consist of six stripes, with the colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. The flag is flown horizontally with the red stripe on top.

The original gay-pride flag flew in the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade on June 25, 1978.

After the November 27, 1978, assassination of openly gay San Francisco City Supervisor Harvey Milk, demand for the rainbow flag greatly increased. To meet demand, the Paramount Flag Company began selling a version of the flag using stock rainbow fabric consisting of seven stripes of red, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, blue, and violet. As Baker ramped up production of his version of the flag, he too dropped the hot pink stripe because of the unavailability of hot-pink fabric. Also, San Francisco-based Paramount Flag Co. began selling a surplus stock of Rainbow Girls flags from its retail store on the southwest corner of Polk and Post, at which Gilbert Baker was an employee

In 1979 the flag was modified again. When hung vertically from the lamp posts of San Francisco’s Market Street, the center stripe was obscured by the post itself. Changing the flag design to one with an even number of stripes was the easiest way to rectify this, so the turquoise stripe was dropped, which resulted in a six stripe version of the flag — red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.

Mile Long Flags

For the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in 1994, flag creator Baker was commissioned to create the world’s largest rainbow flag.It took months of planning and teams of volunteers to coordinate every aspect. The flag utilized the basic six colors and measured thirty feet wide. Foot-wide sections of the flag were given to individual sponsors as part of a fundraiser for the Stonewall anniversary event once the event had ended. Afterwards additional large sections of the flag were sent with activists and they were used in pride parades and LGBT marches worldwide. The Guinness Book of World Records confirmed it as the world’s largest flag.

In 2003 Baker was again commissioned to produce a giant flag. In this case it marked the 25th anniversary of the flag itself. Dubbed “25Rainbow Sea to Sea” the project entailed Baker again working with teams of volunteers but this flag utilized the original eight colors and measured a mile-and-a-quarter (2 km) across Key West, Florida from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf Coast Sea. The flag was again cut up afterward, and sections sent to over a hundred cities worldwide.

Rainbow colors as a symbol of gay pride

The rainbow flag has found wide application on all manner of products including jewelry, clothing and other personal items and the rainbow flag colors are routinely used as a show of LGBT identity and solidarity. The rainbow colors have become so ubiquitously recognized as a symbol of LGBT pride and identity in recent years that they have effectively replaced most other LGBT symbols, including the Greek letter lambda and the pink triangle. One common item of jewelry is the pride necklace or freedom rings, consisting of six rings, one of each color, on a chain. Other variants range from key chains to candles. In Montreal, the entrance to Beaudry metro station, which serves that city’s Gay Village, was rebuilt in 1999 with rainbow-colored elements integrated into its design.

For more information please feel free to search google. If you find something interesting, please feel free to email lgbtforme@mail.com. Thank you. D.G.

hot pink: sexuality
red: life
orange: healing
yellow: sunlight
green: nature
turquoise: magic/art
indigo/blue: serenity/harmony
violet: spirit

Its Time to think about your future

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Its Time to think about your future

Its lucky that you get to be who you want to be, as long as what you want to be is free. Being free does not just constitute being let go or being able to do what you want to do. Being free means that you are who you want to be, no matter what others say. Its always a struggle to get where you want to go in life, because you will always run into some kind of obstacle. Your future can also show your past, where you came from, and where you are trying to go.
If you are a senior in High School and want to make something of yourself. The best thing to do is be honest and work hard from the very beginning, then when its time for you to go out and make something of yourself , you will already be set.
Just sitting around in this world is not what anyone should ever want to do, because one day, your caretaker will be gone off this earth.. and GUESS WHAT? You are on your own, you have to fend for yourself. You will have to learn to cook, clean, ,pay bills, socialize with people, take responsibility for your actions, and take on a leadership role in your life.
Your life. KEYWORD = YOUR. Your life constitutes the reprerendent that you are your own person, and you are capable of taking care of yourself. Unless you are deemed incapable of taking care of yourself, which can include but are not limited too, paralysis, mental deficiencies, or just mental retardation.
Still anything is possible, even with people that are mentally and physically incapable. There are many people now that can make a difference just by making a difference in their own life. Simply their is a time in your life that you need to ask yourself, Have I made a difference in my life or in someone else’s?.
Questions to ask yourself:
1. have I made a difference at all?
2. If I make a difference will I be happier?
3. What if I just can’t find a way to make a difference? Would that make me any less of a person?
4. Is today the day I can make a difference in my life, or in someone elses.
5. Are there any other times that I can make a difference other then physically being in one place.
6. What could have happened if I had done something like this a long time ago?
7. Why help when people don’t help me?
8. If I love you, does that mean you have to love me too?
* If you want feedback on your answers please feel free to send your answers to these eight questions to lgbtforme@gmail.com.