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Happy International Non-Binary People’s Day!

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Happy International Non-Binary People’s Day!

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Watch Honey Mahogany turn a LOOK, step-by-step, as she conjures ~THE POWER OF DRAG~ over the years in #HistoryServed!

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Watch Honey Mahogany turn a LOOK, step-by-step, as she conjures ~THE POWER OF DRAG~ over the years in #HistoryServed!

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Do you have a question about COVID-19? Dr. Syra Madad will be discussing COVID-19 and answering questions during her Answer Time...

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Bisexuals be like…please bore someone else with your ridiculous questions, we’re tired #ProgressIsPride ______ Jay Jurden, your...

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This year’s Pride Month has been an important wake-up call. I hope that Pride continues to uplift, center, and support the...
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This year’s Pride Month has been an important wake-up call. I hope that Pride continues to uplift, center, and support the...

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#ActsofPride Day 21 - What does the future of Pride look like to you? Pride 2020 is almost over, but the celebration is forever....

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#ActsofPride Day 21 - What does the future of Pride look like to you? Pride 2020 is almost over, but the celebration is forever....

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On Tuesday, June 30, Fight for the Future is asking everyone on the Internet to visit NoEarnItAct.org/call and contact Congress...

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On Tuesday, June 30, Fight for the Future is asking everyone on the Internet to visit NoEarnItAct.org/call and contact Congress...

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In 1966, marginalized youth of the Tenderloin were tired of being arrested in “street sweeps” by police. Together, they...
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In 1966, marginalized youth of the Tenderloin were tired of being arrested in “street sweeps” by police. Together, they...

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Why do I have to ask a question?

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Do you have tips to be brave when everyone around you is homophobic af? Sometimes, I feel like I lose hope.

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Fifty-one years ago today, the LGBTQ community that frequented the Stonewall Inn in New York City resisted another night of...
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Fifty-one years ago today, the LGBTQ community that frequented the Stonewall Inn in New York City resisted another night of...

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The future of love! Live with Pride! A poster in 70s style , inspired by the decade when the pride flag was invented, in 1978. I...
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The future of love! Live with Pride! A poster in 70s style , inspired by the decade when the pride flag was invented, in 1978. I...

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#ActsofPride Day 17 - Remember: Pride isn’t just a celebration, it’s a riot Although many of the marches and Pride parades are...

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#ActsofPride Day 17 - Remember: Pride isn’t just a celebration, it’s a riot Although many of the marches and Pride parades are...

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Hello Carol. As a young person, when i looked at the protests i was encouraged by the many young people that came out against...

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#ActsOfPride Day 16: Favorite LGBTQIA+ Quote!

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#ActsOfPride Day 16: Favorite LGBTQIA+ Quote!

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#ActsofPride Day 16 - Favorite LGBTQIA+ quote “I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another...

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#ActsofPride Day 16 - Favorite LGBTQIA+ quote “I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another...

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#ActsofPride Day 15 - Favorite Black drag queen  Shea Couleé, everyone. <3
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#ActsofPride Day 15 - Favorite Black drag queen  Shea Couleé, everyone. <3

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Dexter Mayfield literally making it rain, I AM SCREAMING. Y’all ready to sweat? FF it up, my king. 👑

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Dexter Mayfield literally making it rain, I AM SCREAMING. Y’all ready to sweat? FF it up, my king. 👑

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Right now, a growing number of businesses are pledging to guarantee birth control coverage for their workers. Why? Because it’s essential health care that helps workers thrive, and because access to birth control fosters more equitable, inclusive working environments. 

Business for Birth Control’s call to action is so important right now, because sexual and reproductive health care is under threat in the U.S. and around the world. Any day now, the Supreme Court will make a decision on two dangerous Trump administration rules that would allow employers and universities — based on their personal objections — to deny birth control coverage to employees and students. And the Trump administration has tried to bully the United Nations to eliminate references to sexual and reproductive health as part of their global COVID-19 plans, ignoring the essential nature of reproductive health care during a pandemic and always. 

Businesses that pledge to be a #BusinessforBC are helping to educate and inspire others in the business community to show their support for accessible birth control for all people. These companies know that access to birth control improves economic and health outcomes. Nearly 90% of women of reproductive age have used contraception in their lifetimes, and access to birth control has been proven to increase education level and wage earning. 

Pledging to guarantee birth control access is part of a larger commitment to racial and gender equity, too: Women of color, especially Black and Indigenous women, face disproportionate barriers to accessing affordable health care. Access to a full range of sexual and reproductive health services is key to addressing historical disparities in unintended pregnancy, maternal mortality rates, and higher rates of breast and cervical cancer. 

Women of color also face greater institutional barriers to promotion in the workplace. Black women and Latinas in the U.S. today earn just over half of what their white male counterparts earn. We have a long way to go, but committing to birth control coverage is one step toward greater racial equity in the workforce and more inclusive economic growth. 

Businesses that have pledged to be a #BusinessforBC include:

Amalgamated Bank

Argent

Bad Robot Productions

CREDO Mobile

Female Quotient

Hims & Hers

Jaya Apparel Group, parent company to Cinq à Sept and Likely

Postmates 

The Helm

The Lede Company

Trillium Asset Management

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Learn more about #BusinessForBC at BusinessForBirthControl.org.

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Introducing: #BusinessForBC

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#ActsofPride Day 12 - Take a mental health break We partnered with Tumblr Creatr @animatedtext to make an original piece for...

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#ActsofPride Day 12 - Take a mental health break We partnered with Tumblr Creatr @animatedtext to make an original piece for...

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#ActsofPride Day 11 - Favorite LGBTQIA+ historical figure  “Each time I leaped I seemed to touch the sky, and when I regained...

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#ActsofPride Day 11 - Favorite LGBTQIA+ historical figure “Each time I leaped I seemed to touch the sky, and when I regained...

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FIGHT FOR OUR TRANS KIN.

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FIGHT FOR OUR TRANS KIN.

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:-o  //follow me on insta @mickillustration// 

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:-o //follow me on insta @mickillustration// 

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Since Jonny won’t let them have a happy ending I’ll just do what I want.  Let jonmartin get married, have kids, and become old...

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Since Jonny won’t let them have a happy ending I’ll just do what I want. Let jonmartin get married, have kids, and become old...

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#ActsofPride Day 10 - Share your favorite Black LGBTQIA+ artwork In honor of Juneteenth, take a moment to shout out your...

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#ActsofPride Day 10 - Share your favorite Black LGBTQIA+ artwork In honor of Juneteenth, take a moment to shout out your...

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‘It is a day that signifies liberation’ — NAACP President Derrick Johnson on why Juneteenth matters, especially right now ...

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‘It is a day that signifies liberation’ — NAACP President Derrick Johnson on why Juneteenth matters, especially right now ...

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I don’t think “8 Can’t Wait” is the answer to our police problem.  I think it is time to defund the police.
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I don’t think “8 Can’t Wait” is the answer to our police problem. I think it is time to defund the police.

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Happy Pride Month! Celebrate and spread the love. I made a playlist of some of my absolute favorite LGBTQ+ artists and allies...

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Happy Pride Month! Celebrate and spread the love. I made a playlist of some of my absolute favorite LGBTQ+ artists and allies...

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Pride was always a protest.

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Pride was always a protest.

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Black Lives Matter. Trans Lives Matter.  Protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement continue across the United...

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Black Lives Matter. Trans Lives Matter. Protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement continue across the United...

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Thousands of protesters came out for a Black Trans Lives Matter rally in NYC days after two Black trans women, Riah Milton and...

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Thousands of protesters came out for a Black Trans Lives Matter rally in NYC days after two Black trans women, Riah Milton and...

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We mourn. We remember.  We stand with the LGBTQ community against hate and violence.

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We mourn. We remember.  We stand with the LGBTQ community against hate and violence.

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#ActsofPride Day 3 - Honor the lives lost in Orlando ❤️

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#ActsofPride Day 3 - Honor the lives lost in Orlando ❤️

You are amazing and we are proud of you. Keep doing things that make you happy and always remember that you are valid. 

Stay Proud!

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You are amazing and we are proud of you. Keep doing things that make you happy and always remember that you are valid.  Stay...

Day 1 of Tumblr’s #ActsOfPride campaign:

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These are the black trans lives we have lost due to violence in the United States since 2009. Sadly, this is most likely not a complete list as many of the souls we have lost go unreported or were misgendered. They will not be forgotten.

Caprice Curry, 31 - Killed January 17, 2009 Jimmy McCollough, 34 - Killed April 14, 2009 Foxy Ivy, mid 30s - May 23, 2009 Christopher Jermaine Scott, 36 - Killed July 1, 2009 Beyonce (Eric) Lee, 21 - Killed July 26, 2009 Tyli’a Mack, 21 - Killed August 26, 2009 Dee Green, 25 - Killed October 26, 2009Toni Alston, 44 - Killed April 3, 2010Chanel (Dana A. Larkin), 26 - Killed May 7, 2010 Sandy Woulard, 28 - Killed June 21, 2010 Victoria Carmen White, 28 - Killed September 8, 2010 Stacey Lee aka Stacey Blahnik, 31 - Killed October 11, 2010Tyra Trent, 25 - Killed February 19, 2011 Marcal Camero Tye, 25 - Killed March 8, 2011 Miss Nate Nate, 44 - Killed June 13, 2011 Lashai Mclean, 23 - Killed July 20, 2011 Shelley Hilliard, 19 - Killed October 23, 2011 Chassity Nathan Vickers, 32 - Killed November 17, 2011Githe Goines, 23 - Killed December 29, 2011Crain Conaway, 47 - Killed January 17, 2012Deoni Jones, 23 - Killed February 2, 2012 Coko Williams, 35 - Killed April 4, 2012 Tyrell Jackson, 23 - Killed April 4, 2012 Paige Clay, 23 - Killed April 16, 2012 Brandy Martell, 37 - Killed April 29, 2012 Tracey Johnson, 40 - Killed July 5, 2012 Tiffany Gooden, 19 - Killed August 14, 2012 Dewayne “Deja” Jones, 33 - Killed August 26, 2012 Kendall Hampton, 26 - Killed August 29, 2012Evon Young, 22 - Killed January 1, 2013Cemia “CeCe” Dove, 23 - Killed March 27, 2013Kelly Young, 29 - Killed April 3, 2013Ashley Sinclair, 30 - Killed April 11, 2013 Fatima Woods, 53 - Killed May 30, 2013Jock Maurice McKinney, 50 - Killed 12 July, 2013 Diamond Williams, 31 - Killed July 14, 2013 Domonique Newburn, 31 - Killed August 20, 2013 Islan Nettles, 21 - Killed August 20, 2013 Artegus Konyale Madden, 37 - Killed September 1, 2013 Terry Golston, 44 - Killed September 6, 2013 Eyricka Morgan, 26 - Killed September 24, 2013Brittany Stergis, 22 - Killed December 5, 2013Kandy Hall, 40 - Killed June 3, 2014 Yaz'min Shancez, 31 - Killed June 19, 2014 Tiffany Edwards, 28 - Killed June 26, 2014 Mia Henderson, 26 - Killed July 16, 2014Aniya Parker, 47 - Killed October 3, 2014 Ashley Sherman, 25 - Killed October 27, 2014 Gizzy Fowler, 24 - Killed November 12, 2014 Lamar Edwards, 20  - Killed January 9, 2015 Lamia Beard, 30 - Killed January 17, 2015Ty Underwood, 24  - Killed January 26, 2015 Yazmin Vash Payne, 33 - Killed January 31, 2015Taja Gabrielle DeJesus, 36 - Killed February 1, 2015 Penny Proud, 21 - Killed February 10, 2015 Keyshia Blige, 33 - Killed March 7, 2015London Chanel, 21 - Killed May 18, 2015 Ashton O’Hara, 25 - Killed July 14, 2015India Clarke, 25 - Killed July 2, 2015 Shade Schuler, 22 - Killed July 29, 2015 Amber Monroe, 20 - Killed August 8, 2015Kandis Capri, 35 - Killed August 11, 2015 Elisha Walker, 20 - Killed August 13, 2015Kiesha Jenkins, 22 - Killed October 6, 2015 Zella Ziona, 21 - Killed October 15, 2015 Veronica Banks Cano, mid 30s - Killed February 19, 2016 Maya Young, 25 - Killed February 21, 2016 Demarkis Stansberry, 30 - Killed February 27, 2016 Kedarie Johnson, 16 - Killed March 2, 2016 Shante Isaac, 34 - Killed April 10, 2016 Keyonna Blakeney, 22 - Killed April 16, 2016Tyreece Walker, 32 - Killed May 1, 2016 Mercedes Successful, 32 - Killed May 15, 2016 Goddess Diamond, 20 - Killed June 5, 2016 Deeniquia Dodds, 22 - Killed July 13, 2016 Dee Whigam, 25 - Killed July 23, 2016Skye Mockabee, 26 - Killed July 30, 2016Rae'Lynn Thomas, 28 - Killed August 10, 2016 T.T. Saffore, mid-20s, Killed September 11, 2016 Crystal Edmonds, 22 - Killed September 16, 2016 Jazz Alford, 30 - Killed September 23, 2016 Brandi Bledsoe, 32 - Killed October 12, 2016 Noony Norwood, 30 - Killed November 5, 2016 India Monroe, 29 - Killed December 21, 2016 Mesha Caldwell, 41 - Killed January 4, 2017 JoJo Striker, 23 - Killed February 8, 2017 Jaquarrius Holland, 18, - Killed February 19, 2017 Keke Collier, 24 - Killed February 21, 2017 Chyna Gibson, 31 - Killed February 25, 2017 Ciara McElveen, 21 - Killed February 27, 2017 Alphonza Watson, 38 -Killed March 22, 2017 Kenne McFadden, 27 - Killed April 9, 2017 Chay Reed, 28 - Killed April 21, 2017 Brenda Bostick, 59 - Killed April 25, 2017 Sherrell Faulkner, 46, Died May 16, 2017 Ava Le'Ray Barrin, 17 - Killed June 25, 2017 Ebony Morgan, 28 - Killed July 2, 2017 TeeTee Dangerfield, 32 - Killed July 31, 2017 Jaylow McGlory, 29 - Killed August 4, 2017 Kiwi Herring, 30 -Killed August 22, 2017 Kashmire Redd, 28 - Killed September 4, 2017 Derricka Banner, 26 - Killed September 12, 2017 Candace Towns, 30 - Killed October 31, 2017 Brooklyn BreYanna Stevenson, 31 - Killed November 27 2017 Brandi Seals, 26 - Killed December 13, 2017 Celine Walker, 36 - Killed February 4, 2018 Tonya Harvey, 35 - Killed February 6, 2018 Phylicia Mitchell, 46 - Killed February 23, 2018 Amia Tyrae, 28 - Killed March 28, 2018 Sasha Wall, 29 - Killed April 1, 2018 Nino Fortson, 36 - Killed May 13, 2018 Gigi Pierce, 28 - Killed May 21, 2018 Antash’a Devine Sherrington English, 38 - Killed June, 2018 Diamond Stephens, 39 - Killed June 18, 2018 Cathalina Christina James, 24 - Killed June 24, 2018 Keisha Wells, 50s - Killed June 24, 2018 Sasha Garden, 27 - Kille July 19, 2018 Vontashia Bell, 18 - Killed August 30, 2018 Dejanay Stanton, 24 - Killed August 30, 2018 Shantee Tucker, 30 - Killed September 5, 2018 Londonn Moore, 20 - Killed September 8, 2018 Ciara Minaj Carter, 31 - Killed October 3, 2018 Regina Denise Brown, 53 - Killed October 10, 2018 Tydi Dansbury, 37, Killed November 26, 2018 Keanna Mattel, 35 - Killed December 7, 2018 Dana Martin, 31 - Killed January 6, 2019 Jazzaline Ware, 34 - Killed March 25, 2019 Ashanti Carmon, 27, Killed March 30, 2019 Claire Legato, 21 - Killed April 15, 2019 Muhlaysia Booker, 23 - Killed May 18, 2019 Michelle “Tamika” Washington, 40 - Killed May 19, 2019 Paris Cameron, 20 - Killed May 25, 2019 Chynal Lindsey, 26 - Killed June 1, 2019 Chanel Scurlock, 23 - Killed June 5, 2019 Layleen Polanco, 27 - Killed June 7, 2019 Zoe Spears, 23 - Killed June 13, 2019 Brooklyn Lindsey, 32 - Killed June 25, 2019 Denali Berries Stuckey, 29 - Killed July 20, 2019 Kiki Fantroy, 21 - Killed July 31, 2019 Pebbles La Dime Doe, 24 - Killed August 4, 2019 Bubba Walker, 55 - Killed July 2019 Tracy Single, 22 - Killed July 30, 2019 Bee Love Slater, 23 - Killed September 1, 2019 Bailey Reeves, 17 - Killed September 2, 2019 Ja’Leyah-Jamar, 30 - Killed September 13, 2019 Itali Marlowe, 29 - Killed September 20, 2019 Brianna “BB” Hill, 30, Killed October 13, 2019Yahira Nesby, 33 - Killed December 19, 2019 Monika Diamond, 34 - Killed March 18, 2020Nina Pop, 28 - Killed May 3, 2020Tony McDade, 38 - Killed May 27, 2020

All of them should still be here with us today.

Say their names.

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Say Their Names

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“There is no Pride for some of us without liberation for ALL of us” - Marsha P. Johnson

These past few weeks have been painful for all of us, more so for Black people than any other community.  Celebrating anything right now, let alone Pride, might make you feel guilty or uncomfortable, but it’s more important than ever to have these discussions. Pride is more than a parade or a celebration. The spirit of Pride stems from protesting for equal rights.

The first Pride was a revolution ignited by the participants in the Stonewall uprising fighting back against police brutality. Black and brown trans women have always been at the forefront in the battle for LGBTQIA+ rights, with Marsha P. Johnson, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, Storme DeLarverie, and Sylvia Rivera emerging as prominent activists. With that in mind, it’s important we use Pride month as an opportunity to amplify Black and brown voices and fight racism within the LGBTQIA+ community.  

Not everyone is able to take to the streets in protest or has money to donate, but there are still ways the Tumblr community can unite and make a difference. That’s why we created #ActsofPride, an action list for this Pride month.

We hope these prompts offer you an opportunity to learn, reflect, speak out, spark conversations at home, to lift up our Black and brown peers, to experience Pride through an intersectional lens. Think of this as a nurturing space for self-expression. Or use it to reflect upon how Pride’s revolutionary history can drive a future where the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies commit to keeping this fight and conversation going on a daily basis and not just when it dominates the headlines. 

Take care of yourself, look out for your friends, make your voice heard, and most importantly, have a happy Pride!

1 month ago

“There is no Pride for some of us without liberation for ALL of us” - Marsha P. Johnson These past few weeks have been painful...

List of Black Lives Matter and Racial Equality Petitions to sign:

one of the most comprehensive, well-rounded, and well researchd compilations of blm related resources (includes petitions, donation links, venmo accounts, names of people in need, etc) thats out there. please share this link everywhere and anywhere.  a black lives matter carrd that includes petitions, donation links, blm movement information, links on how to donate to BLM without spending money, black owned businesses, etc.  Justice for George Floyd Justice for George Floyd 2 Justice for George Floyd 3 Charge the Officers Responsible for George Floyd’s Murder  Charge the Officers Responsible for George Floyd’s Murder 2 Justice For Ahmuad Arbery Justice For Ahmuad Arbery 2 Justice for Breonna Taylor Stand with Breonna Charge Officers Responsible for Breonna Taylor’s Murder Justice For Tamir Rice Justice For Joāo Pedro Justice for Alejandro Vargas Martinez Justice for Belly Mujinga. Justice for Rashad Cunningham Justice For Tony McDade Justice for Dion Johnson Justice for Jennifer Jeffley Justice for Young Uwa Justice for Elijah Nichols Justice for Tete Gulley Justice for Tazne Van Wyk Justice for Michael Dean Justice For Amari Boone Justice for Darrius Stewart Justice for Shukri Abdi Justice for Ashton Dickson Justice For Darrius Stewart Justice for David McAtee Justice for Cameron Green Justice for Crystal Mason Justice For Zinedine Justice for Regis Korchinski-Paquet Justice for Christopher Josey Justice for Amiya Braxton Justice For Emerald Black Justice for Andile Mchunu Justice for Cameron Green Justice for Tamla Horsford Justice for Collins Khosa Justice for Sean Monterrosa Free Siyanda Reopen Sandra Bland’s Case  Free Willie Simmons who has served 38 years for a $9 robbery Get Washington State to Hold Police Officers Accountable for Police Brutality Arrest Officer Jared Campbell for macing a child  Demand Jail Time for Dylan Mota and Jacob Robles Demand Jail Time for All Police who Murder Innocent People Fire Racist Criminal Michael J Reynolds from the NYPD Petition for Nationwide Police De-Escalation Training Petition for Nationwide Police Required Racial Bias Test stop immigrants being poisoned by ICEBan the use of inhumane rubber bullets Demand a retrial for Angel Bumpass wrongfully convicted 13 year old with a life sentence End Police Brutality and Violence Against BIPOC in the USA Ban the use of rubber bullets for crowd control Join Campaign Zero Drop All Charges Against Incarcerated Trafficking Survivor Chrystul Kizer! Reopen Kendrick Johnson’s Case Abolish Prison Labour in the USA Require Dash and Body Cameras for the King County Sheriff’s Office Demand a retrial for Angel Bumpass wrongfully convicted 13 year old with a life sentence Sign the Police Accountability Act into Law Justice for Elijah Nichols  Exonerate Eric Riddick Justice For Luz Gonzalez! Support a new law to be made in Trayvon Martin’s name to stop from claiming self defense after aggravated murder Justice for James Scurlock Justice for Philando Castile Issue a State executive order to hold police accountable for unlawful action Don’t let Julius Jones be executed by the state of Oklahoma Help pass the Hands Up Act, which prohibits police officers from shooting unarmed citizens and carries a mandatory 15-year prison sentence if there isn’t a weapon found after someone has been shot by a police officer A twitter thread linking to many, many Brazilian Petition that still need signatures

Donation Links

A thread of Youtuve videos you can stream to donate to BLM Official George Floyd Memorial Fund OFFICIAL Gianna Floyd Fund (George Floyd’s child) Black Lives Matter We Cant Breathe 43 Bail Funds to Support Homeless Black Trans women fund Split a donation between 70+ community bail funds, mutual aid funds, and racial justice organizers Minnesota Healing Justice Network Women for Political Change Spiral Collective When We All Vote National List of Bail and Mutual Aid Funds/Organizers/Black Owned Businesses Venmo names of black trans people that need help Latino Community on Lake Street Black Immigrant Collective Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha Atlanta Black Owned Business Relief Al Maa'uun Remembering ShanaIsuroon  Fundraising for destroyed black owned businesses Joyce Preschool Black Table Arts Northside business support Du Nord Riot Recovery Fund Unicorn Riot Donate to Destiny Harrison & her daughter Dream’s Legacy Pimento Relief Fund Southside Harm Reduction West Broadway Business and Area Coalition Division of Indian Work TC Care Collective Justice for Breonna Taylor Justice for Jamee Justice for David McAtee Donate to Brandon Saenz who was shot in the left eye by a rubber bullet, and lost the eye, several teeth, and had facial fractures that required several surgeries HOW TO DONATE INTERNATIONALLY/SITES THAT ACCEPT INTERNATIONAL CURRENCY  HOW DONATE WITH NO MONEY HOW TO DONATE WITH NO MONEY BY STREAMING THIS HOW TO DONATE TO BLM BY SHARING LINKS A list of black owned businesses we should be supporting! + a list of black owned businesses we should be supporting that accept international currency! DO NOT DONATE TO SHAUN KING DO NOT DONATE TO CHANGE.ORG

* this list is constantly updated (new links added at the bottom) so please keep checking back for new information on petitions and ways to donate!!

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List of Black Lives Matter and Racial Equality Petitions to sign: one of the most comprehensive, well-rounded, and well...

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A few resources to help, learn, and promote:     TO HELP AND DONATE:  Black Lives Matter carrd with info, petitions, donation...

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A few resources to help, learn, and promote: TO HELP AND DONATE: Black Lives Matter carrd with info, petitions, donation...

Black Lives Matter: Resources for supporting the protests

Unfortunately, while the pandemic has disrupted all of our lives in countless ways, it hasn’t put a stop to (or even slowed down) injustice in our country, as we’ve all been recently reminded with the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other Black Americans.

We at FTH have put together some resources for those who want to help out, whether by joining the protests or supporting the protestors. Stay safe, stay loud. Black Lives Matter.

If you’re protesting:

Two articles on protesting as safely as possible under pandemic conditions: from VICE and from Buzzfeed News.

Here is an article on how to prepare for and protect yourself against tear gas.

And in case you wind up in a situation where it seems necessary or useful to record the police, Teen Vogue recently posted a great piece on how to take such videos as safely and effectively as possible.

If you want to show up in person but aren’t sure you feel comfortable marching, you can also provide on-the-ground support by working at and/or supplying a mutual aid station. SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) is running mutual aid stations to support protestors in several cities. You can read about SURJ here and find out more about your local chapter.

If you want to donate:

One of the best ways to support from home is to donate to a bail fund to get arrested protestors out of jail. This is always vital during any mass protest, but is particularly urgent now because COVID spreads so much more easily in indoor spaces, especially crowded ones.

You can find a directory of local bail funds here. This is a great way to have a lasting impact, because bail funds “recycle” donation money as much as possible; although state bail laws vary, most or all bail money is returned once the defendants show up for their court dates, and that money becomes available to free someone else.

You can find a list with organizations that are supporting the protests here (from Paper Mag) and here (from GQ) which are mostly focused on the Twin Cities.

If you’re in a city or state with active protests and you know of a local group that is helping the protestors, we encourage you to reblog with the name and links. Your FTH organizers in Chicago want to suggest the Chicago Freedom School, an organization that builds youth-led social organizing and which has been providing food to protestors, and offered shelter after the sudden imposition of the citywide curfew last night (at which point all the roads and public transit were shut down, stranding protestors.) You can donate to CFS here.

If you want to offer non-monetary support from home:

If you can’t donate (or if you have donated and want to help in other ways too) there are lots of ways to help.

One great thing to do is to call your local police stations (either in-city or in-state) and demand that arrested protestors be released. Before you do this, it’s a good idea to read local news about the number of arrests that have been made, and to find out (if possible) where specifically those arrested protestors have been taken.

You can find further suggestions for things to do from home in these resources guides, one by blacklivesmatter and one from a collective of NYC-based community activists.

Finally: there is a ton of information flying around, and a lot of it is unreliable.

Buzzfeed News is keeping a running list of misinformation and hoaxes about the protests. The article has been updated several times since posting, but you can also follow the reporters on twitter for even more rapid updates.

kyleauxren is also maintaining a (partially-crowdsourced) twitter thread on hoaxes and misinformation. There is some overlap with Buzzfeed’s list, but also some things they missed.

Both lists include spoof versions of some of the highest-profile justice organizations and bail funds, as well as “protests” being organized by white nationalist organizations and sympathizers in order to undermine and discredit the BLM movement. Whether you are donating or planning to attend a protest, make sure to do some research before committing yourself or your resources. The examples in these threads can help you develop a sense of what to look for.

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Black Lives Matter: Resources for supporting the protests