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" ... *I'm honored to work with Ky Peterson, a young Black trans man incarcerated in Georgia for defending his own life. Please help us free [by signing the petition @]*": Ky: bit.ly/Justice4Ky.
*In 2011, Ky was forced to defend himself against a transphobic sexual assault. Despite the fact that Georgia has a "Stand Your Ground" law, and that his rape kit tested positive, Ky was criminalized for being Black and trans. Instead of receiving care, he was arrested and held in jail for a year with no legal support or a trial. Finally Ky was pressured into taking a plea deal. He was sentenced to TWENTY YEARS in prison...for defending his own life*.
*Treatment of Georgia trans prisoners is so inhumane that the state Dept of Corrections is currently under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice. For the first 5 years, Ky didn't receive any transition-related medical care, and he continues to suffer dehumanizing treatment from prison staff for being openly trans*.
Follow #Justice4Ky and #SurvivedandPunished *on twitter today, and read more about Ky's case at* http://bit.ly/1E6n1qb.
*Special thanks to Ky's partner & tireless advocate Pinky Shear [visual description: pencil and watercolor portrait of a young Black trans man in a white t-shirt, against a dark blue background. Text reads: "Ky Peterson, a young Black trans man in rural Georgia, was arrested for defending himself during a transphobic sexual assault. After a year in jail with no legal support or trial, he was forced to take a plea deal. Ky was sentenced to 20 years in prison*. FREE KY."] "
- -Micah Bazant
#BlackTransLivesMatter #TransLiberationTuesday   #transgender #FreeKy   #FreeKyPeterson   #KyPeterson  
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Dear GOogler,
" **How the feeling of falling behind fuels deadly distress for white Americans** "

#prematuredeaths #suicide #alcoholism 

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Dear GOogler,
" A transgender woman of color has been shot to death on Chicago’s south side, the fourth reported murder of a trans person this year.
Tiara Lashaytheboss Richmond, 24, died Tuesday morning, Windy City Times reports. She was shot in the chest, arm, and hand.
Richmond was shot shortly after 6 a.m. by a person she was riding with in a vehicle, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, which misgendered her in its report. The suspect fled in the vehicle, and police found Richmond lying on the ground when they arrived. She was pronounced dead about 7 a.m. at a nearby hospital. "
- -Trudy Ring

#SayHerName #TiaraLashaythebossRichmond #transcENDhate #TransLivesMatter #TWOC 

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Dear GOogler,
Jessye Norman, soprano, singing "Dove Sono" from Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro."

#JessyeNorman #DoveSono #Mozart #LeNozzediFigaro #opera 

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Dear GOogler,
" **To be blunt: if your crazy-ass theory of the world doesn’t ease the suffering of people whom you do not understand, maybe what you actually need is a new theory**. "
- -Jennifer Finney Boylan
@ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/im-all-done-explaining-my-humanity_us_58ac7ed0e4b0c4d510571706

#TransLivesMatter #transcENDhate #JenniferFinneyBoylan 
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Dear GOogler,
" When you are the spouse or partner of a person experiencing depression, you may feel stuck between wanting to help and realizing depression is a force larger than your love at times. You may be on edge, hypervigilant, worried, and feel hopeless when you cannot fix it for them.
First things first. If your loved one is in a depressive state lasting longer than two weeks characterized by sleep disturbances, lack of interest in once-enjoyed activities, weight gain or loss, sad feelings, fatigue, irritability, suicidal thoughts, and/or social isolation, you should get professional help immediately. You can start with your family doctor, who may refer you to a mental health professional. Depression is not something to “wait and see” on, and it’s not something just anyone can identify or diagnose. Keep in mind, also, it is common for a depressed person to not want anyone (especially a loved one) to worry, so they will often put on a good front and minimize their true feelings. "
- -Angela Avery

#depression #mentalhealth 

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Dear GOogler,
" *Bathroom bills are NOT really about bathrooms. They're about whether TRANS PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO EXIST IN PUBLIC SPACES. If we can't use public bathrooms, we can't go to school, we can't work, we can't go to health care facilities. It's really about the right to exist in public space. I EXIST. I HAVE A RIGHT TO EXIST IN PUBLIC SPACES*. "
- -Laverne Cox, actress

#transcENDhate #TransLivesMatter #LaverneCox #equity 
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Dear GOogler,
Krista Tippett, author, journalist and host of On Being, is interviewed by Maria Shriver, journalist. Listen.

#KristaTippett #MariaShriver #ArchitectsofChange 

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Dear GOogler,
" **Not everyone wants or needs a step-by-step process for spiritual discernment. But for those who do, you can do no better than a process based on St. Ignatius’ principles for the discernment of spirits. Many books on discernment will give you outlines that look something like this**: ... "
- -Theresa Blythe

#discernmentprocess #StIgnatiusprinciples #discernmentofspirits #spiritualdiscernment 

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