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November 24th, 2017


dglenn
05:24 am - QotD

"You can't have a story with time travel, you can only have a story about time travel" -- Rob Miles, 2017-11-02


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November 23rd, 2017


dglenn
05:35 pm - Chessiecon -- rides?
I am way behind on everything. Um, anybody heading to Chessiecon tomorrow afternoon with room for a passenger + music gear, passing my way? Also looking for a ride home again after midnight. (It looks like I have rides for Saturday & Sunday.) Gear includes instruments and amps, possibly the piano if there's enough room for it. I am in SoWeBo, a few minutes off of I-95.

Performing @ Time Travelers Social Friday night and with HCB on Sunday morning.

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November 22nd, 2017


dglenn
05:24 am - QotD

"C.K. betrayed the trust of the women he exposed himself to. Their experiences should always be considered first when his name is discussed and his legacy debated, just as we should think about the TV-writing career that Mad Men's Gordon never had, and the star parts that Rose McGowan, Annabella Sciorra, Mira Sorvino, and others might have had if they'd never been cornered by Weinstein." -- Matt Zoller Seitz, 2017-11-09


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November 21st, 2017


dglenn
05:26 am - QotD

"If I had been in her place, which would be harder for me to believe? The part about being knocked up by God and giving birth to a king? Or the part where the angel said, I was favored? I mean, if an angel came to me and said, 'Greetings, favored one,' I'd be like, 'You've got the wrong girl.' There's no way I would trust that the angel meant me. You know, since I've never managed to have my life look the way the youth minister implied it should in order to earn God's favor.

[...]

"When Stephen asked, 'How would my life be different if I was not scared and really believed I was loved?' I was reminded of the youth pastor's similar, yet completely different question. One question had to do with trusting God's love; the other had to do with trying to become worthy of God's love.

"There is a reason Mary is everywhere. I've seen her image all over the world, in cafés in Istanbul, on students' backpacks in Scotland, in a market stall in Jakarta, but I don't think her image is everywhere because she is a reminder to be obedient, and I don't think it has to do with social revolution. Images of Mary remind us of God's favor. Mary is what it looks like to believe that we already are who God says we are."

-- Nadia Bolz-Weber, Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People (2015)

(Alternative link, to start a bit farther back for more context)


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November 20th, 2017


dglenn
05:24 am - QotD

"You sit there and you read the ways that we've not only been murdered but our killers have attempted to erase us -- have attempted to absolutely destroy our very existence -- and it can be very difficult to sit with that, to go through those stories and see parts of yourself in those stories. At the same time, it also strengthens my resolve that this information needs to be out there, and we need to keep fighting. I'm not going to let these people erase me or erase my community." -- Gwendolyn Ann Smith (founder of the Transgender Day of Remembrance quoted on NBC's OutFront

[Today we remember the 286 people we know of who died from anti-trans violence since the last twentieth of November -- nearly a twelfth of them murdered in the US.]


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November 19th, 2017


dglenn
05:24 am - QotD

"I recently spoke to black trans activist Aaryn Lang, who described what it has been like for her to experience Transgender Day of Remembrance in her hometown of Columbus, Ohio, a state that has seen nine murders of trans people since 2012, all of them women, seven of them black. 'It almost to me feels like people gathering every other day of the year could have done something to prevent or to shift what was going on in this community,' she said." -- Meredith Talusan, "On Trans Day of Remembrance, we must do much more than remember", 2015-11-19


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November 18th, 2017


dglenn
05:24 am - QotD

"Many of us who are LGBTQ go through a second adolescence because our first (5-18 yo) is about suppressing identity. So when we do get into our 20's we make A LOT of mistakes that most attribute to younger people because we never got to be younger people in our true identity." -- George M Johnson, 2017-11-10


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November 17th, 2017


dglenn
05:26 am - QotD

"This notion of transgender deception pervades our culture. [...]

"This same thing is at the heart of the transgender bathroom arguments, with people conflating transgender people with sexual predators using trans public accommodation rights as a cover for violent illegal activities.

"The big irony of it all is that, by living our authentic lives in the genders we have spent so long coming to an understanding of, we are by extension being far more open and honest to the world about who we are. We are shedding an identity that was the true deception, crafted to conceal our deepest secrets. We are literally showing you who we really are, while being brushed off as being deceptive for not remaining in a gender identity that was false."

-- Gwendolyn Ann Smith, 2017-04-27


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November 16th, 2017


dglenn
05:24 am - QotD

"things me + my friends disagree on:
 - dogs vs cats
 - if beer is good
 - music
 - tp direction

"things we don't disagree on:
 - my basic rights"

-- Twitter user "men don't @ me", 2017-05-29


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November 15th, 2017


dglenn
05:24 am - QotD

"When I was a child I knew that trans people existed, but I knew I couldn't possibly be one of them. I was going to make history, not be some freak on television. My self-discipline and self-hatred marched in lock-step." "Coming Out as Transgender Made Me a More Effective CIA Officer", The Atlantic, 2017-03-20


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November 14th, 2017


dglenn
05:24 am - QotD

"Each time I rode by, soaked and cold, there were just the two of us and he must have seen my headlamp through the blackness. His jazz melody floated in the air between us -- and, at first, I imagined each of us wondering about the sanity of other. But then, as winter wore on, I imagined we stopped wondering." -- Jamie McNally, "Winter Saxophone", February 2011


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November 13th, 2017


dglenn
05:26 am - QotD

"This thread is full of the people who think trans people are a threat by existing. twitter.com/ddale8/status/..." -- Chase Strangio, 2017-11-09, linking to Danial Dale's collection or responses from GOP folk to the Roy Moore scandal


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November 11th, 2017


dglenn
05:24 am - QotD

"In war, there are no unwounded soldiers." -- José Narosky

[Today is Veterans Day in the US and Remembrance Day elsewhere.]


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