LITERALLY how can this petition possibly still be struggling to break 70k signatures?? are you against more measures to keep cops from killing black people in the streets? in their own homes? please signal boost this petition to all your social media sites.
you can sign from any country in the world btw it’s not USA exclusive. get on this please.
This week on AGayCollab we’re doing Trans Awareness Week! So who better to be in the video with me than a trans woman to help enlighten me… by showing me p…
A video that starts with a popular YouTuber struggling to say “Trans* Awareness Week” whilst holding back hysterical laughter was never going to be pleasant viewing, but the dysphoria triggering borderline mockery and misinformation spread through this video is beyond damaging to the trans community.
Many trans* men expressed their hurt in the comments section, and the dislikes began to pile up against the likes. Josh Rimer, the cisgender gay man in the video started to respond to hurt trans men’s comments saying that he “didn’t need their approval" and eventually, instead of listening to the hurt in the community, AGayCollab decided to remove the ability to comment or rate the video, leaving it up to keep spreading incorrect information to those who know little about the trans community.
Before this disabling of features, I messaged AGayCollab privately, requesting they remove the video, and offering total willingness to discuss with them the issues the video puts forward, and I was ignored.
Please, whether you are trans* yourself, or an ally, please sign this petition:
The petition is a peaceful one, not designed to cause a fight or raise hate against AGayCollab, or Josh or Jazmine who were in the video, all it asks is that the misinforming and triggering video is removed from YouTube. The petition will be shown to AGayCollab when it reaches a significant amount of signatures, to show that it isn’t just a few overly sensitive Trans* men that have a problem with the video, and that they must acknowledge the hurt and damage caused by the video.
If you are stealth you may use any alias to sign the petition, and can also select do NOT show my signature, so there will be no “paper trail” or risk of outing yourself, but your support will still make a difference.
*Also, please reblog to signal boost, as we cannot have this video removed without support from the community*
UPDATE: Josh Rimer has now reactivated these features, and said that Jazmine (the trans woman) in the video was the one to deactivate these features and deleted many users comments.
Josh Rimer is offering to add correct information in the description of the video, but this is simply not good enough, we cannot trust that everyone who watches the video will read the description, this video will still spread incorrect information, and on top of that will still trigger dysphoria!
So you had a huge outpouring of anger and you disabled and deleted comments, AGayCollab? Brilliant. Tons of people have asked you to remove the video, but you just can’t because OMG ALL THOSE VIEWS. THOSE ADDICTIVE VIEWS. PEOPLE SEEING MY FACE. EVEN IF THEY ARE HATING MY FACE.
Note to everyone breathing: when a ton of people politely or not-so-politely ask you to remove a video because it’s spreading misinformation, it takes two seconds to delete it. Save yourself from endless scorn. Maybe don’t be a dick.
tbh there should be shit tons of research done around this kind of shit IN THE FIRST PLACE
Here’s an Australian anti-circ petition that’s currently aiming for 500 signatures before it gets forwarding on to lots of people in positions of power. Currently at 482 signatures, any help would mean a lot!
No problem, happy to share! It’s at 484 as I post this, just a few more needed :)
When I married my wife Linda 33 years ago, I never imagined we would have to separate so she could access the life-saving medication and care she needs to stay healthy. Linda was born with epilepsy, and without constant medical care, her condition would quickly become deadly. For many years she qualified for TennCare, Tennesee’s Medicaid program — so imagine our shock when the Social Security office called us in and told us that my modest retirement fund pushed our income over the acceptable income limits, and Linda no longer qualified!
There was only one solution that would keep Linda alive: six months ago, we had to separate and establish different addresses so she could stay covered. Since January, she’s been living with her ailing mother and even spent time in a homeless shelter, while we look for subsidized housing cheap enough for her to afford with her $720 a month disability check. The wait for government housing could be as long as five years and could require her to move 25 miles away — if we don’t find something soon, I may end up living out of my car while she stays in our old home.
Because Governor Bill Haslam refused to accept Affordable Care Act funds to expand TennCare, we fall into what’s called the “coverage gap” — we don’t earn enough to take advantage of federal insurance subsidies, and we earn too much to qualify for TennCare, even though we live at the poverty level. We’re just two people out of more than 161,000 who can’t access affordable healthcare in Tennessee. There are countless other stories just like ours throughout the state.
I love my wife, and I want to be able to stay by her side. Because of her condition, Linda can’t work or even drive herself. Over the years I’ve taken her to the hospital and provided medical support during her seizures, which I can no longer do while living several miles away. If Linda has a medical emergency while I’m not there, she could die — and after 33 years together, being forced apart like this is heartbreaking for both of us.
Since May, I’ve written more than 50 letters to Gov. Haslam, asking to meet and talk about expanding TennCare. He hasn’t written back to any of them. I’m hoping that if we can get enough signatures, he’ll be forced to pay attention and listen! Please sign and share this petition asking Gov. Haslam to expand TennCare and let me move back in with my wife!
Recently in Sydney, District Court Judge Garry Neilson compared child rape and incest to homosexuality — saying that since gay sex is no longer considered “taboo”, a man charged with raping his 17 year-old sister committed no crime!
The comments came on July 9, as Judge Neilson considered the case of a 58 year-old man accused of molesting his own sister at age 10 or 11 in 1973, and then repeatedly raping her again at age 17 in 1981. While the defendant actually admitted his guilt to the 1973 charges in court, the judge seemed to believe that the “taboo” against incest and paedophilia was outdated and the man’s actions were not illegal.
The comments really are unbelievable. A court reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald gave this account of the judge’s remarks:
District Court Judge Garry Neilson said just as gay sex was socially unacceptable and criminal in the 1950s and 1960s but is now widely accepted, “a jury might find nothing untoward in the advance of a brother towards his sister once she had sexually matured, had sexual relationships with other men and was now ‘available’, not having [a] sexual partner”.
He also said the “only reason” that incest is still a crime is because of the high risk of genetic abnormalities in children born from consanguineous relationships “but even that falls away to an extent [because] there is such ease of contraception and readily access to abortion”.
He even went on to imply that because the younger sister had teenage relationships with other young men, she couldn’t have possibly been raped by her brother. These comments go well beyond simple victim-blaming in this particular trial. This man clearly has no place on the bench and should not be trusted to deliver justice to the victims of sexual crimes. A loving same-sex relationship between adults has nothing to do with paedophilia, incest, or rape.
The Crown Prosecutor in this case has already demanded that the trial be handed to another judge, but that doesn’t go far enough. Judge Neilson shouldn’t be presiding over any cases involving rape or sexual assault — who knows how many other victims have already been denied justice in his court? Please sign this petition to demand that Judicial Commission of New South Wales remove Judge Garry Neilson from the bench immediately.
Arturo is a 29-year-old male polar bear currently living in Argentina’s Mendoza Zoo. He is suffering in 40C (104F) heat in an enclosure that has just 20 inches of water for him to swim in and has as a consequence been displaying worrying behavior.
Please sign this petition or at least spread the word in order to have Arturo transferred to a zoo in Canada which has better facilities for an animal that is used to polar conditions.
sign this or dieFree Him
Guys this is still ongoing !
this fucking kills me, SIGN THE PETITION.
If you sign this, this polar bear will be coming up to our zoo, which from what I understand, just got a new polar bear enclosure? So, it will definitely be an improvement!
Basic summary of the whole issue: My country’s public libraries have removed two children’s books for not being “pro-
cishet nuclearfamily”. The first book, And Tango Makes Three, features two male penguins that are a couple, while the second book, The White Swan Express: A Story About Adoption, has two female partners trying to adopt a baby.
Please help sign the petition and signal boost, Tumblr!
Latest update — they’re planning to pulp the books!! :(