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📢 Important PSA:

Trans rights are Human Rights.
Non-binary folks, no matter if they're trans or not, or how they present, are valid and their rights are Human Rights.

:transgender_flag: :nonbinary_flag:

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I'm now using this new avatar for a while because I'm really happy with the emojo I commissioned from @dzuk, maker of Mutant Standard, a set of emoji you see in many cool places ^^'. I was positively surprised by how much this emoji resembles my face!
Many thanks to zir for putting up with me.

Also, a reminder for you to consider giving artists money if you can afford to! They make really cool and important stuff.

And if you have a sona, consider having emojos of them made by Dzuk!

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nytimes.com/2021/11/28/world/e
if you wanted to hear about the state of non-binary acceptance outside anglophone countries

cw for state fascism by so-called universalist liberals, queerphobia, racism

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Eye contact // THREAD: How to recognize AI-generated faces? 

A few years ago, a site called "This Person Does Not Exist" (thispersondoesnotexist.com/) has popped up, using a neural network called StyleGAN to serve a new image of an AI-generated picture of a person’s face after every refresh.

People online have started taking pictures from this site with malicious intent in order to look more legit to perform scams, harassment or other type of deception.

However the generated pictures are not perfect, in this thread I will show a few telling signs with illustrations that might indicate a picture has been lifted straight from TPDNE. Keep in mind that people doing this might not be taking the most egregious examples and that these are only pointers, not an exact science!

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arch btw 

Oh, you can put

ParallelDownloads = 4

in your pacman.conf, and then installing/upgrading a bunch of stuff is almost as fast as Alpine/apk.

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money (-), help needed 

Hey, my mental health has been really bad lately and I haven't been able to take on any more commissions, we have only a small amount of income. I haven't been able to afford to pay household bills all month which are £200 total.

paypal.me/mutantstandard

I'm slowly handling my commissions again but it's been pretty slow so far, im so sorry ><

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money (-), help needed 

Hey, my mental health has been really bad again and I haven't been able to take on any more commissions, which means until my partner starts getting income from their new job, we have no income and we're running dangerously low. I'm really sorry :(

paypal.me/mutantstandard

I'm hopefully gonna get some counseling soon and that'll mean this kinda will hopefully become a thing of the past soon...

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"Luna, faz figura de parva enquanto a gente se transforma!"

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gofundme link, cancer, pls share 

a queer non binary instagram mutual of mine is a brain cancer patient. they've recently had a scan and multiple new tumours have been found. they're looking at surgeries, however their partner is pregnant so it'll mean they're both out of work during the recovery period and need financial help. pls give if you can and share either way
gofundme.com/f/saxons-cancer-i

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BandCamp Friday is tomorrow!

If you have music for sale, reply and I'll boost!

If you have recommendations of any sort, I'd love to hear them!

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Germany would like to donate 150 Mio (!) vaccine doses to COVAX before they expire, lacking domestic demand.

But clauses in contracts with producers leave the latter a right to veto. And they demand additional compensation. So the doses may be trashed.

tagesschau.de/investigativ/kon

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"Before Rosa Parks, Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat on a bus. She’s still on probation."

washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

(She's still on probation, in 2021, for refusing to give up her seat on the bus to a white woman in March 1955.)

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more times communism worked 

https://going-medieval.com/2021/10/28/on-looking-in-the-past-for-a-better-future%ef%bf%bc/

Leftist medieval historian describes two times that free peasants formed self-sufficient communes with no class hierarchy, one of which lasted longer than the United States has existed. Both only failed when the landlord class decided it wasn't right for there to be land with no lords and invaded with armies, and even then one of the collectives held out for a very, very long time.
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Unhelpful responses to harmful laws, migration 

Telling people to "just leave" when the place they live has shitty laws that put them in danger isn't actually all that helpful

There's a lot of reasons why people can't or don't want to leave. And they shouldn't have to leave to find safety. Plus it's not like there's somewhere they can easily go that's much better and doesn't treat migrants like shit in most cases

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LGBT rights, Poland, please boost 

@oddtail eng lang source:
abcnews.go.com/International/w

This is also not the only anti lgbtq proposal thats been considered lately it appears, a very similar bill was considered in November of last year (also in response to a petition: pinknews.co.uk/2020/11/11/pola ) and the polish government has announced plans to ban queer people from adopting children: them.us/story/poland-planning-

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LGBT rights, Poland, please boost 

* talking about LGBT ppl/issues in schools;
* Pride marches and any other LGBT-related public events;
* public endorsement of same-sex marriage or rights;

You read that right. If you say "I think gay people should get to be married" in a public setting, the new law states that you'd be committing a crime.

I know not everyone is equally passionate about LGBT activism, but this is actual insanity.

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LGBT rights, Poland, please boost 

(Reposted from Birdside, thread)

Today, the Polish parliament will read a proposed law that makes it illegal to "promote homosexuality", including - I am not exaggerating - pretty much ANY positive talk of LGBT+ people and their rights in public settings.

And foreign media seem almost entirely silent on this.

The law was drafted a while ago, but didn't get into the Parliament for procedural reasons.

It EXPLICITLY bans e.g.:

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