dancingdragon3: (faith)
The petition urging the Electoral College to follow the will of the people, and name Hillary Clinton as President still needs 1.5 million votes. Even if they probably will not go against their states, it is possible, and either way, I think it's important to show a protest in any way we can.
Link to petition on Change.org. Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] desdemonaspace for sharing this!

And for something to take away any bad tastes in your mouths, footage of Obama giving Ellen Degeneres the Medal of Freedom today. This is a moment, a feeling, and an attitude that can never be taken away.

Source: Video Channel



Congratulations to the other recipients this year. What a list
dancingdragon3: (faith)
I suspect that political posts will be a constant from now on. I’ll keep them separate, and try to balance them with food and fun posts. Please, feel free to skip them with no guilt. I know a lot of you use LJ as an escape from the real world, and I do not blame you in the least. But I have always been into politics since birth I think, and this election has woken that part of me up like no body’s business. See my new journal header.

First - kittens!



Last night, I went to the biannual meeting of LGBT Democrats of Mecklenburg (that’s my county, Charlotte, NC). It was my first attendance, and I am very glad I went. Everyone was very nice and welcoming, and there were other new people, galvanized by the election, or being newcomers to the area.
Read more, watch George Takei.. )
dancingdragon3: (redhillwhiteshell)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] spikesjojo at post
A question you need to ask:

For Congressional Reps who still haven’t withdrawn support for Trump

When you think about Trump's 2nd amendment joke, don’t forget Christina Taylor Green. She’s the little girl who died when Sarah Palin made a joke - when Gabby Giffords was nearly killed because some crazy decided to act on that joke. Think about Trump’s supporters…and ask if the death of a child is reason enough for you to stop supporting Trump. You already put party in front of country - why not stop at that. When you put getting in office above your moral integrity you clearly no longer are fit to serve.

Warning: Homophobic language below cut.
Read more... )
dancingdragon3: (elle_break your heart)
What: A Dove commercial.
Why: It seems to have been made for me, personally.
Warnings: Women speaking out against all kinds of isms - so triggers for all except assault.
Note: More about the Real Women in this commercial. (Yikes, by 'real' I mean not actresses! Lords, I hope no one took that the wrong way.)

Personal Note: Phrases I hear on a regular basis at the age of 43 in 2016  -  "but you're too/so pretty/thin"; "young looking"; "why don't you wear make-up/skin tight clothes/heels/jewelry, but not that jewelry because it's strange looking. " "But where were your parents/grandparents really from?"  "I'd never known you were black (or white) if you hadn't said anything." - this is usually meant as a compliment, depending on the 'race' of the person speaking to me.  "You'd.....if you didn't have to be so different/wieird/masculine/geeky..." You all get the idea. I completely expect to get "dress your age" if my hair ever goes grey. And all of the above is why I never show my picture on LJ anymore. I prefer to be judged by the contents of my mind and heart, rather than how my genes combined to produce my body type, and the symmetry and melanin count of my facial features.


dancingdragon3: (chiana_no damsel)
What: The Daily Show clip from April 6th.
Who: Jessica Williams interviews another black women with more problems than she has.
Why: Awareness
Warning: Triggers for transphobia and abuse.



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