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Photo by Tommy Kearns for Under The Radar magazine’s Protest Issue.

Under The Radar magazine’s Protest Auction begins today auctioning off all of the autographed protest signs created by musicians for The Protest Issue of the magazine. All profits made from the auctions will go to the War Child charity and includes an auction of a hand made and autographed sign Amanda made for the issue featured in the photos above. 

Click HERE for more information on Under The Radar’s The Protest Auction.
And CLICK HERE to directly bid on Amanda Palmer’s protest sign. 

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Protesters call attention to issues other than marriage - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
The 2015 Pride Parade was briefly held up the afternoon of June 28 when several protesters from the activist group #BlackOutPride staged a "die-in" at the corner of Halsted and Addison. Eight arrests were made in the incident, which held up the parade for about 15 minutes.

The protesters said that they were seeking to call attention to issues that had been neglected by the LGBT community in the push for marriage equality.

According to a statement released June 28 by #BlackOutPride, “Organizers of the die-in hope the protest will bring attention to the parade’s origins as a political action meant to resist state violence. Organizers wish to amplify the voices of those silenced within the LGBTQ community, primarily those populations most impacted by state violence—trans people, women, people with disabilities and mental illness, Black and Brown folk, indigenous people, immigrants, sex workers and street youth.”

Among the issues the group looked to address were homelessness amongst LGBT youth and hyper-policing.

#BlackOutPride is a community of Black, trans and queer individuals looking to call attention to the radical roots of the Pride celebration according to spokesperson NIC Kay. They [Kay’s chosen pronoun] said the June 28 action was to honor the history of Pride, which started out as a riot, and to honor the history of [original organizers] Sylvia Rivera and Marsha Johnson.“

#BlackOutPride was looking to ”de-center Pride as a commercial event and center it as a protest.“ They said that between 25-30 members took part, and that several bystanders joined in.

Individuals who were arrested were eventually taken to the Cook County Courthouse at Belmont and Western Avenues. An online drive was launched to raise money for their bail, and all had been released by the early evening, according to the group’s Twitter postings. Kay said they were confident that the group was able to get its message across: ”It was an effective action.“

Among the issues #BlackOutPride said should be addressed by the LGBT community and the city overall are stop-and-frisk actions by police; over-policing of LGBT youth; reopening shuttered schools and mental health clinics; a trauma center on the South Side of Chicago; safe shelters for LGBT youth; and wage theft. They also call for an end to militarization and corporate exploitation of the community. The group’s full statement is at radfag.wordpress.com/.

anonymous asked:

"so what if they don't acknowledge or accept your gender" Your’e literally telling people to just deal with it, so that you can go on and be a transphobe, and live your privileged life., not having to worry about the fact that over 40% of LBGTQ youth attempt suicide. But no, we should just deal with it. You don’t get to protest these issues because you are part of the issue.

I’m not telling to to deal with it, I’m telling you to not let people’s irrelevant opinions drag you down and fuck your life up, they don’t matter, there’s no point in letting people’s hate destroy you, I get that’s it’s still hard, but making enemies and stirring up hostility isn’t the answer

Non-American people posting American flags burning today… That is so offensive - I’m not American and I am heavily critical of many aspects of American politics and society, just as I am with many other countries, including my own - I’m generally not at all for patriotism and I think it can be dangerous - but there are much more mature and constructive ways of expressing your protest to US issues than just posting flags on fire to deliberately upset individuals to whom that symbol holds a lot of meaning.

white people will cheer for an inflatable gay Jesus float then turn around and boo and make incredibly racist comments during a parade protest about the issues lgbtq people of color endure. suicide, homelessness, violence, and a myriad of other issues don’t matter, right??? because it’s holding up your parade and you just want to get more drunk! yikes!

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Protesters call attention to issues other than marriage - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
The 2015 Pride Parade was briefly held up the afternoon of June 28 when several protestors from the activist group #BlackOutPride staged a "die-in" at the corner of Halsted and Addison. Eight arrests were made in the incident, which held up the parade for about 15 minutes.

persephone-todd asked:

Hi, i need another set of les mis aus. Modern, pls, just something to break through the writer's block.

OK darling! 

Enjolras (or you’re fav. BB) gets shot at a Ferguson (or any other current issue) protest, Combeferre and Joly take care of him, because he’s wanted and the hospital would have to turn him in

Cosset and Courfeyrac think of creative ways for Cosset to ask Marius to prom

Courfeyrac is the son of a movie star and has to escape the paparazzi on the way to a meeting 

Joly accidentally becomes a cyborg. They all have to deal with it

Grantaire becomes famous for his paintings

You should tag me in your work, I wanna see it!

anonymous asked:

How do you feel about white people taking place in protests about black issues or working in non profits?

Hmm I appreciate any non-black person supporting our struggle in any positive way BUT they need to know their role & stay in their place. It’s our struggles first and foremost so as long as they (especially whites) let us speak on our issues and not try to overshadow us when it’s their opportunity to talk then I have no issue with them.