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* How to help Flood victims in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh:

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* "Sputnik, the Russian news agency, is under investigation by the FBI:"

* "Pope: Rescinding DACA is not 'pro-life':"

* "Senate report slams Trump foreign policy as 'apparent doctrine of retreat':"

* "Trump administration appeals to Supreme Court on refugee ban:"

* "Scoop: Jeff Sessions' lie detector idea:"

* TW: Lynching. This article contains pictures of injuries to an 8 year old who survived an attempted lynching in New England. ":"

* Guardian's live blog of Irma:

* "Climate Change Is a Crisis We Can Only Solve Together:"

* During my appointment, I complimented my Doctor on the PreP adverts, being a huge fan of harm reduction in all it's forms. The poking and prodding part of the appointment allowed for conversation, so we got into the medical ethics of things like Prep and needle exchange. My Doctor is about a decade younger than me, and the clinic does a lot in the way of HIV+ and addiction services. She is a fierce advocate for harm reduction. (Seriously, I adore my Doctor. She's enthusiastic about trans community health outreach, and she's really on top on my ridiculously complicated medical history. As someone who spent a huge chunk of my adult life fighting Doctors to convince them to actually, you know, provide medical care instead of ignoring shit, a Doctor who is cheerful and willing to help and non-discriminatory is a huge fucking deal.) Anyway, the Plague came up, by logical extension, and the lives saved by the aggressive needle exchange program in Seattle that has slowed HIV and Hep c transmission amoung users to next to nothing. For me, the AIDs epidemic was a horrifying disaster unfolding in real time coinciding roughly with my adolescence. When we were talking about Seattle during the worst of the pre-protase inhibitor days before needle exchange took hold,she said in this soft, sad tone, "So many bodies."

Yes. So many bodies. Anything that stops that, I'm all for. I never want to see that happening again, to any community. Even with modern drugs, long term survivors remain at risk of early death, depression, and dementia. It is so much better than when the young were falling like leaves in Autumn, but please, please, take care of yourselves out there. I would much rather live in a world where no one gets HIV any more and those who have it are well cared for.

* As I wrote this, I was watching Lily Tomlin gently, charmingly, but firmly calling Dick Cavett out for his sexism over and over in the course of an interview, keeping her tone light, but absolutely refusing to give way in a mid-’80′s interview.

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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* This App phones your rep for you:

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* How to help Flood victims in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh:

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* "How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims:"

* "Disaster Relief and Support for Libraries:"

* How to help the protesters and ordinary people in Venezuela:

* "Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide:"

* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you:

* How white Protesters can weaponize their whiteness:

* List of places to donate to help trans service members and fight the planned attack on active duty trans soldiers:

* Red Cross is taking donations for Western Wildfire Relief:

* (This is here as a reminder to me for later). "Can you recommend me some good books, essays, etc. about witches, witchcraft, witch trials in England?:"

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* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:"

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