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Mon Apr 16, 2012, 12:23 PM

We need a resources & info pin

It's clear those in the position of responsibility aren't taking responsibility to do the right thing. Today we and our allies were called maggots and that we should be squashed, all because it was pointed out an offensive term is offensive.

This is the sort of thing that does not belong on DU and excuses should not be accepted.

Juries and posters are going to pretend to be ignorant so they can avoid blame and responsibility. We need a post filled with information and resources that we can link to when we alert a post or even argue in our defense. For example, I just now alerted that maggot post and included a link to http://www.glaad.org/transgender so that the jury would have actual citable proof that "tranny" is not an appropriate word to use. I know it's likely to be ignored, but maybe it's inclusion will sway that one voter and provide a useful result.

So what do you say? Is there anyone who has amassed links that would be useful, not only in above situations, but also in situations where someone tries to shut our "poutrage" down with tired, already proven false arguments? I think it would also be useful to those new members of our community who need answers but may be too timid to ask a question.






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The Philosopher Apr 2012 OP
Fearless Apr 2012 #1
TriMera Apr 2012 #2
William769 Apr 2012 #3
The Philosopher Apr 2012 #4

Response to The Philosopher (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 12:38 PM

1. This is a very good idea!

If I come across informational websites I will post them here... Bookmarking!

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Response to The Philosopher (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 12:40 PM

2. Here are a couple of links

regarding transgender issues and education about those issues, etc. I'm in the middle of finals for school right now, but I try to pop back in with some more on other LGBTQ issues later. Thanks for doing this, I think it is much needed.

http://transgenderlawcenter.org/cms/

http://www.apa.org/topics/sexuality/transgender.aspx

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Response to The Philosopher (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 12:41 PM

3. I am of the opinion it won't do any good.

Someone (I won't mention who) awhile back suggested a wall of shame, which is a great idea but would probably be hidden so fast it would make your head spin while bigotry posts are not hidden.

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Response to William769 (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 12:50 PM

4. Our wall of shame (unless only hosts can see it)

Is our banned list in the About page.

Obviously I'm not just suggesting a place to defend ourselves from attackers, but also to help those LGBTers new to DU or even to LGBT life. I think, at least, it would do good there.


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