WELCOME TO WHAT THE PRIDE!?
That’s right, we are doing a pride in the form of five episodes that attempt to recreate the various aspects of pride’s as all the Coronavirus cancellations have made this pride month a barren wasteland of nonsense.
This week, Michelle is joined by super guest co-host Casey Explosion as they host a panel of trans and non-binary parents!
Also, we go over how to enjoy Harry Potter despite the author’s bigotry, developments in Hungary’s war on trans people and why you should care about Black Lives Matter and what you can do to help!
- CASEY EXPLOSION
Follow her on Twitter!
Watch her streams! She plays interesting games. WATCH HER DO THAT.
Casey is an expert in video games. She is a steam curator, looking for a game? SUBMIT TO HER OPINIONS!
- JK Rowling is a bigot but YOU CAN KEEP HARRY POTTER
Separately from the ethics of giving bigots money (sure you can find ways to do that…) you can still cherish the world of Hogwarts by adding Death of The Author to your brain. Here is some good information on that:
A more in-depth explanation
The original essay by Roland Bathes
For balance, here is a good video by Jessie Gender about why Death of the Author doesn’t work for JK Rowling.
- Transvanilla are fighting for trans people in Hungary
Follow them on Twitter
Gay Star New’s report on the situation
- The death of George Floyd
Original report by CNN
Column by Jennifer Brooks for the Star Tribune digging into the racial disparities in Minneapolis
- How you can help!
Follow @shayoza’s thread on Black Lives Matter for updates on protests you should go to (GET A MASK! TAKE HAND GEL! STAY 6 feet AWAY FROM EVERYONE!)
Here is some solid information on how to help Black Lives Matter in the UK by https://twitter.com/perkin_amalaraj
A full list of bail funds for protesters in the states!
A list of petitions and other things that can help
And another one. GET TO WORK!
- Parents info
Kate is great. She is a Sparkle trustee and also runs Trans Gloucester, social group for trans folks in the Gloucester area. Follow her!
Follow Trans Gloucester!
Rowan is great. They are involved in a whole load of amazing things. Follow them and their work!
Follow their work!
Jay is the Sparkle trustee and key volunteer as well as a disabilities activist. Check out his work!
Graeme is an artist and you should ear up all his arts before we do!
- Resources for trans parents!
Proud 2 B Parents
An LGBT+ parents group based in Manchester
MindLine Trans+ is a UK wide service offering a confidential emotional, mental health support helpline for people who identify as Trans, Agender, Gender Fluid or Non-Binary. They are also there to support family members and friends and to provide signposting to other services and resources. They are UK wide but operate out of Mind Bristol.
Phone: 0300 330 5468
The Proud Trust
GIRES Tranzwiki groups list
Find yourself some community in one of these groups. Includes options to display groups in your area
The Proud Trust
Just a decent LGBT+ organisation that came highly recommended from our guests!