The unhelpful common trans narrative – and why it’s hindering further acceptance

I’d like to start this post with a thought experiment. If you are right-handed (or the opposite if you are left-handed), imagine that you lived in a world where less than 1% of the world was. Your whole life you were scolded every time you used the hand that felt natural to you. People toldFortsätt läsa ”The unhelpful common trans narrative – and why it’s hindering further acceptance”

Important to know if you want to help the Ukrainian people

People all over the world have come together to help the people of Ukraine after the Russian invasion. And while that’s heartwarming, donations of too much supplies have created a logistical nightmare for the organisations helping the refugees. The NGOs are now asking for monetary donations rather than material things which are difficult to storeFortsätt läsa ”Important to know if you want to help the Ukrainian people”

How to help Ukraine in these difficult times

This morning, in the early hours of Thursday the 24th February, Russia invaded Ukraine. Many civilians have already been killed by bombings that have happened all over the country; once again in history, innocent people have to pay with their lives for the power-hunger of a megalomaniac. It is the duty now of every personFortsätt läsa ”How to help Ukraine in these difficult times”

A great book about an important subject

If you ask a Swedish person to name a gay writer, the first name that will almost always pop up in their mind is ‘Jonas Gardell’. This famous author published Passionspelen, a gay love novel, in 1985 and has since written many highly popular books and screenplays, becoming a household name. He is also aFortsätt läsa ”A great book about an important subject”

The Church of Sweden has officially apologised to the Sami people

This is technically old news since it happened back in November, but I only heard about it yesterday: Sweden’s national church has issued an apology for its participation in the oppression of Sami people. You can read the English translation of the transcript here. At the bottom of the page, you can also find versionsFortsätt läsa ”The Church of Sweden has officially apologised to the Sami people”

Human rights hero Desmond Tutu has passed away

It is greatly saddening to hear of the passing yesterday of former Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He was a lifelong champion for human rights and against all forms of bigotry. Most known for his fight against apartheid – for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize – he was also a proponent of women’s rightsFortsätt läsa ”Human rights hero Desmond Tutu has passed away”

Large scale mob violence happening against Hindus in Bangladesh

Tw: violence, murder, sexual assault, Hinduphobia If you’ve been following the news about what’s been happening in Bangladesh you’ve probably heard of the mob violence, gang rapes, murders and temple desecration that has been carried out against the Hindu minority in the country. If not, then I encourage you to read more about it inFortsätt läsa ”Large scale mob violence happening against Hindus in Bangladesh”

A rainy Pride

Today was the first Pride parade in my city since the pandemic. Being fully vaccinated, I thought about joining but the group I had planned to go with were not present this year so I decided to watch from the sidewalk instead. It was a shorter parade compared to most other years. A lot ofFortsätt läsa ”A rainy Pride”

The Piripkura are safe – but only for 6 months

Good and bad news for the Piripkura tribe: the land protection order has been renewed – but only for 6 months ahead. Survival Internation has more on the situation: https://www.facebook.com/19668531552/posts/10158557232456553/ ^Survival International fights for the rights of indigenous people worldwide. Follow their important work if you can.

An article about the threat against the Piripkura

There are now only two days left before the fate of the Piripkura tribe is decided. If the government protection order isn’t renewed, they could face genocide. A Journey With the Last Survivor of an Amazon Massacre ^There is a link to the petition at the bottom of the article. Sign it if you haven’tFortsätt läsa ”An article about the threat against the Piripkura”

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