‘Queer people can also believe in God’: Mosque becomes first in Germany to fly the Pride flag

Pride is coming this month to the German capital and the Ibn Rushd-Goethe Mosque is the first in the country to fly the rainbow flag. https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2022/07/04/mosque-pride-flag-lgbtq-germany-berlin/ Queer people of all faiths need safe places to worship and pray, so this is great news 🙏

TERF author admits she does not care about trans people’s well-being

//CW: transphobia, bigotry, TERFS being TERFS// TERFs tell many, many lies. They say everybody who transitions really regrets it, that it doesn’t cure dysphoria, that HRT hurts your health etc. Many of those lies are told with the pretence of wanting to help, of being the only people who will tell you the truth. AllFortsätt läsa ”TERF author admits she does not care about trans people’s well-being”

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”

A life update

I recently wrote about my plans of studying theology at university after being laid off from my job. Some things has led to a change of plans. The first is that I apparently wasn’t being laid off at all. A miscommunication between my bosses and supervisor led to me being told I was going toFortsätt läsa ”A life update”

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”

Swedish tax agency rules child cannot be named after the Fenrir wolf

Skatteverket, the Swedish tax agency which also for some reason is the government agency which decides what names people are allowed to have (is that a thing in other countries?), has denied a Södertälje couple’s demand to name their child ‘Fenri Sulven’. The two names together sound like ‘Fenrisulven’, which refers to the Fenrir WolfFortsätt läsa ”Swedish tax agency rules child cannot be named after the Fenrir wolf”

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”

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