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At last they are STONEWALL  [message #69077] Mon, 16 February 2015 17:41 Go to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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For far too long I have, as have many others, spelled them as "S_onewall" because they never, ever supported the T in LGBT. I see some of their point. T issues are not congruent with LGB issues. But they are similar issues, and the rest of the LGBT folk have embraced the T even when not understanding the issues clearly.

Today S_onewall became Stonewall.


[Apologies to those who will for ever associate the track with an MLM outfit named National Safety Associates!]

Now we just need to encourage them!



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Re: At last they are STONEWALL  [message #69078 is a reply to message #69077] Mon, 16 February 2015 20:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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Oh, the video? That is my comment!



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Re: At last they are STONEWALL  [message #69082 is a reply to message #69078] Wed, 18 February 2015 10:23 Go to previous message
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A very guarded welcome for this!Obviously, it's good news that Stonewall has belatedly abandoned its anti-trans stance. However, experience suggests that as an organisation it has its own priorities, most of which are to do with getting publicity and funding. It has a reputation - whether deserved or otherwise - of "partnering" existing organisations, only to grab their existing funding streams, and sell itself as major movers. Nor does Stonewall's prolonged and vocal history of opposition to equal marriage suggest an organisation that is driven by the communities that it sets out to serve.I would suggest extreme caution for any existing group considering working with Stonewall on trans (or any other) issues.



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