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Reposting from [livejournal.com profile] blue_sky_lark, who was reposting from Feministing.com! Gogo copy-pasta chain

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). The day takes place on May 17 to commemorate the World Health Organization's removal of homosexuality from its list of mental disorders on this date in 1990.

The day began when the National Day Against Homophobia was created by Canada's Fondation Émergence in 2003. The next year French academic and activist Louis-Georges Tin created the International Day Against Homophobia. The focus was expanded in 2009 to include transphobia.

While Pride events focus primarily on celebrating LGBT lives, IDAHO exists to shine a light on and take action against hatred and oppression based on sexuality and gender identity.

From the IDAHO website:

In 2008, sexual relations between persons of the same sex were punishable by death in 7 countries and considered to be some form of crime in more than 80 others. In most countries in the world, people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transexual, intersex, queer, ... community are being denied their fundamental human rights as defined, inter alia, by the Universal Declaration of Human Right, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

The Day has been launched with the idea of creating a worldwide community of activists and committed people, sharing the ideal of a world without homophobia nor transphobia in which everyone can freely live their sexual orientation and the gender identity they wish to live in.
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The water starter isn't SUPER-DUPER cute, but being a sea otter adds to the cute points. ;3; The female trainer is cute, as well!
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Humble Indie Bundle! Now with game from guys who made Machinarium! Therefore, that much cooler.
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The Wii is on its way back! We'll have it on the 29th. ;3; THIS CALLS FOR 2.B.A MASTER.

Been reading through Lovecraft for the first time in yeeeears, with some fabulous 1970's editions from PaperBackSwap. XD I think that the cheesy covers just add to the experience.

Silent Hill Homecoming filled my last few days, but, just. Ugh. It's kind of terrible.
I LOVE THE SOUNDTRACK SO MUCH. So I really wanted to enjoy it? I like 4 a lot, and I thought Origins was pretty okay, so I figured the chances that I'd like Homecoming were pretty good. NOPE. FIRST INSTA-KILL QUICK TIME EVENT AND I WAS DONE.
That and when they determined that the roads were just kind of "broken up" due to the mayor just not fixing it. WAT. WHY ARE YOU ALL SO CASUAL ABOUT THIS. It was way too Resident Evil. Someone may as well been all "YOU WERE ALMOST AN ALEX SANDWICH." Man, they needed to quit with the ~spooky kid~ thing. Josh seemed pretty adorable, but they went all THE RING with his character design on box art and such. They also called the Silent Hill god a man at one point? So my motivation to play it because I like the cult lore was totally thrown away there.

...This treasury on the front page of etsy is really ridiculous. It's all "FOR MEN," so it's TAXIDERMY and an OIL CAN and some KNIVES and a photo of a guy with a BEARD. Oh, uh. And some pants. Oh, sexism.

But, yes. I picked up some vintage rings and a Vinnie Puh pin from a seller in Latvia recently, so I'm expecting those in this week! Early next week is more likely? But I'm also getting in some books from Japan this week. XD And a hoodie. I blame [livejournal.com profile] okonomiyaki. NEEDLESS TO SAY, I SPENT ALL MY MONEY THIS MONTH ON ETSY. Well, not ALL of it. I can still "pay bills," which I hear is a good thing to do.

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