Music

Otto Knows – Parachute

Let the young with their weird and awesome ways keep us all alive!

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Transgender

American Transgender National Geographic

We are no longer just drag kings, drag queens, drag in betweens, or just plain freaks. But we very diverse people trying to make sense of something deep within that we can’t deny. When we were born the doctors made gender calls on us that were… As infinite beings created by a loving God, science will NEVER completely know what we are all about. And that ambiguity is what makes the life journey so exciting.

So don’t let the bullies, the Bible bangers, or the people you love who reject you get you down and shorten your life with drugs, alcohol, risky living, or suicide. Things ARE getting better, slowly but surely. And you will find others in life who love you as the person you are–and who will need YOUR compassion and love not to go off the deep end themselves. Right on!

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Sweden

BBC News: How Sweden tries to assimilate its influx of refugees

I know Sweden is not the only country in the EU and this country’s acceptance of refugees is admirable. But I cannot also help but wonder how many of these persons, risking their lives and the lives of their loved ones to come to the EU and Sweden are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, or some other minority subject to persecution in their home countries. In this early stage of developing Transgender Transadvocates to be a worldwide voice for the Transgender and Intersex community, the reality of death, torture, violence, and other acts of hate against LGBTI persons must be made visible and addressed. And when these migrants risking death to escape from death finally settle down in the EU, USA, Canada, Austrailia, or whereever, they are going to need the help of trained, compassionate listeners to allow them to leave the horrific past behind and move on with their new loves. May it be so.

I saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it:

How Sweden tries to assimilate its influx of refugees_85561716_gettyimages-487872406.jpgThe BBC’s Edwin Lane looks at how Sweden copes with the high numbers of refugees it lets stay in the country.
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An Air Canada pilot put a dog’s life above profit. It’s exceptional and how the world should be.

This story touches the heart. But for me it also brings back memories of the 2005 Katrina hurricane that devastated New Orleans. There were pet owners who refused to be rescued and chose to die with their pets, rather than leave them behind.

The pilot wasn’t thinking of bad press or lawsuits when he incurred the extra fuel costs to save the dog’s life. This is what a caring human being does when even one of God’s creations is imperiled.

Three cheers for Air Canada! Trois hourras pour Air Canada!

http://www.upworthy.com/an-air-canada-pilot-put-a-dogs-life-above-profit-its-exceptional-and-how-the-world-should-be?c=upw1&u=db76f042849cd0b0eeea3eb848a98261f2a36c5b

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Trauma

No More Torture: World’s Largest Psychologists Group Bans Role in National Security Interrogations

American Psychological Association members are no longer allowed to collude with governmental organizations in interrogations of detainees. This action is the result of an independent investigation, the Hoffman Report, that revealed violations of trust and ethics by senior members of the APA over several years. How all this plays out in the future remains to be seen.

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Human Rights

Can a Chain of Progressive Schools Transform Conservative Pakistan? | Open Society Foundations (OSF)

It is heartening to read about children anywhere learning about tolerating those around them who are different. They will be inheriting the world we will leave behind. Tolerance, understanding, acceptance compassion and peace are in such short supply today.
https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/voices/can-chain-progressive-schools-transform-conservative-pakistan?utm_source=edu_youth&utm_medium=email&utm_content=eWNNAJkfEhG0olPtDFvREnX260ZqXjC6XNjUXbTMKgw&utm_campaign=edu_youth_091915

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