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  1. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: Text color and emoticons   

    Actually, while it's never happened to me, I was able to replicate the loss of font colour in text that was entered after applying an emoticon.   The reason I never experienced this [glitch, bug?] is because I apply font colour after I've composed my post or message.  There are times that I also go back and stick an emoticon in as an after-thought - the font colour already in place.
    In this case, it appears that the browser is not the issue, as I use Firefox.  Since Emma uses Safari and has not seen this issue (or was not able to replicate it), it could be something in Windows.  Because so many don't bother with any formatting, this could explain why we've never heard of this.
    As for the cursor, I have no explanation for that - that's crazy.. .  Usually the cursor corresponds to the font size immediately preceding it.
    Maybe some of our techie-members have some ideas as to what causes what you've described, and how to fix it, if it can be fixed.
    -Michael
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  2. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: Breitbart Proves What [Trans People] Already Knew   

    J. Bryan Lowder | April 27 2016 2:07 PM
    "Indeed, as the Breitbart post so helpfully demonstrates, it is cisgender men who we should all be fearing in the loo—and, contra the gross fearmongering about “men in dresses” out to get “little girls,” this sampling of cases shows that real predators are fairly equal opportunity in terms of the gender of their victims."  --slate.com
    Breitbart Proves What We Already Knew: Trans Women Are Not Bathroom Predators
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  3. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: 70 Companies for Transgender Rights   

    Krystin Arneson | April 26, 2016 12:00 pm
    "Of course it's not just a human-rights issue they're taking a stand on: Businesses can suffer if discriminatory laws pass. In Nashville, for example, leaders in tourism and entertainment are worried about boycotts that could lead to lost hotel rooms and shows pulling the productions from the city. They might be right: Viacom—Country Music Television's parent company—has also been publicly condemning discriminatory bills. And Lionsgate, which films Nashville, in, well, Nashville, moved 100 jobs from North Carolina after the state passed a similar bill."  --glamour.com
    These 70 Companies You Use Every Day Are Among Those Taking a Stand for Transgender Rights
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  4. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: Athlete Worries About Competing in NC   

    Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY Sports 11:58 a.m. EDT April 27, 2016
    "“I feel like I need to be concerned for my well-being” in North Carolina, he said. “I’m not as concerned in the race. But I’m going to be in the state where I don’t feel a lot of love. There’s the hotel, a restaurant. Anything can happen. ..." --usatoday.com
    Transgender athlete Chris Mosier worries about competing in North Carolina
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  5. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: Cruz: Go at Home   

    Zack Ford Apr 26, 2016 9:18 am
    "“Every one of us has the right to live our lives as we wish,” he said. “If any one of us wants to dress up as a woman or man and wants to live as woman or man and believes that we might be something other than what we were born, God has made each of us with free will and the ability to choose to do that if man to wants to dress as a woman, and live as a woman, and have a bathroom at home.”"  --thinkprogress.org
    Ted Cruz Doesn’t Want Any Transgender People In Any Bathroom Anywhere
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  6. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: 16 Hypocrits   

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    16 Anti-Gay Activists Who Were Caught Being Gay
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  7. UsernameOptional added a comment on a blog entry: Interesting occurances   

    I would think that if your g/f felt the need to tell you that she would accept you, and remain with you, perhaps any time that you are ready to tell her would be okay.  But that is just a supposition, and none of us really knows how any person will react when we come out to them.
    I told no one until I was 47.  One of the people I told was my brother.  Chances are, I could have told him MANY years before, as his response to me was, "you never felt like a sister to me."  Turns out that while he had no name for it, or understanding of it when we were young, he was aware that I was different from "other girls."  We were always very close, and after coming out to him, he said it always seemed that I was more like a brother would be. 
    -Michael
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  8. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: The Gay Turtle   

     
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  9. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: North Carolina's HB2 Anti-GLBT Bill   

    Trudy Ring | April 25 2016 9:40 PM EDT
    "“How many tourists and lobbyists carry their birth certificate when they go to capitol?” she added. “If they are going to check my birth certificate, they damn well check everybody’s birth certificate. And if they check my anatomy, they have to check everybody else’s. That is how this country works — laws have to be enforced equally.”"  --advocate.com
    Trans Activist Mara Keisling Arrested at N.C. Protest

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  10. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: Conservatives Try to Justify Anti-Trans Bathroom Laws   

    Judd Legum Apr 25, 2016 8:17 am
    "A Breitbart piece notes Shoemaker’s arrest comes “as progressives step up their judicial and media push to force American adults and youths to share all of their public bathrooms and changing rooms with the small number of people who try to live and look like people of the opposite sex.” It has been shared over 14,000 times on Facebook."  --thinkprogress.org
    Social Conservatives Think This Story Justifies Anti-Trans Bathroom Laws. They Are Very Confused
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  11. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: Trump Blasts North Carolina Law   

    "But he falls short of acknowledgement and frames his support within business and economics instead of human rights."  --Emma
    Exactly!  That was the first thing I noticed.  I really don't believe he's changed his personal feelings and attitude much about transgender people, and can't help but wonder what the reporter was thinking to claim Trump "blasted" NC as if he believed NC had done something morally wrong.
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  12. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: North Carolina's HB2 Anti-GLBT Bill   

    By Neal Broverman | April 20 2016 7:44 PM EDT
    ""It is both frightening and embarrassing that one of our nation’s staunchest allies has warned its citizens to of the risks of traveling to North Carolina and Mississippi because of anti-LGBT laws passed by their elected officials. It is now more clear than ever that these terrible measures are not only harming individuals and taking an economic toll on the states, but are also causing serious damage to nation’s reputation, and the perceived safety of LGBT people who travel here.""  --advocate.com
    U.K. Issues Travel Warning About Antigay U.S. States
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  13. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: Trump Blasts North Carolina Law   

    by Zack Ford Apr 21, 2016 9:33 am
    "The candidate said his preference would be to “leave it the way it is,” seemingly intending to say “was” or simply referring to how things are elsewhere. “There have been very few complaints the way it is. People go; they use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate. There has been so little trouble.”"  --thinkprogress.org
    Trump Blasts North Carolina Law, Says Caitlyn Jenner Should Pee Where She Wants
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  14. UsernameOptional added a comment on a blog entry: I'm still alive, just struggling to recover from losing our cat.   

    Sorry to hear about your cat, Briannah.  Ya know... sometimes I think losing a pet is worse than losing a family member or friend... unless that family member happens to be a child.  'Cause we all know (we pet lovers, that is)... our pets are sorta like our kids.  Plus, it's tough when you lose something that is so completely non-judgemental, loves you with all your flaws and imperfections, greets you everyday like you've been gone for a week, and trusts you with their very lives.
    {{{{ Big hugs }}}}
    -Michael
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  15. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: North Carolina's HB2 Anti-GLBT Bill   

    16 April 2016 | by James Withers
    "‘Since our hasty vote on HB2, I have been haunted by the fact that in one rushed action, I undermined a lifetime of fighting against those who would demonize a group of citizens to gain political advantage and to advance an unjust agenda,’ Richardson wrote in the Fayetteville Observer."  --gaystarnews.com
    North Carolina pol wants anti-LGBTI law repealed
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    Duran Duran defends equality in NC
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    Pearl Jam, Boston cancel NC gigs
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