EmmaSweet

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About EmmaSweet

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  • Birthday May 12

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  • Gender Transgender
  • Location SF Bay Area
  • Interests Bicycling, learning new things, reading, playing fingerstyle guitar, camping, cooking, Petite Syrah, sharing experiences with friends.

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  1. EmmaSweet added a post in a topic: Transgender Activists Attack Pro-Family Campaign Bus With Hammer, Paint   

    I noticed this too, and kind of rejoiced when I saw it. But overall, we know from
    history that violence just escalates. I don't support or recommend it. 
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  2. EmmaSweet added a comment on a blog entry: Post Operation Thrills   

    Hey Michele,
    I'm honored and happy to be the first here to congratulate you! You go, girl, stay the course. And keep us up to date on all that's going on for you. It sounds wonderful.
    Warm hugs,
    Emma
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  3. EmmaSweet added a comment on a blog entry: A Fond Farewell   

    Hi Charl,
    I clicked "Like This" but I am only doing so as an acknowledgment and farewell  We will miss you and hope to see you return at least from time to time.
    Love and best wishes always,
    Emma
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  4. EmmaSweet added a post in a topic: Joe Biden Blasts Trump Administration For Rolling Back Trans Protections   

    Right on, Joe! I'll tell you, I'm missing those two Joe and Barack every day more and more. 
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  5. EmmaSweet added a comment on a blog entry: Bye bye reproductivity   

    Such a nice story and outcome, Michele. Congratulations! Hope you're feeling better and better everyday.
    Emma
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  6. EmmaSweet added a post in a topic: Trump administration poised to change transgender student bathroom guidelines   

    53% of Americans oppose laws restricting bathroom use by transgender people to their assigned sex at birth; 39% support such laws. Democrats and Independents are much more likely to oppose the laws; Republicans support them:
    https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2017/03/10/us/10reuters-usa-lgbt-poll.html?_r=0
     
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  7. EmmaSweet added a post in a topic: Trump administration poised to change transgender student bathroom guidelines   

    In Gavin Grimm's own words (below, an opinion piece he published today in The Times). Impressive...
    Gavin Grimm: The Fight for Transgender Rights Is Bigger Than Me
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  8. EmmaSweet added a post in a topic: Trump administration poised to change transgender student bathroom guidelines   

    That's the bad news; maybe here is some good news about stepping in the right direction: 
    Yelp Starts Tracking Gender-Neutral Bathrooms for Transgender Users
    Quoted from The Times article:
    "Yelp, the crowdsourced website that offers reviews of everything from restaurants to stores to churches, is adding a new way to filter its results: by the availability of gender-neutral bathrooms.
    The new feature was announced on Friday, just one week after it was proposed, and represents Yelp’s latest foray into the fight for transgender rights. On Thursday, the company joined dozens of others, including Amazon, Gap, Intel and Yahoo, in signing on to a Supreme Court brief on behalf of Gavin Grimm, a transgender boy seeking the right to use school bathrooms that correspond to his gender identity.
    “This isn’t the first time that we’ve spoken out about social issues, but this is the first time that we have married doing something on our platform around the social justice support of the L.G.B.T.Q. community,” said Rachel Williams, who leads the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts."
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  9. EmmaSweet added a post in a topic: Trump administration poised to change transgender student bathroom guidelines   

    I'm so sorry, disappointed, hurt, and angry:
    Supreme Court Won’t Hear Major Case on Transgender Rights
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  10. EmmaSweet added a comment on a blog entry: More Clarity   

    Michael,
    I'm sorry to read this but certainly not nearly as much as you to wrote it. Your mother sounds like a Scarlett O'Hara or maybe June Cleaver, who are steadfast in their beliefs and refuse to consider to learn realities, which is even more tragic when that involves you, her wonderful son. 
    I recall reading from you a couple of years ago suggesting to someone that they pound the keyboard to get it out and allow us to add our support as best we can. It's not enough but it's all we have. We at least have each other's backs, if only here and spiritually. I assure you, I have your back my friend.
    Emma
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  11. EmmaSweet added a post in a topic: Outside US, trans kids' toilets often not a federal issue   

    Hey Charlie, you beat me to the punch! Just now I was going to post this article too!!!
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  12. EmmaSweet added a post in a topic: Trump administration poised to change transgender student bathroom guidelines   

    My heart is broken but I'm not surprised at all by this. I was happy to read about Betsy DeVos' attempt to fight against it but evidently her backbone isn't strong enough to stand up to Trump and Jeff Sessions, the new AG. My hope now is that the Supreme Court will back Gavin Grimm's case. I don't know but that might be enough to make Trump's action moot.  
    But regardless, with each of Trump's nutty and hurtful and egomaniacal actions, he is adding fuel to the fire to stand up to him and his so-called government. Today while riding my bike I hummed "We Shall Overcome." We shall, someday.
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  13. EmmaSweet added a comment on a blog entry: Sometimes people make me sad.   

    I had not heard of random video chat but it makes sense now that I think of it. But, you wrote, "And we've let it languish into some sort of perverts only waste.  We could change the world here, and we just...don't."
    I don't mean to put too fine a point on things but I don't see "us" (whomever that is, not me) having allowed it to languish. I think the basic problem is that there are a lot of people out there who get their jollies doing things like you described as well as promulgate fake news, run phishing and other scams, and promote hateful views, among many other things. It's tough to filter those people out. We do it here on TGG pretty well, I think, but it's all manual, not automatic or algorithmic, which is what larger sites such as FB, Twitter, and others must have. 
    Also, who is "we" my friend? I don't think it's you or me, or any other member here in TGG. I suppose you mean "the human race?" Back to my earlier comment that somehow this filtering needs to be done automatically and I'm confident that a lot of smart people are focusing on that problem now. After all, most folks at Google, FB, Twitter, et al, aren't in love with Trump and it's reasonable to say that the fake news had a part in his election. 
    Stay tuned. Perhaps we'll see random video connection services for people who have been pre-screened for common interests. Hmmm. Idea for a new company? 
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  14. EmmaSweet added a post in a topic: Washington State Supreme Court rules against florist who turned away gay couple   

    Excellent point Michael, I missed that. You look good on that soapbox. 
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  15. EmmaSweet added a post in a topic: Washington State Supreme Court rules against florist who turned away gay couple   

    I wish we had more confidence in the US Supreme Court these days but, regardless, I'm glad to see issues like this one win another court battle. 
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