When the NYC Pride Parade kicks off on Sunday, a contingent from Planned Parenthood will lead the way.
Thousands of attendees are ready to take to the streets of lower Manhattan with the Roe v. Wade decision fueling the fight for human rights and amplifying the message at this year’s event.
The march […] will begin at noon. ✂
NYC Pride announced Planned Parenthood will be the first contingent to march in the parade following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“As millions gather for LGBTQIA+ Pride this weekend in New York City and cities across the country, our voices will be heard – for the LGBTQ people impacted and the millions with whom we stand in solidarity,” NYC Pride said in the announcement.
“Pride was born of protest and will always be a space to fight injustice and discrimination. Join us as we advocate for bodily autonomy at this year’s NYC Pride March.”
Senior Administration officials reaffirmed the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to preventing and addressing gender-based violence wherever it occurs, including online. They outlined key actions the Administration is already taking to address online harassment and abuse, and explained that the Task Force will provide a blueprint for action within 180 days with recommendations on additional steps the federal government can take. This blueprint will include a focus on expanding research to better understand the impact and scope of the problem, improving prevention efforts, increasing support for survivors, and strengthening accountability for offenders and technology platforms. Recommendations will also address the nexus between online misogyny, radicalization, and violence.
This is an important initiative by the Biden Administration. I survived physical, genital, sexual, and emotional abuse as a child, although I'm thriving and recovering now. I do not like bullying of any kind.
Image: WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 21: Wandrea ArShaye “Shaye” Moss (L), former Georgia election worker, is comforted by her mother Ruby Freeman (R) as Moss testifies during the fourth hearing on the January 6th investigation in the Cannon House Office Building on June 21, 2022 in Washington, DC. The bipartisan committee, which has been gathering evidence for almost a year related to the January 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol, is presenting its findings in a series of televised hearings. On January 6, 2021, supporters of former President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol Building during an attempt to disrupt a congressional vote to confirm the electoral college win for President Joe Biden. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
This Week in Gnuville
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Jessiestaf, Bhu, and Killer300
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WineRev’s Good and Goofy Notes
His comment lies here. No lies therein:
Good Morning 2thanks; its not always easy to wipe off the cafe tables, crank out the awning, open the Cinzano umbrellas in the morning when its been a week like it was. But you DID, and HAVE, and we are grateful. Your theme music is just right too, (chorus from “Cheers”) “You wanna go where/ everybody knows your name.”
Back in seminary we learned about the significance of the Third Place in people’s lives (based a a book I think of that kinda name….). Everyone’s First Place is home: where you sleep and eat regularly. Everyone’s Second Place is what takes up much of the day: Work/School---where you leave your First Place for and return to regularly (one of the challenges and opportunities of retirement: inventing a new Second Place). But the Third Place is that place: church, favorite library, corner bar or pub, tucked-away cafe, for tended and extending the people side of life.
That’s this place…….the GNR. And, like today, there are days when we all really need to go there…..so thank you for opening up the place.
… But having a healthy lifestyle may only be part of the reason optimists live a longer-than-average life. This latest study found that lifestyle only accounted for 24 percent of the link between optimism and longevity. This suggests a number of other factors affect longevity for optimists.
Another possible reason could be due to the way optimists manage stress. When faced with a stressful situation, optimists tend to deal with it head-on. They use adaptive coping strategies that help them resolve the source of the stress, or view the situation in a less stressful way. For example, optimists will problem-solve and plan ways to deal with the stressor, call on others for support, or try to find a “silver lining” in the stressful situation.
All of these approaches are well-known to reduce feelings of stress, as well as the biological reactions that occur when we feel stressed. It’s these biological reactions to stress—such as elevated cortisol (sometimes called the “stress hormone”), increased heart rate and blood pressure, and impaired immune system functioning—that can take a toll on health over time and increase the risk for developing life-threatening diseases, such as cardiovascular disease. In short, the way optimists cope with stress may help protect them somewhat against its harmful effects.
Got any good science reports to share? Webb? Environment?
14 Other Sources of Good News!
🎩 arhpdx and Mokurai: In case you need more good news for soul nourishment, arhpdx posted a list of good news sites toward the top of their recent Roundup, or you can find that list in my comment: Good News Sources. Thanks, A & M!
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The 6 R’s of the Resistance
Joe Biden is now our President. However, we continue to stay vocal and active, we continue to pull Joe to the left, and we continue resist the GQP.
- Refresh and Rest: Take care of you, the hero: Eat well, exercise, and rest.
- Resist: Protest on the streets, call senators and representatives, etc.
- Rebel: Run for office, GOTV (Get Out The Vote), support a progressive.
- Revolt: Change the laws, change the culture, build your communities.
- Rely: Trust that millions of others are fighting the good fight.
- Rejoice: Joy promotes resilience and gives rise to hope.
How to Resist: Do Something …
Uplifting chloris creator’s list of action steps from Friday, June 3rd:
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new!!! Tax-exempt organization complaint referrals. 13909. This has been filled out for the NRA, but, hey, you can use it for a lot of other organizations. How about if some of us white folk go into some of the MAGA churches and video record what they’re saying?
“The process to get the NRA's tax-exempt nonprofit status revoked has become simpler. All you need to do is save this form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. It's all filled out for you. You just need to click send.” Allen Glines
Note that the IRS protects your anonymity: The appropriate checkbox is already checked: "I am concerned that I might face retaliation or retribution if my identity is disclosed."
Voting rights. This may be the biggest issue threatening our democracy right now. Besides contacting your representatives at the state and federal level to do the right thing (depending on who they are), you can support and contact these organizations:
ACLU — American Civil Liberties Union
Democracy Docket — founded by Marc Elias, so important in fighting the challenges after the last election.
Fair Fight — founded by Stacey Abrams
🌱Grass roots. Biden and Harris can do the top-down stuff, but we have to support from the bottom. I don’t know how to deprogram 75 million people, but some things have been written about, such as deep canvassing, and lots of people are talking about this. If you know someone (who did not storm the Capitol), then see if you can be pleasant. Instead of trying to reason with them (logic is obviously not their strong point) distract them with something else. We need to remove the sources of lies and to take down the temperature. If we get more of the Rs to wear masks and to get vaccinated and to vote for Ds, the country will be a better place. We need to coax some of them out of the rabbit holes and diffuse the anger and the crazy.
🏃 Run for something. If you want to run for something, but have no idea what to do, these people will help you. They also like money and volunteers to help those people who are running, so even if you’re not in a position to stand for office, you can help. Note: they are especially planning to target the 57 Rs in local governments who participated in the insurrection.
👎 Defund the seditionists. This is a list with companies that sometimes have donated to the seditionists, and their current approach to supporting or not supporting the seditionists. The list is long. You will recognize many of the corporations, and you probably have a relationship with some — either you are a customer, a shareholder, or maybe even an employee. Contact them and compliment or complain, but let them know you are watching. Forward it to others.
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A Little Bit About Me: I’ve been shy on sleep for quite a while due to caregiving activities, so I have not been able to bring a lot of Good News to this diary. Administrative duties for our Good News group have taken up a bit of time as well.
I hope you all will fill the comments, as usual. I am looking forward to reading your comments, though I will probably not be able to respond to everyone immediately. Fortunately for me, you all know what to do!
Holding my 4-week-old grandchild delights me! ❤ I am looking forward to more skin time, breath time with the bebe! Both Moms are doing okay, but of course a wee bit sleep deprived, as expected.
I am very happy to be in this struggle with all of you!
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As always, please share more Good News than I can find or provide.
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