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Twitter Banned Bisexual, But We've Won This Before (receipts within)

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Thank you to The Daily Beast for covering the continuing saga that is the blocking of the word bisexual on the internet. For those without memories like mine, a look back on previous bans of the word bisexual online.


GOOGLE BANS BISEXUAL (2009 - 2014)

"Google’s Bisexual Problem", HuffingtonPost.com (by me, Faith Cheltenham)

"Google restricts ‘bisexual’ from autocomplete because of correlation to pornography", Pasadena Star News

"Google Autocomplete Still Blocking ‘Bisexual’: LGBT Advocates Fight For Fair Treatment Of Search Terms", International Business Times (with a helpful quote from Jeff Hermes, director of the Digital Media Law Project at Harvard University).

"Google still blocking the word ‘bisexual’ from autocomplete", PinkNews


APPLE BRIEFLY BANS BISEXUAL (2013)
(see Sarah Prager, Quist co-founder's petition)
"App maker petitions Apple to remove 'bisexual' from flagged list", Baltimore Sun

"Apple Discourages Education…

Petition: LA's DA Lacey needs to start prosecuting killer cops

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The petition: bit.ly/BLMLA

3 things: 1. Call @MayorOfLA & tell him 2 #FireBeck 213-978-0600. 2. Sign petition 2 prosecute killer cops. https://t.co/X31CZ0eSlb 3. SHARE — #BlackLivesMatter-LA (@BLMLA) September 11, 2017 The comment I just made after signing the petition:In the history of LA policing there has never been as much right to murder Black men, women and children by police of ANY COLOR. It's important to identify that the anti-Blackness of LAPD is not just white, it's also Latino, it's South Asian, it's also in some sad cases I may or may not be related to Black...but that doesn't mean we can't all come out the other side of this. First step? #FireBeck and have DA Lacey start prosecuting police officers who shoot community residents. Next step start listening to Black Lives Matter: Los Angeles, and start attending events they encourage you to attend and start changing the policies they recommend you do. All while overhauling and changing from top …

Faith Cheltenham Bio

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Faith Cheltenham

activist/writer/speaker

There are so many different aspects of Faith Cheltenham’s life and career––writer, community organizer, advocate, activist, lecturer, poet, social media expert, digital strategist––that she is currently working to develop a single unifying “theory of Faith.” (It might be easier if you keep in mind Faith lives with hyperthymesia, or the inability to forget her own memories.) Then you too might be able to “keep thefayth” and learn to live in a future where gender and sexuality quite easily bend and every single Black life matters. 

Faith got her start in LGBT advocacy as a Human Rights Campaign intern on the Gore 2000 campaign, and in 2002, she co-founded UCLA’s BlaQue for LGBT/SGL students of African descent. In 2006, she appeared in the Emmy winning reality series on race in America, “Black. White.” produced by Ice Cube. 

After spending time working in corporate America doing digital strategy for Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York and co-creating …

#blackindependence

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#blackindependence
Happy #blackindependence day! 
Enjoy some good #BlackArt Today.

Bi History Moments: Anything That Moves, Spring 1994 (bisexual manifesto and cover)

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Anything That Moves was a literary, journalistic, and topical magazine published in the United States from 1990 to 2002.[1] It was created as an expansion of the San FranciscoBay Area Bisexual Network (BABN) newsletter by BABN member, Karla Rossi, in collaboration with bisexual and bi-friendly editors, writers, and artists to become a full 64-page magazine with an international subscriber base. The complete title of the magazine, Anything That Moves: Beyond the Myths of Bisexuality, was purposely chosen for its controversial nature, while its tag line indicated a clear intent to challenge stereotypes of bisexual identities and behaviors. The magazine took its name from the stereotype depicting bisexuals as willing to have sex with "anything that moves".[2] The magazine's mission was to confront and redefine concepts of sexuality and gender, to defy stereotypes and broad definitions of bisexuals and to combat biphobia. - Wikipedia

Anything That Moves and other bisexual med…

Today in Faith Playlists: 061417

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Bear's Den - Above The Clouds Of Pompeii (04:39)Janet Jackson - Again (03:47)Monica - Ain't Gonna Cry No More (04:10)U2 - All I Want Is You (06:29)Janet Jackson - All My Love to You (05:46)Beyonce - All Night (05:20)Tori Amos - All Through The Night (04:30)Taylor Swift - All Too Well (05:29)Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way (03:32)Chris Cornell - Billie Jean (04:41)Chris Cornell - Can't Change Me (03:23)Climbing Up The Walls.m4a ( 4:50)Janet Jackson - Control (05:53)Janet Jackson - Every Time (04:17)Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine (03:44)Fiona Apple - Fast As You Can (04:40)Demi Lovato - Fix A Heart (03:13)Adele - Hello (04:55)Adele - I Miss You (05:48)Taylor Swift - I Wish You Would (03:27)Bruce Springsteen - I'm On Fire (02:41)U2 - In A Little While (03:40)Coldplay - Life In Technicolor (02:30)Tori Amos - Livin' On A Prayer (05:52)BeyoncĂ© - Love on Top (04:27)U2 - Mysterious Ways (04:03)Taylor Swift - Out Of The Woods (03:55)Coldplay - Paradise (04:37)T…

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