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micdotcom:

Facebook is putting drag queens in danger by forcing them to use their “real names”

Facebook should read up on its queer history: You never want to mess with drag queens.
Claiming the use of legal names will “keep our community safe,” Facebook has begun shutting down the profiles of individuals who do not to use their “real” or legal names when creating and logging into their accounts. The new requirement is drawing the ire of many in the LGBT community who argue it is a policing tactic that could be harmful to both artistic and queer communities. 
How you can join the fight against Facebook

micdotcom:

Facebook is putting drag queens in danger by forcing them to use their “real names”

Facebook should read up on its queer history: You never want to mess with drag queens.

Claiming the use of legal names will “keep our community safe,” Facebook has begun shutting down the profiles of individuals who do not to use their “real” or legal names when creating and logging into their accounts. The new requirement is drawing the ire of many in the LGBT community who argue it is a policing tactic that could be harmful to both artistic and queer communities. 

How you can join the fight against Facebook

girlwholovesherwords

girlwholovesherwords:

Guys, I could really use a beta-reader. I’m editing a thing and could use someone to look over it as I go along. Volunteers, please step forward.

Here is some stuff.

First off, I have never had a beta-reader. Except once for about 2 months and it was supposed to be a swap thing, but they were only interested in thier own writing. I’m happy to be critiqued on all areas, though I know my grammar tends to be rough. Story specific discussions are also very welcome. I’m happy to roll with whatever you wish to throw my way. I’m still writing this, and plan to go back to that once I finish my editing spree, so while I know what I’m planning, new eyes could be very helpful.

What you’ll be reading is fantasy, magic, another world, etc, though please do not expect epic fantasy. I draw largely on myths and fairy tales though not always. My style of writing is also… I’m not sure how to say it best, but if you want ye olde high speech peppered with thee’s and thou’s you will not find it here. Nor will you find names with a random apostrophe or massive prologues about the previous 6000 years of history.

I mock with love, people. I love those books. But I’m aware that isn’t what I write and that a lot of people expect that from a fantasy book. I need people who at least might be predisposed to like this, who might pick it up in a library or book shop.

I don’t sell myself well, but if you have the time for some reading, then reply or drop an ask my way and I can send snippet to read and you can see it if piques your interest.