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"... filming Star Trek in Canada. I was surrounded by a huge cast and crew of people I'd basically just met. But when I did tell people, I was stunned to find that this massive group of strangers wholeheartedly accepted and validated me. They welcomed me in with open arms. When I looked like I needed help, someone would go out of their way to help me. If someone had a question about my identity, they asked it thoughtfully and kindly."

glaad.org/blog/meet-star-trek-

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Hi everyone, I’m moving over to eldritch.cafe from mastodon.social so I figured I would post a reintroduction

Well as my bio says I’m Shahaan—Canadian, mid-30s, I go by he/him pronouns and I’m vegetarian

I’ve been active on Mastodon for over a year now and I generally have positive interactions with people on here

I’m a Pakistani Zoroastrian by ethnicity, grew up in Toronto, and have a BA Anthropology from McMaster

I continue learning everyday

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@clacke @mike @CaribenxMarciaX @wyatwerp So I hope you understand why people are upset here when we're seeing somebody patting themselves on the back for something that clearly hasn't happened and dismissing anybody that knows otherwise as though that can be in any way positive

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@clacke @mike @CaribenxMarciaX @wyatwerp And yet lots of people don't feel safe at all on this platform either. When somebody says they're "creating a safer and inclusive fediverse" from up on their high horse and you believed it you must have missed all of the warnings other people have been putting out about the harassment they've experienced within the fediverse and how it's been enabled by this platform's lack of robust anti-harassment tools that's ultimately driven fantastic people away...

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This hasn't happened to me because the people I interact with are courteous and helpful grownups, but I've heard of or seen this kind of unsolicited advice happening. I have distros and software that I vocally love and post about in my own space, and might suggest to another person who is asking for suggestions if I think it's a good fit, but it is the height of intrusive condescension to get in the face of someone who didn't fucking ask saying "you should use My Fave Software/Distro instead because you obviously don't know yourself or what works best for you."

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Let's give this #introduction a try!

I am a French blasian cis man. I do sysadmin and AV archiving stuff on a daily basis. On my free time I start fun projects and generally never finish them.

There is another masto account I have on a mainstream french instance but I am not fond of crowdy places and I got kind of put off by the toxic "libriste" behavior the same way I got put off with rock music.
I have a growing interest in black studies and anti-colonial activism which are, sadly, not really highlighted in France to say the least...

This instance seems like a cool place where I could remember everyone's name and I feel alright with the general stance.
And I must say the domain name is dope.

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"It is your move" is the new "pull yourself up by your bootstraps".

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thanksgiving psa:

colonizers don't get to make jokes about americans spreading plague as a thanksgiving tradition. i have no clue why you'd think its chill to make genocide jokes, especially at a time where indigenous populations on reservations are being decimated by C19.

give money to indigenous people and amplify their voices instead.

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Why do so many FOSS fans have trouble getting it through their heads that giving unasked-for software advice is rude, as in every other area of life?

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@wyatwerp @CaribenxMarciaX @mike If you're looking away from problems people are being effected by since day one on here and ultimately driven away from the platform by them you'll not understand them enough to want to do anything to support those users. It's your move, unless you want to keep being hostile

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meta response gif 

@ every white person who refuses to listen

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Late lunch. 

Chopped ginger, garlic, onions and coriander missing from the picture.
Lovely sweet and sour flavours with a hit of chilli.

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@wyatwerp @CaribenxMarciaX @mike maybe, just maybe, actually listening to targeted people and groups when it comes to safety is a good idea instead of just condescendingly patting them on the head and saying 'aw, its cute how you think you matter!' to the people you are claiming to care about.

It's easier to be an asshole and pretend your experience is universal, but if you genuinely care, listening when someone from an affected group tells you something is wrong is the way to go

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@mike this is just plainly not true. Your bubble is not an indication of the success of over all safety on here.

Diversity is nothing more than a buzzword

And if there are people saying that the fediverse is not working out for them, who are you to say that they're lying. Especially if its from queer people of color.

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*posting my entire life on facebook*

this vaccine is just gonna be a way for the government to track you

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#introduction
Hello! I'm new to Mastodon and came here after watching Shonalika's video on it.
I'm transfemme and started on hormones a few weeks ago.
I've heard about how comforting and communal Mastodon is, and I hope to become a part of that.

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"You're just looking for problems" says the todge that's probably never been dogpiled or targeted purely for existing. :blobrollingeyes:

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Photograph w EC 

Skater bois en Barça
It's hard being a baddie 😏

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As I learn more about the #Fediverse I find more communities that think it replicates the toxic environments of centralized networks.

I spoke with some folks from queer communities who think they have the tools to protect themselves. But some think they need to heavily modify #Mastodon code to get by.

People of color especially seem to be struggling here. Many are deplatforming. Many talk about coordinated efforts to harass as well as omnipresent racism.

We need to do better.

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@apLundell That's his natural color. He colored his hair. He dyed for our sins.

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finally accepting that i'm just not gonna get into the halloween spirit this year.

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Random poll: are you afraid of the dark?

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Eldritch Café

Une instance se voulant accueillante pour les personnes queers, féministes et anarchistes ainsi que pour leurs sympathisant·e·s. Nous sommes principalement francophones, mais vous êtes les bienvenu·e·s quelle que soit votre langue.

A welcoming instance for queer, feminist and anarchist people as well as their sympathizers. We are mainly French-speaking people, but you are welcome whatever your language might be.