I never did an #introduction that I can remember so here we go
Hello! I'm a trans lesbian who enjoys reading, blogging, board games, and tinkering with interesting tech things. I mostly toot about Gender Stuff but every now and then I branch out into some of my other interests. I live in upstate New York with my wife and two cats.
Mastodon in general and this server specifically have been really welcoming and great, and I'm glad to be part of the community.
Thanks all for boosting. <3 I've received a reply from the chatroom owner explaining that linking the chatroom to our site was just meant to be a recommendation rather than association, and it appears that the trolls have been banned from the Riot.im chatroom. :)
It was brought to my attention that there's a Matrix/Riot.im LGBT chatroom (filled with homophobic messages) has linked itself to our website https://lgbt.io.
A Masto user and myself have contacted the owner of the chatroom (appeared to be "thekyriarchy") but no response so far.
I'm not entirely sure if this is a pure mistake or a troll to our site.
So, can you all kindly help boosting this toot and hopefully some people might come forward with more info or ways to contact the chatroom owner?
Thank you very much!
"The man who stole over $100,000 in iPhones from Apple by walking them out the front door"
Hey there! I’m Dirk and new to this instance. I noticed some other people are doing #introduction posts so I’ll do the same!
I’m bisexual and cisgender (he/him). I spent the last four years teaching radio and television classes at the small rural high school I attended when I was a kid. I resigned at the end of the school year and now I’m getting ready to go back to school to study graphic design.
I co-host a podcast called “OMG So Random Hehe!” and I love designing posters for concerts and other events in my spare time. I’m excited to be here and to get to know all of you!
LGBT+, YouTube discrimination, lawsuit
"According to the lawsuit, YouTube algorithms flag videos about LGBT+ issues as “shocking,” “inappropriate,” “offensive,” and “sexually explicit,” meaning that they are then demonetised, or made ineligible for paid advertising.
YouTube has also been accused of blocking LGBT+ creators from purchasing advertising on other videos, while allowing hate-filled videos to remain online and even advertise on LGBT+ channels."
"Celso Dulay and Chris Knight of Glitter Bomb TV[...] said that a Google employee told them that their video had been flagged for explicit content because it discussed “the gay thing.”"
"Chase Ross said that his videos are routinely demonetised or placed under a restricted filter because he is transgender."
"Bria Kam and Chrissy Chambers told a similar story. They said that after their videos began to be demonetised and restricted, their revenue has fallen from $3,500 to just $500 a month."
Announcement Regarding Twitter Crosspost on LGBT.io [15th Aug 2019]
Dear members of lgbt.io,
If you use Twitter Crosspost tool, you must set [Privacy for retweets when crossposted] to "Unlisted" (this means only to your followers).
For original tweets and quotes, as of this announcement, you're still permitted to post them to public timelines. But it is very likely that we will restrict further in the future.
Sorry for this restriction, but the purpose of doing so is to keep Mastodon as Mastodon.
Retweets crossposted on our home timeline starting from the time of this announcement will be removed.
Huh! Tumblr's been bought by Automattic, the developers of WordPress:
I suppose I should do an #introduction, shouldn't I! Hi y'all, I'm Violet, I'm a 22-year-old trans lesbian from the US. I read a bunch (I'm a librarian!) and I code and write a little bit too. I'm also trying to do more embroidery because it's cute as heck 😊 I'm excited to hang out around here and meet people!
I guess I should write an #introduction for myself. 😊
So first thing's first I guess, I'm a bi/pansexual trans girl. Feminine pronouns, please. 🙂
I'm a hobbyist libre game developer, though I don't do it as much these days as I used to. Most of what I do these days is contributing to Naev (ranging from engine development to adding new missions to just fixing gendered language, depending on what I find).
Favorite animal: spiders! 😊🕷 I love spiders because they really are our bestest of best friends, and they're adorable. Even more so than cats, which I also love, though I admit the contest is quite close.
I'm a total weeb. I've been studying Japanese for years and can speak it at a basic level. よかったら日本語でもあたしと話してくださいね。
Spicy food is my LIFE! 😁 I've been eating spicier and spicier food over the years; right now I always get the spiciest available when I go to a Thai restaurant (Thai is easily my favorite cuisine), and at home I use ghost pepper sauce for most things.
I also make bracelets as a hobby. I've made literally dozens of them, including a fair number of LGBTQ+ pride bracelets (mostly emphasizing the "B" and "T" aspects, as you might expect).
And that's... not everything, but hey, there's a 1500 character limit and it's not like I need to post my life story or anything anyway. 😄
#FreeRadical users: I just suspended the
freefedifollowers.ga instance for spam. I’ll add it to the usual docs later.
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