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[personal profile] leanwellback has been put in serious financial straits on top of the emotional pain due to his partner [personal profile] fizzyblogic's unexpected death just before Christmas.

In light of that, [personal profile] such_heights is taking fanwork commissions, for people who make donations to help James (leanwellback) out. Please considering helping out or signal boosting if you can.
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I keep failing at posting, seeing as I've been meaning to post this for about...I don't even know, two weeks. But!

You should go check out [community profile] help_for_ephemere.

It's brilliant people trying to help a brilliant person, and I can vouch that the people running it are above board, should you need that assurance.


Besides that, not much is ever new. Work has been okaystressful, though improving, and Britain has been well committed to getting every last drop of moisture that is not hitting most of the US and Canada at the present time. (I wish I was kidding. The weather here is like late April/early May in WI, and has been for the last several months.) Take this as due warning: these Olympics are going to be seriously sodden.

I did have a nice time showing [personal profile] djkittycat some of Glasgow in the not-summertime last week. That also reminds me to let you know that should you ever be in the vicinity, I'm happy to show you around and/or point you towards interesting things, worthy shopping, and good places to eat.

Also, nice to know that the City of Wauwatosa is on the ball with getting me my Senate primary ballot in time. Good job! Though I could take it back and deliver it in person, which I may well do to save postage. Yes, if you didn't know--Rhi in America Part 2: watch this space.
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Help Charley help out their family? Their aunt/uncle and cousins are in a bit of a difficult situation.
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[personal profile] ephemere is taking pre-orders for her absolutely gorgeous poembook, Kandila.

Not only is it a lovely work of art, but her RL work/life situation has become very difficult and precarious, and you'd be helping her out by providing her with some funds.

If you get the chance, please go have a look.
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The partner of a good friend of mine is having a hard time. My friend wants to give something to their partner, but wants to remain anonymous, so they have made [personal profile] createauniverse as a gift for their partner.

If you could take just a moment out of your day to go to this post and leave an encouraging comment, they would appreciate it very much.

You can say something as simple as "I wish you the best" or "hang in there"; it doesn't have to be long or complicated. (Although of course it can be if you wish.)

(there is also a donate button, but just an encouraging comment would mean the world to them)

(text from [personal profile] panda and [personal profile] erika because they said it best.)
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Right, so my dear friend [personal profile] reg (who posts mostly at [livejournal.com profile] unholynotions) is trying to leave an unhealthy living situation and is planning on moving to Madison in the very near future, from Milwaukee.

Consider this a letter of introduction, as it were. Reg is excellent people, creative and thoughtful and talented, and trying to get her life in order. I know her personally and can vouch for her paying her bills and keeping living spaces in order and stuff.

So.

Any help or friendship, especially with regards to finding her a place to stay, would be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to pass this general request on to Wiscon/SJ type people in Madison not on my reading list (e.g. [personal profile] cabell...I need to get her on here). I'm posting publicly and not providing many details for that reason, but I'd be happy to get people connected privately.
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] tanyad at We Got Your Back Project is not dead...

We Got Your Back Project is still alive and still seeking submissions.

I had a chance to talk the project up at Gay Is the New Black? Event hosted by JF tonight. Hopefully this will generate some interest and new submissions.

Can I ask a favor? Can you all please signal boost this project for me & [livejournal.com profile] whereisjoy? We don't want to see it die but to thrive it needs stories, your stories so that our POC-LGBTQIA youth know that they are not alone and just because someone says its gets better, that it may not apply to them.

I'll also post this on WordPress so you can tweet it, Facebook it and pass it on.

Inquiries can be made at: wegotyourbackproject@gmail.com

Submission Info


Submission guidelines are below. If you come across something you think would be good for posting, please email us at wegotyourbackproject@gmail.com or tweet at us WGYBProject on Twitter.

Thanks for your interest in contributing to the “We Got Your Back” Project! We are accepting videos and written statements that share how the lives of LGBTQIA people get better when we have each others back. Give some hope to LGBTQIA youth by telling them how your own life improved. To submit, send an email to wegotyourbackproject@gmail.com We request that posts meet the following guidelines:

Videos: Please keep videos to no more than 8 minutes maximum. If you have a video on YouTube or Vimeo, please submit a link to the video and a brief description.

Length: 2,500 word maximum. (Please note, longer posts may be broken up into several posts on the project)

Language: Feel free to use adult language, however please warn for swearing or other adult and/or potentially triggering language in your post at the beginning. If you do share potentially triggering material, we ask that you use the “more” tag to put it behind a cut.

Permission to repost/share your content: Please indicate to us whether or not you consent to the sharing of your material outside of this project when you submit your post and/or video.
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Someone that I know on DW and Tumblr is looking for a place to live in Northampton or Amherst ASAP, for her and her genderfriend. They've looked at some places and rooms from craigslist already and things have not been positive...they do need to be in Noho/Amherst due to transportation stuff, though.

Leave me a comment--I have her email but don't want to post it publicly--so I can put you in touch with each other if you'd like to know more specifics or have a lead.

Any help you can provide would be great, even if it's just a signal boost.
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Offers are now open at [community profile] help_japan on Dreamwidth!

I am offering a custom-made vid, which you can bid on here.

Some other nifty people (including people you know!) are offering stuff, so go have a look. If you still want to make an offer yourself, that remains open as well.

FYI...

Mar. 12th, 2011 04:19 pm
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While we're Dreamwidth based, you don't have to be on Dreamwidth to offer or bid at [community profile] help_japan. While it's primarily targeted at DW people, membership isn't a requirement.

Also, bids aren't open yet, just offers.

And yes, you are going to keep hearing about this, seeing as I am one of the mods.

ahem.

Mar. 12th, 2011 03:13 pm
rhivolution: Mulder's I Want To Believe poster from X-Files, with a TARDIS in place of the spaceship (I want to believe: X-Files/TARDIS)
[community profile] help_japan is now accepting offers for auction.

Please do go and offer something and/or signal boost.
rhivolution: Mulder's I Want To Believe poster from X-Files, with a TARDIS in place of the spaceship (I want to believe: X-Files/TARDIS)
FYI, there's a Dreamwidth comm set up for disaster relief in Japan:

[community profile] help_japan



It'd be ace if you'd signal boost and/or make an offer, if at all possible. All offers, not just fandom, are welcome. (thx [personal profile] mercredigirl)

(In light of my current fiscal situation I will likely be making a vidding offer.)
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Signal boosting here as well: if you have got some spare moneys with which you want to help out fans AND get some nifty stuff, please consider going and bidding on some stuff at Con Or Bust ([livejournal.com profile] con_or_bust), which assists fans of colour, particularly with going WisCon.

They haven't raised nearly as much money as they'd like to have this year, so please chip in if you can.

I will make it big just to be a pain:

[livejournal.com profile] con_or_bust



(Sadly, as you know, I have no spare money at the moment, so I will be obnoxious at you instead.)