Monday, April 24th, 2017 11:19 pm
My name is Perseus, & I'm a 23 year old mentally & physically disabled transgender person. I've lived w/ severe abuse for most of my life, & up until recently I was coping through it. My mother & I lived with my stepfather who abused us both in every form until I was 17 & called child services, got my sister adopted into another family.


Link: Donate here
Deadline: None given
Time estimate: <5 mins
Requirements: money; personal information: first name, last name, email address; decision-making
Monday, April 24th, 2017 04:08 pm
Link: here at [personal profile] copperbadge's place
Requirements: various
Anything else: This week, fundraisers, sales and a research project!
Monday, April 24th, 2017 03:55 pm
As the "rape clause" exemption cannot be delivered in a way that does not breach women's rights and undermine women's equality and safety, we call on the UK Government to repeal the "family cap" measures in the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016, including all of its exemptions.


Link: Sign the petition
Location: Restricted to British citizens and UK residents
Deadline: 3rd May 2017
Time estimate: <5 mins
Requirements: personal information: name, email address, country of residence, postcode
Monday, April 24th, 2017 03:51 pm
The Chechen government is abducting and torturing gay men. This more than qualifies any gay Chechens for asylum in the UK: the Home Office should issue a statement to this effect so that Chechens fleeing the country know that they will be offered protection in the UK.


Link: Sign the petition
Location: Restricted to British citizens and UK residents
Deadline: 3rd May 2017
Time estimate: <5 mins
Requirements: personal information: name, email address, country of residence, postcode
Anything else: Another petition about the murder and torture of gay men in Chechnya, this one specifically relevant to offering them asylum in the UK.
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 10:16 pm

Another week of April Showers come and gone! Join us in telling your fandom story or filling us in on your fandom's history!
 

April 16th — Girl Meets World: The bay window would be the perfect place to edit the Boy Meets World & Girl Meets World pages on Fanlore. (retweet, reblog)

April 17th — Yuri!!! on Ice: We were born to ship Victuuri—and so many others! Share your favorite YuriOnIce ships on Fanlore. (retweet, reblog)

April 18th — The Mortal Instruments: No such thing as TMI on Fanlore. Share your Mortal Instruments fandom experience! (retweet, reblog)

April 19th — Binding of Isaac: Is Isaac dead? If you know, grab some pickups and a trinket to help edit Binding of Isaac at Fanlore. (retweet, reblog)

April 20th — Simon Snow series: Calling all Snowflakes! Snowbaz fans gather together to update the Fangirl , Carry On, and Simon Snow pages on Fanlore. (retweet, reblog)

April 21st — Marvel Cinematic Universe: Avengers fans assemble! Let yourself be burdened with glorious purpose to edit Fanlore! (retweet, reblog)

April 22nd — Undertale: Fanlore wants you filled with determination to tell the world about Undertale & share the skelebros squee! (retweet, reblog)


Other fandoms that got some love on Fanlore this week include The Phoenix, The Raven Cycle, and Supergirl. Well done, team! \o/

Every fan perspective is welcome on Fanlore. Get started by visiting our New Visitor Portal so that you, too, can participate in April Showers!



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Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 01:07 am
For those of us in the UK, here's a useful Facebook post on how to vote to stop the Tories.

The post also links to a handy Google spreadsheet that breaks it down by constituency.
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Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 01:01 am
Gay men are being thrown in illegal prisons and tortured in Chechnya.

The Russian LGBT Network can help gay men at risk escape to safety.

But they’re running out of resources and need our help.

Donate today to help fund the emergency evacuation of gay men at risk in Chechnya.


Link: Donate here
Deadline: None given
Time estimate: <5 mins
Requirements: money; personal information: email address, first name, last name, country, postcode; decision-making
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 04:25 pm
Corey Alexander is at high risk of homelessness and needs your help.

Two years ago, Corey was hit by a car. Ever since the hit and run, they have been struggling with substantially increased PTSD symptoms and chronic pain. These symptoms worsened at the beginning of 2016. Corey was no longer able to work and went into full time psychiatric treatment. After treatment, they were not able to return to work, and will not able to return to work in the near future (if at all).

Corey has been living on state disability (SDI) for the last year, and has applied for federal disability (SSDI), but the application process takes a long time. Right now, it is not clear when SSDI will kick in; and state disability is running out in May.

There is NO chance Corey will begin receiving SSDI in May. In other words, at the end of May, Corey will be without the resources to pay for shelter, food, and medication. Corey's disability advocates are telling them that they are at high risk for homelessness.


Link: Donate here
Deadline: None given
Time estimate: <5 mins
Requirements: money; personal information: first name, last name, email address; decision-making
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 12:24 am
This is your check-in post for April!

If feel like commenting to let us know what you've done this month, or what you're planning to do, this is the place!

(Sorry, I can't brain for better words than that right now.)

Go forth and check in!
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Monday, April 17th, 2017 09:31 pm
At [personal profile] copperbadge's place, as per usual!

Link: Radio Free Monday
Anything else: This week: fundraisers, a sale, and a request for help! Requirements will vary.

Question for the community: do we think I should post the items from RFM as separate activities on the comm, or is the link to RFM itself enough?
Sunday, April 16th, 2017 03:39 pm

April Showers continues this week with a whole new set of fandoms! Some of these are still stubs, so join us! Don’t be shy—every fan perspective is welcome. Tell your fandom's history or your favorite fandom stories!


April 9th — Phandom: Hello internet! my name is [Fanlore]. Any Crafties willing to share their #phandom protips? ≥ • ≤ (retweet, reblog)

April 10th — The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy’s got her greatest idea yet. If you were a member of the Baby-Sitters Club, now’s your chance to relive those memories, and share them with others! The Baby-Sitters Club Fanlore page needs your help to get up to date. (retweet, reblog)

April 11th — Death Note: Rule 1: The human whose name appears as editor of the #DeathNote page shall become part of fandom history. (retweet, reblog)

April 12th — Borderlands: Calling all Vault Hunters! Help us unlock the vault to our #Fanlore Borderlands page. (retweet, reblog)

April 13th — Twin Peaks: f you know whose body was found dead, wrapped in plastic—head over to the #TwinPeaks page and help out! (retweet, reblog)

April 14th — Gravity Falls: Khos xv hglw Judylwb Idoov... #GravityFalls at Fanlore needs your help to decode the secrets of its fandom! (retweet, reblog)

April 15th — Rivers of London: #RiversofLondon Nightingales! Please May you Grant us your song by adding to the RoL #Fanlore page? (retweet, reblog)


Other fandoms that got some love on Fanlore this week include Ella Enchanted, Brothers & Sisters, and Toy Soldiers. Keep up the great work, everybody! \o/

If your favorite fandom's missing, help us fill in the blanks! Here’s our New Visitor Portal and a Guide to Participating in April Showers to help you get started!


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Sunday, April 16th, 2017 09:30 pm
After being hit by a car over the weekend, Weezie went into the ER and found out they needed surgery. After surgery, a series of traumatic incidents occured: a nurse broke two of their fingers and they went untreated for days, forced psych evaluation, involuntary admission into multiple mental health facilities, and more.

Weezie is now home safely, but there are going to be lots of expenses, so I'm hoping we can help fund some of this.


Link: Donate here
Deadline: None given
Time estimate: <5 mins
Requirements: money; personal information: first and last name, email address, country of residence, post code; decision-making
Anything else: If you're in the US or Canada, and donate more than $10, [twitter.com profile] Samantha_Eaton3 is doing a book giveaway