Transgenders excluded from Gay Rights NEW National Strategy for Equality

tAfter years fighting to legalize same-sex marriage, the leading gay rights groups in the United States including the Human Rights Campaign, announced they will lobby for a new campaign to expand “more” basic civil rights into conservative southern and western states within the next five years. Part of their mission will be workplace protections, the election of public officials, nondiscrimination ordinances in housing and employment and legislation allowing gay parents to adopt in states like Mississippi, Georgia, Arkansas and Texas.

Yet this agenda which they consider to be the “final frontier for gay rights” blatantly does not include transgender people. As a matter of fact, “transgender” is referenced only twice in this article and that is only because “transgender” completes the term LGBT. The article released yesterday in the politics section of the New York Times, specifically mentions this movement is for the “largely eluded millions of gay men and lesbians.”

So, there you have it. “The country’s leading gay rights groups and donors” in plain English, have publicized “Trans Lives Do Not Matter” in a major national newspaper. While gays and lesbians appear to be satisfied with the outcome of civil rights in northern and east coast states and are moving on, transgender people still lobby for the “basic civil rights.” Legislation such as the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) in LGBT tolerant states like New York, have yet to pass. If gays & lesbians consider themselves, “largely eluded” how should transgenders be considered? Humor me. Please.

It appeared trans people were trending in 2013.

There was the good –  Janet Mock, Carmen Carrera, Laverne Cox, Jennifer Pritzker, Chelsea Manning and achievements like ENDA, Violence against Women Act.

There was the bad –  Islan Nettles, Domonique Newborn, Cemia “CeCe” Dove, Eyricka Morgan, Evon Young,  Artegus Konyale Madden, Melony Smith, Diamond Williams and Amari Hill just to name a few.

It was a record year of trans “visibility”. Yet, once again, the gay and lesbian leaders are blind to trans equality and non-responsive to trans oppression by choice. If over the past ten years, the question from the trans community and their allies to the gay, lesbian and bisexual movement was, “what have you done for me lately?” it just took a turn for the worse.

Unyielding PRO-trans groups, leaders, trans people and CIS allies must unite in solidarity and demand serious DOCUMENTED Transgender inclusion in all movements going forward. That includes political protests. Fighting for Gay & Lesbian rights ONLY is discrimination against our trans sisters & brothers. Period!

What are we going to do about the TRANSGENDER EXCLUSION in the equality rights for EQUALITY??

The time is now.

Nariko Wright

I am Luz’s Daughter

Luz’s Daughter Cares

 

 

 

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Luz’s Daughter Cares successfully urges NYPD Crimestoppers to initiate $2,000 reward on the homicide case of Trans Woman Islan Nettles!!

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After weeks of urging and various forms of communication with the NYPD Foundation, Nariko Wright of Luz’s Daughter Cares FINALLY gets CRIMESTOPPERS to post $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest on the Islan Nettles case!!! NYC Crimestoppers WANTED Islan Nettles

Luz’s Daughter Cares will continue  to strengthen the “reward  for indictment” process by raising $10,000 from private donations and the community via GoFundMe:  $10,000 “Reward for Indictment” Fundraiser by Luz’s Daughter Cares

Please continue to support Justice for Islan Nettles by donating to the fundraiser, spreading awareness and keeping hope alive.

Together, we CAN catch Islan Nettles Killer! 
TRANS LIVES MATTER!

#islannettles

#justice4islan

#iamislan

 

Nariko Wright
Founder – Luz’s Daughter Cares
 

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#Islannettles #Justice4Islan

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After weeks of urging & various forms of communication with the NYPD Foundation Organization, Nariko Wright of Luz’s Daughter Cares gets CRIMESTOPPERS to post reward for information for Islan Nettles!!!

GOD IS GOOD!!!

Luz’s Daughter Cares is proceeding to raise an additional $10,000 to the reward for indictment via http://www.gofundme.com/IslanNettlesReward4Arrest

Spread the word, spread the joy & let this gain be proof we should never grow weary of doing the right thing.

Most importantly – Let our actions speaker louder than words:
TRANS LIVES MATTER! Period.

Nariko Wright
Founder – Luz’s Daughter Cares
(I am Luz’s Daughter)

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Viva La Vida by Coldplay – A Ghetto Girl’s Interpretation & Why

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Interesting how minds can process information differently. I am a Coldplay fan who purchases as opposed to downloads their music. In other words, Coldplay gets my hard-earned cash. Viva La Vida is an important song to me because of its Christian and historical references.  I am more likely to play Viva la Vida on Sunday instead of traditional gospel. I’m “weird” like that. From the very first time I heard it, I processed this song as a lesson in humility. How one can be at the top of their “game” in whatever capacity they believe, then fall back on their knees. Gone is all the glory.

Anyone religious or spiritual could relate to the lyrics even if you are not a fan of the alternative rock genre. Anyone who has tasted abundance or wealth, power, adoration, has been or is, highly favored, worshiped, could draw people to them or into action for them for whatever reason.

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This could be any of us. I’ve witnessed activists, politicians, reverends and teachers misuse their “power”. Someone with one bag of rice more than his/her neighbor can be adored, worshiped or considered favored and misuse that blessing. Lets not just think of kings, queens, Gods or presidents. Any of us means all of us. Are you following me?

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Viva La Vida either humbles me or encourages that I be more grateful for my blessings. I remember where I came from and how much work I’ve put into distancing myself from that place. I remember how many times I’ve fallen back on my knees, stood up and said to myself, “Thank God for the humble beginnings I was birthed into! Because of it, I can survive dirt in my mouth when just a few months or years ago, it was fine wine and great eats to no end!” Something as common as being unemployed makes me feel like, “I have fallen back on my knees.”  Yet, my spiritual state is not downcast. Instead I increase whatever time I have, (in between job hunting) to help others. Thank God I do not value my life based on monetary pillars of sand, but on faith. “This too shall pass”. Having it good or doing “bad” isn’t a monetary thing. It’s a spiritual thing both requiring humility.

“One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me

And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand”

Viva La Vida is a testimony of how we should ALWAYS be humble, kind to others less fortunate, to use our influence for good and not evil or greed. Viva La Vida says to me, “Keep in mind, what goes up will come down”. If you misused the blessings when you had it, you will fall harder. “St. Peter won’t call my name”.  That’s what I believed this song was all about.

“I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the word

Now in the morning, I sleep alone
Sweep the streets I used to own”

Guess what I learned a few days ago? Viva la Vida is an Anti-Christ song! It’s about the masses realizing Jesus Christ is nothing more than a fabrication and so they abandon the doctrine of Christianity! Christ now “sweeps the streets he once owned”.

I wonder if anyone else positively mistook the lyrics instead of the atheist stand Coldplay intended? You tell me.

Here are the Lyrics & Music:

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in plain words:

VIDA LA VIVA

I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the word
Now in the morning, I sleep alone
Sweep the streets I used to own

I used to roll the dice
Feel the fear in my enemy’s eyes
Listen as the crowd would sing
“Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!”

One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand

I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can’t explain
Once you go there was never, never an honest word
That was when I ruled the world

It was a wicked and wild wind
Blew down the doors to let me in
Shattered windows and the sound of drums
People couldn’t believe what I’d become

Revolutionaries wait
For my head on a silver plate
Just a puppet on a lonely string
Oh who would ever want to be king?

[Chorus]
I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing
Roman Calvary choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can’t explain
I know Saint Peter won’t call my name
Never rule this world
But that was when I ruled the world

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

[Chorus]

Incredible. My interpretation was a complete opposite of what Coldplay was trying to convey. What is your interpretation? Can there be more than one based on your beliefs?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viva la Vida – What does it all mean?

Vida La Viva by Coldplay – Is the meaning a mystery or are you not listening?

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There has been much speculation recently on the “hidden” meaning in the lyrics of Coldplay’s hit new song, Viva La Vida. Penned by Chris Martin, lead singer, pianist and husband to actress Gwyneth Paltrow, the song has become Coldplay’s biggest hit.

Although some people listen to a song without actually thinking or caring about what the lyrics mean, others like myself, tend to appreciate good lyrics as one does good poetry, and we also wonder what the artist means by his words. I tend to believe that all songwriters write with great meaning, often hidden, which makes music all the more interesting. According to Wikipedia, the title Viva la Vida translates from Spanish into “long live life.”

When asked by Q magazine about what he meant by the line “I know Saint Peter won’t call my name” Chris Martin replied: “It’s about… You’re not on the list. I was a naughty…

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New York City Church Hate Message to the LGBT Community of Harlem

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The Anti Violence Project  and other community groups is holding a Community Safety Afternoon TODAY, March 26th 2014 from 3-5pm around the vicinity of ATLAH World Missionary Church. The ATLAH World Missionary Church in Harlem located 36 W. 123rd Street has recently posted a sign that reads “Jesus Would Stone Homos Matthew 5:17-19 Leviticus 20:13 Deuteronomy 17:5-7 John 8:1-11 stoning is still the law.” 

We do not wish to disenfranchise any groups’ right to free speech, they are deeply concerned that speech like this can create a hostile environment for LGBTQ individuals within the surrounding neighborhood. The LGBT members of the community also deserve they are safe walking thru the streets of their neighborhood. 

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LDC petitions against the NAACP hosting major leadership event in racist Florida!

 HERE ARE 3 REASONS WHY

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The state of Florida has demonstrated time & again, the demoralization, dehumanization and devaluation of African-American persons residing in that state. So much so that, complete divestment of matters financial, political and ethical should occur immediately.

Surely, the NAACP of all organizations can host their summit somewhere African-Americans are not living in a “State of Emergency!”

Follow this link to sign the Petition:

https://www.change.org/petitions/naacp-don-t-host-the-leadership-500-summit-in-racist-florida

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