Category Archives: resources

Larkin Street Stories: The Homeless LGBT Experience

[Audio: English; Captions: English] First in a series of videos about Larkin Street Youth Services of San Francisco. From the uploader: Meet Toby, Loch, and the youth from Larkin Street Youth Services in San Francisco. In Episode 1 of Larkin … Continue reading

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On being wrong

[Audio: English; Captioned: English] You will have to click through & watch on TED for the captions to be available. Also over time more languages are added in, so check for that if you’d like to see it in some … Continue reading

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how to start a movement

[Audio: English; Captions: English (+48 more)] You’ll have to click through for the captions; TED’s embed stuff doesn’t seem to bring the cc options over. (Yeah, I’ve written to them about it, we’ll see if they say/do anything about it.) … Continue reading

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from #wikileaks to #wikiwitness ?

This article makes an extraordinarily good point, and one I’ve sort of thought about but not to its logical conclusion. In terms of demanding transparency, the rise of “citizen journalism” has been critical, and duly noted by many. But as … Continue reading

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PSA: privacy, freedom, and transparency on the internet

…will not happen unless we take steps to make it happen. Don’t trust that “someone else” will. If you’re not worried about your privacy, you really should be: Data retention should last one year Governments have proposed that internet providers … Continue reading

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on the death of us

Twenty years on, the statistics on HIV infection rates are dismal. From 1 in 5 gay, bisexual men in US cities has HIV: Overall, they found that 19 percent of gay men are infected with HIV. The study found that … Continue reading

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“it gets better” shifting to “making it better”

Some of the attorneys working pro bono on the It Gets Better Project summarize the effects of the campaign so far in “It Gets Better”: The Trevor Project, which operates a 24-hour crisis hot line, had been getting about 400 … Continue reading

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but we already know what needs to be done

I came across this link a day or so ago, and wanted to talk about it in some more detail: A sense of belonging. The article starts out by describing how the It Gets Better Project got started and the … Continue reading

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how cool is this???

So a week or two ago I signed up with www.yourmail.com which is a free service that intercepts your voice mails, transcribes them, and emails them to you. You can still retrieve them from your voicemail as usual, but you … Continue reading

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improving webcam video clips

Short but sweet: I stumbled across this article which discusses how to best improve the image you get from the webcam. He discusses various issues with lighting, how to deal with “blue glasses” and why the webcam goes through rainbow … Continue reading

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learning ASL

Well, I’ll be taking ASL classes starting in January. Should be interesting! In the meantime I’ve been looking at online resources. There’s a dictionary here that’s been around quite some time. There are actually online signing classes, such as this … Continue reading

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more positive notes on deafhood

After the sturm und drang of yesterday, I wanted to delve into some articles, blogs, and folks on the net that I’ve found very interesting and providing lots of food for thought… One of the first blogs I did come … Continue reading

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deafness and the police

I’ve heard different things about what sort of issues to worry about with the police. Of course everyone has their own opinions, but I used to have some close connections with the police so here are some thoughts I’ve got. … Continue reading

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it’s expensive to be deaf…

Jesus. Take a look: smoke alarms Like 0

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good article

https://www.deaf-culture-online.com/hard-of-hearing.html Like 0

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