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It's official: Gay panic/trans panic defenses banned in California →

gaywrites:

This weekend, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that prohibits “gay panic” and “trans panic” defenses from being used to escape murder charges. 

All over the country, murder charges can sometimes be downgraded to manslaughter when a person claims they acted out of panic after finding out a person was gay or trans. (It’s especially common around the murders of trans women.) It perpetuates the idea that LGBT people are “lying” about who they are if they aren’t out to everyone, it attempts to justify murder, and it says that LGBT lives aren’t as important as others. 

The American Bar Association has urged governments to end panic defenses, but with this legislation, California becomes the first state ever to outlaw them. 

Current state law allows murder charges to be reduced to manslaughter if the killings happened in a sudden quarrel or in the heat of passion.

But under the bill, approved by the Assembly last month, defendants would be barred from using their victims’ sexual orientation or gender identity to support such a defense.

Read that again: California is the first state ever to say that a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity is no excuse for murdering them. The first state ever. Wow, have we got a ton of work to do. 

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Bubblegum Lips - Love Digit

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shout out to all the beautiful black trans women who came before me who was out here looking like GODS despite they limited resources 

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BREAKING: Michael Dunn found GUILTY of 1st-degree murder in loud-music trial →

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fohk:

penique productions is an international collective of artists with various creative backgrounds that collaborate to create temporary structures.each project is characterized by volumes of color that completely occupy spaces erected by others, giving them a new identity – one of the most recent set up in sao paolo at the MIS (museum of image and sound). the artists spread giant plastic sheets across the interiors of ornate buildings, taping the sheets to the floors and walls, then turn on high-powered fans to blow the sheets outward. this intervention acts as a simplification of the space that unifies the shapes and textures, manufacturing a new and unique atmosphere. the balloons are made from regular patterns and adjusted to the specific characteristics of each location, squeezing vibrant swells of color into the tight spaces. the concept aims to build a relationship between fullness and emptiness, triggering a dialogue with the space it briefly inhabits.

fohk:

penique productions is an international collective of artists with various creative backgrounds that collaborate to create temporary structures.
each project is characterized by volumes of color that completely occupy spaces erected by others, giving them a new identity –
one of the most recent set up in sao paolo at the MIS (museum of image and sound). the artists spread giant plastic sheets across the 
interiors of ornate buildings, taping the sheets to the floors and walls, then turn on high-powered fans to blow the sheets outward. 
this intervention acts as a simplification of the space that unifies the shapes and textures, manufacturing a new and unique atmosphere. 
the balloons are made from regular patterns and adjusted to the specific characteristics of each location, squeezing vibrant swells of color 
into the tight spaces. the concept aims to build a relationship between fullness and emptiness, triggering a dialogue with 
the space it briefly inhabits.

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wetheurban:

DESIGN: The Cloud by Richard Clarkson 

The Cloud by Richard Clarkson is an interactive lamp and speaker system, designed to mimic a thundercloud in both appearance and entertainment.

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Piet Mondrian, Composition in Black and White with Double Lines, 1934

Piet Mondrian, Composition in Black and White with Double Lines, 1934

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