Stopping Harassment Starts Here – the shirt

Stopping Harassment Starts Here – the shirt

Over the weekend I gave a talk at TAM2012 that discussed as one part of the talk the issues of harassment and discrimination that minority groups to often face. In order to call attention this issue I had printed (with personal funds) a set of t-shirts that simply say, “Stopping Harassment Starts Here.” The shirts are in purple, a color used to symbolize the need to stop domestic violence, stop animal cruelty, support religious (and non-religious) tolerance, and stop bullying of members of the LGBTQ community. These are all issues that matter to me, and I hope that at least some of them matter to you. I’m now offering them here on starstryder. All proceeds from sale of the shirts will go to the AAUW Legal Advocacy fund, which pays for legal fees...

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Make the World Better

Make the World Better

Yesterday at TAM2012 in Las Vegas I gave the hardest talk I’ve ever given. I present it annotated below. The out pouring of love I’ve received has been truly overwhelming, and I thank all of you for the strength you have given me. update 08/17/2012 My talk was posted by the JREF on YouTube. It’s now embedded below. Presented at Saturday, July 14, 2012 This is the forth time I’ve been given the opportunity to speak at TAM. Each year I’ve written a new speech and work to write something that is relevant to the moment. This year I’ve struggled with my talk more than I’ve ever because I’m not entirely sure how to say what I want to say. The past few weeks leading into TAM have been absolutely insane. Looking around the internet there...

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