Friends of Tumblr and the Internet,
For a generation that does not know what it’s like to live in a country where it’s not allowed to express your thoughts, Mexico is facing its darkest hour right now. As I write this post, our government is about to pass a new Telecommunications Bill which consists in censoring the Internet for vigilance and profit purposes.
As you may know by our reputation, our country’s leaders are very corrupt and it is hard for us, normal citizens, to demand social change by pacifically protesting on the streets without risking being sent to jail or physically abused. The Internet is our only weapon in this dictatorship in the making, we can’t afford to lose it. This is why I sincerely ask for your help.
With us, Mexicans, being as helpless as we are right now I’m aware that as users, there’s not much you can do either. Not much except spreading the word. That’s the only thing left to do. So please, consider reblogging this post and every other about the critical situation in Mexico if you find them on your dash.
I speak to you as a fellow user. Please, please, please help us spread the word. I’ve been a free Internet user ever since I was 7, I am 21 now. The Internet and the people I have met through it are part of who I am, you more than anyone know how that is, being here in Tumblr. I don’t want to wake up one day and log on to find out I can’t chat with my best friend anymore because my Internet has been censored for speaking my mind —or that I may be persecuted for it.
I know it’s obnoxious to have this type of post flood your dash, and I apologize for that, but try to understand. If I don’t write this today, I might not be able to write tomorrow.
It’s not a fandom what’s at stake here, it’s freedom.
An Internet user
So you guys know how I have a shitton of medical bills due and I have that commission post going around?
Yeah. Change “commission” to “dear God please we need help”.
Ben went to the emergency room while we were in Vermont for Christmas. And I had thought it would be covered by my insurance since he wouldn’t be on my plan until January.
Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. And even better, the hospital won’t back-apply the insurance because “well his insurance was activated after the service”.
So there’s another $2100 in medical bills. We’re at over $3000 in medical bills, most of which are now overdue.
Please, please, please commission me or something. Please. The paypal email is email@example.com. Please. Chris is covering all of the household payments save for daycare out of his paycheck and it would take me 15 weeks of work WITHOUT daycare being factored in to afford this. Please, you guys. I need a miracle pretty quick here.
Hi folks. I really hate to do this but im at a loss at this point.
In laymans terms: i cant afford to live. Please go to the link if you want a more extensive explanation.
I moved to toronto to escape the abuse i was experiencing at home and to acquire safety as a trans…
Aderonke’s family was killed and she was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to death in Nigeria – because she’s a lesbian. She fled to safety in the UK.
Now, they’re trying to send her back into danger. Aderonke, like dozens of other LGBT asylum-seekers, is stuck in a process that the UK government has already admitted to humiliating and abusing them. It doesn’t work or protect anyone.
But, if thousands of us speak out right now, we could get the Home Office to take the next step and halt the deportations. Will you sign the petition to Home Office Secretary Theresa May now?
Please sign the petition to stop her deportation! 70,792 people have already signed this petition. We’re almost at the goal of 75,000 signatures.
(ETA: Seems you can only sign from the UK; definitely share if you have followers there!)
HEY THE LINK SEEMS TO BE A WRONG ONE. To sign up the petition try this link instead: https://www.allout.org/en/actions/aderonke
Sunny is a trans girl from Suadi Arabia who is studying in Arizona on a student visa. When her parents found out she was transgender they canceled the scholarship she was using to pay for school and housing. Being unable to pay, she has already been kicked out of the dorm she was living in and is…THIS IS MY FRIEND! PLEASE HELP! EVEN IF YOU CAN’T DONATE PLEASE REBLOG THIS! THANK YOU <3
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON’T SCROLL PAST THIS.
Scarleteen is a vital queer and trans positive sexual health resource. Their staff do an amazing job of creating really comprehensive and helpful articles on literally every sexual topic you can imagine. They also provide live chats, advice columns, moderated discussion forums, and SMS-based peer support. This site has helped me on countless occasions, and I refer at-risk queer and trans kids to this site every single day.
Scarleteen is invaluable.
And Scarleteen needs your help.
During their annual donation drive this year, the site was only able to raise $1,500. Only fifty people out of Scarleteen’s 350,000 unique monthly visitors contributed to the fundraising drive.
This means that unless Scarleteen sees a stable, sustained, 50% increase in donations, the site will essentially be forced to go dark on May 1. No more new content, no more advice columns, no more forums, no more live chat, no more SMS support.
This is devastating.
If Scarleteen goes dark, millions of young people, vulnerable queer and trans teens among them, will lose access to essential, fundamental sexual health resources. We cannot let this happen.
Please, please, please donate to Scarleteen. Consider making a recurring monthly contribution if you feel that this is within your means. Even $5 or $10 a month will go a long way to helping this very, very deserving organization.
And whether or not you’re able to donate at this time, please signal boost this and spread the word. Scarleteen does incredible, very necessary work, and they need our help.
uh Hi everyone!! i know this is kind of out of no where but this is my good friend Ashley. I love her so much and she’s such a fun,loving person, and she needs help. She’s been fighting aplastic anemia for over 2 years and she recently lost her hair due to chemotherapy, and she’s only 15. For those of you who don’t know, aplastic anemia is a condition in the bone marrow where its unable to make enough white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. Its very similar to leukemia. It has caused her to miss a numerous amount of school, and she has had to undergo many surgeries and doctors appointments. In fact, she is unable to return to school for the rest of the year. she’s been gone since December.
Because of her condition, she can’t be out in the sun, take the stairs, and she gets very nauseous easily. If she has to be outside for a long time, she needs a wheelchair. At school I had to ride the elevator with her and make sure she was okay every so often.
Unfortunately, her family is unable to pay for the treatment she desperately needs. I don’t know if this will work, but I was hoping that if i posted this, some people on tumblr would help donate. The money would go towards a bone marrow transplant. It costs $10,000 and so far they have only made about $1,300.
Please im asking this as her friend and someone who cares about her. If you could just signal boost this or even donate a dollar it would mean so much to me and her family as well.
There’s only about a month left until this campaign closes so please help.
Thank you so much.
REBLOG THIS ! You can save Ashley’s life… I know we can do it ! It’s only $10,000… It’s nothing for tumblr ! WHERE ARE THE NOTES!
My girlfriend, Ellie, is in a bad situation and we need help. Recently she got into a bad financial situation due to her bipolar disorder and she ended up moving in with her dad since she couldn’t afford her rent. Her dad put her through a lot of emotional abuse as a child but he seemed to be a little better now so we thought this would be for the best. Today, however, her dad had an outburst and Ellie was so afraid she left. She is now staying in a hotel, which she cannot afford.
We live in Wisconsin, but because she was planning on moving at one point, Ellie actually has a couple of jobs lined up in San Francisco. However, she has no place to stay there. I am posting this to see if anybody at all could offer a safe place to stay for Ellie. She doesn’t need much, just a roof over her head and safety, as she is transgender.
If you think that you can help her out, please message me and we can talk. Otherwise if you could please signal boost this I would really appreciate that. Thank you.
my pre-tumor biopsy appointment is in a few days and i can’t afford it. it’s $200. if i miss this it could be up to four months before i can get my biopsy. and the tumor is growing. nobody in the family will help, at all. even my incredibly rich grandparents won’t give me a…
The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following person reported missing within the confines of the 24 Precinct. The details are as follows:
Missing: Lee, Jiwon 29 year old female 220 West 98 Street NY, NY
The missing was last seen at her residence on April 1, 2014 at approximately 2030 hours. She is described as being 5’2” tall, 120 lbs., with black hair and eyes.
A photo of the missing is attached and available at DCPI.
Anyone with information in regards to this missing person is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.