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Internet ‘a lifeline’ for the LGBTQ community: Why the spirit of Pride Month will prevail as events move online

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For LGBTQ pioneer Karla Jay, 73, who traces her activism to the dust of an uprising at the Stonewall Inn, Pride has always meant “not changing to be accepted.”

For Chazzie Grosshandler, 14, who eagerly awaited a community embrace at her first-ever march this summer, Pride is a pledge that “you are valid and you are loved.”

Similar sentiments, decades apart.

The veteran and the newcomer share something else: Along with millions across the globe, this year they will partake in a Pride Month like no other.

The 50th anniversary of Pride – an often rollicking and visible celebration of the LGBTQ community during June – has been relocated to the internet because of a pandemic that has scrambled daily life. It comes as turmoil over police brutality and racial inequities has shaken the USA to the core.

Yet moving Pride events online is in many ways fitting for a community for whom the dawn of the digital age provided a safe space for connection and coming out. The accessibility of the online experience at such an unsettling time couldn’t be more critical, advocates say.

“I knew I was gay when I was 5,” said Cathy Renna, interim communication director of the National LGBTQ Task Force. “But I grew up with a super accepting family. For others, it was very hard.” 

In recent decades, “the internet has been a lifeline for so many LGBTQ people,” particularly those who are transgender or nonbinary, people of color, youths and rural residents, said Renna, who is helping coordinate Pride events this year. “It’s almost impossible to not be able to connect with the information, if not the community itself.”

‘A year without Pride is inconceivable’

When COVID-19 sunk its claws into the USA this spring, the pandemic instigated a chain reaction of cancellations, including hundreds of Pride marches and events. “But a year without Pride is inconceivable,” Renna said. “The queer community said let’s do this online. There was an immediate pivot to virtual, and immediate support from artists and sponsors.”

June is packed with digital events, capped by Global Pride, a 24-hour virtual festival on June 27.

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“What we are trying to do at this difficult time is find a way to celebrate who we are as a community,” said Julian Sanjivan, co-president of Interpride, which is leading the event June 27 along with the European Pride Organizers Association. A digital platform won’t replace in-person Pride events, “but we are trying to come close.”

A National Park Service ranger places rainbow flags, representing LBGTQ pride, along fencing around Christopher Park on June 14, 2019, in New York's Greenwich Village.

Sanjivan is excited about the opportunities Global Pride offers: musical and artistic performances and addresses from activists and public figures in a 24-hour livestream of diversity that will roll across continents New Year’s Eve-style.

Global Pride will offer access in the corners of countries where LGBTQ people are often criminalized, and it will open a window into lives in other time zones. “You can enjoy content whether it’s a speech from a world leader or entertainment by a drag queen,” Sanjivan said.

There is no denying Pride Month is taking place amid unease, Sanjivan said. Beyond the health crisis and a devastating economic climate, the death of a black man at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer has catapulted issues of race and police brutality to the forefront – issues very familiar to LGBTQ people who battle for inclusion.

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Pride marches in the past have allocated sections for people of color, particularly transgender women of color, Sanjivan said, and Global Pride will reinforce messaging on racial issues. “Pride organizations are always fighting for equality. Race is always an integral part of who we are and what we fight for.” 

‘A rebellion against the policing of our lives’

Pride had its roots in “a rebellion against the policing of our lives,” said Jay, an author and activist who was at New York’s Stonewall Inn during a revolt against police harassment in 1969, when LGBTQ people were regularly tormented by tear gas and batons. “That is very germane today in the wake of killings of so many African Americans – in the policing of their lives.”

Stonewall was a turning point in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and a year later, Jay helped organize the country’s first Pride marches in New York and Los Angeles. Organizers tangled with police departments over permits and demands for bonds for liabilities. “As gay men and lesbians, we were felons in the eyes of the law. They saw us as degenerates, sodomites,” she said.

One Los Angeles police chief said if he allowed a Gay Pride march, “the following week he would have to allow a parade of thieves and burglars,” she said.

Jay recalls feeling wary before the L.A. event. “We didn’t know what would happen when we marched, whether people would be supportive or throw things.” Onlookers packed in 10 deep at some points. “It was really exhilarating.” 

Since then, she has attended dozens of Prides, including many “Dyke Marches.”

Though canceling in-person Pride events was the right thing to do, Jay fears for older, single LGBTQ people who “are going through this pandemic in horrifying isolation. Many people I know are quite depressed and fearful.”

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Renna said that’s what makes the digital Pride experience even more key. “So many of us are in isolation. I know so many people who are alone, kids living in homes that are not accepting or where families are rejecting,” she said. “This is a way for them to connect.”

GenderCool Champions Eevee and Chazzie at the Out & Equal Workplace Summit in Washington, D.C., in October 2019.

‘I always feel excited about Pride’ 

Chazzie, who identifies as transgender, is one of the faces of GenderCool, a youth-led movement that works to enforce positive experiences of young people who are transgender and nonbinary.

The Chicago teen, who has a passion for volunteering and an interest in languages and other cultures, had been thrilled with the chance to attend her first Pride in New York this summer.  

When the in-person events were nixed, she took it in stride. “With all that is going on … we just have to except these changes, and we have to move on,” Chazzie said.

The teen has signed up for several digital events, one of which includes discussions with her LGBTQ “elders.”

“I’m going to be able to connect with more people in the community,” she said. “I‘m excited to be doing it virtually.”

Eevee, who identifies as transgender and goes by one name, is a GenderCool member from the Los Angeles area who also had been looking forward to the New York march this year. 

At 12, she is a pintsize veteran, having attended a PFLAG march in 2017 and a few other events. Still, “I was super excited about it, and then I was super bummed out” when the New York march was scrubbed.

Eevee, who has appeared in theater productions since she was 4, does stand-up monologues and competes in an array of sports, shifted seamlessly to a digital Pride.

“l always feel excited about Pride,” she said. “By having it online, people can join from other places all over the world … from states or countries that may not be supportive. It’s equality for everyone.”

Both young women look at Pride 2020 – taking place during a pandemic and against the backdrop of racial angst – through a lens like wise, old souls.

Chazzie is eager for the learning and teaching opportunities digital Pride presents. “By educating people, we are changing the world together.” 

Eevee said, “I think having this all coinciding will bring us together more.”

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New method of investment: Copy trading, or copy trading as it was originally called

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These are busy days for those who have a certain level of savings in the economy. Because already sharp movements occur in the Turkish lira because of their very high rates of investment to translate the uncertainties in Turkey in recent times with a certain amount of savings. This enables people to turn to different investment methods.

If you are looking for a dynamic investment method and still do not know where to start, we will have a profitable suggestion for you. A type of investment, originally called “Forex copy trading”, and another name that can be translated as copy investment in Turkish is social investment. It can be a good entry-level choice for those who do not know exactly how and how to invest in investment vehicles.

The basic logic of copy trading is to imitate the investments of successful investors in the exchange you want to enter. It’s that simple. Anyway, the name of this investment concept is therefore determined as copy investment.

According to one of the studies conducted in recent years, this type of investment is increasingly taking up a place in the market. The copy investment market will reach an amount of € 70 billion by the end of 2025, according to researches.

To start copy trading, the first thing to do is to choose a reliable and profitable investment platform. At this point, the next step in choosing a reliable investment platform is  Forex Copy Trading

that is, to be able to follow reliable investors for copy investment. Therefore, the choice of platform is very important at this point.

A Close Look at Copy Investment

In short, it is important that copy investment or social investment platforms allow experienced investors to copy their investments directly. Here, when you find such an investment exchange, the investment made in this way is also called “auto investment” because you invest your own account directly into the account of the experienced investor.

You can invest in the form of copy investment in the BIST 100, crypto money exchanges and even foreign exchanges. It is a method that can be followed even for foreign currency deposits. However, it will require serious research at the stage of determining the investors you will follow in the first place.

How Exactly to Invest in Copy?

In fact, there are two popular ways to do this.

Following the Investors’ Strategies One to One

Whichever exchange you are investing in, you can learn the investments made by the really experienced names of that stock exchange with a good research and make these investments one by one.

Benefits:

Simple System: The investment you will make in this way will be a very simple and easy-to-use investment type. This is the reason why it is called auto investment as a type of investment that you can directly imitate the investments of expert investors in the field.

Flexibility: You can follow this type of investment from any digital device. It is a very flexible method as you will do the same no matter where you are, as soon as you hear about the direct investment of the person you follow, as there is no subject to think about.

Choosing a strategy is very easy: All you have to do is find the best in the field with the right research. Once you find it, it will be very easy to determine your strategy.

Transaction Fees: Most successful traders will charge you a certain fee to return their investments. These fee claims create an additional cost. However, you can manage your funds with the confidence that there will be no additional fees or expenses for the investment.

Let others follow your investment. For this, create an investment strategy.

Here you will be the one followed. Of course, this has certain advantages and disadvantages.

Your strategies will directly affect the market: Since you will be the person who will determine the strategy, whatever strategy you follow, the strategy you will follow will be a strategy that will affect the market completely.

You will also get the reward for your labor outside of profits: In this way, you will have to spend all your work on this work. However, you will get more than your followers for your efforts.

You will set the rules of the game: However, doing these operations will require both very serious experience and serious work.

Of course, it would be useful for you to carefully investigate whether there is a method to follow completely. However, it is possible to say that you can carry out such transactions with peace of mind with detailed analysis on the leading quality investment and stock exchange platforms such as AMarkets.

 

 

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Ethereum Price Smashed $2000, $3000 Incoming At Lightning Speed!

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Ethereum Price (ETH) May Hit $10,000 This Cycle!

The Ethereum price that is known to maintain a stable price movement, finally broke the previous ATH to form a new one. It took more than a months time to regain its lost position above $2000, yet sustained successfully. 

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The price took more time than expected to break the $2000 barrier, yet $3000 may be approaching at rocket speed. As predicted by founder of Gokhstein Media, David Gokhstein, the next stop for the ETH price is around $3,900. 

With the continued bullish trend and intensified rally, the price is expected to surge to the highest levels. According to an analyst and Crypto Youtuber, Young and Investing, the Ethereum price may hit $10,000 within the current bull run.

With the accelerated bull run, many analysts believe Ethereum could lead the market instead of Bitcoin too. Therefore providing a huge opportunity for the altcoins to boom within the ETH bull rally. 

Is Altcoin-Season On the Cards?

Many altcoins normally pop-up with the surge in the price of the second dominant crypto Ethereum. Currently, ETH price is trading around its new all time high around $2152 and expected to fly high. Therefore, many small cap altcoins are expected to rise from ashes and pump more than 50x or even 100x also.

Many analysts believe the Altcoin Season of 2021 is on the way and is expected to be the greatest season ever. According to a popular analyst, XRPcryptowolf, the season will reach its peak during the summer.

Moreover, the coins which are believed to be dead or not performing are also expected to rise. One of the analysts, MC also has given a brief idea on which all coins might pump in the current AltSeason.

Collectively, the breakout of Ethereum price has led to initialization of the most awaited AltSeason of 2021. The ETH price rally is expected to intensify in the coming days, that might smash $10,000 soon.

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Lark Davis Addresses 3 Most Common Criticisms Tagged With Cardano

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Popular New Zealand-based crypto analyst Lark Davis pointed out the three criticisms faced by the Cardano project

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Cardano Is Overvalued

He says that Cardano’s biggest use case right now is staking. The current price of Cardano is based on speculation rather than real demand for the token based on usefulness and need among developers and users.

Right now, the basic economics that will drive future demand are simply not there. Also there’s nothing wrong or unusual about this. This is a fairly normal occurrence. We see that a lot with various assets, where the price of an asset can rise far higher than its value should be based on where it is now simply because of strong support from the market and it’s future predictions.

Even if cardano’s price is overvalued right now does not really mean that it will plunge or go down in the near future. Davis says that in such situations the opposite is likely to happen. The higher the market cap, the more serious an investment it is in the eyes of many investors, which makes the market cap go even higher and become even more serious.

Also Read : Top reasons why Cardano(ADA) Price is Poised For Massive Surge!

Nothing Is Built on Cardano

According to Lark Davis this statement is not technically true as he feels that few things are built on cardano but it lacks an ecosystem. He also states that it’s an incredibly dishonest critique of Cardano in his opinion because it is hard to have an ecosystem when there’s no smart contract functionality.

“Smart contracts are coming. The testnet is due in late April. Smart contracts are then scheduled to come on the mainnet around August… I think we’ll have at least a few dozen applications by Q1 of next year.“

Cardano Is Too Slow in Its Development

Davis says it’s fair to hope Cardano’s speed of development to pick up pace, especially considering the moderately fast rise of other projects with robust and successful ecosystems such as Elrond (EGLD) and Avalanche (AVAX).

Luckily cardano has a growing community and enthusiastic users who are willing to support the smart contracts from the day one of it’s launch. With such an optimistic community if cardano promises to deliver an ecosystem that mints people money, then it’s obvious for users and developers to eventually join this massive ADA community.

“I personally think that Cardano will prove the haters wrong this year, and that they will deliver a powerful and interesting blockchain that will become a big part of the cryptocurrency ecosystem…“

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Source: https://coinpedia.org/altcoin/criticisms-tagged-with-cardano/

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CHZ Price | Chiliz Price Surged 650% in March, What’s Next for the Coin?

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The pseudonymous head of Coin Bureau who goes by the name guy, predicts that this coin has the potential to attract many users into the crypto space.

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Chiliz price has skyrocketed last month by 650% in value, making it a very important month for the cryptocurrency. In the last week, however, a pattern reversal occurred, with CHZ being overwhelmingly denominated by sellers. Things are shifting, though, as CHZ price rises once more. 

Read more : Chiliz Price Rose Like a Monster, Is It the Start of a ‘Low Cap Season’?

Chiliz is a cryptocurrency that can be used on sports and entertainment sites. Chiliz can be used like any other digital currency, but it is most commonly used on Socios.com, a website where investors and fans can use CHZ to receive exclusive rewards from their favourite teams. Special behind-the-scenes access and voting rights are among the perks.

It is worth noting that CHZ has established partnerships with top football clubs spread across the world, including FC Barcelona, AC Milan, and Juventus.

Guy says that,

“Have you been searching for that killer app that has the potential to open the floodgates and bring hundreds and millions of people into crypto? That elusive unicorn would likely be valued at a pretty penny, which means if you got into it at the right time, you could post some truly insane gains. What if that project combined NFTs, sports, and crypto? That’s the type of rocket fuel that could send it to the stratosphere… That would be Chiliz.”

I really like Chiliz as a project, the concept, and how they’re seemingly paving the way for unique digital sports memorabilia with NFTs in real-time. I also really love the idea of attaching tangible team-related perks to NFTs. That way, they have tangible real-world value and this should drive future demand.”

As of the time of publication, Chiliz price was $0.511948, with a 24-hour trading volume of $930,154,829. CHZ price also went up 1.5% over the last 24 hours. Besides, it has a circulating supply of 5.3 billion CHZ coins and a max supply of 8.89 billion.

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