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Vila Eloíse é parte dunha rede autoxestionada cuir rural en Galiza. As nosas actividades están abertas a todas as persoas cuir de todo o mundo e compartimos recursos na medida do posible cos noses compañeiris cuir a nivel local.

Na tag publicaremos avisos sobre as nosas actividades e listaremos os recursos que temos dispoñibles para redistribuir en cada momento. Si queredes máis información podedes escribir ao noso email ou mandarnos unha mensaxe privada.

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Disclaimer: to avoid doxxing, fash attacks or similar threats, all the pics on this profile correspond to other locations in the broader area of Galiza, far from the real one. Real pics will be cropped and selected to not have identifiable items at all (landscape, people, furniture, etc).

Info about number and personal identities of house members is being kept obscure and vague on purpose. See our website for more details.

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Vila Eloise is already open to visitors! There's still lots to do, both the living and workshop areas need plenty of work, but the space is apt for basic living and inhabited right now.

If you were planning to travel around the area, feel free to check the project's blog and send a message to visit.

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For updates about this project and the house day to day life, you can check the hashtag .

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Rewriting our after moving instances:
Vila Eloise is a house project in a village in Galiza (northwest of Iberian peninsule).

We are setting the house ready for visitors. Staying is free (some abilities trade is appreciated if possible) and we plan to offer a work space for artists, meetups and workshops.

Every queer person is welcome, we're a safe space for people of any gender id or orientation (including all non binary genders, a-spec, pan people) and sex workers.

The house is getting ready for spring! We are working on solving a water leak issue on the ground floor so we can get art work spaces ready soon, and we'll be preparing the soil for sowing season these days. Lots of work to do!

Vila Eloíse é parte dunha rede autoxestionada cuir rural en Galiza. As nosas actividades están abertas a todas as persoas cuir de todo o mundo e compartimos recursos na medida do posible cos noses compañeiris cuir a nivel local.

Na tag publicaremos avisos sobre as nosas actividades e listaremos os recursos que temos dispoñibles para redistribuir en cada momento. Si queredes máis información podedes escribir ao noso email ou mandarnos unha mensaxe privada.

fuck sex-worker exclusion 

this is your irregular reminder, prompted by a partially torn down sticker we saw today, that fuck sex worker exclusion.

:sexworkiswork:

One result of your oppression as a nonbinary person is that some part of you will likely always be questioning the reality of your nonbinary gender.

After years of relentless interrogation and gaslighting by others it's hardly surprising that you will slip up and wonder if they're hatred and ignorance was true after all.

Don't feel bad for this. It's not your fault.

You've stayed true to yourself despite your oppressors for years, and that matters far more than the wounds they've inflicted on you.

#nonbinarypride #nonbinary #lgbtq #nonbinarypositivity #exorsexism

Whether you are using a regional bus website or Google Maps, keep in mind that online travel planners are a treasure trove of information for intelligence agencies and cops!

So if you're going to an activist thing:
- Always use Tor
- Always put in big public departure and destinations points. Never put in your real address and the destination of the action.
- Hang on to paper maps and paper bus schedules for when you need to really stay off the radar.

Stay safe!

The seventh annual international Gender Census 2020 is now open until 12th March!

smartsurvey.co.uk/s/gendercens

It's for anyone whose genders (or lack thereof) aren't described by the M/F binary. It's short and easy, and the results are useful in academia, business and self-advocacy.

:heart_pan: happy pansexual pride day to everybody who uses that label :heart_pan:

gender-neutral german grammar 

here are some words and grammatical constructs in german for talking about someone whose pronouns you don't know, and for talking about groups of people without having to exclude nonbinary folks. these aren't set in stone or anything, but it's what my friends and i use and it works pretty well for us

pronoun:
person (they)
e.g. "person hat gesagt..." [they said...]
replaces the less inclusive "er oder sie"

indefinite pronoun:
mensch [one]
e.g. "mensch kann das machen" [one can do that]
replaces the male-defaulting "man"
note: it's possible to avoid this construct altogether by using passive voice

plural suffix:
-is
e.g. "mitbewohnis" [roommates]
note: for more formal speech or writing you might want to use
-_innen
e.g. "arbeiter_innen" [workers]
replaces the less inclusive "arbeiter und arbeiterinnen"

indefinite article:
eins [a]
e.g. "was für eins süßi" [what a cutie]
replaces the male-defaulting "ein"

if you want an ACTUAL communist's take on why lgbt rights are 100% class struggle and gay and trans people are comrades, i suggest you read the amazing nonbinary lesbian communist leslie feinberg. here is hir book lavender and red. you should probably get a copy soon because who knows how long the worker's world party is gonna be around workers.org/book/lavender-red/

dog training, abuse mention, help request 

We are temporarily sheltering for some weeks a colleague's dog who is being rehabilitated from hunter's abuse years ago. This dog has some persistent behavioral issues, and during their time in here they seem to be unmasking some more.

We'd like to DM with someone who has some experience with difficult cases, as neither the owner nor us have resources to consult an ethologist.

Boosts and any answer are much appreciated!

Samhain in Galiza (thread) 

We hope you enjoyed this little thread and we remind you that we are open to queer visitors all around the world any day. So if you are a queer traveler, we'd love to invite you to celebrate next Samaín with us!

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Samhain in Galiza (thread) 

There's many variants of Samaín traditions depending on each area or town and we are not covering all of it, we just want to leave you with the idea that Samhain traditions, even if mixed with catholic elements, are still well alive in here.

If you want to see some Samaín celebrations here's a short video (in galizan, sharing it for the images):

youtube.com/watch?v=WXXOEcqGtx

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And perhaps another main difference with Halloween is that we celebrate the Magosto on the same night. This is a chestnut harvest celebration where chestnuts are roasted on bonfires, ashes used as a face paint, and some chestnuts are left as an offering for the souls of the dead.

Magosto is celebrated, with different names, in other Iberian areas as Asturias or Basque Country. Also in Portugal where is called Magusto.

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Samhain in Galiza (thread) 

Other tradition is carving pumpkins, called calacús, as in Halloween celebrations. Long before using pumpkins, we used to carve turnips, as celtic people did.

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Samhain in Galiza (thread) 

You can learn a bit more about La Santa Compaña in this video (in english):

youtube.com/watch?v=Acfg_Qm5Vc

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Samhain in Galiza (thread) 

The alive leader of La Santa Compaña is said to be under a curse, damned to restlessly wander every night with the dead until they die themselves, and is looking to pass the curse to another living person, so anyone who gets to see the procession must protect themselves.

Ways of avoiding being trapped by them include drawing a circle with a star of Solomon and stepping inside or throwing oneself face down on the ground until they go away.

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The most singular Samaín tradition is La Santa Compaña (Fairy Host in Ireland, Slaugh in Scotland, Toili in Wales) which is a dead souls parade lead by a living person to announce the next person who will die (the living ones who cross their path).

Dead souls are said to carry candles and leave the smell of wax behind them. The alive leader wears a white hood and carries a cross and a holy water cauldron.

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Samhain in Galiza (thread) 

Samaín never got entirely lost, but in the last 30 years has seen a revival as a way of not letting it loose its place to imported Halloween traditions. As a celtic holiday, it predates All Saints day, which as you know it's celebrated on 1st November as a christian holiday.

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Samhain in Galiza (thread) 

Happy Halloween friends! We want to celebrate by sharing with you some local customs in our broad geographic area, the autonomic community called Galiza/Galicia.

This region, given its celtic background, has a deeply rooted tradition of celebrating Samhain, which in our local language is called "Samaín" and has some similarities and differences with other Samhain celebrations around the world.

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