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Thank you for being so vigilant in updating List of unlawfully killed transgender people and for reverting so many names back to the list where they belong. 50.88.244.231 (talk) 20:43, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for being so vigilant in updating List of unlawfully killed transgender people. We really appreciate it. Stay safe. 166.187.54.120 (talk) 17:24, 24 July 2015 (UTC)


Oh, dear. I think I cheated a bit, though. Additionally, it seems that I don't think about anything but Stephin Merritt. I hope both work and California itself are exquisite. Apparently, MOCA is running "Night Vision" shindigs every Saturday night with "artmaking, screenings, groundbreaking DJs, live music, spoken word, guided tours, and a cash bar" this summer. With a membership card, one gets free admission for two and free parking. Would you be interested in being mailed MuCC's membership card? (In retrospect, I should have thought to leave it with you earlier.) Adrian Sampson 20:19, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

How's that cheating. Plus I already knew you have Merritt-track mind. Try to stop think what the 70th love song woulda been like and send me that card. Rab V 00:01, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

June 2015[edit]

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162.246.117.233 (talk) 19:24, 29 August 2017 (UTC) johnnie ray had a son ... the more you know.[edit] did you know johnnie had a son born in 1956 this boy had 2 fathers, lover of johnnie ray,kept secret for many years also some family members know of his existence, some articles have been written but he has kept himself low key for so many years, at the age of 60 years old many friends family members of johnnies have embraced him, him name was lary, at this point, he lives in las vegas, and is the biological of johnnie ray, alot of the information is not correct. if you would like to contact him about any of the information regarding you editing of these articles, please leave your message here so we may correspond, 162.246.117.233 (talk) 19:24, 29 August 2017 (UTC)

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https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Transphobia&oldid=prev&diff=821896182[edit]

Hi! Because the term 'person of color' is a US-only term (the term isnt used outside of the US), statements about 'person of color' should be assumed to be US-centric unless the author says otherwise.

Wikipedia is about what is verifiable, not necessarily the truth. I don't doubt that trans discrimination of an intersectional nature happens elsewhere in the west, but we need refs that state this explicitly. WhisperToMe (talk) 08:05, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

Hi, I'm confused about your claim about the term since I'm outside the U.S. and see it used here often. But my mainissue was more the phrasing you used seemed to imply something you didn't mean. Rab V (talk) 09:52, 23 January 2018 (UTC)
Which country are you located in, if you are comfortable disclosing? I would expect it would be a western country (such as Canada, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, or possibly Latin America) and understandably I could see the same paradigm there too. The problem with "person of color" is that the term becomes completely meaningless in other places, such as Japan, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Singapore, China, etc.
The reason why I added "in the United States" is that it's contextually necessary with the source and the phrase. Otherwise the article is slanted towards a United States/Western-worldview; articles on Wikipedia need to reflect a global worldview (as per Template:Globalize). Either "in the United States" or "in Western countries" etc. ought to be added to make the article comply with the worldview requirement. We'll need to look at the reference to determine which one is the best to use. Thankfully it's on Google Books so I can check it for context, whether the author is talking about the US or western countries in general.
As a matter of fact one of the templates states: "The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view of the subject. (October 2015)"
It would be unfortunate for people to mistakenly think the intro is saying intersectionality-abuse doesn't happen anywhere but the US, but nonetheless I see it as the reader's responsibility for seeing something that isn't there.
WhisperToMe (talk) 12:06, 23 January 2018 (UTC)
Based on Page 14 (Alternate page link) from the book, he is talking exclusively about the United States. I did a "search" function for "Canada" and "Europe" in both books and couldn't find them.
If you want to say that this happens outside of the United States, you need to find a reference that supports this explicitly. Verifiability is key.
WhisperToMe (talk) 12:14, 23 January 2018 (UTC)