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homophobia, important 

Please keep an eye out for people trying to brand monkeypox as a "gay disease", explicit or otherwise, and push back hard and early!

I've already started seeing the same kind of "the damn gays fucking everywhere" rhetoric that also popped up during the first years of the AIDS epidemic in the US. That rhetoric was directly responsible for (tens of?) thousands of deaths.

We absolutely *cannot* afford to let homophobes gain control over the public narrative around monkeypox, and let them use it to once again kill queer folks by denying them crucially important healthcare. :boosts_ok_gay:

homophobia, important 

Looks like mainstream Dutch media is already starting to perpetuate it with questionable imagery choices: ad.nl/binnenland/tot-drie-weke

homophobia, important 

@ackthrice Your message shows as empty - was that intentional?

homophobia, important 

@joepie91 Nope! I think I started writing a reply, realised it didn't need to be a reply and made a new post, must have sent the toot instead of exiting ><

homophobia, important 

@joepie91 of course they ignore the vaccines and then blame us 🙄

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