Albert Cashier was born in Ireland, in 1843, and immigrated to America, Illinios. He fought for the Union in the American Civil War, first enlisting after President Lincoln’s call, enlisting on August 6th 1862. His regiment was a part of the Army of Tennessee which fought in approximately 40 battles. Albert was captured while doing reconnaissance, however he managed to escape. He fought until the end of the war when his unit was disbanded and they were all honourably discharged. After the war he worked as a farmer, janitor, cemetery worker and street lamplighter. Later he fell ill and his neighbours discovered he was trans when a nurse examined him but they kept the discovery private. In 1911 he was in a car crash and broke his leg, another physician discovered he was trans but also kept it a secret. Albert stayed at a Soldiers and Sailors home until his mental health deteriorated when he moved to Watertown State Hospital for the Insane, where it was again discovered he was trans, he was then forced to wear women’s clothing, after 50 years of presenting masculinely. He died on October 10th 1915, his tombstone was inscribed with the name ‘Albert D.J Cashier’. There is currently a musical based on his story in development called The Civility of Albert Cashier, if you look there is a video of the musical on youtube.
Today, May 24th, is the Gitan Pilgrimage in France. A Romani festival honouring Saint Sara. ‘Saint-Maries' medieval church is home to Sara-la-Kali (aka Black Sara, aka the Black Madonna), the statuette the horsemen carry to the sea on the 24th. Black Sara is not recognised by the Vatican, yet she is celebrated as the patron saint of the Gypsies’. This clip is of Galician Gypsies, my paternal grandmothers people (1910) (from YouTube).
#TBT 💜 Last week I had the honour of speaking at the @purplebombers Red & Black Pride Event for #IDAHOBIT 🏳️🌈 Said some personal/real shit and was proud to hear from so many people how they could relate or respect what the LGBTQI community have been through in recent times & just how much the @essendonfc’s support really means for all of us. Spoiler: LOADS. Oh, and I got to introduce my Dad to Joe Daniher & an array of Bomber boys. Let’s keep killing it, Purple Bombers fam. 👏🖤❤️ #FlyUP#DonTheSash#speeches#lgbtqpride
¡El post de terminología de hoy está dedicado a las personas asexuales! Generalmente, tanto fuera como dentro de la comunidad LGBTQI+, las personas asexuales son poco comprendidas e invalidadas. Tomemos un momento para educarnos sobre el tema y demos un poco de +Amor a todos los miembros de esta comunidad ❤️
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(Las imágenes dos, tres, cuatro y cinco no son de nuestra autoría y los créditos se encuentran en las mismas)