Queer Y.A. Literature’s Healing Power

New Y.A. literature, television and film let me imagine a better future. 

#books-and-literature, #love-emotion, #marriages, #movies, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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A More Perfect Union

Sasha Issenberg talks about “The Engagement,” and J. Hoberman discusses the story of Hollywood as told through 10 books.

#books-and-literature, #hoberman-j, #issenberg-sasha, #movies, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #the-engagement-americas-quarter-century-struggle-over-same-sex-marriage-book

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Israeli Ultra-Orthodox Excluded From Coalition, Face Loss of Power

A new coalition that aims to remove Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from office could also usher in a more liberal civil rights agenda.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #orthodox-judaism, #politics-and-government, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

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Cancel Culture Works. We Wouldn’t Have Marriage Equality Without It.

Naming and shaming were key parts of the campaign to make gay marriage legal.

#american-family-assn, #boycotts, #brown-brian-s, #california, #californians-against-hate, #campaign-finance, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #national-organization-for-marriage, #referendums, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

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As Life Slowed Down, They Got Creative

The actor and comedian Niecy Nash and her wife, Jessica Betts, a musician, reveal how crab legs, skinny dipping and therapy improved their life as newlyweds.

#marriages, #nash-niecy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #ventura-county-calif

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Biden Recognizes Pride Month, Vowing to Fight for LGBTQ Rights

The official recognition is a turnabout from the policies of President Donald J. Trump, who refused to acknowledge the celebration.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #buttigieg-pete-1982, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #defense-of-marriage-act-1996, #democratic-party, #desantis-ron, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #harris-kamala-d, #health-and-human-services-department, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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On Pride and the Song of the Cicadas

The cycles of queer progress.

#bush-george-w, #cicadas-insects, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #republican-party, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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How the Religious Right Made Same-Sex Marriage a Gay Rights Crusade

A detailed history of the fight for same-sex marriage, Sasha Issenberg’s “The Engagement” casts fresh light on the role of conservative churches in compelling gay rights activists to embrace the issue as a cause.

#books-and-literature, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #issenberg-sasha, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #the-engagement-americas-quarter-century-struggle-over-same-sex-marriage-book

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Kay Tobin Lahusen, Gay Rights Activist and Photographer, Dies at 91

She and her partner, Barbara Gittings, were on the front lines long before Stonewall, and Ms. Lahusen photographed protests during the movement’s earliest days.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #daughters-of-bilitis, #deaths-obituaries, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gittings-barbara-1932-2007, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #kameny-franklin-e, #lahusen-kay-tobin-1930-2021, #photography, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

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State Dept. Ends Citizenship Policy in Win for Same-Sex Families

The previous policy, which predated the Trump administration, required a child born abroad to have a biological connection to the American parent.

#americans-abroad, #artificial-insemination, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #discrimination, #immigration-and-emigration, #reproduction-biological, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #state-department, #united-states

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The Glennon Doyle-Abby Wambach Story Now Includes a Podcast

Inside the relatably argumentative, highly downloadable marriage of retired soccer star Abby Wambach and best-selling author Glennon Doyle.

#content-type-personal-profile, #doyle-glennon-1976, #podcasts, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #soccer, #untamed-book, #wambach-abby

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Pope Francis Faces Another German Reformation

The liberal wing of Roman Catholicism tests how far a liberalizing pope will let them go.

#congregation-for-the-doctrine-of-the-faith, #francis, #germany, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

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San Francisco Makes Home of Lesbian Couple a Landmark

The home of Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, the first same-sex couple to legally marry in California, was an integral meeting spot for activists.

#historic-buildings-and-sites, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lyon-phyllis-1924-2020, #martin-del, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #san-francisco-calif, #women-and-girls

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This Mother Strives to Change the World, One Hug at a Time

Sara Cunningham, the founder of Free Mom Hugs and a supporter of L.G.B.T.Q. people, doesn’t want anyone to be without the love of a parent on their wedding day.

#content-type-personal-profile, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #hugging, #nonprofit-organizations, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #weddings-and-engagements

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In Poland, an L.G.B.T.Q. Migration As Homophobia Deepens

An escalation in verbal attacks by the Polish government, with the support of the Roman Catholic Church, as well as the threat of physical violence on the streets of many cities, has triggered an exodus of gay people.

#hate-crimes, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #kaczynski-jaroslaw, #poland, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #spain, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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A Wave of Anti-Transgender Legislation

Across the U.S., dozens of bills have been proposed that aim to restrict the lives of transgender youth. What’s in those bills? And why are they being introduced?

#same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #state-legislatures, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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On Trans Rights, Republicans Could Learn From My Grandmother

The Equality Act would provide consistent safeguards for L.G.B.T.Q. people, without taking anything away from anyone else.

#homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #womens-rights

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Japan Court Backs Same-Sex Marriage. Laws Still Block It.

A court found that it was unconstitutional for the country not to recognize the unions. But change would come only if Parliament passes legislation.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #japan, #law-and-legislation, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #politics-and-government, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Vatican Says Priests Can’t Bless Same-Sex Unions

In a ruling made public on Monday, the Vatican said the Roman Catholic Church should be welcoming toward gay people, but not their unions.

#francis, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #roman-catholic-church, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #vatican-city

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More Adult Americans Are Identifying as L.G.B.T., Gallup Poll Finds

A survey found that 5.6 percent of adults described themselves as L.G.B.T. in 2020, up from 4.5 percent in 2017.

#discrimination, #gallup-poll, #gay-and-lesbian-alliance-against-defamation, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #polls-and-public-opinion, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trevor-project

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Enduring Miles and Months Apart to Keep the Love Alive

Long-distance — especially international long-distance — relationships have always been difficult. The pandemic has made spending Valentine’s Day together even more elusive.

#dating-and-relationships, #immigration-and-emigration, #love-emotion, #online-dating, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #travel-warnings, #valentines-day, #visas, #weddings-and-engagements

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Margaret Court to Get a Top Australian Honor, Drawing Outrage

Margaret Court, an Australian record breaker known for her homophobic comments, is set to receive one of the nation’s highest public service awards.

#australia, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #court-margaret, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #tennis

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The Stories of Those Who Lost Decades in the Closet

A new photography exhibit invites viewers to contemplate the emotional toll of discrimination.

#discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #photography, #sage-advocacy-and-services-for-lgbt-elders, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #women-and-girls

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Kim Chernin, Who Wrote About Women, Weight and Identity, Dies at 80

In a memoir, she also recounted her upbringing as the daughter of Rose Chernin, a Communist organizer convicted of trying to overthrow the government.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #eating-disorders, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #women-and-girls, #writing-and-writers

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At the U.S. Women’s Open, a Love Story

They met playing against each other in rec league hockey. Now Alena Sharp and her caddie, Sarah Bowman, are honeymooning on the golf course.

#arizona, #barrett-amy-coney, #bowman-sarah-caddy, #content-type-personal-profile, #golf, #ladies-professional-golf-assn, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #sharp-alena-1981, #united-states-womens-open-golf

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Deb Price, a First as a Columnist on Gay Life, Dies at 62

If she wrote for mainstream Americans about same-sex couples in everyday situations, she thought, society would have a harder time denying them equal rights.

#deaths-obituaries, #gannett-company-inc, #gay-life, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #journalism, #newspapers, #price-deb, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

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Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s Choice

Will she join the Supreme Court’s grievance conservatives?

#barrett-amy-coney, #constitution-us, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-religion, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #gorsuch-neil-m, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #new-york-state, #roberts-john-g-jr, #roman-catholic-church, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #sotomayor-sonia, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #trump-donald-j

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Leftists and Moderates, Stop Fighting. You Need One Another.

In the Democratic civil war, both sides are partly right.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george-w, #green-new-deal, #kerry-john, #presidential-election-of-2004, #presidential-election-of-2020, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #voting-and-voters

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The Supreme Court Is Now 6-3. What Does That Mean?

Will we see a cohesive conservative alliance? Or a disparate group of conservative justices?

#alito-samuel-a-jr, #constitution-us, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #republican-party, #roberts-john-g-jr, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Pope Backed Gay Civil Unions but Didn’t Change Doctrine, Vatican Says

The Vatican said the pope’s statements in favor of civil unions for gay couples did not change church doctrine.

#benedict-xvi, #francis, #grupo-televisa-sab, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #roman-catholic-church, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #vatican-city

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China’s Stance on Homosexuality Has Changed. Its Textbooks Haven’t.

A lawsuit brought by a student is part of an effort to get schools, editors and publishers to recognize that being gay is not a mental disorder.

#china, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

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Amy Coney Barrett’s Rise Is a Threat to Gay Rights

Many of us thought gays and lesbians had won the marriage battle. Maybe not.

#alito-samuel-a-jr, #barrett-amy-coney, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence

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Pope’s Remarks on Same-Sex Unions Were Cut From a 2019 Vatican Interview

A Mexican broadcast company says Francis made the comments to its correspondent more than a year ago, and sources close to the company say the Vatican then edited them out.

#afineevsky-evgeny-1972, #alazraki-valentina, #francis, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #movies, #roman-catholic-church, #rome-italy, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

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Pope Francis, in Shift for Church, Voices Support for Same-Sex Civil Unions

The comments, made in a new documentary, are the strongest yet from a pontificate that has taken a more tolerant and inclusive tone.

#afineevsky-evgeny-1972, #documentary-films-and-programs, #francis, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #movies, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #vatican

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N.Y. Judge Mark Grisanti Shoves Buffalo Police Officer

The white New York State judge invoked his friendship with the mayor and ties to the police, raising questions about whether his status and race were factors.

#black-people, #buffalo-ny, #commission-on-judicial-conduct-nys, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #grisanti-mark-j, #police-department-buffalo-ny, #politics-and-government, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

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With Barrett Nomination, a D.C. Conservative Power Couple Nears Its Dream

Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network and Roger Severino, a senior health and human services official, have worked to reshape social policy and the courts they need to uphold it.

#barrett-amy-coney, #conservatism-us-politics, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #federalist-society, #freedom-of-religion, #judicial-crisis-network, #religion-state-relations, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #severino-carrie, #severino-roger, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Mario J. Aranda, Advocate for Immigrant Rights, Dies at 79

A Mormon, he spent decades as an advocate for Latinos in Chicago before making a break with his old life. He died of Covid-19.

#aranda-mario-j-1941-2020, #bilingual-education, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #mexican-americans, #mormons-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day-saints, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

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When a Few Thousand Strangers R.S.V.P.

JodyAnn Morgan and Chaya Milchtein married in Indianapolis at what they called the “biggest, queerest wedding of the year.” There were no guests present, but an audience from around the world watched online.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #marriages, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

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The Power of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Imagination

She was able to see a world where men and women would be treated equally.

#ginsburg-ruth-bader, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #women-and-girls

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What’s at Stake for L.G.B.T.Q. Families in This Election

The fight for equality isn’t over, and can most definitely still be lost.

#discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #log-cabin-republicans, #presidential-election-of-2020, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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I’m Still Reading Andrew Sullivan. But I Can’t Defend Him.

He’s one of the most influential journalists of the last three decades, but he’s shadowed by a 1994 magazine cover story that claimed to show a link between race and I.Q.

#blogs-and-blogging-internet, #intelligence-and-intelligence-tests-iq, #magazines, #media, #new-republic, #new-york-magazine, #race-and-ethnicity, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #sullivan-andrew, #writing-and-writers

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Trump Appointee With History of Anti-L.G.B.T.Q. Remarks Leaves Aid Agency

Merritt Corrigan, the former deputy White House liaison for the U.S. Agency for International Development, had drawn scrutiny shortly after being named to the position.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #christians-and-christianity, #corrigan-merritt, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #engel-eliot-l, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #house-of-representatives, #muslims-and-islam, #religion-and-belief, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #social-media, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-agency-for-international-development, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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Music Director Fired From Catholic Parish Days Before Supreme Court L.G.B.T.Q. Ruling

Terry Gonda, a music director at her parish near Detroit, was told she would be fired because she is married to a woman. Days later came the Supreme Court ruling on L.G.B.T.Q. workplace rights.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #labor-and-jobs, #michigan, #music, #roman-catholic-church, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #supreme-court-us, #weddings-and-engagements

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We Can Find Common Ground on Gay Rights and Religious Liberty

It does not have to be all or nothing.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #faith-based-initiatives, #freedom-of-religion, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #law-and-legislation, #mormons-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day-saints, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #united-states-politics-and-government, #utah

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Behind Joe Biden’s Evolution on L.G.B.T.Q. Rights

Mr. Biden’s support for same-sex marriage in 2012 was a reversal for him and a watershed moment in his shift — and the nation’s — on L.G.B.T.Q. issues.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-of-marriage-act-1996, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #presidential-election-of-2020, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Jericho Brown, Carmen Maria Machado and Thomas Page McBee on What Pride Means Now

Fifty years after the first Pride March, the authors Jericho Brown, Carmen Maria Machado and Thomas Page McBee reflect on a complicated moment for the L.G.B.T.Q. community.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #stonewall-riots-1969, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #writing-and-writers

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A Half-Century On, an Unexpected Milestone for L.G.B.T.Q. Rights

The Supreme Court’s surprising 6-to-3 ruling in favor of gay and transgender rights was perhaps the strongest evidence yet of how fundamentally and unpredictably American views have changed.

#conservatism-us-politics, #discrimination, #gorsuch-neil-m, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #supreme-court-us, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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G.O.P. Congressman Faces Primary After Officiating Same-Sex Wedding

Representative Denver Riggleman could lose his bid for re-election in an unusual drive-through primary held at a Virginia church on Saturday.

#elections-house-of-representatives, #good-bob, #lynchburg-va, #primaries-and-caucuses, #riggleman-denver, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia

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Same-Sex Marriage in Conservative Costa Rica Was Not a Miracle

The country’s model of social inclusion by way of law kicked in.

#inter-american-court-of-human-rights, #politics-and-government, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #solis-luis-guillermo

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