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For everyone that says that regarding , I just want to let you know that I am a woman, living in the same household as my parents, who are not fans of the + community, and I have to hide the fact that I'm because I'm not ready to tell my family who I really am until I am able to move out, where I can truly have a place to take refuge to if they don't accept me for who I am.

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LGBTQ+ Issues and Privacy (Please boost) :BoostOK: 

I am in the same boat so, privacy is a basic right just because you are comfortable losing it not everyone is

LGBTQ+ Issues and Privacy (Please boost) :BoostOK: 

@Lunarqest I'm not entirely sure I follow what you said, could you please elaborate?

LGBTQ+ Issues and Privacy (Please boost) :BoostOK: 

@RachaelAva1024 I am agreeing with you

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@Lunarqest I'm not comfortable losing my privacy at all. I'm just trying to demonstrate how having privacy is helping me to be who I am. That's all.

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@RachaelAva1024 @Lunarqest I think the part about loosing privacy was directed at people who say they have nothing to hide, not you @RachaelAva1024

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@RachaelAva1024@tech.lgbt well I'm not ready to tell my family that I'm a furry

There's a lot of privilege in the whole 'don't have anything to hide'. It assumes people aren't out to get you just for being who you are, that you can trust cops and government not to persecute you, etc and so forth.

I live 'loud and proud' because I can't do anything else, not because it is safe for me to do so. And I am lucky and privileged in having more safety than many who can't afford to trust our neighbors or government.

@jessmahler As I try to keep telling people, governments can change on a dime. A more tolerant regime could be replaced at any time by an intolerant one, whether they're democratically elected or not. Now all of a sudden you *do* have something to hide.

@RachaelAva1024 @jessmahler @faoluin I think people who _claim_ to have "nothing to hide" just haven't thought about it enough.

My go-to comeback is to offer to put the entire contents of their phone online (at my cost); nobody has taken me up on this offer. A similar reaction works for "medical records" and "financial information" ;)

LGBTQ+ Issues and Privacy (Please boost) :BoostOK: 

@RachaelAva1024 stay strong, I am crossing my fingers you will get your independence soon. tc

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@tan Thank you very much! 😊

re: LGBTQ+ Issues and Privacy (Please boost) :BoostOK: 

@RachaelAva1024 honestly yeah. my parents even had one of those network monitoring thingies running so i literally couldn't look up trans stuff until i was maybe 18 when we got a new internet plan. not that the pain ended there; snoopy parents aren't easy to snuff and they *sure do* love to look for things to hate you for.

i've since moved out but yeah, encryption has saved me in quite a few cases!
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