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For National #ComingOutDay, a #thread on trans children coming out as a follow-up to #transphobic comments after Jacob asked @ewarren how she would protect trans kids in the #EqualityTownHall. I've seen an appalling number of harmful myths in less than 24 hours. Let's bust 'em!
"Children can't come out with a gender identity at a young age!" False. Studies of child development show that children begin to understand sex and how it relates to gender as early as two years old. See a large, long-term study by @olsonista :…
This is also true in my personal experience running peer-support groups with parents of trans & NB children and middle- and high school-aged trans & NB youth. While many kids come out during puberty or after, a growing number of children are coming out at young ages and PERSIST.
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When I came to work for @amyklobuchar in the US Senate, I had only worked in the progressive movement before. Being a lesbian, being genderqueer, I was nervous about how I’d be perceived in the button-up culture of the Hill. 1/4
@amyklobuchar Senator Klobuchar never, ever... not for one second... made me feel like I didn’t belong in the halls of the Senate. She brought me into meetings with Supreme Court nominees and proudly introduced me to her constituents. 2/4
@amyklobuchar She grieved with me while we were prepping her for an interview just after the Pulse shooting. She had my back when a Republican senator kept “sir”-ing me that one time (awkward). And she laughed at my bad joke when we had to edit a speech in a Senate closet (long story). 3/4
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#DayoftheGirl 1. I thought for sure that the media would be spotlighting Sen. @KamalaHarris's presidential presence at last night's #EqualityTownHall on a loop this morning. They're not. Are we lying to our daughters when we tell them that they can be anything they want?
2. Honest questions: What am I supposed to tell my black daughters? Do I *really* continue to tell them that hard work and preparation will always be recognized? Must I continue to defend the *opinions* of those who appear to not recognize the power of their voices?
3. There are so many little girls - black girls - who are witnessing Sen. @KamalaHarris shape history in full color.

These are my daughters, and they see Senator Harris as an inspiration. Don't they deserve that?

Why do people continue to try to erase history in the making?
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Please note how dear LGBTQ issues are to Kamala Harris. She can recite facts and illustrate her personal connections to these issues. She’s lost friends to AIDS. She’s fighting to make PrEP affordable. She knows Black men are twice as likely to contract AIDS. #EqualityTownHall
Kamala Harris INTENDS to end the AIDS epidemic in a generation. She said when you put a deadline on something it puts people on notice and accelerates solving the problem. #EqualityTownHall
Kamala’s voice was trembling as she discusses the intersectionality of sexual orentation and race and other common self-identifiers like legal status. #EqualityTownHall

It’s clear these issues are personal. If you want a true fighter, Kamala is the clear choice! #ForThePeople
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Next up — our home-state senator @KamalaHarris! #EqualityTownHall #PowerOfOurPride
.@KamalaHarris sharing her story of the ‘Winter of Love’ weddings she performed back in 2004 always gets me. 🥰 #EqualityTownHall #PowerOfOurPride
.@KamalaHarris on #Prop8 fight: “Any one day in the life of someone who is denied justice is a very long time.” #EqualityTownHall #PowerOfOurPride
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