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It’s #Pride and that means gatekeepers creep out of their holes. Woohoo /s Saw someone claiming that lesbianism is the sole attraction to non-men and that mspec and bi #lesbians are not valid. Let’s unpack that.

First & foremost: gatekeeping labels suck. Period. Don’t do that.
Otherwise you’re just an asshole. Don’t tell people how they have to label themselves just because your definition of a labels differs from theirs. Labels are not holy grales that have to be kept pure at all cost. What do you gain from it? Nothing but misery.
A definition can never cover 100% of one aspect. Never.

Furthermore: non-men is not the hot take you think it is. It’s forcing #genderqueer people into a binary that may not fit them. It’s plain misgendering and reduces inter, agender, genderfluid and #nonbinary identities to a
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We’ve laid out some of the evidence against the homophobic practice of conversion therapy, currently known as “transition.” Now let’s talk about what lesbians in the U.S. need & want. 🧵
1. Lesbians United demands that U.S. legislators sign bills into law that explicitly prevent doctors from prescribing artificial hormones & hormone blockers for non-lifesaving reasons, esp. to minors.
2. Genital mutilation must be outlawed in the U.S., and the law must be clear that the definition of GM includes ALL cosmetic genital surgeries. Criminalize doctors who perform these procedures, and protect their victims.
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Lesbians United presents: an overview of the information presented in our inaugural public information campaign, “Understanding Child Transition.” Learn how these medical procedures work and how they’re affecting #lesbians. #SaveTheTomboys #EndGayEugenics
This is the video you send your dad when he says, “Honey, I don’t understand what you’re so upset about. Who cares if all the kids are calling themselves acefluid genderpans?”
This is the video you tweet at your congressperson once a week until you finally break through. #ListenToLesbians
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Today, we’re spotlighting #gender doctors who aren’t afraid to tell the truth.

First up: Dr Ilana Sherer of @UCSF @PedsOnCall. Ilana has said that her clinic has mental health care professionals “rubber-stamp” children’s diagnoses. Src: (1/11)
@UCSF @PedsOnCall Does Dr @dianeehrensaft1 of @UCSF, who has no right to use the word d*ke, expect us to celebrate the disappearance of #butch #lesbians? Butches were the backbone of our community until drs started medicalizing them away. Src: (2/11)
@UCSF @PedsOnCall @dianeehrensaft1 According to Dr Kellyn Lakhardt, Kaiser-Permanente @aboutKP in Oakland, CA has performed a cosmetic mastectomy on a 12-year-old and cosmetic genital removal on 16-year-olds. This IS happening to minors in the US. #healthcare Src: (3/11)
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The US medical establishment is not the first to use artificial hormones as a form of #conversiontherapy. Meet Nazi dr Carl Vaernet, who implanted artificial hormone glands into gay men at Buchenwald. #antifascism
Read more: archive.is/RtImu by @PeterTatchell (1/4)
@PeterTatchell Alan Turing, a British scientist convicted of homosexual acts in 1952, was an early victim of hormonal #conversiontherapy. He was sentenced to #estrogen therapy, and died two years later, likely by suicide.

Read more: archive.is/6TN5C by @yayitsrob (2/4)
@PeterTatchell @yayitsrob This type of #conversiontherapy is even more prevalent in #Iran, where homosexual acts are punishable by death. Iranian #lesbians and #gay men are being pushed into “sex reassignment.”

Read more: archive.is/W5IZf by @BBCHamedani (3/4)
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Ever wonder what #pubertyblockers really are? They’re a class of drugs known as GnRH agonists, designed for prostate cancer and marketed for everything from endometriosis to #autism. And they have some horrifying side effects. (1/10)
The @US_FDA has received over 25,000 adverse event reports for one GnRH agonist in particular: #Lupron, now the most common drug prescribed as a “puberty blocker” in the US.

Src: archive.md/mbqF7; archive.is/DPMDF (2/10)
@US_FDA In the 2000s, Dr Mark Geier and his son David Geier used GnRH agonists as a snake-oil “cure” for #autism. The result? Kids who were chemically castrated, underdeveloped, possibly sterilized … and still #autistic. Sounds like eugenics, right? Src: archive.is/K0d9u (3/10)
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THREAD: #ConversionTherapy is still around, but in the 21st century, it’s being rebranded as progressive. Today, Lesbians United is delving into the rampant medical abuse of #lesbian and #gay youth in the US. (1/10)
The science is clear: girls who are attracted to other girls are being targeted for medicalization. This is #ConversionTherapy, plain and simple. Src: archive.is/ycDme #lesbianrights #SaveTheTomboys (2/10)
How are young lesbians being targeted? Through a DSM-V entry that treats non-conformity to stereotypes as a symptom of mental illness. Young #lesbians often fit this description. #SaveTheTomboys (3/10)
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Everyone calling the #BBC article disgusting, it seems that there are two simple questions you need to ask yourself:

(1) Do you believe that the women interviewed were lying about their experiences?

(2) If not, do you think their experiences are not worthy of being reported on?
If the answer to both those questions are No, then think about your feelings of discomfort and consider where they are coming from.

#kneejerk
#lesbians
#lesbiansilencing
#believewomen
The “issues” with the “survey” are a red herring. The reporter followed up and personally interviewed women who spoke to her about actual experiences they had.

You either believe that they told her the truth and she reported them accurately or you don’t.
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The findings show an absence of a systematic and coordinated plot to take over these schools and an absence of any concerted and deliberate plot to promote radicalisation and violent extremism of Muslim children in these schools or elsewhere

#TrojanHorse

tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.108…
language used to talk about the issues of “radicalisation” & “extremism” is itself the subject of considerable debate (Kundnani 2012; Lynch 2013). There is also a difficulty in understanding fully these issues cos there is a lack of an objective or universally accepted definition
As soon as the media took hold of the allegations, there was huge publicity about the promotion of extremism, radicalisation & terrorism.
At the time, the press also expressed many irrational anxieties about these Muslim majority schools (Arthur 2015). Even though, from the
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1/I have joined Twitter under a pseudonym because this tweet makes my blood boil. #Homophobic #bullying, which went unchallenged at primary and secondary school, is what led to my daughter declaring she was a boy. Only then she was protected.
2/Only then was there #safeguarding. But it was I who was seen as the safeguarding risk. Her rapid #mentalhealth decline was not of interest. Because #transgender children are magical and special. #safeguarding no longer applies.
3/Our #stonewalldiversitychampion school told me I was the problem: a bigot, a fantasist, a danger to my child. Our #GP did not help, our #MP did not help, our #localcouncil did not help. Instead they recommended parenting courses, for me.
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We are really disappointed to see prominent members of @WEP_UK use #LesbainVisibilityWeek to promote ideas such as 'cis lesbian'

@WEP_UK has agreed that 'cis' is an offensive & reductive term

WE say no to the homophobic erasure of #lesbians
No lesbian has a penis
#LVW21
Lesbian's are same sex attracted. In law this is described as an orientation. This is key as this embeds the idea that lesbianism is not a choice or a kink.

It is this terminology that has protected lesbians (in law) against conversion, punishment, shaming & corrective rape.
When #Stonewall changed their definition from 'same sex attracted' to 'same gender attracted' (to include males) this undermines the legal protections as listed above

Essential legal protections that #lesbians fought for 💔

#LesbianVisibilityWeek #LVW21 #LesbianNotQueer #Dyke
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Thought provoking article by Andrew Sullivan: "I miss lesbians. It is true that most homosexual men don’t have too many integrated in our lives, but most of us have a few. And we need them. 1/5
spectator.co.uk/article/the-jo…
They check our sometimes tenuous grasp of reality, they roll their eyes at our hedonism, they show us how marriages can last, and take care of us when we get sick. I miss lesbians these days because so many are now becoming men. Many of the sudden hordes of youngsters... 2/5
seeking a testosteroned transition to maleness today would once have been teen lesbians — happy to expand the realm of femaleness to the most tomboyish of tomboys. But now, under the influence of queer theory & peer pressure, the tomboy is being told that whatever obstacles..3/5
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There is so much wrong with this article, it's hard to know where to begin. Lesbians are not extinct, nor are lesbians close to extinction. The L Word has never really been as popular as "gay" & this has long been the case, it's not a new thing.... telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/12/2…
Then in the context of Queer activism, DIY activism & the burgeoning internet culture in the 90's younger adults did not seem to like to be labelled, or boxed into labels. It is still popular for younger adults to describe themselves as fluid, in terms of sexuality, gender...
Earlier, 70s/80s there had been an attack on #butch lesbians in the LGBT community, not from trans women, but from lesbian feminists & lesbian feminist theory, which branded butch #lesbians sadomasochists copying het roles & eroticising sexism & the oppression of femme lesbians..
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Young #lesbians are part of the reason I resist the trans ideology. As a lesbian who came out in the 80s I have seen trans activists co-opt our struggles and orgs while shaming & guilt-tripping young lesbians into accepting "lady-cock" or even pressuring them into transitioning.
There are worldwide issues with #lesbians being shamed and abused by trans ppl and I won't support #lesbophobia or an abusive ideology that denies the biological reality of sexed bodies and same-sex attraction.
lesbian-rights-nz.org/shame-receipts/
Lesbians have been fighting for our spaces for decades. The assault on lesbian communities has only gotten worse.
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@SimonFanshawe Fairly shocking to find eradication of "mixed wards" By @NHSEngland @NHSImprovmeent was only rebranding exercise & that now they just lie about #male genitalia to #female patients so they have no way to protect themselves. @CMO_England @CNOEngland
@Jochurchill4
@SimonFanshawe @NHSEngland @CMO_England @CNOEngland @Jochurchill4 NHS guidelines:
Grade #1 woman: transwomen with #ladydique
Grade #2 woman: biological female #unraped (of course)
Grade #3 woman: Biological female - rape survivors, it doesnt matter that they can't sleep or scared out of their wits. @Baroness_Nichol
@SimonFanshawe @NHSEngland @CMO_England @CNOEngland @Jochurchill4 @Baroness_Nichol Ideally, of course #Female #Rape survivors (or victims) dont actually show up for medical treatment they need & deserve, freeing up #NHS resources for patients who are not damaged goods & who deserve actual health care.
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It's #InternationalLesbianDay!
Here is a thread on iconic lesbians in history, past and present.
I hope you will show your allyship by reading and sharing. 📌

#Lesbians have been with us for centuries.
This sweet couple was photographed in 1907.

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19th c lesbians lived together in what were called #BostonMarriages.
Some (straight) historians have tried to de-gay them and erase their lesbian sexuality, agency and history. But they were still lesbians.

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#InternationalLesbianDay
Democratic women have long been in the forefront of radical change in America.
#DrAliceHamilton was a physician, scientist, social reformer & #lesbian. Her work created #OSHA. Hamiliton focused on the health of #immigrant women.

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#InternationalLesbianDay
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1/ Vancouver #DykeMarch website hacked (by a transwoman, apparently.) Website vancouverdykemarch.com is now offline. Problem is, when #transwomen take over women's spaces, they don't know when to stop. It was not enough to take over organizing the march. medium.com/@ms.liz.mars/c…
2/ It's not enough for trans-identified males to take over the march and kick out anyone who their spies identified as a #terf. Now they are going after those who did not do enough to forcibly remove #lesbians from #dykemarch.
3/ Next they will go after those who did not do enough to forcibly remove the ones who did not do enough to forcibly remove #lesbians from #dykemarch. Wait and watch.
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@SurvivorsnetBtn @RASASC_London @survivorstrust @Danvers07943910 @ObjectUK @BrightonSurvivorsNET “In the light of a highly disturbing increase of #transphobia locally & nationally…” IF everything anybody says or does is #transphobia, of course you can say it is rising. Any reputable statistics?
@SurvivorsnetBtn @RASASC_London @survivorstrust @Danvers07943910 @ObjectUK “…so the date @Womans_Place_UK event feels like a concerted effort to make #trans ppl, & particularly #transwomen, feel #intimidated and #invalidated” Is it the position of SN that the sensitivities of #transwomen mean that #democracy should be suspended any time they say so?
@SurvivorsnetBtn @RASASC_London @survivorstrust @Danvers07943910 @ObjectUK @Womans_Place_UK #Transwomen do face special challenges but they remain #bio #logical #males but it is fine for them #Gender express as ‘women’ but with the best will in the world, they remain #bio #logically #male @WomenEqualities @Commonswomequ @PennyMordaunt @MariaMillerUK @LesleySemmens
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I have some #NewYearsResolutions to share.

You all know I don't use foul language on here, but this iconic warrior trope seems a good place to start 2018.
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I've spent 3yrs reporting on Trump's every egregious move. I'll still be doing that in 2018, but I'll also be focusing on women running for office.

Traditionally women have received less/worse coverage than men. That must change. Only news orgs/reporters can change this.
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One of my #NewYearsResolutions
is to beat back #cancer.

In 2017 I didn't prioritize my time within the possibility of my death hovering. I must do that in 2018 and I would urge EVERYONE to live more like you have limited time rather than limitless time.

Focus, act, #resist.

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Oct 8 is #InternationalLesbianDay
#MphoTutuVanFurth is an Anglican priest, feminist activist, daughter of #DesmondTutu & lesbian.
Oct 8 is #InternationalLesbianDay
#QuiJin was a Chinese scholar, revolutionary, feminist, writer, warrior & lesbian. She was executed at 31.
Oct 8 is #InternationalLesbianDay
#Chrystos is a #NativeAmerican/indigenous poet, activist, two-spirit, lesbian.
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October 8 is #InternationalLesbianDay
Have a great gay day!
(This lesbian couple is from 1907.)
October 8 is #InternationalLesbianDay
In South Africa, lesbians are at high risk from #correctiverape & murder, just for being gay.
October 8 is #InternationalLesbianDay
19th c #lesbians lived together in what were called #BostonMarriages. Some have tried to de-gay them.
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