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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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1/Short thread alert.

On Sept. 20, a transgender woman was shot six times on the streets of Dallas. For more than a week, we didn't know who she was or how she was faring.… #txlege #LGBT #LGBTQ Cc @LaVendrickS
@LaVendrickS 2/When a 29-year-old man was arrested for the shooting, the affidavit gave us some more details about the crime. In it, the transgender woman said the man who shot her said homo/trans-phobic things.

But I still didn't know who she was.… #txlege #LGBT
@LaVendrickS 3/ The arrest affidavit included a name for the victim. But we knew that probably wasn't the one she used. We didn't include it in our reporting.

Instead, we wrote a longer piece about the most recent attack and anti-trans violence in Texas.… #txlege
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The problem w current #trans writers is they avoid talking abt practical matters, like what healthcare model is best for us & what HRT can do—not just fat redistribution but also psychology, behavior & sexuality. Even w/o SRS, I orgasm the female way, capable of multiple orgasms.
Instead, they focus on abstract, theoretical stuff that won't help ppl understand us. I suspect it's bc they're afraid of offending NBs & trans ppl who opt out of HRT. But the fact I mentioned is the best argument that sex *can* indeed change, at least to a considerable extent.
Take @JuliaSerano for an example. She writes in a verbose style & seems to be fond of coining one-ff acronyms that only serve to confuse ppl. If the goal of your writing is to make ppl understand us, you want to do it concise & to the point—not the way current trans writers do.
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SHE'S HERE! #ElizabethWarren takes the stage. #theMajorityRules
Tune in NOW:
When #ElizabethWarren was urged to run for Senate, she was also told she couldn't win.

"If a woman doesn't run, I guarantee a woman will never win. You won't get what you won't fight for." — @ewarren #theMajorityRules
@ewarren .@ewarren made sure she did two things every day:
— She found a group of people to talk about what's important and why she's in the fight.
— Every time she met a little girl, she'd tell her "Hello, my name is Elizabeth, and I'm running for Senate because that's what girls do."
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UK government Cabinet minister @trussliz backs @Mumsnet in #transgender row as users call for a ‘new Section 28’.…

Truss, who is now Secretary of State for Int'l Trade, knew about her appointment at least 3 months prior to the date of her appointment. 1/
The reason we know Truss knew about her appointment as Secretary of State for Int'l Trade, is because 3 months prior, she was a paid guest @AEI World Economic Forum in March 2019.…

Her appointment as Trade Secretary wasn't until July 2019. 2/
Voting records for Truss clearly show she harbors an anti-#LGBTQ disposition.

Amazingly, she is also Minister for Women & Equalities.

Amazing, why?

Because she clearly doesn't accept #Trans women are women, as evidenced in the 1st article above.

#TERFs #TransgenderInclusivity
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Morsiuskväärinä parhaan ystävän häissä eilen. Oli ihania, liikuttavia ja kauniita hetkiä runsaasti. Mutta #trans-/muunsukupuolisena cishet-häissä oli myös haastavaa. Ketju cw #transfobia, seksuaalinen häirintä
Kun ilolientä oli kulunut tarpeeksi myöhäisillasta, eräs sukulaissetämies lähestyi minua. ”Mitä sä niinku edustat?”. Nauran kiusaantuneena. Itteäni? Morsiusseuruetta? Vastaan, että oletan, että kyseessä #sukupuoli-kysymys. Kuulemma on.
Kerron olevani muunsp. Setä lässyttää kaikenlaista ja sitten alkaa kiinnittämään huomiota pieneen partaani - ja siihen, että hänen mielestään se ei ole linjassa kauniin meikatun naamani kanssa. Hän haluaa suudella minua, haluaa kuulemma ”tuntea sängen”.
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In honor of Labor Day, here’s some free #trans labor for you: a solid three-step method to getting someone’s #pronouns right every time.

1. Hold yourself accountable for corrections. At first, you’re going to make mistakes. That’s not great, though it’s expected. BUT:
To gain competence, correct yourself every time.

This is not the time to do a big extensive apology or get in your feelings or start offering your thoughts about why you’re struggling. Just say “Sorry. SHE said...” Apologize briefly, correct, carry on. Every time.
2. Empower others to hold you accountable. Learning requires being correct *even when the person isn’t there to hear your error*. Ask all the relevant people - family, colleagues, friends, &c - to please remind you when you mess up. Then do step one again “Sorry, SHE said...”
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So this week, #springst debates a Bill to make it easier for #trans and gender diverse Victorians to get documents that reflect who we really.

That debate is likely to get ugly and stupid so here’s a thread.
Firstly, if you’re a #trans or gender diverse person, feel free to look/step away now.

You don’t have to participate in this if it hurts you. Look after yourself, and each other.

And if the debate takes its toll and you need support reach out to @switchboard_vic or QLife
Secondly. If you know or love a trans or gender diverse person, look out for them for the next little bit. And stand up for/with them. I’m looking especially as you, other letters of the #LGBTIQ alphabet. We need you now please.
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👇 Thread 👇

So Mumsnutters now have it in for Leeds Pride and are lying about paedophiles having their own float... all because the usual few (8 being generous with the estimate) transphobic bigots with banners were given short shrift as usual. #trans #transgender
They first tried to claim that the bigots were being bullied and intimidated by the crowd, a claim that fell flat on its face when it was pointed out that if you turn up with a megaphone to shout at people then you can hardly complain when people who disagree with you shout back.
They then tried to claim it was a group of men doing the alleged intimidating until it was pointed out that all the lesbian, bi and straight women in the vicinity showed their contempt for them too.
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Can somebody remind the #EqualityNetwork that their £275,000p/a they get from #ScotGov is for LGBT+not
TTTT+T,they already get full & separate funding for their*PROJECT*"Scottish Trans Alliance"(£200,000)so WHY r they co-opting #Pride for their single issue? Lies!Not a T rally!
The Equality Network Funding received from the Scottish Government . What do they actually do for intersex people? They barely mention them.
Source :…
Scottish Transgender Alliance funding
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Here at the rally in support of trans rights, in response to @ubc allowing Jenn Smith to host an anti-SOGI talk on campus. Reporting for @starvancouver. Hosted by @BcFamilies4.
Folks are preparing now to go attend and disrupt Jenn Smith’s talk
At the front doors
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So, yesterday's anger over @NicolaSturgeon and @S_A_Somerville betrayal of trans people over #GRAReform has crystallised into white-hot fury

Yet again we've seen another Government ignore the voices of the trans community in favour of cis voices who don't have the first...

clue what it's like to be trans and unable to gain easy access to the basic human right of legal recognition via a simple, permissive process

The claim was made that 60% of people supported a self-declaration system for obtaining a GRC, but this is false

Trans respondents overwhelming supported (from memory >90%) a self-declaration model and, as we are the only people able to obtain a GRC, our voices should have been given weight. Instead the @theSNP decided that cisgender voices should, for some unknown reason, have...

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People wonder why I'd want to appear--especially appear naked--on an unscripted documentary series (aka "Reality TV"), when #trans people have had so many negative experiences in the media, our stories given shallow treatments and exploited for dramatic effect. 1/?
But if I'm honest, I wasn't drawn to appearing on @NakedAndAfraid despite the nudity requirement--it was an alluring feature.

I felt, as a trans guy, that stripping down would be a relief, a way to get it over with & just finally say the unsayable, widely and publicly.
So often our bodies are under scrutiny, spoken or unspoken -- whether at work, at the doctor's office, around the family of a love interest, etc.

People seem to think your junk is their business. But always on their terms.
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Your Friday #thread

So, as people who've been following the news over the past 18 months or so will know, there's been a severe uptick in violence in the UK against #LGBT+ people

And this hasn't come out of nowhere

This is the inevitable result of the...

rhetoric used by #TERFs, and their allies in the far-right, including the religious far-right, who #TERFs are perfectly happy to work hand-in-hand with

Here's the thing. #TERFs are perfectly happy to work with the...

religious far-right, but refuse to accept that they are just being used

They are being used to block rights for #LGBT people in the US...

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1. #Obama #Clinton created massive destabilization in Syria Then for no reason #Clinton ordered the destruction of Libya which was the only place holding back #terrorists etc from flooding #Europe After Gaddafi was slaughtered Libya went into meltdown It opened the floodgates for
2. #terrorists & #Immigrants which destabilized Libya even more They then flooded into Europe & the dictators also known as the #UN demanded countries take them in This was also pushed by #Radical #vile people like #GeorgeSoros & many other #Globalists Citizens were horrified and
3. complained & the political leaders & #media called those sovereign citizens #Radicals #FarRight #WhiteSupremacists #Racists then they'd find one nut who was one or all of that & do as many hit pieces on that person or small group as they could then #RadicalFeminism appeared
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Happy Pride month! I’m a trans grad student who started transitioning he summer between graduating UG and starting a PhD program. Here’s a thread on things to keep in mind when considering the recruitment of #trans students. #AcademicTwitter #ChemTwitter 1/20
For REUs:
Does your program provide housing? How is it broken up? Chances are it’s by legal sex. Are you putting this information where applicants can see it? Would trans applicants be able to room with their actual gender, not just the one on paper? Could they room alone? 2/n
Rooming alone isn’t always ideal from both standpoints (to school, more money, to students, isolation), but it might be the preferred option depending on school rules and the “oh jeez, will my assigned roommate hate trans people & be potentially hostile to me for 8-10 weeks.” 3/n
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This #PrideMonth please remember that if your Pride event isn’t accessible, affordable, & inviting to trans people, non-binary folks & people of color then it’s not for the entire LBGTQIA community.
This means wheelchair accessibility. This means ASL interpreters. This means NO COPS. This means gender neutral restrooms. This means hosts who don’t make racist, sexist, ableist, transphobic, fatphobic or classist jokes.
Vet your venue. Vet your people. Make Pride great for all of us. Except straight people. Pride isn’t for straight people. (I mean, you can come I guess, but I’m not interested in making Pride comfortable for heteros. Don’t @ me on this)
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Smug @SecretaryCarson & the occupant of the @WhiteHouse are brutalizing our communities on an almost hourly basis. As we approach #PrideMonth, it is our collective responsibility to uplift our #trans brothers & sisters in the face of these cruel policies…
This hateful proposed rule will endanger the lives of trans people—particularly trans people of color— who disproportionately experience homelessness, putting them at risk of physical & sexual violence.
Carson unveiled this proposed rule ONE DAY after he sat before @RepWexton & assured us that #HUD would not eliminate the 2012 Equal Access Rule, which bars federal housing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity
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A couple weeks ago, some straight white dude dropped me this link as his "scientific" reference to justify his presumption that #trans women hold intrinsic advantages over cis women in sport. At that time, I just skimmed it cuz I was in an awful pain flare
Now that I've read it closely and watched the embedded videos, I find it pretty laughable. The article is mostly about the personal statement by some MMA fighter -- who obviously held a grudge over #FallonFox cuz she was defeated -- and some other woman calling Fallon a "man".
As for the embedded videos, they're even worse. One is a propaganda by #PragerU -- a conservatism outlet on YouTube -- which intentionally ignores the facts that all trans women athletes are on HRT for life and that committees have very strict standards about who can be admitted.
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public service announcement: we are now living through the biggest anti-#trans backlash since the 1970s. it's been going on since at least 2016. it's not just Republicans or evangelicals – it's coming from numerous fronts. & most cis people seem entirely oblivious to it...
...I should really be working on a different piece I'm on deadline for. but this has been on my mind a lot today. I can't tell you how many cis friends I've talked to over the last two years, who know I'm a trans writer & activist, and will ask how that's all going...
...and I'll be like "actually quite awful!" and I will tell them about TERF harassment & mass reporting online, or how not a day goes by with out the UK press publishing between 1 to 5 transphobic op-eds, or how transphobes are now rebranding themselves as "skeptics"...
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1/ Short thread 🎖️

Today, we piggybacked on @thedailytexan story about a #UT student who says he lost his ROTC scholarship due to Trump's ban on #transgender troops.
Since then, we've found out some more details.… #LGBT #LGBTQ #trans
2/ Map Pesqueira, 19, told @thedailytexan he lost a three-year scholarship he'll begin receiving next school year because he has taken steps to medically transition.

We reached out to the DoD for comment.… #txlege #LGBT #LGBTQ
3/ The DoD told us they were not aware of Pesqueira's case.

But a spokesperson told me the new "policy states that anyone enrolled in ROTC for the upcoming academic year falls under the 2016 policy." Seemingly, this means Pesqueira could keep his scholarship.

So what gives?
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MONSTER THREAD: US President Donald Trump’s transgender military ban went into force at the start of this month. It is predicated on a number of false premises, but chiefly: that trans servicepeople are a burden to the US military; and that trans identities are illegitimate. 1/
I’d like to deal with both of these propositions, as well as why this development should be alarming for anyone — even those who have taken a more ambivalent stance because they don’t support what Eisenhower once called the ‘military-industrial complex.’ 2/
First, to the idea of a burden. I’m not going to deal too much with the actual costs, though Trump has made much of the fact that trans people are ‘too expensive’ for the Pentagon. This he even claimed in his first tweets proposing the ban. 3/
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My grandfather was a soldier in World War II. My family has a history of military service.

The normalization of racial supremacy, the encouragement of it by some political leaders as a path to power, isn’t just abhorrent, it is a threat to our peace & to our communities.

As we mark the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide let me say:

- how easy it is to stoke economic fear and pair it with racial fear. We have history to prove it. We know that road.

- Canada is not immune. We must always be on guard for the small wedge that opens the door.
Atrocity may explode like a powder keg, but it’s never the big event that is the cause, that’s just the effect.

Like the frog in the pot of increasingly heating water, it’s the prejudices, hate & fear that are allowed to spread & given platforms that lead to the boiling point.
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A few minutes ago I had to witness someone nitpicking whether #HRT is harmless for #trans youth. So now we're gonna have a conversation abt the way HRT is discussed when it comes to #transgender youth. And by 'conversation' I mean 'IT'S TIME FOR MANDY'S OPINION.'

A thread. 1/
I begin by saying I'm biased. because our daughter was suicidal before she came out and began HRT, and since she's been on HRT, she's back to her usual acerbic, delightful, caring self. 2/
No medication is 'harmless.' Birth control is not 'harmless.' Tylenol is not 'harmless.' My anti-migraine medication is not 'harmless,' but I couldn't function without it. 3/
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