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At least eight states are currently deliberating bills that, if passed, would outlaw transgender minors' access to gender-affirming medical treatments.…

Gender-affirming treatment should be better known as "Suicide-Prevention Treatment"
Trans kids have ridiculously high rates of self-harm.

Giving them time to work out their true feelings by delaying puberty with hormone blockers saves lives.

Making sure kids have access to treatments that help them be their honest selves SAVES LIVES.
Let's not shove our heads into the dirt and imagine that trans people are just going to disappear. If you live in South Dakota, Florida, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Missouri, Colorado, Illinois or Kentucky, please call your legislators now.
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Here is a compiled a list of Twitter accounts of Congress Representatives and some panellists that shared their concerns about the egregious human rights violations in Kashmir at the House of Foreign Affairs Committee hearings. Foreign Tribunals in Assam, NRC, & CAA 1/
Amendment Act was also discussed briefly in these hearings:

Andy Levin (@RepAndyLevin)

Susan Ellis Wild (@wildforcongress)

Ted Lieu (@RepTedLieu)

House Committee on Foreign Affairs (@HouseForeign)

Ami Bera (@RepBera)

Francisco Bencosme (@Bencosmef) 2/
Muslims For Americans Progress (@MFP_NY)

Chrissy Houlahan (@HoulahanForPa)

David Trone (@RepDavidTrone)

Tom Malinowski (@RepMalinowski)

David Cicilline (@RepCicilline)

Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18)

Jim Costa (@RepJimCosta)

Eliot Engel (@RepEliotEngel) 3/
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I am a trans woman.
I was born with a vagina.
Yes we exist.
We are an even more vulnerable minority within a minority. We face all the same things as other trans women except many of us also menstruate and are vulnerable to pregnancy /1

We are at even greater risk of sexual and domestic violence than other trans women, but also we are trafficked, sold into marriage as children, and have our genitals mutilated in huge numbers globally /2

#translivesmatter #TransRightsAreHumanRights
We are subject to medical gatekeeping which prevents us from receiving gender affirming surgery, medical science has left us in the dust and surgeons refuse to give us neovaginas simply because we have vaginas.

#trans #translivesmatter
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Until men fully accept who we are attracted to, until we encourage other men to do the same (w/o judging them) & until we learn how to engage w/ the people we are attracted to - in ways that are healthy & legal - we are putting the people we are attracted to in serious danger.
We all know that the fact that pro sports doesn't have any where near the percentage of openly gay men as the rest of society means that something seriously wrongheaded & backwards is going on in those spaces. Hopefully this Dwight Howard situation helps us address this too.
I'm not going to say I've never been transphobic. I've made the "jokes". There have been times when I've been attracted to a woman & later found out she was trans. & my response was "WAIT! WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?" Well, I've learned it means I find that person attractive. That's it.
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Esra Ateş was stabbed by a client outside her apartment in Beyoğlu, Istanbul (Turkey) on 25 Aug 2018.

Her killer stole her purse and mobile phone. He was detained after the police reviewed CCTV footage of her murder. #SayHerName #TransLivesMatter #TDoR… Esra Ateş was stabbed by a client outside her apartment in Beyoğlu, Istanbul (Turkey) on 25 Aug 2018. #SayHerName #TransLivesMatter #TDoR
"Pierce said her son told her, 'I know you buy me boy stuff because I'm a boy, but I'd rather dress like a girl.'"

Jamel was just 9. We can't know whether they'd eventually identify as #trans, but that quote suggests they might have. #SayTheirName #TDoR

Jamel Pierce died by suicide on 23 Aug 2018 just 4 days after coming out at school. in Denver, Colorado (USA).

They were just 9, and it seems that they may well have been #trans. We have no way of knowing. #SayTheirName #TransLivesMatter #TDoR…
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A. G. Silva owned a beauty salon. She was stabbed on 13 Mar 2018 at her home in Barra do Garças, Brazil. She was 44.

Her ex-boyfriend and two other people have been arrested. #SayHerName #TransLivesMatter #TDoR…
J. Oliveira da Silva was shot in the head by an assailant on a motorcycle in the Santa Clara neighbourhood of Vila Velha (Brazil) on 16 Mar 2018. She was 28. #SayHerName #TransLivesMatter #TDoR……
There's a photo of her on Facebook at…. Rest in power, J.
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