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So I'm going to take 15 minutes of my lunch break to discuss something that I honestly need to get off my chest to the Twitterverse... As many of you know I am a political organizer for the Klobuchar campaign, but I speak today as a transgender woman of my own voice.
It is time for the rise of the LGBTQIA+ community, and the trans community especially, in the political arena. Our very existence is being pushed aside by our government. When our President calls for the removal of our workplace protections, its time to act.
Now sure, some of you may say that, "My employer would never do that" and you might be correct. However whether you are cis, trans, or however you identify, this action alone should terrify you. Being transgender, I have experienced all the hatred, targeting, and jokes
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Right, so buckle up: this is going to be a long thread about #trans representation in the media, trans responses to said media, and some thoughts on what we're doing wrong and what we could do right.

Ready? Okay.
There are two facts which are staggeringly apparent in the online UK #trans landscape at the moment:

1. The mainstream media is still in a transphobic backlash, and it's been getting nastier and more dangerous every month.
2. In our online communities - twitter and facebook in particular - we are spending WAY more time and attention responding to and magnifying these instances of backash than we are in promoting not only our successes, but even mildly positive or neutral works.
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Seems to be a bit of a movement among transphobes at the moment claiming that the only hate and abuse comes from the trans community. Let's put that right. #trans #transgender #transphobia #TransRightsAreHumanRights #lwiththet
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🏳️‍🌈#LGBTVoices Celebrates🏳️‍🌈
TRANS AWARENESS MONTH

Today’s Thread Topic: Transgender voters

Strict voter ID laws disenfranchise transgender voters, as 68% of trans people do not have identification that match their gender identity and/or name.

#LGBTVoices
#TransAwarenessMonth
2/ There are 1.4 million trans people of voting age. All voters should have an equal opportunity to participate in the political process.
Voter i.d. laws & uniformed workers can cause obstacles for trans voters
@glaad
countable.us/articles/10582…
3/ Once trans voters know their state's I.d. requirements they may still experience problems at the polls.
A few helpful resources are these Check off items on the #VotingWhileTrans guides for voters & poll workers/election officials
and
glaad.org/amp/how-prep-f…
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In light of the #ONPC resolution stating that gender theory is "unscientific," here are a list of resources by medical professionals stating that sex and gender are distinct, and that gender has social aspects. #onpoli #TransRightsAreHumanRights #TransAwarenessWeek
I will also include excerpts from papers showing the link between accepting people's gender and reducing suicide among trans folks. @TGranicAllen's policy will materially contribute to the deaths of transgender people. Please feel free to share this with your MPP.
Pediatric Endocrine Society: pedsendo.org/education_trai…
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🏳️‍🌈#LGBTVoices Celebrates🏳️‍🌈
TRANS AWARENESS MONTH

Today’s Thread Topic: Pronouns.

Pronouns are as profoundly important to a person’s identity as their name. Using a person’s identifying pronouns means treating them with the respect they deserve as a human being.

#LGBTVoices
Many feel confused with society’s evolving attitude towards gender pronouns. Transgender people can identify under traditional binary pronouns, or under a flexible set of gender neutral pronouns.

Referring to a person by their chosen pronouns is essential to respecting them. 2)
Binary pronouns are the ones we are most familiar with: he/she. A binary trans person identifies as the opposite of the gender most common to the sex they were assigned at birth.

Sex and gender are often used interchangeably, but they aren’t the same thing. 3)
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🏳️‍🌈#LGBTVoices Celebrates🏳️‍🌈
TRANS AWARENESS MONTH

Today’s Thread Topic:
How the Trump-Pence administration has rolled back protections for transgender people.

People who are transgender identify or express their gender differently than their assigned sex at birth.

#LGBTVoices
Some Trump admin bans on protections for transgender people:
—Word‘Transgender’ banned at CDC
—Attempts to ban from military
—Guidance protections in schools
—Claim civil rights law doesn't protect transgender workers
—Attempt to define sex as M/F determined by genitalia at birth
In July 2017, Trump tweeted his plan to ban transgender people from the military stating cost as the reason.

Fact: The military spends 10X more on giving active duty & retirees erections than it spends on healthcare services for transgender troops.
👉militarytimes.com/news/2017/07/2…
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At LOVE Park in Philly for the Rally to #ProtectTransRights

If you are nearby and able, come stand in solidarity against the erasure of trans people.
Here with @Spiralq to hold space for and honor QTPOC who have died as a direct result of their fundamental humanity being denied.

This is Nizah Morris, killed in 2002 by a failure to receive adequate emergency care
"We will not be erased!"
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In an effort to minimize my time online this weekend, I only just saw this disgusting push by our administration to erase acknowledgement of transgender people and trans rights. I am beside myself with anger over this.
Not only does this go against the long-touted Republicanism values of unalienable individual rights, but is wholly against factual, scientific truths in anthropology and human history. The spectrum of identity and sexuality has always been varied and fluid. Historically.
My transgender friends and family, know that I love you and will not stand with such injustice should it be attempted to be enforced. You are valid, and you are loved.

<3

#TransRightsAreHumanRights
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1 / THREAD - THE ATTACK ON THE ONLY GYM THAT CONFRONTED BIGOTS AND DEFENDED TRANS PEOPLE: @PlanetFitness #TransRightsAreHumanRights
Hello,

I am sending this email to several organizations in the hope that one or more of you respond.
2 / This concerns a serious attack on trans-people's rights in the USA.

The facts involve the harassment of transwomen in the locker room of the chain gym Planet Fitness in Michigan and Florida.

@PlanetFitness #TransRightsAreHumanRights
3 / The first news about the case in Michigan, in 2015, includes the name of the bigoted woman and appeared here, in very biased wording:
gendertrender.wordpress.com/2015/03/07/pla…
@PlanetFitness #TransRightsAreHumanRights
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HEY AMERIKKKA! STOP THE FUCKING GENOCIDE THIS INSTANT OR WE WILL UNLEASH A FURY NO ONE HAS EVER SEEN THIS NOVEMBER!

#FIGHTTHEPOWER
#TRANSRIGHTSAREHUMANRIGHTS
#BANHATESPEECH
#CISPEOPLEDONTHELP
YOU WANNA FUCKING WRITE PEOPLE OUT OF EXISTENCE THAT'S WHAT THE FUCKING NAZIS DID YOU FUCKING BIBLE THUMPING CRACKER JACK!
FUCK YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, I HOPE YOUR ADMINISTRATION BURNS THE FUCKING GROUND WITH THE BLOOD OF YOUR FRIENDS! IF IT WAS FUCKING LEGAL, YOU ALREADY KNOW WHAT I'D BE DOING!
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We must not give up the fight. But in the face of this affront on my existence and the existence of my community I choose love not fear. We exist and always have.

Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence nyti.ms/2R9W1jB
In indigenous cultures all over the world gender existed beyond the binary and folks who we would call trans today held sacred places in those cultures. Western colonialism drove those trans folks to the margins but we have always been here. Marginalizing trans folks is another
Example of the brutality of colonialism. This latest administration effort to legislate trans folks out of existence is yet another example of why the fight for gender equity must be intersectional and necessarily must include trans folks. Trans folks need everyone to stand with
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I'm queer and I served under Don't Ask, Don't Tell. If you got caught, if someone reported you-- you didn't get a court date, you got a
separation date. They gave you a general discharge (instead of an honorable one,) usually on a Section 8: "mentally unfit for service." This
meant you never qualified for veteran benefits of any kind: no VA service, no grants or scholarships as a veteran, no veteran housing
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