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Today #AshleyDiamond, a Black trans woman, celebrates her birthday from a men's prison where she has been sexually assaulted at least 16 times since Oct '19.

We've helped her request an emergency order for protection.

Our statement:bit.ly/3tiDRQ9
The motion filed asks that the #Georgia Dept of Corrections take immediate steps to:

🔴Protect Ashley from physical & sexual violence.
🔴Transfer her to a women’s facility.
🔴Provide medically necessary treatment for gender dysphoria.
🔴Protect her & witnesses from retaliation.
After a historic legal settlement over abusive conditions facing incarcerated trans people in GDC prisons 6 years ago, Ashley is once again trying to survive brutal, unrelenting abuse as a trans woman in GDC men's prisons.

Read more in Ashley's case file:splcenter.org/seeking-justic…
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1- I am not a transgender,
I could never, no matter how emphatic I think I am, ever understand what a transgender person goes through, the same goes for homosexuals or any other type of gender or sexual orientation that is not mine.
2- That being said, I’ve seen, heard, and read stories about those topics and as has been pointed countless times, people start developing or manifesting those feelings as children, before puberty, some even as young as toddlers.
3- Am I to believe that children are choosing to be different? To be something that society rejects? That causes them emotional trauma? Drives them into depression? Causes them to be ostracized. Have people lost all sense of perspective?
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Warum sollten trans*geschlechtliche Menschen, die gleichen Rechte haben, wie allen anderen auch?

Stell dir vor DU willst einen Personalausweis haben - mit deinem Namen und dem Geschlecht, wo du vollkommen selbstverständlich sagst - JO, DAS BIN ICH!

Klingt einfach ABER [Thread]
Für einen Perso in Deutschland braucht man eigentlich:
gültiges Identitätsdokument (alter Personalausweis wenn vorhanden, ansonsten der Reisepass, Kinderausweis, Kinderreisepass) + aktuelles biometrisches Lichtbild - Kosten 23-37 EUR - es sei denn...
du bist trans*geschlechtlich - obgleich die WHO uns als "Krankheit" von der Liste offiziell gestrichen hat, müssen wir aktuell noch mind. 2 psychiatrische Gutachten in Auftrag geben und selbst bezahlen zu den 23-37EUR hinzu. Kosten 3000 EUR. Je nach gutachtenden Person.
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1/this taken an article I wrote for @womensjusticem1 @davtw2 which the media didn't pick up, but sharing as it's important. The fact #justicelerve thought #rianrosstoyer deserved a noncustodial sentence for manslaughter is part of a bigger issue-
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2/violent men are using "consensual rough sex" as a defence and are avoiding scrutiny and punishment. This devalues the life of the woman, particularly transgender women. What was the value of Mhelody's life? #TransRightsAreHumanRights
3/We may consent to rough sex, but no-one consents to serious injury or death. No-one. Like the UK, Australia must move to remove this as an option. @Wecantconsentto #TransRightsAreHumanRights #coercivecontrol
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🚨🚨We need to mobilize in support of Alabama trans youth. This week the House and Senate will be voting on bills to make their health care a felony. If you can join me in fighting for trans lives. 🚨🚨 A transanta inatagram graphic. Half white with red text on t
These bills are part of a deadly, nationwide, assault on trans lives. Efforts to criminalize trans bodies will have far-reaching and deadly consequences. Red photo graphic from instagram that reads with white text:
HB1/SB10 make it a felony to provide gender-affirming care to trans young people AND would force school staff to out trans youth to their parents.

HB 391 is yet another ban on trans youth in sports. Graphic with white top and red bottom. Text reads: Three bil
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#TransRightsAreHumanRights is a global issue. Locally, we still have much to do to ensure our trans siblings are safe + protected in everyday life both in the physical world & online. @BSmithMB @UAsagwara I live & work in your constituencies & I'm asking for your help...
Months ago @energy106fm hired a known bigot & in doing so launched a new wave of anti-Trans hate in MB. By refusing to tell their hate filled fans to stand down/ apologize,they’ve platformed violence that has echoed via bullying and threats. Now they’re unacceptably silent
@TwitterSafety is refusing to help. Turns out @wpgpolice won’t do anything, either. We need to push law enforcement to protect human rights. Better yet, we need to fund an agency that cares about human rights, recognizes the impacts of online threats & protects all vulnerable ppl
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Let's talk about #MarshaPJohnson, a 🧵 (TW riot, assault, bigotry, hate crimes, slurs)

Marsha "Pay It No Mind", Johnson was an incredible activist, sex worker, drag queen, and black trans woman who every queer person in the US today owes a debt of gratitude. A photo of Marsha P Johnson, smiling and in a floral crown,
Hers is a name you've almost definitely heard before... she has been honored in books, documentaries, a google icon tribute, and much more since her death in 1992. However, many accounts of her life are sanitized, more palatable versions of the truth. This thread will not be. A photo of Marsha P Johnson smiling and in her trademark cro
Many articles on her early life deadname and misgender her, which you will also not find here. She arrived in New York City from her hometown in New Jersey at only age 17 and quickly established herself in Greenwich Village. This was not the Village as it's known today. Marsha P Johnson stands at an activist rally next to a crowd
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UK pharmacy regulator @TheGPhC - has recently begun unfairly targeting pharmacies that work with our patients. This began with Clear Chemist, in October of 2020, and now one of the alternative pharmacies we put in place has been prevented from operating. gendergp.com/fighting-for-t…
This affects trans youth in the UK who are aged 17 and under, and all those on Synarel. Excellent provision remains in place for all other service users and their care is not affected.
GenderGP would like to reassure all our younger patients that we will continue to fight for your rights to access affirmative healthcare until equality is achieved.
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Die Antworten auf diesen Tweet bestätigen meine Mutmaßung:

Es gibt bereits eine "#ChurchOfElonMusk!
Ich würde mir wünschen, Leute würden auch nur 1% der Zeit und Energie, die diese in's #verteidigen eines #Wanker|s & #Milliarär|s wie @elonmusk versenken in sinnvolleres investieren...
z.B. #TransRightsArehumanRights oder ne Spende an @TransEmigrate oder was mit Tieren oder im @Hambacherforst abhängen oder so...
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(1) der artikel von kelle in der NZZ zu #trans* ist diskriminierend & sachlich falsch, aber vor allem ist er perfide. warum? kelle bedient den rechten QUanon-frame: eine international agierende elite (hier: die vermeintliche "trans lobby") mache "unsere" kinder kirre & bewege
(2) diese kinder dazu, mit hilfe angeblich unkritischer & linker ärzt*innen, sich selbst in jungen jahren für immer zu "verstümmeln". dies sei auch noch "legal" & von linken politiker*innen so vorangetrieben. die paar armen "verständigen" ärzt*innen
(3) dagegen, die sich dem "mainstream" heldenhaft widersetzen, stünden "mit einem bein im knast". dazu werden selektiv zahlen zitiert, die einseitig & ideologisch interpretiert werden. zitiert wird außerdem ein vermeintlicher experte, nämlich der kinderpsychiater korte, der
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1/ It's hard to find words that don't cheapen, belittle, glorify or dismiss what happened during the Holocaust (Shoah). It's also hard to find words that make sense of the numbers involved. 6 million Jewish people, murdered. Entire families, gone.
#HolocaustMemorialDay #Holocaust
2/ Their property, land, art, culture & achievements stolen and erased. Many are still fighting, 75 years later, to regain what was taken from them - physically and mentally. It is almost incomprehensible, yet it happened. But it didn't start or end there.
3/ Another 11 million people were murdered throughout the Holocaust era. Others targeted included the disabled, the LGBTQ+ community, Black people, Roma, Poles & other Slavic peoples, Jehovah’s Witnesses, prisoners of war & members of political opposition groups.
#genocide
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The official Biden White House text of 'Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation' signed during first hours after taking office⬇️
#SOGIE #lgbt #AffirmTransChildren
…more
whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/…

@NBCNews reports 'Biden to reverse transgender military ban imminently, White House says'⬇️
#LGBT #TransRightsAreHumanRights #Equality
…more
nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-ou…

@NBCNews reports the Biden #LGBTEquality executive order⬇️
#AffirmTransChildren #EqualRights
…To be continued
nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-ou…
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It's Sunday, you're on Twitter. I'm pretty sure you have 5 minutes. Can you use those 5 min to speak up for our #transgender Montanans, who are targeted by 2 harmful and discriminatory bills, being heard Wednesday?
HB 113 would fine health care providers up to $50k for providing gender affirming care (seriously, following our national guidelines on this would be ILLEGAL). Medical care for transgender youth is evidence-based & has been shown to reduce their very high risk of suicide by 70%.
HB 112 would prohibit trans athletes from playing sports according to their gender identity. NCAA & others have rules & criteria allowing this, but MT wants a blanket ban to keep kids off teams for good. Trans kids are kids too, and deserve the health benefits of sports.
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NEWS: My bill w @JuliaCarmel__ making all single stall bathrooms gender neutral has been signed! This bill is now law.

But this isn't just about restrooms. It's about transgender, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary peoples’ right to be themselves anywhere in New York State.
It is a watershed achievement for trans rights that this bill passed *unanimously* in the NY Assembly

In the State Senate, @JuliaCarmel__ also passed the bill with strong bipartisan support

In New York State, #TransRightsAreHumanRights
It’s simple: Transgender, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary people have the right to exist in the world, with safety, protection, and affirmation. Period.

#TransRightsAreHumanRights
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“Because I was Luke Skywalker. Jedi Master. A legend.”

It honestly, truly blows my mind that some people don’t see (or don’t want to see) how #LukeSkywalker in #TheMandalorian connects so beautifully to Luke in #TheLastJedi. It adds immense emphasis to so much of what TLJ is. ImageImageImage
When we find Luke in #TheLastJedi, he’s broken because of a fall from grace we didn’t see. But we understand that it’s because the heights he fell from were so great. He distances himself from the Skywalker of old because he sees himself as a microcosm of a failed way of life.
He speaks multiple times about the inherent pressure & the fallibility of his legendary status. He even goes so far as to say “You don't need Luke Skywalker. You think what? I'm gonna walk out with a laser sword and face down the whole First Order?”
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Einige haben es vielleicht mitbekommen, dass seit ein paar Tagen in meiner Bubble Stress herrscht. Ich möchte in diesem Thread zum einen meinen Standpunkt klar stellen, als auch persönlich damit abschließen. WARNUNG, er wird lang. 1/32
Der Ursprung des ganzen war ein Gerichtsurteil, welches Onlinehändler in Zukunft verpflichtet das dritte Geschlecht in Onlinebestellformulare und Ähnliches anwählbar zu machen oder alternativ halt gar nicht. 2/32
Geklagt wurde gegen die @DB_Presse die sich geweigert hatte, da irgendwas in der Richtung zu unternehmen.

it-recht-kanzlei.de/drittes-geschl… 3/32
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Normalizing trans folks isn't a nice-to-have, it's essential

Right now we have a situation where a newly out trans person cannot easily find someone who has worked through their own traumas & biases & is capable of helping them do this

#TransLivesMatter
I am proud of the friends who set boundaries to protect themselves. I endorse this. I do it too.

This is me calling out cis queers and straight allies to help us address this

#COVID19 with isolation & cancelled services makes this even more urgent

#TransRightsAreHumanRights
Cis queers, I call on you to provide mutual aid when & where you can for trans comrades

Cis queers & cishets, you must use your privilege to challenge transphobia & transmisia wherever and whenever you see it

You must openly shun TERFs & GCs

#TransLivesMatter
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I was a child and teen in the 1980’s, I lived in a diverse but extremely poor community, the country was divided & full of hatred for any perceived ‘difference’.

I’ve spent my entire life challenging prejudices, promoting equality and wanting to make the UK a more just society.
Unfortunately, the @Conservatives governments of @David_Cameron, @theresa_may and @BorisJohnson have undone 30 years of advances in equality and rights.

The UK is more hostile now than at anytime in my lifetime (45 years), because of divisive politics, extreme right-wing media,
out of touch judiciary and the normalisation of hate.

Each year this country takes away more hard won rights, to appease the rich right-wing, Brexit supporting, anti-vaccine, anti-rights and anti-diversity brigade.

These overt and covert racist, homophobic, transphobic, sexist
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We at @GoodLawProject are taking advice from several leading QCs in relation to yesterday's decision of the High Court which we believe to be legally, scientifically and morally flawed.
We have identified two separate legal interventions which we expect to make to secure that the international scientific consensus that exists around the treatment of trans young people is applied in the United Kingdom.
We will make announcements in relation to those actions as soon as we sensibly can. We are acting with the benefit of advice from the leading public and healthcare lawyers in the United Kingdom.
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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This part is called: Supporting High-Quality K-12 Schools Across America
Only one party understands that a quality education is a critical public good-NOT a commodity. A quality education is the right of every child. 1/13
#Democrats will make sure schools do not engage in & appropriately address, discrimination,bullying & harassment related to sex, including sexual orientation & gender identity; race; national origin; immigration or citizenship status; religion; disability; & language status 2/13
#Democrats will protect the rights of transgender students.
It is unacceptable that America’s public schools are more racially segregated today than they were in the late 1960s. 3/13 #DemPartyPlatform #TransRightsAreHumanRights #EducationForAll
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In honor of #TransDayOfRemembrance I’m sharing two stories that I reported out over the past three years. The beauty of following Karla & Michelle for so long is that I witnessed the arc of justice @Longreads google.com/amp/s/longread…
I wrote about Michelle, a trans woman from El Salvador who received asylum in the US & who is working & studying as she always dreamed @Longreads google.com/amp/s/longread…
And I produced a radio story for @reveal about trans women who migrate to the US & the story includes deeply moving testimony from an asylum court judge #TransDayOfRemembrance revealnews.org/episodes/trans…
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The effect of making it impossible for transgender kids to access regulated wrap-around healthcare in the UK was to drive them and their families to piece together bits and pieces of healthcare from across jurisdictions and administer it with the help of YouTube videos...
... this is plainly more dangerous for those kids and their families.

But for the hobbyists who treat the bodies of transgender kids as a battleground for their political beliefs - who think they know better than actual experts - this is not enough. They are now working to...
... disrupt that patchwork (which for many in the UK includes @GenderGP) of care.

The inevitable result of this is that transgender children and their families will access treatment (readily available throughout the liberal world with the exception of the UK) via the dark web...
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"With the bill’s wording vague and federal funding on the line, schools could opt to require genital exams for all female athletes to prove they aren’t transgender."

#TransRightsAreHumanRights
#Misogyny
lgbtqnation.com/2020/09/gop-se…
That's right, folks. Republicans hate trans women (and let's not kid ourselves, cis women too) so much that signing up student athletes for a traumatic, humiliating, and unnecessary exam is an acceptable casualty of their holy war.

#RepublicanWarOnWomen
#GOPMisogyny Image
THIS is the #GOP. This is what a vote for ANY of the GOP means. This is what we tried to tell you. Over and over and over again.

#HillaryClinton told you.
#ElizabethWarren told you.
#ChristineBlaseyFord told you.

And most importantly, their own actions told you. Image
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