Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #Transgender

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TW: anti-#LGBTQIA+ discrimination, religious trauma
Thursday evening, I received a phone call that left me completely devastated. Come August 2022, I was planning on working with an incredible family whose child is a student at @ImmaculataNC in #Durham, North Carolina.
2/n My role was to be an in-class aid for this student during school hours, assisting her and advocating for her in all necessary capacities. Everything was set to go. Paperwork had been filled out for the contracted company I would provide my services through.
3/n a background check had been run, etc. I was very excited, both as an #educator and as a #Catholic, for this opportunity. This position would also allow me to continue to care for the wonderful children that I currently nanny, in a new capacity, who are affiliated with ICS.
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1/5(FN) At the Disruption Lab @disruptberlin @nasredinhoja from @globalvoices talked to @nastyadomani on how #russia's #WarInUkraine2022 affectes the daily life of the #trangender community globalvoices.org/2022/06/15/equ… @KyivIndependent @radiosvoboda @RFERL
@disruptberlin @nasredinhoja @nastyadomani @KyivIndependent @radiosvoboda @RFERL 2/5(FN) @nastyadomani explains the #transgender community lost friendly-doctors, mostly #ukrainian women who fled #ukraine to take care of their children and elderly parents. This makes life harder to find #transitioning hormones, a daily struggle for many.
@disruptberlin @nasredinhoja @nastyadomani @KyivIndependent @radiosvoboda @RFERL 3/5 (FN) @nastyadomani says the #trangender community in #ukraine has lost their leaders as many left: years of training &advocacy work are now lost/put on hold, leaving the community without leadership. This make the work of those staying even more essential
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#Transgenderism reinforces gender-construct limitations, instead of challenging & deconstructing them, we solidify them by altering our gender to conform within the constructs, rather than altering, expanding, the constructs themselves
#trans "gender affirmation" is thought reform, where ideology is replacing biological, scientific realisms

where it's technocratic (the reassignment method) = tech replacing nature

it's probably the beginning of #transhumanism, where the method of bio-hacking is being perfected
this #transgender fad is a novel, *social movement* along with other things lately (Covid-pandemic is a political movement);
societal disruption where things seem similar to political phenomena we're familiar with, however, phenomena takes on a novel form where #tech is forefront
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#Breaking: Texas CPS has ruled out child abuse in the case of the Briggles, one of three families under state investigation for allowing their trans child to access gender-affirming care.

Info provided in court hearing today.

Background: dallasnews.com/news/politics/… #txlege
Several other investigations into the families of transgender children remain active, @LambdaLegal lawyer states in court.

Some families were contacted just within last few days. #txlege
@LambdaLegal Judge asks state's attorney whether investigations into gender affirming care are unique in that CPS investigators were forced to pursue these cases?

State says it has no evidence to prove either way bc investigations were put on hold once suit filed. #txlege
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1/🔴 I LORO VALORI DIVERSI CHE DIFENDONO: STUPRO DI GUERRA, ESECUZIONI DI MASSA CON COLPO ALLA NUCA, DISTRUZIONE DI CADAVERI, TORTURE, DEPORTAZIONI, FUCILAZIONI, GENOCIDIO, BOMBARDARE BAMBINI, SOSTITUZIONE ETNICA, CANCELLAZIONE DELLA CULTURA E STORIA DI POPOLI, LAVAGGIO DEL
2/CERVELLO, GRANDE FRATELLIZZAZIONE...
E ancora il "pornalismo" italiano contina a invitare i servi di #Satana!⬇️
#Simonyan: "Da noi era proibito anche solo parlare di #gay mentre oggi in occidente lanciano #Barbie #transgender, questi sono i loro valori.
3/Noi siamo contrari e difenderemo il nostro diritto di avere #valori diversi" #zonabianca
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Is Transgender welfare happening in India under Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act 2019?
The rules were notified on 25th September 2020. Whats the progress till date? A thread
One of the most important functions under Act is to issue Transgender ID Card. There were 4.87 Lacs TG persons as per 2011 census. 6229 IDs have been issued (1.3%)
1682 applications (21%)pending > 1 month
It is mandatory to issue ID cards within 30 days of Receiving Application.
Around 300 applications have been pending for more than 6 months
Source: transgender.dosje.gov.in
Odisha has issues max IDs. Four States have issues Zero IDs inspite of receiving applications.
Uttar Pradesh with 1.37 Lac TG has issued 26 IDs
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Many will look at a #transgender woman’s face and height (which doesn’t change with feminising hormones) and think ‘it’s unfair’. That is an assumption. A stereotype and not based on any science. Let’s go through what the science does show... 👩‍🔬
Note that being #trans is not a choice, and whilst complex, gender is influenced in part by innate factors such as genes 🧬. Only ~0.5% of people in the population are trans, and only 1/3 of those are #transwomen.
A #transwoman who has had puberty blockers as a teenager and never been through male puberty, has the physiology of a woman. 🙋What about trans women who transition later after puberty❓
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TY @innodim for inviting me to speak! My cognitive PEM wouldn’t let me be great but I appreciate her encouragement & summary! Want to be sure my main points are clear in re to Black Maternal #Mental Health, Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders #PMADs, & disparities.#AIMART #BMHW22
I am no expert, so I'll share what I know. Black mothers are more at risk of #PMADs & are less likely to receive treatment b/c the structural social & economic inequities as a result of #antiBlack #racism & #misogynoir in this white supremacist patriarchal society.#BMHW22
“Close to 40% of Black mothers will suffer from postpartum depression [(PPD)]” OR ‘Systemic racism & sexism harm Black mothers which manifest as PPD for a reported ~40%.’ Addressing these risk factors associated w PMAD is key:
Lack of access to high-quality medical care
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🧵1/12 #BorisJohnson & #PritiPatel will today announce their plans to send people seeking asylum in the UK to #offshoredetention camps in #Rwanda, to try & deter #refugees from seeking protection in the UK. Cruelty is the point of this policy. Here's why this will fail...
2/12 Johnson & Patel were inspired by Australia's brutal & widely condemned offshore detention camps on Nauru & Papua New Guinea. Conditions for 3,127 people in those camps were deliberately dangerous & inhumane & led to suicides, avoidable deaths & abuse of children by guards.
3/12 This didn't deter people from seeking asylum in Australia. In the following year, the numbers of people arriving by boat stayed the same & the camps were quickly overcrowded. Australia has now abandoned this policy & most people detained are now in the USA or Australia.
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How did we get here? 🧵

Before 2019, #women and #trans people lived peacefully together in the UK. Everyone wanted to uphold the protected rights of people who are transgender.

Then #Stonewall were running out of money and lampooned society with a radical disinformation 1/10
campaign that threw everything up in the air.

#Stonewall took the vulnerable #transgender community and put a lighter under them.

Then once the fire had started, they batted down the hatches and said #NoDebate. /2
Not content with gaslighting the #trans community, #Stonewall started telling organisations that #gender identity was a protected characteristic in the Equality Act 2010 & if organisations want to be ranked higher in the Stonewall equality index they must parrot this falsehood /3
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If you want a very simple model of why insane leftism is winning so hard at politics, I think it goes like this:

Political power is controlled by elites, not by commoners. Commoners lile #Maga don't have the intelligence or competence to win any kind of sophisticated conflict.
So, elite populations get to decide what happens.

OK, but why have the elites gone crazy? I think this is partially a product of increasing wealth. When people are rich and happy, they are *desperate* to virtue signal. This has upsides: it makes people more kind and cooperative.
But on a large scale, the desire to signal virtue makes it extremely easy to control group behavior, particularly for the well-optimized memetic payloads that leftism has been working on over the past 70+ years.

There are some supporting aspects to this: #Bioleninism is one
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The human rights framework controls this “debate.” The practice of sport is a human right (IOC Charter), sex is a matter of legal recognition (CAS), & trans women can be legally recognized as female. Therefore, trans women have a HR to participate in competitive sport as women.
Trans women don’t have to justify our inclusion. The burden of argument is entirely on those who seek to exclude us. And, as I’ll briefly prove, that burden has not yet been met, and is unlikely ever to be met. 
There currently exists NO evidence to suggest that trans women who elect to suppress testosterone (through, for example, gender affirming hormone therapy and/or surgical gonad removal) maintain disproportionate advantages over cis women indefinitely.
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Look at how fucking resilient we are. Look how strong. Look at all the shit we’ve gone through and we’re still here❤️
#Transgender
Every single trans person I know has been through traumatic experiences. Family rejection, healthcare discrimination, job loss, sexual assault, denial of services, substance abuse, and the list goes on.

Being trans is hard.
If you’re trans and reading this, I know you’re tired. I know your resilience only keeps you going for so long. I know you need a break from being you. Because I feel the same way all the time. It’s OK to get angry, it’s OK to be exhausted,..
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We need to talk about #gender.
So, there is a lot of stuff going around right now about identity, gender, presentation, sex and what it all means. Being unemployed and passionate about this topic, I have made a thread to explain. Having access to photoshop means pictures.
Many people have done this before me, but I feel like this will be the simplest way of explaining things.
Imagine a world where beings appear to be red or yellow. A variety of shades of this (magenta, scarlet, lemon, daffodil), but they are roughly able to be grouped.
About 1 in every 100 are orange, or amber or blood orange. These are told 'well you are red or yellow', and get pushed into one side or the other. It's a spectrum, but the world sees it as a binary.
This is how sex works.
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Follow me today for coverage of the lawsuit seeking to block CPS investigations of families providing transition care for their trans kids.

I’m also @TexasDFPS this morning for it’s board meeting. Lots of people here.

Background here: dallasnews.com/news/politics/… #txlege #lgbtq
FYI there will be no live stream of this, the first open DFPS meeting since the state began targeting trans care as abuse.

Also there’s no public WiFi in the building so my tweets may be sporadic as I’ll be using my phone.

More background: dallasnews.com/news/politics/… #txlege
There are close to 100 people here (minus press).

The agency will give a bunch of updates on operations, and then the commissioner is scheduled to speak, before public comment will open.

There’s no livestream so follow me for updates. #txlege #lgbtq
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Blanket banning trans woman from playing rugby on the basis of risk outcomes of a group level aggregate of physical characteristics that any given individual in this group may demonstrably not possess individually cannot be considered reasonable, proportionate or justified.
This is before we consider the uncomfortable fact that none, zero, zip of the evidence presented by World Rugby involves empirical research of trans women rugby players actually playing rugby or in fact any sport. There were no injuries reported & zero elite trans players.
There is clear evidence that increasing the acceptable period of testosterone suppression further reduces parameters thought to be associated with “meaningful” performance advantage in trans women (which would clearly be more reasonable than banning all trans women).
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The airforce study even though it had many flaws actually confirms the reduction in athletic performance. The reduction doesn't stop after two years eventually HRT takes you completely out of sports. Post operative it's an immediate loss.
This study from the U.S. Air Force looked at trans men and trans women in three fitness tests before and after their transition. The tests were a 1.5-mile run and the number of situps and pushups that can be done in a minute.
After 2 years of hormone therapy, the trans men matched the cis men in the 1.5-mile run and in the number of pushups per minute, and they exceeded the cis men in the number of situps per minute.
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Campaigning for equality and recognition of human rights in sport - Kristen Worley #57 by LawInSport via #soundcloud soundcloud.com/lawinsport/cam…
In this podcast Kristen Worley, athlete and, equality and human right campaigner, talks about her personal journey campaigning for the equality and human rights to be recognised in sport.
This journey led Kristen to take a landmark case to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario against the Cycling Canada, the Ontario Cycling Association and the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).
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It has been argued by the likes of Tucker & Hilton et al without evidence that cisgender women athletes could be at greater risk of physical harm and injury if they compete in sports with larger and stronger transgender and intersex athletes.
This is the basis of World Rugby’s ban on trans women. According to the report prepared for World Rugby, trans women who transition after male puberty retain ‘significant’ physical advantages over cisgender women — even after they take steps to lower their testosterone levels.
The report claims advantages include being 30–40% stronger and more powerful and 10–15% faster.101 Importantly, the report concludes these advantages create at least a 20–30% greater risk of injury for cisgender female rugby players competing against transgender female players.
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Sports like #WorldRugby blanket banning #transgender women on safety grounds place themselves on a slippery slope. Safety has no gender!

austlii.edu.au/au/journals/Ad…
A separate trans policy is not necessary to address physical safety risks in sports. It is the disparity in size/strength that is relevant, not the source of the disparity.
Assessing any group of athletes as a monolithic group especially amongst trans athletes is flawed. Trans is an umbrella term many different body stages of transition & body types. ImageImage
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#Suicide by Clinic-Referred #Transgender #Adolescents in the United Kingdom. Great piece here urging us to reflect upon & think about, if evidence based #science is still your thing. Biggs (2022) conclusion asks us to question #medical responsibility. researchgate.net/publication/35…
How do we know if we are acting responsibly when we are offering ‘information’? What information are we offering? What if that information is on risk for #selfharm & #suicide? As a part of our daily #dutyofcare part of the #safeguarding process?
What about if that information is relied upon when we obtain parental consent for intervention with #children & #adolescents? What if that information isn’t true, is inaccurate, exaggerated, inflated, distorted? #science
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Notes from my book: Receiving many messages, DM’s & emails over ‘safeguarding’. I have worked in this industry for 30 years. Safeguarding chapter: #MentalHeath professionals are human & make mistakes, because they are human. They are first & fore-mostly trained in #safeguarding
Their ethos is to ‘Do No Harm’. Most people don’t understand what this means. #Therapists & mental health professionals disagree on many issues. They are divided on what safeguarding means to them #Childsafety & #childprotection have always been fraught by #childsafety challenges
In 2015, I began raising #safeguarding concerns with My regulatory board & the #psychology organisations. These were serious concerns. Over those years, I was ignored, brushed off, #silenced or told it wasn’t a problem. The Australian Senate held an #inquiry into our regulatory
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In one year, the Biden-Harris Administration has made significant progress in advancing equality and equity for #LGBTQI+ people. Below are some ways @POTUS and @VP have re-prioritized LGBTQI+ issues within government and brought LGBTQI+ people back to the table. (thread)
On day one, @POTUS signed an EO preventing and combating discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. This historic EO directed federal agencies to fully implement all federal laws to protect #LGBTQI+ people. whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/…
In June 2021, the #BidenHarrisAdministration announced that Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, reversing the prior administration’s stance. #LGBTQI+ nbcnews.com/nbc-out/educat…
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at least once a week, I stumble upon online debates about transmisogyny, whether or not it exists, and who is impacted by it. so I thought I'd re-share this piece & thread... #trans #transgender #transmisogyny
...IMHO if you take issue with certain activist terms – or as is far more often the case, the way that some individuals employ those terms – then by all means critique away. but outright mocking terms that some marginalized ppl find useful seems pretty fucked up to me... passage from linked-to article that reads: "Part of why
...debates about TME/TMA have striking parallels to debates about cis/trans (which is also routinely mocked) & who is "affected" by cissexism. I delve into in that latter debate this essay. the TL;DR is that two things can simultaneously be true...
juliaserano.blogspot.com/2014/11/cissex…
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