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THREAD: Buckle up, folks. We're here, livestreaming today's #SOTU, ready to set the record straight & stand up for trans people.
Before the speech kicks off: We expect the President to use this platform to spread lies & try to justify his attacks on marginalized groups. Want to know the *REAL* #SOTU? Check out our State of the Trans Union 2019: medium.com/transequalityn…
Tonight, we're honored & proud to say that @MaraKeisling is the guest of @RepDebHaaland, a great ally & friend to the transgender community:
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It's yet another day that Donald Trump and Mike Pence are exploiting our military for political points. As a military veteran and proud transgender woman, tonight hits home for me. It's personal. So, let's be absolutely clear about what this means... (thread)

#ProtectTransTroops
2/ For over three years, I carried caskets in Arlington National Cemetery. I folded American flags for loved ones. I ceremoniously unloaded transfer cases of the remains of fallen women and men in uniform being carried home from Iraq and Afghanistan to Dover Air Force Base.
3/ Every casket and transfer case I carried was covered by an American flag. Every single one. And that is all I remember about any of them. I never knew their race. I never knew their sex or sexuality or gender identity. I never knew their religion or education or birthplace.
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