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hey #SanFrancisco, come see me play music (as @softvowelsounds) next week (Thurs Sept 20th) at @elriosf along with the excellent @ShawnaVirago & Gender Trash! all details on the FB event page: facebook.com/events/4507133… #queer #trans #music #bands
btw, if you haven't heard my music yet, you can listen at the Bandcamp *soft vowel sounds* (softvowelsounds.bandcamp.com) & Bitesize (bitesize.bandcamp.com) sites! #queer #trans #music #bands #indiepop #noisepop #LGBTQ #transgender #feminist
...and you particularly appreciate #trans-themed songs, I have lots of those - I compile many of them (including my "Lola" parody "Ray") in the post "#Transgender-themed #artists, #bands, #music, #songs & anthems." juliaserano.blogspot.com/2014/12/transg…
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a THREAD based on my latest piece: I've heard many complaints over the years about how "born that way" arguments are essentialist or pathologizing, and some #LGBTQ folks will say "why do we even have to explain why we exist?"... medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #transgender #queer
...while I sympathize with such sentiments, they overlook the main reason *why* "born that way" arguments have been successful, namely, because they assuage longstanding fears that queerness is somehow contagious. medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #queer
...another thing I implicitly tried to convey in this piece is that, while I don't believe #trans or #LGBTQ are "contagious," the social stigma projected on us most certainly is - this is what sociologists call "courtesy stigma"... medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #transgender #queer
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brand new Medium piece, but of an older spoken word piece (from 2012) about the rather old superstition that #LGBTQ people are somehow "contagious" - that's right, the #ROGD crowd didn't invent that! medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #queer #trans #transgender #children #health #psychology
please give it lots of "claps" so that others see it! also, it is not monetized, as I wanted it to be as accessible as possible. if you appreciate that I make essays like this for free, please consider supporting me on Patreon! patreon.com/juliaserano/ov…
also, if you'd rather not sign up for Patreon, you can also support me by buying my book Outspoken - the Medium piece is an excerpt from one of the chapters of that book (called "Contagious"): juliaserano.com/outspoken.html #trans #transgender #queer #LGBTQ #feminism
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okay, I just responded to all the questions and accusations here: medium.com/@juliaserano/r… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #children #health #psychology #science
btw, I've spent almost all of my last 10 days writing the original piece & responding to it. neither essays are monetized, as I want them to be as accessible as possible. so if you appreciate all this work, please consider supporting me on Patreon: patreon.com/juliaserano/ov…
I am exhausted & in dire need of an internet break. but before I go, here are the most pertinent passages of this follow up essay. if you like them, please RT: medium.com/@juliaserano/r…
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Here's why and how this happens. (A short thread)

#Trans people keep getting suspended from Twitter—and they want answers dailydot.com/irl/trans-twit…
T/E/R/F/s create not only an account for themselves, but about a dozen or so 'sock puppet' accounts each.

THEN they pick a target (usually a trans woman who uses their favorite "slur" – usually 'cis' or the Well Known Acronym – and get all their friends and all their socks to…
… report for SPAM, "hate speech", targeted harassment, and the GODS know what else. This overwhelms @Twitter's algorithms and the account is locked, suspended, or banned.

You have basically about 50 people reporting from about 600 accounts.
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okay, my "Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria" essay is now live! medium.com/@juliaserano/e… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #children #health #psychology
please give it lots of "claps" so that others see it! also, it is not monetized, as I wanted it to be as accessible as possible. if you appreciate that I make essays like this for free, please consider supporting me on Patreon! patreon.com/juliaserano/ov…
in this THREAD today I will be sharing excerpts from my recent "Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria" essay. for those who don't know, this is a made-up pseudoscientific condition/diagnosis that conservatives & TERFs have increasingly embraced... tinyurl.com/y8mwct4x
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As we close in on the start of a new #highered academic year, here’s a short thread on some easy things faculty can do to be good company for #trans students. #academictwitter
1. Don’t call roll. Instead, invite students to share their name. If there are discrepancies between your official roster and what they share, defer to the student without fanfare or hesitation.
2. Demand to teach your course in a building with all gender restrooms. If there aren’t any, ask why, and remind folks in your department you’ll ask the same thing be done next term, which gives them a few months to put pressure on administrators in your college/unit.
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I wrote this essay last year, but it seems even more relevant this year, sadly... medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #trans #transgender #queer #LGBTQ #feminism #biology #science
I get why "God made Adam & Eve, not Adam & Steve"-type conservatives want to dwell on "biological sex," as it seems consistent with their highly essentialist ideology. But I cannot fathom why any self-described #feminist would resort to this line of reasoning...
If we reduce people to their supposed "biological sex" & start regulating what they can (& cannot) do based on it, it basically opens the doors to discriminating against people for their sexual orientation & gender non-conformity...
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I will be playing #music (as @softvowelsounds) as part of a quirky #queer #bands show at @HemlockTavernSF in #SanFrancisco on August 29th! The other bands are @PolyPamBand & Scorpio Moon - all the details are in the attached flyer, so please come out! #LGBTQ #trans
btw, a Facebook invite for the show can be found here:
facebook.com/events/9313503…
feel free to share! #queer #music #bands
and if you're unfamiliar with my music, check out my @softvowelsounds #music page for free music & videos: softvowelsounds.com/music.html
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1/ Vancouver #DykeMarch website hacked (by a transwoman, apparently.) Website vancouverdykemarch.com is now offline. Problem is, when #transwomen take over women's spaces, they don't know when to stop. It was not enough to take over organizing the march. medium.com/@ms.liz.mars/c…
2/ It's not enough for trans-identified males to take over the march and kick out anyone who their spies identified as a #terf. Now they are going after those who did not do enough to forcibly remove #lesbians from #dykemarch.
3/ Next they will go after those who did not do enough to forcibly remove the ones who did not do enough to forcibly remove #lesbians from #dykemarch. Wait and watch.
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A major difference bt conservatives & the rest of us is that conservatives, for some reason, prioritize hypothetical violence above actual violence.

E.g. A woman MIGHT be assaulted in a bathroom > forcing #trans ppl to use the wrong bathroom actually IS dangerous for trans ppl
Militarized police are justified and necessary, because cops MIGHT get hurt during an occasionally dangerous job they agreed & are paid to do > people of color actually, currently being killed by cops
A not-yet-baby MIGHT experience SOME primal form of pain for a moment > Rates of death during childbirth are higher when women don't have access to legal abortion
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“My biggest fear is my Commander will call ICE”

Unfuckingbelievable. This kind of scapegoating and betrayal after giving up your life to become part of the shrinking pool of people who serve in uniform, is unconscionable and dangerous #WhereisMattis #VetsAgainstTrump
What is unfathomable is the hypocrisy. This soldier clearly passed the Army’s standards & requirements- around training, health, behavior/comportment- kept her nose clean, did her job for 4 yrs. All just for this soldier to be kicked out w no real cause & risk #deportation.
You know how isn’t always kicked out of our #military with this kind of vigor?

Sexual predators and criminals

Corrupt, fraud-waste power abusers

Dirtbags

White supremacists

Hyper-religious homophobic commanders who still don’t respect or uphold open service policies
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Hi @Karen_McInnes 👋🏼

Just wanted to draw your attention to a screenshot that someone had sent me, which shows someone using your name + picture to post material that strongly implies a move towards violent tactics being used against #trans people.

#LGBTQ 🏳️‍🌈
I’d like to draw particular attention to the picture used in the screenshot.

I think it is reasonable to conclude that this is exactly the same picture posted on your Twitter profile - @Karen_McInnes - on June 4th 2018.
Furthermore, I’d like to draw attention to some of the language used in the screenshot post:

“I hope every woman in the world piles on him and harasses him so much he fucking slits his own throat”
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@SurvivorsnetBtn @RASASC_London @survivorstrust @Danvers07943910 @ObjectUK @BrightonSurvivorsNET “In the light of a highly disturbing increase of #transphobia locally & nationally…” IF everything anybody says or does is #transphobia, of course you can say it is rising. Any reputable statistics?
@SurvivorsnetBtn @RASASC_London @survivorstrust @Danvers07943910 @ObjectUK “…so the date @Womans_Place_UK event feels like a concerted effort to make #trans ppl, & particularly #transwomen, feel #intimidated and #invalidated” Is it the position of SN that the sensitivities of #transwomen mean that #democracy should be suspended any time they say so?
@SurvivorsnetBtn @RASASC_London @survivorstrust @Danvers07943910 @ObjectUK @Womans_Place_UK #Transwomen do face special challenges but they remain #bio #logical #males but it is fine for them #Gender express as ‘women’ but with the best will in the world, they remain #bio #logically #male @WomenEqualities @Commonswomequ @PennyMordaunt @MariaMillerUK @LesleySemmens
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periodic reminder that if you enjoyed my book #WhippingGirl, I have two other books you might also enjoy... tinyurl.com/37lhhu #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #feminism #gender
if you're interested in my takes on call-out culture, intersectionality, how prejudice works, how to improve activism, plus biphobia, "gender performance", Nature-versus-Nurture debates, "end of gender" arguments, +more, then you should check out Excluded! tinyurl.com/jl8t932
Outspoken includes my early slam poems, pieces originally slated for #WhippingGirl, essays on trans-misogyny, femininity, DSM & pathologization, cis terminology, trans/queer appropriation, the "T-word", trans partners, sexualization vs desire, + more! juliaserano.com/outspoken.html
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New study out that #Trans "activists" and their allies will ignore:
"Cross-sex Hormones and Acute Cardiovascular Events in Transgender Persons: A Cohort Study" From the Conclusions:
"The patterns of increases in Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) and ischemic stroke rates among 1/x
transfeminine persons are not consistent with those observed in cisgender women. These results may indicate the need for long-term vigilance in identifying vascular side effects of cross-sex estrogen." And yes, this is is a legit study. Here are the authors: 2/x
Darios Getahun, MD, PhD, MPH; Rebecca Nash, MPH; W. Dana Flanders, MD, MPH, DSc; Tisha C. Baird, MD; Tracy A. Becerra-Culqui, PhD; Lee Cromwell, MS; Enid Hunkeler, MA; Timothy L. Lash, PhD; Andrea Millman, MA; Virginia P. Quinn, PhD; Brandi Robinson, MPH; Douglas Roblin, PhD 3/x
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this hater apparently missed the part where I mentioned I was a biologist, nor did they bother reading any of the scientific articles I cited/linked to in the piece... medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #science #biology #sex #trans #transgender #LGBTQ
...I mean, this entire screed is a farce, but perhaps the most ridiculous part is the bit at the end about having to "mention evolution" in the first paragraph. I've read plenty of *actual scientific articles* on human sex & sexuality that don't mention evolution at all!
...it's like they're announcing to the world: "Hey, I obviously am not a scientist, but now I'm going to lecture you about what is science and what is not!"
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a THREAD of all my essays related to current #transgender/GNC children debates. here is my most thorough piece: "Detransition, Desistance, & Disinformation" - it's a long read b/c this is a complex subject: medium.com/@juliaserano/d…
..."Transgender Agendas, Social Contagion, Peer Pressure, and Prevalence" challenges the notion that kids are suddenly being "turned transgender" these days...
medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #health #children #psychology
"Reframing 'Transgender Desistance' Debates" discusses recent research debunking the "80% desistance" myth, and demonstrating the very real harm of gender-disaffirming approaches...
medium.com/@juliaserano/r… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #health #children #psychology
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1/thread: Had a brain-shattering convo with a teen about #pronouns. I think many adults poo-poo 💩 the topic, but I [an adult by any measure] have some alternative thoughts🙋.
2/thread: Alot of what the teen said was hard for me to understand. Ie, sometimes the teen prefers she/her; other times they/them. I was like, "How do we know which? How do YOU know which?" 🤔I could understand why older, set-in-their-ways folks wouldn't at ALL get it👀.
3/thread: But THAT thought--how older generations were raised with pretty linear🙈, narrow🙉, "accepted roles" 🙊(for men & women; for Americans & "foreigners," etc) made a💡turn on for me.
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@upandoutcomic 1/ Thanks for asking this, because the answers illustrate wonderfully how there are so many #trans #diversities, often experienced with such intensity.
@upandoutcomic 2/ My answer is like the stereotype few believe. Which is hard. And I remember it well too, which again few believe.

I was 2, & being pressed to "be a boy" for the 1st time, & not liking that. My dad & his mom were criticising me, & my mom for me not being "like a boy". It was…
@upandoutcomic 3/…1950, so no TV. There were no boys around - no neighbours, all my cousins girls. There was a family wedding, & they'd cut my hair for the first time, literally using a pudding basin, the night before. They'd put me in little tailored shorts, with an uncomfortable waistband,…
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ICYMI last week I tweeted extensively about Jesse Singal's The Atlantic article, its biased framing, and his history of misrepresenting #trans people & the gender-affirming model - those threads are all compiled here: patreon.com/posts/19542136 #LGBTQ #transgender
relatedly, I'm crowdsourcing for a future piece: looking for articles (like the recent Singal one) that call gender-affirming approaches into question, while at same time presenting a "balanced" veneer...
...you know the ones: "trans people exist & they should be respected, but the healthcare they are demanding is harming other kids and/or turning kids transgender!!!"...
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good news: IJT has now made the paper I describe here, which comprehensively challenges the "80% desistance" myth, open access! medium.com/@juliaserano/r… #trans #LGBTQ #transgender #health #psychology #children
while I encourage you to read my essay about it, you can access that paper directly here: tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.108…
and the second paper I described (by same set of authors) remains open access, and can be downloaded directly here: cfp.ca/content/64/5/3…
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Today is the Toronto #TransMarch! I hope everyone walking, dancing, wheeling, biking, and marching have a wonderful time!

Meanwhile, I'd like to share some important things me and my cisgender ass have learned from the gender-expansive people in my life.
1. You can be trans without having hormonal therapy or gender confirmation surgery.
2. You can be trans and *not want* hormonal therapy or gender confirmation surgery.
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🏳️‍🌈TODAY’S PRIDE HERO🏳️‍🌈
Laverne Cox (age unknown)

The first openly transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy for acting, and the first openly transgender woman of color to star in a scripted TV series.

Known for her role on Orange is the New Black.

#LGBTVoices
Born in Mobile, Alabama. She and her twin brother were raised by their single mother, Gloria, who was a teacher.

While she was born biologically male, she always felt female.

Laverne was bullied and attempted suicide at age 11. But she found strength in her love for the arts.
Laverne attended high school at the Alabama School of Fine Arts before going to Indiana University and Marymount Manhattan College, where her twin brother also went and studied the visual arts.

Laverne studied acting in addition to graduating with a BFA in dance.
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