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Bin ich trans? Was das bedeutet, wenn du dir diese Frage stellst und was du machen kannst, wenn sie immer wieder aufkommt
Der folgende Thread wird auf dem Twitterhashtag #TransDayOfVisibility gepostet, aber er ist nicht für Leute geschrieben, die einen Account auf Twitter haben.

Oder vielleicht noch nicht.
Dieser Thread ist für die trans Kinder und Jugendliche, die genau 2 Minuten Zeit haben, um am Familien-PC jeden Begriff zum Thema trans in Google einzutippen, den sie können.

Da ich eine trans Frau bin, wird meine Perspektive eher eine transweibliche Erfahrung abbilden.
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☯️Mental Health Resources: Hotline Numbers

🔻Disaster Distress
🔻Suicide Prevention
🔻Domestic Violence

💥Graphics and links to share

Reach out by phone and on-line for 24/7 free counseling while #SocialDistancing

#MentalHealth Resources: Part II

♦️Suicide Prevention Helpline♦️

Available 24/7
On-line Chat available
Multi-lingual Counseling
Alcohol/Substance abuse
Support for Significant others

You are not alone. Reach out!


#Mentalhealth Resources Part III

♦️Transgender Hotline♦️

Peer support counseling by Trans-identified counselors
Available for identity counseling (It is ok to be unsure)
US and Canada

Hours available listed below by time zone

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Lesbian feminist: It's time to stop trans indoctrination in Public school
1) #trans…
"It is time to put a stop to the sort of indoctrination of children by the trans community, Big Pharma, and Big Medicine," Ben-Shalom declared at the press conference, streamed exclusively by Women's Liberation Radio News." 2)
"As a teacher of 37 years, I wonder what goes on in the mind of a man who thinks that because he goes about in womanface [the feminist equivalent of blackface], that gives him the right to force his system of beliefs on young children." 3)
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Little thread about #trans healthcare in the UK.

1) I was not “permitted” top surgery, because I needed to “live as a man” first. According to the #NHS. The private psychiatrist who diagnosed and referred me, and the private surgeon who did the op, had no such reservations.
I paid over £7,000 that I couldn’t afford to relieve the worst of my suffering. Because the #NHS knew better than me.

2) Then I needed #HRT. My #NHS GP refused to get involved and tried to put me on a four year waiting list for...a diagnosis. Which I already had.
Ironically, when I called Leeds GIC, they agreed it was a waste of time and gave me the details of the endocrinologist they typically use. It still took two months to persuade my #NHS GP to make the referral.
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At least eight states are currently deliberating bills that, if passed, would outlaw transgender minors' access to gender-affirming medical treatments.…

Gender-affirming treatment should be better known as "Suicide-Prevention Treatment"
Trans kids have ridiculously high rates of self-harm.

Giving them time to work out their true feelings by delaying puberty with hormone blockers saves lives.

Making sure kids have access to treatments that help them be their honest selves SAVES LIVES.
Let's not shove our heads into the dirt and imagine that trans people are just going to disappear. If you live in South Dakota, Florida, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Missouri, Colorado, Illinois or Kentucky, please call your legislators now.
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1/ Over the last 21 years as a #trans woman, I've had many unfortunate health care experiences. This is just one. In 2003, I awoke with excruciating back pain and couldn't urinate. After several hours I went to the ER. I was wailing in pain and and was quickly admitted.

It'd been nearly 24 hours since I'd passed any urine and my abdomen looked as if I were carrying triplets. It felt as if I would rupture at any moment. A nurse, recognizing the severity, hurried in with a catheter kit.
3/ She pulled back my hospital gown and saw a penis. She dropped the catheter kit on the floor and walked out. I never saw that nurse again.
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Good afternoon! I was looking into articles on hormone blockers and found this one from 2017. I’d like to talk a little bit about what it shows.
#puberty #trans #biology…
The story behind this article is that of a healthy child, born male, but demonstrating the desire to be a girl at age 3.

Her parents placed her in therapy, with the hopes of resolving dysphoria, until age 7. During that time she tried to “behave as a boy”.
At age 9, the child declares herself the female gender and at age 11, she is referred to a “gender identity program”. She has just started male puberty.
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Hey #medtwitter and #medstudenttwitter! A while ago, I gave a #dermatology presentation on the intersection of derm and #trans health.

I learned a lot. So here's a #medthread on some of the takeaways I found most valuable.

Let's start with our transfeminine pts.

Derm can provide a number of facial feminization procedures (FFP): e.g. botox, soft-tissue augmentation.

These FFPs can be more affordable/less invasive than feminizing surgeries such as forehead or mandibular contouring.

Note: tho traditionally considered "cosmetic", these interventions have MATERIAL psychosocial benefits – studies show that facial feminization has a demonstrated positive impact on QoL + mental health outcomes.

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I am a trans woman.
I was born with a vagina.
Yes we exist.
We are an even more vulnerable minority within a minority. We face all the same things as other trans women except many of us also menstruate and are vulnerable to pregnancy /1

We are at even greater risk of sexual and domestic violence than other trans women, but also we are trafficked, sold into marriage as children, and have our genitals mutilated in huge numbers globally /2

#translivesmatter #TransRightsAreHumanRights
We are subject to medical gatekeeping which prevents us from receiving gender affirming surgery, medical science has left us in the dust and surgeons refuse to give us neovaginas simply because we have vaginas.

#trans #translivesmatter
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Take the rule "fresh eggs sink in water, old eggs float."

It's a decent rule of thumb. But as a scientist, you examine this to find out why and determine there's some nuance to it...
Fresh chicken eggs generally sink because the shell and its contents are more dense than fresh water. It's a property of buoyancy. Old eggs generally float, because as the egg ages, it chemically reacts to expand and become less dense.

But it's not cut and dry.
Some eggs just happen to be naturally laid with atypical contents and will always sink and always float, regardless of age.

Some eggs are not chicken eggs and those have their own buoyancy.
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A lot is going on in the subject of #trans rights, possibly due to "TERF" Jess Philips charges

Trouble is it's all anger, no discussion of the issues, and lots of good old fashioned bigotry and taking of sides.

Despite labour Brexit, I'm going to risk neutrality - 3 points:
1. Should the rights of trans be as important as any other minority group?

2. Are there legitimate concerns for cis and trans in equality of status versus of identity?

3. The "real woman" flashpoint.
If 1 & 2 are resolved is this actually about philosophy not rights?
If you're with me and I haven't lit the world on fire,

1. Seems easily solved, the sketchiest review of data says trans are attackes, often more deprived and the victims of sniping by many agendas
I can't see any argument against establishing firm trans rights in law beyond GRA
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THREAD: Yesterday, we saw negative narratives from my #TransHealthEthicsProject interviews with #trans folks re: #healthcare. Most had a mix of both pos & neg. What does good care look like? And what are some tips/guidelines for delivering it? 1/n
#TransAwarenessWeek #bioethics
Let's start w/Simon, whose negative experiences we saw yesterday, including being misgendered and outed by front office staff, especially when he sought Gyn care. I asked all participants to say what would be better--or in fact was better sometimes--than negative experiences. 2/n
Simon said "I think better responses are just, if they’re asking if you’re a new patient starting with
basic things rather than starting with a birthdate, because that kind of breaks it down. It seems
weird but if you start with a birthdate then we can start somewhere..." 3/n
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THREAD: "What words or phrases come to mind when you think about seeking health care?" I asked #trans & #nonbinary folks in #TransHealthEthicsProject. This word cloud shows the overall sense of dismay. The individual responses are a gut punch. 1/n

#TransAwarenessWeek #bioethics
"Do I have to?
Will I die if I don't?
How much is this going to cost?"
"Embarassing. Humiliating. Judgmental."
"Anxiety. Being discovered. Not getting the care that I need. Not being believed. Becoming an experiment."
#TransHealthEthicsProject #TransAwarenessWeek
"Red fucking tape. Money I don't fucking have... difficulty paying for things, and always having to navigate a stupid sea of referrals and bureaucratic BS for getting a damn appointment."
#TransHealthEthicsProject #TransAwarenessWeek
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THREAD:#TransHealthEthicsProject interviews w/#trans folks are "thick" examples of barriers to care described generically in surveys. #doctors & #nurses often say "those patterns are terrible, but how can I know if I am doing it?" #narrativematters #bioethics #TransAwarenessWeek
I used a standardized array of interview questions across 15 hours of interviews with trans folks regarding their experiences seeking health care in the United States, both POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE, to give providers #narrative examples/guidelines on what not to do, AND what to do.
I did the interviews and my research assistants (@BreanneRBurton, Ren Czachor, Jake Richardson, and Harry Silvey) transcribed them so that no unknown persons would have access to the audio. While some participants gave permission to share audio, all permit sharing transcripts.
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#Thread 1of5.
The MetLGBT+ Network is a staff association for colleagues, and we are inclusive of LGBT+. We want inclusivity for all our members, so the Met delivers a more inclusive service to all Londoners.
#Thread 2of5.
We recognise that LGBT+ inclusivity is achieved in a number of ways, and that there is currently considerable discussion about #trans inclusivity. That is why we work closely with other staff associations to ensure the Met’s practices are wholly inclusive.
#Thread 3of5.
A recent tweet, written in personal capacity but from a Network account, misrepresented our position. It caused upset to some; we apologise for that. The person concerned has been dealt with & our processes were quick to identify issue & delete the offending tweet.
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#Academy2019 @AAN_Nursing Keynote on #belonging: Dr. @LisaColemanPhD explains #Diversity (in the room), #Inclusion (being asked to dance), & #Equity (intentional reflection on history & power), & #Belonging: you can disagree about something & you’re still in the group
Dr. @LisaColemanPhD: You can’t have excellence in #innovation *without* #diversity, #inclusion, #equity *AND* #Belonging

Dr. Lin Zhan to Dr. @LisaColemanPhD: How do #nurseleaders acknowledge #implicitbias? Dr. Coleman explains we all have implicit bias. On #microaggressions: Even well-intended words can do harm. #Leaders must assess their own biases AND how they’re operationalized in their orgs.
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Ich mache mal 1 Megathread, um die einzelthreads zu queeren Persönlichkeiten unter #queerhistoryBerlin anzuheften. Alle diese Personen wurden durch Studis in meinem Deutsch-als-Fremdsprache-Kurs "Berlin unterm Regenbogen. LGBTI in Berlin von 1900 bis zur Gegenwart" präsentiert.
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Good morning! Will be tweeting as long as I can last at the #DecrimDC hearing! It’s gonna be a long day and if you want to join in spirit & watch the livestream, link here! #sexwork #rightsnotrescue #housingnothandcuffs
No matter what happens, today is HISTORIC and the work of @DecrimNowDC made this happen. @HIPSDC @NJNP_DC @SafeSpacesDC and many other groups are immeasurable. It’s truly a win. This moment is a win.
@councilofdc opens w @charlesallen setting an ask for respect and the necessity of this debate. @JackEvansWard2 gives some history on the issue in DC & approaches to prostitution - all rely on policing, inc “creative solutions” which were considered unconstitutionally harsh
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just published a long but thorough piece: "Making Sense of #Autogynephilia Debates." It's an "explainer" that makes several novel points. here's the "friend link" (no paywall) – pls share & give lots of "claps" (up to 50!) so others will see it!… #trans
1st two sections are reviews of arguments & evidence against #autogynephilia theory (old hat for some). the novel part is the last section, where I explain the many underlying rationales & ideologies that lead ppl to find the theory compelling, despite lack of scientific validity
...I will share excerpts from the piece on this thread tomorrow, so stay tuned! in the meantime, if you appreciate this work, and the fact that I make pieces like this freely available, please consider supporting me on Patreon!…
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Next up — our home-state senator @KamalaHarris! #EqualityTownHall #PowerOfOurPride
.@KamalaHarris sharing her story of the ‘Winter of Love’ weddings she performed back in 2004 always gets me. 🥰 #EqualityTownHall #PowerOfOurPride
.@KamalaHarris on #Prop8 fight: “Any one day in the life of someone who is denied justice is a very long time.” #EqualityTownHall #PowerOfOurPride
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1/Short thread alert.

On Sept. 20, a transgender woman was shot six times on the streets of Dallas. For more than a week, we didn't know who she was or how she was faring.… #txlege #LGBT #LGBTQ Cc @LaVendrickS
@LaVendrickS 2/When a 29-year-old man was arrested for the shooting, the affidavit gave us some more details about the crime. In it, the transgender woman said the man who shot her said homo/trans-phobic things.

But I still didn't know who she was.… #txlege #LGBT
@LaVendrickS 3/ The arrest affidavit included a name for the victim. But we knew that probably wasn't the one she used. We didn't include it in our reporting.

Instead, we wrote a longer piece about the most recent attack and anti-trans violence in Texas.… #txlege
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The problem w current #trans writers is they avoid talking abt practical matters, like what healthcare model is best for us & what HRT can do—not just fat redistribution but also psychology, behavior & sexuality. Even w/o SRS, I orgasm the female way, capable of multiple orgasms.
Instead, they focus on abstract, theoretical stuff that won't help ppl understand us. I suspect it's bc they're afraid of offending NBs & trans ppl who opt out of HRT. But the fact I mentioned is the best argument that sex *can* indeed change, at least to a considerable extent.
Take @JuliaSerano for an example. She writes in a verbose style & seems to be fond of coining one-ff acronyms that only serve to confuse ppl. If the goal of your writing is to make ppl understand us, you want to do it concise & to the point—not the way current trans writers do.
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SHE'S HERE! #ElizabethWarren takes the stage. #theMajorityRules
Tune in NOW:
When #ElizabethWarren was urged to run for Senate, she was also told she couldn't win.

"If a woman doesn't run, I guarantee a woman will never win. You won't get what you won't fight for." — @ewarren #theMajorityRules
@ewarren .@ewarren made sure she did two things every day:
— She found a group of people to talk about what's important and why she's in the fight.
— Every time she met a little girl, she'd tell her "Hello, my name is Elizabeth, and I'm running for Senate because that's what girls do."
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Morsiuskväärinä parhaan ystävän häissä eilen. Oli ihania, liikuttavia ja kauniita hetkiä runsaasti. Mutta #trans-/muunsukupuolisena cishet-häissä oli myös haastavaa. Ketju cw #transfobia, seksuaalinen häirintä
Kun ilolientä oli kulunut tarpeeksi myöhäisillasta, eräs sukulaissetämies lähestyi minua. ”Mitä sä niinku edustat?”. Nauran kiusaantuneena. Itteäni? Morsiusseuruetta? Vastaan, että oletan, että kyseessä #sukupuoli-kysymys. Kuulemma on.
Kerron olevani muunsp. Setä lässyttää kaikenlaista ja sitten alkaa kiinnittämään huomiota pieneen partaani - ja siihen, että hänen mielestään se ei ole linjassa kauniin meikatun naamani kanssa. Hän haluaa suudella minua, haluaa kuulemma ”tuntea sängen”.
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