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:…
Tonight, we're honored & proud to say that @MaraKeisling is the guest of @RepDebHaaland, a great ally & friend to the transgender community:
There are at least *7* transgender people in attendance tonight. Importantly, six are current or former members of the armed services. We thank them for their bravery, and pledge to remain alongside them as they fight the unjust #TransMilitaryBan. #SOTU
More on those amazing servicemembers, from the @WashBlade: #SOTU #ProtectTransTroops…
As President Trump makes his way through the House floor, let's take a moment to reflect on all the attacks he threw our way in 2018, and how we proved to him—and his entire administration—that transgender people #WontBeErased:…
President Trump is now calling for bipartisanship and unity, but at the same time he advances policies opposed by members on both sides of the aisle and by the majority of Americans—policies like the #TransMilitaryBan, opposed by 70% of Americans. #SOTU
The moon is cool, Mr. President, and so is Buzz Aldrin—but did you know that Jupiter is trans?…
This is right on, and we couldn't have said it better.
157 million people at work, per @realDonaldTrump. That's a big number. Let's keep as many of those people as possible in their jobs by passing the #EqualityAct and making sure no one can lose their job for who they are or who they love.

If you're serious about it, anyway. #SOTU
President Trump keeps talking about "winning" as a country. We should compare notes, because our definition of winning doesn't include condoning discrimination against #LGBTQ people & making it harder for survivors of sexual assault to seek justice. #SOTU…
No doctor should be able to turn a patient away for who they are or what they look like. We'll be working overtime w/partners to #ProtectTransHealth from the President's attacks. #SOTU
Our justice system does need reform, but we cannot trust a President who makes incarceration *EVEN MORE DANGEROUS* for transgender people to do it. #SOTU…
Now, we're turning to immigration. Despite his insistence, the President's demonization of immigrants as violent is FALSE. In 2015, a study by @theNASciences found "...the presence of large numbers of immigrants seems to LOWER crime rates.” #SOTU…
Remember: President Trump created a humanitarian crisis with policies that hurt people fleeing from violence and persecution. People like Roxsana Hernandez, who died in @ICEgov custody: #SOTU…
The President's invocation of sexual assault among those fleeing to the United States to escape persecution, while also actively attacking the rights of survivors of campus sexual assault to seek justice, is frankly disgusting. Migrants are not pawns. Neither are students. #SOTU
It is not illegal to seek asylum in the United States.
It is not illegal to seek asylum in the United States.
It is not illegal to seek asylum in the United States.
It is not illegal to seek asylum in the United States.
It is not illegal to seek asylum in the United States.
We've now moved on to discussing health care. Remember, the Trump administration has been pushing since the very beginning to strip non-discrimination protections from the #ACA. We'll never stop working to #ProtectTransHealth.…
President Trump claims he's committed to ending the spread of HIV, but he has spent the past two years attacking the communities most impacted by it. #SOTU…
According to new CDC data, around a quarter of transgender women are living with HIV. Real lives are at stake. If the President was serious about stopping HIV, he wouldn’t have fired every member of his own Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS: #SOTU…
As President Trump launches another full-scale assault on access to reproductive health care, a reminder that we ALWAYS stand with our friends at @PPFA. #SOTU…
The silence is... noticeable. President Trump is quick to laud service members, unless they're transgender. #SOTU #ProtectTransTroops
President Trump's silence about his attacks on transgender troops continues. #ProtectTransTroops #SOTU
Whew. That was a long one.

Now, let's very briefly review what @realDonaldTrump DIDN'T talk about:
Pres. Trump didn't talk about his anti-trans & anti-#LGBTQ judicial nominees. One of them, Matthew Kacsmaryk, has claimed that trans identities are a “delusion.” His nomination is before the Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Call your Senators: (202) 224-3121 #SOTU
The President didn't say a single word about the #TransMilitaryBan. Here’s the truth you won't face, @realdonaldtrump: Senior leaders from all five branches of the military have spoken out against it, including former Navy secretary Ray Mabus: #SOTU…
If you've read this far: Thank you for spending the evening with us. We need your help to continue fighting back against President Trump & his ongoing assault on trans rights. Please consider donating an amount meaningful to you:
Still awake? Still with us? Head on over to Facebook & check out @MaraKeisling's #FacebookLive about the #SOTU:…
One final thought: If you listened to the #SOTU and are scared about what's happening, if you're worried about the things the President has done to attack transgender people, or immigrants, or women, please know you're not alone. We've got your back.

Good night.
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