#mtleg is discussing HB112 right now, issuing an amendment.
proposal to take out all of the garbage background info from anti-trans advocates, conveniently after it was read and digested. passed... all this is out.
Katie Ledecky is being brought up - and her performances are being compared to men. LET'S BE CLEAR: Montana's HB112 is not about elite Olympian men competing against elite Olympian women.
HB112 is about high school trans athletes, which Montana high school athletic association says there have been none they know of. And in college, there has been one that Montana has acknowledged. HB112 is addressing a problem that does not exist.

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26 Jan
🚨 IOWA: yesterday Iowa introduced HF 184, what I think is the WORST, most HORRENDOUS anti-trans bill targeting transgender student-athletes. Here's why it's awful:
(THREAD) #ialeg
Iowa HF 184, being billed as a "Save Women's Sports Act," would require student-athletes to participate in sports based on biological sex. This is similar to other bills introduced this year & last, but Iowa goes above & beyond in who they are targeting. #ialeg
Iowa HF 184 defines an “educational institution” as any public or accredited non-public school, regents institution, community college, or any other institution of higher education that is a member of the @NCAA or @NJCAA. It specifically names both NCAA & NJCAA. #ialeg
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1 Nov 19
YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS: Today the Trump administration announced it will allow anti-LGBTQ discrimination in all grants from

Removing a requirement that recipients of grants from HHS enforce nondiscrimination rules that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity will allow adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ people & still get federal funding. 2/
Removing a requirement that recipients of grants from HHS enforce nondiscrimination rules that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity will allow foster care agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ people & still get federal funding. 3/
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5 Sep 19
JOURNALISTS: when you're writing a piece about a transgender person, it is unnecessary to use their former name (if they changed their name). That's called "dead-naming."

"Dead-naming" is when someone says or publishes the name a transperson used prior to transition. 1/13
Not only is dead-naming unnecessary, but it's also bad practice and incredibly disrespectful. It's a way to sensationalize a story and to position trans people constantly as "other." 2/13
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25 Jun 19
Not all trans people take hormones.
Not every trans person has surgery.
Not all trans people change their names, pronouns, or ID.
Not every trans person hates their body.
Trans folks can be non-binary.

There's not just one way or a single "right" way to transition.
Transgender is a gender identity and not a sexual orientation.
Trans people can be straight, gay, bisexual, or any other sexual orientation.
It is inappropriate to ask a trans person who they sleep with, if they've "had the surgery," or how they have sex.
Transgender is an "umbrella term" meant to encompass many more specific identities.
FTM, MTF, transman, transwoman, gender queer, gender fluid, gender-expansive, non-binary & two-spirit fall under the umbrella.
Not every trans person will identify w/ one/some of those.
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Suicide is the second leading cause of death among teenagers and young adults aged between 10 and 34 in the US.
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42 percent of non-binary adolescents & 30 percent of trans female teens had attempted suicide, according to the study.
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3 Sep 18
The @AFL recently released a new gender policy for transgender athletes - and it clearly discriminates against transgender women. 1/
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The AFL policy requires transathletes to submit data pertaining to certain physical statistics & tests to determine if a trans woman is eligible to play. This includes height, weight, bench press 1RM, squat 1RM, 20m sprint time, vertical jump, and a 2 kilometre run time. 3/
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