Yesterday was #DetransAwarenessDay, a day that should have highlighted unity between trans and detrans people for collective liberation.

Unfortunately, as the day progressed, it became evident that the initiative was uplifted by groups that reinforce systematic oppression.
We watched as practitioners or advocates of conversion therapy advertised themselves, trolls circulated trans-antagonistic memes, and even "positive" coverage from white nationalist media.

None of this benefits trans, detrans, or gender non-conforming people seeking health care.
What is more troubling is the fact that when said white nationalist coverage was brought to the organizers' attention, and they were asked to take a stand against it, we got dismissive responses.

As individuals who such groups seek to eliminate, this response is unacceptable.
This pattern is unfortunately one that HLN organizer Lee Leveille predicted in 2020 when s/he resigned as founding Vice President of GCCAN. Co-optation is dangerous to health liberation, especially when it involves fascist creep.

Full transcript: Email titled "Official resignation from GCCAN" sen
For this reason, we've opened up a new on-going initiative. This space is open to all trans, detrans, gender non-conforming and questioning people who seek solidarity across all experiences of systematic oppression.…
Please share this initiative widely. It's up to all of us to stand together and oppose organized transphobia that would fuck us all over. Unity and mutual support is stronger than hate. Let's create a better future for us all.

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10 Mar
Many thanks to @bloodandt3rf for this critically timed podcast. We truly appreciate all the energy our comrades across the pond have been putting into building bridges with US organizers to combat organized transphobia.

We’re here, we’re seeing it, and working our asses off.
Also a big thank you to @HarryJosieGiles for permission to mirror her Medium post mentioned in this podcast. American viewers looking for resistance strategies can find a copy here:…
On that note, if there’s stuff in here that speaks to you and you’re worried about healthcare, reach out to us! HLN is piecing together archived intel, informative analysis of different groups and their networks of influence, and resistance strategies you can use on the ground.
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