Everything we say gets twisted by cis people who hate us.

“Trans people broadly aren’t considered viable sexual partners”


“Trans people want to coerce people into sex, rapists!”

“We need access to certain public spaces, public toilets, abuse refuges, the same as everyone else”


“You want to open the door to every sex offender/commit sexual offences yourself”
“JK Rowling is arguing that Trans people shouldn’t be allowed to access certain public spaces because they are trans”


“You are attacking a woman for having opinions!”
“Rosie Duffield keeps doing transphobic shit”


“You are attacking a woman for having opinions!”
“Graham Linehan genuinely believes that trans surgeries are on the same level as Nazi atrocities”


“How dare you, he is a hero who defends women!”
“I am a woman. I am a transgender woman”


“How dare you, you are erasing women!”
“I am a man. I am a transgender man”


“No you are not. You are a victim of misogyny, you are deluded”
“I am non-binary.”


“That doesn’t exist, how dare you erase women/you are a victim of misogyny”
“The Trans community has a huge problem. Suicidal ideation/behaviours are endemic due to how hard it is to be trans “


“How dare you weaponise suicide, that’s abusive”
“Please use these pronouns…”


“How dare you. This is gaslighting/abusive!”
“Could you please not call me/us that?”


“How dare you take away my right to freedom of speech!”
“Trans men are men, Trans women are women, non binary people are a thing”


“It’s 1984! They want to change what words mean, they are authoritarian!”
“Can we just…”


“How dare you silence those who you don’t agree with!”
Being a trans person in the U.K (and in other places) being trans is to be constantly gas lighted by most of the media, the government and many more. And they are enabled by thousands who profit from it in some way or just don’t care.
And somehow we are the ones who are portrayed as abusive, coercive and ideologically authoritarian.

We aren’t the ones telling people who they are and that they are inherently dangerous because of who they are.

We aren’t the ones with a goddam media empire backing us
We aren’t the ones who profit from demonising us.

We aren’t the ones who are backed by the far right.

We aren’t the ones arguing for breaking up the LGBT+ community, which only became a community at all because we all survive in a cis/het world.
In time, more cis folks will wake up to this truth.

But in the meantime, never ever stop advocating for our needs.

No matter how much those needs will be twisted.

Because all this is about shutting us up and making us go away.

Don’t shut up and don’t go away.

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4 Sep
Maybe cis people, famous or not, need to really think about what JK Rowling actually said and maybe ask why trans people would be so angry

We didn't attack her because of a 'difference in opinion'

She told the world that we shouldn't be allowed in certain public spaces

It has been over a year and still random journalists are asking random famous people for their opinion on the whole JK anti trans stuff and STILL this same line gets trotted out

"The attacks on JK Rowling just for having an opinion, ghastly"

They never look at what she said.
So here it is, what she said boiled down from 4k words to...some words but less...

Trans women shouldn't be allowed in single sex spaces
Trans men, adorable but probably deluded and autistic
Trans kids aren't real
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1 Aug
I have been at a location where asylum seekers are placed to wait until the home office deals with their applications to remain in the UK. I have talked to many residents and talked a lot with a transgender resident. Here is a thread about what I have seen, been told and thought
The one thing that is universal amongst residents I’ve talked to is the food being awful. I was told that they bring in food and it is often served cold. A diabetic resident told me that the food makes them sick and they get no help to manage their condition
Here is tonight’s dinner. It’s not great. It was served cold. It went uneaten. It looked worse in person…
Read 21 tweets
1 Aug
James Esses was intending and may have already abused trans children by trying to stop them being trans.

He was studying to become a conversion therapist. He used to work at childline.

His uni has binned him. Childline also

Remember his name. Fight him when he tries something.
He is raising funds to take his former uni to court for (correctly) giving him the boot.

This guy is trying to become the Maya Forstater of conversion therapy for trans kids.

We have to fight him on every level of that happens

We got to protect our kids from him and his ghouls
This goes deep with me.

I know it must go deep with you too.

We were all trans kids.

Time to show them what it really looks like to safeguard children.
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30 Jul
CN: Cis dominance of trans identities & defining our needs

Lots of cis people regularly do the above. Have no idea what I’m talking about? Here is a thread of examples from my life so you understand

And remember, I’m a trans woman. Compared to non-binary folks I’m lucky
My first GIC appointment:

Was told I wouldn’t get HRT unless I came out to my father. Family I was out to were against me ever coming out to him. I had to choose, risk crossing my family, or medicine.

The clinic needed this to see “commitment” from me

My word wasn’t enough
Telephone banking:

Online bank authenticator had bust. Called for a new one. My voice ‘didn’t fit the profile’ (wrong pitch). Fraud team locked the account. Tried to tell them there was a note on my account to avoid this issue. They didn’t believe me

My word wasn’t enough
Read 18 tweets
10 Jul
The trans moral panic of the last 5 years isn’t exceptional. It’s actually society working as it always has

Here is a thread where I explain how

CN Images of the far right, ableist, racist, homophobic, islamophobic travellerphobic transphobic newspaper front pages and terrorism
When I was born the HIV epidemic was killing so many people in the U.K. and around the world. The press vilified those who were dying. The government acted by making it illegal for teachers to say being gay is okay.

That was the gay moral panic of the 80’s/90’s/00’s
When I went to school, college then uni I saw that Immigrants & refugees, whether they were Asian, African, Middle Eastern, they were all also vilified in the press. Their very presence was framed as theft. It still is. That was a thing long before I was born. It never stopped
Read 23 tweets
9 Jul
New Podcast, and it is a big one.

Listen to it on the usual apps or you can listen to it here: whatthetrans.com/ep66/

There is so much in this episode....SO MUCH

Here is a thread breaking it down
We got a Department of Health and Social care document through an FOI that shows:

Dr Michael Brady was NOT responsible for GRA reform being binned, and suggests Liz Truss NEVER considered de-medicalising the process

"No 10/GEO officials" don't believe trans youths are trans.
We look at what has occurred in the states (the Wi Spar horror show) and go over information put out by @trans_safety, The LA Blade and the Scottish Herald to look at just how the UK news media assists the far right with its transphobia
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