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Can somebody remind the #EqualityNetwork that their £275,000p/a they get from #ScotGov is for LGBT+not
TTTT+T,they already get full & separate funding for their*PROJECT*"Scottish Trans Alliance"(£200,000)so WHY r they co-opting #Pride for their single issue? Lies!Not a T rally!
The Equality Network Funding received from the Scottish Government . What do they actually do for intersex people? They barely mention them.
Source : gov.scot/publications/e…
Scottish Transgender Alliance funding
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Here at the rally in support of trans rights, in response to @ubc allowing Jenn Smith to host an anti-SOGI talk on campus. Reporting for @starvancouver. Hosted by @BcFamilies4.
Folks are preparing now to go attend and disrupt Jenn Smith’s talk
At the front doors
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So, yesterday's anger over @NicolaSturgeon and @S_A_Somerville betrayal of trans people over #GRAReform has crystallised into white-hot fury

Yet again we've seen another Government ignore the voices of the trans community in favour of cis voices who don't have the first...

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clue what it's like to be trans and unable to gain easy access to the basic human right of legal recognition via a simple, permissive process

The claim was made that 60% of people supported a self-declaration system for obtaining a GRC, but this is false

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Trans respondents overwhelming supported (from memory >90%) a self-declaration model and, as we are the only people able to obtain a GRC, our voices should have been given weight. Instead the @theSNP decided that cisgender voices should, for some unknown reason, have...

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People wonder why I'd want to appear--especially appear naked--on an unscripted documentary series (aka "Reality TV"), when #trans people have had so many negative experiences in the media, our stories given shallow treatments and exploited for dramatic effect. 1/?
But if I'm honest, I wasn't drawn to appearing on @NakedAndAfraid despite the nudity requirement--it was an alluring feature.

I felt, as a trans guy, that stripping down would be a relief, a way to get it over with & just finally say the unsayable, widely and publicly.
So often our bodies are under scrutiny, spoken or unspoken -- whether at work, at the doctor's office, around the family of a love interest, etc.

People seem to think your junk is their business. But always on their terms.
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Your Friday #thread

So, as people who've been following the news over the past 18 months or so will know, there's been a severe uptick in violence in the UK against #LGBT+ people

And this hasn't come out of nowhere

This is the inevitable result of the...

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rhetoric used by #TERFs, and their allies in the far-right, including the religious far-right, who #TERFs are perfectly happy to work hand-in-hand with

Here's the thing. #TERFs are perfectly happy to work with the...

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pinknews.co.uk/2019/01/31/tra…
religious far-right, but refuse to accept that they are just being used

They are being used to block rights for #LGBT people in the US...

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1. #Obama #Clinton created massive destabilization in Syria Then for no reason #Clinton ordered the destruction of Libya which was the only place holding back #terrorists etc from flooding #Europe After Gaddafi was slaughtered Libya went into meltdown It opened the floodgates for
2. #terrorists & #Immigrants which destabilized Libya even more They then flooded into Europe & the dictators also known as the #UN demanded countries take them in This was also pushed by #Radical #vile people like #GeorgeSoros & many other #Globalists Citizens were horrified and
3. complained & the political leaders & #media called those sovereign citizens #Radicals #FarRight #WhiteSupremacists #Racists then they'd find one nut who was one or all of that & do as many hit pieces on that person or small group as they could then #RadicalFeminism appeared
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Happy Pride month! I’m a trans grad student who started transitioning he summer between graduating UG and starting a PhD program. Here’s a thread on things to keep in mind when considering the recruitment of #trans students. #AcademicTwitter #ChemTwitter 1/20
For REUs:
Does your program provide housing? How is it broken up? Chances are it’s by legal sex. Are you putting this information where applicants can see it? Would trans applicants be able to room with their actual gender, not just the one on paper? Could they room alone? 2/n
Rooming alone isn’t always ideal from both standpoints (to school, more money, to students, isolation), but it might be the preferred option depending on school rules and the “oh jeez, will my assigned roommate hate trans people & be potentially hostile to me for 8-10 weeks.” 3/n
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This #PrideMonth please remember that if your Pride event isn’t accessible, affordable, & inviting to trans people, non-binary folks & people of color then it’s not for the entire LBGTQIA community.
This means wheelchair accessibility. This means ASL interpreters. This means NO COPS. This means gender neutral restrooms. This means hosts who don’t make racist, sexist, ableist, transphobic, fatphobic or classist jokes.
Vet your venue. Vet your people. Make Pride great for all of us. Except straight people. Pride isn’t for straight people. (I mean, you can come I guess, but I’m not interested in making Pride comfortable for heteros. Don’t @ me on this)
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Smug @SecretaryCarson & the occupant of the @WhiteHouse are brutalizing our communities on an almost hourly basis. As we approach #PrideMonth, it is our collective responsibility to uplift our #trans brothers & sisters in the face of these cruel policies time.com/5595474/donald…
This hateful proposed rule will endanger the lives of trans people—particularly trans people of color— who disproportionately experience homelessness, putting them at risk of physical & sexual violence.
Carson unveiled this proposed rule ONE DAY after he sat before @RepWexton & assured us that #HUD would not eliminate the 2012 Equal Access Rule, which bars federal housing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity
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A couple weeks ago, some straight white dude dropped me this link as his "scientific" reference to justify his presumption that #trans women hold intrinsic advantages over cis women in sport. At that time, I just skimmed it cuz I was in an awful pain flare
Now that I've read it closely and watched the embedded videos, I find it pretty laughable. The article is mostly about the personal statement by some MMA fighter -- who obviously held a grudge over #FallonFox cuz she was defeated -- and some other woman calling Fallon a "man".
As for the embedded videos, they're even worse. One is a propaganda by #PragerU -- a conservatism outlet on YouTube -- which intentionally ignores the facts that all trans women athletes are on HRT for life and that committees have very strict standards about who can be admitted.
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public service announcement: we are now living through the biggest anti-#trans backlash since the 1970s. it's been going on since at least 2016. it's not just Republicans or evangelicals – it's coming from numerous fronts. & most cis people seem entirely oblivious to it...
...I should really be working on a different piece I'm on deadline for. but this has been on my mind a lot today. I can't tell you how many cis friends I've talked to over the last two years, who know I'm a trans writer & activist, and will ask how that's all going...
...and I'll be like "actually quite awful!" and I will tell them about TERF harassment & mass reporting online, or how not a day goes by with out the UK press publishing between 1 to 5 transphobic op-eds, or how transphobes are now rebranding themselves as "skeptics"...
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1/ Short thread 🎖️

Today, we piggybacked on @thedailytexan story about a #UT student who says he lost his ROTC scholarship due to Trump's ban on #transgender troops.
Since then, we've found out some more details.

dallasnews.com/news/higher-ed… #LGBT #LGBTQ #trans
2/ Map Pesqueira, 19, told @thedailytexan he lost a three-year scholarship he'll begin receiving next school year because he has taken steps to medically transition.

We reached out to the DoD for comment.

dailytexanonline.com/2019/04/16/ut-… #txlege #LGBT #LGBTQ
3/ The DoD told us they were not aware of Pesqueira's case.

But a spokesperson told me the new "policy states that anyone enrolled in ROTC for the upcoming academic year falls under the 2016 policy." Seemingly, this means Pesqueira could keep his scholarship.

So what gives?
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MONSTER THREAD: US President Donald Trump’s transgender military ban went into force at the start of this month. It is predicated on a number of false premises, but chiefly: that trans servicepeople are a burden to the US military; and that trans identities are illegitimate. 1/
I’d like to deal with both of these propositions, as well as why this development should be alarming for anyone — even those who have taken a more ambivalent stance because they don’t support what Eisenhower once called the ‘military-industrial complex.’ 2/
First, to the idea of a burden. I’m not going to deal too much with the actual costs, though Trump has made much of the fact that trans people are ‘too expensive’ for the Pentagon. This he even claimed in his first tweets proposing the ban. 3/
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My grandfather was a soldier in World War II. My family has a history of military service.

The normalization of racial supremacy, the encouragement of it by some political leaders as a path to power, isn’t just abhorrent, it is a threat to our peace & to our communities.

#yegcc
As we mark the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide let me say:

- how easy it is to stoke economic fear and pair it with racial fear. We have history to prove it. We know that road.

- Canada is not immune. We must always be on guard for the small wedge that opens the door.
Atrocity may explode like a powder keg, but it’s never the big event that is the cause, that’s just the effect.

Like the frog in the pot of increasingly heating water, it’s the prejudices, hate & fear that are allowed to spread & given platforms that lead to the boiling point.
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A few minutes ago I had to witness someone nitpicking whether #HRT is harmless for #trans youth. So now we're gonna have a conversation abt the way HRT is discussed when it comes to #transgender youth. And by 'conversation' I mean 'IT'S TIME FOR MANDY'S OPINION.'

A thread. 1/
I begin by saying I'm biased. because our daughter was suicidal before she came out and began HRT, and since she's been on HRT, she's back to her usual acerbic, delightful, caring self. 2/
No medication is 'harmless.' Birth control is not 'harmless.' Tylenol is not 'harmless.' My anti-migraine medication is not 'harmless,' but I couldn't function without it. 3/
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Right, so buckle up: this is going to be a long thread about #trans representation in the media, trans responses to said media, and some thoughts on what we're doing wrong and what we could do right.

Ready? Okay.
There are two facts which are staggeringly apparent in the online UK #trans landscape at the moment:

1. The mainstream media is still in a transphobic backlash, and it's been getting nastier and more dangerous every month.
2. In our online communities - twitter and facebook in particular - we are spending WAY more time and attention responding to and magnifying these instances of backash than we are in promoting not only our successes, but even mildly positive or neutral works.
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Hey, #cisgender #LGB people.

Are you wondering why you woke up this morning to suddenly find #Section28 in the news and trending on Twitter?

Because if you are, that means that yet again you either chose not to listen to #trans people, or chose to ignore us, when we...

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told you this was happening.

No - really.

Here's the receipts, and that's just from what I've posted on it:

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It's *women* getting "Notorious" handles! #RBG anyone? Desus gave @AOC the title on @SHODesusAndMero On-the-floor 🤣. This is as close as I'll get to #Notorious but we *are* synching to @TokyoDiiva & @scottyrebel and they *are* from the #Bronx! 💯 bit.ly/WhitePowderPerm
#WhitePowderPerm writers include @JustinTranter @colewhittle @bigdannygrip, & Stevy Pyne vimeo.com/91665934 , formerly @preciousweapons. Pyne directed. Love these guys a lot! Justin's a collector of SierraPecheur.com sculpture. She's synching with me. Old school fun‼️
NOTORIOUS B.I.G. – #Notorious series. Shot this after seeing #SpiderVerse with my best movie friend, @iamsheadiamond. No one is more fun to go to the #movies with than this #transbeauty. #womenrule #LGBTQ #trans
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THREAD: Re #MartinaNavratilova arguing that it's unfair for trans-women to compete in women’s sport, this is just one of a number of stories that seep into the debate - or lack of - on the redefinition of the Gender Recognition Act. The new GRA, will allow people

@Martina
to 'identify' as a sex, which means, for example, anyone would be able to access women’s & girls’ private, formerly single-sex, spaces—toilets, changing rooms, rape-crisis centres etc. by simply saying they identify as a woman. To be explicitly clear, this isn't about
being anti-trans, or denigrating the trans community, which has, and still does, face some of the most toxic and unacceptable abuse. It's about one group being given a platform that affects the lives of another group, without any opportunity for debate. And it's a legitimate
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a periodic reminder that I have a Patreon if you wish to support my work & writings. for as little as $1 per month! at higher pledge levels, you may be eligible for rewards, such as free eBooks or signed copies of any of my previous books... patreon.com/juliaserano/ov…
Patreon is basically what allows me to write pieces that most mainstream news & media outlets wouldn't allow me to publish – for example, my latest: Origins of "Social Contagion" and "Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria" juliaserano.blogspot.com/2019/02/origin… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ
many other Patreon-supported essays can be found on my Medium page. unlike many Medium pieces, none of these are monetized (thanks to my patrons), so read as many as you want & freely share them with others! medium.com/@juliaserano/l… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #feminism #activism
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brand new piece! it's more of a massive timeline than an essay: Origins of "Social Contagion" and "Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria"... juliaserano.blogspot.com/2019/02/origin… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #health #healthcare #children #psychology
...for those who'd prefer a TL;DR (it is very long), here is the summary of the piece... #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #health #healthcare #children #psychology
...I will share more excerpts from the piece tomorrow. But in the meantime, feel free to share it with others. And if you appreciate this work, and the fact that I make pieces like this for FREE, please consider supporting me on Patreon! patreon.com/juliaserano/ov…
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As California attorney general, Kamala Harris declined to defend California’s ban on same-sex marriage Proposition 8 in court.
Kamala Harris along side of us in Pride. #LGBT #queerpol
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So, the past few weeks has seen a growing public awareness in the UK of how the far-right, especially the religious far-right, in the US likes to operate, and likes to use willing, if witless, pawns to do their bidding.

The name that's been making the headlines recently...

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is The #Heritage #Foundation. But what, exactly, does The Heritage Foundation espouse? What is it's driving ideological foci?

And the answer to that, if you care one iota for women, or for LGBTQI+ people, is grim to say the least.

This is an organisation that states:

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On SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Laws):

"SOGI laws are about forcing all Americans to embrace—and live out—certain beliefs about human sexuality. They are not about protecting the freedom of people to live as LGBT, but about coercing everyone else to...

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