The hashtag that grew fastest on Twitter in LGBTQ community this year is “#transrightsarehumanrights”

The hashtag that grew fastest on Twitter in LGBTQ community this year is “#transrightsarehumanrights”
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J.K. Rowling recently said that she believes people agree with her transphobic opinions, but they’re just “afraid to speak up” on them. “Many are afraid to speak up because they fear for their jobs and even for their personal safety… this climate of fear serves nobody well, least of all trans people,” she claimed.

Well, it turns out that people are definitely speaking up more about trans issues this year than before. They’re just not saying what Rowling likes: The hashtag #transrightsarehumanrights was one of the top-growing hashtags in the LGBTQ community on Twitter in the year of 2020, exploding in usage by a whopping 557 percent.

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Similarly, usage of the hashtags #translivesmatter became more popular than last year by 113 percent. #allblacklivesmatter, typically use to emphasize and include Black LGBTQ+ lives that are sometimes excluded in mainstream media or by anti-LGBTQ supporters, grew by 112 percent. #blacktranslivesmatter, highlighting struggles and violence facing Black trans people, grew by 108 percent.

In a year where the community began relying on online spaces more than ever, the hashtag #LGBTQ grew by 49 percent. The usage of the rainbow emoji went up by 20 percent, the social network announced in its annual “Year on Twitter” data release.

Other hashtags that went up in usage during 2020 included #indigenouslivesmatter, which went up by 84 percent, #mentalhealth by 18 percent, and #blackmentalhealth by 19 percent.

The most used hashtags of the year were #COVID19, #BlackLivesMatter, and #StayHome.

There were other LGBTQ highlights from the Year on Twitter global data research published by the company. The Netflix documentary Tiger King, featuring now-out star Carole Baskin, was the most tweeted about streaming show in the United States, second-most tweeted show after ESPN’s The Last Dance, and the ninth overall TV show tweeted about in all of the world.

Bisexual rapper Cardi B was the sixth-most tweeted about musician of the year.

Overall, the year’s most liked, retweeted, and quote-tweeted post was the announcement that Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman had passed away. It is also the most liked tweet of all time.

Here are some recent highlights from the #transrightsarehumanrights hashtag.

Editor’s Note: This story previously reported that all of the data represented totals across all of Twitter’s usage. The data in fact only represents the changes within the LGBTQ+ community. We regret the error.

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