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This week on LGBTQ Twitter: Inspiration for the fight to protect our kids

This week on LGBTQ Twitter: Inspiration for the fight to protect our kids
Gay Missouri State Rep. Ian Mackey called out State Rep. Chuck Basye  for his support of a bill that would that would allow school districts to discriminate against trans students.Photo: Video screenshot

Sometimes, it feels like the hits just keep coming. So we looked to LGBTQ Twitter to find some motivation and inspiration to keep us moving forward.

First things first, let’s get the facts correct.

Related: This week in LGBTQ Twitter: Clapping back at Marjorie Taylor Greene’s transphobia

Julia Serrano speaks out on the so-called “transgender social contagion” and the tendency of some media outlets to refer to it like it’s something other than anti-transgender propaganda.

Related link: Here are the 15 dumbest theories about what makes people transgender

College gymnast Mia Takekawa, who is competing at the NCAA Women’s Championships in Forth Worth, speaks out in support of trans athletes.

Gay Missouri Rep. Ian Mackey (D) called out state Rep. Chuck Basye (R) for his support of a bill that would that would allow school districts to discriminate against trans students. Mackey brought up his colleague’s gay brother, who Rep. Basye had previously described as being hesitant to come out to his family.

“If I were your brother, I’d be afraid to tell you, too. I was afraid of people like you growing up,” Mackey said. “Gentlemen, I’m not afraid of you anymore. Because you’re gonna lose.”

Trans activist (and Drag Race alum) Miss Peppermint tells it like it is in conversation with Sander Jennings, brother of trans rights activist and actress Jazz Jennings.

Looking for a wholesome hashtag rabbit hole? Check out #Letters4TransKids, a campaign started by trans journalist Ina Fried to help show support for transgender youth.

Letters are coming in from multiple sources including healthcare providers like Dr. Scott Hadland.

 

Human Rights Campaign President Joni Madison also joined in.

Even hockey player Kurtis Gabriel.

Something about the handwritten notes makes the message seem all the more personal. What’s your message to trans youth?

 

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