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1/ Even since the Compton's Cafeteria Riot in 1966, #transgender people have been fighting a losing battle to gain acceptance and...
2/ ...#equality in our country. Our progress is hampered time and time again by misinformation and mischaracterization by politicians,...
3/ ...many religious groups, and the media.
4/ Because of this, we find it offensive when cisgender people use the word "#tranny". It reduces us to a punchline. It reminds people of...
5/ ...the golden days of Jerry Springer or the Bud Light Ladies' Night commercials when men in drag were often the only representation...
6/ ...that #transgender people had in the media. "#Tranny" is often one of the last words a transgender person may hear before they are...
7/ ...brutally assaulted or murdered. If we hear this word in public, there's not a one of us that will not react out of terror that we...
8/ ...are about to lose our life.
9/ As states and municipalities labor to implement Gender Identity/Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Ordinances to prevent transgender...
10/ ...people from being turned away from housing, employment, and public accommodations, time and time again the argument against...
11/ ...devolves into “men in a dress using the women’s bathroom”. #Transgender people are demonized and vilified as perverts, mentally...
12/ ...unstable, and worse, pedophiles.
13/ On November 20 each year, the #transgender community and their allies remember all of the transgender people that have fallen victim...
14/ murder because of public fears and stereotypes propagated by ill-conceived rhetoric and comedic efforts such as this.
15/ Countless more are brutalized.
16/ Please understand, when you use the word "#tranny" as an insult or a make transgender people the punchline of your joke, you may be...
17/ ...dying of laughter, but #transgender are just dying...and you’re helping kill them.

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