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Twitter denizens got the hashtag #TransMenAreMen trending on Twitter as a rallying response for the embattled transgender community.

As we all know, the year 2021 has been particularly trying for the transgender community so far, owing to the over 100 anti-transgender legislation bills filed across 33 states. In fact, advocacy groups are “calling 2021 a record-breaking year for such legislation,” CNN reports. CNN added that these bills seek to impose bans on the following: “participation in same-gender youth sports, gender-affirming health care for minors, and curriculum bans, ID restrictions, and other legislation.”

To be precise, there are a total of 117 bills, the highest number ever recorded, according to Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest LGBTQ advocacy group in the United States. 

Just this month of June—and during the first day of Pride Month at that—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law that prohibits transgender girls and women from competing on female sports teams at public schools from high school through college. There are, however, 13 other anti-transgender bills passed by Republican lawmakers this year. For more information on this, read here

One of these tweets reads:

How is that even up for discussion? Sorry to all the trans folks who have to live with people who try to say otherwise 🙁

HRC, on the other hand, tweeted: “We’ll say it once and we’ll say it a million times over: #TransMenAreMen. You are valid, you are loved, you belong.”

Meanwhile, British mental health charity Mind was harassed by anti-trans netizens after speak out for the transgender community.

Another netizen said:

I’ll be very happy when we get to the day when we don’t have to say things like #TransMenAreMen. Because it will be assumed.
Just like same sex marriage is marriage. Remember when many people thought THAT was the end of the world too? Learn from that.

And we couldn’t agree more! Did you know that to this day, 15 countries criminalize the gender identity and/or expression of transgender people by using so-called ‘cross-dressing,’ ‘impersonation,’ and ‘disguise’ laws? Read more about this here and here.

Hurry, guys, share your own tweet. Let’s post our own words of encouragement and let’s stand in solidarity with our transgender brothers and sisters.

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