My name is Rose and I'm a trans woman. I currently use my social media as a platform to spread love and knowledge about the trans community. My social media turning point started on tumblr, where I run a blog inspired by the hashtag #transisbeautiful coined by Laverne Cox. There, I share the journeys of trans and queer folk who submit their own content. I celebrate people's name changes and transition timelines, I also comfort people when they're misgendered, family doesn't accept them, or when they're struggling with how to identify. I also share my own stories, celebrations, and struggles. I choose to be visible because I didn't know an LGBTQ+ person growing up. I didn't know the word until high school. This is a safe space to connect and learn. The world needs positivity and accurate representation. Know that it's okay to question who you are. You are valid, and worthy of love. Trans is beautiful.
(above) Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance. I wanted to honor some of the lives lost in the last year. There have been more than 270 reported murders of transgender people in the world since last TDOR. This number is probably low because of underreporting, misgendering, etc. in the United States there have been at least 25 transgender people murdered (the majority being trans women of color). I decided to list all of their names, where their from, how old they were (ranging from 17-59), and their pronouns. Rest in power ❤️
(above) Video about recent legislation on bathrooms and how these bathroom laws hurt transgender youth. If you're a transgender student and struggling, I am so sorry. I love you. You are valid. You matter. We will stick together and get through this.
(above) a video about the importance of the Affordable Care Act and why would shouldn't repeal it. Obamacare gave Trans folk protections against discrimination.
(above) On this day (July 26, 2017) 69 years ago, President Truman desegregated the military. Two years ago, President Obama made it okay for gay, lesbian, and bi people to serve and last year he made it okay for transgender people to serve. Today Trump said he will not allow transgender people to serve their country. This law is discriminatory and wrong. Trans military members lay down their lives to protect our rights. Trans people already have few rights in our federal laws. This discrimination cannot become law. These tweets are just threats meant to distract us from the cases being brought against the Trump family and administration. Call your representatives. Stop the healthcare repeal. We will resist! And love will prevail. You are valid, you are beautiful, and you matter. I’m here for you.