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When Trans Visibility Comes At The Cost Of Trans Safety

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posted on 29.07.2021, 07:14 by Yves ReesYves Rees
Last year, the trolls came for my blood. It was December, I’d just published an op-ed in The Age about trans representation and was now a Visible Trans Person. My article, combined with several tweets, provoked the ire of online TERFs and other transphobes. My words were picked up by reactionary publications. For my sins, I was called a “heckler” and “hysterical rainbow bully”. The Catholics accused me of propagating “neo-Marxist gender ideology”.

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31/03/2021

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Junkee

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Junkee Media

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Australia

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Online opinion article

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