This Week in LGBTQ Twitter: Lesbian Visibility Week brings out the TERFs

Author: Erin Rook

This was #LesbianVisibilityWeek, flooding Twitter with happy lesbian posts. GLAAD made it clear that lesbian visibility should be inclusive of trans lesbians.

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But it also served as a reminder that some lesbians aren’t here for everyone’s visibility. Trans-exclusionary radical feminists (TERFs) and other “gender-critical” feminist hopped onto the trending hashtag, adding some of their current favorites like #AdultHumanFemale and #SexMatters.

TERFs also took the opportunity to pile on a Libs of TikTok effort to accuse LGBTQ suicide hotline provider The Trevor Project of grooming children.

Helping to boost that transphobic content was none other than new Twitter owner Elon Musk.

Musk’s transphobia is nothing new, but it has attracted new attention since his ex, Grimes, starting dating Chelsea Manning.

Chelsea Manning threw her own shade.


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