OPINION Twitter takeover: Real-world risk to LGBTQ+ users

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11/09/2022

Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter has sent a shockwave through social media and the LGBTQ+ community. Bloomberg reports the world’s richest man has ordered a review of the platform’s hateful conduct policy, “specifically a section that says users can be penalized for ‘targeted misgendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals.’” There are few things more hurtful to a trans or non-binary person than being misgendered, and/or being referred to or called by the name they are given at birth, which many refer to as their “deadname.” Leo Baker, who quit Team U.S.A.’s first-ever Olympic skateboarding team so he could come out as his authentic self, described the feeling of being deadnamed and misgendered in a Netflix  documentary. “There’s a wound inside of me that just keeps getting poked,” Baker said, barely holding back tears.

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