american sex education
[TW: transphobia, outing without consent]
an account called @androsATG is publicly outing trans people on twitter for the sake of advertising their own paper.
their bot sorts through twitter posts to find any mention of gender/dysphoria/etc (whether this be a one-off post that has been long forgotten about or not) and then will mention you in a post as follows:
(with @TransPerson being the trans person’s twitter username. you get the gist)
not only is this basically outing you as trans to their 600+ followers, but also essentially compiling a list of trans people in one convenient place. also adding the fact that some twitter users add locations to their tweets, someone could easily find out where these people live/what places they frequently visit/etc.
if you aren’t worried about the harm done emotionally to trans people just by posting this information, then maybe the potential threat of violence/hate crimes would worry you.
if you do not want to be outed on their twitter, i suggest blocking the user @AndrosATG. if you have already been mentioned, i would suggest reporting them and/or requesting the post be taken down.
a copy of what the post looks like (the link text is slightly hard to read, sorry):
Andros Daily: http://paper.li/AndrosATG/1323144895
NOT TO MENTION THE TWITTER THEY ALWAYS SEND THESE TO @GIDwatch IS AN ORGANISATION RUN BY EXTREME TRANSPHOBIC TERFS.
THEY ARE GIVING TRANS PEOPLE’S PERSONAL INFO TO A VERY HATEFUL TWITTER WITH 588 FOLLOWERS TO PURPOSEFULLY OUT THEM AND ABUSE THEM.
please report them and stay safe.
let’s just take a brief moment to look at this image. togami’s been entrusted with a goddamn megaphone. people are probably trying to kill him. with knives and guns and elaborate plans made by goth lolitas. he’s got a megaphone. betting ten dollars right here right now that someone’s gonna shoot at him and he’s gonna vaporize the bullet just by shouting “my name is byakuya togami” at it