My own list of sources to reply to transphobes with

Context: I fucked up extremely bad and re-posted something I saw without reading the sources. It got a lot of upvotes and I got awards. This is something I put together to attempt to fix that. From what I can tell, this version should be ok. I have better sources, and included a short version because people said the last one wasn’t concise enough which I agree with. Last time my goal was to anger transphobes for fun. This time I hope to spread something actually usable. I’m also going to replace the last post with a link to this. Anyway, here it is I hope I didn’t miss something

# Short Version

Medical transition works and results in overwhelmingly positive effects

* [^(https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2018/04/analysis-finds-strong-consensus-effectiveness-gender-transition-treatment)](https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2018/04/analysis-finds-strong-consensus-effectiveness-gender-transition-treatment)

Gender affirming treatment increases quality of life, and regrets are rare and getting rarer

* [^(https://whatweknow.inequality.cornell.edu/topics/lgbt-equality/%20what-does-the-scholarly-research-say-about-the-well-being-of-transgender-people%20/)](https://whatweknow.inequality.cornell.edu/topics/lgbt-equality/%20what-does-the-scholarly-research-say-about-the-well-being-of-transgender-people%20/)

Puberty blockers are safe and reversible, and the only treatment that’s used on children

* [^(https://tavistockandportman.nhs.uk/about-us/news/stories/early-intervention-study-shows-puberty-blockers-are-well-received-intervention-carefully-selected-patients/)](https://tavistockandportman.nhs.uk/about-us/news/stories/early-intervention-study-shows-puberty-blockers-are-well-received-intervention-carefully-selected-patients/)
* [^(https://assets2.hrc.org/files/documents/SupportingCaringforTransChildren.pdf)](https://assets2.hrc.org/files/documents/SupportingCaringforTransChildren.pdf)

Transphobia exists and trans people face discrimination and violence.

* [^(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3780721/)](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3780721/)

Chosen name and pronouns help. If you aren’t cis, this would just be obvious to you, because you know what it feels like, but here’s a study saying it too

* [^(https://news.utexas.edu/2018/03/30/name-use-matters-for-transgender-youths-mental-health/)](https://news.utexas.edu/2018/03/30/name-use-matters-for-transgender-youths-mental-health/)

Trans people aren’t going to “take over” sports

* [^(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5357259/)](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5357259/)
* I’m going to put this here, it’s not a research paper but it addresses the points transphobes have really well [^(https://pinkmantaray.com/transathlete)](https://pinkmantaray.com/transathlete)

Non-binary identities have existed in many different cultures

* [^(https://www.healthline.com/health/transgender/nonbinary#nonbinary-vs-trans)](https://www.healthline.com/health/transgender/nonbinary#nonbinary-vs-trans)
* [^(https://www.hrc.org/news/two-spirit-and-lgbtq-idenitites-today-and-centuries-ago)](https://www.hrc.org/news/two-spirit-and-lgbtq-idenitites-today-and-centuries-ago)
* This paper goes more in-depth about this. It’s pretty long though [^(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6830980/)](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6830980/)

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# Long Version

Medical transition works

* “The analysis concluded that 93 percent of the studies found positive effects from gender transition”
* “Of 56 peer-reviewed studies, 52 (93 percent) found that gender transition improves the overall well-being of transgender people. The other 7 percent reported mixed or null findings. None of the reviewed studies showed that gender transition harms well-being”
* [^(https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2018/04/analysis-finds-strong-consensus-effectiveness-gender-transition-treatment)](https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2018/04/analysis-finds-strong-consensus-effectiveness-gender-transition-treatment)

Gender affirming treatment increases quality of life

* “Among the positive outcomes of gender transition and related medical treatments for transgender individuals are improved quality of life, greater relationship satisfaction, higher self-esteem and confidence, and reductions in anxiety, depression, suicidality, and substance use.”
* “Regrets following gender transition are extremely rare and have become even rarer as both surgical techniques and social support have improved. Pooling data from numerous studies demonstrates a regret rate ranging from .3 percent to 3.8 percent.”
* [^(https://whatweknow.inequality.cornell.edu/topics/lgbt-equality/%20what-does-the-scholarly-research-say-about-the-well-being-of-transgender-people%20/)](https://whatweknow.inequality.cornell.edu/topics/lgbt-equality/%20what-does-the-scholarly-research-say-about-the-well-being-of-transgender-people%20/)

Puberty blockers are safe and reversible, and the only treatment that’s used on children

* [^(https://tavistockandportman.nhs.uk/about-us/news/stories/early-intervention-study-shows-puberty-blockers-are-well-received-intervention-carefully-selected-patients/)](https://tavistockandportman.nhs.uk/about-us/news/stories/early-intervention-study-shows-puberty-blockers-are-well-received-intervention-carefully-selected-patients/)
* [^(https://assets2.hrc.org/files/documents/SupportingCaringforTransChildren.pdf)](https://assets2.hrc.org/files/documents/SupportingCaringforTransChildren.pdf)

Transphobia exists and trans people face discrimination.

* Thought y’all would like this because they seem to like the number 41; “Of participants, 41% (n = 143) reported experiences of transgender-related discrimination.”
* “In a national sample of 402 transgender people, 37% reported employment-related discrimination and were nearly 5 times more likely to experience some form of violence than were those who had not experienced such discrimination.”
* “A San Francisco study of 515 transgender people found that 62% had experienced discrimination in employment, housing, or health care”
* Blah blah blah numbers. You get it. There’s discrimination alright? Here’s the source if you want more: [^(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3780721/)](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3780721/)

Chosen name and pronouns help. If you aren’t cis, this would just be obvious to you, because you know what it feels like, but here’s a study saying it too

* “Young people who could use their name in all four areas experienced 71 percent fewer symptoms of severe depression, a 34 percent decrease in reported thoughts of suicide and a 65 percent decrease in suicidal attempts.”
* [^(https://news.utexas.edu/2018/03/30/name-use-matters-for-transgender-youths-mental-health/)](https://news.utexas.edu/2018/03/30/name-use-matters-for-transgender-youths-mental-health/)

Trans people aren’t going to “take over” sports

* “There is no direct or consistent research suggesting transgender female individuals (or male individuals) have an athletic advantage at any stage of their transition”
* [^(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5357259/)](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5357259/)
* I’m going to put this here, it’s not a research paper but it addresses the points transphobes have really well [^(https://pinkmantaray.com/transathlete)](https://pinkmantaray.com/transathlete)

Non-binary identities have always existed

* “Nonbinary gender has been recorded as far back as 400 B.C. to 200 A.D., when Hijras were referenced in ancient Hindu texts. Hijras are considered a “third gender” community of people who don’t identify exclusively as man or woman.”
* [^(https://www.healthline.com/health/transgender/nonbinary#nonbinary-vs-trans)](https://www.healthline.com/health/transgender/nonbinary#nonbinary-vs-trans)
* “Research shows that more than 150 different pre-colonial Native American tribes acknowledged third genders in their communities.”
* [^(https://www.hrc.org/news/two-spirit-and-lgbtq-idenitites-today-and-centuries-ago)](https://www.hrc.org/news/two-spirit-and-lgbtq-idenitites-today-and-centuries-ago)
* This paper goes more in-depth about this. It’s pretty long though [^(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6830980/)](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6830980/)

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  1. # Short Version

    Medical transition works and results in overwhelmingly positive effects

    * [^(https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2018/04/analysis-finds-strong-consensus-effectiveness-gender-transition-treatment)](https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2018/04/analysis-finds-strong-consensus-effectiveness-gender-transition-treatment)

    Gender affirming treatment increases quality of life, and regrets are rare and getting rarer

    * [^(https://whatweknow.inequality.cornell.edu/topics/lgbt-equality/%20what-does-the-scholarly-research-say-about-the-well-being-of-transgender-people%20/)](https://whatweknow.inequality.cornell.edu/topics/lgbt-equality/%20what-does-the-scholarly-research-say-about-the-well-being-of-transgender-people%20/)

    Puberty blockers are safe and reversible, and the only treatment that’s used on children

    * [^(https://tavistockandportman.nhs.uk/about-us/news/stories/early-intervention-study-shows-puberty-blockers-are-well-received-intervention-carefully-selected-patients/)](https://tavistockandportman.nhs.uk/about-us/news/stories/early-intervention-study-shows-puberty-blockers-are-well-received-intervention-carefully-selected-patients/)
    * [^(https://assets2.hrc.org/files/documents/SupportingCaringforTransChildren.pdf)](https://assets2.hrc.org/files/documents/SupportingCaringforTransChildren.pdf)

    Transphobia exists and trans people face discrimination and violence.

    * [^(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3780721/)](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3780721/)

    Chosen name and pronouns help. If you aren’t cis, this would just be obvious to you, because you know what it feels like, but here’s a study saying it too

    * [^(https://news.utexas.edu/2018/03/30/name-use-matters-for-transgender-youths-mental-health/)](https://news.utexas.edu/2018/03/30/name-use-matters-for-transgender-youths-mental-health/)

    Trans people aren’t going to “take over” sports

    * [^(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5357259/)](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5357259/)
    * I’m going to put this here, it’s not a research paper but it addresses the points transphobes have really well [^(https://pinkmantaray.com/transathlete)](https://pinkmantaray.com/transathlete)

    Non-binary identities have existed in many different cultures

    * [^(https://www.healthline.com/health/transgender/nonbinary#nonbinary-vs-trans)](https://www.healthline.com/health/transgender/nonbinary#nonbinary-vs-trans)
    * [^(https://www.hrc.org/news/two-spirit-and-lgbtq-idenitites-today-and-centuries-ago)](https://www.hrc.org/news/two-spirit-and-lgbtq-idenitites-today-and-centuries-ago)
    * This paper goes more in-depth about this. It’s pretty long though [^(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6830980/)](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6830980/)

  2. # Long Version

    Medical transition works

    * “The analysis concluded that 93 percent of the studies found positive effects from gender transition”
    * “Of 56 peer-reviewed studies, 52 (93 percent) found that gender transition improves the overall well-being of transgender people. The other 7 percent reported mixed or null findings. None of the reviewed studies showed that gender transition harms well-being”
    * [^(https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2018/04/analysis-finds-strong-consensus-effectiveness-gender-transition-treatment)](https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2018/04/analysis-finds-strong-consensus-effectiveness-gender-transition-treatment)

    Gender affirming treatment increases quality of life

    * “Among the positive outcomes of gender transition and related medical treatments for transgender individuals are improved quality of life, greater relationship satisfaction, higher self-esteem and confidence, and reductions in anxiety, depression, suicidality, and substance use.”
    * “Regrets following gender transition are extremely rare and have become even rarer as both surgical techniques and social support have improved. Pooling data from numerous studies demonstrates a regret rate ranging from .3 percent to 3.8 percent.”
    * [^(https://whatweknow.inequality.cornell.edu/topics/lgbt-equality/%20what-does-the-scholarly-research-say-about-the-well-being-of-transgender-people%20/)](https://whatweknow.inequality.cornell.edu/topics/lgbt-equality/%20what-does-the-scholarly-research-say-about-the-well-being-of-transgender-people%20/)

    Puberty blockers are safe and reversible, and the only treatment that’s used on children

    * [^(https://tavistockandportman.nhs.uk/about-us/news/stories/early-intervention-study-shows-puberty-blockers-are-well-received-intervention-carefully-selected-patients/)](https://tavistockandportman.nhs.uk/about-us/news/stories/early-intervention-study-shows-puberty-blockers-are-well-received-intervention-carefully-selected-patients/)
    * [^(https://assets2.hrc.org/files/documents/SupportingCaringforTransChildren.pdf)](https://assets2.hrc.org/files/documents/SupportingCaringforTransChildren.pdf)

    Transphobia exists and trans people face discrimination.

    * Thought y’all would like this because they seem to like the number 41; “Of participants, 41% (n = 143) reported experiences of transgender-related discrimination.”
    * “In a national sample of 402 transgender people, 37% reported employment-related discrimination and were nearly 5 times more likely to experience some form of violence than were those who had not experienced such discrimination.”
    * “A San Francisco study of 515 transgender people found that 62% had experienced discrimination in employment, housing, or health care”
    * Blah blah blah numbers. You get it. There’s discrimination alright? Here’s the source if you want more: [^(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3780721/)](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3780721/)

    Chosen name and pronouns help. If you aren’t cis, this would just be obvious to you, because you know what it feels like, but here’s a study saying it too

    * “Young people who could use their name in all four areas experienced 71 percent fewer symptoms of severe depression, a 34 percent decrease in reported thoughts of suicide and a 65 percent decrease in suicidal attempts.”
    * [^(https://news.utexas.edu/2018/03/30/name-use-matters-for-transgender-youths-mental-health/)](https://news.utexas.edu/2018/03/30/name-use-matters-for-transgender-youths-mental-health/)

    Trans people aren’t going to “take over” sports

    * “There is no direct or consistent research suggesting transgender female individuals (or male individuals) have an athletic advantage at any stage of their transition”
    * [^(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5357259/)](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5357259/)
    * I’m going to put this here, it’s not a research paper but it addresses the points transphobes have really well [^(https://pinkmantaray.com/transathlete)](https://pinkmantaray.com/transathlete)

    Non-binary identities have always existed

    * “Nonbinary gender has been recorded as far back as 400 B.C. to 200 A.D., when Hijras were referenced in ancient Hindu texts. Hijras are considered a “third gender” community of people who don’t identify exclusively as man or woman.”
    * [^(https://www.healthline.com/health/transgender/nonbinary#nonbinary-vs-trans)](https://www.healthline.com/health/transgender/nonbinary#nonbinary-vs-trans)
    * “Research shows that more than 150 different pre-colonial Native American tribes acknowledged third genders in their communities.”
    * [^(https://www.hrc.org/news/two-spirit-and-lgbtq-idenitites-today-and-centuries-ago)](https://www.hrc.org/news/two-spirit-and-lgbtq-idenitites-today-and-centuries-ago)
    * This paper goes more in-depth about this. It’s pretty long though [^(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6830980/)](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6830980/)

  3. there is a man who is a rapist his name was bill nye and he was a 30 year old man who raped in total 500 people and then after he died because he cracked his penis and busted his balls at the same time. some say at 3 am he will appear in your room and rape you so hard you ejaculate all your sperm out. but i heard that if you copy and paste this into another post it will not happen.

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