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Lesbian shares heartwarming Twitter posts about trans women

Ella Braidwood August 10, 2018
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 25: Demonstrators protest for transgender rights on February 25, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The demonstrators were angry with President Donald Trumps recent decision to reverse the Obama-era policy requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The trans woman said she was beaten and harassed in men's prisons for over a year. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

One cisgender lesbian has taken to Twitter to share a series of heartwarming posts showing solidarity and support for trans women.

The user, known as Izzy Rizinti, who did not want to give her real name, took to Twitter to write about her love for trans women in a bid to hit-out at trans-exclusionary radical feminists (TERFs).

“Today, as a cis lesbian, I want to tackle this whole “no real lesbian would find a ‘trans woman attractive’ thing,” she wrote.

Rizinti went on to explain that, as a 19-year old lesbian, she had fancied a trans woman called Stephanie, who turned out to be straight.

In her Twitter thread, Rizinti continued: “She was still a woman who made this cis lesbian go PHWOAR!”

In July, Get The L Out — a group of anti-trans lesbians opposed to the government’s proposed reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 — hijacked the front of Pride in London’s parade, and were able to lead the march for much of the route.

In response to this, a group of pro-trans activists led Brighton Pride on Saturday (August 4).

The activists carried a banner with the hashtag #LwiththeT, which has been used by cis lesbians in a show of support and solidarity for trans people.

The Twitter user added that trans actress Jamie Clayton also gave her the “googlies & butterflies.”

The Twitter user’s posts have been “liked” and re-tweeted hundreds of times.

Rizinti added: “In conclusion, I’d just like to add that my googlies & butterflies acknowledge the hell out of the fact that Trans women are women. Clearly my cis lesbian lady parts have no problem with acknowledging that fact either!

“To all the bigots out there who take issue with this…I and my cis lesbian lady parts kindly invite you all to fu** the fu** off!”

Speaking to PinkNews, Rizinti said: “I just honestly feel so bad for these trans women. I know what hate feels like, I don’t think any of us have gone through life untouched by homophobia, but what trans women/people are going through right now just seems so much worse to me.”

She explained that she put out the positive tweets to “help dispel some of the ‘all lesbian’ crap” that TERFs “keep pushing.”

On Thursday, Trans campaigners criticised “anti-trans bigots,” after a number of “disgusting” phallus-shaped stickers – carrying the phrase “women don’t have penises” – were found across London, including on Stonewall’s office building.

More: lesban, terf, Trans, trans-exclusionary radical feminists, Twitter, viral

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