This was a big year for sex and gender minorities on social media, including the fastest hashtag growth on Twitter: #transrightsarehumanrights. It’s a response to so much anti-trans information in the press, particularly in the UK.
Via LGBTQ Nation:
The hashtag #transrightsarehumanrights was one of the top-growing hashtags in the LGBTQ community on Twitter in the year of 2020, exploding in usage by a whopping 557 percent.
Similarly, usage of the hashtags #translivesmatter became more popular than last year by 113 percent. #allblacklivesmatter, typically use to emphasize and include Black LGBTQ+ lives that are sometimes excluded in mainstream media or by anti-LGBTQ supporters, grew by 112 percent. #blacktranslivesmatter, highlighting struggles and violence facing Black trans people, grew by 108 percent.
For more stats from this year, including the big uptick in use of LGBT-themed emoji, see “Spending 2020 Together on Twitter.”
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