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maybe i could crowdsource it by scraping the twitter replies for any posts with "πŸ‘€β€‹", "awooga" etc

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i guess for gifs bot i'm gonna have to go through the set and flag all the images with boobs in them

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not promising anything at this point but i've started making some kind of move towards getting my old twitter bots set up on here

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Yesterday, the UK government used an obscure emergency process to make possession of puberty blockers for new treatment of trans kids illegal, and punishable by up to two years in prison. [1] There was no parliamentary debate, no vote, and no public consultation.

Parents of children on GIC waiting lists are being told by the NHS that if they don't bring their kids to an """assessment""" they risk being reported to Social Services.

The Good Law Project recognises that the NHS are behaving unethically, and is running a crowdfunder to seek urgent legal advice to challenge the NHS.

If you are looking for a good cause, the Good Law Project crowdfunder can be found here:


#transphobia #trans #NHS #UK #PubertyBlockers

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Helpful tips for supportive parents of trans kids in the UK, in light of the ban on new prescriptions of puberty blockers 

Puberty blockers ban

As many of you may already be aware, as one of their last acts in power, the government has placed restrictions on new prescriptions (NHS or private) of puberty blockers for trans people under 18.

The affected medications are ones that contain:

  • buserelin
  • gonadorelin
  • goserelin
  • leuprorelin acetate
  • nafarelin
  • triptorelin

It should be noted that that this is not a complete list of such medications, commonly referred to as gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists.

Additionally, there are similar drugs referred to as gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonists. These have the same outcomes and low risk profiles of the banned medications, but have notably not been included in the ban.

Alternatives to puberty blockers

Whilst puberty blockers are considered the gold standard:

  • They were mainly offered in place of gender-affirming hormone therapy in order to delay the medical transition of trans kids, in the hopes that they could be "persuaded" that they're not actually trans (i.e., conversion therapy).
  • Other alternatives to these do exist and are commonly available.


One notable alternative for trans fem kids is bicalutamide. It's not a perfect drug, as it has a rare chance of causing liver issues, so needs regular monitoring, but it can stop masculinisation by blocking androgen receptors in the body. It also has comparatively few common side effects vs other medications like spironolactone or cyproterone acetate, which are less ideal anti-androgens.


There are alternative anti-oestrogens, but they typically have a lot of side effects and risks. As a rule, most don't come highly recommended.


It's very notable that the ban does not ban any oestradiol (aka estradiol; estrogen) or testosterone prescriptions.

This means that there is nothing to stop supportive parents from helping their trans kids to get a private prescription for oestradiol or testosterone.

Furthermore, due to the way human bodies work, if you maintain a high-enough trough (lowest) level of either oestradiol or testosterone, the body will basically tell the gonads to stop producing that hormone.

For trans fems, monotherapy typically requires maintaining an oestradiol trough of around 750 pmol/L. It varies from person to person, so some folks might need as little as 350 pmol/L.

You'll know if their oestradiol trough is sufficient if their testosterone level is 2.4 nmol/L or lower, though up to 3 nmol/L is still considered within the high-end of female range.

For trans mascs, a testosterone trough of around 10-12 nmol/L is generally considered the aim when using prescription testosterone medications like Nebido or Sustanon, with a peak around 25-30 nmol/L.

You'll typically know if their testosterone trough is sufficient if their oestradiol level is under 150 pmol/L, though some folks may be up to around 180 pmol/L.

Monotherapy completely avoids the need for a puberty blocker, an anti-androgen, or an anti-oestrogen.

It also has the delightful side-effect of making your trans kid happy to be starting the puberty that they want to go through sooner, thus alleviating their feelings of gender dysphoria and allowing them to enjoy their lives, rather than continuing to wait on non-existent NHS healthcare.

For trans fems, monotherapy is most easily achieved by a daily high-dose of oestradiol in the form of oestrogel (oestrogen gel) applied to a high-absorption area, but could in theory be achieved by sufficient patches applied twice weekly. Injections and implants are sadly not available on prescription.

For trans mascs, monotherapy can be achieved by daily application of testosterone gel or cream, but is more easily achieved by testosterone injections (Nebido or Sustanon).

Blood tests

These can be done privately, completely avoiding the need for the NHS.

You can find more information here:

Where can we find more information about gender-affirming care by experts who actually want to help trans kids?

Although far from perfect, arguably the best sources currently are:

What if I'm still confused about all this?

Ask for help. We're all in this together. Some of us know a lot about how broken trans healthcare is on the NHS right now, not just for trans kids but for trans adults too.

The key thing to remember is that you are never alone. All you have to do is reach out and ask for help :TransHeart:​

Edits: Minor changes to language use and to add additional information.

#trans #transgender #enby #NonBinary #agender #genderfluid #genderqueer #transition #TransKids #TransKidsDeserveToThrive #ProtectTransKids #TransLiberation #TransLiberationNow #OpenHRT #TransRights #TransRightsAreHumanRights #queer #LGBTQ+ #LGBTQIA+ #PubertyBlockers #GnRH #GnRHAgonists #GnRHAntagonists #AntiAndrogens #AntiEstrogens #AntiOestrogens

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if you care about disabled people at all, please put whatever money you can where your mouth is, i'm disabled and desperately need my partner with me long term, but that costs money to get a legal partnership arranged, please help

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β€œWhat next, should I have a computer that eats my dinner and fucks my wife?” is one of those perfect sentences that just sticks in your head

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Finally, after years of searching, I have obtained a GBA cart with a Mega Drive/Genesis emulator on it (thanks to Ankos!). I have been wanting to research this for some time after seeing it on YouTube, and it turns out it is far more interesting than I anticipated. 🧡(1/14)

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Sir Clive Sinclair sold over twice as many Sinclair C5s as Elon Musk has sold Cybertrucks.

product listings are probably the biggest category overall though. online marketplaces these days like to completely scrub finished listings from existence pretty fucking quickly rather than leaving them up for a while as sold/out of stock. which sucks a lot for research purposes

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So apparently Stripe banned "Transactions that provide compensation to creators without an underlying piece of digital content associated" recently.

But they still brag about GitHub Sponsors, a service which is predominantly used for
exactly that, as a key client of theirs:


going through some old browser tabs on a computer i don't use much anymore & the amount of link rot just over the course of a few months is pretty wild tbh. and a pretty big chunk of the dead ones are fediverse posts

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Dumped another YJencrypted protected GBA bootleg cartridge! This time it's not a Sintax game, but a bad English translation of PokΓ©mon FireRed:

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