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A trans-identified male TikToker with “she/they” pronouns and over 420,000 followers has made a video telling so-called “trans kids” that they are loved, but that Republican politicians are hatefully weaponizing and politicizing their “right to transition.”
JamesIsSmiling, whose TikTok persona appears to be a knock-off of Dylan Mulvaney, came out as non-binary 4 years ago, at the age of 22 or 23, but claims to have always been aware of being neither male nor female.
“I’ve always known I wasn’t a boy and I wasn’t a girl,” explained the biological male. “When I was growing up, it was really confusing because we didn’t have words to talk about that.”
James went on to say how wonderful it is to see so many publicly queer and trans kids these days, who have trans friends and are part of trans communities, something that James would have liked to have growing up.
But then the message turns serious, as James’ legions of young gender-confused followers are told that there are a lot of politicians and powerful people weaponizing and politicizing their bodies and their right to transition.
“You probably talk to your parents about it, or maybe your friends, and I know sometimes you DM me about it and I read them, as many as I can, and I just want you to know that I love you,” said James.
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