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One of the painfully familiar elements in the ongoing fight for trans freedoms is how similar the toxicity is within the anti-trans rhetoric.
Not so long ago were the days when being gay was conflated with being a predator or a child abuser. All the discussion about ‘safe spaces’ basically means there is an air of assumed criminality, simply for being trans.
Toxic fandom is a bizarre concept. We can, of course, understand how people can be displeased with how a TV show progresses or if an artist is taking ages to release a new record, but taking things to the next level and actually abusing people online is a different story altogether.
It wasn’t so long ago that we were reporting on former professional footballer and former star of The Batchelor Colton Underwood, was coming out as a proud gay man. It wasn’t exactly a smooth transition as some people were not only holding a grudge about his previous behaviour with his ex-girlfriend that got him into some hot water but also a bit or resentment that he got a Netflix show out of it.