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Trans People Are Sharing Selfies On Twitter With #TransTakeover To Spread Love

So many beautiful selfies, so little time.

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Raquel Willis created a Twitter Moment for the hashtag on Friday when she noticed it really taking off.

Twitter: @RaquelWillis_

"Twitter's trans community is large and super active. #TransTakeover shows there's more to our community beyond glitz, glamour and headlines," Willis wrote of the selfie trend.

The same hashtag has been used in the past, usually to mark a special occasion like the annual Trans Day of Remembrance, but it appears this particular effort was started by Twitter users @daddydev and @matttbh_.

Twitter: @dadddydev

“We started it because we both saw a hashtag on Twitter called #TransGirlsBreakTheInternet, but we thought that it’s about time there was a diverse hashtag that didn’t only cover transgender people, but non-binary and queer people,” the two told BuzzFeed News.

They were both surprised by how many people the hashtag reached, not expecting the trend to catch on so widely.

I can't believe #transtakeover reached as many people as it did I'm so fucking proud right now @dadddydev

"We reached so many people of all shapes, sizes, and identities, we could never have imagined that response at all," they said. "We're just two people from small towns in the UK. It was super nice to see how many people used it as a way of coming out."

"I hope that people take from this that trans people don't all look the same," they added. "They're not all white, skinny and androgynous people — they're all unique and they're all valid."

The things that gets to me the most is how many people found the courage to come out bcos of the #TransTakeover :'(

Check out the hashtag for yourself right here.

me when i see a new hashtag i can post selfies in #transtakeover

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