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How Instagram Is Ruining the Livelihoods of Trans Porn Stars

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05.07.2021

During LGBTQ Pride Month, we saw Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and a zillion other tech platforms blast to the world how much they love trans people. But you didn’t hear a peep from tech companies about how they are currently destroying the economic health of a large sector of the trans community.

Every day, I hear a new story about how Instagram has deleted a trans porn star’s account. The infractions allegedly range from posting a photo in a bikini to simply… posting a photo. Similar stories have emerged about big tech deplatforming cisgender female adult performers and sex workers, and how deplatforming impacts porn stars’ monthly revenue. (If you can’t promote your videos, you can’t sell them!) But my trans colleagues are losing their accounts at faster paces, and Instagram’s transphobia leads trans sex workers to lose a significant revenue stream. Little of the general public knows about trans stars’ day-to-day lives, so I reached out to some of my friends to share their deplatforming stories. (Facebook did not respond to requests for comment.)

Take trans porn star Natassia Dreams. Last year, she says Instagram deleted her account six times over her photos. “Sometimes the posts were not even X-rated,” Dreams........

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