As of today (Thursday 5th October 2023), Mermaids have taken the decision to stop engaging with their X (formerly Twitter) account. Read their full statement below.
At Mermaids, we are committed to using our social media platforms to support our charitable aims to embrace and empower trans young people and their families, and educate the wider public on the issues they face. We believe that as a platform, X, formerly known as Twitter, no longer supports these aims.
For some time now, it has been clear that our values as an organisation are at odds with X, as the platform’s guidelines and company ethics do not encourage a safe, healthy or inclusive environment for our community to engage with us in.
For these reasons, we have made the decision to step back from the platform, and from today will no longer be posting content on X.
Our account will remain active as an archive for those seeking information and support, but we will no longer be posting content or responding to comments and direct messages.
However, there remain many ways to interact with us online, and we’re excited to announce that today, we begin our journey on TikTok, where we hope you will follow us.
On this new channel, we’ll be sharing content produced by and for trans young people, and we hope you’ll like what we have in store.
We’ll also continue to engage with our community as usual on platforms including Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn, so make sure you’re following us there, if you’re not already, and sign up to receive emails from us for actions you can take to build a better world for trans children and young people.
To our Twitter community: thank you for your fantastic support over the years. We can’t wait to see you on TikTok.