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Twitch Streamer Permanently Banned for Stating "There Are Only Two Genders"

Rejected submission by at 2019-02-06 22:56:55
Digital Liberty

Video game streamer HelenaLive was permanently banned from Twitch, allegedly for stating, "There are only two genders."

Twitch is an extremely popular live video streaming platform (particularly for video games), and is an Amazon subsidiary.

Unfortunately, most of the news about this incident is found in video on various sites, but a (mostly) text article can be found at [].

After making comments that were regarded as “offensive toward the transgender community,” streamer HelenaLive has been permanently banned from Twitch. According to her, it has to do with comments she made about gender.

During a recent YouTube broadcast, which can be seen above, Helena detailed the situation, stating that the comments in question were in regards to her belief that “there are only two genders.” This did not go over very well with everyone in the community, which led to Twitch informing Helena that her partnership had been terminated. In the same email, it was noted that this was not the only cause for her account being banned, as the streamer had previously been reported twice “for hateful conduct in the last two months.”

“Your recent behaviour has proven your lack of understanding of what hateful speech is and how it may affect your community on your channel,” the email continues. “Several of your statements have been found offensive towards the transgender community and we don’t tolerate this kind of behaviour.”

Helena then mentioned that what she said during the stream was not offensive, but rather in support of the transgender community. “I specifically said, it's OK if a man wants to be a woman, and a woman wants to be a man, you cannot be anything in between,” she stated. “I said I supported the transgender community.”

Be careful of what you say, or Big Brother may censor you.

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