The worst online spaces for trans and gender diverse people are, in order:
USENET quickly became the service of choice for the worst online trolls of the 20th century. The trans-focused “support” newsgroup alt.support.srs in particular grew so toxic that everyone but the trolls left.
Twitter is the service of choice for ragey hacks and a terrible place to get information or discuss anything of substance. Any trans person worth following stopped posting much after about 2013.
Video games and forums
Games known for anti-trans trolls and griefers who harass trans players include:
- League of Legends
- Call of Duty
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
- Dota 2
- World of Tanks
- ARK: Survival Evolved
- World of Warcraft
This imageboard is favored by anti-trans people on /pol and trancels on /lgbt. Users on /lgbt are often trans-attracted and/or wish to transition but fear rejection. Many have a deep and abiding hatred or contempt for some or all trans people. That hatred is often a pale shadow of their self-hatred.
Some subreddits on social media platform reddit are known for toxic views about trans people, including:
- r/ChapoTrapHouse (banned)
- r/CringeAnarchy (banned)
- r/GenderCritical (banned)
- r/The_Donald (banned)
Encyclopedia Dramatica is a trolling and doxing site that emerged to catalog LiveJournal drama, which was itself a toxic online community.
Another trolling and doxing site with a special section on mocking trans and gender diverse people. The site was founded to mock an autistic transbian, then expanded to anyone they consider “lolcows.”
A relic of web 1.0, many of these forums have negative attitudes about trans people and rigid views about sex and gender binaries.
Many dating apps do a terrible job of managing anti-trans harassment.
If you have a transgender YouTube channel, you should probably set all comments to be held for approval to discourage toxic viewers.