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ScotRail Angus expertly shut down anti-trans trolls. (Twitter/ Scotrail)
A ScotRail social media manager has won the hearts of the LGBT+ community after shutting down trolls who think supporting trans rights delays trains.
The official ScotRail Twitter account shared a post on Saturday (20 November) to mark Trans Day of Remembrance, which each year honours those lost to transphobic violence.
The post read: “On Trans Day of Remembrance, we’re reaffirming our commitment to ensuring that Scotland’s Railway is for everyone.
“Whether you’re a passenger or a member of staff, you can be assured that we will not tolerate intolerance.”
🏳️‍⚧️ On #TransDayOfRemembrance, we’re reaffirming our commitment to ensuring that Scotland’s Railway is for everyone. Whether you’re a passenger or a member of staff, you can be assured that we will not tolerate intolerance.
— ScotRail (@ScotRail) November 20, 2021

However, instead of applauding the show of solidarity, many Twitter users took issue with the tweet, and branded human rights for trans people as “nonsense”.
When one asked why the railway didn’t instead “reaffirm a commitment to run the trains on time”, one of ScotRail’s social media managers, Angus, stepped up to explain.
He wrote: “Good morning, happy to confirm that supporting transgender people does not delay trains.”
Well Angus is on 🔥 pic.twitter.com/hEjku3HCuf
— Kate Sang 🐝🐘 #WearAMask (@katesang) November 20, 2021

But as people continued to insist that supporting trans folk would somehow interfere with their commute, Angus was forced to clarify again: “To save any more of you asking, our support for transgender people has no impact on trains running on time. But thank you for your concern.
“Scotland’s Railway is for everyone, and it always will be.”
To save any more of you asking, our support for transgender people has no impact on trains running on time. But thank you for your concern.
Scotland's Railway is for everyone, and it always will be. #TransDayOfRemembrance
📷 One of our Control Duty Operations Managers pic.twitter.com/bxWux64uMh
— ScotRail (@ScotRail) November 20, 2021

Throughout the weekend, Angus continued to artfully shut down transphobes, and calmly reaffirm ScotRail’s commitment to inclusion.
That's not what we've said at all. Your issue appears to be with us supporting the transgender community. Enjoy the rest of your day. ^Angus
— ScotRail (@ScotRail) November 20, 2021

I'd sincerely hope that it wouldn't take a murder for someone to show their support for the transgender community in Scotland. ^Angus
— ScotRail (@ScotRail) November 20, 2021

Twitter users declared that Angus deserved a “promotion, pay rise, and some additional annual leave”, while others asked how they could send him a present and enquired about his relationship status.
Dear @ScotRail how can we send Angus a present? Because he is amazing
— L (@Loztastique) November 20, 2021

So, @ScotRail need to give Angus a promotion, pay rise, and some additional annual leave 👀
We love to see people + brands standing in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️ https://t.co/IMmEdbIZNF
— Jordan 💫 (@jordanxtyr) November 21, 2021

Is Angus single? Asking for me
— motivational montage (@chubby_chic_) November 22, 2021

*Everyone liked this* https://t.co/UVr7aG8gVz pic.twitter.com/Z5xSoBKnXT
— Cameron Glasgow (@CamiGlasgowSGP) November 21, 2021

It's a very odd way to respond to a message of support for a maginalised community to say the least. ^Angus
— ScotRail (@ScotRail) November 21, 2021

When one Twitter user told Angus they were “sorry to see the anti-gender cranks have piled on for you supporting Trans Day of Remembrance and being inclusive”, Angus responded in a typically Angus way: “It’s a very odd way to respond to a message of support for a maginalised community to say the least.”
Related topics: scotrail, Trans, Trans day of Remembrance, transphobia, Twitter
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