A Twitch streamer claims she was banned for saying there are “two genders.”
The popular online gamer known as ‘HelenaLive’ has been permanently banned from Twitch.
Twitch says Helena made comments that were “offensive toward the transgender community.”
In a YouTube broadcast on February 5th, Helena addressed her ban from Twitch. Helena claimed she was banned for stating that “there are only two genders.”
I was saying on stream that I think biologically there’s two genders. I think there’s the woman and the man. That’s what biology tells us. I specifically said it’s okay if a man wants to be a woman and a woman wants to be a man. You cannot be anything in between. I said I supported the transgender community. I never said I didn’t. They banned me because I said ‘there’s two genders.’HelenaLive
In an email to Helena, Twitch said Helena’s account had “been banned several times.” Helena says Twitch’s explanation is wrong, as she had only been banned once prior to this incident.