31 Mar '17, 11pm

5 Epic April Fools’ Day Pranks for Social Good https://t.co/UrIKnwpanF

5 Epic April Fools’ Day Pranks for Social Good https://t.co/UrIKnwpanF

The humorless feminist. The oversensitive animal rights activist. The easily offended LGBT rights supporter. Society is quick to claim that folks in social justice should lighten up. This advice usually comes from people who want to discount our work. But as it turns out, we do have a few tricks up our sleeves . Here are five April Fools’ Day pranks that leveraged support for causes including LGBT rights, environmental protection and more. 1. The NCTE claimed to be developing a new type of transgender person. On April 1, 2015, the National Center for Transgender Equality sent out a press release, explaining that it was opening a “state-of-the-art laboratory” to create trans people who don’t need to pee. Allegedly, the Florida legislature would dedicate $1 million to this groundbreaking initiative. At the time, state lawmakers were pushing an anti-trans law that would preve...

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