SPLC adds @libsoftiktok Founder Chaya Raichik to the Extremist File


Libs of Tictoc founder CHAYA RAICHIK has added to the Southern Poverty Law (SPLC) Extremist file for her nativist anti-LGBTQI activism:

"Chaya Raichik, the founder of the social media account @LibsofTikTok (LTT) helped revive in right-wing propaganda the anti-LGBTQ+ “groomer” slur, which implies that all LGBTQ+ people are pedophiles. She spreads the anti-LGBTQ+ conspiracy theory that “groomers” have infiltrated every social institution with the intent of “sexualizing” children. Under the LTT pseudonym, Raichik originally shared content intended to humiliate and intimidate LGBTQ+ content creators. She has used the platform in an anti-LGBTQ+ disinformation campaign that mobilizes right-wing extremist groups in violent attacks against LGBTQ+ people, spaces, and events, as well as against doctors, hospitals, librarians, libraries, teachers, and schools."

According to the SPLC, Chaya Raichik has been heavily featured in the Heritage Foundation events. The Heritage Foundation is the sponsor of the anti-LGBTQI Project 2025 and behind the push to pass the plethora of anti-lgbtqi bills of late.

Chaya Raichik built her following by claiming that the foreign-owned TicToc was "Grooming" children to be transgender, hence the GOP push to ban TicToc.

Her social media posts are at least partially responsible, according to the SPLC, for bomb and death threats at Boston Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., Akron Children’s Hospital, and the Children’s Hospital of Minnesota.

Raichik denied ever saying groomer targeting LGBTQI people and 
questioned whether death or bomb threat ever occured

SPLC substantiated their claims by retrieving 2859 deleted tweets by the verminous libsoftiktok

The Libs of TicToc account was eventually banned on Twitter, but the account has been reinstated thanks to Elon Musk.

Related:Oklahoma State Superintendent Ryan Walters’ appointsChaya Raichik “Libs of TikTok” creator Chaya Raichik to the Oklahoma State Department of Education Library Media Advisory Committee.

Oklahoma State Sen. Tom Woods calls LGBT people "Filth" in response to the death of non binary high school student Nex Benedict and gets immediatly called out for it. Then Walters offers what ammounts to thoughts and prayers while denying that the state anti-lgbtiq laws had anything to do with their death.


The 4th Circuit Court Ruled West Virginia “Save Women’s Sports Act” Unconstitutional

The UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT ruled that West Virgina's “Save Women’s Sports Act” sole purpose is to prevent a 13-year-old transgender girl from playing on sports teams congruent with their gender expression and therefore unconstitutional.

The judge ruled the law as discriminatory ruling in favor of the transgender girl. However, it is not broad stroke ruling in favor of transgender woman in sports. The Fourth District Court of Appeals which covers MD, DC, VA, WV, NC, and SC previously ruled in favor of Trans student Gavin Grim and used that ruling as a benchmark regarding discrimination.

TOBY HEYTENS, Circuit Judge:

"A West Virginia law originally introduced as the “Save Women’s Sports Act” provides that “[a]thletic teams or sports designated for females, women, or girls shall not be open to students of the male sex,” while defining “male” as “an individual whose biological sex determined at birth is male.” W. Va. Code § 18-2-25d(b)(3) & (c)(2)."

"Because West Virginia law and practice have long provided for sex-differentiated sports teams, the Act’s sole purpose—and its sole effect—is to prevent transgender girls from playing on girls teams. The question before us is whether the Act may lawfully be applied to prevent a 13-year-old transgender girl who takes puberty blocking medication and has publicly identified as a girl since the third who takes puberty blocking medication and has publicly identified as a girl since the third grade from participating in her school’s cross country and track teams. We hold it cannot."

"The undisputed purpose—and the only effect—of that definition is to exclude transgender girls from the definition of “female” and thus to exclude them from participation on girls sports teams. That is a facial classification based on gender identity. And, under this Court’s binding precedent, such classifications trigger intermediate scrutiny. See Grimm v. Gloucester Cnty. Sch. Bd., 972 F.3d 586, 610–13 (4th Cir. 2020)."

"The defendants also insist the Act does not discriminate based on gender identity because it treats all “biological males”—that is, cisgender boys and transgender girls—the same. Appellees’ Br 21. But that is just another way of saying the Act treats transgender girls differently from cisgender girls, which is—literally—the definition of gender identity discrimination."

The ACLU of West Va issued a press release which reads in part:

“As the Fourth Circuit made clear in this ruling, West Virginia’s effort to ban one 13-year-old transgender girl from joining her teammates on the middle school cross country and track team was singling out Becky for disparate treatment because of her sex,” Lambda Legal Staff Attorney for Youth Sruti Swaminathan said. “That’s discrimination pure and simple, and we applaud the court for arriving at this just decision.”

“We hope today’s ruling sends a message of hope to the trans youth of West Virginia,” said Aubrey Sparks, Legal Director of the ACLU of West Virginia, “and a message of warning to politicians who continue to dehumanize this vulnerable population.

In April 2021, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed HB 3293 into law, barring transgender student-athletes from participating on the school athletic teams most consistent with their gender identity. In May 2021, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of West Virginia, and Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit challenging the law on behalf of Becky Pepper Jackson, a 12-year-old girl who would be kicked off her middle school’s track and field team if the law were enforced.

In a March 9, 2023 filing, Attorney General Patrick Morrissey asked the Supreme Court for an emergency motion allowing the state to enforce HB 3293 and kick 13 year old Becky off her middle school’s track and field team. The Supreme Court rejected this first attempt in April 2023.

Read the full 4th Circuit Court ruling Here