Many of the people who still insist that being transgender is a 'disorder' don’t actually care about our mental health.
This is what I wish people who identify as ‘truscum’ would try to understand.
When you create a definition of transgender that relies on gatekeeping, the door is wide open for friendly fire.
Transgender people shouldn’t have to lie about their mental health. But many do.
"I am absolutely terrified that my mental health status will be used against me."
I’m Transgender. But Trust Me, I’m Just As Surprised As You Are.
I remember being wheeled into the operating room and thinking, "Am I seriously doing this?"
Maybe being transgender wasn’t a mistake.
Maybe the pain of being transgender is not random chaos in the universe, but the pangs of a deeper awareness.
No, Cis People, Being Trans Is Not a Self-Esteem Issue
“I get it! Sometimes I hate my body too."
Trans People Too Often Harm Their Own. So Can We Talk About How to Do Better?
How many opportunities have we missed to make this community safer and more affirming because we were unwilling to make ourselves uncomfortable?
I Thought I Was Ugly. I Didn’t Realize It Was Gender Dysphoria.
"Ugly" was the only word I had to describe my dysphoria, which meant it flew under the radar for a long time.
8 Things Transgender People Do Not Owe You
It gets tiresome to have to explain our lives and trauma repeatedly just so cisgender people can 'get an education.'
5 Totally Normal Questions Transgender People May Be Afraid to Ask, Answered
When society tells us that being cis is the only option, it can take years before we feel secure in ourselves as trans.