How many opportunities have we missed to make this community safer and more affirming because we were unwilling to make ourselves uncomfortable?
It gets tiresome to have to explain our lives and trauma repeatedly just so cisgender people can 'get an education.'
If you're a writer, you don't need me to tell you how powerful words are.
“It’s almost like someone’s gender has no bearing on my life,” another cis resident complained.
I'm transgender and I'm trying to transition. But the door keeps getting slammed in my face again, and again, and again.
"I hadn't known up until that point that there were actually trans people that thrived on being violent towards other trans people."
Respecting and affirming the identities of transgender people begins with calling us by our actual names.