How many opportunities have we missed to make this community safer and more affirming because we were unwilling to make ourselves uncomfortable?
"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.
What they don’t tell you about being transgender is that sometimes, the transphobe is you.
The other day, I was called a “transtrender” by a trans woman who refused to acknowledge my gender identity because I have, up until this point, not hormonally transitioned. Because the only thing that determines your gender identity is, you know, hormones (sarcasm). A “transtrender” refers to a person who identifies as transgender because they [...]
Coming out as genderqueer and non-binary was this big, beautiful, scary thing for me. I didn’t know what exactly I was moving towards – I only sensed that I was moving in the right direction. Navigating something as complicated as gender with just my intuition was like running through a corn maze at night. There [...]