I wasn’t born in the wrong body. I was born, a body. Without my body, I don’t exist. This body isn’t wrong, it’s trans.
and why it is dangerous to assume otherwise
I don’t buy into the ‘you have to disclose or you’re lying’ argument, nor the ‘right to not be attracted to trans women’ trope. Cis people get so bat-shit crazy when it comes to us. So few trouble themselves to consider how incredibly hard it is for us to fill even our most basic human needs in the face of the intense and pervasive prejudice and oppression heaped upon us. And when we’re caught trying to take care of ourselves, the cis response so often is more oppression.
It was always you who felt apologetic somehow: for wearing that shirt, for playing that game, for liking this thing, for just being you. But none of that is important.
“I remember lying in bed praying to a god (that I didn’t even believe in) that I would just wake up as a girl.”
I think it’s hypocritical for Trump, who has not only never served his country, but did everything he could to get out of it, to tell anyone they can’t serve. Call me crazy, but if people voluntarily join the military, pass all the tests and basic training, and prove to be more than qualified, who is anyone to tell them they can’t serve?
President Trump took to Twitter to announce a ban on transgender Americans serving in the military,
Watching ‘Tangerine’ is an immersive view of the uneasy part of Los Angeles wherein it’s set – no holding back.
Q: “What does ‘queer’ mean, exactly?”
A: “It’s a catch-all term for ‘not straight.’”
I am transgender, a transgender man. The Native Americans have a term that I really like for people like me, two-spirit.