2015 has been a big year in the transgender world. There’s been more media coverage and attention than ever before.
But I can’t help but feel that society still has a long way to go in its understanding and acceptance of crossdressers and transgender people.
Do you agree?
If so, let’s shed some light!
What do you wish people understood about you?
Whether it’s the people closest to you or the world at large, what do you want them to know?
The more voices and perspectives out there, the sooner others will (hopefully) begin to understand.
I’d love to hear from you, so please share in the comments below!
Wish people would try to put them selfs in a Transgender shoes it’s a lot like being in prison or having to wear the wrong size shoes every day we can’t change how we feel in side we can hide it cover it up and even pretend to be something that we really aren’t it’s not easy for someone who’s Transgender to be them selfs in a world that criticize us or mimics us for just being who we are it’s not fair that I have to live a double life I go to work wearing coveralls and work boots but when I get home its off to the shower and into a baby doll nighty and then some make up I stay like that until 3:30 am and by 4:30 I’ve switched back to another life and punched into a time clock that is more suitable for society from there point of view let’s face it Transgender people get shit jobs and shity wages . I do wonder are just like me going through life bouncing from one to another
Have respect for the fact that I don’t want the Spanish Inquisition when I am out with my friends.
That we aren’t mentally ill. Trans people aren’t out of touch with biological realities; it’s just that we believe we are more than our physical bodies (heart, mind, and spirit). To say that we are women is not to deny the physical state of our bodies but to give weight to our inner sense of self. This doesn’t hurt anyone and if it makes us happy, isn’t that enough?
This was pretty much what I was going to write!
I don’t think eny one could of said it better than you did
hi all. i want people to understand that i am a female trapped in a males body. i dress as i feel in my soul, as a female. i do not want to be disrespected i am NOT freak, and i WANT to be addressed as MA’AM not sir. (im a bit old to be called miss:-)
i look more male than female, even with makeup, but i am a female.
its even more disrespectful when i tell people my name is MS LAURALYNN and they still call me sir
i realize i desperately need more voice training, but peopld could still be more respectful.
lauralynn fr now
Hormones for a week , and I will see how it goes , but Jay became Jayne . I am very fortunate as it does not upset the family . The hormones are cheap , but those doctors charge a lot .
The people know but don’t accept we are same girls but in wrong body all my friends don’t want see me more is sad
I wish people could know what an overwhelming compulsion transgender people feel. I wish they knew that the urge to transition is all consuming and something that cannot be bargained with.
That the media (and often people’s) understanding of transgenderism is not only simplistic but misguided. Gender correction therapy is not a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Transgender people do not all go through transition and turn into butterflies. Even after full and very successful transitions, transgender people are faced with huge hurdles. While therapy may address one issue it frequently replaces one set of challenges with another, which are often life-limiting.