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!
Would like add:i like it when I’m dressed feel more at ease an attractive but if I’m around certain people they don’t seem to understand that’s who I really am instead of male gender person who tends to have likable personality certain charm what there over looking is part of that person is zena not other names I use or go by
Yes, I agree the world is getting better at understanding about the TS world, whether they accept it or not is another thing. Because of the internet and television more information is reaching the public but the stigma of old world and religious beliefs,retards the progress of acceptance. A lot has to do with where one lives on this planet, not all societies are educated enough to be Gender Friendly. I am extremely happy being a TG, only,I wish I had more freedom to be the woman I am and express myself without persecution in open public .
It’s quite uplifting to see so many people comment about this inportant issue.
I think – as others have mentioned already – that most of us still live in a binary world in which everything “unbinary” should not exist. But it’s changing more and more and the borders dissapear little by little. I will do my best to keep this movement going by saying “I am transidentical, so what?”
If you know what you are doing is right then it’s definetely right.
With love, your sennah.
I’m still male even though got feminine side of me wanting out to show how pretty I can be as female be more confident showing my true self as woman I can be but other’s don’t see feminine side of me they’d rather see my male body image wearing those male clothes instead allowing me dress up like want to sometimes wish I could be somewhere they accepted me as woman I am:zena
I think the problem for us to be properly accepted and integrated into society as easily and completely as cisgender citizens is that we still live in a gender binary world although this is changing happily! We pose a threat to various religious zealots just by the very fact of our existence! The reason for our existence is that a gender binary world is not reality and former class distinctions except where money is concerned have all been abolished, moreover, medicalized men and women and other gender variants is something still new philosophically for his-story and her-story! We now have the technology to change our hormonal equilibrium and to do something which was not possible 80 years ago or so but since it is possible it is also often desirable! I have to admit that I do not have all the answers. I do know that I can not live properly without HRT and this must be so for so many other trans persons.
I wish that people understood this is a long battle within ourselves to try to understand; even accepting it in one’s self can be a painful realization. The dysphoria can destroy our lives, and the lives of the people we love; if we don’t accept it in ourselves, and people do not accept us. That is the inherent danger of trying to live the way we are expected to live, versus what our minds are telling us.
This is so well said here, I agree with what you have said here, 100%. I too feel the same way. I struggle being this way every day. And, am still trying to accept myself. It’s so hard….?
what i wouldlike to say is this is not anything that would make any one sick. this is not any thing that would kill any one else. this is not some thing that will turn me gay. this is some thing that just makes me feel good. so whats the problem
What many people do not realize is that like in my own life how much of a burden it is to still have to function as a male in a male environment when every fibers of my body and mind cries out…..I am a female inside with a male persona on the outside. I can not wait for and I am aching for the day when i finally can change the outside to match my inside,…the day I finally will be at peace.
AMEN… There is so many men out there who feel this way, I think. But are afraid to come out to the world. So we suffer…. Because we don’t want to be ridicule and made fun of, and beaten up, or to lose our life, because of the way we were born. This is not a choice that we make. We feel this way inside and a lot of us know that something is wrong with us at a very young age.