“What the rest of society doesn’t realize or see is that trans people are often stuck in this conundrum to receive any medical treatment. If a trans woman wants to be “taken seriously,” she better show up to her appointments in a dress and demonstrating her societal role. If a trans man wants to be seen as serious enough to get surgery, he better not paint his nails. The gatekeeping standards set upon our shoulder is a concentrated version of 50s gender roles we have to bend to in order to get help.”

YES. ^^^^^^

FANTASTIC article. Eye opening, honest, beautiful.


~ by hln351 on April 12, 2015.

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