Saturday, 21 May 2011
09:47:33 PM (GMT)
there's a transgender boy - i feel comfortable calling him this because he still
refers to himself as male - in our city who gives a lot of the trans* community a
really bad name. i understand he's become something of a celebrity - in that
everybody knows his name, knows who he is etc. etc. a lot of this is because of the
way he dresses and various exploits, as well as the fact that he's probably the only
trans* person people my age know, and after all people can be cruel. apparently he's
started hormones, i can't quite confirm this or not, but that's not the point.
one of the things that irks me is the fact that his gender's still set as male - if
i've said this once, i've said it a thousand times. whilst 'sex' may indicate
biological, the gender is inside of your head and how you identify. at least, that's
how i see it. if you want to be seen as female, then plastering 'MALE' across
everything is not the right way to go about it. in my experience, too, if someone's a
mtf and they are sexually attracted to males, they label themselves as straight -
this could be personal choice, it just seems strange to me.
that's not the point. the point is that he has an overinflated opinion of himself and
half of the time seems to say what he does for attention. this upsets me mainly
because i know people who've said that they don't like transgendered people because
they think they'll all be like him. the lgbtq community is my community,
specifically the T and Q. i hate the idea that all mtf's are like him. HATE HATE
HATE. and i don't think he realizes exactly how the way he acts affects other people,
because we're not a particularly prevalent community in my city. i'd like to talk to
him and explain this, but if i do he'll probably just call me out on 'hating on him'
because i'm not even fully out as trans* to anyone but the internet and my parents.
asdfghjkl this has properly pissed me off today, which is ridiculous because i've
known this for MONTHS and it's only just gotten to me.
Last edited: 11 October 2011