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I Am In Support of Transgender and Genderqueer People

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    I am not transgender

    or gender queer but I support there happiness and well being
    moorejt84 moorejt84 31-35, M 2 Responses May 28, 2015

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    When I was a small kid,

    all my friends were female. For my birthday parties, my mum always added at least one boy to the guest list, because she wanted it to be more balanced (though it was still 9 to 1 or so). If we were asked to wear costumes in kindergarten, I would dress up as a princess. And I...
    quirkyowl quirkyowl 22-25, M Jan 14

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    How could I not be? They face unimaginable

    discrimination.... and it breaks my heart. These are ******* people, but society is so woefully far behind. To be born with a mind that puts you in any nonstandard gender category is practically a death sentence, going by data on average suicide rates. **** arbitrary cookie...
    effervescence effervescence 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 13, 2015

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    About my last experience involving my brother,

    I did eventually end up asking why he was so curious and asking so many questions. It took awhile because he was very nervous (my family isn't very open about these type of things usually) but he did end up with him wanting to try some girls clothes on just to see how he felt...
    Germanic Germanic 18-21, T 8 Responses Jan 31, 2015

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    I have a trans ex and it bothers me

    so much when people say being trans isn't real, it took a toll on her everyday when people called her a guy or him, but no matter what I treated her like a princess, well she was my princess, I did her make up, painted her nails, lent her clothes and bought her pretty underwear...
    TinaFromBobsBurgers TinaFromBobsBurgers 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 18, 2015

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    Sophiebo09 Sophiebo09 18-21, T 3 Responses Jan 13, 2015

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    Why not support them?

    Leave them be, stop pointing out flaws. I bet if you didn't know or couldn't tell, you wouldn't be so transphobic. Transphobia isn't even a phobia, you're not scared, you're just an arsehole unable to accept another human being's person.
    Jaylaska Jaylaska 13-15, F Nov 3, 2015

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    I seriously find some trans people way hotter

    than people born into the right bodies like dayummmm 👌
    CherylYo CherylYo 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 4, 2014

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    Want to help make an LGBT project?

    In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games/sports/physical activities? Got 2 free groups on FB (can be on other sites w/ groups) forming. Share this post? (Reference my profile link here to answer questions & give links). Both need hosts & invite members. FILM...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just came out as trans.

    Would like to talk about it with someone
    tyguy21 tyguy21 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 27

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    Well, yesterday I finally started my transition.

    I started my hormones and taking my testosterone blockers. I'm really excited
    StrangeMargo StrangeMargo 18-21, T 6 Responses Jul 14, 2015

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    so today I realise I am 35 male,

    could be straight/gay/ bi/ wanna be cross dresser. who loves heels, women's clothes painting my nails and generally exploring what it is too be an individual. I do not follow football, rugby, cricket. love to go out drinking, running, snowboarding. am a qualified chef and...
    janeinchains janeinchains 31-35, M 6 Responses Jan 31

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    I'm biologically female.

    I've only ever dated males. But about a year & a half ago I finally came out to myself as bisexual/pansexual. Since then I've been exploring how I feel about my gender identity as well. I feel like I'm happy being a girl, but that if I suddenly woke up as a boy, I would be...
    OldSoul246 OldSoul246 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    No, I'm not trans. Nor do I

    even have friends that are. But it's sad to see trans people get kicked out of their families because of something they can't control. It always makes me so confused when soon to be Mother's say **** like "I don't care the gender of the baby, as long is its healthy, I'll love...
    bflyboo14 bflyboo14 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 28, 2015

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    I'm pansexual btw...and I support my transgender

    and genderqueer "cousins"! LOVE Y'ALL! Stay strong lovelies! It only gets better once you accept who you are. :D
    eharber97 eharber97 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    i wanna talk to a transgender only ones

    who are 17-18 😋im a guy an 17
    cvvxo cvvxo 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Not Everybody Hates

    Hey guys, just letting you know I'm one of the many many people that are supporting transgendered and genderqueer people that are not transgendered them self. I want to let you guys know you have a lot of support from more people then you'd expect! I mean, yes there are some...
    h47hentahu7y5a h47hentahu7y5a 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 24, 2012

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    You can't say your feminism is

    for the rights of women if you pick and choose some women over others. You can't say your feminism is for women if you don't include trans women. So who's it even for?
    Atmosfaerie Atmosfaerie 22-25 2 Responses Mar 9, 2015

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    I have become more and more involved in the

    transgender community and have met some wonderful people. Many of their stories are wonderful while many others are just heart breaking. Many are quiet supporters while others are very outspoken. They run the gamut from devoutly religious to ex sex workers, all of which can...
    JessicaMarie35 JessicaMarie35 36-40, T 1 Response Dec 13, 2015

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    allsummer allsummer 22-25, F 9 Responses Jul 19, 2014

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    I have recently been torn between looking at

    very attractive women and wanting to be with them, love the way they look very hot and wanting to look the same way myself!!! ahhhh! damm this hot weather! :p
    janeinchains janeinchains 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    That great moment when someone you don't know

    calls you by your preferred pronouns <3 😬
    FinishLineTime FinishLineTime 18-21, T 6 Responses Sep 29, 2014

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    This is a NY Times article

    that I found a very good read. It's the closest dissertation that I have ever found that treats gender as non binary. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/12/magazine/whats-so-bad-about-a-boy-who-wants-to-wear-a-dress.html?_r=3&pagewanted=all&
    JoanieNewHampshire JoanieNewHampshire 61-65, T 1 Response Jan 28

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    My boyfriend is FTM and my first nontraditional

    heterosexual relationship. It's my first after a divorce. We chose to keep our relationship private for a period but my mom and stepdad found out before I ever had a chance to come out as pansexual myself (that's another story). I was threatened to have custody of my child taken...
    tygerseye tygerseye 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 30, 2015

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    Since Caitlyns shoot with vanity fair the

    transphobes and transmisogynists have really showed their true faces. Even with people who claim to support the trans and lgbtqa community, so here's some reminders: ⋅ Calling her anything other than Caitlyn is transphobic. It's her name, use it. ⋅ Using male pronouns is...
    Atmosfaerie Atmosfaerie 22-25 4 Responses Jun 2, 2015

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    https://www.gofundme.

    com/BecomingJaiden << please click that link and help me get this life changing surgery. Donate what you can. Will be appreciated. Thank you! Xx
    FriendlyPoet FriendlyPoet 22-25, F Dec 20, 2015

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    Just saw the Danish Girl yesterday,

    and although it had a tremendous emotional impact and was very psychological in some aspects, i feel like there was some awkwardness. And i mean the representation of trans people. Personally i see no problem with Redmayne playing Elbe rather than a transwoman, or at least i...
    Noodlepudding666 Noodlepudding666 16-17, F Jan 31

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    Sending out love to all transgender

    and genderqueer people. This world is full of hate and narrow minded people, but it's awesome to see that slowly changing. People are gradually becoming more accepting. Keep fighting your fight!
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses May 27, 2015

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    My experience is long enough I don't feel like

    posting the whole thing in mega detail..but it's worth saying. I'm transgender, assigned female at birth. I identify as male or transmasculine, nonbinary. I'm still searching for the best way to describe it, because it changes between those. I've known since I was three that...
    lightforged lightforged 22-25, T 2 Responses Dec 18, 2015

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    I wish I could become a girl over night it

    would be a dream come true 💁🏻
    chelsea2610 chelsea2610 18-21, T 3 Responses Dec 14, 2015

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    I am not certain with my gender identity.

    . It started for me at 17 shortly after learning the terminology for it. It clicked clicked a year later and made sense. I still am tired of looking into the mirror and seeing what I see in my eyes.. I still have a very vague identity with What to Do I want to be the other gender...
    Strivexwolf Strivexwolf 18-21, M Jan 11

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    horrurs horrurs 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 22

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    I have a question for you all.

    have any of you experience, not really a change in personality, but an ability to show your true personality when you transitioned? it may seem to other people you've changed a little bit but you know its who you've always been. I don't mean that youre now more comfortable...
    Volner Volner 18-21, M 5 Responses Feb 3

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    All people have the right to be however they

    want. I grew up as a male but I like wearing pretty things and why should that even be a problem? Liberate your mind, society!
    Andrea052 Andrea052 51-55, T 4 Responses Mar 25, 2015

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    Agh I hate when my parents joked about my

    friend Daniel he is a FTM transgender. It's like they making fun of him but they not my dad is the worst I just had enough of his jokes towards him. :( :/
    mblan11 mblan11 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 1

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    This seriously disgusts me.

    .. http://www.newslo.com/virginia-schools-to-implement-x-ray-scanners-to-check-the-genitals-of-student-bathroom-users/
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jan 19

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    Dont try to be a "real man"

    or a "real woman"; Simply aspire to be a "real person".
    beenbad beenbad 41-45, T 2 Responses Jul 13, 2014

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    I just can't stand when people call

    transgenders "it's" or "he-she" or "she males". They have a pronoun (or maybe none at all) that they would like to be called. If you're unsure, just use they/them. It's a lot more respectful and it's safe to use. Or ask them politely what pronouns they prefer. Also I don't...
    BeautifulSoul09 BeautifulSoul09 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 29, 2015

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    I'm a transgender person

    and new to EP
    ashleyphil75 ashleyphil75 16-17, T 9 Responses Oct 28, 2015

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    I've just started my own gofundme.

    Please help spread my campaign to have this life changing surgery. Thank you http://www.gofundme.com/becomingjaiden
    FriendlyPoet FriendlyPoet 22-25, F Jan 8

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    I don't think its gonna pan out

    for me, I don't think I'll be able to transition. :(
    curiousdweller curiousdweller 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 11

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    Let us support all human beings

    and be an Ally for those who suffer. Do not except mistreatment to anyone. Do not engage in jokes or ridicule. Let people be who they are and let people be people. Let us not forget those who lost their lives for being who they are.
    Femmeheartsoul Femmeheartsoul 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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    "Being trans is not something you are born with.

    It's a choice".... If medically this is not true, then why in the hell is it even open for discussion? I'm sure that trans did not choose to get put down and bullied, by those who are ignorant and do not understand. "Just be yourself". Isn't that what we teach our children? "Do...
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 23, 2015

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    i just joined the forum yesterday.

    I am transgender and support all gender non conforming people. I have been out for nearly eleven years. I have some wonderful friends and have embraced people that most likely I would have never have contact with. I feel so blessed and never have been happier in my life.
    Gennee Gennee 66-70, T 4 Responses Jan 22

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