A to Z: Trans edition

Posted: March 26, 2013 in All Things Trans

a gentleman and a scholar

One of the things I found hardest, as a trans teenager in a cissexist culture, was the lack of visible role models. They were out there, certainly – but with the mainstream media as my guide I got a pretty strong sense that the only options open to me were tragic figure on a prurient documentary or pariah who pays the ultimate price (oh, Boys Don’t Cry).

 

Ten years or so later and the situation is better – my god, is it better. But still very far from perfect. So, just as a little exercise to show that trans people can do a lot more than apply makeup in front of a mirror, while tinkly background muzak reminds of us just how sad the whole thing is, may I present a whole bunch of trans people doing a whole bunch of awesome things – alphabetised for your convenience…

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