Question Two: Why do we have to label people?

Posted: March 26, 2013 in All Things Trans

a gentleman and a scholar

Day two, question two – for information on the panel please see the first post in this series – all posts collected under the tag ‘trans questions answered’ (catchy).



Question Two

Why do we have to prioritise labelling people with minority gender/sexuality issues? You don’t hear people saying “Oh look there’s a heterosexual cis man walking down the street”. I have colleagues who are gay/lesbian but I think of them firstly as very interesting human beings. Where have we (mainly cis hetero people) gone awry in promoting people’s gender/sexuality as if it were the only thing about them that mattered?



Natacha: This is an important question: it is important that trans people can identify as a group in order to take concerted political action in order to fight the extreme levels of discrimination that we suffer  as a group. In an ideal world being trans- or…

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