”All transgender people are alike”
In our community of trans folk, there are different walks of life. Just as in any other communities, some people are different and some people are alike.
While being out as trans for the past few years, I’ve met and chatted with a bunch of different trans people. Some that have had surgery, some that haven’t. Some that are on hormones, some who chose to transition naturally. Some that have 9-5 jobs, some that are still in high school. Some black, some white, Asian, Hispanic, and my list goes on and on. My point is the trans community is as diverse as any other community. We are not all the same.
To show you the way that we all differ within our community here are a few different examples:
Laverne Cox- actress, producer, LGBT activist
Aydian Dowling- (29) married, entrepreneur, vlogger, body builder, trans activist
Buck Angel- (44) adult film actor, producer, activist
Bobby- (29) sales representative, father, husband, writer
Malik- (26) family man, giver, care taker
Brendan- (25) server, entrepreneur, fitness oriented, Libra
Avery- (19) office clerk, dancer, metal head, bookworm
Samuel- (25) National registered paramedic, sport enthusiast, husband, doggy dad
Spencer- (35) student, photographer, bachelor
Jae- (41) health care worker, father, personal trainer, outdoor admirer, motivator
As you can see, many different ages, many different occupations, hobbies. While we are all different in our own ways, we all still have one common thing; is to be loved and accepted for who we are. Just because we are not cis, does not mean that we are not “manly” enough, or “womanly” enough. Can’t we just be humanly enough? We’re all human beings just wanting to live and be our own person.