Before we get started, let’s be clear that…
Trans people have always existed, everywhere on earth. We take both current trans experiences and rich trans histories as seriously as that of any group of people.
Transphobia is widespread in our current society. Ignorance and prejudice regarding trans people are common and continue to harm trans people everywhere. We are here to question, challenge, and dismantle these views.
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Consequences of Transgressing Gender Norms
There are many different elements in a transition process and many different steps an individual may take in order to feel as comfortable as possible in their gender (or non-gender).
Below are three categories representing aspects of the transition process that *some* trans and non-binary people choose to engage with.
These categories are not fixed! They overlap and flow into each other, demonstrated by the overlapping circles. Read the explanation for each category below and then drag the examples into the correct section.
The legal aspect of transition refers to interactions with legal institutions, legal barriers that some trans people are forced to face as a result of our existing systems, and/or the fight for legal equality and freedom from discrimination that trans activists advocate for.
The social aspect of transitioning refers to ways that trans people choose to express their identification with a particular gender OR their rejection of gender entirely. It also refers to the ways experiences of transition are viewed in one’s social world.
Medical procedures alter an individual’s physical body through many possible methods of intervention, such as surgery.