Trans enough?

Another blogger looks at trans inclusion of non-binary genders and the need for the community to reflect on what it means to be trans…

The Queerness

Stephanie Farnsworth takes issue with the arbitrary barriers we’ve placed to deny people’s trans identities.


Visibility has been shown to be both a good and dangerous thing for the trans community, as demonstrated by this amazing post by Aria Ehren last year but many trans identities are still being completely erased from society’s consciousness. Trans rights are advancing but at a painfully slow pace, with barriers such as the trans spousal veto, poor health care and laws which still make discrimination possible such as accessing women’s shelters. Even basic recognition of what it means to be trans is fundamentally lacking in society, with trans youths far more likely to end up being homeless due to family rejection. Sadly, to compound all of these issues, there remains the idea that to be trans only means to identify “as the opposite gender”, which is a belief that erases numerous identities and serves only…

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About Fairy JerBear

A disabled, trans/agender fairy bear living in the American Southwest and passionate about social justice, the environment, Trans/ LGBTQIA+ equality and combating bullying.
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