It’s that time again. That time where people announce trans visibility day and hope to raise enough awareness of themselves, that the people who can’t stand up and shout are still given a voice.
Trans people are still dying. Still being killed for being trans – and its still trans women of colour taking the lead.
Trans people are still committing suicide – and it’s still trans teens that are the most vulnerable.
Trans people are still being beaten, abused, fired, evicted, disowned, rejected, and told they can’t even go tk the bathroom.
Trans people are still being told that they are monsters, freaks, predators, deluded, suffering from mental illness.
Trans people are still being erased by governments who pass bills to allow discrimination, by companies and healthcare providers who forget that not only cis women menstruate, and who refuse to listen when we speak.
Trans people are still cast out of what should be safe places, by non-intersectional feminism.
Trans people are still fielding questions about the legitimacy of their private parts and hormone levels and whether they’re trans enough or passing enough.
Trans people are still being kicked down, by cis people who think being asked to use correct pronouns and not deadname them is somehow about taking away the freedom of those cis people and, not about giving freedom to the trans person.
Trans people deserve better.
Please help me to make the blog I write next year reflect that.