Jim C. Hines /
April 26, 2023 @ 11:04 am
Some of us have been depressed and suicidal for most of our lives, due to the pervasive transphobia in Western society. Even when you aren’t out, even to yourself, you know that how you are deserves contempt and verbal and physical abuse. (And if you don’t already know it, there are plenty of people ready to “educate” you in ways you can’t ignore.)
Now, at least, there’s a lot of recognition and support for being trans. You are no longer alone, and even a lot of cis people will value you and support you. Speaking for myself, external transphobia is nowhere near as destructive as the internalized transphobia many (most?) of us were raised with.