Today is meant to be the one day of the year that is all about trans people and not about cis people. And every single year, people I know and love find themselves drawn into the same old arguments with cis people who find ways to make even today of all days all about them.
Leave us be and let us mourn in peace. It’s just one day. Just one. And you won’t even let us have that.
Do you know the feeling of disbelief you get sometimes, when you find yourself in an argument that simply doesn’t make sense? Someone is pushing back against something that shouldn’t be subject to debate, and you really can’t see how or why you’ve ended up in the conversation. Surely there are some things that, even here online where people let their worst side hang out, people know they should simply let be?
Things like taking a day to remember your dead.
Transphobia isn’t a surprise. Dismissal of trans people isn’t a surprise. If people didn’t hate others because of perceiving them as trans, there would be no need for a Trans Day of Remembrance. If everyone saw trans people as fully human and their genders as legitimate as cis people’s, life would be a hell of a lot easier for a hell of a lot of people. I accept- I…
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