The Trans-trender debate

“The Internet and media have revolutionized coming out and accessing resources for young transgender youth,” reports today’s Huffington Post.

“There are YouTube channels dedicated to FTM testosterone change diaries(keeping track of voice changes, facial hair, body structure, etc.) and others that simply weigh in on issues facing the FTM community today. However, some transgender youth are being called out by members of the same community for not being “trans enough” or are

labeled “trans-trenders,” which is taken to refer to women who take steps to begin to transition to male simply because they do not fit a stereotypical mold of womanhood (“I don’t like my body/situation/how people treat me as a female, so I think I want to be a guy!”) Continue reading “The Trans-trender debate”