How many transgender people do you know?

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How many transgender people do you know?

Rhinobaby Rhinobaby
I have a lot of trans friends, each of whom I love very dearly. I am of the opinion that transphobia, at least in part, results from just not being exposed to transgender people. I can't imagine anyone knowing any of my friends and not loving them!
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I do not know any transgender people
70  (30%)
I know one or two transgender people
49  (21%)
I know 3-5 transgender people
49  (21%)
I know 5-10 transgender people
25  (11%)
I know 10- 20 transgender people
11  (5%)
I know more than 20 transgender people
28  (12%)
Total votes: 232
Poll is closed
12/05/2011
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Katelyn Katelyn
Quote:
Originally posted by Rhinobaby
I have a lot of trans friends, each of whom I love very dearly. I am of the opinion that transphobia, at least in part, results from just not being exposed to transgender people. I can't imagine anyone knowing any of my friends and not loving them!
Great topic!
12/05/2011
Peggi Peggi
I agree, this is a great poll, and I know WELL over twenty. In the hundreds as far as who I talk to, associate with, call and text, etc., in person and face to face only around 3 dozen?

I run an online support group on facebook on two different pages, for transgendered people, and I attend meetings as well for them. I am not transgendered myself, but one of my closest friends who I actually once dated til she needed time to figure herself out is transgendered and that's what got me started!
12/05/2011
Kat Shanahan Kat Shanahan
I only know one, and I didn't meet him until I was 25. I'm amazed that I went that far without knowing at least one. Then again, who knows...maybe I knew others and just didn't *know* that I knew. Does that make sense? *L*
12/05/2011
eroticmutt eroticmutt
Quote:
Originally posted by Rhinobaby
I have a lot of trans friends, each of whom I love very dearly. I am of the opinion that transphobia, at least in part, results from just not being exposed to transgender people. I can't imagine anyone knowing any of my friends and not loving them!
I only know one transgendered person
12/05/2011
RonLee RonLee
My partner. I feel so damn lucky to have met her.
If you read this... Love You Baby!
12/05/2011
namelesschaos namelesschaos
Off line I don't personally know one who identifies as trans gender. The closest is a drag queen who prefers to go by Vivianne then his given name but who identifies as cis .
12/05/2011
Chul Chul
I've only known one, both online and real life. I don't get to go out much, but around here, meeting transgenders is just not as common even though it's a more liberal area overall. I, personally, would love to meet more of them myself. An interesting poll.
12/05/2011
Collogue Collogue
Quote:
Originally posted by Rhinobaby
I have a lot of trans friends, each of whom I love very dearly. I am of the opinion that transphobia, at least in part, results from just not being exposed to transgender people. I can't imagine anyone knowing any of my friends and not loving them!
Three to five off the top of my head, though I'm sure it wouldn't be hard for me to meet more!
12/06/2011
Chirple Chirple
I'm not sure exactly how to answer - there's only one person I would count as an actual close, personal friend who I talk to on a regular basis.

Other than that, I could name 20+ I've met / known briefly / used to know / et cetera.


Also, I think it's worth mentioning that people might actually know a trans*person without knowing it or directly realising it. Some trans*people aren't "out" or vocal about it. If a person can and is trying to "pass", you might never know they're "different" unless you see them naked (and sometimes not even then).

There's a local teacher who is trans* near me, and you wouldn't know if she kept it secret (she has a website and everything aimed at informing and helping others, so it is definitely not a secret).

There are lots of trans*people who prefer not to be "out" (or for whom it would be dangerous), just wanting to live normal lives. You might know them without actually knowing it.
12/06/2011
GONE! GONE!
I always assume no one knows any for some reason but I guess not!
12/06/2011
Maxx Maxx
Quote:
Originally posted by Rhinobaby
I have a lot of trans friends, each of whom I love very dearly. I am of the opinion that transphobia, at least in part, results from just not being exposed to transgender people. I can't imagine anyone knowing any of my friends and not loving them!
I know a lot more than what I voted for but not as friends. I know of people I just dont know them personally
12/06/2011
Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
I know quite a few transgendered people.
12/06/2011
LittleA LittleA
Where I live I don't know any, or at least don't know I do. I have met and worked with some, but beyond that don't know any closely. I never regarded them being any different from anyone else I knew except that they are way more self aware then most people I know.
12/07/2011
froggiemoma froggiemoma
I don't know any.
12/08/2011
JGrey JGrey
I knew2 girls that went to college with me that are now men
12/08/2011
HannahPanda HannahPanda
Not many at all, my partner is bi-gendered, though.
12/09/2011
wrmbreze wrmbreze
I don't know any.
12/09/2011
Paula Paula
Quote:
Originally posted by Rhinobaby
I have a lot of trans friends, each of whom I love very dearly. I am of the opinion that transphobia, at least in part, results from just not being exposed to transgender people. I can't imagine anyone knowing any of my friends and not loving them!
Three, and I'm a straight girl. My old apartment building was a gay mecca in the middle of a very ghetto area. I'm not sure how that happened but it was pretty cool
12/09/2011
Jammin14580 Jammin14580
Quote:
Originally posted by Rhinobaby
I have a lot of trans friends, each of whom I love very dearly. I am of the opinion that transphobia, at least in part, results from just not being exposed to transgender people. I can't imagine anyone knowing any of my friends and not loving them!
I know a couple transgendered people, but I don't see or talk to them very often, unfortunately
12/10/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Rhinobaby
I have a lot of trans friends, each of whom I love very dearly. I am of the opinion that transphobia, at least in part, results from just not being exposed to transgender people. I can't imagine anyone knowing any of my friends and not loving them!
We have gay friends of both genders. We have no transgender friends and have never met a transgender person we know of...but if they really LOOK and ACT like members of the other gender then what they were "born as" anatomically, who would know?
12/24/2011
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
Several. Not very many though. Wish I knew more, would be a great support network, I'd imagine.
12/24/2011
sexydelphia sexydelphia
just know a couple
12/26/2011
Nazaress Nazaress
I used to know some but not anymore.
12/26/2011
Star88 Star88
Quote:
Originally posted by Rhinobaby
I have a lot of trans friends, each of whom I love very dearly. I am of the opinion that transphobia, at least in part, results from just not being exposed to transgender people. I can't imagine anyone knowing any of my friends and not loving them!
I know my girlfriend and two other friends as well as some acquaintances who fall somewhere under the trans umbrella.
01/02/2012
LAndJ LAndJ
None that I know of...
01/02/2012
Rhinobaby Rhinobaby
Quote:
Originally posted by Kat Shanahan
I only know one, and I didn't meet him until I was 25. I'm amazed that I went that far without knowing at least one. Then again, who knows...maybe I knew others and just didn't *know* that I knew. Does that make sense? *L*
Makes perfect sense!
01/02/2012
Rhinobaby Rhinobaby
Quote:
Originally posted by Katelyn
Great topic!
Thanks
01/02/2012
True Pleasures True Pleasures
I have one who's a friend on Twitter. I may know more, but I'm not aware of any others.
01/02/2012
PirateofPenance PirateofPenance
Quote:
Originally posted by Rhinobaby
I have a lot of trans friends, each of whom I love very dearly. I am of the opinion that transphobia, at least in part, results from just not being exposed to transgender people. I can't imagine anyone knowing any of my friends and not loving them!
There are three in my dorm alone. So. : ]
01/17/2012
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