How many transgender people do you know?

pestilence pestilence
It really depends on your definition of "know." I often frequent /cd/, where I interact with a lot of different trans* people, and I know of and have interacted with some who had identities, but since I'm always anonymous, none of them know me. In real life I only know two other trans* people, and I don't interact with them often.
03/16/2012
u u
I am the only openly transgender person I know. I see lots of preteens in my day, though, so I suspect a few who just haven't realized it yet.
03/18/2012
Schattenstern Schattenstern
That is.. not counting all my Tumblr people!
03/18/2012
Tangles Tangles
I agree, I believe that transphobia comes from people not being exposed to trans* individuals very much. I know quite a few trans* people, but it's mainly because I'm a leader on my campus's LGBT club on campus and because my boyfriend is trans*.
03/19/2012
tom fay tom fay
during early transition and dealing with a large amount of dysphoria i almost lot touch with cis people and made LOTS of trans friends, it just make me feel better hanging out with people that know what i was going through. And im really glad i found so many in my small country.. i guess it cos you can transition on the public health system that they are so easy to find (forams on how to fill out forms and who to avoid n stuff) plus you dont have to go overseas! one of the few things im proud of my country for. And i am really thankful for my trans support group
03/21/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
I do not know anyone.
03/21/2012
Sam I Am Sam I Am
My best friend is transsexual, a lot of my close friends are trans*, and I'm genderqueer =)
03/21/2012
underHim underHim
I don't know any, but I don't know alot of people in my area period so.....
03/22/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
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've never actually sat down and thought/counted the number of trans people I have known. Currently I don't think I associate with any more than 2 and that's because my friends that were trans have either moved away or gone missing. One has been missing for 4 years. No idea what happened!
03/30/2012
argylesocks argylesocks
I've met so many trans people through support groups, websites and conferences. I recently moved to a new city and a lot of my friend I made through a support group. Now I have to catch myself in conversations with cis people and make sure to not use words like "cis", "packer", or "binder" too often because they have no idea what I'm talking about.
03/30/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
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!
Honestly, none....that I know of.
03/30/2012
Beck Beck
I honestly don't know any.
03/30/2012
TransMarc TransMarc
I know two out transgender, but they aren't my friends and I've not seen them since last year. A FTM and a MTF. Maybe more, who I don't know are; way more if you count my Internet acquaintances!
03/30/2012
Voir Voir
Most of the trans people I know are online >_> and that isn't really "personally knowing" it's more the hit and miss chat or w/e. I don't know any offline |: although I did meet an amazing transvestite :3 I literally thought he was a woman because his features were very rounded, not as square as most men are and he didn't even have an adams apple.No make-up (no surgery either). Idk if he was Trasngender or identified as female or if he just cross-dressed, never specified although from the way he spoke about it I got the feeling he just loved to cross-dress.
03/30/2012
humblepie humblepie
I did not count online acquaintances/friends in my vote. Irl, I do not know any trans* individuals.
03/30/2012
pogoyoubounce pogoyoubounce
I don't know any right now, but about 3 years ago I had a sexual encounter with a MTF TG. I'm not sure if they were FT or PT or what since it was a one time hook up, but she looked feminine. I knew of a FTM in college, but he was part of a presentation for one of my psych classes. I've never known one personally.
03/31/2012
TakeHimAway TakeHimAway
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!
A lot! I live in a very liberal town; there are tons of us!
05/07/2012
Phineas James Keane Phineas James Keane
From a fortunate combination of trans* friends I have met online through forums and other chat platforms, and the friends I have made at the trans* support group I attend monthly, I can easily say I know over 20! Before I began to explore it, I felt like the community was so small, but I realized pretty quickly how dead wrong I was.
05/07/2012
MxJesper MxJesper
I'm trans* and identify as non-binary. My partner is a trans man, half of my friends at college are trans*, I'm in a trans* support group and I have many online friends and acquaintances who are trans*. I disagree that transphobia is about not knowing trans* people, it's surely a part of the issue but ignorance is a larger issue I see. People may or may not know trans* people but many also know little to nothing about what being trans* means. People have offensive and ill-informed thoughts about trans* people and also do nothing to educate themselves on trans* identities, experiences, and issues. Once you set out to actually learn about trans* stuff you have to combat the transphobic beliefs you may hold.
05/07/2012
meezerosity meezerosity
IRL, just one. I have several online trans friends though.
05/11/2012
thisisadeletedaccount thisisadeletedaccount
I'm not even sure how many I know now - having a club for trans*, genderqueer, and gender nonconforming students at my college really expanded my already large trans* friend pool.
05/17/2012
Zandrock Zandrock
I know a couple
10/17/2012
violets violets
I know a few trans people, mostly through LGBT stuff at my school.
10/17/2012
Jaxxie Lifeless Jaxxie Lifeless
not many
10/18/2012
buttcleavage buttcleavage
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 feel like this is a tokenizing question.
Just saying.
10/18/2012
CindyH CindyH
i know a couple
10/29/2012
smlove smlove
I went to high school with one (didn't know, cause they didn't realize until afterwards, but now she is he). went to college with another one who didn't realize until afterwards. When I met my wife (she's a transwoman), I met a lot more transpeople, and do on a regular basis.
10/29/2012
hanjonatan hanjonatan
very few. i don't really participate in any kind of "queer" community irl and have no desire to, and i don't really go out of my way to meet other trans people. i'm usually the only one, and i don't have a problem with that.
11/02/2012
Andrew1992 Andrew1992
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 don't know of very many in my immediate area.
11/11/2012
Sunny Meadows Sunny Meadows
I used to when I was younger. These days my friends are scattered everywhere.
11/11/2012
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