As someone who deals with extreme dyphoria, I HATE the idea that you HAVE to be dysphoric to be trans.
What makes you trans isn’t your amount of suffering, the way you present yourself, your wish to transition/not to transition, your clothes, or your political standing.
If you identify as trans, you’re trans.
So many trans people say that genetalia does not define your gender, nor does the way you present. Yet they invalidate trans people who agree with that?
Not all trans people care about their bodies. They can feel okay with having a body that doesn’t suit their identity, because they know that their genetalia doesn’t change how they identify.
Dysphoric or not, if you identify as male, you’re male. If you identify as female, you’re female. If you identify as another gender, then you’re another gender.
As for non-dysphoric people “taking up trans resources”?? I don’t think they do.
Chances are they aren’t transitioning, so they sure aren’t taking up our options to take hormones or have surgery. They aren’t taking therapists away from us. They aren’t taking support away from us.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO HATE YOURSELF OR YOUR BODY TO BE TRANS.
Sincerely, a heavily dysphoric trans guy who’s tired of other dysphoric trans people not taking their own words to heart.
This post is extremely important. 😀 I strongly agree with their points.