Profile: Hunter

You can call me… Hunter

I identify as… a transgender avenger of my middle school! I am a 13-year-old Cassanova!

As far as third-person pronouns go, … please use male pronouns, I really like “dude.”

I’m attracted to… feminine girls, cosplayers, nerds, snugglers.

When people talk about me, I want them to… see that I don’t like being a girl, and I want them to respect that. And call me a boy. I want them to see how much I am trying to bring GBLT respect to my homophobic middle school. I want them to call me Hunter.

I want people to understand… I want people to understand what I am going through. Being trans is hard enough, especially at a young age. That I don’t think their horrible looks or hateful words are going to help me. To understand that you shouldn’t judge sexualities, but personalities.

About Hunter
My name is Hunter, I am 13. I want to bring GBLT respect to my school. I never wanted to be different, but my body has put me into a cage. I am here to help the kids at my school understand that just because I am a boy in a girl’s body doesn’t mean I am a freak. I want to help my friends or other people at my school deal with the hatred of the other homophobic children.

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Posted by on January 16th, 2012 at 08:00 am

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13 Responses to “Profile: Hunter”

  1. Brett Blatchley

    Go for it *Dude*!!! It sounds like you have a lot of guts, a stout (but tender) heart and you’re on a noble mission!!! You have my respect and prayers: Godspeed!!!


  2. Cameron Joel

    Middle school, in my experience at least, was really rough. It’s super awesome that you are trying to make a difference! Just remember that sometimes people are really stubborn in their ignorance, and that’s not your fault, and it’s okay to take care of yourself. Not to say you can’t do activist-y stuff or anything, or that “you’re doing it wrong”–you can and you’re not. But hostile spaces can really wear on you, and I would hate to see you burn out before you get out of school. Stay strong, dude. <3


  3. Lane

    Good for you, dude! As Cameron Joel said, probably lots of people will be stubbornly ignorant. You can’t change everybody’s mind. That said, having someone like you there will mean the world to lots of people, not only the other LGBT-types, but anyone whose life has been negatively affected by hateful mindsets. Some of them might not even realize the impact until years later. Oftentimes it takes just one rebel to plant a seed, and that seed has to lie dormant for a little while until the ground softens up, but when it does an awesome transformation occurs. Take care of yourself, and stay strong!


  4. Kyree

    After I came out to my best friend about who I am, she said that I had opened her eyes to all the different kinds of people in the world, that she was much more open minded because of knowing me. Know that simply being yourself is never “simply.” Even if you don’t get to see it most of the time, being yourself can plant seeds that, given time, grow into acceptance and love. Hang in there, dude; life gets amazing.


  5. Anonymous

    keep avenging, little dude.


  6. Ix

    Hunter, I wish there’d been someone like you in my middle school! I have a lot of respect for you in standing up for yourself in a hostile environment and working for a better community. Young people like you make me proud and hopeful.


  7. Poet

    Hunter, man. I wish I’d had the courage to be out in middle-school. I bet you’re inspiration for someone close to you–keep at it!


  8. kdanger

    I wish you so much success. Middle school has a bad tendency to suck… hang in there, dude!


  9. moh!

    congrats! :D
    I’m barely older than you, just started high school this year, absurdly glad to be out of MS at last. Hang in there! My HS is great, with luck yours will be too. I have a friend who’s just beginning his FtM transition. Luckily I live in a very liberal area and he’s gotten very little besides total support. I’m sorry you’re meeting with ignorance and opposition, definitely try scouring the internet for support groups and forums, they seem to have those for everything. And since you mention you like cosplayers and nerds, you’re probably already aware that anime and comic conventions tend to be awesomely open and accepting places. Come to Sakura-con if you’re ever in the Seattle area, alright?
    Good luck!


  10. Thomas

    I had a harsh time just being a tomboy in middle school. It would have been cool to have someone like you to hang out with 10 years ago.

    Good Luck little dude!!


  11. j

    dude, youre awesome. good luck to you in everything that you ever do! i am truly in awe of someone your age as brave as you are. i went to a podunk small town school full of bigots and idiots growing up, too, and there was not one person there who had balls as big as yours! there was not a single person who would stand up for us “freaks” and “weirdos” (and sadly that included us weirdos), and looking back understand that it was because it’s devastatingly difficult to do so. you are a bad ass just for being able to come out in that environment. i truly thank you for having the balls to be you.


  12. Anonymous

    Dud you’re awesome, keep it up!!


  13. Anonymous

    Oops typo, meant “Dude” XD


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