Label Expectations

Someone wrote…

Gender is a strange thing to think about. Intuitively it really is just what it is…unfortunately there are those that tell you how it ‘should’ be. For me this has always been a stumbling block. Even though I am transgender I feel so much pressure taking this label. I mean…even the label itself has expectations attached to it.

I have found recently that the term genderqueer seems to fit better…there is less pressure.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on February 18th, 2015 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 2 comments »

2 Responses to “Label Expectations”

  1. nola

    I feel the same pressure with the word transgender. even though technically I could be called trans, I don’t call myself that because there’s too much pressure that way to be one gender or another, to transition.


  2. Pick

    I use bigender because saying “trans man that is a little non-binary on the side” is apparently not transgender according to gender roles


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