From Transgender Universe:
Because there’s not enough hate and prejudice in the world, and because transpeople aren’t already dumped upon enough even though fully 84% of the population has never even met any of us. It’s just one more way for us to be dehumanized, for the message to be reinforced that we do not matter. That’s the message that causes so many trans lives to end in murder or suicide. This kind of nonsense is why I fly under the radar in the “real” world, but that decision has deep consequences. Still, apparently it’s good that I do operate this way, seeing as how my home state of Texas is on the list of haters. No surprise there either, but still… grr.
Grr, I say.