1. Transgender people are crazy
Many cisgender people cannot understand the life of transgender people, most of them believe that life of transgender people is crazy. This is one of the common misconception on transgender people. When it comes to transgender people and the life of transgender people, many cisgender people associate them with crazy and abnormal lifestyle. In fact that many people don’t know transgender people and the life of transgender people very clearly, they only know transgender people and tranny date from TV and movies.
2. Transgender people don’t like their bodies
This is the number two misconception on transgender people. Many people think that transgender women are identities who feel uncomfortable in men’s body, while transgender men are identities who feel uncomfortable in women’s body. It is true that some transgender people are not comfortable with the gender they were born with, so they want to be the opposite gender. While it doesn’t mean all transgender people don’t like their bodies.
3. Transgender people are the same as gay
Before talking about this problem you should know that gender identity and sexual orientation are different from each other. Transgender people and gay are two different groups, they are completely different form each other. Transgender refers to the gender they choose to be, while gay refers to the gender they are attracted to.
4. Transition surgery is simple
Many cisgender people may think that transition surgery is as simple as other surgeries. I want to say that transition surgery is the hardest surgery that I knew. Transition is a long and hard process, it is more than medical treatment and surgery, but a hard process that not everyone is brave enough to undergo. What’s more, transgender people also need to change their living habits after transitioning. In a word, transitioning surgery is a big deal.
5. Small children are not old enough to be aware of gender identity
Some transgender people are not comfortable with their gender at a very young age, so small children are not old enough to be aware of gender identity is another misconception on transgender people. A new research shows that children as young as five are old enough to be aware of their gender identities.
6. Transgender people are supported by laws
Transgender people are more and more accepted by the society, legal acceptance is still a challenge for transgender people. No federal laws protect transgender people in all countries, life for transgender people is still very hard. Discrimination is the biggest problem that transgender people are faced with. I hope transgender people can be concerned by the whole society.
7. Trans dating is unhealthy
This is the final misconception on transgender people, and this is also one of the reasons why it is hard for transgender people to find their dating partners or life partners online. As transgender people are more and more accepted, some open-minded people are looking for trans hookup online, while few people are willing to have a serious relationship with trans people. In fact, ts dating can be as healthy as other dating if you want.