There is a hashtag that has been popping up around Twitter for the past few days of #transgenderprivilege. Users are posting their experiences about being trans and discussing the myth of the “privileges” our community has. There are many out there that think we are trans just so we can use a particular bathroom or locker room, many think we are trans for sexual reasons.
Of course, that is not the case. The responses posted range from relatable, to sobering, to heartbreaking.
As a t-girl who does not plan on transitioning, some of the responses are not ones I can relate to directly, but I have friends who have said what many of these users have written. For those of us who have gone out in public and had to use the restroom, I think we can all relate to the tweet above. I’ve had nothing but uneventful experiences in using the ladies room, but my guard is always up.
What are some of the “advantages” people think you have because you are transgender?