True & Honest Fan
Person of Interest
- May 9, 2016
just my two cents and i don't want to fight anybody about it. there is no rule book for being transgender, but getting one's genitals modified is requisite for being transsexual. I'm not following it closely to know exactly how they identify. Yanov's behavior is unacceptable to the global community of advocates and local organizers. We do not condone denying the validity of their gender expression though. What they say they are, that's what they are. Similar to the situation with Caitlyn Jenner. Slam her for her money and politics if you like, but her transgender journey has been legitimate.
this isn't exactly true. everybody needs to respect everybody else's identity , but being trans gives nobody a pass for the kind of behavior yanov displays in public. lots of us in the community have similar difficulties with the thought policing of the trans taliban. many older baby trans people are reporting acceptance everywhere but from the trannier than thou thought police. Nobody in the real world calls me a trender and nobody argues with me when i say i'm not a guy just because it's obvious that i'm AMAB.you may not accept him as trans, neither do i, but the current cultural landscape makes it so that trans people have to be accepted by the people around him lest they are bigots or facists.