Brooke shared an article the other day that was incredibly powerful and brought a new perspective to what I considered to be the trans community. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines community as:
“a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals”
This means that myself, just like the other men and women that date and have intercourse with transpeople, we are part of their community as well. We share an interest however, many people are shamed for either being trans or judged harshly for loving a transperson.
Trans bodies are beautiful and transpeople are human beings with feelings and hopes and dreams like everyone else. They are no different than anyone, except that they may be a bit tougher and have higher walls than most. But that’s because we as a society built those for them. Now it’s time we help them feel safe enough to tear them down.