Feminists, Gays and Lesbians are Cisgender too!

Emma Holiday
2 min readJul 10, 2020

There is a lot of anger in the trans community about feminists, gays and lesbians who disregard, attack and even hate transgender people. You would expect that we would all be allies against the biases we all experience in our society. Instead some have chosen to join in society’s attack on the legitimacy of the existence of transmen and transwomen.

I believe that one answer is simply that they are as rigidly cisgender as rest of the cisgender world. Being cisgender (cisgender: denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender corresponds with their birth sex.) brings all of the potential biases and misunderstandings that a binary understanding of gender brings.

Of course, like the rest of society, there are many feminists, gays and lesbians who also accept the legitimacy and reality of being transgender.

But, unfortunately, there some feminists, gays and lesbians who have actively join those in society who choose deny the rights, legitimacy and valid gender identification of transgender individuals.

In their minds we are a gender sham and that is tragic.

I am very disappointed that these individuals are so narrowly binary that they are excluding a whole group of people that have a right to exist and are forced to prove their right in the courts and through the need to demonstrate medical as well as scientific proof of their existence.

To steal a quote from ANIMAL Farm by George Orwell: “We are all equal but some are more equal than others.” Haven’t we finally outgrown that kind of narrowness? Fortunately, I now see them now for the gender bigots that they are and they have allied themselves with all the other gender bigots we are contending with.

It is a sad and tragic situation but I will not allow their biases and bigoted hate to stop me from recognizing who and what I am. I have struggled to far for too long to finally find me.

I am not going back.

E. Holiday

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