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Can you be transgender if you don’t have dysphoria? A note on the ever-growing discourse within the trans community

There is no short answer here, but the most important factor to consider is the discourse about what dysphoria is and what it means to have dysphoria, as well as what it means to be transgender.

All My Close Friends Are Female – Here Are Some Ways That Can Cause Issues

For as long as I can remember, I have been much more masculine than feminine. However the vast majority of my friends (and all of my close friends) are fairly feminine women. Of course I have no issue with this, but occasionally this can present issues and complications that were unforeseen to me prior to coming out. There are three main issues; misgendering, dysphoria and a lack of male friends.

Is RuPaul Transphobic? The Complex Relationship Between Drag and Transness

Trigger warnings: Misgendering, transphobia, transphobic language RuPaul is arguably one of the most famous drag queens in the history of the art. This is in part due to his television series RuPaul’s Drag Race, in which up incoming drag...

How My Weight Contributes to My Dysphoria

From 'female' pattern fat distribution to clothes not fitting 'right - how weight gain due to Graves' Disease has impacted me and my dysphoria. TW: mentions of weight gain and dysphoria

INTERVIEW /// Photographer SORAYA ZAMAN of American Boys Project

Instagram: @sorayatzaman @americanboysproject

Why is the Trans Community so Hostile?

What is a community? Well, in my eyes it’s a group of people with something in common, whether that be where they live, how they live, or an identity that they share. The word ‘community’ is often synonymous with friendship, loyalty and kinship. Yet, within...

WHY I DON’T FEEL SAFE ON FACEBOOK

An outline of Facebook's insufficient protections for the transgender and non-binary community.

ARE YOU TRANSPHOBIC? AN ALERT TO THE CIS COMMUNITY ABOUT WHAT IS NOT OKAY

The top three forms of subtle transphobia that get to me! (Contains mentions of self-harm, transphobia and suicide)

THE YOUNG TRANS EXPERIENCE IN THE UK

An 18-year old transman from Scotland outlines his experience shortly after coming out

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