There needs to be a bar or club or something that when you walk in there’s a rack of different color wristbands with words like “I looking for-“
- no one
So that everyone would know who’s looking for who.
"Hey that girl is cute. And her wristband says she’s also looking for a girl. Sweet!”
"He’s cute, but his wristband says girls. Oh well."
you are the future
…except don’t separate trans* people from girls and guys. Because aaaactually—trans* people CAN BE girls and guys! If you want to say girls, guys, and then another group, you can say nonbinary/genderqueer—but NOT trans.
Placing trans* people in a separate category from men and women is really bad because:
a) you’re basically saying that binary trans men aren’t “really” men and that binary trans women aren’t “really” women. Which is really gross and invalidating.
b) it sets up for a lot of people to be incredibly trans*phobic by choosing to not approach trans* folk because—again, the idea that they’re not “really” how they identify
c) it sets up for a lot of people to be incredibly trans*phobic by fetishizing them
If you want to say girls, guys, and another group that isn’t either, please please PLEASE say nonbinary/genderqueer! That way you’re still acknowledging that there are people who aren’t girls OR guys, but you won’t be invalidating the trans* people who ARE girls and guys! :)
(via sweetbeansraych)Source: whitebeltwriter