Tuesday, 11 October 2016

one more public face

Transgender people are everywhere now and India Willoughby is the latest public face to come out.

For many years she worked as Jonathan Willoughby as an ITV news reporter but gender dysphoria finally took its toll and she felt she had no choice but to transition.

This normalization is going to breed acceptance and eventually everyone will have had some exposure to a transgender person. When they do they will realize that in many respects we are just like everyone else.

It is always preferable when that person is dignified and a sense of normalcy and balance shines through because not all of us are that way. But then there many non-transgender people who aren’t great role models and that is the point: we are just like everyone else.

Public acceptance comes one tiny morsel at a time but it does come.


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