Older trans people built up their own obstacles only adding to the ones that already existed in society. The result is that you had that much higher a mountain to climb. You would construct narratives as to how you can't possibly be trans, family and friends would reject you and, even if they do accept, you would never pass anyway.

Young trans people have it challenging enough today without adding to their own misery which is what many of us did. Every time I think about this it amazes me that I have gotten this far.

Ostensibly we were more about private existential anguish while for them it is about the hostility faced while trying to live out in the open.

It's never perfect is it.


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