No, Trans People Are Not Normal

Indeed, we are extraordinary.

Members of El/La Para TransLatinas speak on a stage in the Compton’s Transgender Cultural District, at the conclusion of the 2019 San Francisco Trans March. Photo by Pax Ahimsa Gethen, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Transgender and non-binary folks in the USA are living in a time of great visibility, but also great vulnerability. Defining and defending our identities and communities can be exhausting when faced with an onslaught of invasive questions and incorrect presumptions, even from “well-meaning” people.