The Truth About Trans Women

Countering transphobic talking points

Pax Ahimsa Gethen
4 min readJul 24, 2023

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Lexi Adsit, Mia “Tu Mutch” Satya, Shawn Demmons, and Melanie Ampon (“Nya”) emcee the 2016 Trans Day of Visibility celebration in San Francisco. Photo by Pax Ahimsa Gethen, CC BY-SA 4.0.

In the United States, trans people have been facing a multi-year onslaught of legislative attempts to deny our identities and curtail our rights. The primary targets of these transphobic bills — some of which have become law — are trans women and girls.

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