izoweirdo asked: Sorry to bother you again..I was just wondering what your thoughts were on non-binary people labeling themselves as trans*?..we don't face the same issues as binary trans people, but some non-binary people do still choose to undergo surgery or taking hormones, and we do face discrimination too, our gender/s are often not even recognized as valid by people. I kind of hate that some people consider us 'not trans enough'.
Hrrrm. I consider myself to be trans*, but I’m sure there are plenty of binary and nonbinary people who don’t identify with the gender they were assigned at birth and don’t consider themselves trans*, y’know? I did a survey once, and there were a fair few binary people who fit that category and were vocal about it.
Some people even consider trans* a part of their identity, so in amongst the gender options I put trans*. For fairness I also included cis. Even though these two labels were completely optional, someone complained that they were neither cis nor trans* and thus I had not provided correct labels. I’m not sure what the correct labels would be, but I’m open to ideas. Perhaps “I don’t identify with the gender I was assigned at birth”?
As far as I’m concerned, if you don’t identify with the gender you were assigned at birth and you want to call yourself trans* I am totally down with that. Also, “trans* enough” is like the biggest pile of unwashed socks covered in that cheese that you get on nachos at the cinema. What does that even mean? How do they know? To steal a phrase from Svenwise, do they live in my brain? I think not. If someone says we’re not trans* enough, it’s because something about us makes them uncomfortable and pokes their guilt/fear buttons in some way.