Transphobia is the hatred or irrational fear of transgender and transsexual people, and when a transgender person internalises the hate and irrational fear of themselves and other trans people, it is referred to as internalised transphobia. In simpler words, it is the discomfort a trans person might experience after internalising society’s standards of gender expectations.
Every year, we see an alarming trend of an increasing number of transgender murders. With racism and police brutality rising, the lives of trans and gender-diverse people are at even greater risk.
In this modern era, if someone intentionally or accidentally refers to a person who does not identify with the gender they were assigned at birth, their birth name without their consent is noticed as DEADNAMING a person. For many trans people, undergoing a name change could be an affirming step in transitioning. It can alleviate discomfort associated with one’s old name and help others see them as the gender they identify as.
Gender is a diverse spectrum. There are a variety of gender identities between and outside the categories of male and female. From cisgender to gender non-conforming, you could identify with any gender. Gender Identity is the personal sense of one’s gender regardless of their anatomy. One of the common examples would be a ‘tomboy’ – […]
To define the true colours of diversity, the example of our beloved country, India, is always taken into account by various people across the globe. Diversity by colour, caste, gender, religion and in various other categories, all of it is found in India. Still, there is something that stops our country from moving forward and […]