Transgender Identity And Gender Identity

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In today’s modern society people have come to understand the idea of LGBTQ but not everyone understands what gender identity is in depth. The term of gender identity is when individuals view themselves as male or female or what they would pronouns that they would prefer such as he or she and so on. Although this is true, what we as a society have come to understand, slowly but surely is that there are more than two types of gender identification such as the blending of male and female or neither of them. Another factor that people fail to realize is that gender identity can also match the gender that was assigned at the time of their birth. There is nothing that gives an individual a set and stone identity but there are factors that play a…show more content…
Men have penis’s and women have vagina’s but it’s not that simply to those who believe they are truly a different gender than what they were born as. In Namaste’s work Transsexual, transgender, and queer we see the discrimination that transgender people face which I would have to face as well. “..Civil Status clearly stated that a male-to-female transsexual must undergo a vaginoplasty, the construction of a vagina, in order to change her name and sex.” (141) We see how it’s virtually difficult for transgender people to change their gender identities on certificates so even though they identify as male, female, or whatever the case may be, they still have to be seen as something they aren’t. Even the law is unaccepting of what human beings have the given right to do; be themselves. “State coverage paid for testicular implants in the case of a male who has lost his testicles, but did not allow for breast implants in the case of a woman who loses her breast.” (145) . In this quote, we see how transgendered women are seen as second-class citizens alongside women in general aspects. We also see how the LGBTQ community takes a stand for who they are which also shows how it would partially resolve the troubles that I would face. The LGBTQ community would be understanding of my transition from female-to-male and would offer support to me when going…show more content…
Although it will be difficult down the line, yes no doubt, I know that I’ll have people to support my decisions such as the LGBTQ community who will be understanding of what I’m experiencing. Family and friends will not be accepting but in the end, it comes down to what a person believes gender identity is. In reality, it’s solely based off what an individual feels internal about themselves. It’s not a phase as many think it is or a fad that comes and goes, it’s what a person feels natural to them just how drinking water is and eating food. The decision is ultimately up to the individual and what makes them truly
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