So most of you probably know by now that I’m in school. But many of you probably didn’t know that before I started there this semester, I already knew some people there including my best friend Janie, one of her suite mates Sarah, and this guy named AJ. And through Janie, I met Charles Michael Daniels. The first thing any of them asked me when the semester started was if I had met Gabe. I in fact had not met Gabe. Well, I officially met Gabe this week.
When we introduced ourselves, he initial reaction was “Oh. You’re Nate. The one with the tumblr. Sarah told me about you.” And to that I said, “Really? Everyone kept asking If I had met Gabe yet.” So apparently we’d both heard about each other.
(in case you were wondering, this is significant because now i know of another trans guy at school)
There is such thing as “butch invisibility”…there is such a thing as “transphobic hate”. Each person is entitled to their own opinion but when yours inadvertently puts young lives at risk by telling them they are betraying their “female” identities and giving into the misogynistic ideals of…