Jan07

Time for a Transgender Education, New Zealand

Category: News Affecting the Community

7 January 2016 - Japan Times

Time for a Transgender Education, New Zealand

Dunedin NEW ZEALAND:: Being transgender both in New Zealand and around the world is a real experience, I'll give it that. My experience is always different to that of my friends or partner. People usually just look at me and assume I'm a butch lesbian, call me by she/her pronouns. If I'm feeling brave enough, I'll drop in a quick and pointed "yeah nah, I'm not a girl", if I'm not, I have to let it slide. I don't feel brave enough very often. I've had too many people tell me I'm disgusting or don't deserve to live for me to feel like I can make a big deal out of it.