Look, I appreciate and understand your concern. Honestly, the vast majority of transgender people do suffer from gender dysphoria. Those who do absolutely need to transition for their own mental well-being. I am not arguing against that.

My only point is that there are also those of us who are still very much transgender, despite lacking dysphoria. Many of us who lack dysphoria choose not to transition, although some like me do. That doesn’t make us any less trans. We’re not ‘trenders' or posers. We’re still transgender.

I’m tired of the transgender community not accepting people like me simply because we don’t have gender dysphoria. The fact that some trans people will outright misgender me if I come out and admit that is frustrating.

Considering how much the trans community preaches for people to respect our pronouns, then for some to turn on their own is really disheartening.

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