Even the strongest LGBTQQIA advocates I know, struggle with the T part. Trans-gender.
I was chatting with a friend on Facebook recently. I sent her a link to a video about a transgender poet describing their experience. “I am not trapped in my body,” said the poet. “I am trapped in other people's perceptions of my body."
After my friend watched, she chatted back to me, “I got goosebumps...The world needs more people like her."
I laughed out loud and then sighed, before replying, “Him I think.”
We both messed up our pronouns. My friend was wrong calling the poet "she," and I was wrong because I assumed that not "she," meant "he."