Sometimes it seems to me there are more transgender women and men these days.
I back up my theory with two reasons. The first is due to the impact of social media and the internet. I still am amazed about the amount of material I run into as I research possible blog topics. Of course, at my age, I go way back to the days of Virginia Prince and her Transvestia Magazine being nearly the only sources of information for novice transvestites. Now of course, there are nearly too many outlets to mention where you can find information on trans people,
As an example, I just Googled “transgender” and received 173 million results. One of which one of the top trans activists Janet Mock. Indeed we have come along way!
Another example I can use is Angela Ponce who we featured a couple days ago here in Cyrsti’s Condo. She competed in Miss Universe in 2018 as Miss Spain. I can only imagine some of the feminine back stabbing going on behind the scenes with such a gorgeous contestant competing who was also transgender.
My second reason is an extension of the first. Overall, we are so much more visible because we all have a better idea we are not alone. Plus, as we have pointed out in the blog, it is increasingly easier to carve yourself out a place in the world.
So, there are probably not more transgender people in the world. Just more who are visibly finding their way. No longer do we have to worry about transitioning and disappearing.
None of this though takes anything away from how difficult a gender transition can be. Let’s not forget how gender dysphoria can tear away at a soul and how the whole process of learning another gender can tear relationships (family) and employment apart.
Maybe, just maybe, if there are more trans people, they can have a chance to be happier.