Transphobic Transit

I am a 22-year-old trans* woman living in Surrey, and rather poor so I’m very very slowly getting together new clothes and accessories for transitioning. One of the first nights I went out presenting as a woman, some guys on the platform at King George apparently thought my not-very-good presentation was somehow funny, since they were pointing and laughing at me, which I could see even though I couldn’t hear them due to my headphones. I was really, really glad that they started walking to the other end of the platform as the train pulled up, and also that I was going out so I didn’t have to worry about being followed home or anything.

I don’t know if I’m ever going to be comfortable on transit now, unless I’m in that very front seat on the Skytrain where I can just ignore everyone else.

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2 thoughts on “Transphobic Transit

  1. I don’t know what size you are but myself and some friends have clothes you can go through and see if you want. We’ve been doing clothing swaps lately.

  2. I think you’re very brave and I sincerely wish you all the best for the future. As for some people, they need to learn manners and respect.

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