Do you feel there is a separation between Transsexuals and Non-Transsexual Transgender persons?
Most of us are very aware that Transgender tends to be a very umbrella term for people who do not identify as cisgender or whose gender identity does not match their biological sex. While this can include Transsexuals, there are some Transsexuals who eschew the Transgender moniker. This is of course their prerogative.
From my observations, however, there appears to be a schism, and in some cases, animosity between those who identify as simply Transgender (in this usage, it means Non-Transsexual) and those who identify as Transsexual.
Perhaps those who identify Transsexual feel some of those who are Transgender lack commitment, or aren't "really" Transgender. I've had people imply that some Transgender people are merely crossdressers, or "pretending".
On the converse, I've known people who are Transgender who have been jealous of Transsexuals ability to fit into the male-female binary, or their ability to gain recognition from a medical professional (gender therapist, doctor, etc.) for their gender identity.
Is it just my skewed perceptions, or is there perhaps, sometimes, a note of transphobia INSIDE the trans community? Even amongst each other?
I'd love to hear people's feelings on this. As always be respectful. Thank you in advance for your answers. Namaste. :)
When you say "trans people" do you mean Transgender or Transsexual? Example: I am a Transgender person. I am not a Transsexual. That's why I'm asking this question.