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to think that despite all the positivity shown on here

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enimmead Tue 23-Oct-12 15:57:31

People who are transgendered still face discrimination. They fiind it hard to get jobs, are often bullied out of work despite leglisation, are seen as a source of ridicule in the media (especially if they do not "pass") and often struggle for acceptance by others. They also often lose contact with their families and children because of who they are.

Despite all the positive acceptance you see on boards such as this.

BeingBooyhoo Tue 23-Oct-12 15:59:42

i think that's true of more than just transgendered people.

lisad123 Tue 23-Oct-12 16:00:38

I think no matter how hard we work, being different is never acceptable to some people in society

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 23-Oct-12 16:01:16

Of course they do. People are hardwired to notice other people's differences, whatever they may be.

Some people are arses and will react to any differences in a negative way.

The transgendered are less common than, say, black people so people's reactions are going to be more extreme as the difference is greater.

usualsuspect3 Tue 23-Oct-12 16:02:38

It's true, MN might be accepting but RL is very different.

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