In honor of Transgender Awareness Week, we here at Queerty have gone back through the annals of our interviews to take moment to reflect on the transgender rights movement, the responsibility of representation and how opportunities for transfolk have changed in recent years. Much to our joy, so much has improved for trans artists and the opportunities afforded to them in show business.
But, don't take it from us. Have a look at some of our favorite morsels of wisdom from some of our favorite people.
On the erasure of trans men from pop culture:
Writer Chase Joynt: “There’s a kind of hysteria around trans femininity. The same can’t be said for transmasculinity. I think that there’s a kind of history of transmasculine subjects who transition and pass and live lives obscured by various heteronormative structures. I’m not sure we’re in a moment where transmasculine stories are everywhere in culture. I think we’re in a moment where transmasculinity is trying to have a kind of shape and form, and that transmasculinity now signals something in culture.”