#TransLooksLikeThis

#TransLooksLikeThis

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Updated Jan 08, 2019 at 02:20PM EST by Matt.

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#TransLooksLikeThis is a hashtag that catalogs social media posts by transgender and non-binary people who post a selfie to express pride in themselves, share stories and show support for transgender people who have faced discrimination.

Origin

On January 2nd, 2018, Twitter [1] user @wondyful tweeted a number of selfies and the caption, "tired of being told im not trans/not trans enough like…. boys wear makeup and have boobs and guess what?? ITS VALID 🤠 #TransLooksLikeThis." The tweet received more than 815 retweets and 3,000 likes in six days (shown below).


tired of being told im not trans/not trans enough like.... boys wear makeup andd have boobs and guess what?? ITS VALID #TransLooksLikeThis

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Following the post, @wondyful shared an explanation for the hashtag. In addition to sharing their story, as well as expressing support for transgender people who cannot receive surgery or hormone therapy or are at different stages of their transition (shown below, left and right).[2][3] They wrote, "im starting a hashtag called #TransLooksLikeThis because at the end of the day being transgender doesn’t come with a set look, it comes with just being you!! please rt/like this so it gets traction!! and @ me in all ur posts i wanna rt all of you cuties!"


05 odd eye by shinee @wondyful Jan 2 tired of being told im not trans/not trans enough like.... boys wear makeup and have boobs and guess what?? ITS VALID #TransLooksLikeThis odd eye by shinee @wondyful. Jan 2 some back story! i cannot medically transition without the possibility of several extreme possible health conditions to follow, it's been something ive been fighting with forever but im learning to love myself and how i look despite feeling like I'm in the wrong body constantly odd eye by shinee wondyful not everyone can transition for many reasons and that doesn't make us any less trans than someone post-op and years on HRT, we're all siblings at the end of it so please let's support each other odd eye by shinee @wondyful Jan 2 (1/4)hi guys! ive noticed a lot of hate and gatekeeping in the trans community, throwing around words like "transtrender" to invalidate those who don't fit a cookie cutter fem/masc look. GENDER EXPRESSION =1= GENDER!! ITS DIFFERENT FOR EVERYONE 91tl 82 215 odd eye by shinee @wondyful Jan 2 (2/4)me looking feminine doesn't make me any less a trans masc individual! nonbinary people don't have to be masc to be valid! trans women don't owe you hyperfemininity and breasts!! trans men don't owe you hypermasculinity and a bound chest!! 91t4 167 odd eye by shinee @wondyful Jan 2 (3/4)im sick and tired of being told im not trans enough or not trans at all because of how i look in my everyday life, WHY DOES IT MATTER!! IT DOESNT!!! i love me and i love being trans you can't tell me otherwise!! 91t2 139 odd eye by shinee @wondyful (4/4) and for that reason im starting a hashtag called #TransLooksLikeThis because at the end of the day being transgender doesn't come with a set look, it comes with just being you!! please rt/like this so it gets traction!! and @ me in all ur posts i wanna rt all of you cuties!

Others shared images using the hashtag, offering support to fellow transgender people. For example, Twitter[4] user @petiteghoul tweeted a selfie with the caption, "(they/them) a non-binary has appeared and is here to make the homophobes and transphobes angry!" The tweet received more than 870 retweets and 5,000 likes in one week (shown below, left). Over the next week, others shared posts (examples below, center and right).

Several media outlets covered the hashtag, including The Daily Dot, [5] LatestLY[6] and more.


(they/them) a non-binary has appeared and is here to make the homophobes and transphobes angry! #Trans Looks LikeThis BR3aHW) I always look for an excuse to post selfies but this tag especially cause tired of ppl trying to dictate what being trans look like. Nonbinary and #Tr ansLooksLikeThis #TransLooksLikeThis I'm Jaden, and i use he/they! There is no one way for trans people to look, there is no "trans enough." Trans people who don't experience any dysphoria ARE STILL TRANS. Trans people who don't want to/can't transition ARE STILL TRANS. I'm sick of people trying

Various Examples


#ransLooksLikel his i present my gender in a feminine way but i'm still trans! i'nm nonbinary babey 1 3 peepee the cat @peepeeplayhouse i Amn just It .I Canot change this 9/19/18, 1:53 AM 13.7K Retweets 19.9K Likes i went back and forth on posting this cus of many reasons that are hard to explain. but #TransLooksLikeThis lol I really just saw someone who said they'ree need to experience dysphoria to be trans....truscum aren't welcome in this tag!! I'm a proud disabled transmasc non-binary individual and will fight truscum #Trans LooksLikeThis
#TransLooksLikeThis i :/: 1cr/ c ers . #TransLookslikeThis Not every trans guy is gonna be a white skinny dude! im a black gay trans man and i exist! (he/him) #TransLookslikeThis I'm a trans guy through and through but I'm still super feminine in my physical expression. I love my fashion and my expression and I'm not gonna change that bc some people think all trans/nonbinary people have to "pass" or androgynous (he/they)' 13

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