… when you have waited in the emergency room for your trans friend who was beaten when she tried to get milk from a store where some cis person didn’t like trans folk, when you’ve been raped and beaten and then told that being trans made it your fault by the campus police (cis guy), when you’ve watched cis senators explain people like you shouldn’t exist and that they shouldn’t bother to make our right to safety law, let alone prosecute our murders - when people like you are beaten in front of a cop precinct with witnesses and there’s still no need to prosecute the murderers of trans women, you can tell me that people bitching about cis people on the internet is worth this level of aggression.
Those are all things I’ve lived through. You’re looking for sympathy in exactly the wrong place. We need to vent because we’re killing ourselves. 62% of trans women (EDIT:) attempt to kill themselves - three out of five random trans women, a little more. This is helping people get that anger and frustration out.
So please, kindly, educate yourself on trans issues.
Zak: Try to have a conversation with your parents about this and tell them that you would be more comfortable if you chose your therapist or went to a therapist that had more experience with LGBTQ clients. Feeling comfortable with a therapist is very important. If you feel you won’t be comfortable with the person they want to send you to, than that’s a problem. You could always explain this to them if you think that would help change their minds. If they absolutely won’t change their minds, perhaps you could go to a session with this person and then report back to your parents the reasons why you don’t want to continue going to them (assuming that’s how you’d feel). I think the best thing to do, though, would be to try to work with your parents to find a therapist that you’d be more comfortable with. Perhaps it would put your parents at ease if they went with you to the first session just to meet the therapist you pick out.
Honestly, though, I don’t know if those suggestions would work with parents hell-bent on sending you to a particular therapist in order to “cure” you of being trans or something (the way you describe this therapist, I assume they don’t just happen to be Christian but would have that be the main part of their therapy). In that case…I’m not really sure what to recommend doing.
i didn’t know she was gay but id support mirage in anything