@lichen I like these, but why is it better to say someone is "openly" trans than to say they are "out" as trans? I'm not seeing the difference.
@lichen Yeah, I just read Alex's post about it. It sounds like they're saying someone can be OUT as a man, but not as trans, because the latter is a disclosure of their history. I'm not sure I personally would represent myself that way (I feel very much out as trans in addition to being out as a woman), but as a general rule for cis-mainstream media, it's probably a safe way to draw the line.
@leila yeah.. these things are complicated only because of the long history of associating trans people with deception and the need to un-do that.. so it makes sense for media, but colloquially I guess 'out' can feel totally safe in all meanings..
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