Race and gender are different things. There is no such thing as “transracial,” and there certainly isn’t anything like “racial dysphoria.” Gender dysphoria, however, is a clinical term and transgender people exist. Transgender women are not men, transgender men are not women. You can say otherwise but fewer and fewer people are agreeing with you. According to the most recent polls, for instance, a majority of Americans are accepting of transgender people. You might say the majority is not always right, and that’s true, but consider that this majority might be increasing in number because they recognize your position is untenable and relies on discrimination.

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