Skip to main content

788 Messages


23.5K Points

Fri, Aug 16, 2019 3:26 AM


Isn't this a mixed message on the trans birth name issue/decision

Doesn't this article paint a mixed message?

I thought the reason for removing the birth names was to protect transgender privacy. I've scanned a lot of articles in the past few days and cannot find one that specifies the exact privacy issue except that the birth name would out them as being trans.  The harm that I've seen specified is the inability to get a job because one is trans. 

So if I take it on face value, trans people should not want any publicity as being trans, right?
Then I find this article where two actors are in a big budget flick and that someone formed a talent agency just for trans actors.  It's this latter part that has me stymied. So if the concern from above is to keep secret someone is trans, having a talent agency that only reps for trans actors would be a dead bang giveaway that someone is trans.  But wait a minute, weren't we supposed to be protecting the privacy of people that were trans and not outing them as trans??

Isn't this an oxymoron?

This conversation has been merged. Please refer the main conversation:


No Responses!