Get it while it’s hot
So I ordered my Legalize Trans* shirt and it arrived in the mail last week. You should get yours now! It’s really awesome, it’s nice soft fabric, cool design, and it fits! I got a Small or whatever the smallest size is, in red (yes!), and as you know I am a small person yet it was pretty much the right size – actually it fits better than some of my shirts. Plus, it’s an excellent way to silently promote visibility and awareness.
I wore it to work and got interesting reactions, the primary being “What’s trans?” Then people proceeded to make wild guesses: trans-lations, trans-atlantic, trans-coding, trans-fats (that one was really popular). The smart people looked it up in the internets and concluded “oh, transgender!” to which I responded with a thumbs up and a smile.
You see, I’m not particularly in the closet, but I’m not particularly out, in that I have never officially told most people “hey, I’m transgender!” Mostly because I would like to avoid a long winded explanation, mostly because nobody cares either way, and mostly because, at the moment, I don’t want to change my pronouns or name just yet and I’m saving that conversation for when I do.
But I’m glad I managed to stir up some conversation around the topic, even if it was just discovering a word and saying it out loud, then making the mental connection that that word refers to me.
Oh and I also got my beautiful significant other the button that says “I ❤ someone who is trans*”