Why (Some) Gay Men Won’t Date Transmen

In response to a piece I recently published on Medium (“Are Gay Men Cisgender?”) a self-identified transman related the following experience at a gay nightclub:

https://medium.com/@kaig/while-dancing-with-a-gay-man-at-a-night-club-i-decided-i-better-tell-him-im-trans-before-he-found-cb4fe479f8d7

When I read this comment I was reminded of the many social media posts I’ve read about discrimination against transgender people on gay men’s ‘dating’ apps. Some users block all transgender users in advance, refusing to consider them as…

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M. J. Murphy

M. J. Murphy

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Assoc. Professor, Gender & Sexuality Studies, U. Illinois Springfield