Times, they are a-changin’. As it becomes more common and socially acceptable for people to transition to another gender, so, too, does it become more likely that they will find willing sexual partners who do not care about their gender identity. According to the African American magazine Rolling Out, having a trans side chick is a growing trend in the cisgender straight black man community.
There are a number of famous trans people right now, including advocate, writer, musician, actor, and Cher’s son, Chaz Bono; Orange Is the New Black actress Laverne Cox; punk rocker Laura Jane Grace; and Olympic athlete turned reality star, Caitlyn Jenner. Although trans individuals are becoming more prominent in pop culture, they are not necessarily more accepted by the wider American culture. Being trans carries with it a stigma in some parts of American culture, and so does having a relationship (romantic or sexual) with a trans individuals.
There might be a number of famous trans individuals in pop culture right now, but being trans is still pretty misunderstood and demonized. Unfortunately, dating or having a sexual relationship with a trans person carries a stigma as well. Not everyone is accepting of, or understands, what it means to be trans. Click next to read more about this hot topic.