Sometimes detransitioners and those sympathetic to us will suggest (tongue-in-cheek, of course) that we should be added to the alphabet soup (LGBTQD+) or that we should be added to the now atrocious looking pride flag.

But here's what I really want for detransitioners.

1/x
I don't want to be an ingredient in the alphabet soup and I don't want to further bastardize a flag that once stood for same-sex pride.

Detransitioners don't need to be part of an initialism or flag, we need our healthcare providers to provide us with healthcare. That's it.

2/x
I don't want “detrans pride.”

I want detransitioners to receive the proper care that we're so often denied.

I want healthcare providers to provide for us, not cast their eyes down awkwardly as they ponder whether or not treating us is problematic or transphobic.

3/x
I want detransitioners to feel that they can talk about their experiences without fear of receiving unfounded accusations or threats.

I want detransitioners to feel they can go to their doctors and not feel humiliated of shamed for no longer being trans.

4/x
Keep your dishonest platitudes ("acceptance without exception")

Keep your new, ugly flag (seriously, what have you done to the pride flag?)

All I want for detransitioners is proper healthcare, and to be able to speak without receiving a tsunami of hostility.

That's it.

5/5

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