Gender ID not lining up with assigned Gender ≠ Gender Dysphoria.
Let me make this perfectly clear.
Gender Dysphoria is a condition that often coincides with the Trans experience.
Gender Dysphoria is 100% valid.
Gender Dysphoria can be distressing.
Gender Dysphoria can be uncomfortable.
Gender Dysphoria can even be only mildly annoying.
Gender dysphoria is NOT IN ITSELF the experience of not identifying with your assigned gender.
There’s already a word for that: Transgender.
Gender dysphoria can be a symptom or consequence of the experience of being transgender, which is why it’s easy to confuse the two.
There are people who aggressively believe and declare that in order to be trans you must also experience dysphoria, thus propagating that confusion. They mistake transgender identity for dysphoria, causing a rift in information, in understanding, and in the trans community.
Gender Dysphoria is not the same as being trans. Please stop using this ideology to exclude people in our own community.
I edited the 4th paragraph/section’s phrasing because it was equating anatamy with gender