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anonymous asked:

hello! i have a question about non-dysphoric trans people. Gender dysphoria is a medical condition, right? so non dysphoric trans people and dysphoric trans people wouldnt fall into the same category, they would be different things? since one is about gender identity (that you'd like to be treated like another gender in society) and the other one is about what you want between your legs. sorry if this comes off as rude, im just very confused. please correct me if im wrong, id love to learn!

Kii says:

I’m not entirely sure what you’re asking, but non-dysphoric trans people are still trans people, and some of them do choose to transition. Likewise, many trans people who experience dysphoria choose not to transition, or choose to transition in some ways but not others (hormones but not surgery, etc). There are also people that experience dysphoria about some things, but not others. Someone may feel dysphoria about their voice, height, face shape, body shape, etc without necessarily feeling dysphoria about their chest and/or genitals. Transition is also not limited to medical procedures, as it can include haircuts, clothing changes, makeup, etc as well as social transition (being called a different name/pronouns). 

One could definitely divide trans people into the categories of dysphoric and non-dysphoric, but I don’t know why that would be necessary unless they were trying to be exclusionary toward non-dysphoric trans people.

 I think it would also be more accurate to portray dysphoria levels as a broad spectrum ranging from no dysphoria to extreme/severe dysphoria, with many people falling somewhere in between those two ends of the spectrum. 

If this didn’t answer your question, feel free to send follow-ups.