I’m tired of hearing the term “investigation” used to justify stalling until a scandal is out of the public eye.
I got told by someone being ace and trans are mental illnesses, but still 'valid', and that in order to get 'diagnosed' and 'treated' you have to not normalize them, especially around kids, and that you 'cure' both with hormone therapies. They also told me you can't be trans if you don't experience dysphoria bc that's what the dsm says. It's invalidating and insecurity inducing. There's so much overlap in how trans and aspec ids are pathologized that's hardly talked abt outside the communities