Anon review from FanFiction.net on Palo Alto that I will not be approving:
To be fair Snape isn’t completely wrong. If James is straight and Lily has, errr alternative plumbing, that will be quite an issue.
(Note: in this story, Lily is a trans woman. James is a cis man.)
I’m not going to point out the myriad of reasons as to why this is problematic. I’m just going to send out a friendly reminder that regardless of other factors, it is an actual fact that in real life, straight cis men can be, and are frequently, attracted to trans women.
i’m not trying to downplay the real issues and fears that trans people face while dating. I’m not saying that transphobia isn’t scarily prevalent and seriously dangerous. All I’m saying is that, regardless of what you see in movies, regardless of what your dude-bro friends tell you, regardless of what you yourself claim you’d do or not do in a similar situation, straight cis men can be, and are frequently, attracted to trans women.