Trans people are often portrayed at one of two extremes,
"invisible or exotic". Either trans people are trivialized as
having obscure issues relating to a tiny minority - Or trans people are
sensationalized as extremists living at the edges of society.
Obviously, these extreme view points are not accurate.
While it is true that trans people are a minority - gender variance
is relatively common - affecting about 1 in 500 people. Many of
these people are forced to remain invisible. Being visible and trans...
is not safe.
As to the "exotic" ? - Trans people are parents, brothers,
sisters, workers, employers. Some trans people identify as gay or
lesbian... some trans people identify as straight.
Trans people are members of all political parties and of all faiths.
And most trans people just want to get on with living a
However, trans people live under "abnormal" discrimination.
Trans people do not have equal access to Healthcare, Education, Housing,
Employment or Legal & Social Services.
And it is this discrimination which forces many trans people away
from the mainstream of society.