It’s hard to wake up every day and deal with the endless trauma and tragedy of being trans in America. It’s exhausting and hard and it hurts a lot, which is why it’s nice to remember that amidst all the horrible stuff, there’s also a lot to celebrate.
So without further adieu, here are some things we can all be pretty jazzed about. Call it a trauma palate cleanser!
This week, we’re excited about:
Squirtle FINALLY coming out of the closet
everyone say congratulations squirtle pic.twitter.com/YXt4Nmd4Xp
— austin the local pollster (@sleepypollster) May 4, 2021
Ki-ki as nondecisive gender-neutral
Loving this ✨🎉😭 pic.twitter.com/0jMTEdeIeA
— Archie Bongiovanni (@grease_bat) May 6, 2021
Just some goat love
Morning goat tending. This guy nearly fell asleep on me. pic.twitter.com/bcJyI63NGC
— Howl (@Howlvation) May 7, 2021
TikToker @mx.deran gave us life with a story of gender euphoria:
Just a thread of trans folks making Harold Hill/”The Music Man” jokes, because we’re all musical theater nerds deep down inside.
a very sweet elderly woman just asked if I was a boy or a girl and I was briefly possessed with the spirit of like…Prof. Harold Hill and said “Oh! My! I’m a trans man…that means I was a girl and now I’m a boy,” I guess because I wanted to use language she was familiar with
— Daniel M. Lavery (@daniel_m_lavery) May 4, 2021
We can also celebrate some important anniversaries
I could pen an entire book about Black trans women and publishing. It’s a scintillating history. For now though, I consign to joy simply welcoming this new addition to the canon. Congratulations @TakodaPatterson!! 😍🤗🥳 https://t.co/GbfVgP1ct1
— Naomi Simmons-Thorne (@naomiedu) May 7, 2021
On a lighter note, here’s my timeline of photos from when I started HRT to now, 1 year later.
Starts on the bottom right. pic.twitter.com/r5uOLpntSB
— ConniENA the Witch (she/fae) (@Connie_JPB) May 4, 2021
I normally put this on my closed Profile (@IRLJesstar if you’re a friend who want to join and support me through my transition journey) but….
1 year HRT
CELEBRATE GIF THREAD?! pic.twitter.com/ADHUTGJl1X
— MissJesStar 🏳️⚧️ (@RealJesStar) May 7, 2021
And look forward to breaking new milestones in 2021
Black Trans Fund is celebrating its one-year anniversary of funding Black trans-led organizing in the U.S! #FundBlackTransJoy
— Groundswell Fund (@GroundswellFund) May 5, 2021
Honestly, there’s just a lot to celebrate.
— 🧚🏽♂️🧜🏽♀️ A$ANNI ARMON 🧜🏽♀️🧚🏽♂️ (@AsanniArmon) April 26, 2021
Wishing you a weekend full of trans joy, relaxation, and healing.