And if you want to have surgery, the threshold is even higher. Not everyone wants to have surgery because of the risks of surgery or because some people don't feel the body organ bothers them. But the problem is that surgery is expensive, making it difficult for even those who want to have it. There are also people who are deeply in debt and forced to work at the lowest levels of society in order to be able to "really be themselves". shutterstock_1600553434 Photo Credit:
Shutterstock / Dazhi Images According to a 2020 bulk sms service survey by the Taiwan Coalition for the Promotion of Companion Rights (hereinafter referred to as the Coalition for Partners), nearly 50% of transgender people were aware that their gender identity was inconsistent with the gender on their birth certificate before the age of 12. Vera said she tried to use the girls' toilet when she was in kindergarten, but was caught by her teacher. When going out to play and queuing, she would always be assigned to the boys' side, but she actually wanted to be on the girls' side. "I thought at the time, why is my gender different than what I was supposed to do?" However, because of social misunderstanding and prejudice,
Many transgender people have to hide their true gender identity for many years even if they know the gender they want at a very young age, and even force themselves to do some behaviors that their mainstream biological gender will have. The high threshold for obtaining drugs and performing surgery makes it difficult for transgender people to change their appearance. They can only choose to play their biological gender when they are outside to avoid problems, or a few dare to be themselves, but they must bear external pressure. Or be rude. Such a life is extremely painful and full of contradictions. Over time, it is easier to get out of touch with society. As Nancy said, "We are normal people, we want to return to society." Returning to society means being able to show people the way you like without being treated in the same way.