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When Being Trans Also Makes You Gay — And Why Our Obsession with Labels Provides a Platform for Hate

Labels are a powerful aspect of language. They can be useful, but they can also be the source of harm. They can help us understand concepts and find community, but when they’re given too much weight they pose a threat to unity, love and our advancement as a species.

Recent events have demonstrated some of the ugly reverberations stemming from unhealthy fixations on labels within the LGBT+ community, and I share an interesting effect they’ve had on my personal journey to become myself.