Transgender men & women have forever had to deal with discrimination, predjudice, and violence lobbied towards them. Transgender activists point to many instances of Transphobia & discrimination, in many of its different forms and manifestations throughout society.
Transphobia (or less commonly cissexism, and trans-misogyny, referring to transphobia directed toward trans women, or trans-misandry, referring to transphobia directed toward trans men) is a range of negative attitudes and feelings towards transsexualism and transsexual or transgender people, based on the expression of their internal gender identity. Whether intentional or not, transphobia can have severe consequences for the target of the negative attitude. Many transgender people also experience homophobia from people who associate their gender identity with homosexuality. Attacking someone on the basis of a perception of their gender identity rather the perception of their sexual orientation is known as "trans bashing", as opposed to "gay bashing".
Transprejudice is a similar term to transphobia, and refers to the negative valuing, stereotyping, and discriminatory treatment of individuals whose appearance and/or identity does not conform to current social expectations or conventional conceptions of gender.
Below is a brief timeline outlining some important dates in transgender violence:
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