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In the six months I've been on Second Life, I noticed the amount of misconceptions people had about trans people - misconceptions that are beyond harmful. Between people not knowing the difference between trans women and trans men and people who are set on breaking me down and invalidating my identity, I couldn't stop thinking about the impact that would have on other trans people's well - on their psyche. It is, after all, hard not to internalize a lot of the hate and ignorance we are exposed to. It is exhausting, being constantly dehumanized and fetishized and harassed, most if not all of us deal with enough of that in real life. We need to do something about it, to combat this ignorance and support each other through the struggles we face in our real and second life. I have few ideas, none I could put into action right now or without your support, so if you are transgender (male or female or non-binary) or if you identify more with gender non-conforming labels, and you're interested leave a comment or - if you're stealth - IM in world. I will create a group and we'll start working towards making Second Life a better place for us. Don't let anyone police your gender, don't let anyone invalidate your identity. You don't need to act or look a certain way to be the gender you are, you are already that gender. And remember, you're *****ing beautiful and you're valid. Sincerely, the Transgender Avenger.