"‘Christine died of a broken heart,’ Diana says. ‘She wasn’t confused about whether she was meant to…"

“‘Christine died of a broken heart,’ Diana says. ‘She wasn’t confused about whether she was meant to be a woman. Any other reading of the situation is disrespectful to her memory.’ Mike Penner and Christine Daniels had separate funerals.”

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Mike Penner, Christine Daniels: A Tragic Love Story - LA Weekly

The emphasis on being accepted by other women is important, I think. I was reading the transcript of an interview with a trans woman at work and she repeatedly noted that the most important thing to her were her straight, cis-gendered, female friends. I could speculate why that is but I think it would be disrespectful—however, if anyone would like to respond or comment, that would be very welcome. This will go from Tumble to my regular blog within the house, and that has commenting function.

It does reinforce, to me, why transphobia in feminism might be particularly hurtful to transwomen, and how important it is for us to be better allies to trans folks in general. I don’t want to read any more stories like this, so sad.

Related: What Happened to Christine Daniels’ Blog? 

(via brilliantmistake)

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