Top 48 Transgender Quotes

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“I’ve always been transgender, and I always will be. Having said that, my spirit is feminine. If you had to divide humanity into two groups, I would sit with the women.”

― Anohni

“These kids at the Ali Forney Center are literally dumped by their families because of the fact that they are lesbian, gay, or transgender – this organization really is saving lives.”

― Bea Arthur

“Everyone has people in their lives that are gay, lesbian or transgender or bisexual. They may not want to admit it, but I guarantee they know somebody.”

― Billie Jean King

“The struggle isn’t just about being straight or gay or transgender – it’s a human struggle. That’s always really been my kind of starting point: If you’re out there and you’re odd, come over to my house.”

― Boy George

“When I realised I was transgender I was so afraid of what my transition would do to everyone else in my life and how they would react to it and would I be rejected?”

― Chaz Bono

“The Trevor Project provides crisis-intervention and suicide-prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning teens and young adults. It’s truly a lifeline to so many young people who just need someone to listen to them.”

― Eric McCormack

“My grandma was a nurse, and she helped a lot of transgender clients, so growing up, I was very aware of that, and my family and I have always been very supportive of people going through this.”

― Farrah Abraham

“I don’t want the same trans story to be told over and over again. I don’t want people to get stuck on this very western idea of what it means to be transgender.”

― Hari Nef

“I’m fun, ruthless, articulate, impatient, maybe a little cavalier. I’m a woman and a feminist. I’m transgender. I’m an actress, a reluctant writer, occasionally a potato-shaped model.”

― Hari Nef

“Before any American points a finger at President Putin and calls him nasty names, they should recognize that a lot of Americans agree with Putin on his stance against homosexual and transgender people.”

― Henry Rollins

“I want to come and play in cities and states where transgender citizens are not discriminated against, where there’s no hateful bathroom bills at the shows where I’m going to be playing.”

― Jack Antonoff

“My parents started questioning me about whether or not I was transgender – whether or not I was trying to be a woman. It was a big argument.”

― James Charles

“On my road to self-discovery, only certain terms were available – I didn’t use ‘trans’ or ‘transgender’ until junior high school, but I was living as trans much earlier.”

― Janet Mock

“The transgender community has always been a part of Hawaiian society, where people who don’t conform to the binary system of man/woman, masculine/feminine are accepted or, at minimum, tolerated.”

― Janet Mock

“Being transgender is not just a medical transition.”

― Jazz Jennings

“If someone’s OK with being the ‘transgender girl,’ that’s fine, but that’s not me.”

― Jazz Jennings

“I have a bunch of transgender friends, but they’re all spread out across the country.”

― Jazz Jennings

“I think being a teenager is a difficult journey in and of itself, but being transgender makes it that much harder.”

― Jazz Jennings

“Seeing states like North Carolina enacting these bathroom bills that are banning transgender individuals from using the restrooms they identify as… it’s complete discrimination.”

― Jazz Jennings

“Being transgender has completely turned boys off from liking me.”

― Jazz Jennings

“There are so few books for little kids that actually mention the word transgender and explain what it is in simple terms.”

― Jazz Jennings

“I would not be unhappy were I the last cisgender male to play a female transgender on television.”

― Jeffrey Tambor

“’Clocked’ means someone sees you for being transgender.”

― Jeffrey Tambor

“The Left has pushed immorality to the point we have so-called ‘same-sex marriage’ and ‘transgender’ nonsense trampling the rights of Christians.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“My pronouns are she, her, and hers. I identify as female, specifically as a transgender female. And my name is Josie Totah.”

― Josie Totah

“I am a huge fan of the transgender community.”

― Kesha

“One may assume that playing a transgender is different, but I’m simply playing a third gender. Why should it make my acting process any different?”

― Kubra Sait

“Transgender doesn’t need to imply loud.”

― Kubra Sait

“I strongly support the rights of transgender individuals. I will not denigrate or deny their struggles.”

― Matt Gaetz

“Nature chooses who will be transgender; individuals don’t choose this.”

― Mercedes Ruehl

“I learned a lot more about transgender people. It’s not a choice, but a physiological condition that has to do with the size of the hypothalamus part of the brain.”

― Mercedes Ruehl

“Also, I had read a book called She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders, written by a professor who had gone through transgender surgery, but it took this person well into his thirties to come to terms with the absolute necessity of having to do it.”

― Mercedes Ruehl

“Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender teens are bullied and ostracized in epidemic proportions. It’s disgusting, and it must change.”

― Monica Raymund

“I think it can be difficult for young lesbian or young gay, bisexual, transgender to come out and be open with who they are because there’s such a huge stigma attached to that preference of their sexuality.”

― Nafessa Williams

“Every single lesbian and transgender woman is a woman.”

― Patricia Arquette

“I always enjoyed doing transgender songs.”

― Patti Smith

“Between ‘Orange’ with Laverne, the show ‘Transparent,’ and Caitlyn Jenner, obviously we’re in the middle of something enormous – a transgender movement. I’m just proud to be alive during this massive shift in the world.”

― Ruby Rose

“Days after being sworn in as the nation’s top law enforcement officer, Trump’s attorney general, the virulently anti-LGBTQ Jeff Sessions, revoked lifesaving guidance promoting the protection and dignity of transgender students.”

― Sarah McBride

“Transgender people frequently face bias in court and are assigned unsupportive public defenders, factors which lead to more extreme sentences and longer incarcerations.”

― Sarah McBride

“It was easier to forget, or be dismissive about, transgender issues when there weren’t transgender staffers or interns walking the halls of the White House.”

― Sarah McBride

“It’s OK to be talking to one another about what it means to be transgender. We don’t have to shield everyone from the existence of people like me.”

― Sarah McBride

“I had the idea that I’m going to make a trans-genre film about a transgender woman.”

― Sebastian Lelio

“I’m not saying transgender characters should be only interpreted by transgender actors – because that would be as rigid as saying transgender actors cannot play cisgender roles, and that’s not the idea.”

― Sebastian Lelio

“Transgender casting is a kind of literalism. It is the same with racial casting. This means that you can now only play Othello if you are black. There is something quite tainted about it. It is a form of racism in itself.”

― Steven Berkoff

“If what the transgender movement seeks is acceptance, association with the Kardashian circus is the last thing it needs.”

― Zoey Tur

“Transgender people really are misunderstood.”

― Zoey Tur

“2014 was a good year for transgender rights.”

― Zoey Tur

“I am not covering stories as a transgender reporter. I’m a reporter who is transgender. Otherwise, it would be like having a black reporter only cover stories about blacks or a Hispanic reporter covering stories about Hispanics.”

― Zoey Tur
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