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Laverne Cox has discussed the stigma around men who love trans women.Though I don’t necessarily agree that they are more stigmatized than the actual trans women they’re involved with, I do know that they deal with their own specific struggle.Still other times, the response — particularly from cis men — has been overwhelmingly negative: “If I had known, I never would have wasted my time” or “How could you think I’d be interested in that?” or the misguided “I’m not gay.”These misconceptions don’t just negatively affect the trans women involved.Trans women continue to be misgendered and misrepresented as “men in dresses” — so when men love us, there is a concern for their (potentially) complicated sexual identity.Many straight men continue to think their attraction to trans women means they’re gay (or, they think they can’t be attracted to trans women because they insist they aren’t gay).

He was a black guy, of Jamaican descent, and he often explained that coming from a single-mother household put more pressure on him to be a certain kind of man.

When information that rapper Tyga was caught in a scandal with transgender model Mia Isabella, for instance, social media had a field day.

Given his presence in the hypermasculine world of hip-hop, that moment highlighted the deep-rooted issues our society has with men being attracted to trans women.

After a number of dates and situations not too unlike the interaction with the MMA fighter, I had to take a serious look at the risk involved with not disclosing my trans status.

I found early disclosure necessary because we live in a world where trans panic is still justification for devaluing and even harming trans women.

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