Gender reveal parties have become the norm for many families in the United States. However, it has also been largely criticized by many and sometimes have resulted in tragic incidents.
Now it seems a popular singer has shown her criticism towards the norm. Demi Lovato recently took to Instagram and shared a post written by a transgender activist, where the intention was to educate people about “belief system that presumes non-trans people to be more ‘natural’ than trans people and how it is wrong.
Lovato noted that the act of announcing a babies gender via the color of a cake is simply a perpetuation to the “illusion that genitals = gender and that there is only two options, boy or girl.”
Repost: “This is not about being politically correct, it’s about being correct. The refusal to acknowledge this stems from a misunderstanding of what transphobia is.
Transphobia is not just prejudice or violence against an individual trans person, it is a belief system that presumes non-trans people to be more “natural” than trans people. Only individual people can self determine their gender.
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2. For a more detailed breakdown of these ideas, read the book #beyondthegenderbinary
Demi Lovato is certainly an ally for transgender people all around the world and will fight for their rights whenever possible.