22+ Best Transgender Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational transgender quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Famous Transgender Quotes

Being transgender and in need of surgery is a bit like wearing a tattoo advertising something that you have no intention of selling, and constantly being asked to represent what you are not selling. – Merlyn Gabriel Miller

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

The politics of transgender identity are really complicated. And the debate over how much of gender is biological and how much of it is socially constructed is a very complex debate. – Jess Row

In trans women’s eyes, I see a wisdom that can only come from having to fight for your right to be recognized as female, a raw strength that only comes from unabashedly asserting your right to be feminine in an inhospitable world. – Julia Serano

Transgender people have served, are serving, and will continue to serve. – Allyson Robinson

Transgender folks have been part of the push for LGBT equality from the beginning, and we’ve spoken with loud and intelligent voices and have found political and personal success and advancement all over the world. – Chelsea Manning

The transgender community deserves the dignity and respect that most people take for granted. – Ed Murray

We are not what other people say we are. We are who we know ourselves to be, and we are what we love. That’s OK. – Laverne Cox

Everyone gets cards at the beginning of life. I am transgender, I decided to be honest and tell everyone about it, and that’s it. – Eddie Izzard

There isn’t a trans moment. There were zero, and now there are 10 to 15. That’s not a moment. […] It’s just a presence where there was an absence. We deserve so much more. – Hari Nef

Whether you’re transgender or not, most of us get to a point in our lives where we can no longer lie to ourselves. – Laverne Cox

I followed the trail out of the room, invigorated by the possibility of reinventing my own body. The meaning was mine, as long as I was with those who had the vision and vocabulary to understand my creation. – Nick Krieger

Seeing a black transgender woman embracing and loving everything about herself might be inspiring to some other folks. – Laverne Cox

I exclusively use they/them and he/him pronouns now, and that is what I expect people to use when referring to me in the past. I know this sounds confusing, but I think it’s okay to have a different set of rules for myself in relation to my gender and past than I do for others. – Nevo Zisin

Being transgender, like being gay, tall, short, white, black, male, or female, is another part of the human condition that makes each individual unique, and something over which we have no control. We are who we are in the deepest recesses of our minds, hearts and identities. – Linda Thompson

Makeup can be used to express yourself as well. Those experiences should not be limited to women. Everyone should be free to be as colorful as they want to be. – Ian Thomas Malone

The whole transgender movement idea is happening in waves around the world. Some areas of the world are further along politically than others. The economy has a lot to do with that, as does moral or religious climate. – Kate Bornstein

There’s power in naming yourself, in proclaiming to the world that this is who you are. Wielding this power is often a difficult step for many transgender people because it’s also a very visible one. – Janet Mock

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

People ask the same questions about me being transgender. […] And I tell them, ‘You know, I’m not just a transgender individual, I’m also Jazz.’ I’m a soccer player, I’m an artist, I love to be creative. I am a representative in my class office. I’m on the varsity soccer team, I am going to do tennis later in the year. I’m in the Gay-Straight Alliance and the Jewish Student Connection, as well.’ – Jazz Jennings

But from the moment I had voiced my trans identity that first night, every step I took felt like coming home. – Calvin Payne Taylor

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