James Charles and Transphobic Validity

light of Pride Month and in honouring the radical Stonewall Riots in 1969 that occurred over 50 years ago, I feel it is necessary to discuss the overly passive concept of asserting validity, particularly in regards to transgender (trans) people and the related communities.

It is without a doubt that since the Sexual Revolution in the 1960s, the LGBTQ+ communities within North America and Europe have made tremendous strides, ranging from the legalization of same-sex marriage nationwide, to allowing trans people to transition easier in various parts of the world.