Q: What stereotypes are put on trans people?
A: Well I guess that in my case, (male to female) it’s that transsexuals and drag queens are lumped together, that for the vast majority of people when they think of a trans-girl they automatically envision a butch looking man in high heels and fishnet tights. I would assume for female to male, that most would just expect to see a butch lesbian. Again for people who are transitioning I imagine people wouldn’t see them as the gender they identify with, but rather their biological one and assume that they’re gay and just overly feminine/masculine.
I expect most people not to understand it, and to a certain extent treat individuals who fall under the transgender umbrella in the same way homosexuality once was. That is to say, that it’s a choice, they’re just confused, or in need of therapy.