Former NFL wide receiver Hank Baskett grabbed media headlines last year for “partying with a transsexual,” with the emphasis on his association with a transgender woman rather than his alleged cheating on wife and former playmate Kendra Wilkinson.
Justin Bieber, Eddie Murphy, and LL Cool J have all been linked to transgender women under scandalous headlines.
For transgender people, the sex they were assigned at birth and their own internal gender identity do not match.
To learn more about how to be an ally to transgender people, please visit GLAAD's "Tips for Allies of Transgender People" page.For example, "Hi, I'm Alex and I use the pronouns he and him. " Then use that person's pronoun and encourage others to do the same.If you accidently use the wrong pronoun for someone, apologize quickly and sincerely, then move forward with intention.But men who want to date women like Cox don’t necessarily have someone to look up to for that kind of support.“As I date a lot of straight-identified men, I’ve seen them so deeply internalize these ideas very rigidly about what it means to be a man—to be a straight man,” Cox explained. Tabloids aren’t kind to famous men who simply take a picture with a woman who is not cis-gender.A person who transitions from female to male and is attracted solely to men would typically identify as a gay man.