Trans activist and model Munroe Bergdorf has opened up about the constant transphobic debates on television. Over the last few years, daytime talk shows have targeted the trans community with offensive and inaccurate “debates” regarding gender identity.
From prominent TV programs featuring anti-trans commentators to hosts berating their trans guests with harmful questions, hateful rhetoric towards the community has become a terrifying staple within the UK media.
Bergdorf, who has been an influential trailblazer in the LGBTQ+ community, opened up about the aforementioned debates in a new interview with Metro.co.uk. “It hasn’t been an easy ride for me.
I think we’re in this very precarious moment in time when it comes to trans rights, and I think that it’s very reminiscent of where gay men were in the 1980s and 90s with this mass hysteria over – at the time, it was gay men, now it’s trans people,” she explained. “Like, what does that mean if we have equal rights?