How To Deal With Online Transphobia

03/29/2017 05:13 pm ET Updated Mar 29, 2017

Many transgender people experience transphobia in the early parts of their transition. This can be a time where bodies and perspectives are shifting around a transgender person’s identity. It’s a time of great uncertainty for a lot of people and unfortunately the internet makes it much worse. So how does someone deal with online transphobia?

Transphobia is defined as intense dislike of or prejudice against transsexual or transgender people. It should be relatively easy for anyone to spot and even easier for someone to report. First and foremost, don’t stand for transphobia. However, if you find yourself confronted with transphobia and need answers, Jammi Dodger is here to help.

In his newest video, Jamie Raines, explains that transphobic comments would initially make him very upset and hurt. He reassures viewers that transphobic comments are engineered to make people doubt themselves and their transition. He explains that overcoming mean comments is difficult but turning to an offline support system is key.

There will always be people out there who want to tear you down for being yourself regardless of who you are. The key is to ignore transphobic trolls and find a support system. Jamie reminds viewers that there are supportive communities out there for transgender people.

Ignore negativity, concentrate on positivity, and find a support system. Negative comments don’t invalidate who you are.

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