No one wants to be kept a secret. I was like, "Woah, I'm going to stop you right there". Has Love Island's Maura got double standards? A lot of men see me as a kind of fetish. This is the first study to ever attempt to quantify the extent of trans discrimination when it comes to romantic and sexual relationships. By Kate Sosin.
Of course, this is just one study with a non-representative sample participants were recruited using online advertisements, listserv messages, on-campus announcements, in-print magazine ads, snowballing methods, and invitations sent to previous study participantsso more research is needed to understand the extent of this form of trans exclusion and the reasons driving it.
We also need more research looking at the specific reasons behind cis people's low willingness to become romantically involved with trans people. Plus, being trans means different things to different people. This is similar to the way that straight and gay people tend to view bisexuals:
Has Love Island's Maura got double standards?