“You look good, I would never tell you are trans!”: A Narrative Review on Microaggressions against Transgender People
Keywords:microaggression, clinical practice, mental health professionals, sexual minorities, discrimination
The present article reviews research conducted in the last decade on microaggressions toward transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) individuals. In Western culture, overt forms of discrimination have become increasingly less accepted, leaving space for more subtle forms of discrimination. Microaggressions are subtle day-to-day discriminations that are particularly detrimental for psychological health and well-being. After a brief introduction to the key concepts of microaggression theorisation, the present work aims to provide an overview of existing literature that examined TGNC experiences with microaggressions. Implications for psychological work with TGNC people are discussed.
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