Transnormativity, New Media, and Public Health

Jordan Miller, PhD Student, Georgia State University Many have criticized mainstream trans visibility for reinforcing transnormativity, the degree of being considered the correct way of crossing the boundaries of the culturally defined gender one was assigned at birth. In this discussion, we will first take a closer look at how non-white and non-binary trans people are using YouTube to disrupt transnormativity and secondly, at how the discourses within trans YouTube point to areas of needed improvement within public health for gender and sexual minorities.