Perhaps this is why my father said my coming out was like a bomb going off in his life. :P.
Also, I appreciate the idea of trans folks challenging vertical hierarchies. It is perhaps why the far right and those who call themselves “gender critical,” or that trans folks commonly refer to as “trans exclusionary radical feminists,” often seem to find themselves in agreement with each other when it comes to trans rights — they both rely on the existence of vertical hierarchies as part of their world view. Accepting trans folks as “real” and “valid” seriously disrupts those world views and requires substantial theoretical shakeups.