The Thrill of Being Trans

In Which Trans “Euphoria” Is Not What You Think

The other day I was in a funk of depression, and Pam asked me, “Has the thrill of being Bethany faded for you?”

Gender dysphoria is not depression.

Pam was concerned, as anyone who has lived with depression and with someone who suffers depression would be. Many have celebrated the euphoria of coming out trans versus the dysphoria of living as someone they’re not. But let’s get this straight — gender dysphoria is not depression.

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Bethany Beeler

Bethany Beeler

Author of North Street Book Prize Finalist, _How to NOT Know You’re Trans_, and artist. Her work has been published in multiple publications.