Shawn Stinson, trans bodybuilder + fitness enthusiast.

Shawn Stinson, trans bodybuilder + fitness enthusiast. Photo: Facebook

There is a picture floating around Facebook of man who is allegedly trans. I say “allegedly” because I don’t know him personally, so I’m not sure if he’s actually trans or if somebody erroneously labeled him as such. Either way, his pictures sparked an interesting discussion because brotha is FINE!

His smooth brown skin, muscular body, and neatly trimmed beard had women in the comments section going crazy…until they read the caption.

“Ladies, this is a transgendered woman,” the person wrote under the man’s picture. “Looks like we aren’t the only ones that need to be careful.”

The original poster made light of the man’s pictures, but I started to wonder how many people would date an openly trans person.

If you’re like me, then you know quite a few progressive folks who are pro-LGBT rights, fans of people like Janet Mock and Laverne Cox, and took to social media to congratulate Caitlyn Jenner for making her debut. Despite this, when the pictures of the man were shared with the question, “Would you date him?” many of my friends weren’t too sure.

Some of the responses to the post just straight up said no; others admitted they’d be open to dating a trans person as long as they knew up front; and others said they’d be down, no questions asked.

So where do you fall Clutchettes and Gents?

Would you date a trans man or woman? Share your thoughts, respectfully, in the comments section below!

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