While societal attitudes towards transgender people have evolved in recent years, we’ve still got quite a ways to go in terms of spreading awareness and acceptance and shutting down abuse.
Because trans people still have a much more difficult time with everyday activities, such as using public restrooms, walking down the street, and dating.
“I told this guy I was trans and look at his response,” wrote Monroe, alongside a screenshot of the pair’s interaction.
I told this guy I was trans and look at his response pic.twitter.com/wqPzIqJEzr
— Tiffany Monroe (@tiffanymonroee) March 3, 2019
“Honestly I ain’t worried too much about that if that’s the case,” wrote the man. “You’re a woman and I ain’t gay so what you talking about exactly.”
“It’s 2019, I’m a grown man, your past shouldn’t matter like that,” he added.
The tweet quickly went viral, racking up over 124,000 likes, 16,000 retweets, and nearly 1,000 comments applauding the man’s perfect response.
— L ♎️ (@Lillyxxo1) March 4, 2019
— Julia White (@juliaforthewin) March 3, 2019
— 30% vodka 70% dumb fuck juice (@dumb_fuck_juice) March 4, 2019
omfg… that’s a real damn man.
— madelyn?? (@madyisntreal) March 4, 2019
Girl RIDE HIS FACE INTO THE SUNSET
— dick demon👹 (@_Pluvy) March 4, 2019
— 💗💞💘💖raye💕💗💓💝 (@rayelanae) March 4, 2019
— Jacks on, Jacks o-off (@PaperCrafty) March 3, 2019
What a man 😍
— Katy Montgomerie (@KatyMontgomerie) March 4, 2019
Some on Twitter pointed out that we shouldn’t be praising behavior that, to be honest, should be expected out of everyone—but it’s still a beautiful example of the exact right thing to say, and ought to be noted as such.
The energy he gave pic.twitter.com/XvwG40eVIf
— Nova (@Demon_EmeraldN) March 4, 2019
Yup, in a world where trans people are treated so horribly and dehumanised… its an absolute breath of fresh air to see responses like that. Although as you said, it should be bare minimum and just common
— clvrarose (@_clvrarose) <ahref=”https://twitter.com/_clvrarose/status/1102542334011629568?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>March 4, 2019
…as one should https://t.co/AkoZ7778WP
— kandy kane kabir (@kabirali_42) March 7, 2019
It really should
— Tiffany Monroe (@tiffanymonroee) March 5, 2019
AS HE SHOULD🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣 pic.twitter.com/nWVWNTVBIY
— star✨ (@jfl0000w) March 5, 2019
Some shared their own struggles with being trans and/or having gender dysphoria.
Reminds me of my boyfriend when we met!! I don’t pass but I’m a trans guy and when I told him he went “That’s no problem, I’m bisexual!” 😭
— Astin ⚧ (@sun_rise_up) March 4, 2019
I recently told my bf that I’ve been experiencing some gender dysphoria and asked if that meant we’d break up since he initially identified as straight, and this man just looks at me and says “I’m dating you because of YOU, not because of your gender.”
— NotSoSunshine (@NotSoSunshineMA) March 4, 2019
Others wondered where to find these guys (a good question considering the many hateful, transphobic replies to Monroe’s tweet).
WHERE ARE THESE GUYS???
— ✨Redbullney✨ (@katherineaverys) March 3, 2019
Where are the men like this in real life 😫 https://t.co/C3oNT8IaAq
— Ria (@huhhwahh) March 5, 2019
In conclusion, this man is a king and THIS is how you respond to someone telling you they are trans.