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When words aren’t enough, text like a pro with these awesome trans gifs!

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May 09, 2023

When words aren’t enough, text like a pro with these awesome trans gifs!

We all know that sometimes words just don’t cut it when you’re trying to express your truest, queerest self. 

That’s where gifs come in! A gif (pronounced like “jif” or “gif,” depending on who you ask) is basically a short, looping video clip that you can share online. They’re kinda like mini-movies but with no sound and a limited duration.  

The best part? There’s a gif out there for every situation imaginable. And when it comes to trans folks, the internet is awash with a whole range of images that perfectly capture the joys, struggles, and nuances of trans life. 

We’ve scoured the depths of Tumblr, Reddit, and beyond to bring you the coolest and most hilarious trans gifs out there. So get ready to express yourself like the fierce and fabulous icon you are!

The best trans reaction gifs

A.K.A. the perfect replies to make your point come across flawlessly.

“We Exist!” Cat and Dog

Source: Tenor

From politicians trying to legislate their very existence to media outlets misrepresenting their stories, it can feel like trans people’s identities are constantly under attack. 

That’s why it’s crucial to remind others, even your neighbors, classmates, or friends, that trans people exist and that you’re here, you’re queer, and you’re not going anywhere! 

A trans gif ready to celebrate all good things in life

Source: Tenor

There’s always time for celebration! Whether it’s a new job, having gender-affirming surgery approved by your insurance provider, or even just the fact that you made a bomb breakfast this morning, there is no reason why you shouldn’t cheer yourself up and others with this cute gif. And it doesn’t end there! You must embrace and honor your resilience, your creativity and artistry, and your unique perspectives on the world, everything you do is worth celebrating.

No intro is really needed for anything celebrating trans joy

Source: Giphy

How can we define trans joy? It could be that feeling when you connect with other trans folks and thrive with people who understand you, or when your favorite character from a TV show reveals to be trans. 

Of course, we cannot forget those gender euphoria moments when we feel the most like ourselves. All of these and more can sum up the utter excitement we see the person on the gif is feeling.

Quotes by amazing trans folks and characters

These next few gifs are pop culture faves for a reason. For being iconic. Let’s get into it!

Laverne Cox

Source: Gifer

This fierce queen is not only an actress and activist, but also a trailblazer for the trans community, as a Black, transgender woman. Laverne has sashayed her way into the hearts of millions with her talent, charisma, and advocacy. 

She’s been serving stunning looks on the most important red carpets and slaying the game as the first openly trans person to be nominated for an Emmy. 

Elliot Page

Source: Giphy

Elliot has been in the public eye for most of his life. Starting as an actor at a young age, his fans have always commented on his sexuality and, most recently, his transition in 2020. 

Certainly, this kind of attention can take a toll on someone, but he’s shown the world how strong he is with his commitment to justice and equality for all. 

Page has been a vocal advocate for trans rights, calling out bigotry and standing up for marginalized communities. Whether he’s on the screen or on the streets, Elliot Page is always giving us something to be inspired about.

Jim Jimenez from Our Flag Means Death (2022) / Vico Rodriguez

Source: Tumblr

Jim is a character on the HBO show Our Flag Means Death (2022), played by Vico Ortiz, a talented actor who is also a nonbinary person. Jim is a swashbuckling pirate that sneaks into the crew disguised as a man, and when their identity was revealed, they asked their crewmates to keep calling them Jim, as it suited them better. 

What’s so great about this character is how it represents nonbinary people. It’s natural, respectful, and relatable. This show does great things for LGBTQIA+ representation, and we can’t recommend it enough!

Vico Ortiz’s impact on the trans community cannot be overstated, of course. By bringing their talent and lived experience to the role of Jim, Vico is showing the world that nonbinary actors can and should be cast in a wide range of roles and that nonbinary characters deserve to be treated in media as the fully realized, complex individuals they actually are. 

Candy from Pose (2018) / Anjelica Ross:

Source: Giphy

We have to mention the iconic, trailblazing FX’s Pose (2018), one of the first TV shows to include a predominantly trans cast, and it’s helped to shine a light on the experiences and struggles of trans people in a way that’s never been done before.

The show features Candy, played by the stunningly talented Anjelica Ross. She’s a fabulous trans woman who takes the ballroom scene by storm, and her larger-than-life personality has won over fans all over the world. Ross brings depth, heart, and humor to the role and helps to break down stereotypes and misconceptions about trans women. 

Through her work on Pose, Anjelica has become a role model and inspiration to countless trans people, and she truly deserves the spotlight!

Waving the trans flag gifs!

For when you want to show your true colors.

Source: Gfycat

An important message that we shall never forget. Why? Well, trans folks face a lot of challenges and discrimination that most cis people don’t have to deal with. 

With fewer work and healthcare opportunities, plus having to work twice than others to be heard by the government, especially in the case of trans-POC and disabled trans people, these words should be repeated as much as needed by the community and allies alike.

Source: Giphy

When you’re proud of being trans, you’re sending a message to the world that you refuse to deny you are. 

You’re taking ownership of your identity and celebrating all the things that make you awesome. It’s like walking with your head held high, knowing that you’re part of an incredible community filled with amazing and resilient individuals backing you up!

And the best part? When you’re proud of being trans, you inspire others to do the same, showing them that it’s okay to be themselves, even if the world tells them otherwise. 

Being trans and proud creates an empowering ripple effect of positivity and acceptance that can transform the lives of so many people, so keep being yourself and rock it.

Let’s hear it for animated activism!

Stay vocal even on the group chat! There’s always time for important conversations.

Source: Tenor

We must understand the importance of trans people being able to access the care they need to live their best lives. Gender-affirming care is a critical part of many trans individuals’ journeys, allowing them to align their bodies with their gender identity and reduce feelings of dysphoria, which may cause significant distress.

Unfortunately, the fight for gender-affirming care is not over. Just like with other issues affecting the LGBTQIA+ community, there are still many barriers and challenges to accessing it. That’s why we must continue to fight for policies and initiatives that prioritize these procedures for all trans individuals, and even sharing a powerful gif can make a difference.

Source: EveryAction

As you might have heard, some bigots think it’s not fair for trans children to compete in sports that match their gender identity, but that’s just not true. These kids just want to be able to play the sports they enjoy, like any other kid! Being forced to join a team where they don’t belong can take a toll on their mental health. Even if many believe there are some advantages or disadvantages, these differences are not only determined by biological sex but by other genetic aspects too, so people should really stop using TERF rhetoric (extremely unwelcome on HER, btw) as an excuse and let trans kids participate!

Source: Giphy

The whole “trans is just a phase” thing: total baloney. Being transgender is a real and valid identity, and it’s not something you can just “grow out of” like a bad haircut. Sure, gender is a spectrum, and it is totally normal to experiment until you find an identity that suits who you really are. 

An important reminder to everyone out there: people de-transitioning does not invalidate the trans experience. Even if they closed that chapter of their lives, it doesn’t mean everyone else has to. In fact, many trans folks go through a lot to discover and accept their true selves. It’s not just some passing trend or fad. So keep reminding yourself and others that every journey is valid!

And there you have it! We hope that with these amazing trans gifs at your fingertips, you’ll be able to communicate your feelings, thoughts, and experiences in a whole new way.

And beyond that, it’s important to remember the bigger picture. By celebrating and uplifting trans people, we can help create a world that’s more accepting and loving for all. Whether it’s through art, activism, or just being a good ally, we all have a part to play in this fight!

So keep on texting, keep on expressing yourself, and keep on fighting for a better future. Because together, we can make the world a more beautiful and accepting place for everyone.

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Renee Fonseca is a bisexual and bilingual writer with experience through multiple digital channels, always embracing her passion for creativity.

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