With doctors and the law fully in support of sex changes, in either direction, for over six decades now, transfemales are long past seeking validation.
Not all African Americans have embraced that word for instance, some of them consider it quite derogatory, and are very ashamed that other African Americans use it in that regards.
Really, it is their word.
People have the freedom to be ignorant, and other people have the freedom to say they are.
Or what I'll end up filming.
Being open has its costs, but far more outweighed by the benefits that we are finally reaping as a community.