I take issue with folks putting this information in their profiles because it upholds ideas about transgender identity being reliant upon medical transition. Conflating being trans with wanting or needing medical care is troubling because it conforms to notions that trans folks are only who we say we are when our bodies are remade in the image of the opposite binary sex. These ideas continue to present barriers to trans people’s well-being.
Thank you for this! I hate how people use their “T Date” to implicitly signal how advanced or seasoned of a trans person they are. If they’ve been on hormones for years, that’s supposedly more respectable, and makes them more real than those that haven’t. Nobody says this outright, but I definitely get the vibe.