I feel disgusting and unwanted. I’m trans and all of this anti trans stuff going on in the US right now is getting to me more than I want to admit. I don’t even live in a state where I’m affected by any of the legislation, but I know that overall the sentiment about someone like me is negative. Long story short, I tired to donate tissue that I could spare and got a dismissive response after almost a month of waiting for a reason as to why I was rejected. Well, I’m a gay trans man so I’m barred from donating blood, which in turn prevents me from donating tissue. I asked if I had abstained from sex of I’d be eligible for donation and got an unscientific response to my question after one email and two phone calls. I guess I should clarify this would have been an egg donation. They told me that it would take “at least” 6 months for any HIV symptoms to appear and they could not risk it. I have been tested three times since my last encounter with another man I didn’t know the HIV status of (over 6 months ago) and it has been negative. Not to mention, that’s not even based on reality. It takes 3 months for HIV results to come back with 99.9% accuracy. I feel like they wanted to get rid of me and found any excuse to dismiss me without being discriminatory. I feel like I’m just disgusting not only for being trans, but also for not being straight. I feel like I should just do the world a favor and stop existing.