Hey, everyone! In my novel, one of the broader conflicts is my character's insecurity about his being transgender. He tries to present himself as "masculine" as possible and feels, based on his experience with his parents and peers, that being trans is somehow a shameful thing that people must not know. So with that in mind, I don't want his defining feature as a character--or even a person--to be that he's trans or that he's insure about being trans. I don't want to end up stigmatizing transgenderism overall by the end of the novel, or give off a feeling that being trans is a "bad thing." In the end I'm hoping that my character learns to appreciate himself better or something slightly more optimistic to that effect. I want him to think of himself as being more than just his "weakness"--but at the same time, I'm afraid of coming across as a writer that is claiming that simply being transgender is a weakness. I don't want to cast a negative light on transgenderism, but at the same time, I want to be realistic about the social anxiety that may be heightened by such circumstances in our world today. How would you write a transgender character? What are some dos and don't about writing a transgender character so that although my character's anxiety is a big part of the internal conflict, he can be seen as more than a label? Is simply having his anxiety being highlighted a damning feature of his narrative/the plot in general?