Our society is littered with examples of the prejudice DeeAnn speaks of. It goes way beyond being trans. Certain racial, ethic, and socio-economic groups are also considered a threat by some people. Changing ones appearance, or simply having the “wrong” appearance, can have devastating consequences in our society.
Things are better today for sure. But we still have a long way to go. I think it will take a few more generations before we’re there.