But on July 12, Clemmer was walking down the sidewalk in Washington D.C., and decided it was time. If only because the US is still a country that seems hellbent on squelching transgender rights and because most people still only talk about periods in terms of female pronouns, Clemmer felt the need to speak up. The post ended up going viral in a huge way.
Clemmer shared some of his toughts about his viral post on Instagram:
"It's also really, really hard for me to talk about. A lot of my fellow trans-menstruators, for lack of a better term, have shared with me that periods are scary to talk about, because as soon as you start talking about the fact that you're menstruating, you're outing yourself. Me putting that photo out to the world tells everyone that I have a vagina and a uterus and that I menstruate and that I was assigned female at birth. It's hard to talk about something that automatically outs you."
Check his bravery post here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BWdC16fDCRp/?taken-by=cassclemmer