As adults, we know that people on the internet aren’t always who they claim to be, and that they don’t always have our best interests in mind. For young people, like teenagers, who can be both naive and impulsive, this is not always immediately obvious. Predatory males exist all over the internet, also in the transgender communities. We have already seen that there are plenty of young teens posting to these communities, and after being exposed to them for a while, many of them start wanting to take hormones. How convenient that there are older people (males) available to offer their assistance!
The person in the first two screenshots is an adult male, and a moderator of several trans and LGBT subreddits.
The same 42 year old male offering a 13 year old to come to his apartment in exchange for prescription medication.
Another example of creepy behavior: an 18 year old posts their picture in r/transpassing. An adult male makes this comment:
The poster also get this reply:
This is the advice given to a suicidal 15 year old desperate for hormones. This commenter is an adult:
Other posters try to get the 15 year old to disclose personal information like location: (this commenter is also an adult)
Here we see a male in his early 20s offering hormones to a 16 year old:
This is just some of the behavior that goes on in the open. We can only imagine what goes on via private messages.