What is something about the LGTBQ+ community that straight people would struggle the most understanding? The pervasiveness of cisgender heteronormativity. Being cisgender and heterosexual are presumed to be the default so strongly that when LGBTQ+ people defy those expectations, they are frequently met with hostility and sometimes even violence. How often do you hear someone... Continue Reading →
My perspective is from having MtF hormones and vaginoplasty. There are many other treatments, and people who have had those will likely have very different (yet really neat) answers.
In the past, Halloween wasn't as big a deal to me as it seemed to be for the others. This year was different.
I carefully cultivated masculine traits and interests to prove my masculinity and thereby disprove that I had any femininity.
I suppose it’s like socks — for the most part, we put them on and forget about them, and everything is fine, until it isn’t.
Transition isn’t really about quick changes - hormones work slowly and other interventions (aside from surgeries) also tend to take time to develop and manifest. But there are a few things I’ve experienced which might be illuminating.