Not identifying with your assigned gender is one of the worst feelings I’ve ever suffered. I have never experienced any amount of physical pain which even comes close to the psychic pain. You don’t fit in. You might not even know why. You feel different, but don’t have any words to describe how or why.
For those who have never experienced it, no description will ever suffice. For those who have experienced it, no description is needed.
This week, I'm giving you a few questions which share a common thread - those gender-segregated spaces which have become a lightning rod for legislatures all over the United States!
It’s difficult to gauge the depth of any person’s emotions in comparison with another person, so I don’t think there’s a way to definitively answer this question. But I happen to have a relatively unique experience in that I’ve lived part of my life trying to uphold the lessons I learned about what it means to be a man, and now am living as the woman I have long felt and known myself to be.
If you aren’t transgender and/or haven’t experienced gender incongruence / dysphoria, the likelihood is you won’t be able to understand the transgender experience. But all is not lost!
June 28, 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the start of the Stonewall riots in New York City. These riots are considered by some to be the beginning of the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement. The first anniversary of the riots in 1970 was honored by the Christopher Street March, which has evolved over time into... Continue Reading →