1st of all I just read parts of the 1st part of your book boy its amazing how much we have in common. Looking forward to reading the whole book.
Sorry I don’t know the sally you are talking about. I do know a few transsexuals around Australia that are out there telling there story to help educate others.
But I would love to get to know her.
Yes this is a good one.
For many yrs there were
They are the same transvestites was the 1st word used but some one came up with the word crossdressers . which means people that like to dress as the other sex from time to time but do not want to live full time or have surgery.
They mind or brain seams to have a lot of the other sex in it and by crossdressing that help calm the mind down for a time.
Some are transsexuals that don’t realize they are until latter in life.
I know many and they are lovely people .
They come from all walks of life.
Drag Queens and kings
They seam to be mostly gay or lesbian that love to dress as the other sex too but they dress totally over the top for day time life and dress mostly and go to gay clubs .
Well transsexuals are mostly born and know from day one they are in the wrong body.
Some like myself it took years to work out why we felt different and did not realize we were transsexuals.
I knew nothing about transsexuals until my early 20s.
I knew I would love to be female full time but I thought I was the only one in the world so I could not come out.
Latter every thing fell into place and all that confusion went away.
Some body in he US decided that we should all be under one umbrella so they came up with the word transgender and it stuck.
Most of us transsexuals don’t like the word as we feel we are different .
We are the only ones that live full time want to have surgery if we can afford it and most know they are the wrong body from birth.
I prefer to be known as transsexual women but I wont get up set like some if we are called transgender .
Some women say you want to be female but you don’t act totally female.
Well after 30 or more years trying to train your brain to act male its very hard to just re train your brain.
But I say I am who I am
I am proud of who I am .
Your quote is very good
Our battle is not with governments, political parties or churches………the enemy we fight is ignorance.
Another one is hetro sexuality is not normal its just common
In other words we are all normal
Boy that’s hard to explain so I have cheated and taken it out of a web site.
I belive stealth can be very dangerous .
Me I never thought of going stealth I am totally open about who I am and proud to tell people what I am. Why hide . I belive 70 orn80 % try to go stealth could be higher.
After transsexual men and women are living full-time as members of their target gender, they may wish to blend in with other members of their new sex, and will avoid revealing their past. They do this believing that it will provide greater peace and security on the other side of a stressful and potentially dangerous transition, and/or because they wish to be seen only as members of their target sex, not as transsexuals.
This behaviour, known as stealth, is recognized by most people in the transsexual community as an individual decision that one must make. Some, however, within and outside the transsexual community, feel that one should be upfront about his or her past, and that stealth living would be dishonest. Some draw a parallel with a perceived need for lesbian and gay people to “come out”, and may perceive a failure to do so as betrayal of a greater community, seeing hope for advancement of civil rights and public image in the visibility of greater numbers. However, most people within the community understand that revealing one’s transsexual history is a deeply personal choice. Moreover, this is part of an individual’s medical history, and as such should be his or hers alone to disclose. Several examples also exist of people who have been denied medical treatment upon discovery of their trans status, whether it was revealed by the patient or inadvertently discovered by the doctors. For example, Leslie Feinberg was once turned away from a hospital emergency room where he had sought treatment for encephalitis.(Feinberg 2) Like Tipton, Feinberg was presenting as a man but had female genital anatomy. He nearly died after being denied treatment. Feinberg’s case demonstrates one of the many dangers of actually being discovered. Additionally, Tyra Hunter died after being denied care by paramedics and emergency room physicians after she was injured in an automobile accident.
The equating of “coming out” (whereby a transsexual person who has hidden their true gender identity while maintaining their originally assigned gender role, reveals their true self) with honesty or social activism has been countered by the explanation that, because of prejudice, sensationalism, and the triggering of unconscious personal feelings and emotions, knowledge of someone’s transsexual past can prevent the average person from being able to see the transitioned person’s true self.
You are all asking some very good questions and its great to see.
Its also helping me to re open my mind.