I have lived in New York for most of my life, and the burden of not being the gender I wanted to be was increasingly hard to bear, and so I came out and transitioned to living as a woman.
The only dark spot was when a psychiatrist told me that I couldn’t be transgender because I like women, which made me feel like I couldn’t confide in him. He didn’t understand that the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity, and that transgender women, such as myself, like women, and some like men.
I am very grateful for my family and friends, both men and women, who have been supportive of me. My Mom affectionately jokes, “I had a boy and a girl and I only had one child!”blog comments powered by Disqus