I am not a tranny, but I respect people who are. There is room for all kinds of people in the world! [That is not a dig at you, acherrystone.] I know you’re being respectful. It is a shame about people who aren’t. I had a very good friend a few years back and her dad was a transvestite. I saw him dressed up and just accepted it. He was even published in a magazine. But that kind of thing is reality for those people. Anyhow, it’d be interesting to know more about people on here.
well its true, violence and the threat of is very real. But even worse is the suicide rate among transgenders- highest of any one group. I think I know one reason for this. In a medically supervised transgender, the candidate is required to live one year in their chosen gender- before any procedures. That means living, working, forming social bonds, and proving that you can make it. Unfortunately many choose a do it yourself route without any of the emotional/medical support. I think these are the ones who regret it and end their lives. I know several.
I’m glad you’ve found this thread, too: everyone is accepted on here. Everyone is different and there should be no prejudice. You’re not alone in your situation, that’s for sure. We aren’t homophobic or other phobic here. But to Rhonda333’s comment: what do you think of her theory on suicide? I’d be very interested to know, as I am sure others will be.