I may have transitioned to male five years ago, but I’m still learning about the many complicated ways that has changed my life.
One of those changes is, of course, friendship.
As of March 24, 2018, I’ve been taking testosterone for four years.
Even though I get asked often, it’s almost impossible to describe dysphoria.
Grant money to help transgender individuals during their transition doesn’t really exist.
For many trans individuals, hormone replacement therapy is the epitome of healing options for treating gender dysphoria.
Not all trans people aim to “pass” (that is, be immediately read as a specific gender). Yet for those who do — regardless of why — it can be one of the biggest challenges of transitioning, especially early on.
Coming out as trans means the birth of the real you.
For many trans people, that means changing your first – and sometimes middle or even last – name.
If you’re trans, you know that there isn’t just one surgery. In fact, there are dozens. And there’s a good chance at some point you’ll hear about one that would ease a lot of discomfort for you.