How Do I Know If I’m Trans? » Sincerely, Natalie Reed. This is not the final post. – N “How do I know if I’m trans?”
This is, by far, the most common question I’ve gotten over the last year and a half, since I began blogging. The Null HypotheCis » Sincerely, Natalie Reed. “You’re right, Cliff.
You can’t prove who you are. None of us can. If we try to prove we exist, we’re just suckers. And if we ask other people to tell us we’re real, we’ve lost everything.Cliff… listen to me. All you can do- all any of us can do- is make a decision. Anne Vitale PhD explains Gender Dysphoria, Gender Identity,transition,transsexualism, transgenderism and crossdressing. It's not wrong to want to be a girl... A realization (warning, wall of text, your stories appreciated!) : asktransgender. Last night I spent a few hours at my best friend Emily's house.
Now, a bit of background. Emily and I have always been close but the past year I really drifted away from her. I've been dealing with a lot of issues (that in retrospect have been due to my repression) and it really hindered my relationships in general. Well we got together at her house to watch the last couple episodes of Orange is the New Black and just spend time together like we used too. Prior to coming over I had asked her if she had told anyone about me being trans, or if her roommates knew, etc etc. We got ourselves set up in her room and started watching the TV show when she turns to me with a huge grin on her face and starts asking me all these questions.
Kay Brown (aka: Cloudy) is a middle-aged transsexual woman who transitioned as a teenager, four decades ago, working to educate the public and the medical profession about the two types of TransWomen by explaining the diff. FAQ on the Science of Changing Sex. Through Science, Justice… This FAQ is on the science of transsexuality and transgender sexuality.
There are many myths and misunderstandings about transsexuality and transgender people. Our scientific understanding of the transsexual phenomena has increased and dramatically improved over the past fifty years, yet much of what is available in popular literature is misinformation from the middle of the last century. Much of what the public, including transsexuals themselves, believe about the etiology and treatment of transsexuality is based on such outdated, non-scientific, ideas.
This FAQ and associated blog is an attempt to correct this situation. How many types of transsexuals are there? Short answer: Two for each natal sex. Full answer: There are two basic biological etiologies (causes / conditions) that are found in transsexuals. Welcome - Victoria Escher TG. Autogynephilia: What’s the Big Freaking Deal, Anyway? About a year ago I was reading on Dr.
Anne Lawrence’s site about a new theory of the origin of trans called “autogynephilia.” This theory asserts that many trans women—and transsexual women in particular—desire reassignment surgery because they are eroticizing the feminization of their bodies. The first thing that struck me about it, of course, was that it only accounted for trans women. I very seriously doubt that many trans guys are turned on by the notion of being a woman, so therefore the word “autogynephilia” obviously doesn’t apply to them. I am reluctant to accept any theories of trans identity that do not account for the fantastic diversity within the world of trans, and if you’re forgetting 50% of the trans population, I think you need to reconsider your theory.
The second thing that struck me had nothing to do with the theory itself: it related to the reaction to the theory from transfolk. Let me let you in on a little secret. It’s our secret, right? Okay. Here it is. The Gender Variant Phenomenon: A Developmental Review. By Anne Vitale Ph.D.
January 27, 2003 NOTE: This is taken, in part, from a paper I wrote in 2001 entitled Implications of Being Gender Dysphoric: A Developmental Review. It was peer reviewed and published in Gender and Psychoanalysis, An Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol. 6 No. 2, Spring 2001, pp 121-141. I have updated it and post it here to make it available over the internet. Casey's Trans Life - 5 Lies I Told Myself Before Deciding to Transition. How to tell if you're trans.
FtBCon: Myths and Facts About Trans People. Understanding the Complexities of Gender: Sam Killermann at TEDxUofIChicago. Beyond the Gender Binary: Yee Won Chong at TEDxRainier. TED Talk: Ending Gender by Scott Turner Schofield. Lauren Lubin: Breaking Free of the Gender Binary. Day 1: Lauren Lubin's 30-Day Transition from Female to Gender Neutral. When Did You Know (You Were Trans)? When I Knew.