What, if any, is your level of familiarity with the transgendered community?

What, if any, is your level of familiarity with the transgendered community?

Sweet-Justice Sweet-Justice
I have a transgendered friend but I haven't spoken with her in a long time since she moved.
Bunnycups Bunnycups
I don't know anyone who is transgendered.
Lady Neshamah Lady Neshamah
i was lucky enough to date a very very attractive pre-op m to f transgender.
Cadence Cadence
I don't think I know anyone that is transgendered, and I am very clueless about the whole subject. I'm so clueless that I'm afraid I might offend someone with my questions that I wish to ask, because I am equally curious and clueless.

I've tried researching this but I get easily frustrated because I find info that I don't fully comprehend because I've missed some key bit of info.
Sir Sir
Originally posted by Cadence
I don't think I know anyone that is transgendered, and I am very clueless about the whole subject. I'm so clueless that I'm afraid I might offend someone with my questions that I wish to ask, because I am equally curious and clueless. ...
Well, what are you hoping to find out? What sorts of questions do you have?
P'Gell P'Gell
I know some people who have transitioned, some have had surgery, some have not and live as the gender they identify with, some are somewhere in between. People are people. Honestly, they are no different than anyone else (why they hell would they be?) Some are brave, some are whiny, some are cute, some are obnoxious, some are lovely. People who were, for whatever reason, born displaying the wrong set of genitals are just people.

(I think sometimes it's some of the people around them who are the problem. Either those who won't accept their feelings, knowledge of what gender they really are and identification, or those who fawn over them. The people I know who are trans seem to appreciate true friendship, love and understanding, (just like anybody else, we ALL want true friendship, love and understanding) but not people making a big deal out of the situation unless THEY are in the mood to talk about it. Just the view from my end.)

I have trans friends, first and foremost, because they are my friends not because they are trans! Just like any other friend, their genitalia or their gender definition really doesn't have any effect on me.

Eliza Eliza
Originally posted by Luscious Lily
My father came out to my mother and I as transgendered in the past few months. (I'll continue referring to my dad as "him" for now, at his request) Unlike many similar situations I've heard about, their marriage didn't fall ...
Just read your post here, and I know it was from a year ago, so I was just going to say that I hope everything is going well with your dad's transition.
TboyTy TboyTy
Originally posted by Not Here Anymore f/k/a Happy Lady
After my recent forum post asking for assistance in writing reviews involving my transgendered partner, I wondered how many Eden participants actually know a transgendered person - and if so, how.

This is something that is part of my daily ...
I'd be curious to know what percentage of those who answered that they don't know a trans person actually do and they just do know it. I get a kick out of overhearing the occasional conversation amongst co-workers or bar aquaintences stating that they have never met a trans person.
vanillaSpice vanillaSpice
I've been friends with three trans people, and dated one (although it didn't work out, for assorted reasons - his transgenderedness was not the issue.) I still read a few blogs on trans issues.
onehotmomma onehotmomma
My bf's sister is transgendered, and a few friends from school are that I keep in close contact with.
zeebot zeebot
I know a couple transgendered people, but we're not super close friends (they live in a different city).
Eden C. Eden C.
I strive to be as well-informed as a cisperson can be!
I'm on a Rugby team where a good portion of the team is trans - FTM
lezergirl lezergirl
Originally posted by ARJLES
I'm on a Rugby team where a good portion of the team is trans - FTM
I think that's semi-common in the rugby world
Eden C. Eden C.
Originally posted by lezergirl
I think that's semi-common in the rugby world
It was for my team!
UnknownGirl UnknownGirl
A work with a person that has had gender reassignment surgery. It was rather awkward at first because I knew the person pre-op. Then they went away for a few months and came back a different gender. It was a little jarring. Not just for me, but for the whole office. Mostly because none of us had been exposed to that before. I usually don't hold things back, so pretty soon after she came back I started asking question about her experience. Very interesting stuff. And that, of course, made things less awkward. At least for me. I'm sure there are people at work that will never understand or care to, for that matter.
racoons racoons
We checked two first options
toxie m toxie m
I don't know any transpeople personally, though on my campus at school all kinds of people are out and about and I'm sure some are trans so I clicked the "suspect" option.
*Huxley* *Huxley*
I knew this guy who wanted to go the trans route when he was young. It lasted from 16-20 for him, he was trying to go man to female route. He had his name changed and cross dressed on a daily basis. It never worked out, last I heard he was a 'he' again.
Thats the closest that I have been to a trans. I guess perhaps I have met more, but didnt know it.
Im open to it.
luvinluv luvinluv
If you put that you don't know a transgender person you are more than likely fooling yourself. There are more out there and in the closet than you would imagine. Probably many of the men you meet go home in the evening and put on a skirt and makeup and are so much more happy for it and wish they could just be open about who they are and who they want to be, but unfortunately society has turned Transexuals( MtF anyways) into nothing but prostitutes and weirdos. I live and Love a Transexual right now and some day he might want to become a women full time, who knows. But even if he really truly wanted to be a women he feels so trapped in what society believes is "GENDER" that he ( as of right now) says it will never happen. In a way I am concerned it may be unhealthy for him to continue to deny who he is, but I support him either way and I tell him everday I just want us to be happy and to hell with Society!!!!
luvinluv luvinluv
Originally posted by Luscious Lily
I agree with SL&P, you really need to go do a little research Mr. P Spot. I know you were trying to be helpful and all, but in your ignorance you said some very hurtful and offensive things.

On another note, I just wanted to tell you all ...
Yay!! I love hearing success stories about coming out to family!!!
luvinluv luvinluv
Originally posted by Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
I live in a place, where there are not very many transgendered people. (I' have not seen one up close...)

If I saw one, I would treat them how they deserve to be treated. How they want to be treated, and that is like any other person. If ...
It's not a dream it's who they are.
luvinluv luvinluv
Originally posted by LucyLemonade
I am the wive of a transwoman. We have been married for less than a year and recently my partner has conveyed her desire to transition to living as a female.

I have to say it will be interesting to go from being outwardly heterosexual to ...
I am currently reading this book too and I feel like Helen really puts the lives of the SO in perspective. I agree with her on many things. One thing that doesn't get me is the "being Perceived" thing. I really and truly don't give two shits what anyone looking in thinks of me in the least. MY biggest hang up, and it's not a major issue right now, because me partner hasn't decided to transition. Is I am Hetero. I Love his sexy man-ness, if you get my drift? I have had sexual experiences with women but never did I think of seriously dating or having a long term relationship with a women. So I believe that one day we will have a hard decision to make. "IF" he decides to transition, "CAN" I continue to live with "HER" It's not something easily stated.
Anjulie Anjulie
i have been in a relationship with a transgendered person and have several as friends
mouse mouse
Originally posted by Viv
I'm not sure if i qualify. I'm gender fluid. don't think you have to be either "male" or 'female" there's a bunch of stuff in between too!

i do identify as more male than anything but i don't have ...
Me too me too! HIGH FIVE
ra1nb0wb00tay ra1nb0wb00tay
I'm dating a trans man and have several friends who are trans. i have also dated a trans man in the past.
That Man from Mars That Man from Mars
I'm not transgendered, but I'm intersexed and have been through a lot of the same things transgendered folks tend to go through.
thebest thebest
I am trans and have a couple of trans friends.
salaciousrex salaciousrex
I know one person that is openly trans. I wish I knew more. Before I had my daughter I did a lot of things and wished like hell I wasn't a woman. I considered myself transgendered then because of many reasons, but I guess becoming a mom opened up the womanly part of me
Gingy Gingy
I dated a MTF a few years back. It didn't work for me but I love her as a person. Its a very tough decision to go through with transitioning and I have respect for anyone who decides on becoming them self.
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