A blog for anyone to ask questions to an LGBT activist/former EMT/someone who's been studying the trans* movement and the science behind gender, transitioning and trans women. Anonymous questions are ok - just be mature and sincere.
"We are not going to question anyone’s gender identity" sounds like a fairly decent description. Often, just saying "anyone who identifies as a woman is welcome to attend" is enough, as it tells the reader that you know that a wide variety of people with a wide variety of bodies identify as women and you welcome all of them.
If you need something short and punchy, “trans friendly” is the best way to succinctly say you won’t question anyone’s identity.
Stepping away from Ask A Trans Woman for a week. Might be permanent. Not sure. Back!
No, see, male and female are descriptors in the english language used for different sexes, that is true, but they are colloquially used to describe different genders. When people say “male genitalia,” for example, they are misgendering a lot of trans women, and vice versa.
First of all, you can absolutely trust your psychiatrist to not tell your parents that you are trans. If they do tell they are in violation of their oath as a psychiatrist, especially if you tell them specifically not to. They can lose their license. And as for the telling strangers about personal things … I get that, but you are more then likely going to have to go to a therapist anyway in order to get hormones, in order to get surgery, and to get your license changed. Plus, in general it’s a good idea because this is someone who has training in gender studies so they’ll be able to answer questions you have.
Seizure First Aid.
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100% correct medical information on tumblr for once; also consider calling 911 if you don’t know how often the person has seizures and ESPECIALLY if the seizure has lasted 5 minutes or more (which is why the watch is critical)
No you’re totally doing it right! Trans women just want to be thought of as women. Treating trans women like any other woman is the basis of what we’re asking for. Being transgender isn’t something that should other you (even though it does because people suck) and the best thing you can do is to think of trans women like they are any other woman, just with a unique biology.
Try going to a therapist to come out. They can direct the conversation, protect you if your parents have a bad reaction, and talk to your parents directly about any issues they may have. It’s honestly the only thing I did right when I came out.
Not to mention the fact that parents like to hear things from people who have letters at the end of their name. When you say “being trans, in my case, is a medical condition,” they’ll be more likely to believe it when the doctor next to you agrees.