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Old 09-28-2018, 02:52 PM   #22
Esme nha Maire
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As it's been quiet here for a few weeks, I thought I'd just share this teeny snippet; this is just me, the way that I personally feel about things. Others probably feel different. But I realised somewhere earlier this year that I'd actually stopped thinking of myself as trans as an ID. That is to say, I simply think of myself as lesbian (which implies being female, of course!), I do not think of myself as a transwoman, although that term is, of course, perfectly accurate to describe me.

I think the switch in my feeling has been due to no longer feeling an outsider due to the events of the last year and a half in my life, where I 'came in from the cold' after a couple of decades - the lesbian scene nowadays is simply SO much more welcoming than it used to be that even my subconcious has relaxed and feels sure that I am genuinely accepted as just one of the girls, now.

Another wee snippet is an annoyance; why is it that whenever any kind of mental health problem crops up, almost inevitably someone asks me if I know of or am involved with a trans support group? As if my being trans is at the root of all my problems, or that socialising with others that have or have had the same medical problem is somehow magically going to solve whatever problems I have at the time. WTF?! Heaven forbid a trans person should have problems not associated with their being trans! Does anyone else that's trans get this?

(In case anyone's concerned, yes, I am now receiving practical help with the problem (which has nothing whatsoever to do with my gender or gender identity) causing my current state of ill health )
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