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I Am A Transgender Person

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    Just when you think you've seen the dumbest

    thing ever, something comes along to prove you wrong. This ***** thinks transgenders are men or women 'in denial', and that even if they get surgery they're still their original sex. How much more stupid can you get? Transgenders spend hours agonizing over our identities, trying...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 5 Responses Mar 10

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    A few months back I started questioning my

    birth gender and, well, it's been a roller coaster to say the least. I've started feeling like a stranger in my own body and i don't recognize myself in photos and mirrors. Now I am simply at a loss. What is one supposed to do when something you accepted as fact suddenly doesn't...
    giggponagoshi giggponagoshi 22-25, T 4 Responses Mar 16

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    I used to be transgender

    when I was in my teens. Some years ago, I started going through surgeries and procedures, including gender reassignment, to become a girl. And ever since, I feel more alive. ♥
    RockNRollX RockNRollX 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 20, 2014

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    All My Life

    One day many many years ago my mother revealed to me an aspect of my history that I had never known before. She was talking about when she was pregnant with me, where she lived, stc. Then she said that when I was born, she was so certain that I was going to be a girl that she...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 12 Responses Aug 5, 2010

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    Misunderstood

    why do people think that is all right to pick on you make fun of you ,, and think that your ill come on we are who we are . but yet afraid to show are self .. we hide in fear not shame we are proud we just want to live are lives with out the fear , we want to...
    erin1960 erin1960 51-55, T 10 Responses Jun 24, 2013

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    Last night I had a dream

    where I started taking testosterone. In the dream, the changes were almost immediate. I don't remember much elsa about the dream. I do however remember the disappointment I felt when I woke up.
    giggponagoshi giggponagoshi 22-25, T 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Hi! I'm Rowan, a trans male.

    I want more trans/genderqueer friends, so I can have friends that share my experiences! I'm still partially in the closet as trans, I've come out to most people as a lesbian. My parents don't know I'm trans yet, but a lot of my online friends do and a few irl friends too, and...
    rowannn rowannn 13-15, T 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    So, I'm going to a therapist on Monday,

    and I want to know whether I should tell him about my dysphoria, and if so, how?
    Elsiphael Elsiphael 16-17, T 11 Responses Feb 28

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    Yesterday I was shopping with my mom.

    As if that wasn't bad enough, I saw another transgender boy and his mom in front of us. His mom was caring and accepted him for who he was. Needless to say, it pissed me off. My mom wants me to be normal. When I told her I might be transgender (when I was figuring myself out...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 8 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    So since last I posted here Ive become more

    comfortable with things. Ive been able to open up to some of my close friends. Talking to then has made things easier for me so that I am less scared. So far they have been accepting. Some of the conversations have been a bit awkward where they didnt know how to react. One of my...
    Napeti Napeti 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 16

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    I just talked with mom about how it's like to

    be transgender and how it's completely different between gender and sex in how it has no relationship or similarities between them. I'm like Wow!! I even educated my mother!! ^ ^
    AsianTransGirl AsianTransGirl 26-30, T 2 Responses Feb 25

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    There's part of me that want to get all done up

    and dressed up take photos . Post them an face book and say "okay I ready to see how my real friends are". , "these pictures are the real me" "I know i'm going to lose lots of friends" "that's okay I tired of hiding who and what I am" "so if you unfriend me that cool I...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 9 Responses Dec 12, 2014

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    I've liked girly things (makeup,

    dresses, and the like) since I was 12 years old. I've wanted to be a girl since around that same time, but my parents disapproval had me convinced it was just a phase or something. I've known that I am transgendered for 2 years now and have been moving surely, but slowly...
    InfiniteCorker InfiniteCorker 26-30, T 6 Responses Jan 16, 2014

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    I am a former member of the far-right

    who became Trans and find it hard to reconcile my beliefs and who I am I've formally been very anti-gay, anti-lesbien, anti-Trans exc... and I've always felt uncomfortable in my skin and in my body, I usually interpreted that as not being many enough and that I needed more...
    Hanfeididnothingwrong Hanfeididnothingwrong 66-70, T 5 Responses Feb 25

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    I am a transgendered girl.

    For the longest time, I have been confused about who and what I am. I have tried fitting into so many molds and tried so many different things, all to no avail, but after what felt like a lifetime, I finally know myself. I am Brooke. I was born biologically a boy, but mentally...
    BrookeMels BrookeMels 18-21, T 12 Responses a week ago

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    I don't want to speak

    or go out in public anymore bc of how bad my dysphoria is. I don't want to be seen. this is a life that i don't want to live.
    heyidontknow heyidontknow 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 24

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    My goal is to come out to my wife this year.

    I know she won't accept me but i can't live my life this way anymore. We don't have kids and I got fixed along time ago too. I'I scared of things to come.
    lauraCD805 lauraCD805 36-40, T 15 Responses Jan 14

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    Okay so last night I came out

    as transgender for the first time, to someone other than my wife, therapist, or other professional. If was actually a friend. An old friend from where we used to live. Also it was a guy which was really hard for me as I don't like men I don't trust them( yes lots of baggage...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 18 Responses Feb 11

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    I am a transgendered woman,

    and for the last 6 days I've worn nothing but women's clothes. And no one knows , I mean I have on women's athletic shoes and socks, pants and (tee) shirts and panties . And unless someone looks very closely they'd never know . I feel so good . Better than I ever have. Not...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 9 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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    I'm curious.. when you have gotten close to a

    guy (one night stand/relationship/whatever) how would you tell them you're trans? would it be straight away so they knew before they made a decision? after you've had sex or wait until the last moment? would you not tell them at all? I know lots of different people choose...
    indiatights indiatights 18-21, T 2 Responses Feb 25

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    I was recently asked by another EP member

    if I was a cross dresser or transgendered. . .even though it clearly states on my profile that I am transgendered I guess I can understand why I was asked the question as many cross dressers also identify themselves as trans. So to be clear. . .I consider myself a non-op...
    Jacquietg Jacquietg 51-55, T 11 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    If anyone needs someone to talk to,

    please reach out to me. I will do my best to get back to you. I am a huge supporter of the trans community and never want to see someone in despair over this experience. Especially if they feel on the edge or verge of ending their life. You have someone to talk to and confide...
    FindingMeFindingFree FindingMeFindingFree 26-30, F 8 Responses Aug 10, 2014

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    Hey, I'm actually not transgendered .

    I'm a happy, pansexual, female. I just want to give all the trans ladies and gents out there a huge high five for being so strong ! I cannot even imagine the amount of strength it takes to do what you do in today's society. Anyways, I'm in a open relationship , if anyone wants...
    usernamesarelamex3 usernamesarelamex3 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 18, 2014

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    Finally sorting out a visit to GIC,

    but have started wondering if this is really how I feel. I mean, some days I get teary on a whole range of things, going from weeing standing up to the concept that I'll never be pregnant. Other days, it's not too much of a bother and it's reached a point where it's a good thing...
    spartanlord1014 spartanlord1014 18-21, T 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Mtf Nihon Ts

    I am pre-op TS in Japan. I am 22 and I decide transition when I am 15. I live as woman since I am 18. I will make many friends on EP soon hopefully. I only start today. I learn more thank you. Thank you ever body who is my friend now. I am writing now for thanks. I am now more...
    YukiTS YukiTS 22-25, T 15 Responses Jun 14, 2012

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    Hi. I'm 19. I am a transgender.

    I am not yet in the process of getting the operation but I am starting to live my life as a boy. I have lost my real parents because of this but I don't care. I know that sounds nasty but it means that I don't have to pretend to be something that I'm not. I am who I am. Take me...
    KyleJoyce95 KyleJoyce95 18-21, T 4 Responses Feb 25

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    when I was at uni and a year

    or so before I would say I was a big drinker. only on nights out though but I liked a drink and some of my best nights have been because I've had a bit of Dutch courage and loosened up. these days I can't drink. I've had one can of carlsburg and I feel depressed. all my thoughts...
    indiatights indiatights 18-21, T Mar 20

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    I finally came out!!!

    I told my mom and my dad and my sister and all my friends. They're all ok with it!!! :3
    Kimmandra6918 Kimmandra6918 18-21, T 59 Responses Jan 13

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    I'm going to a gender therapist next month.

    If everything goes well, I'll be able to start taking testosterone after the twelfth session. I can't wait!
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I had to pop on and write this quickly.

    As you may know I came out to my parents about my dressing and desire to be a woman full time. We were opening gifts this morning and I received a beautiful back dress from my Mum, it's absolutely stunning. I actually cried and Mum said for me to try it on. It fits wonderfully...
    GirlyLisaTG GirlyLisaTG 26-30, T 11 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    Being transgender is confusing

    for me. I don't identify as a male but being in male body doesn't seem to have a dysphoric effect to me.
    Garedayn Garedayn 22-25, T 2 Responses Mar 7

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    As a kid I always knew I was different.

    When I was in kindergarten I had already started looking at girls differently. During all my years of elementary school, not once did I ever have a pony tail. EVER! I hated looking girly, it just didn't feel natural to me, I had to try really hard to impress my parents and...
    Gabe1997 Gabe1997 16-17, T 2 Responses Mar 18

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    So yesterday I was in a plus size women's store,

    looking at some jean, because of the way a looking at them a sales associate asked me if I was shopping for myself, she then asked it I wanted to try them, which I did, she so so very nice and helpful as was everyone in the store they made me feel very welcome. When finished...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 11 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    I recently discovered something incredibly

    weird about myself. If I actually do get hormones and SRS I'll end up looking exactly like my celebrity crush, Richard Harmon. Is this weird to anyone else?
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 4 Responses Feb 28

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    raileymathins raileymathins 18-21, T 2 Responses Mar 19

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    sofie35 sofie35 31-35, T 5 Responses Aug 9, 2014

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    So I am on day 11 of wearing nothing

    but women's clothes. Even though no one knows I am wearing women's clothes, as clothing is very gender neutral looking, It still has me feeling so wonderful, better than I ever have. But I am very fearful of how my wife will feel, not as good as I do needless to say!!
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 3 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    When I was little I played with dolls then I

    stopped and became a cross dresser
    anymoushuman22 anymoushuman22 26-30, T a week ago

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    I have finally had my appointment in the post

    for my first gender clinic appointment. When I opened the letter I had such butterflies in my stomach but it also feels so exciting that everything is rolling along :) I've always wondered what I would wear to the appointment but I've decided to go in what I feel most...
    GirlyLisaTG GirlyLisaTG 26-30, T 8 Responses Nov 1, 2014

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    Hey everyone !! So the most common question i

    get is "how did u know/find out u r trans?" So I'm go into detail for u all ^_^ I come from a family who are old fashioned and from birth the boys have certain expectations and so do the girls, as a child my cousin had a pair of glittery pink sleeping beauty shoes and u KNOW i...
    Prettygirl345 Prettygirl345 18-21, T 3 Responses Sep 5, 2014

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    I have finally accepted this

    as who I am. I'm not going to fight it anymore, in fact, I love it :) Since I was little, I always noticed differences between me and other boys, but I pretended not to notice... As I got older, that gap between me and other boys widened. I could only find myself relating to...
    BrookeMels BrookeMels 18-21, T 7 Responses Apr 24, 2014

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    I am just starting my transition.

    I know it is a long road but I need to take it.
    paulatvcherry paulatvcherry 36-40, T 4 Responses Mar 2

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    I came out to my step dad this morning.

    While he admits being out of his element, he told me how touched he is I trust him enough to tell him. How proud he is of me for figuring out who I am because it takes courage to look inside and find yourself whether it's gender exploration or other personal exploration. He has...
    giggponagoshi giggponagoshi 22-25, T 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    my chest binder just arrived I'm

    so excited iv always wanted one
    Transsexualbisexual Transsexualbisexual 18-21, T 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I started watching a show on Amazon called

    "Transparent" There was a really great line which something's up very well at least for me. Ex-wife "does this mean you're going to dress up like a woman all the time" Transgender woman " no until now I've been dressing up as a man my whole life" Lines may not be exactly...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 3 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    Im Rachel, born and raised in michigan,

    I'm a m/f and currently 18, i knew i was different from all the other boys as a kid, i never felt like i fit in or liked all things other boys liked, i didn't like sports or videogames. i loved to play with my sisters toys and clothes and that was when i was truly happy. When my...
    tooshylove tooshylove 18-21, T 12 Responses Jul 29, 2014

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    I'm transgender but my parents don't know

    and my mum said that I am not a man but a woman