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I Have Gender Identity Issues

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 198 People

    Cross-dresser Forever?

    I'm feeling rather depressed right now... A few months ago, I finally gave in to the truth and admitted to myself that I am a woman. I had known this since childhood but fought against the truth. It took me years, trying to live according to my birth gender, playing the role...
    lorelaigold lorelaigold 41-45, T 4 Responses May 14, 2010

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    I Don't Know

    Is it a gender issue all I know is that I enjoy wearing women's clothes I know that I look like a man wearing a dress and make up but I still think I look good women's clothes are so much more style to them than men
    notech64 notech64 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 27, 2011

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    More On This Subject Of Gender Identity

    Every transgender girl is different, so I can only talk about me and my experiences. I do so often here at EP and share my stories and thoughts and desires. If you only think that a transsexual woman as being a "she-male" (an offensive term), or a woman with...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2009

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    How It All Started

    I guess it all started back in the days when I use to play with my sister. She use to con me into doing her more girlish things and even playing games where I had to pretend I was a girl. I must have been 7 or 8 then and she's only less than a year behind me... by the time I was...
    trans75me trans75me 31-35 Jun 3, 2011

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    For Life

    I have had gender issues my entire life. Unlike a lot of people who have gender identity issues I don't seem to relate more to one sex than another. I guess I'm just one of those whose androgynous by nature. I have done the hormone thing with doctors supervision and hours and...
    bradf19750606 bradf19750606 31-35, T Jan 29, 2011

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    Ok so I started noticing an attraction to girly

    things when I was younger and so I played with girly toys I got in trouble so bad I was afraid to do or say anything we'll as I got older I tried some girly cloths on and it hit me right then that I didn't just want to dress and act like a girl I was secretly a true girl on the...
    confuesedd confuesedd 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 21

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    Shyguycd Shyguycd 51-55 4 Responses Sep 5

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    Ever since I was 14/15,

    I've always felt like I am not supposed to be male. I feel almost as if my body and mind are out of sync, like my mind is closer to female than male, but my body says otherwise. Unfortunately, I can't do anything about that yet because, in my opinion, current medical procedures...
    spartanlord1014 spartanlord1014 18-21, M Sep 11

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    To Be Sure!

    Gender identity is defined as the inner sense of being a man or woman, regardless of biological sex. It has nothing to do with and is not the same as sexual orientation. Been this way since childhood and it never changes. I am a female, a woman, regardless of what my outside...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2009

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    D100 and I Still Can't Work It Out

    add plurality to the mix and it doesn't make it any easier. but i in myself have no clear gender idenity. it's fluid and changable.
    desikitteh desikitteh 26-30 1 Response May 9, 2008

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    Hmmm...

    I Always feel like i was born Girl in a Boys body, Because Sometimes i act like a girl, think like a girl, sound like a girl and look like a girl. I also find girl clothes more comfortable than boys. i also like Hello Kitty. and to be even more luckier, i even have a girlfriend...
    HelloKittyFanBoy HelloKittyFanBoy 18-21, T Dec 23, 2012

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    After successfully hiding from myself my whole

    life the reality that I do not understand my gender identity, I have awoken in the past few years. I realise since I was a small child I wanted to be a woman - sometimes. This I confessed, got into trouble, and hid from the age of 6. I am very happily married (except for gender...
    Dooogles Dooogles 36-40, T 1 Response Apr 14

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    I am not physically male,

    I should be but I am not. Ever since I was little I knew I was in the wrong body. I don't want to transition, it wouldn't make me any more male than I am now and it wouldn't make my life better. All that stuff is great for people who feel it helps them, go for it and I admire...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 13

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    To Wear Another Side Of Me For A Day

    I feel like a born-male who feels trapped in a female body, yet I am a female and always have been. Suppose I'm pretty lucky then! But I think these mixed feelings have been the result of me being lucky enough not to have been too influenced by the social-norms of female and male...
    greenbean07 greenbean07 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 2012

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    Sadly It Was A Feeling Of Self-disgust (confused About My Sexuality... Again...)

    I'm going through one of those motions again where I feel totally fine with being same-sex attracted. Even admitting to myself that I'm probably only attracted to women which the last year or so has helped me re-discover and reaffirm. I was very comfortable with identifying as...
    Jan 14, 2013

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    Just Being Me!

    I've been a single mom for the past 18+ years. This means I've had to be the man (buying cars and a house, working a full-time job, maintaining vehicles, paying bills, killing bugs, etc.) as well as the woman (nuturing, cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, etc.) in so many...
    shylamarais shylamarais 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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    Is This Me?

    When I was a kid I would always pretend to be a boy--whether it be while playing a pretend game or in real life. Several times I insisted that I was actually a boy but my parents changed my gender because they wanted a girl, that I would become a boy, and when my friends made up...
    Thestarfalls Thestarfalls 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2011

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    What Now?

    When I was growing up, I was always a little different. Nerdy, but not exceptionally. Awkward, but friendly and welcoming. Then I was berated with the ever-exhausting question, "Are you gay?" I've always wanted to yes, because it would make things so much easier. The...
    ScarletJaide ScarletJaide 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 7, 2009

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    I Should Be A Girl

    i alway felt i was a girl i love girl clothing and i wish to live as a fulltime woman i love to find a husband and marry and have some children if there was a way that magic was real i be the the girl of my dreams love to wake up a lovely 18 female and live a normal girlhood
    TIrgra TIrgra 41-45, T 5 Responses Feb 5, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    OK. So my life in a paragraph ... As far back as I can remember I have cross dressed and wanted to be female. Sexually abused by a male family member as a child, mentally abused by...
    Christinamarie3095 Christinamarie3095 41-45, T Sep 28

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    We have been working hard core on internal communication and cooperation lately and it has been helping but it is very stressful. The biggest stressor is knowing there are so many...
    mirrorhanyou mirrorhanyou 22-25, F Sep 23

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    These past few days have been a blur. I'm constantly switching whenever I get stressed, which is almost every time and everyday. Some freshmen kid at my high school started a fight...
    MultipleRex MultipleRex 16-17, M Sep 27

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    Being DID and BiPolar feels like this to me...(I'm probably going to switch half-way through writing this, so bear with me) I live in this physical world that's just so-so and...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 1 Response Oct 2

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    Can a person have this and still be aware of the 'personalities?' Can they sometimes run together?
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 4

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    I hate how blown up DID is in the media. I have it, it is no walk in the park... It's not easy... And no one should EVER wish to have it... But I am far from crazy. I just can't...
    iMinnow iMinnow 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 5

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    i am struggling and i don't have anyone to talk to about this.
    LittleBeelzebub LittleBeelzebub 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 12

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    I met my first alter in 2011, her name is Jessica, soon followed Ellie, and 7 months ago, Ashleigh showed up. Last week, I realised that there are suddenly a lot more of us than I...
    JaaePlus JaaePlus 18-21 2 days ago

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    I dont even know haw many I actually have anymore. I thought it was just 8, and now i am hearing of more. It is stressing me out real bad, and I dont really have anyone to talk to...
    lilbit33 lilbit33 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Some of us love our boyfriend and want to stay with him, but others have feelings for other people. This has happened before, but this time I am finally with the guy I was pining...
    JaaePlus JaaePlus 18-21 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Been not well. Have such intense feelings of disgust to the point where I want and need to just claw my skin off. It feels like I am going to go absolutely insane. I was driving...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I remember when I was little and I didn't care about how I looked, but then again we were all like like that when we were little, right? I've always been thin, I still am. I'm sick...
    secretsleftuntold secretsleftuntold 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    There have been numerous events or important times in my life where there were some misunderstandings or certain issues that caused me to have a lot of regret and worry over things...
    GuardedSoulofGold GuardedSoulofGold 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    So i have always been a small 110, I have small boobs and i had a small tummy. But then i turned 18 and put on 20 lbs and it keeps adding up and its just in my stomach area, My...
    Shiro96 Shiro96 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I'm 4'10. I weigh anywhere from 100-104lbs. I know I'm at a healthy weight, but I still feel gross. My boobs are small and my legs are short. I'm pale, with messed up teeth and...
    tinywoman tinywoman 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    I have an. 'EDNOS'-eating disorder not otherwise specified-anorexia with any food eaten to bulimia-not a binge eater-eat such a small, crappy amount-HAVE to throw it up....
    cherryjar cherryjar 26-30, F Oct 3

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    All my life. I have struggled with my weight. I come from a line of many curvy woman. But a lot of my life my Father, and kids I'd gone to school with teased me. I suffered from...
    Mj13ahestrella Mj13ahestrella 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 3

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    We are trying. But everything is getting quite difficult quite fast. I don't know what to do. WE don't know what to do. Calypso (our host) keeps panicking and will switch, and...
    CNT283 CNT283 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 24

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    When I miss plans because I've transitioned, I just say I was sleeping.
    iMinnow iMinnow 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I remember the first time I didn't recognize myself in a "selfie" photograph.
    iMinnow iMinnow 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    Talked about my mom in therapy today. My therapist came to the same conclusion that I had years ago...my mom is mildly schizophrenic. That's comforting. Not only does mental...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 1 Response Oct 10

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    So yesterday during lunch at my high school, a freshman was acting all tough and ****, I ******* hate the freshmens this year, can't believe Alpha has to put up with this...
    MultipleRex MultipleRex 16-17, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    What to do with an alter who's personality changes like he has multiple personalities? He can be violent, conservative, respectful any personality you can imagine. But he's always...
    TheDylanWorld TheDylanWorld 13-15, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hi, I'm Kyle, one of the alters. I just wanted to know if some of you alters already fell in love with "real" persons or if you hosts already fell in love with alters. I did, so I...
    SemperFilthy SemperFilthy 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I just don't know what to do some days. I want to learn to love myself again. How hard can it be?
    Shiro96 Shiro96 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    Actually felt pretty nice about my body today then I went to visit a friend at work and her co-worker was so skinny and beautiful. That went completely out the window. 😞
    blossomingMe blossomingMe 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    I hate balancing on the tightrope between body conscious and obsessed. I realize that there is some crossover and if I neglect it all together I become to relaxed
    NightAbyss NightAbyss 18-21, F Oct 3

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    I hate my body. I hate the way I look and I am trying so hard to change it. It just seems harder to do it the healthy way rather than letting my ED take over...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    I always feel terrible going out. I feel awful in my skin I go out with friends I am not a stick figure .I am also not woe either. I always feel awkward
    Sincerely77 Sincerely77 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 4

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    All my life, every single friend I've ever had growing up has eventually told me that they were just hanging out with me because they felt sorry for me, or for whatever reason they...
    VeteranSoulSeeker VeteranSoulSeeker 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 10