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I Have Gender Identity Issues

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Shyguycd Shyguycd 51-55, T 4 Responses Sep 5, 2014

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    I always used to pretend to be male.

    Now I'm old enough, wise enough, independent enough to make my own decision. And I'm scared shitless. So many "what ifs" are banging down the door in my brain. My dad says he feels uncomfortable with my shoes. He says they are too "transvestite". I hate that word now. I hate all...
    missmalky missmalky 18-21, T Jun 22

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    I don't exactly know sooooo here's a bunny

    but SERIOSLY I don't know my gender
    Andersander Andersander 13-15, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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 4 Responses Feb 5, 2012

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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 5 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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    So Many Shades of Gray - in a world

    that demands black and white. I spent most of the first 30 years of my life totally confused about my gender and sexual preference. I was fortunate to have access to a large medical school library and for over a year I spent many hours there each week researching these issues...
    AlbertSAT AlbertSAT 66-70, M 4 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    The short of it is that continuing to identify

    and represent as my birth sex while still trying to "be myself" about my interests, emotions, physical mannerisms, and opinions is really hard sometimes--especially where I live. I tell myself that God made me male for a reason and that I should accept that and that others...
    LBDsandLeaves LBDsandLeaves 31-35 3 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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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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    I was wondering is there any others on this

    site with same issues lets talk
    feelgirjy feelgirjy 61-65, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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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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    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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    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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    hi guys. i need somebody to talk to.

    i'm having a lot of doubt about my gender and i don't know what to do.
    finnien finnien 22-25, T 2 Responses Jan 7

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    I JUST FOUND OUT IM GETTING NEW SHRINK AN IN MY

    FILES IT SAYS I HAVE GENDER IDENTITY ISSUES/DISORDER GUESS IT KINDA MAKES SENSE SINCE A FEW YEARS BACK I TRYED TO CUT MY **** OF SCREAMING IT SHOULDNT BE THERE!
    SweetAngelFrostPup SweetAngelFrostPup 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 23

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    There is no sexual identity page.

    Maybe anyone here can recognize my confusion and help? I am a 19 year old girl. I have only ever liked guys, but have recently been thinking that i am asexual(dont feel like having sex, and almost impossible to turn me on), but recently i have had a couple of dreams of being...
    ThinkingCat ThinkingCat 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 26

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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, 2014

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    i'm a female by birth

    but feel like a guy sometimes. other times though i'll feel very much a girl. i suspect i might be genderfluid but i honestly have no idea who i am
    blacksunzenith blacksunzenith 22-25 3 Responses May 26

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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...
    TKDreamer TKDreamer 18-21, T 1 Response Sep 11, 2014

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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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    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 2 Responses Oct 21, 2012

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    I was born as a male,

    but sometimes I am confused about my gender identity. I don't feel comfortable having a sex change, but I just don't imagine myself being a man when I get older.
    PersonManPersonMan PersonManPersonMan 13-15, M 10 hrs ago

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    I finally told my grandma that I wanted my hair cut short and that I was gender fluid. She was nervous but she said she supports me. Yay.
    EmmaTheMusicFreak EmmaTheMusicFreak 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I have no idea where this came from, no one else in my family has it. Not that I ever talked about it, but my parents, grandparents, and my parents' siblings all had children young...
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    So here goes a long story. I'm a 20 year old guy (about to turn 21 in December). I have always gone through life being incredibly self-consious and lacking in confidence/self...
    Shah190 Shah190 22-25 4 hrs ago

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    Clothes don't have gender, do they? So, I accidentally went to the boy's section in Forever 21. Guess who bickered about what I could or could not wear? Ansley. She, Daniela...
    sabertigersab sabertigersab 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I really want to focus on one person like I did years ago, but after that 7 year disaster and having to start over I just can't seem to commit. I say I do, but it's as if I have...
    VanitySux VanitySux 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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    The phrase 'racially colorblind' is kind of idiotic. I understand that, especially among people with multiple ethnicities, racial identity is kind of a social construct, but at the...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I have trust issues and I know that. I'm working on it, but it's up to the world to stop helping to **** it up.
    moonlight1989 moonlight1989 26-30, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I have been married for four years, we have been together for 6. We initially met when I was separated from my ex-husband, which was a very abusive unhealthy marriage. When my...
    Notintomyelf Notintomyelf 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    And i self mutilate..... this is something most ppl dont know about me. I have horrible anger problems. But u would naver guess. I am very sweet and kind and love to please others...
    Ghostflower9485 Ghostflower9485 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I'm watching a show on transgender children and I'm just completely outraged right now. In the case of Jaz, she was born a little boy. But didn't like any typical "boy" things...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I think I might have DID or DDNOS. I know of alters but I don't always have amnesia when they take over. A lot of the time I feel co-consious but things are sometimes foggy. I've...
    MikelMourning MikelMourning 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    I think I might have DID or DDNOS. I know of alters but I don't always have amnesia when they take over. A lot of the time I feel co-consious but things are sometimes foggy. I've...
    MikelMourning MikelMourning 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    Recently, (I suppose), I have been trying to live my life as if I wasn't affected by DID. I have been pretending (more than usual) that I do not even have it. I stopped taking...
    MsRebel MsRebel 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I'm already quite slender so, I hate to lose weight. I don't have an eating disorder or anything I just have a fast metabolism and am naturally slender. There are money troubles...
    melody477 melody477 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I don't know whether or not I'm gay or transgender. I don't feel comfortable with the idea of changing my sex, but I just don't imagine myself being male when I'm older.
    PersonManPersonMan PersonManPersonMan 13-15, M 2 days ago

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