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I Have Gender Identity Issues

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 194 People

    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 4 Responses Sep 5

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Oct 21, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Other people who populate this planet are the reason why I have body image issues. This happened about two years ago at my old job where I did customer service at a grocery store...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    It's so hard to forgive and open up again. I can't keep healthy relationships, I'm not close to any family and I don't consider anyone to be a friend, only an acquaintance. I'm...
    lonelylonerr lonelylonerr 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    I'm not actually sure that I have this but I do know that I have issues with dissociation. I've been diagnosed with ADD and OCD but I've been dissociating in and out of life my...
    fiendforlife fiendforlife 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    Ok, so I haven't been officially diagnosed with DID but this is the most active place for dissociative issues and I need some input. Hope I don't offend anyone. Thanks. Here goes...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    I'm honestly not sure if this is insecurity. Maybe jealousy? Maybe it's simply just saddening for obvious reasons. Anyway, my friend and I both started doing something around the...
    KayJayHoeBum KayJayHoeBum 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    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 1 day ago

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    My name is Kaylyn. For the past year and a half or so I have been struggling with what seems to be DID or maybe some type of schizophrenia. I have been struggling with panic...
    imtypicallykaylyn imtypicallykaylyn 16-17, F Sep 7

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    Follow my twitter cause I have no friends and should feel sorry for me D: @ShortPrincess19
    LittleBeelzebub LittleBeelzebub 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 10

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    .:: SYSTEM CRASH ::. The other night our system pretty much crashed. We managed to lock Missy away. (our extremely violent Alter who has tried to kill us) It was a horrible event...
    FullHotel FullHotel 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 10

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    I am wondering if anyone has any ideas that may be able to help.... I believe a new part has emerged. She is very confused, angry and scared. I am not sure if it's an inability or...
    dreshany dreshany 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    My system is a house. We all live in this house, with our own rooms (bedrooms) and communal rooms. Like the lounge room and library. We also have something like a prison, where the...
    TheDylanWorld TheDylanWorld 13-15, M 9 Responses Sep 20

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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 6 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 day ago

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    Tate’s taken to covering all the mirrors when he fronts because he doesn’t like how he looks…. This feeling of having no idea who that is when I look in a mirror is getting...
    FullHotel FullHotel 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    i hate looking at photos before january 2014 because im always wondering if its me or tabby.
    komaeda komaeda 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    Today Omega had an outburst. I don't blame him because the reason why he came out is, my chemistry teacher dropped down one letter grade for not putting the name, date, and period...
    MultipleRex MultipleRex 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 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 6 days ago

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    I'm really self conscious about my roles. I feel fine personally, love the top half but then we meet my tummy it's like roles and roles of flab and I don't know I mean I work out...
    alohacruz alohacruz 16-17, F Sep 3

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    I'd really like to write a story about my experiences with this, but I can't seem to find the time to.
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M Sep 6

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    Lmao!!!!!! When anger takes over me this is what i want to you do to most people. Wish i had a big arse then the crush will be worth the effort 
    MsGucciRush MsGucciRush 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Your Raw Score is: -345, which indicates that overall you are Androgynous Your appearance is Androgynous Your brain processes are mostly that of a Androgynous person. You appear...
    B2ST B2ST 16-17, M 4 hrs ago

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    The Title of this group sort of explains it all :) I have a lot of issues with gender identity, and right now I am settled on fluid, but I am still not sure if that is right...
    WidowedNerdyNurse WidowedNerdyNurse 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 7

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    Yes I have major trust issues. I have been burned too many times in the past to trust any friend or boyfriend. Boys they lie and cheat and are very secretive. A friend they tend...
    Dsanders13 Dsanders13 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    S.A.G.E. Test Results: Your Raw Score is: 325, which indicates that overall you are Androgynous. Your appearance is Masculine. Your brain processes are mostly that of a Androgynous...
    deborahbrown deborahbrown 56-60, M a week ago

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    I'm pansexual, I am capable of loving any gender. I also tend to fall in love for personality, not just looks. I'm capable of bring sexually attracted to someone with just a...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    She has been with me through thick and thin and understands what I say it what I'm thinking at all times. I wouldn't choose anyone else to be stuck in a situation with. We have no...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Sep 1

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    Why do we have gendered deodorants?!?!?!? Seriously? I mean If I want to smell like old spice then I ******* will!
    kmm95 kmm95 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 22

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    I have always said I have no trust issues when it comes to men. Benefit of the doubt but as I come across guys I've realized Im repeatedly skeptical about there intentions. I know...
    Trillionbased Trillionbased 18-21, F Aug 31

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    Is it weird that I enjoy laying my head in a persons lap while he/she slowly runs their fingers through my hair? I mean I am too old for that right? Thats something a mother would...
    sikandtired93 sikandtired93 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 3

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