I Have Gender Identity Issues

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 338 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...
    RandomInkFlow RandomInkFlow
    18-21, T
    1 Response Jun 22, 2015

    I feel like a male, i think

    as one, i like boys but i don't want to transition, all i want is to be identified as male. I don't feel like my female body stops from being who i really am, i feel like other people and society does. I would be happy just being called a boy, even with my girl's name and...
    xoxa xoxa
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Mar 6

    I was wondering is there any others on this

    site with same issues lets talk
    feelgirjy feelgirjy
    61-65, M
    1 Response Mar 27, 2015

    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
    1 Response May 9, 2008

    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

    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
    1 Response Oct 21, 2012

    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
    Jun 3, 2011

    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
    3 Responses Jun 13, 2014

    I just realised: in my last post I forgot to

    mention something important! Even though I am (probably) a demiboy, I use the [they/them] pronouns. Thank you :)
    JustAnotherEmoKid JustAnotherEmoKid
    13-15, T
    Nov 2, 2015

    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, 2015

    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, 2015

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

    but SERIOSLY I don't know my gender
    Andersander Andersander
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2015

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

    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
    16-17, M
    Jul 29, 2015

    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

    I have gender identity disorder.

    I constantly struggle with the fact that my body isn't male. Perhaps it is a mental disorder to feel that way, especially so intensely, given the 40% suicide attempt rate among people like me. I don't know. Recently I've been wondering if I should transition. That's a very...
    AnomalousLines AnomalousLines
    1 Response Feb 14

    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

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

    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
    3 Responses Nov 15, 2014

    I can't tell what I am exactly.

    I think my gender is somewhat fluid but that being genderless is a big part of it, kind of like a base. Sometimes I feel masculine or feminine though and I would prefer to be masculine. Overall I think I'm pretty much an androgyne however. He/him pronouns please :)
    QuinnMasters13 QuinnMasters13
    18-21, T
    1 Response Nov 3, 2015

    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

    OK, I don't really but I had a post labeled

    "inappropriate for children under 18" when it was specifically written for them.... So I get frustrated with the silly censorship. Anyway, it can be posted as a comment, so check my comment below and get back to me with comments or questions.
    Humanist321 Humanist321
    70+, M
    1 Response Sep 30, 2015

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