Thank you so much for writing this.

As a gay man and LGBTQ activist with many trans friends and colleagues, I nevertheless often lack insight into the lives and actual lived experiences of trans people.

I love this article because of the deep dive into your own inner life as you write about your outer life and transition.

I especially enjoyed how you relate the experiences of people treating differently even before you began to transition.

Thanks so much for sharing!

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot.