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!

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James Finn is a columnist for the LA Blade, a former Air Force intelligence analyst, an alumnus of Act Up NY, and an agented but unpublished novelist.

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