Dating a transexual
When I moved to a new town in Pennsylvania just over a year ago, I had no idea of what an enormous effect the change would have on my life.
The only people I knew in Pennsylvania were a few friends I’d lived with previously who were local to the area, so it’s safe to say my social circle when I first moved here wasn’t huge.
And the idea of having someone reject you because of a fundamental component of your identity is daunting enough to make a person avoid dating all together.
So as a young transwoman living in New York City, I've always been pretty freaking nervous about how guys could react when I reveal to them that I was born biologically male, even though I identify and live my life as female.
Almost everyone interviewed about the topic was younger and lives in large metropolitan areas with significant queer communities (Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago).
The reality of trying to date while transgender is far more difficult and complicated, however. The episode quotes a statistic that only 7% of marriages survive transition.
I would love for someone within the trans masculine community to write a mirror article from that perspective. 's Laura Jane Grace addressed how being transgender affects relationships.She was very clear about her situation from the beginning, and I was very open to a friendship, until I started to form some very real feelings for her.I didn’t have too many fears or concerns when we began our relationship.I know that being a man who is dating a trans woman (who is outspoken and only sometimes passes) is not always an easy thing.Let’s also take as a given the fact that being a trans woman who is outspoken and only sometimes passes is pretty much never easy thing.