Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Gender Just Is

I had difficulty sleeping a few nights back. It was a fine time for my gender to be fluid when I was wanting to sleep. As I embraced the contentment I felt in those moments, I realized how much gender permeates everything I do. I don't consciously think about, it just is.

Embracing my transness made it easy for me to proceed forward as I transitioned. I haven't had SRS surgery but I certainly have transitioned emotionally and spiritually. What was important is that I was willing to change preconceived notions I had about what gender really is.

Many of our critics are in the religious communities and their lack of knowledge is really evident. I have had to educate some about gender and the difference between gender and sexuality. I have been pointing out that we are who we are and its natural. Over the next several weeks there will be opportunities to share this.

I have been happier in the past nine years than at any time in my life. Being authentic is wonderful for the mind and body and spirit. To be anything less robs us of the joy and happiness that we can have.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Transgender Topics Discussed

Last night, my wife and I talked about TGLB issues. I shared with her that transgender people have been standing up for themselves, especially over the past two years. I shared with her how a number of TGLB organizations have thrown transgender people under the bus wen the chance to pass ordinances to protect gender non conforming and transgender people from discrimination. 

The conversation started when she asked me about the Equality & Justice Day event on April 29th. I'm really excited about going to the state capitol to fact find and meet other people. I'm even more pleased that my wife and I talked about transgender topics. 

Genevieve's Gems

To a Christian, Easter Sunday means everything, when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

~Bernhard Langer, Athlete (b.1957)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Much Has Changed

I took this picture last Thursday on 42nd Street in Times Square. Forty years ago this was the red light district. Today, 42nd Street is malls, theaters, a wax museum and souvenir shops. It's more family friendly. 

As I stood there surveying the modern acoustics, I thought of many changes in my life. There was the tearing down of the old,  the inner struggles that I went through, then finally liberation. Change is difficult but necessary. Gentrification has changed the face of the city. I'm not against replaying old decrepit structures but it seems that the city has lost its soul. My own personal transformation has been similar but I have been more in tune with other people's feelings and concerns as well as my own. This is where I have felt the most change.

I'm a much happier individual with the changes made. I know more changes will come. Sometimes the old will rise up in us wanting us to go back to the place we once were; but the fact is that we can never go back. Forty Second Street reminds me of this fact.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Genevieve's Gems

You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.

~George Burns, Comedian (1896-1996)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Trans Women's Group

Tonight I attended trans women group meeting at the SAGE Center tonight for the second time. I met  two old friends there who I've known for several years. Tonight we discussed hormones and HRT. I enjoyed listening to the experiences of a number of ladies who have or are transitioning.

One of the ladies who is knowledgeable about hormones shared some valuable information with the group. I attended a similar meeting at the community center last week. I like this one much better. It's a new group, having started only a short time ago. More is being done in regards to transgender people. I believe the increased visibility of transgender topics has something to do with it.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Congratulations, Ladies!

The men's team won on  Monday. The women were even more impressive, crushing the fighting Irish of Notre Dame, 79-58. Game wasn't even close. Congratulations on a perfect championship season.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014



Final score: Uconn-60   Kentucky-54