Tag Archive | gender dysphoria

Your experiences of Pride Marches – Research project

A student at St. Andrew’s University is currently conducting a research project exploring LGBT+ people and allies’ experiences of being involved in Pride parades.

For the project, she is conducting interviews via Skype and hopes to speak to as many people as she can from all across the UK, to make this study as representative as possible.

Unfortunately, she has not yet been able to interview many Trans people and so is concerned that their points of view may go unrepresented.

I’ve told her that I’ll be happy to participate, and if you would like to help out too then the details are in this poster along with her email address.

Any support would be greatly appreciated!

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First Transgender Consultation Session in Fife

Tomorrow sees the first of the new get-together sessions for Transgender folk in Fife, organised by LGBT Health and Wellbeing.

I know I’m a little late in posting about this but I’ve been in the middle of moving house and things are somewhat chaotic. 😦

Do you identify as Transgender or are exploring your gender? | We need your help 

Saturday 25th June | 1-3pm
Central Kirkcaldy venue, Fife

We invite you to our special meet up. Would you like to see a regular social gathering open to transgender people in Fife?

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Video letter to the world’s gay community from those in Orlando

I have so many things to say following the horrific events in Orlando but unfortunately time is not my friend right now.

So I will let the gay community of Orlando speak for themselves by sharing this video letter they produced with the help of the BBC.



Please help the victims of the Orlando Pulse shootings and their families


Equality Florida, a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization and the state’s LGBT civil rights organization, has launched a GoFundMe site to accept donations to help the victims and families affected by the horrific shooting at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub.

Please support them if you can.

*hugs* Tish

My brain is turning to porridge

Just over two weeks now since my first jab of Triptorelin (T-blockers). Yesterday I collected my new FREE wigs. Yay!

This week wifey, who subsequently claimed she thought I’d “forgotten” about this transition thing, started looking again for somewhere to buy, and we found somewhere that would be perfect for either her alone, or us. Oh wonderful! (sarcasm).

Poor Danny’s been stressed out all week because his cat cut a paw last weekend and has had to be left every day with a cone on so he doesn’t lick it while the antibiotics do their work. 😦

We received a “wedding invitation” from some friends in Second Life yesterday, and I’m going to be Maid of Honour *smiles*, and last night wifey mentioned the “D” word for the first time.

Some week!

Okay, so let’s try to make sense of all this …

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Today I began the next stage of my journey

Finally, almost three years since my “moment of realisation”, today I had my first jab of Triptorelin.

Testosterone Blockers!!! … YAYYYYYY !!!

A jab in the bum which should last 3 months, then another one to follow that, I already have the kit to take with me next time, and at about that time I should be starting on the Estrogen patches. 🙂

So now there’s no turning back for me, not that there was ever going to be. 🙂

I mentioned in my brief post earlier today that things seem to be converging, so let me explain.

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It’s something of a momentous day today.

There’s a lot of important things happening right now, and today seems to be the day when they all converge.

So right now I’m trembling, trying to control my breathing, and trying to “think straight” about what I need to do, and in what order.

I’ll tell you more later in the day …


Progress, at last!

Yes, it’s me again!

As you can probably guess by the lack of posts lately I’ve really been struggling with the hiatus in progress caused by the fact that my GP said she couldn’t prescribe the Triptorelin (Testosterone blockers) that the GIC had said I need. This, plus the fact that I had to do soooo much chasing up just to even get that far, meant that I dropped into a severe depression, even to the point of feeling suicidal at times.

Eventually Danny and my other friends managed to persuade me to go back to my GP, and I’ve been on Prozac for the past few weeks. I think it IS helping, although I am feeling quite tired most days.

However, today I had another appointment at the Gender Clinic, and that’s what this post is about … PROGRESS!!

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Trust, just trust …

I don’t know how “the Universe” works, what it intends for any of us or where we will end up.

I’m not “religious” in any accepted meaning of the word, but it seems that, somehow, something always happens “in the nick of time” when things get rough.

Maybe it’s that “karma” thingy?

I hope I’m able to be kind, caring, and understanding towards other people, (Danny gently mocks me for, as he puts it, “picking up waifs and strays” and trying to help them), and somehow life manages to keep me going … to what end I know not.

Whatever the situation it seems that something always happens to ensure I just scrape through, so maybe that’s what will happen with my transition?

Guess I’ll have to trust “the Universe” on that one too. 🙂

All roads lead to Vienna

Danny won the lottery the other week!

Well, actually he won $1 on it, but for someone who virtually never gambles that’s still an achievement. 🙂

This week, probably to try to boost my spirits a bit, we’ve been having fun planning what we would do if we ever won “big” on the lottery. It’s a good way to get the brain juice flowing, even if only for a short while.

Last night I finally managed to get an evening out to have a few drinks and a game of darts. All in all the whole evening was a disaster, which is really great seeing as how I only get out about once a year other than when wifey is away. Such is the way of things right now.

So tonight, after another row with wifey, I needed a lift. I started by trying to find out if there are any tea dances that happen locally, without much success, and then hit youtube for some good old Viennese Waltz music.

It really doesn’t get much better than André Rieu, and this magical performance of what I’ve always considered to be the most beautiful piece of music ever written adds another item to the post-lottery wish list … best tickets in the house at a performance of Strauss at the beautiful  Empress Sisi’s castle in the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna.

Of course I’d need to go shopping for a stunning outfit, shoes, jewellery, wig and everything first, and have the greatest make-over in history … but we could afford it. 🙂