Ever since I first realised that I was a part of the transgender community it has seemed incongruous to me that our group should be included under the LGBT (LGBTQI+) umbrella. That is not to say that there aren’t valid reasons for those of us who don’t conform to societal binary “norms” to be grouped together in recognition of our shared struggle, indeed we all gain strength from our unity. But as you will see I find it leads to a lot of misrepresentation about us, our needs and our our desires.
Before I begin in earnest I’d like you to read this article as I will be referring to it during my little tirade here.
Wow, is it nearly FIVE MONTHS since I posted ?!?! <slaps self>
That’s what happens when you have to be in boy mode so much of the time after moving house. 😦 Moving the bar and my store in SL took a lot of my time too, but both are so much improved now – the effort was well worth it. 🙂
Health could have been better. My best t-girl friend is now “living her dream” full time and everything is going wonderfully well for her. 🙂 Fife T-Time, (the group affectionately known as “Eric” and run by LGBT Health & Wellbeing), is taking off. Next week will see the inaugural Fife LGBT Gala, and I have my ticket ! YAY !
But, the purpose of this short post is to forewarn you all of an announcement I’ll be making later in the week about something rather important to all of us and for which I’ll be needing your help. (No more info for now, other than the music… I DO like a cliffhanger…)
Hope all of you are well, making progress, and keeping love in your heart.
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.
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.
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!!