I did NOT want to be transgender, which sounds weird to say, but I forced myself to deny it for many, many years. No one says, "That looks fun, I want to do that!" and then throws themselves eagerly into such a misunderstood and feared group of people. Even though I had come out as a lesbian at 13 years old, I hoped against hope that I could just be a "butch" woman and avoid the tribulations and expensive sounding surgeries and emotional trials of being a transgender man. I feared myself. Coming out as a lesbian in 1994 was hard enough as it was!
I'm going to tell you a secret. I’ve never watched a single episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” I’ve never read an article about any of them, regardless of how many times they’ve “broken” the Internet. The Kardashians have just never done it for me. I also didn’t care much about Caitlyn Jenner — formerly Bruce — until it was impossible to buy a six-pack and a bag of chips without 12 different tabloid covers about her staring at me in the checkout line. I’m a transgender man, so I also tuned in because it’s personal. To read the full article, please click HERE.