I'm sure you thought of this but I'm curious - given that the accident gave you amnesia, how do you know that you didn't have dysphoria before it?Thank you all you all for reading. I could have gone into a lot more detail but I figured this would be a good place to start off. If anyone has any questions, I'd be more than happy to answer them. Cheers!
I still have very select few memories from my childhood across various years, but I don't remember having even a single dysphoric thought in any of those fleeting memories. It could just be that the memories were erased, it could just be that feelings of dysphoria coincidentally happened that shortly after the accident. But I'm choosing to think that it was caused by the accident because of the timing and lack of memories of it before the accident.I'm sure you thought of this but I'm curious - given that the accident gave you amnesia, how do you know that you didn't have dysphoria before it?
The problem with LBGT people being so cautious is most modern younger conservatives don't particularly care about sexuality. A lot of them support LBGT+. It's most likely conflation from the old fart hyper conservatives who still want to strip LBGT rights away that has a lot of said people on edge. People like that don't represent the Conservative belief system in my eyes.i don't think it should be a surprise that LGBT people would be cautious about someone who advertises their conservatism at the forefront of their online profiles given how conservative groups try to oppress LGBT people.
sorry that people tried to invalidate your dysphoria and experiences, though. it's worth noting that the common belief in most hard left LGBT groups i've been in is that you don't even need to have dysphoria to be trans, so i doubt most queer people would question your dysphoria at all nowadays.
also this post reeks of "muh both sides" rhetoric. one side is trying to ensure basic human rights for LGBT people, the other side is trying to take away those basic rights, but both are to blame for the problems hmmmm
Most younger conservatives vote for people who make policies that actively make LGBTQ people’s existence more difficult. In the majority of cases if you vote for a conservative because (you incorrectly believe) they will lower your taxes, or operate with lower deficits, you are also voting to allow parents to electrocute their gay kids, keep it legal to fire people for their sexual orientation, and vilify trans people to win cheap votes off of those “old fart hyper conservatives”. So like, great, for the sake of argument if you pretend young conservatives aren’t homophobic / transphobic / etc. it doesn’t really matter because functionally they vote to maintain anti-LGBTQ systems and structures. Not to mention modern conservatism seeks to maintain the same sort of systems when it comes to racial and religious minorities, as well as women. And while, as a gay white male who was raised Christian, those systems don’t affect me, I don’t understand how someone who sees how conservatives do that to them for being an out group could ethically vote for conservatives. Personally the most positive aspect of being gay is that I find it easier to empathize with others and I don’t see how one can empathize with others and vote conservative. Also starry was not saying left and right are equally to blame for modern politics around sexuality, starry was pointing out that, again, in most modern conservative movements, including in the US, the Conservative party is explicitly working towards the oppression of gsm like you or me. Meanwhile, the left is pushing for gsm to be treated equitably only one of those is problematic. I think this is something you would probably buy into more if you were a trans person living in NC or GA, rather than CA or CO.I still have very select few memories from my childhood across various years, but I don't remember having even a single dysphoric thought in any of those fleeting memories. It could just be that the memories were erased, it could just be that feelings of dysphoria coincidentally happened that shortly after the accident. But I'm choosing to think that it was caused by the accident because of the timing and lack of memories of it before the accident.
The problem with LBGT people being so cautious is most modern younger conservatives don't particularly care about sexuality. A lot of them support LBGT+. It's most likely conflation from the old fart hyper conservatives who still want to strip LBGT rights away that has a lot of said people on edge. People like that don't represent the Conservative belief system in my eyes.
I really hope that what you're saying about them being more accepting of my type of dysphoria is true. I've been mostly ignoring those communities at this point and seeing a change like that in them would be cool.
Both the left and right are to blame for the rampant issues regarding sexuality and the culture push, you're 100% correct about that.
Went shopping today and my boobs look bomb as FUCK omg... real euphoria hours what upHey pals just thought I'd give a quick shoutout to the subreddit r/ABraThatFits. They have a comprehensive guide on bra sizing for trans women that's come in extremely clutch for ya girl. Turns out my bras are literally 2 cup sizes too small oops. You growing young ladies should give it a look
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so i wasn't going to really post for this, especially because i'm not a huge fan of posting stuff about myself on forums. but i made this post almost four years ago now, and i've come a long way since then. all my friends know about me and are so supportive. my immediate family knows about me, and while they're not fully supportive, they're not stopping me from going ahead with it. everything has gotten a lot better since that post. i'm extremely fortunate to be in the situation i'm in, having the support networks i do, and having the people most close to me remain with me through it all.
the reason i'm posting today is because i finally, after all this time, started estrogen. i never thought in my wildest dreams i'd get this far, and on a much darker note i didn't think i'd live to see the day where i'd get to this point. to anyone struggling with their own gender identity, while it's hypocritical of me to say this, given how everything worked out for me, don't give up. don't give up on yourself. there are so many times within the last few years where i've told myself that transitioning isn't worth it, that i'll be unhappy regardless, that living a sad life as a cis male would be better than the dystopia trans people face within society. but i'm so glad i pushed through that, i'm so glad that i've gotten as far as i have. life may never be perfect, but this is undoubtedly the way for me to go about making it better.
i've gone through suicidal episodes in the past, i've been in really rough spots, but being where i am right now, with the people i care about, is really amazing and i can't help but feel happy. i'm so happy with the people i've met throughout the last few years, due to me coming out and sharing experiences with others. the people within this community truly are amazing wholesome people, and i'm beyond grateful that i've gotten to meet so many of you.
i'm scared this post is going to come off as me saying "hi look at me i'm so happy" but that's not the point at all. i just want to encourage others to stay strong and persist through the hard times. it's not easy, but it will get better. thank you for reading.