Candidly Transgender

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  • Is the GOP Again Out of their Depth of Understanding on Trans Issues?
    by (candidlytransgender) on November 1, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    In a recent comment a GOP lawmaker says that "Aiding minors' transition surgery should be a felony".a Quoted from a recent article in The Hill:Medical professionals in Georgia could face felony charges for helping minors undergo gender transition under legislation being drafted by a GOP lawmaker in the state, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Under the legislation being proposed by State Rep. Ginny Ehrhart (R), medical professionals in Georgia could be charged with a felony for performing a number of procedures designed to help minors with gender transition, such as mastectomies, vasectomies, “castration and other forms of genital mutilization.”If the legislation passes, it would also prohibit prescription of:puberty-blocking drugs to stop or delay normal puberty and cross-sex hormone therapy” to minors. The debate has raged on for a long time about whether (A) kids should be allowed to decide who they are, and/or (B) whether parents have a right to allow their own children to transition.Clearly these are complicated issues, and at the same time everyone seems to have strong opinions. I see memes and comments on the issue on Facebook all the time. On its face I can understand people with little to no knowledge of the subject believing that kids sub-teen in age might be going through a phase, and as such should not be allowed to make life-altering decisions on gender.There are also lots of memes and articles claiming that those who have transitioned regret the decision. and wanting to transition back to their birth gender. However, organizations focused on gender studies find that regret is rare.So who do we believe? Being out and about for 20 + plus years, and highly engaged in the transgender community -- with first hand contact --, my own experience talking to those thinking about transition, or parent can challenge their child's wishes, while a jury decides against letting a dad block a child's transition.those who have transitioned, I've found that few (actually none) who have transitioned regret their decision. Still, in October 2019 a Texas judged ruled a one I'm of the opinion that kids at a young age -- before their they are tainted with the opinions of others, including parents and/or society at large, seem to have a very clear identity. As such, it would seem that those in later life, not kids, are more inclined to be influenced by false motivation.I have met some who seem to want to transition for the wrong reasons.Meanwhile, my own conclusions are there:those that are not trans can't grasp what any of it means, and thereby not equipped to asses it. Gender decisions should be between the individual and medically trained psychologists, and parents. Individual choices should not be legislated -- people should be free to make personal choices. What's your opinion? 

  • TGLIFE gets a new look
    by (candidlytransgender) on October 11, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    We've been talking about getting around to relaunching for some time. Other work has always delayed us. But we're almost ready, so signup now to the newsletter so that you're notified this month when it does go live. Signup to email updates here

  • Be a Contributor
    by (candidlytransgender) on July 14, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Sissylife is for fluffy, frilly, and naughty sissybois.  Have a story to tell? Perhaps a true experience, perhaps a fantasy, or just an insightful commentary?Read more »

  • Re-launch of
    by (candidlytransgender) on July 14, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    Yes, I know I've spoken about renovating and relaunching the site, but other work has always delayed us. But you might have noticed that a landing page has replaced the site and that it because the new site is about ready to relaunch.  So here is what you need to know.Read more »

  • Is Wanting Enough?
    by (candidlytransgender) on November 25, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    In my recent post  The Transgender Debate Over Wanting Vs. Needing, the discussion arose from an article I had read by Andrea Long Chu, were she says "My Vagina won't make me happy. But I want it." Should wanting be enough to get it? Read it here.   

  • How to Challenge Unconcious Bias
    by (candidlytransgender) on September 8, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    I've written before about how to defuse afronts that we may face as transgender people. Strangers have an idea of who we are before they've said a word to us, or heard a word by us. So, how should we apprach these situations?Read more »

  • India Decriminalizes Homosexuality. What does that mean for you?
    by (candidlytransgender) on September 8, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Like many countries that don't, or can't, fully comprehend the difference between gender and sexual orientation, India has joined many countries that have legalized homosexuality. What does that mean for you?Read more »

  • The Good, The Bad and the Stupid
    by (candidlytransgender) on September 1, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    Another worldwind week of news. Let's break it down.Read more »

  • 'What a performance gender is!' – a century of cross-dressers
    by (candidlytransgender) on August 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm

  • Transgender in Hollywood
    by (candidlytransgender) on August 12, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Times are a changing. I recall speaking with an HBO producer in 2003 about several show concepts around transgender, only to be told: "We've done that already." They did a documentary about drag queens and they thought that covered it. It didn't. No by a long shot.Read more »

  • I Can Read What It Says, But What Does It Mean?
    by (candidlytransgender) on August 12, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    The world has changed 180 from the days in the 1980's, when to get dressed and go out I'd have to skulk around after dark in the meatpacking district of New York. Kids teens and young adults are coming out without shame. In Ireland, the government plans on removing gender change restrictions of teens under 16. Do you know your gender-related terms, and what they mean?Read more »

  • Male To Female Transformations in Pittsburgh
    by (candidlytransgender) on July 24, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    Did you ever wake and wonder "Could I look like her? Where can I find a crossdressing frined whose house I can go paly dress up?" Well, yes, you can, and with a makeup artist to boot!Read more »

  • Coming Out Transgender
    by (candidlytransgender) on July 22, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Times have changed. Coming out has in some ways become easier and less taboo, but that doesn't make the self-realization any less dauting.Read more »

  • Surviving As Transgender
    by (candidlytransgender) on July 18, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    There are some basic considerations when one realizes they're transgender. The notion (by many gay and straight people) that coming out transgender is a state of confusion, or a trend to follow, is rediculous and uninformed. No one "chooses" to be transgender, they only have a choice about what to do about it.Read more »

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