Trans dating

Posted: March 26, 2013 in All Things Trans

a gentleman and a scholar

I just wanted to share a video by journalist and activist Paris Lees that meant a lot to me:

 

 

This. This has to stop. I came out at a young age, full of piss and vinegar, thinking that I would never end up hiding who I am, or parts of myself, simply to feel desired, to feel loved. But love and desire made me stupid, and I did, in her words, end up being treated like people’s ‘dirty little secret’. Sometimes it was the fact we were dating at all – sometimes it was changing the way I looked and acted in public so that I would seem like a girl, even though it killed me. Worse, it would be changing the way I looked and acted in private, so that they could pretend they were with a girl.

So much of what we say to each other…

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