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Two Transgender Definitions

Living stealth: Living your life so that as few people as possible are aware that your current sex doesn't match the one you were assigned at birth.

Passing: Presenting yourself in such a manner that people you encounter in your day-to-day life don't realize that your current sex doesn't match the one you were assigned at birth; being recognized as the gender with which you identify.

I don't have any real interest in living stealth, but the lack of passing wears on me. The idea of spending several more years (possibly all of them) being called "ma'am," and even "ladies" when I'm in the company of a woman, flat-out exhausts me sometimes. The only thing harder would be continuing to live a lie.

Photo on 2012-06-14 at 02.55 #2

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pansycore
Jun. 16th, 2012 05:48 pm (UTC)
I took T injections for 7 years, 5 months (I'm taking a break right now) and I still get called "ma'am" on the phone by guys sometimes even though my voice is pretty deep and I have a beard and stuff. It's really annoying, because it's never women who call me the wrong thing.

Your first year or two on T can be especially hard because those are the puberty years, especially year 1. I think it'll get better for you with regard to being read as a guy as you get further along in male puberty.

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