For me personally it’s been a long-term struggle to articulate and assert myself as male. I’ve always believed myself to be in the wrong body since I was a child. Yet when I was growing up, being gay (let alone trans) wasn’t a public topic. I accepted the label lesbian/gay because it was “easier” for people to understand. It took me a long time a name change. In the US this is a very current topic, so it’s imperative that the LGBTQ community continues to champion the trans cause to help broaden the public discussion and secure trans rights.
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