I cannot complain

It would be tempting for me to say "If I knew then what I know now" except I need to remember that there were few options for people like me in the early 1980's. When I was 20 years old we didn't know anything about being trans except what Christine Jorgensen and Renee Richards had done and it was considered fringe.

Back then transsexual women went underground and did their utmost to erase their previous lives and people on other parts of the spectrum kept it to themselves unless they worked in pop music. If you were part of the LGBT community you kept your mouth shut if you knew what was good for you.

This is why I have little to complain about because my own self knowledge and acceptance grew along with the science and the cultural adjustment.

I'm just glad I am not so old that I cannot have my later years be a little more relaxed than my early ones were.


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