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While personally I think bathrooms should separate based on physical sex, this is still big. And bad for all our trans friends out there.

well would you look at the time its time to gay
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I'm trans. But I live in a blue state, so there are state-level protections already in place. And I just use the nurse's bathroom anyways to avoid dealing with any bullshit.

Anyone else on here trans?
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(02-23-2017 12:55 PM)Dead Wrote:  I'm trans. But I live in a blue state, so there are state-level protections already in place. And I just use the nurse's bathroom anyways to avoid dealing with any bullshit.

Anyone else on here trans?

Found out I was genderfluid a few months ago, and not the easy way. I'm mostly closeted to everyone but my mom, doctor, and boyfriend, but I'll tell the internet people too.
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(02-23-2017 01:00 PM)StrixDesmodus Wrote:  
(02-23-2017 12:55 PM)Dead Wrote:  I'm trans. But I live in a blue state, so there are state-level protections already in place. And I just use the nurse's bathroom anyways to avoid dealing with any bullshit.

Anyone else on here trans?

Found out I was genderfluid a few months ago, and not the easy way. I'm mostly closeted to everyone but my mom, doctor, and boyfriend, but I'll tell the internet people too.

Do you experience dysphoria?
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(02-23-2017 01:20 PM)Dead Wrote:  
(02-23-2017 01:00 PM)StrixDesmodus Wrote:  
(02-23-2017 12:55 PM)Dead Wrote:  I'm trans. But I live in a blue state, so there are state-level protections already in place. And I just use the nurse's bathroom anyways to avoid dealing with any bullshit.

Anyone else on here trans?

Found out I was genderfluid a few months ago, and not the easy way. I'm mostly closeted to everyone but my mom, doctor, and boyfriend, but I'll tell the internet people too.

Do you experience dysphoria?

Used to, then I found out manly scents helped and eventually I'd get non-female periods without the dysphoria. I'm still a tad insecure about it, but not the way I was when I first found out, thank goodness.
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(02-23-2017 01:24 PM)StrixDesmodus Wrote:  
(02-23-2017 01:20 PM)Dead Wrote:  
(02-23-2017 01:00 PM)StrixDesmodus Wrote:  
(02-23-2017 12:55 PM)Dead Wrote:  I'm trans. But I live in a blue state, so there are state-level protections already in place. And I just use the nurse's bathroom anyways to avoid dealing with any bullshit.

Anyone else on here trans?

Found out I was genderfluid a few months ago, and not the easy way. I'm mostly closeted to everyone but my mom, doctor, and boyfriend, but I'll tell the internet people too.

Do you experience dysphoria?

Used to, then I found out manly scents helped and eventually I'd get non-female periods without the dysphoria. I'm still a tad insecure about it, but not the way I was when I first found out, thank goodness.

You know, it's funny. I've always thought that transgender people were mentally ill freaks. And then when I realized that I was one of them, my opinion didn't change.

Right now, I'm trying to find a therapist who'll approve me for testosterone. Should be getting more information next week.
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(02-23-2017 01:51 PM)Dead Wrote:  You know, it's funny. I've always thought that transgender people were mentally ill freaks. And then when I realized that I was one of them, my opinion didn't change.

Right now, I'm trying to find a therapist who'll approve me for testosterone. Should be getting more information next week.


If it's any consolation, gender dysphoria is a mental illness, but mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of.
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(02-23-2017 02:01 PM)StrixDesmodus Wrote:  
(02-23-2017 01:51 PM)Dead Wrote:  You know, it's funny. I've always thought that transgender people were mentally ill freaks. And then when I realized that I was one of them, my opinion didn't change.

Right now, I'm trying to find a therapist who'll approve me for testosterone. Should be getting more information next week.


If it's any consolation, gender dysphoria is a mental illness, but mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of.

Yeah, because of the stress of having a brain that doesn't match your body. Some bullshit like that. Can't be fucked to talk about it anymore, I've derailed this whole thread.
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(02-23-2017 02:15 PM)Dead Wrote:  
(02-23-2017 02:01 PM)StrixDesmodus Wrote:  
(02-23-2017 01:51 PM)Dead Wrote:  You know, it's funny. I've always thought that transgender people were mentally ill freaks. And then when I realized that I was one of them, my opinion didn't change.

Right now, I'm trying to find a therapist who'll approve me for testosterone. Should be getting more information next week.


If it's any consolation, gender dysphoria is a mental illness, but mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of.

Yeah, because of the stress of having a brain that doesn't match your body. Some bullshit like that. Can't be fucked to talk about it anymore, I've derailed this whole thread.

C'est la vie, I guess. But I think I'm making a new thread for curiosity's sake. If you want to talk still, or again, then there would be the place.
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(02-23-2017 02:19 PM)StrixDesmodus Wrote:  
(02-23-2017 02:15 PM)Dead Wrote:  
(02-23-2017 02:01 PM)StrixDesmodus Wrote:  
(02-23-2017 01:51 PM)Dead Wrote:  You know, it's funny. I've always thought that transgender people were mentally ill freaks. And then when I realized that I was one of them, my opinion didn't change.

Right now, I'm trying to find a therapist who'll approve me for testosterone. Should be getting more information next week.


If it's any consolation, gender dysphoria is a mental illness, but mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of.

Yeah, because of the stress of having a brain that doesn't match your body. Some bullshit like that. Can't be fucked to talk about it anymore, I've derailed this whole thread.

C'est la vie, I guess. But I think I'm making a new thread for curiosity's sake. If you want to talk still, or again, then there would be the place.

I don't necessarily want to, but if you were to make another thread asking, for example, people's opinions on transgender people, I'd probably feel obligated to participate and defend them, despite the fact that I hate myself and the rest of the trans community.
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Ugh, America. One step forward, 2 steps back... this is gonna get messy.

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Gender-specific toilets are stupid because a "male" toilet and a "female" toilet are completely identically designed. Except for urinals but these are pretty much useless over a standard toilet anyway.
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(02-24-2017 08:04 AM)Jop Wrote:  Gender-specific toilets are stupid because a "male" toilet and a "female" toilet are completely identically designed. Except for urinals but these are pretty much useless over a standard toilet anyway.

Well, urinals can be used a bit less privately, they do a good job of hiding your genitals. As a result, they're faster and more convenient to use

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