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  1. General Transition Issues

    This is a dual-gender forum for both FtMs and MtFs. Issues discussed here affect both groups, such as the WPATH Standards of Care.

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  2. Therapy and Therapists

    Forum to discuss therapy and its effects.

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  3. What Am I? I'm Not Sure.

    New to the site?  Not sure of your identity?  You are not alone.  This is a forum without judgment.  Ask your questions without fear.

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  4. Androgyne Forums

    Androgyny is marked by characteristics of both genders resulting in a non-gendered or gender-neutral appearance.

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  5. Crossdresser Discussions

    A discussion group for crossdressers.

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  6. Female to Male (FtM) Discussions

    A place to discuss topics related to transitioning from female to male.

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  7. Male to Female (MtF) Discussions

    A place to discuss issues related to transitioning from male to female.

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  8. Intersex Discussions

    An intersex individual is a person (or individual of any unisex species) who is born with genitalia and/or secondary sexual characteristics of indeterminate sex, or which combine features of both sexes.

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  10. Passing As Your Target Gender

    A discussion forum about passing as your true gender.

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  11. Hormone Replacement Therapy

    A place to discuss hormone replacement therapy and its effects.

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  12. Real Life Test Discussions

    A place to discuss transition: legal, workplace, name change, driver's license issues, and more. Tips and tricks on getting through a year or two as another gender.

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  13. Transgender Surgeries

    The place to talk about gender affirming surgeries you've had or are planning to have, get physician recommendations, and more.

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  14. Post-Op Discussions

    A place to discuss specific issues or general living after undergoing sex reassignment surgery.

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  15. Transgender Issues

    A forum for discussion of general transgender issues.

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  16. WPATH Standards of Care

    A place to discuss the existing standards of care and how they apply to us.

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  17. Health Issues

    This forum is a place to discuss the various aches, pains, and other complaints we all have.  Please avoid playing doctor or applying your diagnosis or treatment to other members' situations - only a visit to a qualified health care professional can determine the right course of treatment.

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  18. Diet and Exercise

    Many people understand that it is difficult to lose weight after starting hormones.  This a forum to discuss diet and exercise during and after medical transition.

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  19. Fashion

    A place to discuss fashion for all members, including clothing questions, sizing, and more.

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  20. Beauty

    Discuss beauty and cosmetics tips and tricks here.

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    • Susan R
      Congrats Josie, I am so happy for you. What a great opportunity! You'll do just fine...don't worry.   Wish you the best at your new job, Susan R🌷
    • Susan R
      I am so sorry to hear about the struggles you are dealing with right now.  I know it seems like this pain is going to last forever.  It is all temporary.  The pain will stop.  You might try an attempt to communicate the severity of your pain and your feelings to your mother.  Tell her you need to talk to her and lay it all out.  It may be difficult to believe but she loves you.  Your mother sounds like she is completely unaware how much suffering you are experiencing.  You should also convey that this is not going to go away on its own.  During your conversation, you might even suggest a need for counseling to her.  You should also reach out to see if there are any Trans support groups in your area.  Most larger metropolitan areas have them.  These were a big help when I was younger.   There are resources on the main forum page that may also assist you.  Please check that out.  I don't know your age, resources, mobility so some of these suggestions may not apply.   Just know that you are an important and incredible person that just needs time to find yourself.  It's a difficult journey but with some help, you'll find your way through it.  Please share more so we can give you better information and support.  Thank you for sharing what you did.  Reaching out is so important.   Susan R🌷
    • Ashlee
      That's great! Congratulations! Have faith in yourself and if you believe in God him too. I need to change jobs but am afraid of change and failure. I need to get over that. I hope you have a great first day  Ashlee ❤️
    • Leo
      Have a great trip!  Bet your mom is as excited as you are!
    • Susan R
      You are not crazy at all...maybe a little more open than me but even that's debatable.  Role play is healthy in my opinion.  We all fantasize to some degree.  Sometimes it's all internalized mentally and other times we externalize it like you may be doing with yourself.  My wife and I do this in subtle ways and it's sometimes soothing and other times exhilarating depending on the situation.   Susan R🌷
    • Leo
      I use an online cosmetic calculator to check expiration dates prior to purchasing cosmetics for relatives, and also to check dates on other products like sunscreens.  Unfortunately, a lot of places sell cosmetics that are about to expire or already have.  So if you buy and don't use right away, it may not be any good or safe to use.  
    • Josie Beth
      Wow, I made it through the last 12 hour day of work today and I’m really glad to have it all behind me. I was congratulated by several coworkers and hurried out of the door to go home. I’m not sleepy yet even though I know I’d better wind down to be ready for the big day tomorrow. I’m going to be starting a new position at a new job but I’ll be working somewhere I’ve already been before. It’s been almost 20 years since I’ve worked for this company so I have no idea what to expect. A lot has changed but some is still the same. I’m going to have a management position! It’s exciting and a little intimidating. Hopefully I’ll be able to fit right in but I’m a little nervous about whether or not I can handle it. It’s been a long time since I’ve been in charge of anything. But I’m going to try my best.   Hopefully, I will also find out about insurance and what they are willing to cover. If it won’t cover trans related health care then I’ll probably have to seek another provider, which I think APO can help me with. However I won’t be able to find that out until I get a day off.    I’m looking forward to not being as worn out after work but not looking forward to the late hours unless I can actually get proper sleep.    I’m going to try and stay there long enough to get some experience but not too long because I want to start transitioning soon and I feel that if I can get a retail manager position then I’ll be able to transition with less problems. If not then perhaps I can transfer to a location where transitioning will be less of an issue with the company in the new location. 
    • Jani
      That's what I thought, that liquids surely have a shelf life and that bacteria is an issue.  As to powders (pressed or otherwise) I would think they would be fairly long lived.  
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      Safe travels Julie!     Hugs, Jani
    • Jani
      Tell him "well I tend to forget names too Madeline!"  Keep using a different women's name when you see him.  He'll figure it out soon enough.  Either that or cast him off.    Jani
    • Jani
      Hello Janet.  I'l happy to see you've joined us.  Many of us have been where you are.  You'll find the support you seek here.  Please join in the talk! 

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    • Jani
      Sorry to hear this.  This sounds like an odd rule.  It must be rooted in some sort of deception prevention rules.  You might be able to switch up to using your initials "JM".  I can't see that being secretive or deceitful as it is correct.  You could also make the case to your supervisor that your DL doesn't have your "birth" name on it either and the state is fine with it.    Jani
    • Jani
      Hello Kole and welcome.  I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your sister.  It wasn't your fault.     Your parents may never come around to acknowledging the real you.  They need to see beyond themselves first.  It appears they are not ready to do this.  The best thing you could possibly do is to hang tough until you are 18 and graduate HS.  If you have plans for college, great.  It's a wonderful time to be on your own and experiment.  If you don't have this plan you can still stake out and make a go of it on your own.  It's not easy in today's environment (financially and socially) but it can be done if you're strong.  It certainly sounds like you are.      Please stay safe and keep in touch.  We're a good community of caring people.   Jani
    • Jani
      Greetings Molly and welcome.  Quite a change, Texas to Rhode Island.  What's the occasion, school?     I like Mako because they are sleek and fast but the Great White is awesome for its size and strength.     Please join in the conversation!   Jani
    • Hellothere
      I dont know if this is the right area to post this kind of thing but everything hurts and i feel so lost. ive never liked myself, i hate my personality and everything about my body. Ive never really thought i seeked approval all that much. Definitely not my mother though. When i came out to her, it felt like i was on trial for murder. “Do you want to talk or have a chat”. For someone without a self esteem, the whole conversation made me veiw her diffrently. She ‘accepted’ me (if never talking about it again and saying she doesnt know how she feels about the thing counts). But now i feel she hates me. That im a disappointment, a failure. Things were bad happiness wise for a while before this but everything just fell apart. I cry myself to sleep, i wonder if anyone would miss me, would my mom miss me, and what would be the best way of ending my life. My friends must hate me, they think im angey, they think i hate them. Its my way of covering up sadness. Half the time i cant even cry, i just sit in my misery. Sometimes i pinch or scratch my self, just to feel pain because i must deserve this. I feel so lost. I feel like im to young to feel lost. Why is it happening so young? My mother wouldnt have that reason if i was older. Why couldnt i find out later. Why didnt i wait to come out. Why did this happen to me. Why. No one knows how i feel because i couldnt bear to look them in the eye ever again.  When will the sadness stop. The crying, the self hatred.
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