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    • Mx.Drago
      https://www.vox.com/identities/21266301/lgbtq-people-queer-spaces-coronavirus-pandemic   Was an interesting article, had interesting stories about different people dealing with the pandemic.
    • VickySGV
      Thank you for the information. I have wondered what the financial picture for this really is. 
    • KathyLauren
      Welcome Katie.   I am glad that your wife considers herself a trans ally.  It is unfortunate that she is unable to deliver on that right now.   As I am sure you realize, being trans is not something that can be quashed.  We suppress it for as long as we can, and then it comes to the surface because it can no longer stay buried.  I hope that you and your wife are able to work things out so that you are able to express yourself however you need to.   Regards, Kathy
    • KathyLauren
      My wife went to check the mailbox today.  She got all excited when she saw a letter postmarked from Liecester, England.  But then she saw that it was addressed to her, not to me.  Just a notification that her spouse had been granted a Gender Recognition Certificate.  No sign of the actual certificate yet.
    • Carolyn Marie
      There are a lot of online resources for family and allies of trans folk.  Here's just a couple:   https://pflag.org/sites/default/files/Our Trans Loved Ones.pdf   https://www.gires.org.uk/information-and-support-for-families-of-adult-transgender-non-binary-and-non-gender-people/   https://www.glaad.org/transgender/allies   If he's willing to listen and learn, you're already far ahead on the road to understanding.  Good luck.   Carolyn Marie
    • Mx.Drago
      Makes me flinch and twitch uncontrollably, thinking bout the "those days" not so long ago but thankfully getting longer still aways enough. Like a really bad amusement park date. Best not try to repeat. Though it maybe hard if the park never closes and nobodies helpful, just stuck in the maze going in circles. Like a twilight zone episode. But so long as this refined muscle in my skull still functions, will always be thinking a ways out to greener pastures cuz everybody need just be. People do crazy cuz world ain't always for hire and it takes sanity as payment, if not always time, and has ways of somehow disappointing expectations if not constantly. Totally feeling that Sisyphus. But I'm still pushing cuz this ain't no fairytale land and "hook or by crook" I'm getting to my ways best hell with time I got left.
    • Ms Maddie
      Sorry about the loss of your coworker Emily Michelle It's afternoon.  My body clock has been off for a few days at least.  My latest HRT levels are beyond my Drs experience, and are a possible factor.   My daily coffee will be mostly decaf. Weather here is sunny and warm.  Shorts.
    • Mmindy
      Welcome Kathrynn, I'm new here as well and in therapy for a whole host of things, mostly to figure out my Transgender issues that have been in my life since a very young age. Everyone that I've encountered here have been very helpful and supportive.   Best wishes,   Mindy🐛🌈🦋
    • Mmindy
      NB Adult, About moving on, there's a quote that helps me. "When moving through life, remember there is a reason why your windshield is so large and the rear view mirror is so small." -Unknown Sometimes my windshield is fogged over, but fellowship with others in a similar experience, chaplain, or counselor helps me move on as well.   Best wishes, stay positive, and safe   Mindy🐛🌈🦋
    • Mx.Drago
      👍May fortune favor the bold and willing spirit. Just be there like normal and grow with him. The best thing is to support eachother and take your time building the basic foundations you both will need to maintain that support and comfort in happiness. Might not always work out, but if you care, you do what you can, as best you can. Just be sure not to in all excitement forget he still there, still freaking out while trying to be stoic. I'm looking at my own example, and he gets stuck being stoic while freaking out, forgetting to solve the problem so he stops freaking out, so to move on to more important things. Freaking out is a part of the exceptence, in my opinion. It's not fun but necessary to let your minds explore important questions for both your sanities sake. It's ok to freak out just not over do it, there is always uncertainty when the questions pour in, slow, deep breathes forward together. Life gives no garrantee but offers possibilities, you just need to make it more probable. But by being there with him, in affirmation helps, just be patient. It's not always easy, probably won't ever be but I wish you both the best, and that your journey be easy and safe.  
    • Kaltia_Atlas
      Ive read that article. One of the biggest issues with doing a UTx in trans women is the transferance of the vaginal tissues. Some of the tissue is not viable from living donors. And the neovagina from the penile tissue has not been verified successful.    Gene therapy would come into play by deactivating Dmrt1 and allowing Foxl2 to activate to fill in those gaps that the neovagina cannot do on its own. Also, it would help to "reform" the vaginal area and help it heal into what the front/bottom area should be after surgery.   At the least, that is what ive gathered from my research
    • Mmindy
      That's good KayC, My wife still doesn't know all of the reasons I started therapy, however she was comforting when she realized I spent most of the day last Tuesday crying. She suspects it's because of a PTSD flare up, and business stress, I have a hot delivery deadline coming up. I'm currently in an online waiting room as I type this response. My wife and I always eat lunch together when I'm in town. Today I asked her not to come home for lunch so I could have a privet session with my counselor. I told her I don't mind is she sees me crying, I just don't want her to know why I'm crying just yet. Her response was Awwwa, okay I'll see you tonight.   >HUGS<   Mindy🐛🌈🦋
    • NB Adult
      Bottom line is that everyone has the choice of allowing all the abuse and failures of the past to continue to haunt them in the present or of moving on! I know, many like to continue to bathe in self pity but it only serves to put a shunt in the forward momentum of their current lives and fog up their vision of the future they are wishing for.   I was in a war once and took the lives of others, even one of our own. I could remain sad, depressed and bitter but instead opted to put that chapter in my rear view mirror and I'm better off for it.
    • Dearhart
      This is something I've thought of since puberty. I've long since wished I could "copy and paste" the whole ovary, uterus, vagina system into my body, cause not being able to bear children is really the sole source of my gender dysphoria comes from.    I'm not sure how gene therapy would play into it, but i know it's doable.    https://obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1471-0528.15438
    • Mx.Drago
      Oh, also forgot to mention, I changed my keycaps, again. In the pictures above are part of my custom SA set I picked up after getting the board. The market for custom keycaps is oddly strangely similar to pogs, except far more expensive cuz they only are done in runs mostly through a group buys that are then sent to be made where ever factory be and some get really artsy.
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