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Hello all, I just wanted to give a quick intro. I have always had some unresolved gender issues. assigned male at birth. played dressup at very young age and found it a big thrill to become a girl. Experimented with other men. not for me. Kind of like to think of myself as a lesbian. And I have accepted that I want to love a pre-op mtf tg girl. In fact I am seriously considering my own mtf transition. so genderqueer/pansexual! when I was young a person was straight or gay. I knew I was something else. Now doing tons of research I think my whole life I have suffered dysphoria. many years drinking. always overeating. Any way glad to find this resource. I think my first step is to find some consoling.

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Hi there and welcome!

Good job on your research it sounds like you've come a long way. 

I'm sure you'll find that there's a lot of support here for celebrating the victories and comforting the pains. 

Best of luck to you!

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Hi There John/Jewlie and welcome!


You sound a lot like I was before I began transitioning. If you think just dressing up as a woman was fun then just try living full time as one! (best thing I ever did....) I have found therapy hugely helpful and validating...

Wishing you the very best...

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Welcome to Trans Pulse John/Jewlie.  I found posting here and reading about others helped me find understanding and acceptance of my gender issues.  Simply knowing i was not alone helped.





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thank you all. yes just knowing that I am not alone is wonderful

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Hi John/Jewlie,


It's nice to 'meet' you (virtually of course). I just joined and have found a lot of useful info here and definitely some super supportive folks too.


I have just started counseling/therapy sessions myself. It is both challenging AND rewarding IMO. I hope that therapy will be of great help in answering some of your questions. Personally, I now look forward to my sessions. The whole process is kind of like a trip to Disneyland...don't enjoy the long drive (and crowded lines), but once I get on the rides it's totally worth it!



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thank you all so very very much. very exciting.

still looking for therapist. 1st one I contacted replied only taking couples.

now I just have to not chicken out

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