All posts tagged: lgbtqia

Wake up, and Smell the Coffee

Originally posted on John Lee Taggart:
When I was in the USA, I lived in the midtown area of Atlanta…which was lovely! I was told this was the “gay area” by someone in hushed tones, but honestly I didn’t see the problem – all I saw were friendly strangers who liked to give compliments, and some great brunch establishments! How could anyone hate that?! Certainly always put a smile on my face! But anyway, this was a little far to travel for some friends who lived outside of the city, so I would hop on the MARTA train and meet them half-way at Bankhead Station…then we’d drive out to some random diner, restaurant, or coffee shop for a catch up on the latest shenanigans… One of these times stands out, and has been turning over, and over, and over in my head recently – I’m sure it won’t take a genius to work out why… On this occasion, four of us pulled into a quiet roadside place, and piled into one of the cushioned booths to get warm. A chirpy waiter…

My Thoughts on Caitlyn Jenner 

Originally posted on modernteenfashion:
Honestly my thoughts about the whole Caitlyn Jenner situation is that people are making a bigger deal out of it than necessary. It was her decision to change genders because she knew that it’s what would make her happy and feel confident, so people shouldn’t judge that decision. I personally think that people should just leave her alone to live her life as a beautiful, strong woman and stop making it such a huge deal. It was just a choice she made in her life so that she could be who she wanted to be and I think that we should just respect it without overthinking it too much. I mean, so what if she changed genders and became a woman? Has it really hurt our society? No, not at all. If anything, it should be a symbol of acceptance so that we can all accept people for who they are, even if they do things that are a little out of the ordinary. I love being a girl, it’s who…

Male to Female, Gay to Straight: Losing My Identity

Originally posted on corybanticcory:
Transitioning has made my life really complicated… Especially lately. I’ve finally hit the point in my transition where people are starting to question what my gender is. I thought I would be excited, and I am, but I’m also so alone. Dating is a nightmare. I don’t really appeal to either sex right now. Everyone is sort of confused about how to look at me. Some people see a woman. Some people see a man. Some people see the potential to fall in love and others… they see friendship. I’ve been generally really happy since moving to San Francisco. I love it here. I live close to the beach, I have amazing roommates, and there’s so much to do. I know that I have a lot to be thankful for. I don’t ever want to leave. But this city isn’t the trans-utopia that I thought it was going to be. Most people don’t know how to date someone who is transgender. I’m transgender and I don’t even know how to date…