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Are you Proud to be Trans??

OzGirl

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Though different topics, being proud and having a disability are linked, and I love this conversation, so please continue! I know that being trans has impaired my life in many ways. I had a mechanical repair business that was set to expand, potentially making me millions, but my dysphoria prevented me from realising the potential.

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Allie
 

Donna

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Hi everyone that knows me and those that don't. It's been a while since I posted.

I agree that it's nothing to be proud of or ashamed of. Every human being on earth is trying to eek out a happy existence. For some it's easier than others depending on the situation they were born with and some because of the existence they have created for themselves good or bad.

For me I am having the time of my life, partly because of some friends that knew me before and fully accept me but mostly because I have 10 times the friends I had before transition.

I was not really good at being a guy as far as relationships were concerned but now I can truly act as I always wanted, but held back, and I fit in so well with women that they want to be with me.

You see, I am not living the life of a transgender woman, just the life of a woman, as other than very good friends that knew me before, no one knows me any other way.

So I'm not proud to be transgender, but I am proud that I created an entirely different life successfuly and since I don't see any discrimination there is no need to feel ashamed. I'm just very happy to finally live the life I always wanted.

BTW I am ready to start the process for surgery and I hope that will give me the possibility of some intimate relationships eventually.

Donna
 

NancyBalik

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Didn’t the “pride” movement begin with black pride in the ‘60’s? Then it was adopted (successfully) by the Gay Pride movement not long after. These were both groups who faced years of tremendous brutal discrimination and empowering themselves with pride helped build their movements (both socially and politically), and empowered them to tackle the oppressing majority.

So, “pride,” in this sense is both an internal feeling — a sense of self, as well as a political or social statement.

As a closeted (and non-transitioning) member of this community, I struggle with pride in both contexts. Because I keep my gender wishes, dysphoria, thoughts (etc., etc.) largely to myself, I do still struggle with shame and the ever-present thought about family and friends: “What would they think/feel about me if they knew?” Plus, although I support trans issues, organizations, and political candidates, I am not shouting “Trans Pride” from any rooftops, nor marching in any parades in my heels, skirt, and blouse.

Am I proud to be trans? I would not have chosen it for myself. It has complicated my life more than enhanced it. But, I will say this: I am proud to be associated with, and accepted by, people like those on this forum. Nancy
 

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Didn’t the “pride” movement begin with black pride in the ‘60’s?
Maybe this is what you are referring to.

Black Power began as revolutionary movement in the 1960s and 1970s. It emphasized racial pride, economic empowerment, and the creation of political and cultural institutions. During this era, there was a rise in the demand for Black history courses, a greater embrace of African culture, and a spread of raw artistic expression displaying the realities of African Americans.
 
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