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Transgender Transitioning

Managing NYC's Largest Bike Rental Company as a Transgender Woman

Kate Freitag | Posted 10.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Kate Freitag

When it comes to speaking about my identity at work, I actually find myself wanting to share, thanks to my employer's positive reception. Some discussions on the shop floor include light humor about encounters where I have to repeat my name seemingly 3,000 times when being introduced.

The Choice That Isn't

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 09.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

I have seen cases where the same people who would advise lesbians and gays to come out and be themselves counsel transgender people to stay in the closet because being transgender is so socially stigmatized, or for the sake of everyone else in the transgender person's life.

'Are You a Boy?'

Stephanie Mott | Posted 08.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

It was an awkward time in my transition, when questions like this one were just beginning to become an expected part of my day, although seldom as innocent and honest as was the question on this day. After a few seconds, I stopped and turned to the boy and asked, "What do you think?"

10 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Started My Transition

Annika Penelope | Posted 04.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Annika Penelope

Two years and 4,860 pills later, I now realize how little I actually understood about transitioning back in February 2011. There were so many aspects of transitioning and being treated like a woman in society that I was totally unprepared for.

Is the Transgender Person's Transition Process Selfish?

Chris Tina Bruce | Posted 04.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Chris Tina Bruce

Just as it takes transgender people years to accept themselves, they must also allow a reasonable period of time for family and friends to adjust. Expecting anything else can be very self-centered and selfish.