Sunday night one of my girlfriends and I were out watching our NFL Bengals do their usual prime time TV crash and burn, we did have a chance to chat when we weren't bitching.
My friends know I'm not shy about saying we are going to have a great time at Pride or a Rainbow Dance-if I live that long. It's not that I don't think I won't-but know from experience how paper thin life is. Also "me thinks" I have less time on this world at 65 than when I was 25.
But I do wonder what the gender driven world will be like say 10 or 20 years from now? Pat recently commented : I tend to adopt the practice of simply not caring what people call me. For the sake of simplicity, however, I can be referred to as a "T" or as a CD. Certainly Pat and I agree. Plus, over the years I have developed a relatively thick skin to what peeps have called me as either gender. But your comment led me to wonder what labels indeed could be gone in a decade or so?
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In my not so distant past, I have seen transgender arise, transvestite become obsolete and tra--y become a slur. Just by looking at the gender terminology the younger generation is using these days, I almost think cross dresser is almost obsolete now. Like you Pat, they just don't care!
Whatever happens, I hope I'm around (and coherent) to experience it. I was amazed the other day to read of a right wing pundit referring to the powerful trans lobby bringing us closer to a certain meeting with Satan. Wow! I thought! Finally we have a powerful lobby? Cool!
Pat, I guess "stealth" can be defined too by admitting you don't care who is sticking what label on you. If I take last night as an example, I got nary the glance from anyone. But, just in case they did, I was wearing my pewter trans necklace and a rainbow ring.
I was seasoning my "stealth" with a back up dose of pride!