At last night's transgender - cross dresser support group meeting, it occurred to me how long and drawn out process the journey is to cross the gender frontier and live with your gender dysphoria.
Last night, the full range of people were there. We had everyone from a total beginner to gender fluid individuals to full time trans women and a trans man.
As the beginner struggled with his/hers emotions and talked to the group, I remembered back to my ancient transvestite days when I first came out to a small group of friends. Rightfully so, it seems like it was long ago.
As most of you Cyrsti Condo regulars know, my journey includes several suicide attempts. One active and a couple passive ones. That is why I consider my path a victory march
I can't ever tell you it gets a whole lot easier but then again, life becomes so much more satisfying. A victory to be sure.