I’ve been wondering when is the right time to make this announcement. I’m starting to realize the timing will always suck so here goes. Earlier this year I realized I’m transgender. It’s something I’ve been wrestling with for a while now but back in May I decided I needed to transition. I started taking estrogen in late July and am planning on changing my name and living full time as a woman by mid-2019. It’s been an adjustment for the wife but to her credit, even though she constantly reminds me she’s not a lesbian (that makes one of us), she’s trying to make a go of it and things are actually going pretty good so far. I’ve been seeing a therapist about this since 2016 and since my decision to transition, Mrs. Force10 has come with me a few times and I think it’s helped. She’s also made a really good effort to educate herself. If only my family would do the same. A couple folks (my sister and a couple cousins) are supportive, but most everyone else I’ve come out to so far (including my mom) is just uncomfortable and would rather sweep it all under the rug than talk about it. All my friends have been cool about it so far though.
Over my time here at CoG I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many of you in person. Some of you were even kind enough to let me stay with you when I was touring the East Coast in 2006. Shout out to @Hasufin, @OzBob, @Darktan and @GratchSabbat for that. And now I get to tell you that out of all of you, only @TechnoMistress has met the real me (in Vegas back in October). Perhaps some day I’ll be able to afford to travel again and we can rectify that. So anyway, that’s my story. If we’re friends on FB and you want to be friends with my female profile, PM me and I’ll shoot you a link. I’m much more active on that one these days. Here are some before and after pics. Obviously not my real hair or boobs in the second photo but I’m working on both.