There was another cop we knew who was into trans women. Other officers found out and mocked him endlessly.
You may think that in the ballroom scene everyone is loving and accepting. Unfortunately you can be judged in any community.
The lack of options for simple panties are a poignant example of how deeply society actively disinvests in trans women.
"I can’t get this off my chest. I never will."
"I feel free from the shame I once felt as a young man attracted to trans women, but how many other men like me have yet to resolve their own uncertainties?"
When women don't visibly scan as transgender, it can feel affirming, dangerous, and totally unremarkable, all at once.
Jessica Platt, the first openly transgender player in the Canadian Women's Hockey League, writes about her transition, how it improved her life, and common misconceptions about trans athletes.