Last night Liz and I went to another "safe place" meeting of "Love Must Win Inc."
The speaker of the evening was Jay - a FtM transgender person.
Upon arriving, little did I know I was in store for one of the most inspiring and scary stories of survival I have ever heard/read of.
As you probably can infer ahead of time, his story was one of drugs -prescribed/alcohol and suicide. He was - is part of the 41% of all trans people who try killing themselves as the ultimate option.
What I wasn't prepared for was when he said his ultimate attempt at resolving his gender struggles (and proving his femininity) was to have a child. No military, no sports, no macho stunts - become a mother. And, in his case, in the long term the only move which kept him alive.
Wow! Thanks for the experiences. Now he is a teacher, in a happy relationship, with a good relationship with his family.
Quite the survivor.