Last night I went with Liz out with a group of friends. It's normally always a great time.
I'm always dazzled though how many people who are coming forward these days saying they know a transgender person. Every time, it makes me feel as if we aren't as rare as everyone thinks. The person last night said a 20 something person in her office just came out as a transgender man and (naturally) was confused and scared to death.
I passed along my knowledge of community resources.
Also last night (in a group of approx twenty) I met up with a very gender fluid trans guy. I have to be very careful on my pronoun use with him. (I do know he was going by he last night.)
Our group is struggling mightily to put together a Halloween Ball this year and everyone was given a chance to "volunteer" for the area they are interested in. My trans guy friend was thinking of security and a "Joker" costume out of the Batman films. Of course he asked me in essence would I do something with him? Although a couple really off the wall "Joketress" ideas flew through my noggin-he was hinting more of a Batman and I thought "Hell No!" politely of course.
So the real learning experience from last night was, I need get finally get my personal cards updated to pass along info.
It won't be hard now since I won a personal photo session at a local photographers salon. Part of the package is a digital image I could use in all my social media. (So I can tell her what I need.)
Plus I have to update all kinds of other particulars as my life changes to pass along a card to anyone who needs it!