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Q&A#4 – about surgeries 

Q&A#4 – about surgeries 

What about surgeries? Have you had any? Do you plan to have any? The need for surgery and other medical care is one of the differences between the “LGB” and “T” communities. There are several surgeries that transgender women often have. Some are more critical, some are considered “elective”. Among them are vaginoplasty (only a handful of surgeons in the US perform this), orchiectomy, breast enhancement, facial reconstruction, etc. At the moment I don’t have any plans for surgeries. I…

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Q&A#3 – name

Q&A#3 – name

Where did your name come from? O.K., I confess – no one has ever asked me this – and really why would they? However, I put a lot of thought into it so I’m going to answer the unasked question anyway. Picking a name is, after all, one of the best parts of the transgender journey! “Laura” is a name I’ve always known would work for

Q&A#2 – trans vs. gay

Q&A#2 – trans vs. gay

When did you realize you were gay? Wait, what? Gender identity and sexual identity are not the same issues. Although both deal with a departure from gender norms, GLB folk are usually very secure in their gender identity – it is whom they are attracted to that drives their sexual identity. T folk may be attracted to the gender they identify with or the opposite gender. From the start of this journey, I have identified as asexual. I’m starting to…

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Q&A#1 – why the divorce

Q&A#1 – why the divorce

Your (soon to be) ex is georgeous, why get a divorce? This person was not wrong. She is a beautiful person in many ways, inside and out. The short answer to this question is that she is not a lesbian. She didn’t have any desire to be with me as a woman and I could no longer live with a mask. This has created an emotional, physical and spiritual gap between us that neither of us believed we could overcome….

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