It’s been five years since I got bottom surgery. I’m not shy about celebrating that.
It’s often hard bring straight and trans when “LGBTQ+” usually gears towards cisgender, non-hetero issues. Being post-op and attracted to women, my rights are no longer threatened (in theory)—but the threat to marriage equality to the rest of my community is ever present and real.
In the ’00s, I’ve identified as a ”stone butch” lesbian; since 2011 I’ve identified somewhere within the trans community. My name change is legal; my medical transition complete. Even though I am attracted to women, my relationships will always be queer.