Transgender dating and gay dating
And it depends now whether my future partner has a uterus — whether it’s a cis woman or a trans man — and we use it."The other possibilities are that my partner and I will adopt children one day together, or that I may end up being a stepmother to children who he or she brings to the relationship.That’s already something that scares me, in terms of those power dynamics.Does it bother you that you feel like you have to disclose your trans status so early in a relationship? That said, when I’m meeting the person, I believe it’s about my time and my feeling this person out.I pay attention to what they know, what they’re willing to learn, and what kinds of questions they ask me immediately.So they’re already into queer circles, and there’s a lot less exposition that I have to do about what trans is.
If it did, I could have just found a partner who was fine with me having a penis.It’s not like I’m a guy in straight world and a woman in gay world — I’m a woman everywhere.”And you date mainly online? Online dating levels the playing field a lot, but it kinda sucks. Even as a trans woman, [I feel like] my biological clock is ticking.”Did the weight of wanting to start a family pop up for you once you transitioned, or is it something that you’ve always wanted?And that’s part of the reason why I’m 32 and I’m not in a relationship. “I wanted to be a daddy or a parent even before I transitioned.And the right person is going to want to do that with me.”Gender and sexual orientation are both highly personal and constantly evolving.So, in honor of Transgender Awareness Week, we're talking about the importance of language and raising the voices of the LGBTQIA community. For more of our many paths to, through, or away from parenthood, head over to Mothership.