Reply To: General Discussion of Transgender Issues



To me, the most significant thing is that you and your friend are TALKING! This is very important because it helps both to understand how things sit for the other. Assumptions can lead to all sorts of funky places. I think your restraint after the early morning phone call was admirable; not easy, but admirable.

There are many difficult things about transitioning, but one certainly is the financial part. If you don’t have medical coverage, or a plan that covers trans-related medications, it can be a very expensive proposition. That’s the reality of it and it is not unusual for someone’s transition plans to be derailed by lack of finances.