After meeting twice, we went on what was supposed to be a quick coffee and hiking date.
They go as follows: I expressed relief that it wasn’t a cross (a red flag of someone with a more conservative background), and he told me that his father was conservative and voted for Trump, and while he himself didn’t vote, he hated Hillary Clinton.
I could tell he was uncomfortable talking about politics, but as someone who needs to protect themselves from the get-go, I pressed him on his personal views. ” Shocked, I said, “Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender.” His response: “Oh, I’m fine with everything but the T.” My face dropped.
Dating is tough for everyone, but dating as a transgender woman is even harder. Starting from the early stages of my transition at age 15, through sexual reassignment surgery at 19, to being an out and proud transgender woman at 24—I can say with certainty that I’ve gone out with pretty much every personality type.
He is going to go home and think on this and whether you know it or not, you have changed how he views a transgender person—at least, a transgender woman.”Initially, I felt defeated.