Does anybody have the right to call me a Tranny?

This question was asked, and in typical me style, I was angry, but not sure why, nor how to express my feelings. well, I have calmed down a bit 🙂

I have of late begun to feel more connected to reality, the haziness has started to lift and I am seeing things more clearly than ever before.

I’m a Tranny, ie:- I was born as society seems to accept, as a male, but I wear women’s clothes.

I wear womens clothing every day.

I wear clothes which must be seen as somewhat androgynous, ie:- trousers and a top.

Problem we see here, if we say “Tranny”, our society seems to picture Drag artists, & or worse than that, poorly fitted wigs, fake tan, make up 10 centimetres thick, and clothing that wouldn’t look out of place in pornagraphic literature from the 60’s to the 80’s.

I am not “that” Tranny.

I don’t have a huge will to belittle any body who feels themselves on the transgender scale & have an empathy with those who have gone out, been it, done it, and it’s a world unlike other worlds, a bit like “The Beatles” making pop music, defining pop music & we could pick fault with The Beatles, but to what end? There were no rules, nobody to tell them that they were doing it “Wrong”, and I would personally say and feel that most would agree they did some pretty special & positive things.

& so any transgendered individuals who have already travelled the Trans path, I have an amount of respect for them.

Now for the kicker. I do not know any Tranny’s that I would accept as role models.

Well… maybe Kenny everett…

I’m a Tranny, but I’m not 10 cm thick make up, I’m not high heels and short skirts/dresses (My knee hurts so I have to wear flats… which I rock pretty heartilly) I am not the tranny who had to “Grow some balls” in order to be me, I’m not as tough as old boots, I don’t feel a desperate need to pass, but rather to be accepted for who I am & when it comes down to it, at the moment within the society in which I live, mostly I will be seen as “A bloke in a dress”, and what of it? That leads us to desperate areas, we then ask “Who won the war (Second world war), the Nazi fascists or the Gangsters? Even more disturbing is the answer, Who cares, I still don’t get to have freedom due to the rampant sexism that “trolls” our society.

I got side tracked here, another line of thought I was having was, do gay people mind being called gay? Do we have the right to call them gay? and I have coloured friends and I sometimes wonder if it is ok for me to term them coloured, but with all this i have to say that I try to find out what the individual accepts/prefers, rather than determining a whole group of people through a one word description.

Do people have the right to call me a Tranny? Short answer is No. Longer answer says, try it, try talking with me, ask me how it makes me feel, show me some respect.

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