I too am proud to be a crossdresser. I came to that decision many years ago when I realized the tranquility it brought to my life. For all the maneuvering and concealment it has entailed over the years and the unintended confusion that has precipitated, I cannot say I would choose to be rid of my crossdressing propensity and persona. While in my youth, I begged to be relieved of this compulsion, in maturity, I must acknowledge that it has brought me sanity and joy. I only hope that before my life is finished that I can believe that others in my life (all our lives) can know and believe that crossdressing is no different than any other life-defining behavior and preoccupation that enhances our existence and genuinely harms no one. The hurt that is associated with crossdressing is the byproduct of our inability to accept and love one another unconditionally.