I just turned 60. I dabbled with crossdressing on and off most of my life, but guilt and shame kept shutting it down. I have finally come to the level of self acceptance to be able to say I am transgendered and will never purge again. I remember as a teen having dreams at night that I was a girl. In the 1970’s, you didn’t tell anyone things like that. If I was a teen now, I would be transitioning.
Maybe the reason there are so many of us that are older is because back when we were teens, having feelings of wanting to be a girl would land you in trouble. We can finally come with our feelings now.