Thank you for your support and kind words. Ironic you should say that. I agree 100% – nobody deserves to be treated like that.
When I came to CDH 2+ years ago I considered myself a crossdresser. The support I got helped me discover who I really am. I now consider myself trans and have started to medically transition. I haven’t encountered any issues with other members based on my gender identity or sexuality. Honestly, I wouldn’t be where I am without CDH. I have no reason to expect any member will turn on me because I’m transitioning. If that happens it’ll be dealt with swiftly.
I know there have been some messy discussions lately, which I assume you’ve been part of. It’s beyond me why anyone would single you out because of your trans identity. As I said before, that hasn’t been my experience at all. Differences of opinion can usually be resolved when both parties are willing to listen. It troubles me that you feel CDH is not a safe space. Obviously you stick around despite the adversity, and I applaud you for that. I would respectfully offer that you work with the ambassadors to identify and resolve the root cause of your issues. You should have the same safe space the rest of us have. We may be on different journeys, but we’re all in this together.
Regarding my recent issue at TGH, I tried to delicately tiptoe through a political minefield. I learned an important lesson – it’s not possible. I would prefer to build bridges with the people I disagree with. That means I have to be better at tailoring my message for everyone in the audience.