Ding, ding, ding! Two jackpots in one. Well done Carmen.
I also think your choice of how to express yourself, either CD or TG, under those circumstances was spot on. Although the reaction of staff would very likely have been the same, I can see how it would feel like there was a whole lot less explaining to do by saying “transgender”. Somehow it seems like more people have an understanding of what that means. My personal opinion is that CD/TG are very closely related anyway. It’s more a matter of degree.
Anyway, congratulations and good things for you for sharing your good fortune.