This planted the seed of gender confusion and led to my transitioning at age 42 to transgender female. In my case, I was diagnosed at age 40 with gender dysphoria and at age 50 with psychological issues due to childhood trauma. I thought my secret was safe, but my teenage uncle heard about it and felt I was fair game for taunting and sexual abuse. If not for the purple dress, I believe I would not have been abused by my uncle.
In a first for Tamil Nadu, a marriage between a man and a transwoman is set to be made official, following a recent order by the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court upholding their marriage. The couple — A. Srija, 20 and B. Arun Kumar, 23 — who got married last October at Sri Sankara Rameswarar temple in accordance with Hindu customs, approached the District Registrar Office on Monday to get their marriage registered, and are likely to receive their marriage certificate soon. Following their wedding, the couple had to overcome legal and bureaucratic hurdles to get it registered, as the Sub-Registrar refused to issue a marriage certificate, citing lack of provisions in existing norms to formalise a cis-transgender marriage.
We know this: nothing new. However, an important lesson is not to force your man to lie. In that instance?
I met my wife at the beginning of college. It was late summer. The heat was inescapable. Having grown up in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado, I had become accustomed to a certain sort of heat.