Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Their Personal Homecoming.
I don't know very much about transgender people, on my own journey to admitting who I really am, I certainly gained empathy for their issues. I used to be a little uneasy about the thought, fearful that maybe I would realize one day that I was supposed to be a woman. I think many gay men can see both sides of genders and that can be a bit confusing for a young gay man growing up. It was very shocking and to be honest, frightening for me when I began to realize that I was gay. I can't even begin to understand what it must have been like for a young person to realize that they are in the wrong body. .............................. This week a certain past Olympian took another step towards being who she really is. I was watching the news and the clip came on about a photo shoot. I was beginning to roll my eyes until I saw the pictures. I suddenly felt this person was "home" she was where she was supposed to be and I'm happy for her. No other comment, the pictures spoke their thousand words. I also have this feeling that transgender people have just been giving a gift, hopefully a gift of acceptance and understanding from the general population. My wish for the people who are still out there struggling with identity issues is that they find their own personal homecoming as well.