Is the reflection I see in the mirror who I am, or just the taxi that carries "me" around? As a TG journalist for a host of magazines I have explored this and many other ideas along the detour that has become my life. Being transgender is by far the most confused, conflicted, distracting and yet amazing journey I have ever encountered thus far.
It didn't seem that long ago that transgender women were a novelty: "wow, she is gorgeous, can you believe she was once a man?" But with time novelties fade into everyday ho-hum. But there is now a rise in visibility and, there is a rise in the dialogue in support and against.
Pride is a time when we come together with the larger LGBTQ community to celebrate us. While onlookers think we're flaunting our deviance, we're actually celebrating being free to be who we are. Here is a list of where the best pride events are happening.