Most sites allow you to choose between only two genders, male and female.
Furthermore, there tends not to be much flexibility when it comes to stating your sexual orientation.
I was waiting until we had gotten to know each other better.”Then she pulled out “the big guns,” or perhaps I should say “gun.”“Well, I like sex! ”Some of you may find this shocking, but sadly, this kind of gender (and genitalia) policing happens to many transgender people who simply want to go out, have a fun time and meet people.
The irony, of course, was that my trans identity was not really something I was trying to keep hidden—from her, or from anyone.
We’d just met and were feeling out the situation and our interest in one another, the same way any two people do after a first date.
Brittney Remington, who is transgender, said she was about to enter a woman's change room at Victoria's Crystal Pool Sunday when staff told her she had to use the first-aid room.
Part of me is tempted to say this is universal—that everyone kind of hates it. Of course, I didn’t self-identify as a woman inside—so that part wasn’t easy.
The avid swimmer said when she first went to buy a pool pass Monday, a staff member told her city protocol allows transgender people to use whichever change rooms they identify with.