Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A Challenge

Our introduction will be out of the ordinary for many of you. You may have never met a transgender person before and it is even more unlikely that you have met a couple one of whom is transgender. One of us was born with female genitalia and a female identity the other was born with male genitalia and a female identity. One of our goals is to share some of our lives with you in hopes that you will become more knowledgeable about people who are transgender and the people who love them.

We know that many people see being transgender as a sin, an abomination or "of the devil." Our challenge to you is to listen to the stories of transgender people. Get to know a transgender person or get to know us through our posts.

The possibility exists that you may know someone who is transgender. Because of the reaction of many individuals they may choose to keep this part of their life hidden. A transgender friend says, " when you announce that you are transgender be prepared to lose your family and friends." Sadly, this is true.

We hope to share some of our lives with you in the hopes that you will know how truly ordinary we are. We are two people who love one another. We have pets. We like to garden. We go to church and sing in the choir. We have friends who come over to visit and invite us into their homes. We babysit for friends and love to play with the kids. We also have people who think we are the "spawn of satan" simply because of who we are. Take a little time and get to know us.

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