Upcoming interviews!

I am excited to say I have two interviews coming up on Wednesday the 22nd of October.

The first is with Andrew H, he served the air force for 2 years from 1988 to 1990.

My second is Kayla, she served in the army from 2009 to 2012.

Whats the difference??

I was asked earlier what’s the difference between transgender and homosexual. This is a good question.

Transgender is a term used for individuals who don’t identify with their assigned gender.

Sexuality is who an individual is attracted to.

It’s a fact that just because you are transgender doesn’t mean you are gay or straight. Myself being a transgender female attracted to women makes me a lesbian, not straight. Individuals do not transition to attract someone of the opposite sex, they transition because they feel that they associate closer with that gender, we’re not out to trick men/women into being attracted to us.

Example: A transwoman doesn’t “become” trans to attract a male, they are trans because they associate closer with females. It’s their sexual orientation that makes them straight or a lesbian, it’s vice versa for transmen as well.

By the numbers

~there are more than 15,000 troops in the armed services today.

~2.2 percent of transgender Americans serve in the military.

~0.9 percent of other Americans serve in the military.

~nearly 90 percent of transgender service members are male to female.

Study byTransgender Military Services Report by the Palm Center at UC-Santa Barbara

My personal transition collage