In May I finally came to term that I was transgendered and my wife has been great in supporting me in this. She knew I had certain behaviors when we got together. I opened up to her and let her know everything.(We got together in 1999). I did not want to ruin the potential relationship keeping this type of thing from her. The clues have been there all my life but it was not until May that I finally accepted it. I don’t belong to a support group but have communicated with another that is transgendered and it has helped me a lot. I keep flip flopping between wanting to get SRS and not, so I know it is not something that I am ready for(or may never be ready for). I have searched the archives and could not locate any related threads.
Ok now to my questions:
Have you come out at where you worked and if so, how did they react?
Have you experienced discrimination(overt or covert)?
How did you do it? Was it like “Hey Bob, how are the queues today? Oh by the way I am transgendered.”(I work at a call center) Or was it more of giving your co-workers small clues so it would not be much of a surprise?
When you discovered you were transgendered , how long did it take you to come out at work?
What would you say was the hardest part of coming out?
My manager knows but no one else. My manager was pretty cool about it and I trust him. He had questions and I did my best to answer them.
Thanks in advance and I would appreciate any further information that you could provide.