Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Trans 30 Day Challenge - Day 6

Day 6: Who was the first person you told about being trans?

Early on when I was crossdressing, before I'd realized transition was in my future, the first person I told about the feelings I felt and the fact that I was dressing as a woman sometimes was ironically a close pastor friend.

He actually sat down with me and my wife and listened to what I had to say and then tried to relate to what I was feeling as much as he could. Instead of telling me what was right or wrong in his eyes, he suggested another way of approaching the issue at the time. I remember feeling amazed about that meeting especially when comparing it to other horrendous meetings with other men from the same church.

Later on I was even more amazed when the same pastor friend continued his friendship during my transition. It seems he had experience with so-called friends judging him when his own wife divorced him in the past. Because of that, he understood that there is always another side to every story and judging others is never the answer. To this day, we don't hang out often but we have on occasion. I'm grateful for his continued friendship.


Cassidy said...

Thank you for posting these, Debra. Your pastor friend is a gem. :c)


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