Depression Be Gone- How My First Step...

Depression Be Gone- How My First Step In My Gender Change Altered My Life

There are 11 comments on the lezgetreal.com story from Sep 6, 2010, titled Depression Be Gone- How My First Step In My Gender Change Altered My Life. In it, lezgetreal.com reports that:

Today is Labor Day, and as anyone who follows the news cycle knows, unless there is something huge happening, the news tends to be pretty quiet. I thought I would take the opportunity to write about my personal experiences since my surgery on 17 August. I have already written one piece since I had the surgery, but I figured that I would discuss something a bit broader and a bit more salient to how things are going.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at lezgetreal.com.

Oelund Fairking

Medford, OR

#5 Sep 6, 2010
Herman wrote:
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I'm a little depressed cause I have to go back to work tomorrow but I would not even consider having my gonads cut off just beacuse I'm depressed...but then again, I'm not a queer either.
Perhaps you should actually grow a pair before you start talking about what you'd do with them

“Indeed, I am!”

Since: Feb 09

As if it mattered . . .

#6 Sep 6, 2010
Depression and anxiety are symptoms of GID. Trans people undergo gender transitions to relieve the GID which then relieves the depression and anxiety.

Perhaps a certain number of previous posters would be well served to review their reading comprehension exercises from the last grade of school they attended. it seems it didn't take the first time.

Since: Apr 10

Denver, CO

#8 Sep 7, 2010
Emelye Waldherr wrote:
Depression and anxiety are symptoms of GID. Trans people undergo gender transitions to relieve the GID which then relieves the depression and anxiety.
Perhaps a certain number of previous posters would be well served to review their reading comprehension exercises from the last grade of school they attended. it seems it didn't take the first time.
You know as well as I do that they are stuck in their beleafs to hell with the facts. Im not even going to try as they are 1. too stupid to even comprehend anything they read about things. 2. wouldnt even attempt to read it anyway. 3. they are bigots and will never change

“Indeed, I am!”

Since: Feb 09

As if it mattered . . .

#9 Sep 7, 2010
Yeah. Ya know, I usually try to give people the benefit of the doubt but, ya know, I have to say you're probably right. The education will probably be lost on these mooks but might well take hold with others who are not posting and might have a more open mind.

“I Support Equality”

Since: Jun 07

Beaverton, OR

#10 Sep 7, 2010
Yes, but keep in mind the number of people that are reading these posts and never post anything themselves. These are the people that we are really educating. They also see the illogical statements coming from the trolls. Also, as has been said many times before, GID and homosexuality are not related issues. Just because we stand up for our gay friends does not mean we are gay. In some instances we are but it is not a given.

Since: Apr 10

Denver, CO

#11 Sep 7, 2010
Pgetty wrote:
Yes, but keep in mind the number of people that are reading these posts and never post anything themselves. These are the people that we are really educating. They also see the illogical statements coming from the trolls. Also, as has been said many times before, GID and homosexuality are not related issues. Just because we stand up for our gay friends does not mean we are gay. In some instances we are but it is not a given.
True Im just getting tired of trying I spend alot of my free time on a TG support and suicide prevention site where I am a suicide prevention specilist and a Supervisor on the site, fixing the damage done by people like the ones I spoke of on my last post. I deal with kids who have been kicked out of the house when they came out, i deal with people who lost their family and friends, job, everything when they came out, why because people dont get the facts and go on the false teachings they got and do things like discrimnate agenst LGBT. I will always have the knowlage that I save lives and the bigots we see on here help destroy lives.

“I Support Equality”

Since: Jun 07

Beaverton, OR

#12 Sep 7, 2010
JessicaDawn wrote:
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True Im just getting tired of trying I spend alot of my free time on a TG support and suicide prevention site where I am a suicide prevention specilist and a Supervisor on the site, fixing the damage done by people like the ones I spoke of on my last post. I deal with kids who have been kicked out of the house when they came out, i deal with people who lost their family and friends, job, everything when they came out, why because people dont get the facts and go on the false teachings they got and do things like discrimnate agenst LGBT. I will always have the knowlage that I save lives and the bigots we see on here help destroy lives.


And you have my support and gratitude.
Erik

United States

#13 Sep 7, 2010
People are who they are, let them do what they want to do, it's not your life so stay out out of it okay! And if you support great if you don't shut up really nobody wants to take their time to listen to your dumb bullshit keep your comments to your self we don't make fun of you for being heterosexual do we no so leave people alone or get a life, if all you do is make fun of people you will not ge far in life so try getting a new hobbie and grow up okay!

Sei

Since: Nov 08

Rutland, VT

#14 Sep 7, 2010
JessicaDawn wrote:
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True Im just getting tired of trying I spend alot of my free time on a TG support and suicide prevention site where I am a suicide prevention specilist and a Supervisor on the site, fixing the damage done by people like the ones I spoke of on my last post. I deal with kids who have been kicked out of the house when they came out, i deal with people who lost their family and friends, job, everything when they came out, why because people dont get the facts and go on the false teachings they got and do things like discrimnate agenst LGBT. I will always have the knowlage that I save lives and the bigots we see on here help destroy lives.
Jessica,

Thank you for the work you do. I am hoping that some of what I write will help others, and hopefully educate people into understanding what this process can be like. I have considered myself very lucky in that my family has supported me every step of the way. It was not easy for my parents to accept, but they loved me no matter what. To that end, I included my parents and my sister in my transition. I laid out a couple of options for names, and we all discussed them. Ultimately, the choice was for Bridgette Pauline. From clothing to makeup, to all those little things that make a woman a woman, my family has been there to help.

It has gone both ways too. While they have helped me, I have helped them adjust and I have been understanding. It took my father five years to stop calling me by my birth name. I did not get angry with him, and was patient.

I have been blessed and lucky. There has been humor in this. My mother and I cracked jokes going into the surgery suit at the hospital.

I wish all people in my situation had families like mine.

Take care

Bridgette Pauline LaVictoire

Sei

Since: Nov 08

Rutland, VT

#15 Sep 7, 2010
Pgetty wrote:
Yes, but keep in mind the number of people that are reading these posts and never post anything themselves. These are the people that we are really educating. They also see the illogical statements coming from the trolls. Also, as has been said many times before, GID and homosexuality are not related issues. Just because we stand up for our gay friends does not mean we are gay. In some instances we are but it is not a given.
I did not say this to the troll. I am lesbian. This surgery is necessary for me to fully feel both as a lesbian and a woman. Of course, I know what the response to that is 'why cut IT off if you want to be with women'. The last guy who asked me that got the reply 'why would I want to degrade myself and my lover by having sex in such a disgusting manner.' I have a very negative view of heterosexual sex.

Take care.

“I Support Equality”

Since: Jun 07

Beaverton, OR

#16 Sep 7, 2010
I totally understand as I am post-op trans myself. I know trans that are gay straight and celibate. I my self am not sure what I am. I currently have no one in my life and am not actively looking. Maybe I will find someone and maybe not. All I can say as I am very happy and will live my life as I am. I just wish every one could find happiness as much as I have.

Peace to all.

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