13 Mar

I am finally able to admit to myself that I am transgendered. I am slowly coming out to various very close friends about my status. So far, those I have told have been quite supportive, with one particular exception, who shall remain nameless. B has been my most ardent supporter, and I am incredibly grateful that I have her in my life.

I will not come out to some people, though I am choosing to live primarily as Janet Anne. If you can see this, you already know all of what I just wrote. What you may not know is who else does. Unless you have been told otherwise, assume that no one else knows. I will, in my own time, slowly become more open about this.

This was not an easy thing for me to admit, even to myself. It has taken many years of self examination, and frequently self-denial, for me to come to this point. From my earliest memories of recognizing the differences between girls and boys, and most especially from puberty, I felt like I was “wrong” somehow.

I believe that you each know that gender and sexual orientation are not determinate one of the other. Suffice it to say that this announcement doesn’t imply in any way that my relationship with B is changing, except to become stronger. She has been my rock through this latest phase of my development.

ETA: I have a Twitter account for Janet Anne here.


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