Since my last post, I have been inundated with questions about Christine and her journey to womanhood. Everyone is eagerly waiting for part 2. I am always asked: “Is part 2 available yet?” but I have also been asked many times about being transgender and what it means. Many people have said and asked: “Christopher said he is not gay, but he is attracted to men, right? Does that not make him gay?” and loads more in the same vein.
Christine and I have discussed this many times and understand people’s confusion. So while we were writing up part 2 of her story, we decided that a little explanation of being transgender and transsexual is needed. Just to clarify for many out there what it means so that they can have a better understand before reading about her journey of discovery into womanhood.
This confusion is typical as transgender, and transsexual does not fit any conventional and known gender and sexual constraints. Christine spent many hours explaining this to me, as it was tough for me to break through the mental barrier of seeing gender and sex outside of its linear norms. So I completely understand many of you out there asking these questions, they are no different to the ones I asked Christine over and over again.
Christine and I spent many hours discussing how we were going to explain this without getting too technical or entering the realm of psychology and psychiatry – both fields we are not qualified to touch. Christine came upon a video that explains it perfectly, and I have attached it to this post. Please watch it, as we both believe it gives a thorough explanation and leaves you with a better understanding, as well as arm you with enough knowledge to form a better opinion. It is not a long video, so I encourage you to take a few minutes to watch it; it is worth it.