A Guy at Work went Trans

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There was a guy I used to work with who worked there for 20+ years. He transferred to a different plant and no one really kept in touch with him. Then a few years later he transferred back but now Richard is Rachel. He/she ended up suing the company for discrimination because the women at the plant didn't want Rachel using their locker room. Took his/her settlement money and retired
 

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I remember a few years ago one of the women in a lesbian couple here at work, (all women's lib. arts college), went trans. And I remember thinking, how does that work out for the other partner in a relationship who identifies as a lesbian, and now has a "male" partner. I guess they hadn't thought it out to far either, as they are no longer a couple, although she is still he.
 

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My wife works with a guy who wants to be recognised as a woman and she can’t stand being near him. Thing is he only does it in work and when they have a night out away from where he lives. His parents don’t know or don’t approve so he doesn’t dress as a woman where people know him and may tell them. If he seriously felt he was a woman he’d be saying fuck em this is who I am but his lack of conviction makes me think he’s either looking for attention or he’s a perv. My wife stopped going out with them for drinks because he’d turn up as a woman and follow them to the toilets. Not right in my opinion
Take a picture tell the parents you’re concerned.
 

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I come from a very liberal and progressively thinking family. So I have absolutely no issues with gender changes, homosexuality, religion, veganism, etc. The only thing I expect those people to respect is that I don’t wanna talk about it every 5 minutes. It’s okay they made their decision, but don’t expect any special treatment. Find your place and live a happy life, you don’t have to justify or explain, I’m fine with you.
I came from a not liberal or 'progressive' thinking family, and feel the same way. Huh, odd that.
 
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I have a trans story, but it's a bit different than most (or at least most I've heard). I went to school from 4th grad on with a kid I knew as Mike. He played basket ball in high school, neat kid, friendly, intelligent, etc. In early adulthood he ended up getting checked for colon cancer because he was... well... without getting too graphic, he was "bleeding". During a colonoscopy the doctor found a "tear" and they scheduled a procedure to repair it. However, during that subsequent procedure, they discovered that the tear wasn't actually a tear... it was an underdeveloped vagina. Even though externally he had guy parts, internally he also had under developed girl parts. The bleeding wasn't a sign of colon cancer. He was menstruating (so to speak). Long story short, he ended up having surgeries to "transition". I now know her as Kimberly.
 
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I also come from a liberal and progressive family. But the line was always drawn at communism/hard socialism. My parents escaped that shit under gunfire. But as far as social values go, I treat people as individuals. Yes I know a trans person. Trans from woman to man. She's fine, never talks about it. Don't know what pronoun to use because she's never brought it up. But I would call her a he if she wanted. It's confusing. I will not use made up words however....zee, zim and so on. I do have a problem with law in Canada that compels me to utter these bullshit words made up by radical ideologues as a way to control speech. Not gonna do it.
It's fine to say I don't care what people do. But I DO care when it starts infiltrating society and it's taught to children as perfectly reasonable and normal....it's by very definition NOT normal. Even more horrific is children getting hormone therapy and parents are powerless to stop it. That's the slippery slope.
 
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I have a couple of students who are transitioning from female to male. One of the soccer mom's on my kid's team has a nephew who is going the other way. I asked the soccer mom about it and the big elephant in the room for any of them is the cost of surgery as insurance doesn't cover it. Most of my co-workers seem to think it's just a fad. All I wanted to know is how to you address them so as to not sound insensitive or intolerant? I do feel a sense of sadness for the kids and their parents though.
 

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There was a trans kid who worked at our local Toys R Us until it went out of business. Late teens guy who dressed like an elderly lady - thrift shop sweaters, bad makeup, the whole bit. (S)he seemed so freaking sad, all the time. I know we should just accept everyone and not make a big deal out of those types of things, but I always left there wishing there was something I could say to help make that person feel better.
 

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The only sexual preferences, proclivities, predilections and/or orientations that I care about are my own and those of the women I date and/or would like to date. While I have my personal opinions, if it isn't illegal and isn't negatively impacting my loved ones or me, I am unlikely to give a f***.

I don't understand it, but I am quite certain that whatever the cause, it must be quite a difficult dilemma. So, I guess I am sympathetic to the individual in an unpleasant situation, but it (like all personal issues) should be kept out of the workplace.
 
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I knew a guy who transitioned about 25 years ago or so. He was a guitar player, too. He was actually a brilliant guitarist, had played every style, and was playing classical when I met him. He said it was the only thing left that really challenged him. I took a few classes with him, and actually ended up working with his wife later on. She and I were good friends. I moved out of town, and was back a few years later visiting, ran into her in the mall. She was bringing me up to date on all the stuff with her kids, and mentions that her husband is in the process of becoming a woman. It honestly weirded me out, because I knew this guy, and would never have guessed. She told me their marriage had ended, and he let it spill that he always had these feelings, and he was going through with it. So, John became Jane. When John was a young man, he owned a small plane and had a pilots license, really enjoyed it. His favorite thing in the world was playing that guitar, that’s all he could think of every minute of the day. I did some searching online last year, I found Jane on a website, now living in Florida and still teaching guitar. Jane has a plane and flies it every day. Jane also plays her guitar every day. It’s the life John always wanted, and how could it be a bad thing?
 

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Never really understood that scene.

2 chicks like each other and don't like Men.

Except the toys are all modeled after Male parts, and one of the chicks is always the butch/Guy of the relationship. So actually yeah you Do sort of like Men.


Whatever,... different strokes for different folks. But it doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
 
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I have a trans story, but it's a bit different than most (or at least most I've heard). I went to school from 4th grad on with a kid I knew as Mike. He played basket ball in high school, neat kid, friendly, intelligent, etc. In early adulthood he ended up getting checked for colon cancer because he was... well... without getting too graphic, he was "bleeding". During a colonoscopy the doctor found a "tear" and they scheduled a procedure to repair it. However, during that subsequent procedure, they discovered that the tear wasn't actually a tear... it was an underdeveloped vagina. Even though externally he had guy parts, internally he also had under developed girl parts. The bleeding wasn't a sign of colon cancer. He was menstruating (so to speak). Long story short, he ended up having surgeries to "transition". I now know her as Kimberly.
That is certainly an interesting one. Especially a displaced bung vagina. Never heard of that one before.
 


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