I’ve been neglecting my web site for a while and I am sorry about that… Busy time this holiday season, but this time of the year tends to bring out more of the depression in people one emotion also tends to bring out other emotions and opinions – even those people want to try and keep hidden.
I keep tabs on Twitter and Facebook and other sites to stay informed and I always seem to find ignorance – especially about the transgender community. You notice I said the transgender community and not the entire LGBTQ community. The main reason is that the LGB portion of the community has become more accepted. Why not the Transgender?
I follow someone on Twitter who described a perfect example of ignorance that just bothered the hell out of me. If we have to use labels fine, but make sure you understand the label FIRST. Don’t make assumptions without understanding.
We all want to be happy. Well most of us anyway. That happiness is different for each person, but the perception to most of the ignorant is that happiness is based on a static number of items… Home, Family and Money. Transgender persons want the same things, but the road to happiness is not based on static items.
The biggest challenge of course is CHANGE. If we met someone for the first time and never knew they were transgender, we probably wouldn’t question, suspect or even care; but when we know the person and the changes begin to take affect, the fear and perception of the visible image brings out some very difficult and unwarranted feelings. This is unfortunate and forces many in the Transgender community into hiding or worse to give up. It is the strongest in the community we look up to and admire and rely on for answers and support.
Transgender does NOT equal gay, lesbian, drag queen, queer or any other label you can think of. Transgender actually equals PEOPLE! People who laugh, cry and love like all of us and choose to be happy like most of us. The focus on the physical attributes makes you an ignorant bigot – no different from those who expressed their bigotry about other races and other genders – we don’t live in the 1900’s anymore.
To those who do not understand or fear these great people… GROW THE FUCK UP AND REMEMBER THEY ARE PEOPLE TOO!
My Perfect Partner
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A couple struggling to make ends meet is taking its toll on their relationship. As a result they decide to separate for a while to try and get their careers on track, but while Brenda’s career is moving up, Jim’s is spiraling down the drain. His frustration and extended time off lands him at a goth bar where he meets Olivia, who sees something in him and tries to help him see his mistakes, by teaching him how the other half lives.
His experimentation reinvigorates Jim and his new found focus has carried over to his career as his work ethic has been noticed by his boss, his colleagues and his wife Brenda. As the two try and patch things up, Jim is very secretive about the change in him which has Brenda suspicious so she follows him and discovers his secret. Outraged and humiliated, she decides to show him just how different she can be as she forces Jim to carry out his secret fantasy into a reality he is not ready for.
Handle With Care: Collection Volume 1
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This book series tells the story of Andrew, Casey, Amy and Mike…
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Andrew is a young mail clerk trying to get ahead and move up the corporate ladder, but has a secret and that secret has been exposed. He now has to make some tough choices. Ignore the blackmailing threats and risk a promising career or give into them and risk the same thing. Find out how Andrew comes up with a third option and turns the table on his blackmailer.
Book 2: Handle with CD Care
Andrew is now Julie and flourishing in her new life working along side Casey. So much so that the company is growing at a record pace, but things are about the change. Casey’s sudden departure now leaves Julie with some tough choices to make. How does she run the company and keep her clients happy? She uses her hidden assets and what she’s learned to keep one client in particular very happy and a staff member even happier. Only this story doesn’t end happily… it ends with a cliffhanger.
Book 3: Handle with Caution: Casey’s Return
After returning from a long eventful vacation, Julie learns that her Andrew persona has been reported missing and the police suspect foul play. She now faces her worst fear and jail time if she is not careful, but the investigation is no accident and Julie must not only find out the who, but the why and bring them all to justice before her life comes to a gruesome end.