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Being trans and living in Tennessee right now.

 
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smith1012




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I'd like to start off with how I'm living at home with family while going to college. I will be moving out of that house when I graduate with my associates degree and finish my bachelor's in an art school in Nashville. I live in Clarksville, where the town is joined at the hip with Ft. Campbell, home of the infamous Calpernia Addams incident in the 90s.

I go to school on Ft. Campbell, and it's hard for me to get through a day of school without thinking about me being trans on base. My biggest fear is actually the bathrooms; no matter how well I think I'm passing, I'm so sure that a solider is going to kick my *ss for being in the wrong bathroom.

And even if it's kinda sorta old news, I'd like to bring up the issue with Representative Richard Floyd. Not only is unnerving for him to try to create laws banning people of one S-- from going into the other bathroom (because he doesn't like crossdressers), but he's getting away scott-free with the fact that he made the remark, "stomp a mudhole" into a transwoman for using the mens restroom, or just being near him or his family.

So now here I am, a young pre-everything trans guy, that already deals with the stigma of being a guy attracted to guys in the great American South, and now I have to deal with an ignorant man trying to create laws to overrule what I'm required to do before having SRS. I'd love to just pick up my sh*t and move to New York City but in reality, if anyone who can leave goes, there will be no one here to fight the issues when it gets rough.

It might not seem like much, but if anyone, even those who aren't in the US, can sign the petition, it'll just be one small step towards the future that the South needs.

http://www.change.org/petitions/united-states-department-of-justice-prosecute-tennessee-representative-richard-floyd-for-threats

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vermeth




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i live in DC and have seen a few trans males and females. i don't think it's a big deal and life doesn't look rough here, but then again i read stories about the hardship they go through still in such an urban city what not with the prostitution, murders, and assaults like that one where some assh*le(s) threw a MTF through a store window. sad world we live in.

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