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10:17 AM on 05/14/12 
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My name is Madison. I'm transgender. I'm almost 25, and have been "out" for almost two years now. I live in Tampa, FL - and in my high school years, I saw Against Me! tons of times and was a huge fan. This news just hit me with such amazing force that I felt the need to share how I feel. Mad support to Laura Jane Grace.

I made a video about how I relate to her situation in life, which you can check out below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGVCA_WmJag
10:21 AM on 05/14/12 
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Reserving first post if I decide to be an asshole at some point today.
10:30 AM on 05/14/12 
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Cheers to both of you.
11:09 AM on 05/14/12 
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My name is Madison. I'm transgender. I'm almost 25, and have been "out" for almost two years now. I live in Tampa, FL - and in my high school years, I saw Against Me! tons of times and was a huge fan. This news just hit me with such amazing force that I felt the need to share how I feel. Mad support to Laura Jane Grace.

I made a video about how I relate to her situation in life, which you can check out below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGVCA_WmJag


about 5 minutes in to the video right now. nothing but respect and support for being so vocal about it and living life how YOU want to! thanks for sharing your story!
11:14 AM on 05/14/12 
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that's good.
11:15 AM on 05/14/12 
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about 5 minutes in to the video right now. nothing but respect and support for being so vocal about it and living life how YOU want to! thanks for sharing your story!

Thanks!!


Thank you, and OMG SUCH A CUTE PUP!!!
11:22 AM on 05/14/12 
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Reserving first post if I decide to be an asshole at some point today.

God dammit you stole my prime 'being an asshole' post real estate.
11:54 AM on 05/14/12 
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God dammit you stole my prime 'being an asshole' post real estate.

I'm willing to let it go if the price is right.
12:07 PM on 05/14/12 
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Interesting.
12:09 PM on 05/14/12 
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I'm sorry but I've never understood this shit. "But, this is who I really am!!" Oh, really? You have a dick. You're not a woman.

Is this a modern phenomenon? If I had to make a quick thesis I would attribute it to the pervasive media and advertising in culture today. Shit fucks with your head.
12:24 PM on 05/14/12 
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^ Yeah, no. Shush now.
12:33 PM on 05/14/12 
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I'm sorry but I've never understood this shit. "But, this is who I really am!!" Oh, really? You have a dick. You're not a woman.

Is this a modern phenomenon? If I had to make a quick thesis I would attribute it to the pervasive media and advertising in culture today. Shit fucks with your head.

Congratulations you get my "lolwut?' of the the day. It's not a new phenomenon. gender reassignment surgery is new, but the actual feeling like you are in the wrong body is not. There are several recorded cases in Ancient Greece, and many cases go unrecorded just like the misconception that Homosexuality is a new thing because they didn't keep written records of such things.
12:34 PM on 05/14/12 
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I'm sorry but I've never understood this shit. "But, this is who I really am!!" Oh, really? You have a dick. You're not a woman.

Is this a modern phenomenon? If I had to make a quick thesis I would attribute it to the pervasive media and advertising in culture today. Shit fucks with your head.

It is not a modern phenomenon. Though I couldn't tell you all about the history of transgender people myself, I did do a quick google search and this was one of the first links to come up: http://www.transgenderzone.com/features/timeline.htm - I didn't go through and verify all of the information though, but it might be interesting to do at some point.

I would attribute the thought process of it being a modern phenomenon, though, to the amount of people who are coming out in this day and age - which I would attribute to the tolerance level of society being what it is today. Scanning through that history, there were certain times when people were being murdered for cross-dressing.

Honestly, I don't think that you have to understand it. I can understand how, as a cis-gender person, it would be hard to understand as it's something that you have never had to deal with. The only thing I can hope for is for people to just respect me for who I am, so that I can give the same respect back.
12:38 PM on 05/14/12 
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Don't you find it weird that you still look 100% like a man?

You look like some scene kid I know.

I find it weird that you're mean on the internet. /sarcasm
12:44 PM on 05/14/12 
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I'm sorry but I've never understood this shit. "But, this is who I really am!!" Oh, really? You have a dick. You're not a woman.

Is this a modern phenomenon? If I had to make a quick thesis I would attribute it to the pervasive media and advertising in culture today. Shit fucks with your head.
Wow no. Stop that. Hush.



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