Put simply, to the straight bloke down the pub, a transgender woman is considered immediately 'undateable'.
As more transgender role models appear in the media (Caitlyn Jenner being the most obvious high profile example), and with Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne about to portray transgender artist Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl, are straight men lagging behind the rest of us in their struggle to accept the increasingly visible T in the LGBT community?
trans men, not unlike cisgender men, can identify as any sexuality, such as homosexual, gay, bisexual, pansexual, polysexual, asexual, demisexual, etc., and some trans men might consider conventional sexual orientation labels inadequate or inapplicable to them.
Transgender is an umbrella term that includes different types of gender variant people (including transsexual people).
Many trans men choose to undergo surgical or hormonal transition, or both (see sex reassignment therapy), to alter their appearance in a way that aligns with their gender identity more appropriately or alleviates gender dysphoria.
If you are a straight man, the chances are that you answered that question in the negative.
Transgender people tend to elicit reactions of discomfort, naivety, fear, and, at the most extreme end of the spectrum, outright transphobic among the heterosexual male crowd.
I was not only set on using a known donor, but I had one in mind, my good friend Chris.
Chris and I had met 10 years earlier in Texas, before either of us had met our respective husbands, and had bandied around the idea of him helping me get pregnant when the time was right, joking about the beautiful, smart, ginger baby we’d make. On principal, Mitch loved the idea of a known donor, but it wasn’t without emotional land mines.While gay marriage wasn’t yet passed in New York, let alone nationwide, we were able to have a legal ceremony because he was now legally male.We honeymooned in Greece, and started talking about having a baby. The two primary ways to obtain sperm are purchasing it from a sperm bank or getting it from a known donor—a man who donates sperm for free, either someone you already know, or meet through a search process.While some transgender men carry babies themselves or donate eggs for a partner to carry, this wasn’t something either of us wanted.But not being able to genetically father our child was a profound loss for Mitch.And how would they react if a friend or family member decided to transition?