...And I know I may be one of the only guys around here—if not THE only one—but I also mentioned this in the Introductions forum. I'm a transgender lesbian in a male body, and I really just, well, loathe it. I feel miserable in my own skin. I've always felt more like a (gay) woman than a man. And even if I'm seen here as something of an outsider, I was telling one acquaintance I made on AE how I can't help but feel like I belong here...probably sounds weird, I know. I haven't told too many people about this, 'cause it seems like an additional step further than coming out...if that makes any sense. I told my Dad about it, 'cause I usually talk to him about anything and everything, and he doesn't have a problem with it exactly, but advised me not to tell too many people that kind of thing. It was kind of discouraging...'s certainly not like he doesn't love me anymore or vice versa, but it feels kind of like I'm being told I should suppress or conceal my inner identity. There isn't a whole heck of a lot I have to say about this, except I'm just hoping to be able to meet and connect with a few friendly members on AE. Just getting started. Cheers, all.