Glad to have you with us and I hope that being here will be helpful as your journey continues.
I also consider myself fortunate, but for opposite reasons. I came out in 2015 at the age of 67. It wasn’t until sometime later that I realized that the vast majority of things that can happen to trans people didn’t apply to me. Now, since I am retired, I am able to have the time to be visible and a part of organizations that interest me and are doing good work. Also, when I was younger, I traveled a lot for work, domestically and internationally, and my 1st wife and I had two kids. There was precious time left over for anything else.
What you will find here is quite a unique community. Across the membership, many countries and ethnic backgrounds are represented, as well as virtually all points on the gender spectrum. In addition to trans people, there are folks here to figure out how they can support the trans people in their lives. All this provides for a richness of perspectives and thoughts. We also get a sense of the strengths and weaknesses regarding the healthcare system for trans people in different countries as well as the politics involved.
Thanks for completing your Profile page. That is very helpful as it provides a way for others to begin to know you and understand your situation. Remember that while threads eventually sink to the bottom of the pile, your page will always be readily available and can be updated at any time if something changes for you.
We have a number of members here from the UK. I encourage folks to search the member database for other members in their area and reach out. Click on Social in the menu and then Member Directory.