I was about 5 when I was told in no uncertain terms that I was a boy and boys didn’t do this, that and whatever else. After that discussion I wasn’t allowed to play with the girls that I had been playing with for as long as I could remember.
I figured at some point I would most likely become a girl. Still surprised that didn’t just happen. Lol.
I was about 9 or so when I saw transsexuals on the Phil Donahue show and 20/20. Great, now I knew who and what I was and how family and society would react to me.
Fast forward 40 more years and I’m here. Society has changed, family has changed. and I am far less fearful about moving forward. I am glad to be here.