Glad you could join us!
Instead of biological, people often use AMAB (assigned male at birth) and AFAB (assigned female at birth). That defines how we are born and if nothing happens after that, the description remains. If someone transitions, socially or physically, then that becomes a modifier. Otherwise, if you say transgender woman for example, it is built in that you were originally AMAB.
The thing to remember here is that our sexuality and gender identity are innate. This is why conversion therapy doesn’t work. Back in 2014 9 leaders and/or founders of ex-gay organizations put out an open letter describing how they now feel that the “therapy” did more harm than good. Since then, many others have signed on in agreement. You can find the text of the letter here:
There is a faction that continues to say the our sexuality and gender identity are “a choice”. The only choice that exists is whether or not to live a lie, but living a lie haunts us So Much worse. That’s what people don’t want to understand.
Also, thanks for filling out your Profile page so thoroughly. I often have to remind people to do that as many only fill in 1/4 to 1/3 of it. It is a great help for people understanding how your journey has gone so far and what’s ahead…