Dating a transgender

A straight-identified teen wonders if having an Ft M (female to male transgender) partner means that she is a lesbian.Figuring out your sexual orientation is complicated for a lot of people, but for someone with a transgender partner, this can raise even more questions.Everyone has their own past and everyone has their own demons. I wish more people understood that transgender men and women are people.Transgender people know exactly who they are, and nobody should be able to say anything different. I used to party all the time, and was very disconnected from my family; being in this relationship has helped me see there are people out there who’ve had it a lot harder than I ever did. Today I have a good job, stability, and a love I never thought possible, although I do feel people identify with me differently now.I love that she’s so feminine; I love her voice, her appearance, the way she carries herself, and the person she is.If you feel a connection with someone, you shouldn’t second-guess it simply because they’re different. If I’d chosen to look the other way, I never would have met Ty, and I never would have known just how much of a difference one person could make in my life.If an X sperm fertilizes an X egg, the fetus will be female.If a Y sperm fertilizes the X egg, the fetus will be male.

A few of my friends had been talking about her negatively after seeing her videos online about being a transgender woman, and I felt the urge to get to know the real her, so I reached out and sent Ty a message.Like any couple, we have our arguments, but we always bounce back.The downs are mostly when Ty’s feeling self-conscious; I feel bad that I can’t help her, and that’s when we get frustrated at each other.We would love to adopt, because I was adopted myself.Being adopted has made me a lot more accepting of people’s differences.As a teen with a Ft M (female to male transgender) writes,"I just turned 18 a couple days ago. Here’s the thing, sexual orientation tends to line up with the gender of the person that you are attracted to not with their biological sex.

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