What It's Really Like Dating as a Transgender Woman

Published: December 3, 2014

The BILERICO Project
Brynn Tannehill
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A recent episode of "True Trans" with Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace addressed how being transgender affects relationships. Laura Jane’s description of how it impacted her relationship with her wife in the first half of the episode was a very accurate portrayal of my own observations about the challenges of holding a pre-existing marriage together post-transition.

However, the second half of the episode — which dealt with dating — presented an incomplete or potentially misleading picture of what dating (or attempting to find a date) is like for transgender women.

Almost everyone interviewed about the topic was younger and lives in large metropolitan areas with significant queer communities (Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago). The reality of trying to date while transgender is far more difficult and complicated, however.

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