A.J. Lopez's Women's Rainbow
I am a trans(gender/sexual) woman, having belatedly begun my transition from male to female in 2000.
At least from early adulthood I felt I was "different" in terms of gender, but only in middle age did I find sufficient courage to begin making the changes needed for me to feel at home in society and with my own body. I started with a name change and changes in presentation, and later began hormonal therapy. I underwent genital surgery in 2008, allowing me to change my sex/gender on governmental documents to female.
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I'm a speaker and member of the board of SpeakOUT Boston, the nation's oldest LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual/Allies) speakers' bureau.
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