Queermonton: Trans-Prairie Love Song

VueWeekly.com – Ted Kerr

Ever since Mrs. A was a little boy she has dreamed of getting married. She remembers growing up in Flin Flon, Manitoba, living with her mother and sister, trying on their clothes whenever they were not home, often with a vision of herself walking down the aisle in a beautiful white dress towards the man of her dreams. In her vision she couldn’t see his face, only his back.

Decades later, miles away and deep in a depression created by years of feeling trapped in the wrong body, she walked into a trans support meeting at Edmonton’s Pride Center, where she saw the back she had been walking towards all her life; when he turned around Mrs. A knew that standing before her was Mr. A.