Searching for a transsexual community – Juliet Jacques

Settling into ‘full-time’ living, I stepped away from the places where I’d explored my gender, spending time with old friends as we intuitively worked out if my transition would affect our relationships. No longer feeling that I could only be myself in ‘safe’ spaces, I stopped going to ‘T-friendly’ mainstream gay clubs (where I was often the only T, sitting in the corner grinding my teeth as yet another musical abomination piped up), deciding that the best way to normalise my gender was to maintain as much continuity as possible with my pre-transition social life.