LGBTQ+ Pride Month: T Saechou
1. What is your lgbtq status and would you briefly explain it for those who may not be familiar.
I’m the T in LGBTQ and as far as I know, I’m the first Mien transgender woman of our ethnicity. At birth my gender marker identified me as “male” but through modern medicine and technology I have corrected that by living happily as “female” since 1997. To understand what “transgender” means you have to be capable within yourself to fully accept the fact that I am a woman now and not factor in the other fact that I was ever “male”. The closer you can reach that understanding, the better friendship we will have.
From my personal experiences. Two things I want to get across is. If your not a transgender woman yourself than you should let someone like me define the word “transgender”. I also meet people who can not differentiate between transgender and gay. The obvious answer is - people don’t ask gay men the same questions they ask transgender women...