"Sometimes you have to listen to your life's calling, even if it means stepping out of your comfort zone."
"What is it to be a man? What does it mean to be a woman? I think it's whatever you want."
Are we in the TG community attempting to force acceptance through highly scripted and well-staged reality shows that may or may not be representing the majority of the TG community?
I wear dresses to embrace femininity (adjective) but not to re-assign my gender to female (noun). I think that it is absurd to think that there is a rigidity to the identity of CIS and Heterosexual males and females, that for a man to wear a dress or for a woman to wear pants means they are LGBTQ.
If my son is gay, so be it. Maybe he is. Maybe he's not. Maybe he'll be a cross dresser. Maybe not. I have no control over any of it. All I can do is be supportive.
Straight people who dress up in the clothing worn by the opposite gender get a sexual charge from the act, while remaining very much heterosexual. We talk to people who enjoy cross-dressing about what it's like and how it affects their relationships.