Half the time

Someone wrote…

I only live as a gay man out of convenience. I only feel like a gay man half the time; the rest of the time I’m a straight woman. Words cannot describe my pain at the thought of being trapped as one or the other the rest of my life, even though I long for the certainty that comes with a commitment.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on September 10th, 2012 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice One comment »

One Response to “Half the time”

  1. Anonymous

    You are not alone. I feel as though part of the time I am a gay man living in a female body, while the another part of the time I feel like a butch lesbian trapped inside a femme-bodied female. I’m constantly treated as a femme-female, and I only feel that way a small amount of the time. It’s tormenting. Even when I do express my identity as “genderqueer,” I still get referred to as a “straight-looking lesbian.”
    May you find peace.


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