Bai, a year-old trans man who declined to provide his given name to protect his privacy, says he met his girlfriend, Alex, through a lesbian dating app in March. Dating someone for how they see your body is not advisable for anyone — trans or cis. That was my first question — who would love me? Let them think that. My body is beautiful, and so is your love.
We lived across the street from each other, and our grandmothers were friends. I struggle terribly knowing that I am betraying her perception of me, and taking away her little girl. Since coming out at the start of this academic year, I have never been so centered and calm, and I am happy with life.