Visible Bodies: Transgender Narratives Retold

San Diego is helping rewrite the way stories about transgender people are told, through an exhibit of more than 30 portraits of people in the local transgender community.

BY Advocate.com Editors

August 05 2013 5:00 AM ET

Katie
Yep, it's true. I am a 49-year-old, polyamorous transsexual lesbian whose kids still call her "Dad."

In the old days, I used to fantasize about lesbian sex. I'd imagine something like a dozen beautiful women, no clothes, their skin glistening with coconut oil, their smooth bodies sliding across mine....

Wait, that's not a fantasy. That was my last birthday party.

My real life sex life is way better than anything I could have fantasized. It includes multiple partners, tantric rituals, sex parties, and true love. I've also had relationship problems, heartache, and killer scheduling issues.

When I began my transition, I assumed my sex life would be over. I asked myself, “What woman would want me when she could have a ‘real’ woman?”

For a while, each new encounter was validation, proving that some women do, in fact, want me. Only a few months ago, I realized that the question I asked myself was flawed. When a woman is with me, she is having a real woman.

Katie Anne Holton, age 49
Gender Identity: transsexual woman
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Tags: Transgender

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