I am not making a mistake. I am not a butch anything. Butch is a term used for lesbians, which I am not. Also, before my transition, I was not at all masculine in appearance. My biological sex will always be female, and I do not dispute that. However, I do identify as masculine and male, and as I continue to transition I will be perceived as such, and not only because of some facial hair. My shoulders have started to become broader, my neck is becoming thicker, my jawline is masculinizing, my body shape overall is become masculine due to fat redistribution. In fact, I’ve gained quite a lot of upper body strength, compared to what I had before.

While my biological sex isn’t going to change, my body is changing to conform to my gender identity.

I don’t see how this is affecting any children whatsoever. I do not go around trying to convert children into becoming trans. Either they are or they aren’t, but that’s between them, their parents, and their doctors. It’s none of my business. I’m just documenting my transition journey because there aren’t very many Gen-X transguys out there doing so and I want to shine a beacon of hope to other Gen-X transguys.

Transgender writer and author. I primarily write on LGBTQ issues, with a focus on the transgender community. http://glbalend.com/

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